Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 23rd June 2013

Safeguarding Children
St. Patrick’s Parish fully complies with national and diocesan child safeguarding standards and procedures.  We ask all parishioners to take note of the guidelines etc that are placed in the porches of all churches.  These important documents list the guidelines and procedures that we follow in the event of a safeguarding concern.  We also ask parishioners to note the contact phone numbers and details that are printed on these same posters.
Parish Website
The Parish Website is undergoing a major overhaul and we ask people to bear with us during the reconstruction.  Please note to access our parish site you will need to type www.patricksparish.net directly into your browser (any  old ‘favourite button’ you may have placed on your browser no longer works). 
Comments and suggestions are welcome. 
Booking Baptisms & Weddings
At least two weeks notice must be given for baptisms in our parish.  Please contact the Parish Office for available dates and to register for the Sacrament.
Three months notice must be given to both Church and State for marriages (the State must be notified separately). Those applying to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in St. Patrick’s Parish will be asked to fill out a registration form and must make arrangements to meet a priest who will advise them on particular details. 
Before marriage all couples must complete a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form, and provide Baptismal and Confirmation certificates, both certificates to be not more than six months old.  Contact the Parish Office for details.

Lost and Found
A sum of money has been found in Ardnore.  Please contact the Parish Office on 056 776 4400.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: John Alley, Durrow.  Bridget Rhatigan, Lacken Drive. Mick Smith, Bishop Birch Place.  John Dooley, Bennettsbridge.
Anniversaries: Marie Coyne (Sat 6.15). John Kenny (Sat 7.00).  William Costelloe (Sun 10.30). Thomas Sinnott (Sat 11.00). John McEvoy (Sun 12.00). Francis Ryan (Sun 12.30). Dick Martin (Fri 10.30). Bridie Conroy. Johanna O’Dwyer. Margaret & John McCarthy.  Dick O’Hara. John Fitzgerald. Molly Dwan. Richard McEvoy. Richard Dunne. Betty & Patrick O’Sullivan. John Hayes. Patrick & John Doheny.  Tom O’Donoghue, Seán Fitzpatrick, Patrick Banbrick
Intentions for next weekend: John Joe Traynor (Sat 6.15). Ann Comerford (Sat 7.00). Sharon Galvin (Sun 9.30). Enda Cantwell (Sun 10.00). Mary Maher (Months Mind Sun 10.30). Martin Crotty (Sun 11.00). Teresa Howe & Mary Mullally (Sun 12.00). Maureen Walsh (Sun 12.30)
Please have all requests for anniversary Masses at the Parish Office as early as possible to ensure publication on the week of your choice.
Trócaire and Syria
For two years the Syrian people have endured a vicious civil war. Now over seven million women, children and men are living in squalid camps, in desperate need of shelter, food and medicine. The impact on innocent people caught up in this conflict has been truly devastating. Trócaire is working through it local Caritas partners to provide urgent help in the form of food, blankets, clothes and medical treatment. To help with this urgent situation Trócaire has launched an emergency appeal for the people of Syria. Trócaire is hoping, through this emergency appeal, to provide an avenue for supporters of Trócaire to express their solidarity with the people of Syria who have been so badly affected by this conflict. See www.trocaire.org for more information.
Local Cemetery Masses
The annual Cemetery Mass in St. Kieran’s Cemetery will be celebrated on next Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. The Cemetery Mass in Dunmore and Johnswell Cemeteries will be celebrated on Friday 5th July at 7.30pm. 
Our annual Foulkstown Cemetery Mass will take place on Thursday 25th July at 7.30pm.  Please remind your relatives and friends, especially those who are living away from home.
First Saturday Devotion
This devotion will take place in St. Fiacre’s Church on Saturday, 6th July after 6.15pm Mass.  Prayers and adoration will end at 9.00pm.  All are welcome.
Pro Life Campaign
Information on the prolife campaign will be available after Mass if you wish to take it and inform yourself further on the proposed (and flawed) legislation currently being debated in the Dáil. 
In the pack are practical ways you can help the campaign to scrap this legislation by writing to your TD’s etc.  Those distributing the material have our blessing to do so and you are free to either accept or reject it. (They will not be outside the church at every Mass).
We ask those who do decide to take the material and plan to use it to do so in a responsible and respectful manner.
Lough Derg Pilgrimages
Thinking of a way to celebrate this Year of Faith? Visit Lough Derg.  Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage begins every day from now until Tuesday 13th August.  Boats between 11.00am and 3.00pm daily. Public bus service and group organised pilgrimages available.  For further information contact Maureen on 071 986 1518.  www.loughderg.org.

A meeting of Al-Anon will discontinue from Friday 28th June.  Al-Anon will continue to meet on Tuesday at 8.30on at the Mill Hill Fathers and Wednesday 12.30pm in Social Services Centre, Waterford Road.
Parish Shop
We offer a wide variety of religious items for sale  in our small parish shop which is located in the foyer of our parish centre.  Drop in and have a look with no obligation to buy.