Inis Cathaigh Pastoral Area
Kilmurry McMahon & Labasheeda Parish Newsletter
18th & 19th June 2016

Fr. Tom McGrath 087 741 4319
Mary Normoyle 087 675 0267
KilmurryMcMahon/Labasheeda Parish
Email or phone Mary Normoyle 087 675 0267.
Deadline is 6pm on Thurs.

Sat 18 Jun 8.00pm - Susan Hannon, First Anniversary; - Frank O'Dea & his daughter, Anita O'Dea-Bagnell; - James O'Dea
Mon 20 Jun 9.30am - Mass
Wed 22 Jun 9.30am - Mass
Sat 25 Jun 8.00pm - Teresa Meaney, Clonkerry

Sun 19 Jun 11.00am - Tommy Lorrigan, College Park, Ennis, late of Derrybrick; - Paddy & Kitty Lorrigan, Crossbeg & daughters Ann Rita & Kathleen; - Mary & Patrick Crowe, Carabane; - Mattie Hassett, Carabane
Tue 21 Jun 9.30am - Mass
Thu 23 Jun 9.30am - Mass
Sun 26 Jun 11.00am - Ellen & James Hegarty and deceased family members



Numbers drawn
09 11 18 20

Jackpot €3,500
No Winner

Geraldine O'Brien, Tiermaclane

County Board Tickets
Linda & Sarah Casey, Labasheeda
Tony Alford, c/o Caseys
Darren Crehan, Kildysart
Linda & Eileen Casey, Labasheeda

Next Draw on Sunday 19th June in Casey's
Jackpot €3,600

Thanking you for supporting Shannon Gaels GAA Club



10am to 2noon and 5pm to 9pm

Come along between any of the above times
and spend just one hour in the presence of Jesus


Basket Collection
St. Kieran's Basket €178
St. Mary's Basket €166
Lourdes Invalid Fund
St. Kieran's Basket €170
St. Mary's Basket €185
Many thanks for your continued support.


World Meeting of Families 2018 Collection
Pope Francis has chosen Dublin as the venue for the next World Meeting of Families in 2018. To help prepare for the event we will be having the a second collection at our Masses this weekend.
Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.
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Safeguarding Information Session
A Safeguarding Information Session will be held on 29th June, 7pm-9pm in the Bellbridge House Hotel, Spanish Point for those who may work with children through the Parish.
If interested contact Caroline King, St. Mary's Safeguarding Representative, 087 267 3694 or Mary Bourke Kenny, St. Kieran's Safeguarding Representative, 086 866 7000.
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"Lord help me to remember
that nothing is going to happen to me today,
that You and I together can't handle".
Lord, Lead me, Guide Me, Walk beside me.
We remember and pray for all students sitting their exams at our daily Masses.
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Shannon Gaels GAA Club Cúl Camp
The GAA will run a Cúl Camp at the Shannon Gaels pitch from 11th to 15th July from 10.00am-2.30pm daily. This camp is open to girls and boys aged 6-13 years. Cost €55 (incl jersey, top, backpack). Online booking closes Fri 9th July.
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Sunday Liturgies when a priest is not available
Next training session for Sunday Lay Led Liturgies with Maureen Kelly, Diocesan Director of Liturgies, will be held on Monday 27th June at 8.30pm in St. Mary's Parochial House.
Please feel free to come along - all welcome.
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Community Games Notes

County Athletics Finals
Congratulations to Adam O'Neill who won a silver medal in a photo finish in U8 80m at the recent Athletics finals in Lees Rd. Congratulations also to Eleanor Crowe who won a bronze medal in U14 Long Jump and to Saoirse Crowe who received a Certificate in U12 600m. Julian Linnane qualified for the final of the U10 100m. Other athletes who represented the parish were: Bobby Linnane (U8 60m); Odhran McMahon (U8 80m); Aisling Crowe (U10 200m); Tiarnan McMahon (U10 200m); Leah Kelly (U10 100m); Luke Davis (U12 Long Puck); Ethan McMahon (U12 600m); Aine O'Neill (U12 600m).

Community Games Marathon
The Clare Community Games marathon competitions for both boys and girls U16 were held recently in KilmurryMcMahon in glorious sunshine. The event was co-ordinated by Tommy McCarthy and the local Community Games Committee. The first four in each competition now make up the teams to represent Clare in the National finals in Athlone in August.
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Local Annual pilgrimage to Knock
will take place on Sat 25th June. Leaving Labasheeda at 8.30am and Kildysart at 8.45am. Contact Helen at 086 304 87 54. Names to be in before the 21st June.

Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage
Lourdes has been designated as one of the International Jubilee sites for this Year of Mercy. The Diocesan Pilgrimage takes place from 26th June returning on 1st July. Extra capacity has been provided in the flights from Shannon Airport. Bookings to Joe Walsh Tours (01) 2410810 or Fully inclusive fare of flights, hotel and all meals for €687 with €10 discount for online booking.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock
The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sun 3rd July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years. This year Rev. Des Hillery Killaloe diocese will lead the ceremonies. For the second year, the diocese in conjunction with Knock Youth Ministry, is trying to include as many young people as possible to add a "Youth Dimension" to the pilgrimage. Any youth over 14 years that are interested in participating contact the Diocesan Office on 065 6828638 or via email before 24th June to facilitate the arrangements for the day. For bus transport please contact: Noel O'Shea, Kilkee, 087 2550155.

Year of Mercy Limerick / Clare Group 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg
on August Bank Holiday Weekend, 30th Jul to 1st Aug. Bus leaves Arthurs Quay Limerick at 6am with pickup available in Ennis, Gort, Oranmore, Claregalway, Tuam, Knock and Sligo. Contact James Treacy on 086 057 22 16 or 061 921 470.

Year of Mercy San Giovanni and Assisi Pilgrimage group
led by Fr. Sean Crowley on 30th Sept. Price €919 pps. Celebrating the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi on the 4th Oct in Assisi. Also Holy Land at Christmas 2016 led by Fr Philip McShane. Price €1,375 pps. Payment can be made in instalments. Contact James Treacy for details 086 057 2216.
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Solemn Novena
The Redemptorists in Limerick will be celebrating the annual novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from 17th to 25th June. There will be 10 celebrations each day - the first at 7am, the final one at 10.30pm. Information on
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Volunteers Wanted
West Clare Family Resource Centre are running computer classes for Older People and are looking for Volunteers to help tutor the students on a one to one basis. Have you experience of using computers at home, at work, on a farm; or have you recently completed a computer course, and would like to share your knowledge with others? If so then we would love to hear from you. Please phone 065 905 2173 or call in to see us in the Community Centre Kilrush.
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I.T. Training
Do you need help using your Mobile Phone, Tablet or Laptop?
The West Clare Family Resource Centre are running I.T. Training sessions on Tuesday mornings and Wed afternoons for the month of June. Please phone 065 905 2173 to secure your place.
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Congratulations to the Clare Go for Life team
The West Clare Family Resource Centre congratulate Mary Lillis, Joe Foran, Tom and Mary Kilkenny, Christina O'Connor, Mary O'Gorman and Teresa Danaher on winning the ‘Participation and Good Fun' award while representing Clare in the All Ireland Go for Life Games in Dublin on 11th June.
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Comfort Keepers
are recruiting carers in our community. Some QQI qualifications required. If you are interested in a rewarding career as a carer please call 01 892 1321.
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Coping with loss after Suicide
Are you finding it difficult to cope with a death by suicide of a family member, relative or friend? It may help to talk to a Clare Suicide Bereavement Support (Clare S.B.S.) volunteer. We offer free confidential support to people who have experienced a death by suicide. Please phone or text. - 087 3698315 or 0860565373.
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New Counselling Centre
The Willow Counselling Centre located at Sonas, Ennis Community Centre, Chapel Lane, Ennis, is a dedicated professional affordable Counselling and Psychotherapy Service based on client's needs. All Counsellors and Psychotherapists are members of professional Accrediting Bodies, IAHIP, IACP, APCP. For a further information or a confidential appointment please phone 085 782 0000.
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St. Jude
Prayer for Fathers

Loving Father,
Giver of all good gifts,
you show us your love in the gift of our fathers.
Bless them with your spirit of wisdom,
and give them the grace to set a loving
example for us through their faith,
Saint Jude,
you too led a life of selfless service
and fruitful love.
Guide our fathers through your intercession.
Give them strong conviction,
renewed hope and perfect charity;
so they may teach with authority,
comfort us when we falter,
and anchor our families in your love.

On Sunday last June 12th ...A limestone plaque was unveiled on the site of the Aylroe Cillín, the site where many infants were buried. Mass was also celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Tom McGrath. A large gathering of locals from the neighbouring townlands; Aylroe, Erribul, Shanahea, Cahircon and Effernan, plus a number of visitors from England and Australia. The main man behind the event was landowner Professor Michael Hayes. Sean Reidy sang the renowned song ‘The Hills of Aylroe'. The Cillín or childrens burial ground contains over one hundred graves all unidentified and going back centuries. The site is covered over mainly with gorse and furze and is a couple of hundred feet over sea-level. Fr. McGrath gave a very meaningful homily and said prayers for the unbaptized, the abandoned and forgotten children. He also remembered the locals who had bereavements over recent months. Professor Hayes thanked all who helped make the day a great success.

Very Rev. Fr. Tom McGrath and Professor Ml. Hayes at the Aylroe Cillin.


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Derrynalicka, Kilmurry McMahon, Co. Clare

Supplier of Gravel, Sand, Stone etc!

Contact Number - 086 2673694 





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