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Contact details for the priests in the Pastoral Area of Mooncoin, & Kilmacow, Templeorum

Fr. Martin Tobin (Mooncoin + Kilmacow) 086 240 1278
martintobin@ossory.ie

Fr. Paschal Moore (Templeorum) 087 240 8078

Fr. Michael Kelly SJ, CC Kilmacow amd associate in the Pastoral Area 087 3792406

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Mass Times for our Churches


Mooncoin Church Carrigeen Church Kilnaspic Church
Wednesday to Friday: 9.30 am - Mooncoin
Saturday: 7.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am (Please note change of time)
Sunday: 8.50  am (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month)
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Sunday: 8. 50 am (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)
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HOLY WEEK PASTORAL AREA 2024

 MOONCOIN  2024



·        Programme for Easter Ceremonies :   

 Monday                Kilmacow  6.30 p.m. Penitential Service during Mass

Tuesday                 Mooncoin 7 p.m.   Penitential Service during Mass

Wednesday          Mooncoin 9.30 a.m.

                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carrigeen Church.

 

Wednesday   7.30  p.m. Mass of Chrism at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Kilkenny. Bishop Coll invites you, the lay-faithful, to join the priests of the Diocese for the Chrism Mass.

 

Holy Thursday       Mass of the Lord’s Supper  7 p.m.   (Kilmacow 6.30 p.m.)
All the Eucharistic Minister of the Parish will renew their commitment to the Service of the Lord. Following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper there will a time of Adoration in the Garden of Gethsemane (Nagle Chapel) in response to our Lord’s Invitation, "can you not stay with me for one hour?”
NB: NO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday morning but will follow the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

 

Good  Friday : Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.   On Good Friday we are asked to fast and abstain from meat and other indulgences/luxuries.  By doing so we remember and honour the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross and unite ourselves with that sacrifice through abstinence and prayer.            Please bring your own Cross for veneration.

 

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion     Mooncoin  3pm

                                                            Kilmacow 3.00 p.m.

                                                            Stations of the Cross Kilnaspic 7 p.m.

 

Holy Saturday EASTER VIGIL  Mass Mooncoin 7.00 p.m. 
 

                              

 

Easter Sunday A dawn Mass to honour the Resurrection followed with an 

Mass of the Resurrection                                           Carrigeen 8.50 a.m.

 

Mass of the Resurrection                                         Mooncoin 10 a.m.  (Kilmacow 11.15 a.m.)


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WISHING YOU ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THE RISEN LORD. 

                     




 





 

 




Parish Financial Statement 2023


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Welcome Fr. Michael

APPOINTMENT OF FR. MICHAEL KELLY, SJ.


Bishop Niall Coll has announced the appointment of Fr. Michael Kelly, SJ, as Curate of Kilmacow Parish while assisting in the Pastoral Area of Kilmacow, Mooncoin, and Templeorum.

Fr. Michael is a native of Kilkenny city and now returns to his native diocese, having ministered as a Jesuit priest in Zambia.

We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Michael and wish him every blessing as he ministers in the name of the Lord among us.



First Holy Communion Mooncoin 2024

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  

 

SATURDAY 4th MAY
THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION MOONCOIN
11 a.m.

Carlow Cathedral, Kildare and Leighlin Diocese 




First Holy Communion Carrigeen 2024

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024
SATURDAY  11th May
ST. KEVIN'S CHURCH at  11 a.m.

 


CONFIRMATION 2024

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CONFIRMATION 2024

THURSDAY 14th March 11 a.m. Mooncoin Church
 

Cyril, a fourth-century bishop of Jerusalem and a doctor of the church, was instrumental in forming the church’s doctrinal understanding of the Holy Spirit. He wrote, "The Spirit comes gently and makes himself known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a burden for God is light . . . The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen and to console.”

Why is Confirmation important? What effect does it have on me?

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighbourhoods, society, and the world. Through Confirmation, our personal relationship with Christ is strengthened. We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.

The Holy Spirit bestows seven gifts—wisdom, understanding, knowledge, fortitude, counsel, piety, and fear of the Lord—to assist us in our mission and witness. The impact of these gifts accompanies us in the various stages of our spiritual development.

As the confirmed, we walk with the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom enables us to see the world from God’s viewpoint, which can help us come to grasp the purpose and plan of God. It grants us the long-range view of history, examining the present in the light of the past and the mystery of the future. It saves us from the illusion that the spirit of the times is our only guide. The Spirit’s gift of knowledge directs us to a contemplation, or thoughtful reflection, of the mystery of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as well as of the mysteries of the Catholic faith. We are drawn to meditative prayer, where we allow God to lead us while we rest patiently in the divine presence.

The gift of understanding stimulates us to work on knowing ourselves as part of our growth in knowing God. It is what St. Augustine meant when he prayed, "That I may know You, may I know myself.” When the Spirit pours fortitude or courage into our hearts, we can trust that we will be prepared to stand up for Christ and the Gospel when challenged. As the gift of counsel or right judgment grows in us, we can sense the quiet teaching that the Spirit gives us about our moral lives and the training of our consciences.

