Monday, September 7, 2015

Update 7th September

St. Joseph’s Parish Newsletter23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time 6th 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

Acceptance - Don’t Make Distinctions

Jesus knows that people shrink back under indifference,
are wounded by prejudice, are hurt when they are rejected.
Prejudice handicaps everyone it touches; it allows fear to dress up as social and religious propriety; it sneaks its way into our laws.
It is a killer disease.
It is always good to remember that whoever we meet,
God has first loved them. So let us be challenged by the words of wisdom:
Our first task in approaching another people,
another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes
for the place we are approaching is holy.
Else we may find ourselves treading on another’s dream.
More serious still, we may forget that God was there before our
(Denis McBride)

Eucharistic Minsters next Weekend 12th / 13th Sepember
7:30 p.m. Bridie Farrell, Pat Gannon, Breege Mulryan, Geraldine McDermottroe
9.30 a.m. Laura Tighe, Kathleen Brennan, Andrew Carr
11:30 a.m. Betty McDermott, Nora McDonagh, Pamela Nutley, Eamon Mullen

Readers next weekend next 12th / 13th  September
7:30 p.m. Eamon Perry
9:30 a.m. Michael Chapman
11.30a.m. Danny Tiernan

Parish Pastoral Council:
A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday 8th September at 8p.m. in St. Joseph’s Resource Centre.

Liturgy Group – Work in Progress
A parish Liturgy group has recently been set up.

It comprises sixteen people:  The purpose of this group is to look into all aspects of the celebration of liturgy. In doing so to consider various forms of active participation and offer opportunities for a greater sense of engagement for the parish community. The group is currently organising for the recruiting and training of 'Cantors' and looking for ways and means of establishing a new choir. Our first priority is to address the situation of music in the Sunday Masses. There are two strands to this: firstly to encourage the congregation to participate in singing some of the familiar responses. This will happen through the introduction of 'Cantors' to lead the congregational responses. Secondly we are addressing the need to form a choir. For both of these we need singers and musicians.  For all these areas we are asking for volunteers. If you feel you could offer your services in any of these areas or if you need more information please contact any member of the group.

This week's Masses
Monday 10.00 a.m. Winifred and Michael Casey
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. John J and Delia Keenan
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. James, Francis and Nora Beirne
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Johnny and Josephine Nicholson
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 7.30 pm Annie Walsh, Paddy and May Mullaney, John Casey, Irene Montgomery, P.J., May and Liam Carroll, Bobby Flaherty (1st Anniversary), Sean Fe, Bernard and Mary Canavan
Saturday 10.00a.m.
saturday Vigil 7.30p.m. Alfie and Teresa Cox
Sunday 9.30a.m. Sean McNama (1st Anniversary)
sunday 11.30a.m. Michael McGrath

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:
A meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society will take place after the 10a.m. Mass on Wednesday 9th September.

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

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

Boyle VTOS Centre:
Boyle VTOS Centre still have a few places left on their General Learning Course and also their Business Administration Course. If you are interested please contact Donal J Farrell, VTOS Co-Ordinator, Mob: 086 826 2825, Tel: 071 966 3246.

The Elderberries:
Fancy some gentle exercise and something to put a smile on your face? The Elderberries' weekly creative movement and dance sessions for over 55s are back! King House, Boyle, Thursday Sept. 24th, 11am to 12noon followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome. Cost €10. Why not come along and try it out? Enquiries to King House tel. 071 966 3242 or text 087 326 7860.

Offertory Collection amounted to €2957.46 on Sunday 30th August.

Family Life Centre, Boyle
Phone 071 9663000 - Charity No: 6942 -
e-mail: -

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: A structured support programme for those who have lost a partner through death, separation or divorce.  
This programme will enable you to work through your grief and pain with people who understand.   Information night Monday September 7th at 7.30pm.  Starting Monday 14th September at 7.30pm Boyle. 

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP: This is a support group for those who have been bereaved by the death of their spouse.  
Next meeting Thursday 10th September and every Second Thursday of the month thereafter.  
No booking necessary. Cost: Donation. 

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION Introductory Workshop Thursday 10th September 
3.00– 4.30pm.  Heartfulness : Living by the Heart.  By tuning in to our heart, we learn to be 
centered in our highest self. Cost: Free Booking essential.

WELL BEING FOR PARENTS - Time for parents to look after themselves starts 
Monday 21st September 10am– 12.30pm for  4 weeks. Cost: Free Booking Essential  

SUPPORT FOR THE SUICIDE BEREAVED: Suicide is devastating; its suddenness can leave many unanswered questions.  One to one and group support available.  Meetings will be held on Mondays September 14th, October 5th,  November  9th & December 7th at 8pm.  
Facilitator: Marie Brennan, Psychotherapist, MIAHIP MIAPPC. Booking desirable.  

COMMON SENSE PARENTING : This is a skill-based parenting programme that teaches parents practical and effective ways to increase their children’s positive behaviour, decrease negative behaviours and teach children appropriate alternative behaviours.  For more information or to register your  interest please contact the Centre. New 6 week course in September starting Tuesday 15th September 10am.  Wednesday 16th  September at 7.30pm. Venue: Boyle Youth & Family Support (Boyle NYP). Cost: €15 (to cover the cost of the book).  

WHAT IS COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY : Counselling & Psychotherapy is for anybody.  Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives. It involves meeting with a trained professional Therapist in a safe, confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space. 
Appointments available Monday to Friday, day and evening. Therapeutic Support for Families, Adolescents, Couples and Individuals. The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable. Please contact Marie on 0719663000 or Maura on 0719663841. All our programmes and services are confidential and professional.

For further information on any of our services please contact the Centre.

Our Autumn/Winter brochure is now available at the back of the church.

Please pick up a copy.

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