Date:  31st July 2011



The Church of the Assumption

Mass times during the week:
















Sacristy Phone 052-9154114 – Please use this No. to book anniversaries, Baptisms, Weddings etc. It is best to ring before or after Mass times.

New Graveyard Queries 052- 9154006 & 086-2416963

Fr. QuirkeÕs mobile: 086 8171758

V In Memoriam V

We remember our deceased relatives and friends

Recently Deceased:

Sat July 30th: 

James, Andy (Jnr.) & Se‡n Croke, Grawn & San Francisco  


May they rest in peace

Sat August 7th: 

Sarah Carroll, St. MaryÕs Rd.


Sun August 8th: 

Joby OÕShea, Crohane

May they rest in peace



Graveyard Mass 

We have celebrated Mass and prayed for our dead in both graveyards. Thanks to all who help to maintain the graveyards throughout the year and to those who made the preparations for Mass on both Friday evenings.

May our dead rest in peace



Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 7 August 2011. Contact John OÕConnell – 0529154259 / 087 2621468 or Kathleen Kelly: 0529154489 / 086 8907883 for details and booking


Holy Water

We have purchased a new Holy Water Barrel. It has a tap to make it easy to fill your water bottles.  It is placed in the side porch (Church Lane Side).  You can get to it from the main body of the Church anytime the Church is open.  Please bring your own bottle. Holy Water renews the grace of our Baptism.


Introducing the New Missal – To assist our preparation for changes in some of the words that we pray at Mass from September next, please see the question and answer below.  In addition, you may wish to view the brief video and further explanations which are now available on  Related topics on the new edition of the Roman Missal are also on

Is the Mass changing?

The structure of the Mass is not changing. The order and the actions of the Mass remain unchanged. The readings at Mass are not changed. However, with the introduction of the new edition of the Roman Missal throughout the English-speaking world, we will all notice a change in how the Mass sounds. The translations of a number of our prayer texts from the original Latin have changed – sometimes by a particular word or in the word order. Prayers that we have become used to reciting by memory now have to be relearned. Prayers that we are used to hearing the priest say will sound different to us.

The style of language we will hear and pray may seem more formal to us and perhaps, in parts, more complex. But over time, with the praying of these texts, the sound of the Mass will again become familiar to us.


What is the Roman Missal?

The term ÔMissalÕ is used to refer to the book that contains all the prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass. The Missal is first written in Latin and this Latin text is then translated into the particular language of the people. In this way, while the Mass may be celebrated in many languages across the Roman Catholic world, it is the same core Latin text that is being prayed by the Church. We have been using our current Missal since St PatrickÕs Day 1975. It is sometimes referred to as the Missal of Pope Paul VI. Now we have a new edition of that Missal.


Famine Appeal.  A collection to aid famine victims in

Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya will be taken up at the Masse on 30 / 31 July. Please be generous in your support of this very urgent cause.



Important upcoming dates




Community & Society

Thanks.  John McNamara, on behalf of the hall committee, would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who helped on the occasion of the visit of the Kilfenora CŽil’ Band. Thanks also to those who supported the event making this an enjoyable and profitable fund raising exercise.


Millennium Family Resource Centre Courses for September 2011

Applied Employment Skills Level 4

Applicants must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment

For further details please contact Josephine or Avril at 052 9157992 or e-mail or


Adult Learning Scheme

If you answered yes to the above, then please contact Louise 052 6127543 or Marie 086 0666123 for more information

Classes are tailored specifically to your needs.


This is a free & Confidential service



Schools – Pre-school, Primary & Post Primary

The Commons Community Pre-School is now taking names for children who wish to enrol in our pre-school from September 2011-June 2012.

Pre-school is open Monday to Friday 8.55a.m-12.30p.m. We offer a wide range of activities to children aged 2yrs and 6mths to school age.

We offer ECCE places (free pre-school year) to children who are 3yrs and 2mths on the 1st of September Each year. We also offer (Subvention rates) reduced prices to any families who are in receipt of social welfare payments.

Contact Alice Teehan (Childcare Manager) 052-9154687/ 0868417889.


Colaiste Mhuire is running attractive post leaving cert courses next September.  These courses are highly specialised and graduates have a good track record in obtaining employment.  There are level 5 & 6 Fetac courses in Welding, Engineering, Childcare, Computers, Business administration and Special needs assistants.  Hours are flexible to suit all applicants and most students get grants.  One may get further info by phoning school office at 056-8831135 or by looking up the school website



Sporting Clubs

Ballingarry G.A.A. Club

Lotto NoÕs  1-5-10-11No Winner Û40 each:


Gerry Fitzgerald, Foyle


Warren Purcell, Harley Park


Cliona Purcell, Garrynoe


Breda Gahan, Mullinahone


J.J. Horan, Foyle

Jackpot next week Û7,300


Match Results & Fixtures:


Garrabridge JFA

Cahir 1-2  Ballingarry 0-15



Senior Hurling Championship

Seamus O Ruain Cup

Ballingarry v Moycarkey Borris in Cashel @ 7pm Sun 31st July



Quirkes Jewellers JHA Rd 5

Ballingarry v Kilsheelan in Fethard @ 7.30pm Sat 30th July


South Senior Hurling Final

Carrick Davins v CJ Kichams Munninahone in Clonmel @ 3pm Sun 31st


Chadwicks MHA Rd 4

Moyle Rovers v Ballingarry in Fethard @ 7.30pm Wed Aug 3rd


V.H.I. Cœl Camp will take place in G.A.A field from the 1st to the 5th of August. Any one wanting to take part must contact Kathleen Walton as soon as possible as the kits have to be ordered.

Ballingarry G.A.A shop will be opened on the 2nd July in the G.A.A centre from 11:30am till 12 noon.


Family Fun day will take place in O'Sullivan Park on Sunday 7th August at 12:30pm. Events include Bucking Bronco, Ladies Football, Tug-O-War,

BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Pillow Fight, Sumo Wrestling, Skittles, Juvenile Hurling and Camogie Games, Bottle Bank, Novelty Games and plenty more

for the family to enjoy.




Congratulations to Lorraine OÕ Shea, Mohober who completed for Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. in Tullamore recently.  Lorraine excelled in a number of events, coming in 2nd in the GirlsÕ U-18 200m in a time of 25:87, 1st in GirlsÕ U-18 long jump measuring 5.55m. 


Fab Fitness Boot camp starting Tues 5th July 1 pm - for 6 weeks. Soccer Field Mullinahone.

This is NON-Military style boot camp, getting fit through fun and games7 per class/Û30 for 6 classes if paid up front.

Places are limited so call 08765410352 to book yours! Biddy O'Dwyer NCEF Fitness Instructor.




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