Rathmore Parish Newsletter Our Parish Mission Statement

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Rathmore Parish Newsletter

Our Parish Mission Statement

In our parish people are nourished by the Word of God. It is a parish where love is tangible and practical. It is a place where people pray together. Our parish community is centred on Jesus Christ, on knowing and loving Him. It is incarnated in the love we show one another.
Rathmore,_Shrone,_Gneeveguilla__Knocknagree__Parish_Newsletter_Office:_Tel_064_7758219_Fax_064_7750872_e-mail:rathmore@dioceseofkerry.ie'>Our parish incorporates Rathmore, Shrone, Gneeveguilla & Knocknagree

Parish Newsletter Office: Tel 064 7758219 Fax 064 7750872 e-mail:rathmore@dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish Clergy: Fr. Pat O’Donnell P.P. 064 7758026 / 086 8351732

Fr. Kevin McNamara C.C. 064 7756848 / 087 6099930
Masses & Intentions Mon. 3rd – Sun. 9th June


Mon: 11.00am Michael Moynihan, Moanmore, Castleisland &

l/o London & Goulane. (Month’s Mind). Please note time of Mass.

Tue: 9.30am Special Intention.

Wed: 9.30am People of the Parish.

Thur: 7.30pm Mikey Joe Culloty, Maulykevane requested by

Sr. Margaret Fitzgerald.

Fri: 7.30pm John Moynihan, The Village East. (Month’s Mind) First Friday.

Please note time of Mass.

Sat: 6.00pm Mary O’Mahony, Clounts. (1st Anniversary)

Sun: 11.30am Willie Reen, Church Rd., Rathmore. (1st Anniversary)



Fri. 6.00pm Madge, John Michael & Denis Crowley, Doocarrig. (First Friday.) Sun: 9.00am Catherine O’Callaghan, Gortacorrin.


Mon. 9.30am Nellie Mc Sweeney, Knockeenagullane. (Anniv.)img_0341

Tue: 7.30pm Margaret Daly, Matthew Daly & James Daly, Umeraboy.

Thur: 9.30am Kit, Jeremiah & Patsy Fleming, Mountcain. (Anniv.)

Fri. 9.30am First Friday.

Sat: 7.30pm Maria O’Keeffe nee Collins, Kilcummin & l/o Knocknagree. (Anniv.)

Sun: 11.00am Jeremiah & Nora Sheehan, Tureencahill. (Anniv.)

Mon: 11.00am Kathleen Collins, Gneeveguilla Village. Please note time of Mass.img_0330

Wed: 7.30pm Arthur & Anne Moynihan, Leam. (Anniv.)

Fri: 7.30pm Joe Sexton, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow. (First Friday.)

Sun: 10.15am John Cremin, Renasup (1st Anniv.) also remembering his parents Mary & Philip & his brother Patrick.

Priest on Duty Sun. 2nd June Fr. Pat Mc Carthy 087 2791478
Parish Representatives for Child Protection: Han Donnelly 087 1249461

John Mc Carthy 087 9311012 Ber Murphy 087 6468620 & Betty Moynihan 087 6186091
Fr. Pat will be doing his First Friday calls on Tuesday & Thursday.

Fr. Kevin will be doing his First Friday calls on Thursday & Friday

.Parish Notices

Deaths: Your prayers are requested for those who have died recently, their families and loved ones: Nuala Joyce nee Morley, Tralee & Cullen, Mary Regan, Convent View, Mary Doherty, Cahirbarnagh, Fr. Ned Corridan, Killarney & l/o Duagh who served in this Pastoral Area & Carmel Quaid nee Murphy, Cahir, Co. Tipperary (mother of Richie, Gala Supermarket, Gneeveguilla)

An Invitation From Pope Francis

This Sunday we celebrate the beautiful Feast of Corpus Christi and Pope Francis will preside at a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration at 5.00pm (Roman Time) in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pope has requested that Churches throughout the world join in this Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration in prayers for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. This means here in our Parish this special Holy Hour will be 4.00pm (Irish time) in Rathmore Church. You are invited to come and pray and join Pope Francis in his special request for prayers for Vocations.

