Cong Cross The Neale Parish Notes Sunday 3/02/2019

Cong, Cross
The Neale
Parish Newsletter

4th Sunday Ord Time
2nd/3rd February 2019
Year C

Fr. Paddy Gilligan 086 – 231 2193
Parish e-mail Address;
congcrossneale@eircom.net
Marie Molloy is in the Parish Office 094 95 46030 Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 2 pm

Christian Love
“That’s very true”, a remark we might make about today’s second reading -Jealousy kills, envy too, and isn’t it great to rejoice in the good fortune of another? Love is what we bring with us at the end of life. ‘W e will be judged in the evening of life by love” (St John of the Cross). Love for those near and far, for love in the gospel is more than love for just the family, the friend, the attractive one, the neighbour. It is for all.
Love is when others’ lives become at least as important as our own; and in the deepest loves like marriage, family, and often friendship, others’ lives become even more important.
Love changes – we look back and see how the people we loved make the difference. Life is too short to look love in the face and say “We are moulded and remoulded by those who have loved us, and though their love may pass, we are nevertheless their work’ (F. Mauriac).

Safeguarding Children
The parish of Cong, Cross and the Neale is committed to Safeguarding Children by agreeing to follow the policy and framework for implementation of Standards as outlined in the “Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic church in Ireland”
All those who have contact with children and young people in a church context have been vetted and have received training in Safeguarding.
The Designated Liaison Persons for the Archdiocese of Tuam to whom a concern/ allegation or complaint can be made are: Mgr. John O’Boyle (087- 2204741) or Ms. Mary Trench (087—9315823)
The Local Safeguarding Representative is Bridget Carney ( 087-7847469)

New Boxes of Envelopes for the weekly collection for the parish begin this weekend 2/3 Feb . Any family who has not been using the envelope system and would like to do so is asked to take a spare box from the porch and let the parish office know the box number.
The record of contributions through the envelopes enables the parish to claim Tax Refund on contributions of €250 per year (€5 per week) adding €112 to your contribution (or more depending on size of contribution)

125th Anniversary Book Cross Church is for sale in the local shops. Kearney’s in Houndswood, Midway Stores, Cross,
Cong P.O. & Mellotte’s Shop in the Neale or in the Parochial House, Cong. Price is €10.

Pilgrimage/Tour to Shrines & Sites in Sicily, June 22nd -29th 2019 (7 nights).
Accompanied by a Spiritual Director. Details & Booking Forms from Louise at 012410816 or leave name & address at 09328337.
Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be led by Archbishop Neary & will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 5th 2019.
Tacú Ballinrobe News Citizens Information Clinic will next hold a clinic in Tacu on Wednesday next February 6th from 10am-12.30pm AWARE group meets every Thursday at 8pm in Tacu. It’s free, confidential – No booking/Referral necessary just turn up on the night. Adult Art Classes – Monday nights at 7pm- oil based –Suitable for Beginner and advanced – contact Sean on 0852320402

Cross N.S will have their Annual 25 Card Game this Sunday February 3rd at 7pm in Cross Community Centre. Please support.

Bingo at the Crossroads Next bingo night will be on Saturday night February 9th at 8.30pm sharp. €1,600 in Prizemoney.

Crossroads Community Centre News Young at Heart Club continues on Thursdays.in the Crossroads New members are always welcome.

Cross Community Centre News
25 Card Game in Cross continues on Monday nights at 8.30pm. Please Support.

Three Lakes Macra na Feirme are holding a meet-and-greet at the Dalton Inn Hotel, Claremorris on Friday 15th February at 8.30pm. Macra na Feirme is an organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 who are interested in meeting new people; come along and speak to our members about their experi-ences of being involved. All Welcome!

Family Centre Castlebar provide support for families through counselling, education and training. There are a wide range of programmes available. You can contact them on 094 9025900 or
www.the familycentre.com

Traditional Music Lessons in Joyce Country. Fiddle Lessons with Liz Kane on Fridays, upstairs in Tí Bhurca, contact her on (086) 855 7868 Flute and Whistle Lessons with Kelly Fitzhenry. Kelly will be teaching in different loca-tions in Joyce Country. Contact Kelly on (087) 266 6356. Comhaltas has a very active branch in Joyce Country and hold regular sessions for Children, Adult learn-ers, teenagers and singers. Please contact Jenny on (087)9344381

St. Patrick’s Day Parade After a successful first meeting it has been decided to hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cong this year.
Next meeting will be held in Ryan’s Hotel this Monday night at 8pm.
Everybody welcome to attend.

