Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha


Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788

Transfiguration of the Lord (6th of August 2017)


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Curraha – St Andrew’s Church -

Ardcath– St Mary’s Church. Clonalvy St John the Baptist Church


Children for Baptism: The next meeting for parents who wish to have their children baptised, will take place in the Parish Centre Curraha at 8pm Thursday the 24th August and 5th of October.

Eucharistic Adoration times: Curraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, 2pm –3pm.

Ardcath times: Wednesday 10am – 11am Newcomers always welcome


Please pray for Fr. Michael McManus uncle of Margaret Oates Curraha who was laid to rest during the week. May he rest in peace.


August 12th/13th       Ministers of the Eucharistic       Ministers of the Word

Ardcath    6.30pm        Ethna O’Sullivan                            Lara McCormack & Arthur Moore
Clonalvy 10.00am        Letia Harford                                Chris Green
Curraha 11.30am         Eleanor Laffey                              Joan Phelan


Ministers of the Word/ Eucharist: If you are unable to attend on your allocated Mass please organise with another minister to cover the Mass. Thank you.


Plate Collections 29th/30th July
Ardcath/Clonalvy €390.60 Envelopes €70 Offerings €20
Curraha€300.52 Envelopes €1434 Offerings €52

Trocaire Collections: Huge thanks for your generous contributions. If you still wish to contribute please place donation in an envelope marked “Trocaire Appeal” and drop it into the basket at any Mass.  Ardcath €178.45, Clonalvy €460.35 and Curraha €914.60. Many thanks.


6th August Transfiguration of the Lord
Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm    A.V. Billy Hand and Deceased Family Members
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am     A.V. Maureen Toner A.V. Catriona McCabe
Sunday Curraha  11.30am      A.V. Kevin Morgan & Helen & Owen Brody A.V. Gerry Oates


13th August Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm   A.V. James & Mary Grehan
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am    A.V. Kieran & Kathleen Morgan and Sons Martin & Christopher.
Sunday Curraha  11.30am            Michael & Elizabeth Weldon


Monday         Curraha        9.30am           7th       No Mass                               
Tuesday         Ardcath         9.30am           8th       Special Intention
Wednesday   Ardcath        9.30am           9th       Special Intention
Thursday      Curraha        9.30am           10th     Catherine Hanvey
Friday            Ardcath        9.30am           11th     Special Intention



Cemetery Devotion Dates: 
Ardcath: Sunday   10th September Mass 2pm.

Ardcath/Clonalvy Churches and Grounds: Work has begun on painting the Railings, Gates, Bell Tower in Ardcath it is hoped weather permitting to finish in the next two weeks. Work on the heating system will also be carried out in the next few weeks. Clonalvy Church it is hoped the work on the roof will commence in the next week or two weather permitting.


Ardcath/Clonalvy Parish Weekday Mass times.  Presently the weekday Mass timetable is Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9.30am in Ardcath Church. It is proposed from September to change the weekday Masses so there will be two in Ardcath and one in Clonalvy. Suggestions as to which day in Clonalvy are welcome to Fr. Brendan. After the weekday morning Mass in Clonalvy there will be a period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This morning Mass in Clonalvy will facilitate the children of the school coming to Mass. Very positive response to the changing of one Mass to the other church in the parish of Clonalvy. Unanimously the suggestion is for the Tuesday morning Mass to go to Clonalvy. 

Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday 13 August:

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock takes place onSunday 13th August 2017and will be led by Bishop Michael Smith and the choir for the Mass is the Meath Diocesan Choir. Confessions11.00am to 5.00pm, Anointing of the Sick2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at3.00pmfollowed by Benediction, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and Blessing of Religious Objects.  If there are no buses organised from your parish or a neighbouring parish perhaps someone could organise one for the people of the locality.                                                                                          

Knock Novena and Preparation Programme for World Meeting of Families 2018.      21 August 2017 The World Meeting of Families 2018 invites you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, which will take place at the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, on Monday 21st August 2017, the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady. The WMOF2018 Official Prayer will be announced on this occasion. This day of celebration will include the celebration of the Eucharist, workshops and faith and fun activities for all the family. The WMOF2018 Icon will be presented at Mass in the Basilica at3.00pm and then begin its journey around the Dioceses of Ireland.

Our 17th annual pilgrimage from  the Diocese of Meath to the Holy Land in association with MAP Travel,  led by Fr. Gerry MacCormack, Sr. Consilio Rock and Fr. Dwayne Gavin takes place from16th - 24th April 2018. Special early booking offer of €1595 for all bookings beforeJuly 1st  2017with MAP Travel, 36.Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, phone 01 8783111 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Irish Hospice Foundation: Handbag sale followed by a wine, cheese and chocolate reception in the Snailbox on Friday the 11 August at 8.30. There will also be a raffle for some super prizes.Your support would be very welcome.

Curraha GAA: 'A' league: Monday 7th august at 6pm in Curraha: Curraha v Meath Hill.
Curraha GAA Development Draw: A chance to win a Ford Fiesta Zetac car, €2,000 cash or a €1,000 shopping voucher. €10 per amount of tickets available. First draw in available now from committee or contact Cecil Brennan (0862445247) for further details.

Curraha Lotto results 31st July 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 1-10-14-24   There were 1 match 3 winner Ciara McDonnell who wins €100.00 The Jackpot is now at €2500.00 and the next draw will take place in Swans.

St. Vincent's Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 12, 20 & 36. Monthly draw names were Leo & Patricia Collins & Gerard Caffrey. July's Monthly €200 winner is Gerard Caffrey. Next week's jackpot €2100.00.