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Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha

Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Second Sunday of Lent (12th March 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 2nd of March and 20th April 2017.

Eucharistic Adoration timesCurraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, 2pm – 3pm. (Resumes in February)

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

Please pray for Dick Connelly and Liam Brennan who were laid to rest during the week. May they rest in peace.

March 18th/19th      Ministers of the Eucharistic             Ministers of the Word
Ardcath    6.30pm       Ann Sheridan                                    Patricia Fox & Liz Gough
Clonalvy 10.00am       Frances Whyte                                  Chris Green
Curraha 11.30am       Maureen Mooney                               Michael Laffey

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

Plate Collections  February  4th /5th               
rdcath/Clonalvy €481.16 Envelopes €80 Offerings €30
Curraha €407.65 Envelopes €210 Offerings €95

12th March Second Sunday of Lent

Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm      People of the Parish
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am        A.V. James & Josephine Harford and Dec Family Members
Sunday Curraya  11.30am         M.M. Tony Battersby  A.V. Mark Mooney                                                                             A.V. Bridget & Vincent Gargan & Sr. Christopher Gargan

19th March Third Sunday of Lent
Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm           A.V. Kathleen & Patrick Maher
Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am          
Sunday Curraha  11.30am            A.V. Christina Hamilton  A.V. Jack & Alice Plunkett


Monday         Curraha        9.30am           13th     Con Keohane                                  
Tuesday         Ardcath         9.30am           14th     Noel Campbell
Wednesday   Ardcath         9.30am           15th     Tony Battersby
Thursday      Curraha        9.30am           16th     Con Keohane
                     Ardcath        7.30pm           16th     A.V. Peter Mulvaney
Friday          Clonalvy       10.00am        17th     St Patrick’s Day
                     Curraha        11.30am        17th     St Patrick’s Day

Pioneer Lenten Challenge Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.  Make your Lenten pledge by visiting and joining online or by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative. Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being.  Go for it and make a difference to someone’s life! If you wish to sign up to the Lenten challenge, you can do so by visiting our website – – and complete the process on-line.

The Pope and the Bible for Lent The following reflection by Pope Francis is taken from his Angelus address last Sunday: “What would happen if we treated the Bible as we treat our mobile phone? If we always carried it with us, or at least a small pocket Bible, what would happen? If we went back to look for it when we forgot it, if we opened it several times a day; what would happen if we read God’s messages contained in the Bible as we read our phone messages? The comparison is clearly paradoxical, but it makes us reflect. If we had the Word of God always in our heart, no temptation would be able to estrange us from God  and no obstacle would be capable of making us deviate from the path of goodness; we would be able to overcome the daily suggestions of evil that are in us and outside us; we would be more capable of living a resurrected life according to the Spirit, receiving and loving our brothers, especially the weakest and most in need, and also our enemies”

Dates for your Diary
First Confession St Patrick’s N.S. Tuesday 14th March 7pm followed by confessions for Confirmation children, their parents, sponsors and siblings at 8pm. All are welcome.

Confirmation in Ardcath on the 22nd of March 2017 at 11am

First Communions:  Ardcath 6th  Clonalvy 7th  Curraha 13th May 2017

Curraha Rose Window (Behind Altar) As you are aware the window will be removed this week or next for a full restoration, it will be offsite in Emerald Glass workshop for a period of up to three months. Letters regarding this project will be delivered in the parish this week. Your support of this project would be very much appreciated. The Plaque from the Storm Glazing Project is now erected at the back of the church.

Ardcath ICA - Flower Arranging Classes will take place in Bennetts Ardcath commencingTuesday 14th March7-9 pm. for 4 weeks - €5 per class. Limited places available.  Book your place by contacting Anne on 087- 0649254

Free course in digital skills for people in Co Meath  You may be interested in learning how to access and use the internet but have nobody to teach you.  Now, the voluntary organisation, Third Age, Summerhill, Co Meath has been funded by the Government to offer free classes to people like you.  The Digital Skills scheme is part of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment ‘Getting Citizens Online’ programme.   

The free training course is a 10-hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week, 10 participants per course. The programme takes a helpful pace. It covers introduction to the Internet, Internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, online government services, conducting everyday transactions, online voice and video calls and use of apps. The course is designed to inspire confidence in its intended audience of non-liners, and to create opportunities for successful self-learning.  To register your interest, please phone Third Age on 046-9557766 or log on to

Curraha I C A have their next meeting which will take placeMonday 13th Marchin the Parish Centre  New members always welcome.

Curraha GAA Club:Sunday12th at2.30pmin Walterstown:  'A' League versus Walterstown. Support welcome. Training for under 8s and 10s everyFridayevening from 6.30 in Curraha Hall. We invite all children to come to learn new skills and to enjoy great fun with their friends.

 Curraha Lotto results 6th March 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 9-20-22-23 There were 4 match 3 winners who win €25 each Paddy Feehily M. Woods, DJSLT, Christine Kelly. The Jackpot is now at €9500.00 and the next draw will take place in Swans.

St. Vincent's windfall for 6th March was not won. Numbers drawn were 8-22-23. The draw winners were Ciaran Brady & Brian O’Toole. Next week's jackpot is €3,400.00.  As and from6th of March, we will no longer be giving two prizes of €20. We will be drawing two names each week to go into a draw for a monthly prize of €200.00.