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1 THE PARISH OF AUGHNAMULLEN EAST
Please let family and friends living away from home know that the newsletter can also be viewed online or We would appreciate that in order to help cover the printing costs of the newsletter please leave a donation each week in the basket. Please return spare newsletters to the tables at both entrances if you are not taking it home . Thank you. Sick Children Hospital Temple Street: This collection will take place next weekend 24/25 July at both masses Sunday 18th July 2010 16th Sunday in OT Year C Fr Noel McConnell / Take Note: Messages for newsletter – Must be in by Wednesday Afternoon. You can leave messages in Post Box clearly marked Newsletter at Fr. Noel’s house by Wednesday afternoon, or The earlier the better because of space restriction. Sunday Masses Sat. 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Kathleen & Hughie Duffy, Benmore Peter & Margaret Duffy, Lattonfaskey James, Margaret & Mick Keenan, Beagh Patricia Callen, Carrickmacross Sunday 11 a.m. Michael & Mary Larkin, Tossey and Deceased family Members Funeral Mass Owen Daly RIP Weekday Masses Tues 7.30 p.m. Private Intention Thurs 7.30 p.m. 24th July Mary Ann, Patrick & Peter Gorman, Roo James, John & Eileen Markey, Eugene Markey & Deceased Markey and Conlon Family Members, Carnaveigh Sunday 11 a.m. 25th July The deceased McMahon family members, Formill The deceased McGuirk family members, Cortard Monsignor Liam MacDaid will become the fifty-third bishop of our Diocese of Clogher since it was established in Today our Diocese stretches from Bundoran in the west to Inniskeen in the east, some miles short of Dundalk. In between, it includes portions of County Donegal and County Tyrone, the most of County Fermanagh, all of County Monaghan and a portion of County Louth. There are thirty-seven parishes and eighty-seven churches, served by some eighty priests today. Who or what was here before the time of the diocese? The answer to that takes us back at least to the time of Macartan of Clogher and Tiarnach of Clones, to the time of Molaise of Devenish and Davóg of Lough Derg, to the time of Davnet of Sliabh Beage and Fanchea of Rossory. They didn’t have the same diocesan structures as us but the basics of our faith are still the same. Over fifteen hundred years of faith have passed between us and them but we believe the same Gospel, the same Trinity of Father Son and Holy Spirit, and the same Creed. The language for Mass today may be different from the language of Macartan or Tiarnach, but at its core the Eucharist we share is still the same. And in a particular way, they (like us) would understand the way Jesus endorsed Mary the sister of Martha in today’s Gospel as a call to focus on Jesus and listen to him. Like Mary in today’s Gospel, they were focused on Jesus Christ. The tradition that came after these early local saints handed on a particular story about Macartan that seems to echo perfectly the Gospel today, particularly in the attention that Mary the sister of Martha paid to Jesus. The story goes somewhat like this: One day Macartan took to reading the Gospel. He was delighted by what he read. But the evening was coming and the light was fading. Soon it would have been dark and Macartan was sad that he would have had to stop reading. (In those days there were no reading lights.) However, the story goes that later on that night, his friends noticed that there was a strange light in the place where they had left Macartan reading. When they went over to see what was going on, they found that Macartan was still there and that he was still reading the Gospel surrounded by a mysterious haze of light. No one could explain where the light was coming from. Later generations took it to mean that Macartan’s personal faith - his attention and focus on Jesus - gave him power to read and preach the word of God with a new and different vision. That story is honoured today in one of the tapestries in the Cathedral in Monaghan. Macartan and our other forebears in faith, like Mary the sister of Martha, wanted to choose ‘the better part’, as Jesus called it. Jesus praised Mary for being the one who gives time to listen to him. Last Sunday, we heard about the Good Samaritan in which Jesus emphasised the importance of doing the good deed. In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls to mind the other side of that