Parish News

Published on November 17, 2022

Family Mass: is starting in Ogonnelloe on 20th November at 11am in St Mary’s and will continue on the 3rd Sunday each month.  Everyone is welcome. As November is the month of remembrance, we invite everyone to bring a leaf (any kind, paper or real!) with the name of a loved one who has died, and children will be asked to bring these to the altar during the mass. We are also looking for children of all ages who would like to participate in some way, this can be reading, saying a prayer, being part of the offertory procession or maybe playing music or singing. Older siblings, parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany a child in these activities. Please text the Parish phone on 0858779113 if your child would like to take part or if you would like to put forward a suggestion for Family Masses in our Parish.

Remembrance Tree: You are invited to put the names of your deceased loved ones on the leaves provided and hang them on the Remembrance Trees, which will be in both churches during the month of November. This will be a reminder to all of us to remember and pray for the deceased at this very special time of the year.

Dates for your diary: Ogonnelloe School Mass on Thursday 15th December 2021 in St Molua’s at 10am ~ Confirmation Enrolment for Ogonnelloe N.S. Saturday 7th January 2023 in St Mary’s at 8pm ~ Holy Communion Enrolment for Ogonnelloe N.S. Sunday 8th January 2023 in St Molua’s at 11am ~ Confirmation 25th March 2023 in Bodyke ~ Holy Communion 13th May 2023 in St Mary’s Church 11am

Lectio Divina: Ogonnelloe Parish Hall, Tuesdays evenings 8-9pm contact Olivia 0876380201 or oliviajodonovan@gmail.com Started Tuesday 25th Oct. Lectio Divina is a traditional Christian practice of scriptural reading, meditation & prayer that helps to deepen your prayer life.  Lectio Divina has been part of monastic life for centuries but has moved to the laity and become more widespread in the last 100 years and can be used as a spiritual practice for individuals or groups.

Pastoral Minister: Michael Daly – 086 3813677 email: mdaly178@gmail.com – Our recently appointed Pastoral Minister for the Inis Cealtra Pastoral Area, Michael Daly, introduced himself at Masses recently. We wish Michael the very best in his new role and we hope to work closely and effectively with him in the coming years.

Helping in our Churches: Over the past two years we have experienced periods of great change with the pandemic. Now that we are thankfully emerging back to normality, we are looking to re-energise our group of Parish volunteers. Some people have given decades of service in this way and we are now all asked to consider how we might be able to help in whatever way we can. We are particularly looking to recruit new volunteers as Sacristans and Cleaners at this time. If you would like to volunteer or to know more please contact Fr Dariusz or Joanne in the Parish Office.

The Mass schedule is as follows for the time being  

  • Tuesday 10am St Mary’s
  • Thursday 10am St Molua’s
  • Saturday 6:30pm Tuamgraney, 8pm St Molua’s
  • Sunday 9.30am Bodyke, 11am St Mary’s

The new graveyard extension is now completed and graves are available for purchase. If you are interested in buying a plot you can contact one of the following; Michael McNamara -086 8202917 or Ger O’Brien – 087 6349429 or Pat O’Brien – 087 7924202Readers: Can you please check with the celebrant before Mass.

Baptisms: Bookings for baptisms are now being accepted; please contact the Parish Office or Fr Dariusz.

Contributions: Thanks for your continued financial support of the parish at this time. A number of payments have been received through the diocesan online donation facility and we are very grateful. All donations made through that service come to the parish

Anniversary Masses: If you wish to book an anniversary Mass you can do so through Joanne at the parish office.

Planning to get married ? You need to give at least six months notice for the completion of church and civil papers and so it would be a good idea to contact Fr Dariusz to chat through the necessary requirements. This applies whether you are getting married in the parish, elsewhere in Ireland or overseas.

Inis Cealtra Pastoral Area comprises of the parishes of O’gonnelloe, Bodyke, Scariff, Mountshannon, Feakle & Flagmount-Killanena. Fr Joe McMahon & Fr Dariusz Plasek are co-parish priests for the area who work together with Fr John Jones, Fr James O’Brien, Fr Jackie Sharpe.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.