March 05, 2011

March 05, 2011

Newsletter for Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6th March 2011:

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr. P.J. O’ Driscoll
Telephone 087- 2552276

Offertory Collection this weekend 1st Sunday Collection Diocesan Religious Purposes.
Offertory Collection next weekend is for The Parish Reserve Fund.

Ash Wednesday : Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent.
Ashes will be blessed and distributed at all Masses on Wednesday. Masses for Ash Wednesday are:
St. Patrick’s Church 7.45am; 10.00 am and 7.30pm.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 9.30am.

St. Padre Pio Prayer Group: The March Mass and Novena prayers will take place at St. Patrick’s Church at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 8th March. Everyone welcome. The Petition box will be in the usual place at the back of the Church for your petitions.

The Lenten /Spring Stations for 2011 begin this coming week. The Stations are as follows;

Labbycally Fri. 11th March at John & Carmel McGrath 8.00pm.

Bellevue, Gearagh, Carrigabrick, Bettyville, Ballinafauna and Ballinveelick on Monday week 14th March at Noel & Helen Harris at 8.00pm.

We welcome RTE to our Parish this weekend. They will televise Sunday Mass from our Parish Church of St. Patrick on Sunday. It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome through the medium of television all those who will be joining us throughout the country for the Celebration of The Eucharist for The 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time. May we all be blessed and enriched through our time together.

We ask Parish Council Members who were not able to attend last Tuesday’s meeting of The Parish Council to please collect the Lenten Station Envelopes for their Station Areas in the Sacristy after Masses this weekend..

The Fermoy St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee are asking all those who wish to take part in the parade to register on the website by Monday 14th March. This is to facilitate the orderly start to the parade. All those who register will be allocated a position in the parade; all those who do not register will be placed to the back of the parade. The website is The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at Cavanagh’s Garage, Cork Road and ends this year in Pearse Square.

Beginning Experience is a specially designed programme which gives widowed, separated and divorce people help and support to deal with the grief process, and to discover for themselves that merely “existing” in life can be transformed into “living” a new life, though a different one.
The next weekend is being held in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from 15th- 17th April 2011.
For Application Forms and any further information, please contact 087 9886480
Or email

Liam’s Lifts: “Many of us in our community have sadly seen first hand the difficulties that oncology patients encounter in arranging transport to and from their appointments in Cork. In an effort to solve this problem, we are in the process of setting up a pilot scheme in Fermoy called “Liam’s Lifts”. Our hope is that this organisation will arrange for volunteers to drive patients to and from their appointments in Cork thereby taking this worry away from patients who are already going through such a stressful time. Our hope is that we will be in a position to role out “Liam’s Lifts” by the late summer/early autumn of this year. As you can imagine, volunteers are a critical part of this service and as such we are asking anyone who may be interested in becoming involved to contact us. Please ring Triona O’Flynn on (086) 8754898 who would be delighted to hear from you and will answer any questions that you may have.”

Notices of a Religious or Community Nature are welcome for this Parish Newsletter. Notices should be given to Fr Aquin Casey by Thursday afternoon, for the following weekend’s newsletter. Telephone 025-31414. e-mail

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