Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha

Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (25th June 2017)

Parish E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  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 1st June 2017 and 13th July 2017.

Eucharistic Adoration times:
Curraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, 2pm –3pm.
Ardcath times: Wednesday 10am – 11am
Newcomers always welcome.

Please pray for Catherine Hanvey Foxboro who’s funeral took place during the week. May she rest in peace.

July  1st/2nd        Ministers of the Eucharistic    Ministers of the Word
Ardcath    6.30pm  Maire McKenna                          Jill Tuite & Richard Dunne
Clonalvy 10.00am   Letia Harford                            Anne White
Curraha 11.30am   Eleanor Laffey                           James Nugent


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 17th/18th June              
rdcath/Clonalvy €266.11 Envelopes €501 Offerings €40
Curraha€329.54 Envelopes €75 Offerings €185


25th June Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil        6.30pm           A.V. John, Angela & Paddy Brangan & D.F.M.
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am         A.V. Billy & Ita Byrne Special Intention A.V.
                                                Joseph Sheehan & Dunne Family 
A.V. Thomas &
                                               Mary Murphy & Deceased Family Member
Sunday Curraha  11.30pm         John Murphy A.V. William Flynn & Parents


2nd July Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm         A.V. Christine McNally
Sunday Clonalvy   10.00am         A.V. Annie Madden A.V. John, Hilda & Michael Adams
Sunday Curraha    11.30am         John Murphy          


Monday         Curraha        9.30am           26th     Margaret Duffy                            
Tuesday         Ardcath         9.30am           27th     Special Intention
Wednesday   Ardcath        9.30am           28th     A.V. James Murphy
Thursday      Curraha        9.30am           29th     Special Intention
Friday            Ardcath        9.30am           30th     Special Intention


Cemetery Devotion Dates: 
Piercetown Saturday 24th June Devotions 7.15pm.                                              
Clonalvy:  Sunday   25th June Devotions after 10.00 Mass (Time will be reviewed for 2018)      Curraha:  Sunday   2nd  July after 11.30am Mass, followed by Crickstown
Kilmoon: Sunday   2nd  July Devotions 3pm
Kilbrew:  Monday  3rd July Mass at 8pm.
Ardcath:  Sunday   10th September Mass 2pm.



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.


World Meeting of Families, August 2018 – how to get involved  At least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin which Pope Francis hopes to attend. This six-day festival of faith will take place from21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”  The volunteers will be part of the operational team which will organise and run what will be the largest gathering of families in the world.  Father Timothy Bartlett explained: “We are inviting women and men with a variety of gifts, skills and talents to help us.  Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles such as acting as event ambassadors, stewards, ushers, meeting and greeting guests, offering hospitality, supporting media communications and providing information, music, liturgy, medical services, pastoral support, language translation, administration, transport, photographic services, and in logistics.”

Volunteering for the World Meeting of Families  To apply to become a volunteer, whether to start with helping with the preparations in the run up to the event and/or during the five days of the event, visit  Becoming a volunteer will include a formal online volunteer application, a training program, as well as Garda vetting and screening process in line with WMOF2018 safeguarding policies.

Sum of Money found in the grounds of Ardcath Church please contact the Parish Priest.

Lough Derg - Three Day PilgrimagesYou may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1stJune until 13thAugust.  No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from10.30amuntil3:00pm, 7 days per week. There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518.  (from NI 00 35371 9861518) Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Clonalvy Open Sports and Fun DayOn Today Sunday 25th Juneat Cloghertown United Football Grounds (Paddy Mc Guinness Park) starting at1.00pm. Competitions and fun for all ages. Admission €5. Proceeds to Cloghertown United and Clonalvy School. 

Duleek Fair Weekend takes place onJuly 1st and 2nd 2017, with free family fun and entertainment for people of all ages.The deadline for securing a stall on the village green on theSundayis fast approaching, and there is only a small number available. Any local business or community group who would like a stall can ring 087 3582562, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit Duleek FairDay Meath on Facebook. Please note that stalls must be pre-booked. 

Curraha Lotto results 19th June 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 1-8-13-23   There was one match 3 winners Sparrow Creations €100.00 The Jackpot is now at €1800.00 and the next draw will take place in Swans.

St. Vincent's Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 8,19,27. Names drawn for June draw names Richard Brangan and Paddy Andrews. Next week’s jackpot is €1600.00.