Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha

TwFr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Sixth Sunday of Easter  (21st May 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.

May 27th/28th    Ministers of the Eucharistic          Ministers of the Word
Ardcath  6.30pm   Patricia Fox                                     Joan Caffrey & Andy Cromwell
Clonalvy 10.00am Patricia Harford                               Cathal Caffrey
Curraha 11.30am  Margaret Nugent                             Paul O’Connor


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 13th/14th May
Ardcath/Clonalvy €418.49 Envelopes €100 Offerings €0
Curraha€328.14 Envelopes €142 Offerings €25

Annual Parish Insurance was paid last week, the premium for Ardcath/Clonalvy was €4867.80 and for Curraha €4017.16 (It’s worth noting in Ardcath/Clonalvy it accounts 11/12 weeks collection and in Curraha 10/11 weeks).


21st May Sixth Sunday of Easter
Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm    A.V. Paul & Kathleen Gogan A.V. Richard Dunne
                                            A.V. Margaret Dunne 
A.V. Patrick Madden &
                                            Dec Family Members
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am     People of the Parish
Sunday Curraha  11.30am      M.M. Phil Flanagan A.V. Pat Reilly
                                            A.V. Liam Tolan, A.V. Joan Tolan, Joseph Kelly
                                            A.V. Rita Martin & Moira Edwards


28th May Ascension of The Lord
Ardcath Vigil     6.30pm        A.V. Dermot Dowling & Deceased Family Members  A.V. Sonny
                                          Arnold & Deceased Family Members
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am   Special Intention
Sunday Curraha  11.30am   A.V. Ann Callaghan & Deceased Family Members
                                         A.V. Aidan Cleary       A.V. Tom King
                                         A.V. Peter & Elizabeth Blake & Mary & John Bissett


Monday         Curraha     9.30am           22nd     Special Intention                            
Tuesday         Ardcath     9.30am           23rd     People of the Parish
Wednesday   Ardcath      9.30am           24th     Sick of the Parish
Thursday      Curraha      9.30am           25th     Special Intention
Friday          Ardcath       9.30am           26th     Special Intention



Trocaire Boxes: Please return your Trocaire boxes as soon as you can at any mass.

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.


Ardcath/Clonalvy Church work has been completed on the sound system in Clonalvy Church and the work on the one in Ardcath is now completed. Roof projects still to be done.

Retreat Day for young adults (18-40) Married life? Priesthood, Single Life, Religious Life? A time for conversation and reflection about how Jesus is calling you. Takes place on Saturday 17th June from 9.30am to 5pm in Dalgan Park, Navan. Please contact any of the following Fr.Joe Campbell 086-6036506 John Howard 087-2478519 or Sr. Una Kearney 090-6481666 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Laffey Lyme FundCAKE SALE –SUNDAY28TH– PARISH HALL CURRAHA  We would like to invite you all to support our Cake Salenext Sunday after 11.30am Mass. As you know both Clodagh and Siobhan Laffey continue to suffer poor health due to Lyme disease. As a result they need to travel to a German specialist clinic for a 3 month period. This cake sale is to kick off a series of fund raising events and to send the girls our best wishes before they leave on the 4thof June. Please pass on the word. Any queries please call/text Annette O’Hanrahan 087-2367651.

Family Fun Day Sunday 28th May 12.30-4.30pm This fundraiser is being organised by the Parent’s Association of both schools,  in aid of St Andrew’s N.S. Curraha and St Patrick’s N.S. Ardcath . Venue is Cushinstown A.C. Parent/Teacher Tug of War, Fancy dress relay, Inter-School races, The Water Challenge and lots more. Fun day will be had by all so keep the date free.

Parish volunteers: Our parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha run smoothly, thanks in no small way to the many of you who volunteer in various ways.  We are currently looking for more volunteers to assist and enhance the fabulous work already being done.  We are asking you to consider volunteering  in any of the following areas,  Children/adults choir, church collectors, children liturgy group, church cleaning, baptism facilitator, counting team, minister of Word or Eucharist, parish safeguarding representative, facilitator of liturgy of the Eucharist , etc and on the weekend of May 13th & 14th there will be an opportunity for you to sign up. More information to follow.

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.


St Oliver's Pilgrim Walk is organised by the Knights of St Columbanus and involves a pilgrim walk around Drogheda's 7 beautiful churches (3.2Km) . It takes place this year onFriday May 26th and Saturday May 27thstarting at Our Lady of Lourdes Church via, St Peter's Church of Ireland, Augustinian Church, St Mary's, Holy Family Church, St Mary Magdalene's Dominican Church and finishing at St Peter's Church where the Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett and his holy relics are located.

Pilgrims can complete the walk on either day between10.30 am and 4.30 pmor can be completed over the two days. Enjoy a walk around the historic town of Drogheda with the Boyne Valley and the many Christian Heritage sites of the Boyne Valley located nearby

Curraha Lotto results 15th May 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 5-9-13-18.   There was one match 3 winner who wins €100.00 Berlo O’Connor. The Jackpot is now at €1300.00 and the next draw will take place in The Becks.

St. Vincent's Windfall not won numbers drawn were 8-22-24. Names drawn for May draw were Nicholas and Patricia Mc Gill and Joey Cromwell. Next week's jackpot is €4400.00.