OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH, CALTRA
FEAST OF BAPTISM OF JESUS always after Christmas. Sun 12th Jan We remember the baptism of Jesus and our own baptism. PROPOSAL- That if possible we have a baptism of a child at one of the weekend Masses – Sat 11th Jan 7.00 pm or Sun 12th Jan 11.30 am.Any Volunteers !
Fr. Vincent Mc Devitt 090-9678125 Fr. Kevin Reynolds 090-9688617
AFTER CHRISTMAS &
Sat 4 Jan Sean Kilcommins & dec members –Killasolan7.00 pm th Sun 5 Jan Michael Duggan RIP & dec members 11.30am No vigil Mass for Holy Day,as vigil is a Sunday Mon 6th Jan FEAST OF THE KINGS -EPIPHANY Masses 9.30am & 7.00pm Mass is for all School Children & families-school reopens 9.30am Evening Mass- for deceased of Connolly Family Castleblakeney 7.30 pm Tommy , Christy, Michael , Nora , & Paddy th Tues 7 Jan Evening Mass – Private Intention 7.00 pm Wed 8th Jan Morning Mass 10.00 am Thur 9th Jan Morning Mass 10.00 am 7.00 pm Fri 10th Jan Evening Mass Sat 11th Jan Month’s Mind Adrian Crosby RIP -Caltra4.00 pm Evening Mass Michael Healy RIP -Castleblakeney 7.00 pm th st 11.30am Sun 12 Jan Michael Higgins -Lurgan- 1 anniv. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED AT CHRISTMAS On behalf of the people of the parish we say THANKS to all who help in many ways- in family homes, in church celebrations, in schools with Christmas Plays Carols & Prayers, Village decorations with crib & Tree, and with Church cleaning & decorations. And the many hidden acts of kindness to neighbours. Like any good family that is growing and maturing , hopefully we can have more people offering to help at Christmas each year.. ANGELUS MAGAZINE OF DIOCESE OF ELPHIN Copies available at church entry €1 st
COLLECTION FOR UPKEEP OF CHURCH: 21 22 28 29 € 1848 Fr Vincent thanks all saying that the Christmas Dues were generousCOLLECTORS JANUARY: Sat: Frank O’Dowd & Tom Divilly Sun: Michael Mockler & Tom Keeley th
ALTAR SOCIETY: Group 1 on Friday 10 January. EUCH MINISTERS FOR JAN:
Sat: Ann Connolly & Noel Loughrey Sun: Brendan Canney & Carmel McDermott
PREPARATION FOR THE 2014 PARISH MISSION IN CALTRA IN March: it might seem a good few weeks ahead. Our next step in preparation is Thurs 9th Jan 7.30 pm. Fr Seamus Enright the leader of the Mission Team for Caltra guides us saying: For best results in a parish -two things are necessary 1. Begin the preparation early 2. When the people of the parish take ownership of it - that is not just turn up for the mission, but feel that it is a work of the whole community and so get involved in the preparation So all ages expected. The presence of each one is important. This meeting will be in Castleblakney NS @ 7.30 pm. Thurs 9th Jan. It’s OK to turn up late, if you can’t make it on time. Hopefully there will be at least five people from each of the station areas. So let’s invite the neighbour! WORLD DAY FOR EMIGRANTS: Sunday 19th Jan MEANING OF EMIGRANT DAY : As we look into the crib, seeing Love made Flesh, we are invited to go “beyond ourselves”; to go out to the other as God has gone out towards us. Statistics tell us that in 2011 46,500 Irish emigrated, the vast majority being young people. While in Galway nearly 20% of the population is nonIrish. Emigrant Day includes also those who are migrants, NEXT WEEKEND 11/12 Jan to PREPARE ourselves for EMIGRANTS DAY –Take home a page where each can note the names of those who are abroad and take home the “Prayer for Emigrants “ saying the prayer at home in solidarity with our people abroad . WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EMIGRANT SUNDAY At Weekend Masses 18/19th Jan - As people come into Mass they place the names in a basket at the door [ names of family members, relations, neighbourswho have gone abroad in past 6 years]. The basket with the names will be carried forward with the gifts at Mass. MOUNTBELLEW DISTRICT ACT RET ASSOC:AGM Tues 4TH Jan 8pm in Pastoral centre INSANITY AB’S: Classes will recommence in Mountbellew Community Hall on Mon 6th Jan @ 8pm and Thurs 9th Jan @ 9.30 am. Contact Shirley 086-8529084 I.C.A. Meeting: Thurs 9th Jan in Health centre. A New Years welcome to new members.