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The Annual Mass at St. Fanahan’s Wellwill take place on THIS Monday, June 19th at
7.30pm. We encourage you all to honour our Patron Saint and to ask his intercession.
Our Lady of Fatima Procession
Tuesday, June 13th: To mark the Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions of Our Lady (1917-2017),
the Parish Pastoral Council invites you all, to participate at a Mass in the Parish
Church next Tuesday Evening at 7.30pm. The Mass will be followed by a Procession
with the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, around the schools, onto Convent Hill and
back to the Church for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The first Procession
to mark the Centenary was held on Saturday evening May 13th and was a great success.
Lighted candles will be carried in the Procession, the Rosary will be recited and
hymns will be sung. We encourage families and everybody to participate and receive
the special blessings of this Centenary Year. Next procession - Thursday 13th July.
Mitchelstown Carmelite Lourdes Group - Anyone interested in travelling to Lourdes,
please contact Paddy Seery 083-8098286.We will be staying at the Eliseo Hotel, Lourdes,
200 meters from St. Joseph’s Gate, it’s the nearest hotel to the Grotto. From Wednesday27th
September to Monday, 2nd October 2017.
Mitchelstown P.T.A.A - 90th Anniversary with Mass and Presentations:
Mitchelstown PTAA celebrates 90 years since its foundation in 1927 this year. A
special Mass with presentation of Ten year, Golden and Silver Jubilarian badges,
Fr. Cullen medal, 10 year certificate, 40 year, 60 year and 70 year diploma’s will
take place in the Church of Our Lady Conceived Without Sin, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 7.30pm to mark this Anniversary. The Main Celebrant at
the Mass will be Bishop William Crean. It will also be the Annual Cloyne Diocesan
PTAA Mass. If you are eligible to receive any of the above, please contact Catherine
Hanley (Secretary) 087 7727496 or any member of the local Pioneer Council as soon
as possible to arrange. Details on the notice board. All welcome.
Prospective candidates for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Cloyne should
make initial contact with Fr Bill Bermingham, Diocesan Director, or Fr Joseph O'Mahony,
Assistant Director, by 31st May. The application process must be concluded by 30th
June. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com
Mitchelstown Faith Camp:
This year’s Faith Camp will run from Monday July 17th to Thursday July 20th in the
Town Hall. For more details contact Catherine 087-7727496 or click here.
URGENT REPLY NEEDED: TAX REFUND:
Some TAX FORMS still outstanding, please returnas soon as possible, regardless of
whether or not you want the Parish to avail of the refund. If you have any queries,
please contact Patricia the Parish Secretary on 025 / 84062, Monday to Friday 9am
to 12 noon. The Tax Refund system is of great financial benefit to the Parish and
it would be a pity to miss out on the opportunity of availing of the refund. Thank
you for your assistance with this matter.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD:
Readers are needed for Sunday evening Mass 7.30pm. If Interested please contact the
Parish 025-84062 or Canon Fitzgerald. You would be most welcome
St. Joseph's Church, Killacluig - Choir Notice:
New members always welcome. To join, just meet us after 10.30am Mass on Sundays or
contact Caitríona on 086-3760487. You do not have to come every Sunday to choir,
just whenever it suits you and you don't have to know all the hymns as we will arrange practices. There
will be choir practices after Mass on Sunday 13th March for St Patrick's Day Hymns
and on Sunday 20th March provisionally for the Easter Ceremonies. All welcome - musicians
The Parish and Community Newsletter is available at weekend Masses in the Parish.
The newsletter is printed in the Parish Office, Parochial House, Convent Hill, Mitchelstown.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or Fax: 025 / 84062
Deadline is 12 noon Wednesday
Parish office is open: 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Monday to Friday
Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage: Fatima 2017
100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. Under the Direction of
Bishop Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. September 7th 2017 - September 14th 2017. 7 nights
Full Board in Fatima (Portugal).Cost €874 Per Person Sharing. 7 nights in Hotel Cinqentenario.
Cost includes free coach transfer to and from Dublin Airport. There are a few places
still available.To be guaranteed of a place fill out a booking form and pay deposit
of €200.Contact Fr. Winkle 024 92270, Fr McCarthy 021 4815619: Nora 087 2509184 or
Pilgrimages Abroad/Lauri Duffy Travel Dublin. (01) 635 9300. email@example.com
Inspirational CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media:
We have an exciting new program starting here in our Parish with Lighthouse Catholic
Media. Inspirational CDs are available with stories of conversion and teaching regarding
the Catholic Faith. These CDs are practical and effective in helping Catholics know
their Faith, keep their Faith and share Faith!. All of the recordings are by people
who are genuinely excited about their Catholic Faith and their energy is wholly contagious.
We would encourage everyone to take time and listen to some of these CD’s. After
listening you will feel a deep appreciation for the gift of our Catholic Faith. Many
people are concerned today about family members who have fallen away from the Church
and wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is ‘Yes’! Just hand
them a CD and ask them if they would like to listen to it. A suggested donation of
€2.00 per CD covers the basic costs. The CD’s are available in the Porch at the back
of the Parish Church. More info at www.lighthousecatholicmedia.co.uk
The Messenger Magazine: This is a monthly magazine produced by the Jesuit order.
It costs €1.35. It is available in the Parish Church each month. It has a lot of
beautiful stories and great reflections. We encourage you to bring this magazine
and the weekly Irish Catholic Newspaper into your home. Local promoter is; ANNA
MARIA RUSSELL, (025) 84151. Copies are on sale in the Porch of the Parish Church,
or from Anna Maria Russell or direct from Messenger Publications, 37 Lower Leeson
Street, Dublin 2. Phone (01) 6767491
CDs and Publications
Cenacolo Meeting: Every Two Weeks
Cenacolo is a community of young people founded by an Italian nun, Sr. Elvira, in
1983. She began this community in Italy to help young boys and girls, who found themselves
in serious difficulty with personal issues and with issues of addiction. There are
now over sixty houses throughout the world, with one house outside Knock, here in
Ireland. Parents can often find themselves alone and frustrated in trying to help
and support their children, when they find themselves in serious difficulties. This
need not be so. This meeting will be held every two weeks in the Marian Hall at
8.00pm. The Cenacolo meeting for parents and families affected by alcohol and drug
abuse will take place in the Marian Hall (near Supervalu Car park) at 8.00pm every
two weeks. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 085 – 120 0002.
Mitchelstown Town Hall :
A new Booking System in place for all space at Town Hall. Ring Ger Sheehan, Caretaker,
Mitchelstown Town Hall
The Parish Office has now got a new supply of Parish Radios for sale at €40 each.
ANCESTOR RESEARCH is no longer being carried out in the Parish office. The records
for Mitchelstown Parish came be accessed through Mallow Heritage Centre, 27/28 Bank
Place, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Tel: (022) 50302 Website: www.rootsireland.ie
The Pilgrim Statue
of Our Lady
As Catholics, images and statues are reminders to us of God’s presence and love.
We don’t worship statues, but we hold them and place them in our homes and in other
buildings, to remind us that the living God is with us. The Pilgrim Statue of Our
Lady is available for visitation to the homes of the parish. If you would like to
have the statue for a week, contact the Parish Office, the Sacristy or a Legion of