Saturday, 26 September 2020
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time PDF Print E-mail

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gerry Boyle PP. 046 905413 

Bishop Deenihan wrote again this week to urge compliance with health guidelines . . .

I believe we need to limit attendance at 11.30am Mass on Sunday mornings to 50 persons. To facilitate this I will add an extra vigil Mass in Rathkenny at 7.30pm on a Saturday evening on a trial basis from next week until the end of September. Please consider attending either Mass in Rathkenny so as to keep numbers below 50 at each.

Thanks to our sacristans, stewards and cleaners who make it possible for us to celebrate Mass and thanks to the large number attending Mass that require these measures. People are not attending Mass in such numbers elsewhere.

Masses this week
Sun                  11.30am                 Christopher Donegan.
Mon and Wed   9am 
Fri                     7.30pm                 John Doherty

Sat                    6.30pm                  Mary and Farrell Crahan
Thurs                7.30pm

Sun                   10am
Tues                  7.30pm.

Good wishes to those getting their Leaving Cert results this week and all who have returned to school recently.

Our Gospel today sees Jesus offer some advice on living in community. He first acknowledges that communities are far from perfect. We all struggle with our relationships and duties. But he makes one thing clear: in a community we all have a responsibility to each other and to work to build harmony.   
                                                                                                   Triona Doherty, Intercom.

Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes will be recited at Masses in the parish from 12-18 September in lieu of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which cannot take place this year.

First Communion
Saturday 19 September, 11am, for Rathkenny NS
Saturday 26 September, 11am, Stackallen NS
We will inform families on how many can attend, in accordance with HSE guidelines, when that information is available.

Mass intentions next weekend
Rushwee        Sat    6.30pm               Charlie Mc Donagh, Francis and Sean Price

Grangegeeth  Sun 10am                      Peter Doggett

Rathkenny     Sat     7.30pm.
                      Sun  11.30am                Pat Joe and Mary Mc Hugh Horistown