with confessions in preparation for November, the month of the Holy Souls, will be held in St John's Church at 6pm on Sunday next, 30th October.
MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE PAST YEAR will be celebrated on Friday, November 4th in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. (This replaces the 6.10pm Mass on that evening).
GOD’S ACRE MASS will be celebrated on Wednesday November 9th at 3.30pm
NOVEMBER MASSES: Masses for those on the November List: St. John’s Church, Fridays at 6.10pm. St Brendan’s Church, Curraheen, Thursdays at 7.30pm. The Church of The Immaculate Conception Wednesdays at 7pm.
ROSARY IN RATH CEMETERY: every Tuesday night of November at 7.30pm beginning November 1st.
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Sunday November 6th: Annagh at 12.00 noon Rath at 3.00pm.
EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED: Thursday, November 10th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre, facilitated by Sr. Helen Culhane.
There will be no Children's Liturgy at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 30th October or Sunday 6th November. The Children's Liturgy will resume on Sunday 13th November.
of Spa Road and Balloonagh Estate will be offered in Cumann Iosaef, Balloonagh for those who died in the past year at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th November. All welcome.
The Liturgy Group in Curraheen invite you to three days of Prayer, Forgiveness and Healing. Ceremonies each evening at 8pm.
Thursday October 27th—Opening of Mission
Friday October 28th—Evening of Healing with Margaret Naughton, Chaplain at the Bon Secours Hospital.
Saturday October 29th—Concluding Eucharist with Reflection by Mairead Kennedy on Being a Loving Christian Parent Today.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from midday on Friday until 8pm.
Recitation of the Divine Mercy on Friday and Saturday at 3pm.
Visit the Sacred Space at any time to reflect and pray.
At this time of year, we highlight the sharing of the Good News with people as a fundamental element of our Christian call. To support the younger churches throughout the world, a collection will be taken up at all masses next weekend, October 15th & 16th.
Would you like to have a better understanding of the Gospel you hear on Sunday? If so, why not join us on Tuesday mornings in the St. John's Parish Centre, beginning on Tuesday Oct 4th? We meet from 10.30am to 11.30am. Mike Riordan will facilitate this gathering.
Harvest Liturgies will be celebrated at Masses on the weekend of October 22nd, 23rd. Parishioners are invited to bring along non-perishable food items that weekend, which will be distributed to those in need.
To fight the good fight means living the Christian values even when it is difficult and challenging to do so.
Try not to judge others but instead be open-minded. You do not know the story behind the smile.
Try to be merciful. You know not the pain in the heart of another.
Try to listen and open your heart to those whose lives are shattered and broken. Remember until you walk in their
shoes you know not their pain.
Be humble no matter how great you are in the eyes of the world........
Margaret Theresa Naughton