balance: instead of running around preoccupied with our tasks and worries, Mary made time just to be in the Lord’s company. Those same words of the Gospel (handed on to us by the generations under the stewardship of Macartan and his successors) are inviting us to make time to sit quietly with the Lord and to allow ourselves to be guided by him. Only then will our actions have the right focus and the right intention. Paying attention to Jesus may not radically change the appearance of what we do. However, it does bring us a purity of heart. Jesus does not undermine the worth of Martha’s hospitality. As the First Reading illustrates, hospitality is a primary duty. (If both friends had spent all their time listening, Jesus would have had no meal that day.) It is all a question of balance, which is a sign of Christian maturity. It is the role of the Bishop to continue to be a voice for God and goodness, especially in this secular age. Together with our Bishop, we need to challenge ourselves and the world around us to the ‘right thinking’ and the ‘right vision’ that comes from being like Mary the sister of Martha. Together with our Bishop, we need to challenge ourselves and the world around us to the right-thinking and right-vision that comes from being focused on Jesus Christ. Please remember in your prayers all our faithful departed. We pray for Owen Daly, Lattinfaskey, Pauline O’Reilly, Bocks, May Kerley, Magheracloone Grant them eternal rest upon their soul. May all our faithful departed rest in Peace. Amen. Anniversary Masses: If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass for 2010 contact Fr Noel. Readers: Please Note - It is not necessary for families to organise a reader for the weekend masses. Families of anniversaries and Month Mind masses celebrated only during the week are responsible for ensuring that a reader is organised for that weekday Mass. If there are no anniversaries or month mind masses organised for the evening mass Fr Noel would appreciate it if someone took on the responsibility to read during these masses. Offertory: Families of anniversaries and month mind masses at the weekend are responsible for ensuring that there is somebody organised to carry up the gifts. Baptisms: Next Baptisms will take place Sun 1st August after 11 a.m. Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lough Egish. If you wish to have your child baptised in August contact Fr Noel. Dates for your Diary: Please Note: Blessing of Graves will take place later in the year when St Mary’s Church reopens. Cemeteries: Although the blessings of the graves will not take place until later in the year I would ask you to continue your good work by keeping your graves neat and tidy. It would be obliging if families would take wreaths and flowers home to dispose of when they remove them from their graves so that the grounds will remain uncluttered and respectful. Fr Noel A Prayer For Our Bishop Liam and Our Diocese: Lord, we pray for Liam our Bishop. Help him to be a wise teacher, a kindly pastor, a builder of faith. Fill his life and work with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Be his guiding light and constant help all his days. We pray for all the people of our Diocese. Make us firm in our faith, generous in our love, faithful in our prayer. Help us to work together to give glory to You and love to all others. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. You can access and view the Ordination of Mgr Liam MacDaid on the world wide web on July 2010: Altar Servers: Vigil 8 p.m. Caolán Connolly, Abbie Daly, Micheál Bannigan Morning 11 a.m. Kevin Sheridan, Annie Hannaway, Megan Hannaway, Jamie Marron Eucharistic Ministers. Vigil 8 p.m. Una O’Reilly, Anthony Connolly, Brid Duffy Morning 11 a.m. Padraig Agnew, Debbie McArdle, Stephaine Duffy, Paul Forde Readers: Vigil 7.30 P.M.: Joe Duffy Morning 11 A.M.: Breege Keenan

2 V What’s going on this week …
