Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Second Sunday of Advent (9th December 2018) 
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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 10th January 2019.

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

Dec 15th/16th        Ministers of the Eucharistic               Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm         Imelda Andrews                                  Joan Caffrey & Andy Cromwell
Clonalvy 10.00am      Leita Harford                                       Cathal Caffrey
Curraha 11.30am       Frances Duffy                                      Michael Weldon

Church Collections 1st/2nd Dec
Envelopes Ardcath/Clonalvy €125 Offerings €20
Envelopes Curraha €95 Offerings €85
Plate: 6.30pm €137.15 10am €150.01 11.30am €433.19

9th December Second Sunday of Advent
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Paddy Brown A.V. Alice Reynolds
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Sean & Tommy O’Brien
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Kathleen Bolger Special Intention

Monday Curraha 9.30am 10th Deirdre O’Reilly
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 11th Johnny Andrews
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 12th James & Mary Keogh & DFM
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 13th Lillyan Dylan
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 14th Parish list of the dead.

16th December Third Sunday of Advent
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Noel Crooke
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Johnny Andrews A.V. Pat, Ann & Helena Reynolds DFM
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Patrick Devaney King Family deceased members

Masses for the 25th December, Christmas Day
Monday: Christmas Eve, Family Mass Curraha 5.00pm - Ardcath 7.00pm Tuesday: Christmas Day, Clonalvy 10.00am - Curraha 11.30am

You know that feeling of waiting for something or someone? It is a feeling of excitement or maybe anxiety. For most people, waiting is not a very popular pastime, it can be seen as a waste of time. If we allow it to, waiting can be a creative time, a time of high alert, where we may even be more aware of ourselves. Our senses are heightened especially when we are waiting for important news or results or waiting on a loved on to call or to arrive. Waiting is not always seen as a good thing but it can be a time for growth. And so, we enter into the season of waiting: Advent. The Gospel reminds us to be alert and use this time to prepare. What will our preparations be life? God is with us in many different ways, trying to catch our attention in the midst of our busy days. As we fight our way through the queues in the coming weeks, can we use 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 20 minutes… to stop, be still, to ask God to enter into our hearts and lives once more.

Mass Schedule: At present we have a Mass every day of the week between our two parishes. From 1st January 2019, there will be no Mass on Wednesday mornings, except in case of a funeral.   Mass is available on Wednesday mornings in St Mary’s Drogheda 8.00am, Holy Family 10.00am, Bellewstown 9am, Duleek 10.00am, Ashbourne 10.00am,  Ratoath 9.45am.   As is the situation in many parishes nowadays, if a funeral is scheduled for a particular week morning, the scheduled Mass will be cancelled that day. If there is an intention, it will be said at the next available Mass in that church or at another date that is suitable to the person/family who have requested the intention.

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

Directives from the Diocese of Meath for Celebration of  Funeral& Wedding Masses.
In our Parish according to Diocesan guidelines, Eulogies are not part of the Funeral Mass;   an option for a eulogy to take place is in the Funeral Home or in the Cemetery, after the burial.  Like in all celebrations of the Eucharist, Readings at the Mass must be taken from the Bible(Lectionary). Sacred Music or Hymns are only permitted  during the celebration of the Eucharistic be it at a funeral or wedding Mass.

Curraha Lotto results 3rd December 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 1-5-23-25 There were no winners of the match three which will be €300.00. The Jackpot next week is €2500.00. The next draw will take place in The Becks.

Ardcath Windfall.  Numbers drawn were 22, 25, 31. Names drawn for monthly draw were Ellen Byrne and Brian O'Toole. Next week's jackpot is €2650.00. St. Vincent’s GFC AGM will take place on Tuesday 18th of December in St. Patrick’s N.S Ardcath at 8pm. All welcome.