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Kilmurry McMahon & Labasheeda Parish Newsletter
21st & 22nd May 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 21 May 8.00pm -
Mon 23 May 9.30am - Mass
Wed 25 May 9.30am - Mass
Sat 28 May 11.00am- FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Sat 28 May 8.00pm - Lena Melling; - Tom Lillis and deceased Lillis family members

Sun 22 May 11.00am - Josie O'Connell, Drumdigus and deceased family members; - Brendan FitzGerald, Tullycrine; - Teresa Keane, Crossmore; - John & Delia Frawley and deceased family members
Tue 24 May 9.30am - Mass
Thu 26 May 9.30am - Mass
Sun 29 May 11.00am - Michael O'Connell, Drumdigus, Months Mind; - John T O'Connell, Kinlea; - Timmy & Bridie King, Breaffa



Numbers drawn
07 08 09 24

Jackpot €3,100
No Winner

Peggy Morgan, Blainmore

County Board Tickets
Catherine Donoghue, Gowerhaas
Deirdre Corish, Labasheeda
Aoife Dillon, c/o Kitty Dillon
John Tubridy, Labasheeda

Next Draw on Sunday 22nd May in Murty Browne's
Jackpot €3,200

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 €158
St. Mary's Basket €320
Many thanks for your continued support.


Lourdes Invalid Fund
Thank for your generous contribution to the Lourdes Invalid Fund, taken up last weekend.

Sacristans Collection
The bi-annual collection for our devoted sacristan, Joan Cahill, will be taken up on Sat 28th May in St. Kieran's.
A Sacristans Collection will also be taken up in St. Mary's on Sun 29th May, the proceeds of this will be used for the seasonal decor of St. Mary's.
Your support would be appreciated.

Congratulations to those that received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday.
Over the coming weeks the children will be preparing to leave National School and begin a new part of their life journey in their chosen Secondary School and we trust that the gifts of the Holy Spirit given to them at their Confirmation will guide them on this journey.
We would like to thank to everyone who contributed to making this a very special day. Special thanks to Fr John Akain, Mill Hill Missionaries, who administered the Sacrament.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in our parish on Sat 28th May in St. Kieran's Church at 11am.
We pray for the children as they receive the Lord for the first time:
Eimear Coghlan
Mary Bridget Conway
Owen Davis
Colm Downes
Jack Foley
Rhiannon Gadd
Joseph Hehir
Leona Kennedy
Julian Linnane
Eimear Magee
Colm McMahon
Maria O'Sullivan

Exam Masses
The Annual Masses for our Exam Students will take place in St. Mary's Church on Sun 29th May and in St Kieran's Church on Sat 4th June.

Benediction at Tullycrine Well
Benediction will take place at Tullycrine Blessed Well on Fri 27th May at 8pm.
Please note date and time change

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 30th May at 8.30pm in St. Mary's Parochial House.
Please feel free to come along - all welcome.

St. Kieran's PPC Meeting
St. Kieran's PPC will be meeting on Tues 24th May at 9.00pm.

May Devotions
The rosary will be recited every Wed in May at 8pm at St. Kieran's Church, Labasheeda.

St. Mary's Flower Group
A new Flower subgroup has been formed under the co-ordination of Barbara Madigan and Rita Lorrigan. We would like to thank Barbara, Rita and those who have volunteered to be part of this group. The Flower group work regularly behind the scenes to provide flower arrangements that adorn the church and enhance our worship.
If you would like to help in any way with the care and
maintenance of St. Mary's Church and have some time to spare, however short that may be, please contact a member of St. Mary's PPC.

Parish Secretary (CE Scheme)
Applications are sought for the above position. Eligibility to participate on this Scheme is linked to those in receipt of Social Welfare payments for 12 months or more.
Further details from Marie at 087 9663454.

Tidy Towns
Judging for the National Tidy Towns competition is scheduled for early June. Labasheeda Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone for helping to keep our Community tidy and litter-free.

Community Games
Well done to Norah Ryan and Julian Linnane, who represented Kilmurry McMahon/Labasheeda Community Games at the recent County swimming finals in Activ Ennis Leisure Complex.

Shannon Gaels GAA Club
Meeting will be held on Mon 23rd May at 8.30pm at the Clubhouse. All members welcome.

Shannon Gaels Ladies GAA Club
Hard luck to Shannon Gaels U16 girls who were defeated in their U16 Final by Wolfe Tones in Clooney/Quin on Tues evening. The girls fought until the very end in what was a very exciting 13 goal thriller but unfortunately it wasn't their day.

Killimer Mothers & Others Gaelic Football
Training will take place on Mon evening at 7.15pm in Killimer pitch. All are welcome, experienced and beginners.

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Pro Life Rally Sat 4th June, Dublin
Bus leaving Kilkee, Kilrush, Ennis, Shannon, Bunratty for Pro Life Rally on Sat4th June. Contact Josephine at 085 2792077.

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. Ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m. For bus transport please contact: Noel O'Shea, Kilkee, 087 2550155

The Month of May has been dedicated to emphasising the importance of Safeguarding Children
SAFEGUARDING. Our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement 'as a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, and will work in partnership with parents /guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.'
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:
Caroline King Mary Burke Kenny
St. Mary's Church St. Kieran's Church
087 267 3694 086 866 7000

Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses
in Ennis Cathedral on Wed 25th May at 2.00pm. Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist.

Information Evening on Drugs & Alcohol Abuse
To be held at the Kilkee Bay Hotel on Wed 25th May at 7.30pm. Presentation by An Garda Siochana & Community Substance Misuse Team. This presentation will be suitable for Teenagers and their parents. Further information from Adriona Meere of Clare Youth Services on 086 0440911.

Diocese of Killaloe Stillness & Mediation Retreat - Nourishing the Divine Life within us
Two days of reflection and quiet prayer/meditation at Mt. St. Joseph's Abbey, Roscrea, 27th and 28th May.
"The secret of divine life is already within us and needs only to be accepted and nourished".
See NOTICE BOARDs for further information.

Further Education - Business/IT Training at St John Bosco Community College
An Information morning will be held on Thurs 26th May at 10.30 am at St John Bosco Community College Kildysart for anyone interested in a Business award at QQI Level 5. Course commences in mid Sept 2016, suitable for school leavers, Social Welfare recipients and anyone interested in up-skilling. If interested call in to the college or contact 065 6832300 for further details

Vandeleur Walled Garden & Woodland Bistro, Kilrush
Come celebrate the re-Launch celebration of the Vandeleur Walled Gardens & Woodlands Bistro, Kilrush on Sat 4th June at 12.30pm. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Events on the day include - hanging basket demonstrations, Yoga, Mindfulness & Reflexology workshops, entertainment for children by Designer Balloons & lots more.

Estuary Challenge June 2016
Both routes have been extended this year to take in Cappa with its amazing views of the River Shannon! The 105km and 55km routes will take place on Sat 11th June at 10am starting in Labasheeda Village.
Registration is available online and on the day, fee €30.
For more information and to register go to
Facebook: Estuary Challenge
Twitter: @estuarycycle
Contact: Mary Corry 086 8900620 or John Cahill 085 1491700.

A bunny rabbit in the haggard at Derryguiha 14/05/16

Michael King - Haulage Contractor

Derrynalicka, Kilmurry McMahon, Co. Clare

Supplier of Gravel, Sand, Stone etc!

Contact Number - 086 2673694 





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