Aughnamullen Club Notes: Seniors: The next league match is at home to Emyvale on Wednesday 21st July at 8:00pm.Reserves: Well done to the reserves on winning the Crawley Cup on Wednesday last when they beat Castleblayney in the final by 0-10 to The next league match is scheduled against Clontibret away on Friday 30th July at 7:30pm. Team & Scorers, against Castleblayney: Gary Mulligan, Niall Keenan, Stephen Ward, Thomas Finnegan, Brian McConnell, Justin Byrne, Eoin Sheridan (0-1), Sean Sheridan (0-4), Brendan Finnegan (0-1), David Shevlin, Seamus Deery, Patrick Sheridan, Stephen Deery, Pauric Bannigan, Mark McArdle (0-4). Subs used: James Keenan, Ciaran Mooney. Under 21: The under 21s lost their last match against Castleblayney by 2-12 to They play Donaghmoyne away on Monday next, 19th July, at 8pm. Team, against Castleblayney: Seamus Courtney, Alan Sheridan, Stephen Ward, Thomas Finnegan, Eoin Sheridan, Sam Dooney, Niall Duffy, Justin Byrne, Sean Sheridan, Stephen Deery, Pauric Bannigan, Patrick Sheridan, Mark McArdle, Pete Dooney, Niall Keenan. Subs used: Emmett Fealy, James Keenan, Clayton Wilson, and Niall Mooney. Minors: The last league match is at home to Truagh on Tuesday next. Under 16: Played Fergal O'Hanlons in Mullaghdun on Thursday last. After a disappointing first half display where they trailed the hosts by 6 points, they then produced a hard working second half display to draw level on a score line of 2-7 each. The next game is on Thursday night, check with team management for details. Best wishes to Carl Connolly who got injured recently, it's a good job we have Darren Shevlin available as it's always good to have a second goalkeeper to call on. Under 14: The Under 14s produced a workman like performance against Tyholland winning well in the last quarter. They played Corduff at home on Tuesday last, whilst they play away to Killeevan on Tuesday next in Killeevan at 7pm, all players to be at the field by 6pm. Under 12: This group of players produced an excellent victory away to second place Toome on Saturday last. It was a superb performance from start to finish. We have one game left against table toppers Eire Og on Saturday week. More details next week. Monaghan Vhi GAA Cul Camps: Take place in Ballybay (July 19th to July 23rd); Corduff (July 26th to July 30th); with a range of activities including Football, Hurling and Camogie. For more information or to book a place please contact the Games Development Officer Paul O'Connor or any member of the Coaching Officers. Prices are €60 for 1st child, then €55 for 2nd child, €50 for 3rd child. Check for up to date Vhi GAA Cul Camps information. Congratulations: To Paul McGuigan & Katrina on the birth of a baby girl. To Gabriel & Mary Mooney on the birth of a baby girl. Find the Joker: The Find the Joker competition continues this Friday night in the centre. The jackpot is now at €400 with envelopes for entry only €2. Social Centre: Bookings are now being taken for all kinds of functions including Weddings, Birthday parties and any other kind of social events. Could anyone wishing to book the social centre or the hall please book through Maureen. You can contact the centre after 8pm on or anytime Lotto: The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 15, and 22. Lucky dip winners were Caroline Geoghegan, PJ Woods, Hugh F McMahon, Eimear Conlon, Eilish Duffy, Elma Forde, May Corrigan, Hugh O'Neill, Lucia Mulholland, and Calum Blanche. Next week’s jackpot is €6,400 and please, note that the draw will take place in the Social Centre on Monday night. Sympathy: To Gary & Nicola Holland on their recent bereavement. Community Games: The Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the collection last weekend 10/11 July at both masses. A total of €633 was collected. Thank You. Apparently Damien Hannaway was quoted as saying it could be doubled if it was put on Tyrone to win Ulster Championship. Well Done Damien. Community Social Centre: Sat 17th July dancing to Seamus and Bernard with spin the wheel for €1000. Sun 18th July open at 1.15 Monaghan v Tyrone live on the big screen. Music Sunday night from pm. Sat 24th July Ally Marron and Marion Curry. Bookings now being taken for all events phone or for details. Gym: A full programme of new classes commence next week. On Tuesday and Thursday it’s Bums and Tums starting at 8pm. On Friday its Circuit Training at 8pm. On Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday morning at 9am it’s the very popular boot camp. There's going to be no excuse this summer for not fitting into the swimwear. Contact Blaithin on or Mickey on Community Pre-school: All enquiries regarding registration for the free pre-school year in the new community Pre School should be directed to Seamus on or Debbie on An open evening for all interested parents will be held shortly. Find the Joker: The search for the elusive Joker continues in the social centre on Friday