Killenaule and Moyglass Parish Newsletter – 31st December 2017

Wishing All Our Parishioners A Peaceful & Happy New Year

newsletter 31st Dec 2017 (PDF Version)

Mass Times


Sat 30th Dec at 7.00pm:

Mary & John Watts and Kieran Lloyd, Knockavardagh.

Reader: Bridget Mc Cormack.


Sun 31st Dec at 11.00am:

Mary Maher (3rd Ann) & Tommy Maher (15th Ann), Knockavardagh.

Reader: Thomas Shanahan.


Mon 1st Jan at 10.30am:

Morning Mass


Wed 3rd Jan at 10.30am:

Morning Mass


Fri 5th Jan at 10.30am:



Fri 5th Jan at 7.00pm:

Eve of Holyday – Mass at 7pm


Sat 6th Jan at 11.00am:

Feast of Epiphany


Sat 6th Jan at 7.00pm:

Nora Shaw, St. Mary’s Road & Deceased Members of The Shaw Family.

Sinead Lee, Highfield.

Reader: Tommy Kerwick.


Sun 7th Jan at 11.00am:

Teresa, Tom & Eamon O’ Connor, St. Mary’s Road.

Ann Murphy.

Reader: Barbara Doyle. Music By: Kildare Choir.


Morning Masses: 

Monday & Wednesday  Morning at 10.30am

Parish Rosary after Mass each Morning /  Legion of Mary Tues 7.30pm /

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays from 11am-6pm

Word of Thanks: Thanks to all who help and give generously to supporting our Parish. To our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Collectors, Counters, Altar Society Members, Malcolm Ryan Technical Support, Peggy Carroll and Diane Horgan for Christmas  flowers in Killenaule. To our Sacristans Tony Geoghegan Killenaule & Majella Walsh, Moyglass.  To our Altar Servers, to our Choirs, Moyglass, Parish Folk Group and to St. Mary’s Choir. CE Workers, Eucharistic Adoration Group in Killenaule & Moyglass.  Slieveardagh Heritage Centre. Cleaners inside & out, Tús workers, legion of Mary, Coolmore Stud, Gleeson’s Quarries. St. Vincent de Paul.  To the members of the Finance Committee & Volunteers.  Gleeson Quarries & Coolmore.  Schools of the parish Killenaule / Moyglass & Ballinure, Scoil Ruain and Bailey House Nursing Home. To all the Clubs & Businesses of the Parish. Sincere Thanks & Happy Christmas to all your Family:- Fr. Jimmy & Fr. Danny

Thanks to the Carpark Committee for Advancing Plans to   Planning Permission Stage.  The plans for the new Carpark are now displayed on the Church Notice Board.


Car Park Meeting on Tuesday Night 2nd January at 7pm in St. Mary’s Hall. 


Parish Finance Meeting

On Tuesday 2nd January in St. Mary’s Hall at 8.30pm

St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank all who contributed to our Church Gate Collection; €2,490.69.  We thanks all those who donated Privately, also Moyglass School who raised €320.39 from Carol Singing.  Thanks to Scoil Ruain for the food for Hampers.  We Thank Coolmore for their generosity to us.  Sincere Thanks to All who helped at the Collection and with Hampers.

St. Joseph the Worker Church – Moyglass      


Sat 30th Dec at 8.00pm:

Denis Fogarty, Mansershill

Thomas O’ Connell, Knockinglass & Deceased Members of the O’ Connell Family.

Ned Dorney, St. Johnstown & Deceased Members of The Kelly Family.

Reader: Anne Lacy      /             Eucharistic Minister: Jim O’ Meara


Sun 31st Dec at 10.00am:

Michael Keyes, Ballyvaden

Annie Ryan, St. Johnstown – Months Mind.

Reader: Tom Hayes /  Eucharistic Minister: Jean Farrelly


Pray for Philip O Meara, Ballyvaden.


Morning Masses: Thursday at 9.30am / Friday Evening at 8pm


Fri 5th Jan at 8.00pm:

Eve of Holy Day – Mass

Reader: Mary O’ Meara / Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ryan


Sat 6th Jan at 10.00am:

Feast of Epiphany

Reader: David Curran / Eucharistic Minister: Bridget Sheehan


Sat 6th Jan at 8.00pm:

Margaret & Hugh Browne, Woodhouse

Matt O’ Donnell, Rathmoley – 2nd Anniversary.

Reader: Majella Walsh / Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’ Dea


Sun 7th Jan at 10.00am:

Mai Kennedy, Mortlestown – 1st Anniversary.

Reader: Barry O’ Reilly / Eucharistic Minister: Jim O’ Meara.

Hannah Stapleton, Moyglass is a Final Year Teaching Student.  This Summer, she will be travelling to Kolkata, India with the Froebel Hope Teaching Partnership.  The aim of this partnership is for newly qualified teachers to teach children living in street and slum communities in a variety of Hope education settings such as crèches, afterschool clubs and schools.   A Christmas Fun Run is being held on 30th December in Moyglass to help raise funds.

Killenaule Library is open next Wed 3rd January.                      Slieveardagh Centre will reopen Tues 9th  Jan at 9.00am

Seeing Your Life Through the Lens of the Gospels


  1. What started out as an ordinary day for Joseph & Mary turned out to be a day with an encounter they would remember for a long time. Perhaps you too have had significant encounters on what you expected to be just an ordinary day?                                                                                           
  2. Simeon gave thanks because his eyes saw the salvation God had prepared.  In what ways have you experienced God’s salvation in your life; an experience of being loved, or discovering a sense of purpose in life, or being touched by the wonders of creation?  Give thanks for those memories.
  3. Simeon also acknowledged that not all would accept the light that would shine through Jesus, and this reaction would be a cause of pain to Mary. It can be a source of pain to parents, teachers, church ministers, and all who work for others when some reject values, projects, advice which would be for their good.   Perhaps a sword has sometimes pierced your soul as well.  What has helped you to maintain hope in such times?
  4. The final sentence speaks of Jesus as one who grew and became strong and was filled with wisdom. What has helped you grow in wisdom?  Have you seen others grow in wisdom?  Have you seen others grow in wisdom through the experience of life?  Recall times when you had a sense of growing up in some way.  What brought that about?  Think also of how you have seen growth in another person.


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Fr. Danny 086 – 2402482

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