HOLY HOUR SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2012 FROM 7-8PM
We are having a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction this Sunday in Killasser Church from 7-8pm. The intention for the Holy Hour is safety on the roads. We will be praying for all who travel on the roads and for all who were injured or fatally wounded in accidents.
Come and join us this weekend for the Holy Hour.
Fr. Stephen O’Mahony - Kiltimagh 086-8226405. Fr Dermot Meehan - Swinford 094-9252952
Fr. Padraic Costelloe - Foxford 094 9256131
Fr. Gerard Davey - Foxford 094-9256401
Fr. John Glynn–Tourlestrane 071- 9181105
Fr Martin Jennings - Curry 094- 9254508
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Sat 4th Feb 11am Killasser Eugene Rowley, Dromada-Joyce, Months Mind.
Sat 4th Feb 8pm Killasser Tom Rowley, Ballinacurra, Months Mind.
John & Martha Stenson, Knox
Maureen Hegarty, Creggaune, and deceased family members of the Hegarty & Meehan families
Sun 5th Feb 10am Callow Frank & Delia Thompson, Carn Hill.
Julia Fox, Birmingham and Swinford, 4th Anniversary.
Sun 5th Feb 11.30am Killasser Pat & Anne Carr, Clooncleveragh, daughter Anne and sons Patrick, Henry & Hugh
Winnie McNulty, Gurteen.
Maureen Gallagher and deceased family members of the Walsh & McGeever families.
Mon 6th Feb 10am Callow Morning Mass
Wed 8th Feb 10am Killasser Morning Mass
Thur 9th Feb 10am Callow Morning Mass
Fri 10th Feb 10am Killasser Morning Mass
Sat 11th Feb 8pm Killasser Margaret & John Marren, Fross and John jnr., Mary & baby Neil Marren
Rita Haran, Knox, Months Mind.
Sun 12th Feb 10am Callow Michael & Kate Igoe, Cullenaughton.
Anthony Monaghan, Bokeen.
Aeneas & Winifred McDonnell, Bokeen.
Sun 12th Feb 11.30am Killasser People of the Parish.
OFFERTORY PROCESSION FOR THIS WEEK:
Sat 8.00 p.m The Rowley Family (Ballinacurra) Sun 10.00 a.m. The Hughes Family (Coolegrane)
Sun 11.30 a.m. The Hanley Family (Clooncleveragh)
OFFERTORY PROCESSION FOR NEXT WEEK:
Sat 8.00 p.m The McDonnell Family (Fross) Sun 10.00 a.m. The McGowan Family (Cullenaughton)
Sun 11.30 a.m. The Tuffy Family (Dunmaynor)
OFFERTORY COLLECTION The offertory collection for the 28th/29th January amounted to €1,265. Thanks to all those who contributed to this collection.
PARISH STATISTICS 2011
Baptisms 16 baptisms -9 boys and 6 girls, 15 Infants and 1 adult, 6 in Callow Church and 10 in Killasser Church.
Weddings 18 weddings -15 from outside the Parish, 2 in Killasser Church and 16 in Callow Church.
Funerals 16 funerals – 2 in Callow Church and 14 in Killasser Church.
First Holy Communion 8 for Communion – 6 from Carramore N.S. and 2 from Killasser N.S., 3 girls and 5 boys.
Sacrament of Penance –Easter 2011 Penance Service, 54 people received the sacrament of reconciliation. Advent 2011 Penance Service, 69 people received the sacrament of reconciliation.
IMPORTANT DATES IN THE PARISH The date for Confirmation in Killasser is Saturday April 28th 2012. Thursday 15th March 2012 is the date for First Confession, it will be in the evening but the time has yet to be confirmed. The date for First Holy Communion is 13th May 2012 at 11.30am.
HOLY HOUR There will be a Holy Hour this Sunday evening the 5th February in Killasser Church from 7-8pm. We will be praying for safety on the roads and those those killed and affected by road accidents at the Holy Hour.
DO THIS IN MEMORY The next Do This in Memory will be on Sunday 26th February at 11.30am.
FINANCE COUNCIL There will be a meeting of the Finance Council after the 8pm Mass in Killasser on Saturday 4th February in the Parochial House.
NEIGHBOURHOOD MASS for the townlands in the Callow area-Culduff, Cullen, Coolcastle, Coolegrane, Graffy, Prebawn, Corley, Knockbawn, Cortoonduff and Bokeen. This neighbourhood Mass/Prayer Service will take place on Friday 24th February 2012. Please note change in date and sorry for the change.
KILLASSER NATIONAL SCHOOL WEBSITE Killasser National School now have a website, to see it please log onto www.killasserns.scoilnet.ie/blog
ALTAR SERVERS Sixteen children from the parish completed the Altar Servers training recently. The children will be commissioned by Fr. Durkan at 8.00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, 4th February and will also receive certificates. As the participation of parents is also required during the Commissioning service, I would request
that they also attend. Other family members are also very welcome.
Due to the shortage of altar servers at Callow church, we would like to establish if any other servers would like to serve at the weekly Sunday mass at 10.00 a.m. in Callow church. Please ring Margaret McGowan at 086
8567705 if your child wishes to do so. This would give children an opportunity to serve more often and in both churches in the parish. Two servers from Killasser have agreed to serve in Callow Church.