night. Sylvia Wilson led the latest search party and got €40 for her trouble .The bounty for the finder is now €400 and the odds of success is getting shorter with each passing week. It only costs €2 to join the search party so the joke's on you if you are not in. Lucky dip winners were Tom Byrne and Shauna Sweeney. Mac’s Bar Ballytrain: Sun 18th July Music by Highway Man. Sun 22nd August our Annual Barbecue, Music by Fuzzy Burger’s. Lounge free for all parties and functions. Food supplied or bring your own Free one to one internet classes for over 55’s. The training will take place in Castleblayney Youth Cafe for 2 hours over 4 weeks from Friday 30th July to Friday 20th August. Places are limited. Contact Laura Caslin (042) Donaghmoyne Heritage are holding a series of car boot sales on the last Sunday of every month. Event takes place in Lisdoonan community centre, just off the N2 between CMX and C’Blayney. Event begins at 930 and price per vehicle is 10E. All proceeds to St Patrick's church restoration fund.  Refreshments available on site. Details from College Grant Application Forms are now available from: Co. Monaghan VEC, Market Street, Monaghan Tel or Monaghan County Council, The Glen, Monaghan Tel / Apply now to avoid delay. Children in Crossfire are recruiting participants for the Barcelona Half Marathon in February 2011 and the Derry Waterside Half Marathon in September For more information on either event, please contact Sarah on or Take a Hike… for Arthritis Ireland: On Sat 24th July over 50 teams all across Ireland will Pick a Peak to climb to support young people living with arthritis. The easiest hill on offer is Howth Hill and the most challenging is the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntoohil – but you can choose your own! All you have to do to be part of this fun day out is contact Arthritis Ireland on or visit So come on! get outside to the great outdoors, have fun and raise money for a really great cause! Congrats: To Annamarie & David Connolly on the birth of a baby girl. Muckno Mania Festival 2010: Family Fun Day on Sunday in Lough Muckno. Ulster Final Live on big screen. Ulster Senior GAA Football Championship Final Clones 2 p.m. Which team are you hoping to win? Tax Relief for donations made towards the Parish: This has proven to be a most beneficial support towards Parish funds in many parishes throughout Ireland. It is raising funds and at no cost to anyone. If you are a PAYE worker, why not help us, AND AT NO COST TO YOURSELF. The Scheme offers Tax relief to the Parish for Parishioners who have contributed €250 or more per year in their parish envelopes. It is possible to claim back this tax relief for the past four years. This will greatly help towards parish expenses. Fr Noel will be in touch with all parishioners who fall into this category with further details of the scheme. At a time when there is major Renovation work taking place in the Parish it would be foolish not to avail of this scheme when you have already contributed the money in your parish envelopes throughout the past number of years. Those who are self employed or self assessed can also contribute towards our charitable status by getting a receipt from Fr. Noel for their donations towards the parish. In one parish within the diocese where only a small number of 25 PAYE Parishioners kindly volunteered to take part in the scheme the Revenue sent them a cheque for the sum of €6, Our own Parish Renovation Fund would indeed be even healthier if we were to pursue this Tax Relief Scheme. A full account of contributions made each year to the Parish by individuals is available privately on record in the Parish Office. More details to follow. Your Support would be much appreciated. V Savage Summer Camp is starting on Monday 19th and running til Friday 23rd of July in Aughnamullen Community Centre. This camp is fully booked out and will run from ten to two each day. Registration and payment will take place from 9.15 to 9.45 on Monday 19th of July. Looking forward to a fantastic week of fun and games. New Car & Lorry Wash opened behind E.S. Forklifts in Lough Egish Business Park: Car Tractor, & Lorry Wash; NCT Test, Mini Car Valets and many more offers. Are you sick, disabled, on low income? Why not check out your entitlements at Monaghan Citizens' Information Service Carrickmacross. Tel , We may be able to help.


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