Christ is food for me, Christ is drink for me. Christ is ministered to me daily”. (St. Ambrose)

Our Vocations Director in the Diocese is Fr. Liam Lovell. He is contactable for chat, advice and information @ 087 1640967 and liam.lovell@yahoo.ie

Course in Pastoral Ministry 2013 – 2014

The Diocese of Kerry will run a certified training programme for people involved in parish ministry. The course aims to nurture the personal, spiritual and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s church, and to develop the confidence and competence of those involved in parish ministry. It also offers people an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their faith. The course will be taught in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney and in Ardfert Retreat Centre, Ardfert, over 20 nights,10 nights before Christmas 2013 and 10 nights in Spring 2014. For further information, contact: Frances Rowland @ 064 6632644, or check out: www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Shrone N.S Celebrations this Sunday June 2nd.

Finally the day has arrived for the 150th Celebrations in Shrone. Mass will be celebrated in Shrone Church at 12.30pm followed by a reception in Shrone National School. You are all invited to this historic celebration marking 150 years of education and Christian values being imparted to all who have attended this great school. Our sincere thanks to all who have worked so hard in preparation for this Sunday’s celebration. We invite everyone with Shrone links both within the Parish and outside to make a special effort to be present. Everyone is invited to celebate with us.

There will be no second chance Extra Diocesan Collection

There is grave concern among doctors across the specialities about the proposed

legislation for termination of pregnancy in the case of threatened suicide Diocesan Collection next weekend 8th/9th on the part of the mother. June for local Accord Centres. Bishop Bill Many of us have practised, or are now practising, in jurisdictions where such has stated that this is a once off collection. legislation was the first step towards what has become abortion on demand. Accord offers courses for couples

Attempts to revisit legislation and reduce the number of abortions by restricting preparing for Marriage and also a varied

grounds on which termination of pregnancy may be performed, such as Counselling service for those experiencing gestational age, have been fraught and largely fruitless. Those who think there difficulties in their relationships.

will be a second chance, whether by so-called sunset clause or otherwise, are


We would like to make a clear statement to the Members of the Oireachtas that Kerry Parent’s & Friends

there is no evidence that termination is the treatment for threatened suicide in

pregnancy and that if they vote for the proposed legislation, they will be voting The Rathmore branch will hold a meeting for the legalisation of abortion in this country. on Thur. next 6th June @ Fr. Corridan

Those members of the Oireachtas who believe that they are only doing what the Centre, Church Place at 8pm. All members Constitution permits since the X Case judgment, should seek to examine the please attend.

psychiatric evidence heard by the Supreme Court in 1992. They will find none.

They might alternatively examine the statements of the psychiatrists called before

the Oireachtas Health Committee hearings in 2012, to see what evidence there is that Our Prayers For Those Doing Exams

might support the Supreme Court decision. They will find none.

We would also remind them that the WHO consistently places Ireland in the top five Our prayerful good wishes to all

countries for women’s safety in pregnancy, out of 171 countries surveyed. This has students in the Parish who are sitting

been the case for the past 25 years and without abortion. their Leaving & Junior Cert. exams in

We would urge members of the Oireachtas respectfully, but robustly, to vote against the coming week.

t he proposed legislation. Masses for your intentions have

Dr. Ann Barry, General Practitioner, Dublin; Dr. Anne Kennedy, already been said and we will continue

General Practitioner, Mayo; Dr. Anne Ryan, General Practitioner, to pray for you during these times of

Kildare; Dr. Anne-Marie Leech, General Practitioner, Wexford; Dr. Bridget exams.

O’Brien, General Practitioner, Kerry; Dr. Cliodhna Donnelly, Palliative Care,

Galway; Dr. Cristina Brodinc, General Practitioner, Wexford; Dr. Daniel

Purcell, General Practitioner, Kildare; Prof. David Ryan, Maxillo-Facial

Surgeon, Dublin; Dr. Deirdre Gleeson, Occupational Health Physician/GP,

Kildare; Prof. Eamonn O’Dwyer, Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Galway;

Dr. Eileen Reilly, Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Galway; Dr. Eoghan De Faoite,

NCHD, Dublin; Dr. Feilim T. Donnelly, General Practitioner, Galway;

Dr. George Fuller, General Practitioner, Cork.

Doctors For Life Ireland, Naas, Co. Kildare.

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