KILLASSER GROUP WATER SCHEME COMMITTEE MEETING Killasser Water Scheme’s committee meeting will take place on 22nd February at 8.30pm in Killasser Community Centre. The house meters that have been installed will be read in the next number of weeks with a view to setting a charge for the water service. People are asked to check to see if any water is being wasted at their home and land premises and rectify this if it is. Any queries please contact Marty Noone on 087 2233225.
CALLOW LAKE GROUP WATER SCHEME A few members remain in arrears regarding water maintenance charges which were due by 1st September 2011. Reminder letters will be issued shortly, which will incur a further €10 penalty. In order to avoid this additional penalty all members who have not yet paid are encouraged to do so promptly.
CALLOW CHURCH BICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS are planned for the weekend of June 29th-July 1st 2012. Please inform your relatives and friends who are away so that they can make plans to be home for that weekend.
CALLOW CHURCH ON FACEBOOK a facebook page has recently been set up for Callow Church, and can be found under the name of Callow Church Weddings. Would people who use facebook, look at this page and click like, this way all your friends will be able to see it.
SWINFORD LADIES AGM Swinford Ladies G.F.C. will hold their AGM on Friday 10th February at 8pm at Swinford amenity park. All players, members & parents from Swinford & Killasser are welcome.
CLOONACOOL GAA ANNUAL 5KM ROAD RACE Cloonacool G AA Club will hold its Annual 5Km Road Race/Jog/Walk on Sunday 12th February, commencing at Cloonacool Community Park at 12 Noon. Admission for the event is:Children €5, Adults €10, Family €20. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, for women and men; Prizes for 1st Local woman and man. Childrens' Prizes; Club GAA Prize. Shower facilities available. Refreshments served afterwards.
BOXERCISE AND KETTLEBELLS IN KILLASSER Boxercise and Kettlebell training for adult men and women in Killasser Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday between 8pm & 9pm. Fun and friendly class for all levels. Contact Pat Kirby at 087-2039160
MEN’S DEVELOPMENT GROUP Knock Councelling Service is running a Men’s Group, which will run on four consecutive Wednesday nights from Wednesday 22nd February 2012. For further information, please contact Peter Devers at 094 9375032.
WIDOWS MMETING Widows meeting on Monday 13th February at 7.00pm in Mayo North East Office, Enterprise Centre, Charlestown. All interested are welcome.
ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARTION COURSES The dates for 2012 are as follows: Feb 24th/25th, April 27th/28th, May 25th/26th, Sep 28th/29th, Nov 23rd/24th.
INTERNATIONAL THELOGY SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCED The Theology Symposium is a meeting of graduates in theology and academics to reflect on the theme “The Eucharistic Ecclesiology of Communion Fifty Years after Vatican II”. It takes place in St Patrick's College, Maynooth, from 6th until 9th June 2012, the week before The 50th International Eucharistic Congress. There will be plenary sessions, seminars and liturgies enriched by expert contributions from international scholars across the disciplines of Theology. Read more about the Symposium and book online: www.iec2012.ie/theologysymposium.
PROGRAMME FOR THE IEC This is the link for the whole programme of the International Eucharistic Congress, it is on the diocesan site. The link is http://www.achonrydiocese.org/iec2012events.pdf
THE IEC2012 ON FACEBOOK The 50th International Eucharistic Congress invites you to join the preparations to the Congress via Facebook. Through their social media, the Congress team are making available news, photos, videos, reflections, interesting links, website updates, spiritual resources and much more! Go to www.facebook.com/IEC2012 and press “like”. You are also welcome to subscribe to the IEC2012 online newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest Congress news on www.iec2012.ie/subscribe
OPPORTUNITIES TO EXHIBIT AT THE 50th INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS During the week of the Congress, the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will have an indoor exhibition spaces hosting over 100 exhibition stands as well as other exhibition areas around the RDS. These will allow commercial organisations and Church to represent themselves and offer religious goods, Irish craft products and services to thousands of pilgrims. The exhibition layout is now available and bookings are being taken by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OPERATION GABRIEL is now up and running! Thank you for your participation. If you are a member of a group and have not provided a number please forward one to ensure smooth communications. Later on, we will launch the project. Thanks for your co-operation. Fr. John.
TICKETS FOR AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE If any one going to Rome wishes to attend an audience with the Pope, I can arrange for you to get tickets. In special cases, it is possible even to meet the Holy Father in person. Please give me plenty of notice; otherwise, it will not work out. Those who have already booked tickets through me will enjoy the privileges. Fr. John.
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EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS PRAYER
Lord Jesus, you were sent by the Father to gather together those who are scattered. You came among us doing good and bringing healing, announcing the Word of salvation and giving the Bread which lasts forever. Be our companion on life’s pilgrim way.
May your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts, enliven our hope and open our minds, so that together with our sisters and brothers in faith we may recognise you in the Scriptures and in the breaking of bread. May your Holy Spirit transform us into one body and lead us to walk humbly on the earth, in justice and love, as witnesses of your resurrection.
In communion with Mary, whom you gave to us as our Mother at the foot of the cross, through you may all praise, honour and blessing be to the Father in the Holy Spirit and in the Church, now and forever.
(We encourage you and your family to say this prayer often).