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Tullaroan Parish News

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C 15 May 2022

We Remember Our Deceased Loved Ones

Anniversaries: We remember  John Doyle, late of Knocknamuck,  John Maher, Ballyroe,  Billy Gaffney, Reimeen,  and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

Booking Anniversaries:

Make sure to book well in advance as Masses are on a first come first served basis.  Families are encouraged to read, if not the readings then the prayers of the faithful.

 

Safeguarding:  If you have any concerns relating to Safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults in the parish, then contact our designated reps, or alternatively any of the organisations listed under Safeguarding on this sheet, or listed in our church porches.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

 When you are tempted to complain about your problems, think about some of the problems that others have that you don’t  have.  You’ll come away with renewed gratefulness for the good things in your life.

Reader for next week:    Angela Reddy Walsh

 

Parish Hall:   The newly formed hall committee are working toward becoming an independent body, with their own insurance and policies in place.  Those interested in using the hall should contact the chair James Moore.

 

Cemetery Masses

Ballykeeffe Cemetery Mass wil take place on Sunday the 29th May at 7 pm.  Please note the earlier time.

Tullaroan  cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday 14th August at 7 pm  (Vigil of the Assumption)

 

Leaving Cert Exams

The parish cluster of Tullaroan, Freshford and Ballycallan will hold a Mass for exam students, particularly Leaving Cert students, on Thursday, June 2nd at 7.30 p.m. in Kilmanagh.  All are welcome to attend and the prayers and readings will be offered by families of those preparing for exams.

 

For the Birds:  The Swallows are back and some have taken an interest in entering the church.  If you are visiting the church, please keep the inside doors closed over.  Once they get in, they create a terrible mess.

 

Just a reminder  that Fr. Guilfoyle receives dialysis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.  As you can imagine, this is a tiring ordeal and we ask that he be allowed to recover.  Please don’t ask him to engage in any parish activities on these days.

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Baptisms:  These take place on Saturdays at either 2 pm or 4 pm subject to availability.  Contact Fr. Pat to make a booking.

 

Confessions:  By request after any Mass

 

Weddings:  At least 3 months’ notice to Church and State.  Make sure to check the availability of church

 

Rosary at the Grottos.  The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland.  To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C  8th May 2022

We Remember Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased:  Joe Cleere, Kilkenny.

Anniversaries: We remember Kitty and Chris Walsh, The Village. and all whose anniversaries occur at this time

 

Booking Anniversaries:

Make sure to book well in advance as Masses are on a first come first served basis.  Families are encouraged to read, if not the readings then the prayers of the faithful.

 

Safeguarding:  If you have any concerns relating to Safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults in the parish, then contact our designated reps, or alternatively any of the organisations listed under Safeguarding on this sheet, or listed in our church porches.

 

Cemetery Masses

Ballykeeffe Cemetery Mass wil take place on Sunday the 29th May at 7 pm.  Please note the earlier time.

Tullaroan  cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday 14th August at 7 pm  (Vigil of the Assumption)

 

 

               PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Heavenly Father,

we ask you to send labourers into your harvest

and to bless all who strive to listen to your voice.

Inspire, in the hearts of men and women,

vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.

Bless our families with a spirit of generosity,

so that those whom you call have the courage

to give themselves to your Church in faith.

Send workers into our great harvest

so that the Gospel is preached,

the poor are served with love,

the suffering are comforted,

and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Reader for next week:    Angela Reddy Walsh

 

Gathering with the Bishop:   We had a successful and prayerful gathering last Wednesday night in the parish church for the parishes of Ballycallan, Freshford and Tullaroan.  The night was the first gathering of the three parishes together as we seek to work closer together in faith.  Bishop Nulty was very impressed at the turnout and was delighted to meet the first holy communion class who answered his questions on the night.  Thanks to all who took part, the Pastoral Councils from each parish, the choirs from Tullaroan and Kilmanagh and thanks to all who read.  Special thanks to Bishop Nulty for taking the time to join us in prayer.   

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion earlier today.  They were well prepared by their teacher Ms. Cantwell.  Thanks to Fr. Guilfoyle who led the ceremony on the day.  We invite these young people to become regular visitors to our church and join us for Mass and communion each Saturday night.

 

Vocations Sunday

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday, and is dedicated as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  The Church sets aside this day each year to fulfil Jesus’ instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”.  (Matthew 9:38).  While every person has a vocation in life, we focus at this time to pray for vocations to the Priesthood,  Diaconate and Religious Life.   The opening line from the Gospel passage for this year is “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice: I know them and they follow me”.  We pray that those whom the Lord is calling, may be able to lower the noise of distration in their lives in order that they may hear the whisper of the Lord’s voice in their hearts calling them to follow him.