Owning Retirement Homes. Formerly Sue Ryder Homes
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MASSES IN PILTOWN CHURCH THIS WEEK:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass Friday Evening, 16th March at 6:30pm & Saturday, 17th March at 11am
Penetential Service for Lent takes place Wednesday 14th March at 7.30 p.m. in Piltown Church.
World Meeting of Families 2018 third National Collection will be taken up at weekend Masses 17th and 18th March
Weekly & Station envelopes will be delivered throughout the Parish in the coming weeks. If you donot receive envelopes and wish to support the Parish and our Priests, contact Peggy on 051 641177 – alternatively give your name, address and telephone number to any of our Sacristans in the Parish.
Pray for Recently Deceased:
Margaret Fitzgerald & Michael Cockburn
Anniversaries at this time:
Catherine Dalton, Catherine Rafter, John and Alice Murphy,
Catherine Grace, Ned Butler, Bridie Fitzpatrick, John Corcoran,
Mary Joe Phelan (Month’s Mind at this time), Jeff Phelan.
Sunday, 11th March: Mary & Thomas Knox
Saturday, 10th March: Kay O’Brien
Sunday, 11th March: Irene O’Sullivan
“A TIME WITH JESUS” continues in Piltown Community Centre, Monday Evenings at 8pm
Liturgical Committee: Altar Servers and Readers required for Piltown (Contact Seamus Norris, Chairperson of the Liturgical Committee 087-9230283 or Fr. Moore)
PARISH FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
We will have three Masses as part of our First Communion Preparation Programme these Masses will be Today, Sunday 11th March and Sunday 15th April and Sunday 22nd April. We ask you to make a special effort to bring the children who are preparing for First Communion to Mass during Lent.
Piltown Community Enterprise (PCE): Note Change of Date
RACE NIGHT in the GAA Complex on Saturday, 24th March. Doors open at 8.30pm 1st Race at 9pm. Adm: Free. All are welcome. It will be a night of entertainment and craic.
Piltown Community Alert has been operating satisfactorily for the past four years. Subscription is €10 annually. Payment can be made through Piltown Credit Union. Of the large membership 270 have not renewed subscription. We would urge you to rethink the valuable service. Those who have not paid will no longer receive text alerts as it is not sustainable due to costs.
PCA has plans to outsource the service to a professional body using an app which is available
at https://app.communityalerts.ie/ The app can be used by anyone who has a smart phone. Payment can be made through the app when set up.
Piltown Karate Club held their annual Invitation Open Competition on Saturday, 24th February in the Comeragh College, Carrick-on Suir. There was a large number of entries and the day was a great success. The home team were successful with many wins. The Nathan Blackmore Perpetual Cup was won this year by Diarmuid Hayes from Bandon. The Club would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors for their continued support. Piltown Coaches, John Burke, Piltown Community Centre, MK Brazil, Kennington Joinery Works, Iverk Produce, Iverk Show, Piltown Credit Union, Outfield Sport's and Rogerstown Foods Ltd. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Piltown Camogie Club will hold a registration evening in the GAA Complex on Friday 23rd March from 7:30pm to 8:30pm for the 2018/19 season.
We cater for players born after 01/01/2011 to Adult and always welcome new members. For more information follow Piltown Camogie on Facebook or phone the Club Secretary on 087-6692785.
An Irish Night in aid of Owning House will be held at Owning House on Friday, 16th March at 7:30pm. A traditional meal will be served followed by traditional music, dancing and a raffle will be held on the night. Admission €15 by ticket only. Feel free to bring your own wine.
Social Dancing in Piltown GAA Complex:
Sun, 11 March: Finbar Denehy
Sun, 18 March: Tony Bird & Brian Duffy
Sun, 25 March: Teddy & Cathal Barry
PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY
Heavenly Father, you bless us with the gifts of life and love so powerfully present in our midst through families. In praise of your gifts we offer you in return our commitment to love and care for one another as family – as our own family, as church family and as part of the great human family. In whatever state of life we find ourselves, whether married or single, widowed or divorced, clergy or religious, young or elderly or in complicated situations, may your love be real and deeply felt. Bestow your blessings on mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. Bless brothers and sisters. Embrace those who are alone and feel that they are abandoned.
Make us one family for you are Our Father, and we your children. Make our home a dwelling place of love, respect, understanding, forgiveness and support. In sickness and in health, in poverty and plenty, in joy and in sorrow, may we never give up on each other, may we never give up on our families, may we never give up on your extraordinary gift of family life.
We ask the intercession of Mary, our mother and Joseph, her spouse, who cared for Jesus in Nazareth, who is our Lord for ever and ever. Amen.