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Carbury Parish Newsletter
Sunday 19th October, 2014
Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P. Tel: 046 9553355 ~ Fr. Alphonsus Murphy P.E. Tel: 046 9553020
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Parish Office Opening Hours: 9.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday
For all bookings, newsletter items and general queries please call 046 9553355
Derrinturn Church
Kilshanroe Church
Monday - Friday
10am & 7.30pm
8:00am & 11am
Next Week’s Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40
Mission Sunday: Today is Mission Sunday. It is the day when we are being asked to dig into
our hearts to assist the young local church overseas. We are being called to play our part in
helping to bring the word of God to those who most hunger for it in the form of support for our
many young churches. “That they may have life” is our theme for Mission Month and as such
our spiritual and financial offerings are crucial for the work of the Church overseas. Your
generous contribution today will be sent in its entirety to support our many mission projects.
We can’t do it without you. Large or small, it makes a difference and thank you for your help.
World Missions Ireland, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, D6.Tel 01 4972035 or see
The Holy Rosary will be recited in Derrinturn graveyard each Tuesday night during the month
of October (The Month of the Holy Rosary). Next Rosary on Tuesday 21st at 8pm with all
meeting at the cross. This is irrespective of weather conditions, so a raincoat and torch may be
necessary. All are welcome to come along and pray for your relatives and all those interred.
Church Gate Collection: The Irish Society for Autism will hold a church gate collection this
weekend 18th & 19th October. Your support is gratefully appreciated.
Harvest Mass: This year’s Harvest Mass will be held on the weekend of 26th October
in both Derrinturn and Kilshanroe, to give thanks for the abundant harvest of crops and
turf in the Parish in 2014. All in the Parish are very welcome to join in thanksgiving.
Revenue Returns: The Revenue CHY-3 forms have been sent out to all those who have
contributed €250 or more to our Development Fund. We would be grateful if you would
complete and return them as soon as possible. If you are paying Income Tax on; wages/salary
whether you are self employed or a PAYE worker; or are in receipt of a private pension, as a
registered charity - we can claim a tax rebate. Last year we received a refund of almost €10,000
which was used to pay off the Parish Loan. If you have any queries or concerns about
completing this form, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office. Thank you.
2014 Dublin City Marathon: Anne Mallen, Rathmore is attempting this year’s Dublin City
Marathon on 27th October. Funds raised go to The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation
in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. If you would like to sponsor Anne you can call to
the Parish Office during opening hours (Mon-Fri 9:30am-2pm). You can also donate online by
visiting to those who have already donated.
Church Gate Collection: Con Reilly, Killina will hold a Church Gate Collection next weekend,
25th & 26th October in aid of St Luke’s Hospital. Your support is very much appreciated. has a growing range of prayers and reflections for our daily use.
October 2014
Sat 18th Oct
St Luke
29 Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Mon 20th Oct
Anniversary Mass List
10am Emily & Katie Donnelly, Henry Donnelly
& Pat Carey.
7:30pm Margaret (Peg) Mee and deceased
members of the McGann family. Sheila
O’Sullivan (Nee Kavanagh), Tralee. Raymond
Baldwin. Patrick Gill, Ashgrove. Nicholas &
Mary Moore, Parsonstown & their son Nicholas
11am Mary, Peter & James Fox, Ballinakill.
Bridget Mooney, her parents & deceased
members of the Mooney Family, Kilpatrick.
Martin Brennan, Ticknevin.
7.30pm Patrick & Ellen
Duffy, Cloona. Frances
Russell & her daughter
Olive Brennan.
11am Annie (Nan)
McNally, Months Mind.
Geraldine Conway,
Gurteen, also her parents
Josie & Seamus Conway,
St Irene of Portugal
Tues 21stst Oct
9:30am Deceased members of the Fanning
St Hilarion/St Celina Family, Ticknevin.
Wed 22nd Oct
9:30am Michael Connolly, Ticknevin.