25 Card Game at The Crossroads
continues on Tuesdays at 8.30pm. Please Support.

Na Fianna Karate has commenced in the Neale Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm. Call 087 9919903 for further information.

Set Dancing Classes with Maureen on Wednesday nights in the Neale Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

CONG –CROSS- NEALE PARISH NOTICES 17/08/18

 

CONG –CROSS- NEALE PARISH NOTICES 17/08/18

 

Masses for weekend of Papal Visit

There will be just two Masses on Weekend of 25th/26th August., both on Sunday 26th: Cong 11.30am, Neale 8 pm

Mass in the Neale church is moved to Sunday 26th August at 8.00pm; no Saturday evening Mass on 25th  August. No Mass in Cross on Sunday 26th August. Mass in Cong at 11.30am

As many people who wished to visit Knock or Dublin for the visit of Pope Francis have not been able to get tickets, the next best is to be able to watch events on TV. The main events are on Saturday evening in Croke Park, Sunday morning in Knock and the Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday afternoon. These times clash with the regular Mass times in the Neale and Cross.

Fr. Gilligan will attend the three days of the World meeting of families 22/23/24 August and attend Croke Park on Saturday evening and come down early on Sunday for the two Masses.

 

Lough Derg Pilgrimage

A group will go on a one day Retreat to  Lough Derg  on Saturday September 1st   For further details and booking contact Mary 086 268 3209

 

St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Music Sessions                                                                                            Music Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings through August and September at St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Cong and will feature some of Ireland’s finest traditional singers and musicians Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere), Eoin Wynne, Nicola Joyce (The Whileaways), Fabian Joyce and Eamon Murray (Beoga) for an  intimate evening of music and song.  Admission €15, 8pm (75 min)

A portion of the proceeds will go to support St.Mary’s C.OF I

 

Pilgrims going to Knock for Papal Visit are asked to view the Knock website ww.knockshrine/wmof2018

for travel, parking and other practical information and the full Spiritual Programme The official Traffic Plan is also available on www.garda.ie  and pilgrims are advised to study the plan in advance of travelling. They are also advised to take careful note of their  bus or coach and exactly where it is parked for return journey

 

Pilgrims going to Phoenix Park for Papal Mass 26th August

Maynooth College is a transport hub and all vehicular traffic with permits for Maynooth will divert via Kilcock (exit 8) and drive through Kilcock on to Maynooth to car parks and train. This is the only route to access it.      

                                                      

Western Alzheimers and NUIG are co- hosting a public information meeting  titled ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia ‘ at 11 am on Thursday 6th September at Mayo Co Co Offices, The Mall, Castlebar.  All welcome and entry is free. For further information contact 094 93 64900

Esker Retreat

The Foyer of Charity are holding a 5 day silent retreat in the Esker Retreat Centre. Athenry from 17th to 23rd September 2018. Preached b Fr. Kilian Byrne. Cost is €380 full board. Contact Helen: 086 167 8027, hellywilliams@gmail.com www.foyeof charity

 

COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE

Mayo Roscommon Hospice is appealing for individuals, groups, etc to host a coffee morning/evening on their behalf on ‘National Coffee morning for Hospice’ Thursday 20th September or any date that suits. Coffee and promotional provided free of charge.

All donations welcome, if preferred, or pledge your donation by calling 0949388666/online www.hospice.ie  or email info@hospice.ie.

 

Schedule of Events at Knock for Visit of Pope Francis

 From 8.30am on the morning of Sunday August 25th 2018, there will be a ‘Gathering Event’ until the arrival of the Holy Father.  Music will be provided by Knock Parish Choir with guest musicians and soloists. Upon arrival, the Holy Father will move through the assembly in the Pope Mobile  arriving at the Apparition Chapel at 10am for private prayer. Afterwards His Holiness will deliver a short address and lead pilgrims in the Angelus Prayer. After the  departure of the  Holy Father, there will be a concelebrated open-air Mass with Fr Richard Gibbons as the main celebrant and homilist. Please note that this will be a part of the official ticketed event.

