Bekan 8th December - 15th December
12 December 2013
Bekan parish newsletter
Parish of Bekan
Fr. Brendan McGuinness P.P. 094 9380203 Mobile: 087 2200156
In our masses this week, Dec. 7 - 15 [th] 2013 we remember the following:
St. Therese`s Church, Brickens.
Sat. Dec. 7 [th] 8.00p.m Austin & Teresa Delaney, Ballybane.
Mon. 9 [th] 7.30p.m Michael & Margaret Byrne and Deceased of the
Sat. 14 [th] 8.00p.m John Joe Fitzpatrick and his parents Joe & Julia,
R. Dec. 15 [th] Nancy O`Gara E.M. Dec. 14 [th] Della Moore S. Team "C".
Offertory Collection: Nov. 30 [th] Euro170.00. Thanks.
St. Mary`s Church, Logboy.
Sun. Dec. 8 [th] 10.00a.m Mary, Hubert & Harry O`Reilly and deceased of
the Family, Tulrahan.
Thurs. 12 [th] 7.30p.m Private Intention.
Sun. 15 [th] 10.00a.m Miko & Lucy Waldron, Ballinastoka.
R. Dec. 15 [th] Maureen Neary E.M. Dec. 15 [th] Deirdre Lally & Tina Godfrey
S. Team "1". Offertory Collection: Dec. 1 [st] Euro355.00. Thanks.
St. Margaret Mary`s Church, Bekan.
Sun. Dec. 8 [th] 11.30a.m Martin McManus. Killaser
Molly & Sean O' Connell. Erriff plus deceased members of the Finn and O'Connell families
Martin Lyons plus deceased members of their family. Erriff
Mon. 9 [th] 7-8p.m Holy Hour.
Tue. 10 [th] 9.30a.m Nora Finn, Treenrevagh.
Fri. 13 [th] 9.30a.m John & Nora Cunnane, Bekan and
Thomas Forde, Ballyhaunis
Sat. 14 [th] 11.30a.m Station Mass. Cloontumper /Cloonlara and Belisker. John McGee.
Sun. 15 [th] 11.30a.m Christina Lyons, Knocknafolia. Month's Mind
Howard Morley, Derrymore plus his father
Paddy Morley, Woodpark.
Deceased members of the Ruane and Fahy Family.
R. 15 [th] Marie Kelly E.M. 15 [th] Tom Macken & Geraldine Lyons.
S. Team "D"
Offertory Collection: Dec. 1 [st] Euro776.00. Thanks.
"Do this in Memory" The children preparing for their First Holy Communion will be involved in the Sunday Mass in Logboy and Bekan churches on Sunday Dec. 15 [th] .
Pastoral Council Meeting: Mon. 9th Dec. at 8.30pm in Brickens Community Centre.
The Crib in Brickens Church will be erected on Fri. Dec. 13 [th] at 7.30p.m. All help would be appreciated.
Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. This will be held in Rome from 5th until 19th October 2014. A survey is being undertaken to prepare for this synod. All church members are invited to fill the survey which is available on the Tuam Diocesan website.
Calling all Young People (age 16+) to come and join the Diocesan Youth Council on the first part of the Tóchar Walk. We will gather in Ballintubber Abbey at 10.45am on Dec 30th and walk 11 miles of the old pilgrim path (through the fields mainly) to Aughagower. Warm clothes a jacket and hiking boots/wellingtons are essential. Please bring a packed lunch, a towel and a change of socks and footwear. Further details available from Trish O'Brien 093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brickens Community Centre
Mon: Keep Fit - 8p.m. Tue: 25 Card Drive at 9p.m
Wed: Social Dancing 8 - 10p.m Thurs: Zumba Dancing at 8p.m.
Fri: Foroige 8.30p.m - 10p.m Sat: Bingo at 9p.m. Christmas Club now open.
Fundraiser for Logboy National School - Cake Sale on Sunday 15th December in Church grounds after 10am mass with special guest Santa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Logboy Parent's Association wish to thank everyone for their contribution to our cash for clothes collection held last Sunday 1st. Your support was greatly appreciated.
Bekan Active Age Christmas Party in Knock House on 8th Dec. All are Welcome. Please contact Eileen 0861025707 / Marie 0879805311 / Ethna 0857129933 /
Exercising My Authority as a Parent in a Constructive Manner: This 2 day workshop will be held in the Family Centre, Friary House, Ballyhaunis on Sat Jan 25 and Sat Feb 8 from 10am to 6pm. Booking essential before Dec. 23 Contact: Mary Silke PRH Educator 090 6624937
The PA of St Joseph's NS Bekan wish to THANK everyone who attended and bought tickets for the 50/50 fundraising DRAW which was held in Flanagan's on 30th Nov. A Big THANK you to all our sponsor's for their fantastic prizes. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners. All proceeds from the DRAW go to the school.
The PA of St Joseph's NS Bekan are having our Annual Christmas Cake Sale on 15th Dec after 11.30 Mass in Bekan Community Centre. Breads Cakes, Festive Treats, and much, much more! The Community Centre will be open at 11am to drop off you home baking. Raffle held on the day prizes including Christmas Cake, Christmas Hamper. SANTA will pay a flying visit to greet the children and hand out sweets. Please Support.
The Annual Self help Africa church gate collection will take place this weekend. Please support.
The Gathering- St James N.S Reunion takes place in the Brickens Community Centre on December 29th 2013 at 6pm. We will have a display of roll books, photos and other memorabilia. In this season of peace and goodwill I extend a warm invitation to past pupils, family and friends of past pupils, former teachers and members of the locality to join us for a trip down memory lane. Light refreshments will be served. Pat Lyons Noraplyons@yahoo.co.uk 087 9710019
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