Parish Bulletin

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Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
The Most Holy Trinity  (11th June 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 1st June 2017 and 13th July 2017.

Eucharistic Adoration times:

Curraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, 2pm –3pm.

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

June 17
th/18th      Ministers of the Eucharistic Ministers of the Word

Ardcath    6.30pm Liz Gough Eilish Behan & Ann McNally

Clonalvy 10.00am Margaret Andrews Chris Green

Curraha 11.30am Claire O’Connor Frances Duffy


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 3rd/4th June                 
Ardcath/Clonalvy €452.13 Envelopes €150 Offerings €120

Curraha€353.59 Envelopes €170 Offerings €170


11th June The Most Holy Trinity

Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Leo Kielty

Sunday Clonalvy   10.00am A.V. Cormac Crooke

Sunday Curraha   11.30am A.V. Joe & Agnes Gibney A.V. Ann Canning


18th June Corpus Christi

Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm

Sunday Clonalvy    10.00am

Sunday Curraha    11.30am A.V. Patrick Wall & Laycock Family A.V. Leo Martin

Birthday Remembrance Aidan Keogh


Monday Curraha 9.30am12thJohn Murray

Tuesday Ardcath 9.30am13th   Special Intention

WednesdayArdcath        9.30am14th Special Intention

ThursdayCurraha 9.30am 15th Special Intention

FridayArdcath         9.30am16th 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.


We know Lord, that there can be no peace without justice. Bless the world with justice.

We Know Lord, that peace is a gift that you alone can give.

We know Lord, that justice and peace in the world seem at times a long way off.

Bless the world with enduring hope.    Amen.


Vocation Retreat Day - ‘Come Holy Spirit'

A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday June 17 from 9:30 am - 5pm. The day will revolve around conversation and reflection on the Priesthood, Married Life, Religious Life and Single Life and include Prayer of the Church, Eucharistic Adoration, discernment talks, testimonies, an opportunity for confession and the celebration of Mass. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the following - Fr. Joe Campbell (086 603 6506), John Howard (087 247 8519) Sr. Una Kearney (090 648 1666) or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks.


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 from 21 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 programme, as well as Garda vetting and screening process in line with WMOF2018 safeguarding policies.


Lough Derg - Three Day Pilgrimages:

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1st June until 13th August.

No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm, 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


Duleek Fair Weekend takes place on July 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 the Sunday is 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. 


Cloghertown United/Clonalvy School are holding and Open Sports Day on Sunday the 25th of June at 1pm Admission €5 per adult children free. Venue Cloghertown United Football grounds.


Curraha Lotto results 5th June 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were

6-22-23-24.   There were two match 3 winners SFC and Noel Connor who win €50 each. The Jackpot is now at €1600.00 and the next draw will take place in The Becks.


St. Vincent's Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 18, 27, 32. Names drawn for June draw were Eddie Donnelly and Stanley Bownes. Next week’s jackpot is €1400.00. 


Pre-signed Mass cards; the government brought in rules (Charities Act 2009) to stop the selling of pre-signed  Mass cards in  shops. Sadly these laws are been ignore by some. In our Parish when a mass card is signed, be it a mass for the deceased, get well mass, or a special intention the date in which the mass is been offered is written on the card and is also published in our bulletin.  This assures the person getting the mass and the family or person receiving it, if so desired, can attend or at least they know when it been offered and where. Cards for signing are available in each of our Churches and the Parochial House.

Graveyards: Our cemeteries have always been a place of sanctuary for our departed loved ones. In our parish the standard of care to our graves is extremely high and this is a great credit to all the families. Sadly more and more it is been brought to our attention that items have been taken from the graves this is extremely upsetting not to mention the financial cost. We ask all to be extremely vigilant and if you see anybody strange or behaving strangely please immediately contact the Garda on 01-8351515.