 

ISPCC Childline Mayo will be holding Group Information & Interview dates in Castlebar on Weds 5th & Thurs 6th of September 2018 from 6-7.30pm –

where you can come along and hear all about volunteering with us & what’s involved.  Training is due to commence in Oct 2018 – which will be held over evenings & Saturdays.  Pls call Caroline on 09490 25254 if you would like more info.

 

Living Well with Cancer

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship is to be held in Galway and Cork this year. The Galway venue is the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit on Saturday 15th September 2018

The aim of this conference is to provide information and support to those living with a cancer diagnosis and those who have finished cancer treatments. There will be numerous speakers as well as workshops on diet, exercise etc.

Attendance at the conference is free but people need to register from 25th July. Visitwww.cancer.ie/living well

 

AWARE group meets every Thursday at 8pm in Tacu. It’s free, confidential – No booking/Referral necessary just turn up on the night.   Aware Support offers a unique opportunity for people, over the age of 18 years, to talk openly about depression, bipolar disorder and other related conditions and their impact. We guarantee confidentiality within normal limits.  People share their experience and understanding and offer an exchange of thoughts and techniques around self-care and resilience

 

Latest Church Notes 13/08/2018

CONG –CROSS- NEALE PARISH NOTES

Masses for weekend of Papal Visit

Mass in the Neale church moved to Sunday 26th August at 8.00pm; no Saturday evening Mass on 25th  August. No Mass in Cross on Sunday 26th August. Mass in Cong at 11.30am

As many people who wished to visit Knock or Dublin for the visit of Pope Francis have not been able to get tickets, the next best is to be able to watch events on TV. The main events are on Saturday evening in Croke Park, Sunday morning in Knock and the Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday afternoon. These times clash with the regular Mass times in the Neale and Cross. There will be two Masses on Weekend of 25th/26th August.

Mass in the Neale will be moved to Sunday 26th at 8.00pm. Mass in Cong will be on Sunday at 11.30am and there will be no Mass in Cross as there are two Masses on Sunday.  Fr. Gilligan will attend the three days of the World meeting of families 22/23/24 August and attend Croke Park on Saturday evening and come down early on Sunday for the two Masses.

Collection for World Meeting of Families

National Collection for the World Meeting of Families next weekend 18/19 August at all Masses. People are asked to put their contribution into the envelope marked World Meeting of Families 2018 and put it into the basket at the offertory.

 

St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Music Sessions                                                                                            Music Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings through August and September at St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Cong and will feature some of Ireland’s finest traditional singers and musicians Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere), Eoin Wynne, Nicola Joyce (The Whileaways), Fabian Joyce and Eamon Murray (Beoga) for an  intimate evening of music and song.  Admission €15, 8pm (75 min)

A portion of the proceeds will go to support St.Mary’s C.OF I

 

DM Summer Camps will take place in Cong (the Neale GAA Grounds) from  20th- 24th August for children aged 4- 13 years. Loads of fun activities. Children must have a year done in National School to attend. Contact David Morrin on 087-2116066

 

Esker Retreat

The Foyer of Charity are holding a 5 day silent retreat in the Esker Retreat Centre. Athenry from 17th to 23rd September 2018. Preached b Fr. Kilian Byrne. Cost is €380 full board. Contact Helen: 086 167 8027, hellywilliams@gmail.com www.foyeof charity

COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE

Mayo Roscommon Hospice is appealing for individuals, groups, etc to host a coffee morning/evening on their behalf on ‘National Coffee morning for Hospice’ Thursday 20th September or any date that suits. Coffee and promotional provided free of charge.

All donations welcome, if preferred, or pledge your donation by calling 0949388666/online www.hospice.ie  or email info@hospice.ie.

