Portarlington Parish Newsletter
PARISHES OF PORTARLINGTON & EMO
SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2020
23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
PRIESTS’ PHONE NUMBERS:
Very Rev. Thomas Dooley P.P. Tel: (057) 8643004
Fr. Joe O’Neill C.C. Tel. (057) 8646517 Very Rev. Michael Noonan P.E. Tel: (057) 8684995
Website: www.portarlingtonparish.ie www.emoparish.ie E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: Portarlington and Emo Parish @EmoParish ACCORD(Catholic Marriage Care Service) Phone: 01 5053112 or email@example.com
DIOCESE www.kandle.ie SAMARITANS 24-hour helpline: 116 123 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 087 7640557 AWARE Lo-call Helpline 1890 303 302 G.R.O.W. www.grow.ie. Information 1890474474
PARISH SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVES: Jackie McNulty; Frances O’Dwyer ; Mary Joyce; Clare Nerney
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Tel: 085-8021633 email@example.com
ANNIVERSARIES – PORTARLINGTON
Saturday 5th September (6.15pm)
Noel Hennessy, Bishopswood (7th Anniv.); Rose Clarke, Bishopswood; Peter Murphy, Gracefield (1st Anniv.); John Murphy, Portlaoise (1st Anniv.); Phyllis Colgan, Clondoolusk (2nd Anniv.), her husband, James Colgan & deceased members of the Colgan Family, Bishopswood
Sunday 6th September (9am/11am)
Eithne Hynan, Shandra (1st Anniv.); Patrick & Dora McNamara, Bishopswood Road;
ANNIVERSARIES – KILLENARD
Sunday 6th September (10.30am)
Bro. Maurice Murphy (M.M.), Newbridge & Closeland; Derek Campbell, Kilmullen
ANNIVERSARIES – EMO
Saturday 5th September (7.30pm)
Gerry McNally, Chicago (Husband of Suzanne Greene, Morette)
George Horne, Carn (15th Anniv.) & dec. members of the Horne Family, Carne
Sunday 6th September (11am)
Teresa & James Dowling, Kilmainham,
ANNIVERSARIES – RATH
Sunday 6th September (9am)
Patrick Duffy, Ballyadden; Peter Duffy, Ballyadden; Michael Flynn, Fisherstown (7th Anniv.); Nan Kinsella, Fisherstown
Katie Nolan, Courtwood, Margaret Flanagan, Dunamase
Monday 7th September
Tuesday 8th September
Wednesday 9th September
Fintan Maher, Templeogue Wood , Dublin
Thursday 10th September
Ciss Lawlor, Rosecourt
Friday 11th September
Nora Kelly; Sarah & William Kelly,
St. Patrick’s Tce.
Communion calls will resume shortly.
We will place a notice in the Parish Newsletter beforehand to advise you of the dates. If you don’t want us to call at this time, please phone the Parish Office (057 8643004). We look forward to the return of this important pastoral ministry.
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
Thursday, September 10th,
We welcome into the Christian Community through Baptism
Rosanne Harty, Woodlands Park
Gracie Angela Kenny-Mitchell, Lough Gate
Hollie Rose Kavanagh, Derrymore
Paul Patrick Whelan, Silverwood, M/Mlk.
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
. If you wish to book a Baptism in our parish, please phone the Parish Office Mon. – Fri. between 9.30am – 1.30pm. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the maximum of 10 people per baptism is allowed during the Ceremony.
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING WHO DIED RECENTLY
James (Jimmy) Flynn, Lough Gate & formerly Tallaght, Dublin.
Gerry McNally, Chicago (Husband of Suzanne Greene, Morette)
Peter McLaughlin, Kilmalogue Downs
John Scully, Portlaoise (Brother of
Michael Scully, Ballymorris)
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
St. Michael’s Parish Church Portarlington on Sun. 6th Sept. from 4pm to 6pm.
WELCOME – Fr. Joe O’Neill
This weekend we welcome Fr. Joe O’Neill as Curate to the Parish of Portarlington & Emo. Fr. Joe is a priest of our Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin & has served in a number of parishes. He will live in the Parochial House in Emo. Fr. Joe is also a native of the Parish. We wish him happiness & blessings in his ministry in the Parish.
FAREWELL – Fr. Pat Hughes
We say farewell to Fr. Pat Hughes,
who takes up his new ministry as Parish Priest of Myshall & Clonegal. We wish him happiness & blessings in his ministry.
AUTUMN PRIESTS COLLECTION
The Autumn Collection for the Priests of the Parish will be held this weekend at all Masses. This is one of the 5 times during the year you can contribute to the support of the Priests. Envelope available in you development boxes or at Church Porch.
Sun. Sept. 13th – The Them of Safeguarding Sunday this year is ‘The Place of Young People in the heart of our Diocese, our Parishes, our Church’. Given the restrictions of COVID-19 resources will be uploaded to www.kandle.ie in the coming days if you wish to access them.
GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE KNOCK SHRINE 2020
The 2020 pilgrimage is on Sun. 13th Sept. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, taking place virtually at 3pm at Knock Basilica – Broadcast live at 3pm. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents & for all of us to acknowledge the great contribution that grandparents make to Church, to family, & to society in teaching & passing on the faith. We invite Grandparents & their families everywhere to join in praying for, and with, each other so that Grandparents everywhere can be honoured & thanked. Please join us online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch
SATURDAY 5TH SEPT. TO
FRIDAY 11TH SEPT. 2020
St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington
Saturday – 6.15pm Mass (Vigil)
Sunday – 9am Mass/11am Mass
Monday – Friday – 10am Mass
St. John’s Church, Killenard
St. Paul’s Church, Emo
Saturday 7.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 11am Mass
Sacred Heart Church, Rath
Sunday 9am Mass
This is a free group online Self-Management programme for adults with long term health conditions. Further info. contact Ciara on 087 4088325 or email SelfManagementSupportsSECH@hse.ie www.hse.ie/LivingWell
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Garryhinch & Portarlington Bridge Clubs are not in a position to re-open this September. If & when there are changes, members will be notified.
