Newsletter Sunday 17th January 2016

Newsletter Sunday 17th January 2016

Fermoy Parish Newsletter

2nd Sunday of the Year

17th January 2016

Parish Website:

Fermoy Parish Office Tel 025(30856)

Office Hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12 Noon

 Priest on Sick Call Duty Fr P.J O Driscoll

 Tel: 087-2552276


The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: The Annual Collection for flowers for both St Patrick’s Church & Queen of Peace Church

Last weekend’s Door Collection €1751

Last weekend’s Offertory Collection: €1654

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel:  The following hours needs help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Sunday 1am to 2am,                   Tuesday 10 am to 11 am,  

   Wednesday 1 pm to 2 pm,

Thursday 6 am to 7 am,   Thursday 5 pm to 6 pm.  

If you can cover any of these hours, even for a short time please let one of the priests know

St Patrick’s Church Door Collector’s: Helpers needed for   Group 3___7.30 pm Mass Saturday for the months January, May & September

Group 4__ 10.30 am Mass Sunday for the months February, June & October

Maranatha Ecumenical Prayer Group: Next meeting Wednesday 20th January in The Blue Nuns at 8pm. All Welcome.

Items of a Religious or Community Nature are welcome for this Parish Newsletter.  Notices should be given in by Wednesday Afternoon to The Parish Office (Tel 025-30856) or email

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Begins Mon 18th Jan. this year Pope Francis invites us to pray “that by means of dialogue & fraternal charity & with the grace of the Holy Spirit Christians may overcome divisions” The Maranatha prayer Group invite you & your friends to an afternoon of prayer, praise & reflection in the Adair Hall Sunday 24th Jan starting at 3 pm. The programme has been prepared by the Latvian Church. The guest speaker will be Mrs Shirley Bowers, (Arise ministries) whose mission to Ireland is reconciliation & unity. Refreshments will be served.

Thank You from St Vincent de Paul in Fermoy: The local conference of St Vincent de Paul sincerely thanks anyone who supported our fundraising efforts before Christmas. To the Church, Community groups, Clubs & Societies who helped to brighten the lives of many families this Christmas. The Society can only continue to alleviate want & need in our communities through the generous spirit of so many in our locality. This Christmas we received cash donations, toys & food. Our members distributed these gifts in Fermoy & surrounding villages in the weeks coming up to Christmas. The Conference in Fermoy covers a wide catchment area, including Glanworth, Kilworth, Ballyhooly, Conna, Ballynoe, Castlelyons, Rathcormac & Castletownroche. We would like to assure our benefactors that their contributions helped tremendously to make this Christmas a happier time for a great many families, we say a sincere thank you once again, and also for your continuing support of the work we do. Wishing you all a Happy & Peaceful 2016.

Fermoy Active Retirement Group: Meeting wed. 20th Jan at 2.30 pm in Fermoy youth centre. Guest speaker- Margaret Noonan. Herbalist.

Fermoy Musical Society: Will hold a table quiz at the wagon Tavern on Monday 25th Jan at 8.30 pm sharp. Enquires to 086 8666997

Coláiste an Chraoibhín Afternoon/Evening Courses: Junior classes are Junior yoga/Meditation, Business & Computers, Junior Chef, and Creative Writing & Young Scientist. Adult Classes are Computer Skills Intermediate & Sewing Skills. All Courses commence from 27th January.  Registration for all courses on Monday 18th January from 12 pm to 12.30 pm & Wednesday 20th January from 7 pm to 8 pm. Enquires to Evening Class Co-ordinator tel 025-3163

Five Week Mindfulness Programme: Starting 11th Feb at 7.30 pm -8.30 pm at Fermoy Resource Centre. To Register & for details please contact Kathleen or Liam on 025 32962. Cost €25


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