Carbury Parish Newsletter Sunday 15th February, 2015 Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P. Tel: 046 9553355 Fax: 046 9552671 Fr. Alphonsus Murphy P.E. Tel: 046 9553020 Parish Website: www.carburyparish.ie Email: [email protected] Kildare & Leighlin Website: www.kandle.ie 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 Saturday Sunday Monday-Friday 10am & 7.30pm 8:00am & 11am 9.30am Saturday Sunday Ash Wednesday 7:30pm 11am 9am Next Week’s Gospel Mk 1:12-15 Lent is the forty day period of preparation for the Church’s celebration of Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday 18th of February and ends before Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday 2nd of April. Lent has six Sundays (Palm Sunday being the sixth Sunday). There is a double focus in Lent – baptism and penance. It is the final stage of preparation for adults who will be baptised at the Easter Vigil. For those already baptised, it is a time to recall their baptism and prepare to renew it at Easter. Lent calls us to a time of self-reflection, penance and turning back to God as we ready ourselves to renew our baptism. It is a time to reflect on God’s word to us in our lives today, to pray, fast and reach out to others in charitable action. We can look at Lent as a communal journey of the Christian community back to God, our annual retreat culminating in the joy of Easter. (source: www.kandle.ie). First Communion Update: Please observe the traditional protocol of no camera or videos during the First Communion masses this year. (Bishop Denis has made the same request for Confirmation). This is to help our children appreciate the beauty of the day they celebrate with their families. It also helps to keep the focus on Jesus, who is the Bread of real life for them. Children are always welcome to attend mass with their parents every Sunday. This is one of the ways we show our love for Jesus and each other. Enjoy the day! Defibrillator Update-Carbury Community Heart Response Unit: - In the event of sudden Cardiac Arrest please telephone one of these numbers: 085 8209061 or 085 8209064. This is not a 24 hour service so please remember in a medical emergency, firstly call 999 or 112 or send somebody else to do so. Thank You: The Parents Association of St. Brigids National School, Ticknevin would like to thank all those who purchased St Brigids Crosses at masses recently. All funds raised will go towards school funds. Your support was greatly appreciated. Table Quiz: The Annual John Paul Carey Table Quiz takes place on Saturday 21st February at 9:30pm in Carbury GAA Club. A table of four is €20, with a raffle on the night. All are very welcome to attend. Blessed Candles are available to be purchased in the Sacristy of both Churches. In the lighting of candles we remember the words of Our Lord: "I am the Light of the World." We light a candle in times of trouble or thanksgiving. They can be lit at home as a sign of devotion. World Day of Prayer service will be held at Derrinturn Church on Friday 6th March at 8pm. It is an Interdenominational Service and has been prepared by the women of the Bahamas. All welcome. Any further enquiries phone Mary on 085 8466043. Feb 2015 Sat 14th Feb St Cyril Sun 15th Feb Sixth Sunday in ordinary time Mon 16th Feb Anniversary Mass List Derrinturn Kilshanroe 10am Mary Balfe, Killina. 7.00pm Confessions. 7.30pm Mary Pender, Caragh, Months mind. Margaret Considine, Carbury. Brendan Cross, Killinagh. Thomas Nickelson, formerly Canada. David Sheehan, Grattan Park. 8am Molly, Kevin & Joe O’ Toole; also Patrick Boylan. 11am 9.30am Thomas Connolly, Ticknevin. 7:00pm Confessions. 7:30pm 11:00am Christopher Myles. St Onesimus Tues 17th Feb 9.30am Patrick Brennan, Ticknevin. St Fintan Weds 18th Feb 9.30am 9.00am Ash Wednesday Thurs 19th Feb 9.30am Luke & Mary McGuinness. Peter Woods. St Boniface of Lausanne Fri 20th Feb 9.30am St Wulfric Sat 21th Feb St Peter Damian Sunday 22ndFeb First Sunday of Lent 10am Elizabeth & Joseph Dowdall, Trinity Crescent. 7.00pm Confessions. 7.30pm Thomas Quinn, Trinity Crescent, Larry & Matthew Mangan, Haggard. May Martin, Drehid. 8am 7.00pm Michael Sheeran, also his parents Patricia & Philip. Mary Mullally, Clonkeen. Maureen Connolly, Kilkeaskin. 7.30pm 7:00pm Confessions. 7:30pm Paddy Duffy, Cloona. 11:00am Derrinturn Eucharistic Ministers & Readers for weekend of 21st & 22nd February 2015 Mass Time Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 8am Sunday 11am Readers Mary Baldwin Sheamus Farrell Monica Flynn Eucharistic Ministers Patsy Daly & Teresa Corrigan Liz Lavery Sharon O Brien & Muriel Skelly Derrinturn Church Cleaning Group 1 to meet Tuesday & Friday Kilshanroe Eucharistic Ministers & Readers for weekend of 21st & 22nd February 2015 Mass Time Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 11am Readers Sharon Ryan Bernie Flanagan Eucharistic Ministers Jim Clarke Kathleen Dempsey Consider becoming a Pioneer for Lent? This can be used as a time when many people prepare for the celebration of Easter by observing a period of fasting and repentance. Anybody wishing to take the Short Term Pioneer Pin during Lent please contact Jim Cully on 087 2460467, Con Kane on 046 9551051 or Anne McNally on 086 8325102. Confirmation Preparation: The You Shall Be My Witness Programme Introduction Meeting to the Parents will take place on Monday 16th of February at 8pm in Derrinturn School. All Parents with young people making their Confirmation are asked to attend. If you are unable to do so, please contact the Parish Office between 9:30am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday. Collections Saturday 7th February / February 8th February 2015 Collections Amount Collections Derrinturn Basket €877 Clergy Donations Kilshanroe Basket €416 Mass Cards Development €1315 Blessed Candles Donations to Development €400 Kilshanroe Plots Balance on Loan A/C as on 31/01/15 Standing orders to Develop Jan €808 Amount €15 €140 €40 €200 €220,659 The Samuel Circle is a group of young men who will meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon to explore and discern the vocation to priesthood. If you would like to be part of this group please contact Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill on 045 897470 or [email protected] Derrinturn