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Parish Newsletter 18th June 2017

Corpus Christi

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Ordination of Michael Chima
Please  see the loose insert  in this newsletter which gives details of the Ordination of Rev Michael Chima on 24th June also his first Mass.
 
Help required
Help is required on Ordination Day, 24th June to set up the prior to the Ordination and clear away after the event.  If you are able to assist with this please be at the Church for 7.00am on Saturday 24th June.
 
Parish Contacts
This Parish is in the Pastoral Care of the Claretian Missionaries and ANY Priest in the Community is able to deal with any matters that people bring to the Parish Office.  We endeavour to have a Priest on call as much as we can. 
We have recently become aware that some parishioners are unaware that it is not just the Parish Priest who is able to deal with many of the matters people are concerned with.
To help clarify who can be approached and has the authority to provide the service people need, please see the list of the various contacts displayed in the Parish Office and in the Church.    Fr Paul.
 
Holy Days of Obligation
Mass times on Holy Days of Obligation will be 12.15pm  and 7.30pm with a school mass at 9.30am open to the parish during term time.
 
The 0830 Singers
The 0830 Singers will not be singing at mass this Sunday 18th June.
 
Novena of Prayer
A Novena of prayer in preparation for the Ordination of Deacon Michael Chima cmf continues this week until 23rd June at 7.00 pm in the Church.
 
Catechesis
First Holy Communion and Confirmation Application Forms for the 2017-18 programmes will be available for collection from the Parish Office from Friday 23rd June 2017.
Please make sure you collect your Application form early before we run out of places. The closing date  to return the completed Application form back to the Parish Office is Sunday 30th July.
Father Paul is planning a spiritual retreat for catechists and parishioners. This will take place on Saturday 15th July from 10am until 5.00pm.  If you are interested please contact Daniel or Bridget in the Parish office and give them your details.                 Thank you, Daniel.
 
Eucharistic Ministers
There will be a meeting for Eucharistic Ministers on Monday 19th June at 8.00pm in the Upper Room.  All Eucharistic Ministers are requested to attend.     Thank you.
  
 With grateful thanks . . . . .
The O’Regan family would like to thank Fr John O’Byrne and all who were able to attend Con’s funeral or who sent cards.  Your prayers and messages of sympathy are a great help and very much appreciated.  Holy Mass will be offered for your intentions.
 
Altar Servers
Altar Servers rota's for June and July are available for collection from the Sacristy.
  
Calling all Cake makers
Can you help with cakes as part of the catering for Rev Michael’s Ordination.  Please bring your donation to the Parish Office on Saturday morning        Thank you.
  
Catechists Required
We are looking for parishioners willing to become a Catechist or a Catechist assistant. Please contact Daniel to find out more information about this important ministry in the Catholic Church.        Thank you.
 
Summer Fete
Thank you to all those who helped and supported the Summer Fete last weekend.  The gross profit realized was £6,831.27
Unclaimed prizes:-
Grand Draw  Third prize of £250.00
Ticket No. 0344.
Eucharistic Ministers Hamper Raffle
Blue ticket 846-850. AF2S NL51
  
Weekly Financial Information
The collection for Sunday 11th June totaled £2,751.79. 
Thank you to all those parishioners who make regular offerings to the Church by envelope, loose plate
or Bankers Standing Order. 
  
 Parish Repository
A good selection of Rosaries, Prayer books and Baptism gifts and cards are available from the Repository in the Parish Office and at the front of the Church.
 
Tea & Coffee
Tea & Coffee are served in the foyer of the Main Hall every Sunday from 9.00 am to 12 noon. An opportunity to meet friends and catch up on the week’s events.
  
 Anniversaries for this week

· Laura McCarthy
· Coleman Naughton
· Jack Rhymes
· Esther Carey
· Rita Moriarty
· Pat O’Regan

 May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest in PeaceAmen.