 

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock 14-22 August
Ceremonies: 3pm & 8.30pm Daily
Workshops: 12 noon & 6pm Daily
This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena, and such an important year as we prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Faith & Family ’See the full programme of Novena speakers at www.knockshrine.ie/events

 

Schedule of Events at Knock for Visit of Pope Francis

 From 8.30am on the morning of Sunday August 25th 2018, there will be a ‘Gathering Event’ until the arrival of the Holy Father.  Music will be provided by Knock Parish Choir with guest musicians and soloists. Upon arrival, the Holy Father will move through the assembly in the Pope Mobile  arriving at the Apparition Chapel at 10am for private prayer. Afterwards His Holiness will deliver a short address and lead pilgrims in the Angelus Prayer. After the  departure of the  Holy Father, there will be a concelebrated open-air Mass with Fr Richard Gibbons as the main celebrant and homilist. Please note that this will be a part of the official ticketed event.

ISPCC Childline Mayo

ISPCC Childline Mayo will be holding Group Information & Interview dates in Castlebar on Weds 5th & Thurs 6th of September 2018 from 6-7.30pm – where you can come along and hear all about volunteering with us & what’s involved.  Training is due to commence in Oct 2018 – which will be held over evenings & Saturdays.  Pls call Caroline on 09490 25254 if you would like more info.

Community Orchard in Headford

There will be jazz in the new Community Orchard in Headford (opposite GAA pitch by turn for Tuam) on Sunday 19 August at 3pm-5pm. We start at  2.30 with a talk on the old disused “White Church” by Brigid Clesham from Cong. You will have a chance to visit the new Lace Makers’ garden which was established this year. There will be tea  and sandwiches provided and this should be a great afternoon out for all the family.

 

Living Well with Cancer

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship is to be held in Galway and Cork this year. The Galway venue is the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit on Saturday 15th September 2018

The aim of this conference is to provide information and support to those living with a cancer diagnosis and those who have finished cancer treatments. There will be numerous speakers as well as workshops on diet, exercise etc.

Attendance at the conference is free but people need to register from 25th July. Visitwww.cancer.ie/living well

 

AWARE group meets every Thursday at 8pm in Tacu. It’s free, confidential – No booking/Referral necessary just turn up on the night.   Aware Support offers a unique opportunity for people, over the age of 18 years, to talk openly about depression, bipolar disorder and other related conditions and their impact. We guarantee confidentiality within normal limits.  People share their experience and understanding and offer an exchange of thoughts and techniques around self-care and resilience

Latest Church Notes

 

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock 14-22 August
Ceremonies: 3pm & 8.30pm Daily
Workshops: 12 noon & 6pm Daily
This year will be the 41st celebration of the Novena, and such an important year as we prepare the way for the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Shrine as part of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Faith & Family ’See the full programme of Novena speakers at www.knockshrine.ie/events

 

Masses for weekend of Papal Visit

As many people who wished to visit Knock or Dublin for the visit of Pope Francis have not been able to get tickets, the next best is to be able to watch events on TV. The main events are on Saturday evening in Croke Park, Sunday morning in Knock and the Mass in the Phoenix park on Sunday afternoon. These times clash with the regular Mass times in the Neale and Cross. There will be two Masses on Weekend of 24th/25th August.

Mass in the Neale will be moved to Sunday 25th at 8pm. Mass in Cong will be on Sunday at 11.30am and there will be no Mass in Cross as there are two Masses on Sunday.  Fr. Gilligan will attend the three days of the World meeting of families 22/23/24 August and attend Croke Park on Saturday evening and come down early on Sunday for the two Masses.

 Schedule of Events at Knock for Visit of Pope Francis

 From 8.30am on the morning of Sunday August 26th 2018, there will be a ‘Gathering Event’ until the arrival of the Holy Father.  Music will be provided by Knock Parish Choir with guest musicians and  soloists. Upon arrival, the Holy Father will move through the assembly in the Pope Mobile  arriving at the Apparition Chapel at 10am for private prayer. Afterwards His Holiness will deliver a short address and lead pilgrims in the Angelus Prayer. After the  departure of the  Holy Father, there will be a concelebrated open-air Mass with Fr Richard Gibbons as the main celebrant and homilist. Please note that this will be a part of the official ticketed event.