Community Garden would be delighted to welcome new members this spring. The garden is situated between Fr. Fitzpatrick’s house and Derrinturn School. Membership of the Community Garden is open to everybody. All are welcome, from the novice to the green fingered! So if you would like a plentiful supply of fresh vegetables this spring and summer, and you would like to become involved in a healthy hobby, contact Marie at 086 8726180 or call in anytime the garden is open. Ashgrove Residents Association will host an Environmental Awareness course starting on Tuesday 3rd of March at 10.30am. Please contact George Hackett on 046 9552986 for further information. Edenderry Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage: Will be departing on Thursday the 6th of August 2015. Hotel Solitude, 6 nights full board €769 per person inclusive. Limited single rooms – supplement €210. Spiritual Directors: Fr Fitzpatrick & Fr McEvoy. For further information please contact Monica Phelan – 046 9553698, Eilish O’Grady – 086 8909955, Geraldine Farrell – 085 1784956, Sr Áine – 087 2902813. Booking forms are available from Monica. Medjugorje Pilgrimages: There are a number of pilgrimages organised during April to Medjugorje. 7 nights’ apartment B&B, airport transport, flight and pilgrimage program for €550 per person sharing departing on the 13th, 15th and 20th April 2015. Contact 01 4434510 or email [email protected] to make your booking or for further information. Music Workshops with Fr. Liam Lawton for choirs and folk groups in our diocese will take place on Wednesday 25th of February in Ballycane Church, Naas at 8.30pm or Thursday 26th of February at St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, and Carlow at 8.00pm. The cost of the workshop is €10 which covers Book and Workshop . Please call Christine at FDS Office (059 -9164084) or email [email protected] with numbers attending by Friday 20th February, so that enough music books can be ordered, this would be much appreciated. We also request that you let Fr. Fitzpatrick know if you are interested in attending. Carbury GAA Lotto draw took place on Monday 9th February. The following numbers were drawn: 3, 6, 16, 26 and the bonus number was 2. There were 2 match 3 winners who received €100. 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 www.locallotto.ie – Search Carbury GAA. Date Sat 21 Mar, 2015 Sun 22nd Mar, 2015 st Ceremony of Light for Confirmation Time School 7:30pm Killina & Kilshanroe 11:00am Derrinturn & Ticknevin Church Derrinturn Church Derrinturn Church Derrinturn Cemetery Notice: Please note that the driveway gates into Derrinturn Cemetery are locked at 6pm each evening for security reasons. After 6pm the cemetery can still be accessed via the pedestrian gates which remain unlocked and usable at all times. Thank you. Parish Novena Portlaoise: Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help commencing on Saturday 28th February to Sunday 8th of March. Schedule of Novena Mass Times: 7.30am, 10am, 7.30pm and Midnight. Priests and Guests speakers will lead this wonderful occasion. All are welcome. For further information please contact Portlaoise Parish on 057 8621142. North West Kildare Athletic Club will have a 5k Road Run on Sunday 19th April at 11am starting from Edenderry Rugby Club. Registration at www.runireland.com/events/north-westKildare-ac-5k-1 Upcoming Events at Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard, Portarlington: A Calligraphy Workshop will take place on Saturday 21st March from 10am to 4pm with Sr. Róisín Cost €35 (all materials included) Please bring packed Lunch – Tea/Coffee provided. Tuesday 3rd March from 8pm to 9.30pm there will be reflections on Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel” with Fr. Gerard O’Hanlon SJ. This will be followed by 3 consecutive Tuesdays evenings of reflection and prayer. These evenings will be welcoming, reflective and simple. No Charge – donations at your discretion. Meditation continues every Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm – all welcome, and Art and Craft Group meet every Thursday from 8pm to10pm – all welcome. For further information phone Catherine on 057-8626153 or email [email protected] John Pridmore was born in the east end of London. At the age of 10, his parents got divorced and he made an unconscious decision not to love any more. At the age of 13 he had started stealing. By 15 he was put in a detention centre (youth prison). When he left home after having been released, his only qualification was stealing, so that's what he did. From the age of 19 he became involved in organised crime. After nearly taking a man's life, something incredible happened and his life began to change. He began working with at risk youth, showing them that there is another path other than the violent one he took. For further details on his remarkable life stories, and his change from crime to his current role in religious ministry, consider reading some of his books as suggested by Fr. Fitzpatrick. Contact: John Pridmore: St. Patricks Community, The Presbytery, Gowel, Carrick on Shannon Co. Leitrim. www.stpatrickscommunity.org, [email protected] Tel: 071 9620175 /087 3623996 Suggested Reading List: From Gangland to Promised Land Gangsters Guide to God Journey to Freedom Consecration to Jesus through Mary The Liturgy Of The Eucharist – We Bring Our Gifts: During this part of the Mass we move from the ambo to the altar. We have heard the Word of God and now we come to share in the Bread of Life at the altar. The first part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is about preparing the gifts that we bring to the altar. The most important gifts that we bring are the bread and wine. The bread is placed on something which looks like a plate. We call this a paten. The wine is in a glass jug. These gifts are placed on the altar. One of the first gifts that you will notice being prepared is the gift of money. You will see people moving through the church with a basket or a bag for the collection. Everyone is asked to put some money into the basket or bag. This money helps to pay for all the things that are done in the parish, including helping those who may not have enough for themselves.
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