Saturday, September 12, 2015

Update 12th September

St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter
24th Sunday In Ordinary Time
13th September 2015

Sunday Mass Times
7:30 p.m. Vigil of  Sunday & Eve of Holy Day
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Sunday & Holy days

Weekday Mass Times
Monday To Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Friday evenings only 7:30 p.m.

Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (two weeks notice required)
Application forms available from Sacristy

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 10:25 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 7:00p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
First Friday before all Masses

Minimum 3 Months Notice

Parish Contact Numbers
Rev. Gerry Hanly P.P. 971 966 2218
Rev. John Coughlan C.C.071 966 2012
Parish Office & Sacristy  071 966 2643   9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
24hr Emergency Number 086 8262643
Parish email

Closer to Home
‘But you, who do you say I am?’ There is a force, a directness to this question which is addressed to each of us personally. We each have to work out the answer for ourselves.
Our response needs to be as personal as our relationship with Him. 
Anyone can report back what others say, answering this question however, requires a disciple. 
In the same way, while it may be easy to look at others and ridicule their religion, we instinctively know it’s not about what others do and say. It’s about what YOU do and say that counts. Unless we have matters straight in our own hearts about the identity of this Jesus, nothing else matters.
In time of tragedy, you are the still centre of our being. 
In time of joy, you are the wine of abundance and rejoicing.
In time of adversity, you are by my side.
In time of suffering, when we stumble on and do not understand, you teach us to trust. (Archbishop Oscar Romero).
‘Christianity is not a collection of truths to be believed, of laws to be obeyed.. Christianity is a person,, Christianity is Christ.’ (Fr. Tom Cox)

7:30pm. Keith Suffin, Pat Taylor, Michael Brennan
9.30am. Breege Donoghue, Sr. Mary Cuddy, Catherine Davitt
11:30am. Mary Regan, Terry Rooney, Brian Scanlon, Francis Walsh

7:30pm. Donal J. Farrell 
9:30am. Kathleen Hanmore
11.30am. Sr. Mary Devine

Planning For The Future:
Our Bishop is just over a year in office. Even in that time there have been many changes and changes will naturally continue. There will be Diocesan meetings andGatherings to look at where we are and plan for the future.
All priests will be expected to attend these meetings so on some of those days there will be no weekday Mass here in Boyle.

Parish Liturgy Group
The following are the names of the members of our Parish Liturgy Group: Mary O'Connor (Chair), Mardette Lynch (Secretary), Amy Commons, Cathy Conroy, Fr John, Fr. Gerry, Breege Donoghue, 
Breege Duffy, Jan Flanagan, Liz Gannon, Lizi Hannon, Sharon Hunt, Sr. Mary Theresa, Ian Neylon, Maeve O'Reilly, Deirdre Purcell.
If you have any ideas, comments or observations about our Sunday or weekday liturgy please tell one of the group members. It's your liturgy and your voice is important

Prayer Meeting every Tuesday in The Committee Room here in St. Joseph’s Church at 8pm.

Weekday Masses
• Monday 10.00am. The Deceased Members of the Brehony Family
• Tuesday 10.00am J.J. Higgins and The Deceased Family Members
• Wednesday 10.00am. The Deceased Members of the Spellman Family
• Thursday 10.00am. Tom Carroll
• Friday 10.00am.
• Friday 7.30pm William and Elizabeth Ivers, Mike, Jim and Sally Spellman, Pat O’Dowd, Shane, Patsy and Sean Dwyer, Mattie and Margaret Higgins and Deceased Family, Martin Tivenan and The Deceased Family Members, Sean McBride
• Saturday 10.00am. Peter Scanlon (Months Mind)
• Saturday Vigil 7.30pm. Joe and Eithne McMorrow
• Sunday 9.30am.Paddy Ryan (1st Anniversary)
• Sunday 11.30am. Joe O’ Farrell

Coffee Morning : Mayo / Roscommon Hospice Support Group:
Please drop in to any of the following locations on Thursday next 17th September from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Family Life Centre, Loftus Medical Centre, Callan Tansey, Clarkes Bar, Stewarts Oil, Auntie B’s, An Craoibhin. There will be a cup of coffee and a chat. All donations in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Fund

Diocese of Elphin:
Parish Development and Renewal Gathering 2015 will take place on Saturday 10th October from 9.30a.m. to 4.15p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall and Abbey Community College. All are welcome. Guest Presenter Fr. Michael Drumm. Contact Justin Harkin on 087-6171526 or email

Yoga Classes commence on Tuesday 15th September in the Convent Primary School, Carrick Road. Classes for Ladies at 7.30pm and 9pm for Men.

Yoga Classes also resume in The Family Life Centre at 11.30am on Wednesday 16th September. For further details contact Liz on 086 869 0804

Yoga Classes in The Resource Centre, Boyle. Beginners Classes at 10am on Tuesday 15th September and Mother and Baby Yoga at 11.30am.
On Thursday 17th September Beginners at 7pm and Improvers Yoga at 9.30pm Contact Christine on 087 225 1138

National Eucharistic Congress 2015:
The National Eucharistic Congress will take place in Knock on 26th and 27th September, beginning both mornings at 10am.  There will be a concert of Praise and Worship by Elation Ministries on the Saturday night at 8.30pm, free of charge. Full programme and information on

Offertory Collection amounted to €2330.62 on Sunday 6th September.

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