St Mary Salome
Thurs 23rd Oct
St John of Capistrano
Fri 24thOct
St Anthony Mary Claret
Sat 25th Oct
The Six Welsh Martyrs
& Companions
26th Oct
30 Sunday
in Ordinary Time
10am Kathleen Mangan.
7:30pm Michael Smyth, Killina, 1st Anniversary.
Mary Brennan.
11am Joe & Margaret Cross, Killina. Patrick &
Catherine Smyth & Deceased members of the
Smyth Family. Helen Browne, Killina.
7.30pm Eileen Perry &
Liam Perry.
11am Thomas &
Elizabeth Holton,
Derrinturn Readers & Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 2014
Mass Time
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 7.30pm
Phil Connolly
Teresa Corrigan & Eileen O’Connor
Sun 8:00am
Mary Malone
Liz Lavery
Sun 11:00am
Monica Flynn
Sharon O’Brien & Fidelma Mallen
Kilshanroe Readers & Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 2014
Mass Time
Eucharistic Ministers
Saturday 7.30pm
Irene Hurley
Lily Boyle
Sunday 11am
Carmel Keyes
Andy Gannon
Derrinturn Church Cleaning Group 1 to meet Tuesday & Friday
Collections – Saturday 11th& Sunday 12th October 2014
Mass Cards
Autumn Collection
Mission Sunday
Clergy Donation
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; where there is
darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."
St. Francis
Mount St Anne’s, Killenard, Portarlington: Meditation every Tuesday 8-9pm. Art & Craft
Group every Thursday 8-10pm. For further details please contact Catherine on 057-8626153
Arthritis Ireland - Church Gate Collection: Arthritis Ireland, Kildare Branch wishes to thank
mass goers who gave so generously at church collections in late September. All of the money
will be spent on activities and programmes in Kildare, run by the committee of volunteers. The
Arthritis Ireland volunteers collected a total €8,783 with €490 raised in Carbury.
Derrinturn Tidy Towns: Derrinturn Tidy Towns are holding a raffle for a Christmas Hamper.
The draw will take place at The Turn Inn on Saturday, 13th December. 1st Prize Large Hamper;
2nd prize Meat Voucher; 3rd prize 10 bales of Briquettes; 4th prize Bottle of spirits, 5th prize Box
of chocolates; 6th prize Tin of Biscuits and Bottle of wine. Tickets will be on sale soon. Please
support this worthy cause.
Dog Found: A dog was found in a drain on the Edenderry-Enfield road on Saturday 20th
September. It appears that he had lost his way. He is thought to be a Collie cross-breed, and is
black and white in colour. He is old and not in the best of health. If anyone knows anything
about the dog or who he may belong to, please contact Gabrielle on 087 2663444.
Serena’s Hair Studio: Open Tuesday to Saturday, late opening Friday. For special offers call
Serena on 046 9552759 or 087 2217423. Now taking Christmas bookings.
Lost Dog: A Dog was lost in the Derrinturn/ Kilkeaskin Area. Yorkshire Terrier Cross, Male,
named Dyson, 17 months old. Black Collar. If found please contact Ronnie on 086 4076927.
Used Postage Stamps: To date we have received over 3,000 used postage stamps. If you have
any old or cancelled stamps, they can be left into the Parish Office or church sacristies and we
will send them along to the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart to support their work on the
missions. Stamps can be from any country but should not have tears, rips or damaged/cut
perforations. Many thanks to all those people who have already left in old and used stamps.
Mission Month: The theme for this year’s Mission Month of October is “That they may have
life”. Pope Francis urges us to immerse ourselves in the joy of the Gospel. Sharing this message
of Faith and hope to our modern world is our Christian duty, as is assisting financially the
growth of our young churches in the South. Please help World Missions Ireland to share that
gift of faith through your prayers and financial support of our missions. For further information
and or to make a donation please visit
The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive
local patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for
volunteers to pick a patient up at their home, drive them to the door of the hospital, then when
they have finished treatment, to pick them up again and bring them home. The service is free to
the patient and all drivers’ expenses are paid. Telephone the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310
566 or 01 2316 642 or email [email protected] for more details.