Live Streaming is being operated from St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington during Mass Ceremonies.
ONLINE BABY MASSAGE CLASS
Next course starting Monday 14th Sept & the following three Mondays at 10am.
ONLINE PREGNANCY YOGA
Classes include a relaxation segment. Every Wednesday 8pm. Booking is essential for both the above courses. Contact: Catriona 086-8890005″
PORT. MEALS ON WHEELS
Sincere thanks to everyone who helped in any way to keep the service going during the past 6 months. Without this help, we could not have managed to cook & deliver to our many recipients. Thanks to the wonderful kitchen staff, the volunteer drivers, to Martina & the C.E. Scheme, to all the people who donated in any way & all the offers of help. At the present rate, we expect to exceed over 8,000 meals this year. This wonderful service is now 48 years on the go.
COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANT
The Heritage Council invites applications for their Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020. Communities & heritage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are encouraged to apply for funding to support capital projects that improve access & inclusion to heritage sites; that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects, & the purchase of essential equipment. Apply by 15th September 2020. Apply through:-
PORTARLINGTON CONCERT BAND
New term has just started – New members very welcome. Contact Pat on 083-8510428. Covid-19 best practice is in effect with teaching & rehearsal. Of necessity, we are restricted in areas of assembly & ensemble performance & need more parents or volunteers to help with supervision etc. while the present difficult conditions continue. Phone
083-8510428. We hope to put on public performances as soon as regulations permit. We are located in the Girls’ Old School (Patrick St., opposite St. Michael’s Church – Thursday’s 3-7pm.
MESSAGE FOR PARISHIONERS
The Corona Virus has changed our world. It is difficult to get used to the new regulations and restrictions as we gather in smaller numbers and observe “social distance” from each other – the very opposite of community and community of worship. There is no obligation to go to Mass during this time of pandemic. Many are nervous and you should not be worried about missing Mass. But we do miss you and you are in our prayers. You are still a cherished member of our parish. You can join us via the parish radio or webcam (All Masses at weekends & weekdays from St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington are transmitted).
All of this has a huge impact on our funding. We thank you for your generous contributions in the past – The offertory (basket) collection ran the parish and the envelope collection enabled different developments (schools, buildings, halls) in the parish over the past number of years. We may never use the ‘baskets’ again. Many have found ways of supporting the parish at this time – Many continue to use the envelopes and place them in the boxes in the churches – Some of you have set up standing orders in the Bank – Others have handed in a donation. We are grateful and thank all of you who have contributed in different ways.
While we are grateful for your generosity, donations have been down over 50% in the last five months. We still need your support and ask for your support of the parish in any way that suits your circumstances, i.e. the traditional box of envelopes / hand in a donation / standing order through the Bank (details below) / Contribution to buckets available at Mass. Any parishioner giving more than €250 in a year to the Parish will entitle the Parish to a tax refund. There are also general DONATION envelopes available at the Church Porch.
DONATIONS TO PARISH
If you wish to make a donation, the Parish Account details are as follows and
you can do so online or through your Bank: Thank you.
Bank Name & Address – Bank of Ireland, Portarlington
Name of Account – Portarlington Parish No. 1 Account
BIC – BOFIIE2D
IBAN – IE28 BOFI 9018 6154 5717 14 (Please put your name/address in ref. box)
Bank Name & Address – Bank of Ireland, Mountmellick
Name of Account – Emo Church No. 1 Account
BIC – BOFIIE2D
IBAN – IE16 BOFI 9018 1051 4302 54 (Please put your name/address in ref. box)
ONLINE DONATIONS THROUGH OUR DIOCESAN WEBSITE
There is a donation facility now on the Kandle website & people can donate both to parishes (option for parish & clergy collection) & the diocese as they wish. On the diocesan button there is an option to donate to Trocaire, Retired Priests or other areas. The Diocese will forward any donations received for parishes. www.kandle.ie
The diocese recommends and encourages the use of face coverings at all Masses & other liturgical celebrations, along with the ongoing maintenance
of 2 metre physical distancing.
Some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, as outlined in the two jurisdictions: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-face-coverings and https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings
It is recognised that whilst it may not be appropriate for the celebrant and some others (for example ministers of the Word) to wear face coverings, they should at all times continue to maintain at least 2 metre physical distancing from one another, and four metres physical distancing from the front row of the congregation.
WEBCAM / MASS – St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington – View live streaming of all Masses as scheduled above during the weekend and next week.
You could also visit website www.mcnmedia.tv and follow the links to Republic of Ireland / Laois / St. Michael’s Church.
M.A.B.S. (MONDAY ADVICE & BUDGETING SERVICE)
The Laois office is available for limited face-to-face meetings. We are still contactable by phone, mobile, text, WhatsApp, email, or zoom. Where possible communications should be sent to us electronically or by phone. South Leinster MABS, Laois Office, Railway Mews, Railway Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois. R32 K298 – Phone: 0761 07 2620 / Mobile: 087 9413334 / Fax: 057 8678037 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org