Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha Sunday 15th September Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
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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 on Thursday the 10th October and Thursday 21st November at 8.00pm.

Eucharistic Adoration: Clonalvy Tuesday 10am – 11am. Ardcath: Friday 10am – 11am. Curraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, Newcomers always very welcome.

Sept 21st /22nd        Ministers of the Eucharistic         Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm           Patricia Fox                                    Eilish Behan & Ann McNally
Clonalvy 10.00am        Margaret Andrews                           Brenda Fanning
Curraha 11.30am        Frances Duffy                                  Paul O’Connor

Sunday 15th of September Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm People of the Parish
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Olive Collins
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Charlie Keogh

Monday Curraha 9.30am 16th Donal Giles
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30pm 17th Birthday Rem
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 19th Kathleen Stanners
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 20th Sick of the Parishes

Sunday 22nd of September Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. James & Minnie Moore Birthday Rem Tom Adams
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. George & Patricia Kennedy A.V. James & Josephine Harford & DFM
Sunday Curraha 11.30am M.M. Carrie Bow A.V. Henry Staunton & Br. Patrick Staunton 
                                      Cormac Murrihy

On Sunday the 29th of September our Bishop Tom Deenihan will rededicate St John the Baptist Church Clonalvy at 10am Mass. All are invited to come and join in our celebration.

Confirmation for Curraha Parish 2020 will be on the 28th of February at 11am. Dates for our First Communion will follow shortly. Information on enrolement for the sacraments will in the bulletin in the next few weeks.

Office Phone: Currently the office phone is out of order we hope to have it up and running shortly. Office Hours: Tuesday 12.00 – 3.00pm and Friday 12.00 - 3.00pm

Safeguarding Children teams are in place in all of our parishes, the Church’s safeguarding children policy is available at Also there are contact numbers available in the back of all the churches, sacristies and parish properties.

The John Gough Trust is holding a once- off fundraiser on Saturday 21st of September in Donaghamore Ashbourne GAA club. Football match starts at 5pm with celebrity mentors from Meath and Dublin teams past and present. A night of entertainment follows with the fabulous Abbaesque , then an auction, raffle and DJ until late. Free entry to football. Concert tickets €30. For tickets Contact James on 086 8065171 or Declan on 087 6275182. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Any and all donations welcome - Go Fund Me: The John Gough Trust.

Former GAA star Oisin McConville will be giving a talk on gambling addiction in Duleek Courthouse on Tuesday September 17th at 7:30pm as part of the Feel Good Project. Oisin has battled with gambling addiction in the past and will be talking about his road to recovery and overcoming his addiction, as well as the impact on his family and friends.   

Hospice Coffee Morning: A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed in any way in making the Coffee Morning in Swan's Lounge on the 5th September such a huge success. When we have the final figure all of the money raised will be divided equally between The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre, and Meath Palliative Care Nurses.   Again thank you as without your support it would not have been possible.

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. Mass & Bouquet Cards are available for signing if you wish to get a mass in the parish and are available in each of our Churches sacristy’s and the Parochial House

Curraha Lotto results 09.09.19 There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 2-10-15-24. There were 4 winners of the match three numbers which who share the €100.00, DJSLT, Peter White, Denise Greene, Sandra Cooper. The Jackpot next week is €6500.00. The next draw will take place in The Becks.

Ardcath Windfall not won: Numbers drawn were 9-23-29. Names drawn for monthly draw were Arthur Moore and Keith Corrigan. Next week's jackpot will be €2350.00.

A kind word is better than the best gift
(Ecclesiasticus 7)