Carbury GAA Lotto: Draw took place during the week. The following numbers were drawn 11,
15, 18, 27 and the bonus number was 23. There were 4 match 3 winners who each received
€50. Draw results from the previous week are as follows: The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 17, 26
and the bonus number was 24. There were 4 match 3 winners who each received €50. Next
week’s prizes: Match 4 plus bonus to win/share €16,350. Match 4 numbers drawn to win/share
€10,000. Enter the draw online at – Search Carbury GAA.
Table Quiz in aid of Senior Citizens Party: Friday 7th November at 9:30pm in Carbury GAA.
Table of 4 is €20. Raffle on the night. All are very welcome to attend. Your support would be
appreciated. Funds raised go towards the annual Christmas Party for our Senior Citizens.
GROW Community Mental Health Movement meets every Friday at 11am in the Library, JKL
Street. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come learn a practical
psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 8033126.
Kildare Branch Arthritis Ireland will host an Information Evening on Tuesday 21st October at
7.30pm in the Osprey Hotel Naas Co. Kildare. Speakers include Mr John Quinlan, Orthopaedic
Surgeon at Tallaght and Naas Hospital who will give a comprehensive talk on 'Hip and Knee
Surgery and Replacement’. Mr John Church CEO Arthritis Ireland will speak about the
organisation’s investment in research to find new treatments and ultimately a cure for arthritis,
one of their key objectives. Back-2-Mobility Naas will be present on the night with some
mobility aids e.g. Walkers, Scooters and daily living aids. Information on exercise activities
will be available on the night. Admission is free and all are very welcome to attend.
Carbury Text Alert: Permanent Text Alert signs will be erected around Carbury next week.
Completed Text alert forms can be returned to the Parish Office. Blank forms are also available.
The Pioneer Association promotes the Short-Term Pledge for November in honour of the Holy
Souls. November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a
special way for family/relatives/friends that are no longer with us. By a long-standing Irish
custom, many people abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial
act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones, and for all the Souls. Anyone interested in
taking the pledge for the month of November, can contact any Carbury Pioneer Committee
member. Jim Cully 046-9553144. Con Kane 046- 9551051. Colm Daly 085-7344488.
The Iona Institute invites you to a talk, Church of Mercy or Church of Standards?, by David
Quinn with a response by Fr Vincent Twomey. Event takes place in the Davenport Hotel,
Dublin at 8pm on Thursday 22nd October. Admission is free. Tea & Coffee will be served. All
are welcome. If you would like to attend email [email protected] or phone 01 6619204.
Progressive 25 card night recommences in Edenderry Golf Club on Friday 24th October at
8:30pm. Only €5.00 for a great night out and refreshments are included. All are welcome.
Who does what at mass? At every Mass you will notice that some members of the assembly
have different jobs. We call these jobs ‘ministries’. At Mass the Priest leads us and encourages
us to play our part in the celebration. How does he do this? He leads us in prayer, invites us to
listen to God’s word, helps us to understand and make sense of the Word of God in our daily
lives through his homily, takes our gifts, the bread and wine, offers them to God and prays that
by the power of the Holy Spirit they will become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Servers are normally boys and girls who have received their First Communion. Their job is to
help the priest during Mass. They can carry books, bring water and wine, wash the priest’s
hands and ring bells. Minister of the Word: Even though we sometimes call this person the
reader, the proper name is ‘Minister of the Word’. The readings of Mass come from the Bible.
They are the Word of God and so we can say that we hear God speaking to us through the voice
of the Minister of the Word.
Autumn Prayer
O God of Creation, You have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we embrace the autumn may the earlier setting of the sun remind us to take time to rest.
May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet remind us of the brevity of this earthly life.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air remind us that You give us your breath of life.
May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the birds remind us that
You call us to follow your will. We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.