The gift of piety or reverence is an act of respect for the Father who created us, for Jesus who saved us, and for the Spirit who is sanctifying us. We learn reverence for God and people from our parents and others who train us in virtue. The Spirit fills us with this gift at liturgy, which is a masterful school of reverence, as well as through popular devotions and piety.

Finally, the gift of fear of the Lord or wonder and awe in God’s presence can infuse honesty into our relationship with God, a frankness that places us in awe before the majesty of God. Yet the gift also imparts an attitude of grateful wonder that God loves us and that we can share in his life.

When we are responsive to the grace of Confirmation and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we begin to bear the fruits of the Spirit. The tradition of the Church names twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity (cf. CCC, no. 1832; Gal 5:22).



Change Mass Times

Mass Times for the Pastoral Area:

Kilmacow and Mooncoin.


Saturday Vigil Mass:  

    Mooncoin 7.00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                       

  

Sunday

Carrigeen/Kilnaspic:  8.50 am

( Rota 1st, 3rd and 5th Carrigeen;  2nd and 4th Kilnaspic)

Mooncoin:    10:00 am

Kilmacow:    11:15 am                                                                                

This schedule commences on the weekend 30th Sept/1st October 2023

                                                                            Fr. Martin Tobin Adm

                                                                                          086 2401278



Eucharistic Adoration

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 


Eucharistic adoration on Thursdays

EXPOSITION will be in the  Church of the Assumption Mooncoin following Mass and will conclude at 12 noon

  





 















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Parish Office Opening Hours

 


 

 MOONCOIN PARISH OFFICE

Monday - Wednesday - Friday

9.45am – 12.45pm

Office: 051 895123        Secretary: 086 086 9557

Fr. Martin: 086 240 1278       

Email: mooncoin@ossory.ie

Website: www.mooncoinparish.ie

Live Streaming: www.churchservices.tv/mooncoinparish

Radio Frequency: MHz 108

 


The Parish Office opening hours are as follows: -
 
Monday:            9.45 am - 12.45 pm.

Wednesday:      9.45 am - 12.45 pm.

Friday:                9.45 am - 12.45 pm.




PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING

   
 


PAROCHIAL HOUSE FOR SALE

 

PAROCHIAL HOUSE FOR SALE

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Filbuckstown, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny X91 D8VX

3 Bed Detached House In the Region of €250,000. Viewing Strictly by appointment






•             Ukraine… We pray that peace may be restored to their country.  Bishop Nulty, Apostolic Administrator, in a recent letter requested that if our parish or any parishioners have vacant property or rooms that could help the Ukrainian refugees we should register our intent with the Irish Red Cross " registryofpledges.redcross.ie ". Martin Crotty, Diocesan Solicitor, will prepare a simple "license to occupy” document.  As you are aware the Parochial House at Filbuckstown is up for sale and we had a sale agreed upon only to discover a legal issue surrounding the title of the property.  This matter is rectifiable, only it is taking forever to get progress.  I sought an update from the Diocesan Solicitor regarding this matter and he wrote in reply: " The sale is not "imminent” I am afraid and is still a long way off for later this year so you are free to offer it to the Red Cross at present.” I have already consulted the Finance Committee and  Parish Pastoral Council on this matter and now I wish to consult with you, the faith community, that we should register this property with the Irish Red Cross until the title of the property is rectified. You may speak to me on this matter at any time. 086 2401278



First Fridays

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Visitation of The Sick

First Friday: Visitation of the Sick will take place on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month.  The Parish Office will contact you prior to a visit.

Please contact the Parish Office if you will not be at home on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month. Should anyone who is recently sick or housebound and would like a visit, or to receive Holy Communion, you are welcome to contact Fr. Tobin on 086 2401278

Hospital Visits

Please contact the Parish Office and let Fr. Tobin know if you or your loved ones or neighbours are ill at home or hospital and would like a visit (taking into account any restrictions on visits that may occur from time to time). Thank You.



SYNODAL PATHWAY



ST. KIERAN PATRON OF THE DIOCESE OF OSSORY

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Today, March 5th  we celebrate the feast of St Kieran who is the patron saint of our diocese. Kieran of Saighir is known as the "first-born of the saints of Ireland". Most of what we know about him comes from various stories that were written down much later. St Kieran’s life story is full of surprises. His mother was from Cape Clear in Co Cork, his father from Ossory. As a young man, Kieran set out for Rome, where he was baptised and studied scripture there. On his way back to Ireland he met St Patrick, who told him exactly where to found his monastery, giving him a bell which would only ring when he found the place. This turned out to be Saighir Chiaráin, about four miles south-east of Birr, Co Offaly. Like John the Baptist, Kieran is a wilderness figure, dressed in the skins of wild animals. These, it is said, helped him build his hermitage and were his first monks! Another story is that he blessed a well so that "it had the taste of wine or honey for everyone who drank it were drunk as well as filled". Saighir Chiaráin was the chief church of Ossory for some time. Since then many churches, schools, and cemeteries have taken the name of St Kieran. Today we pray for all the people of our diocese and in a special way that St Kieran will help us to grow in our love of God and each other and that our diocese will be a place where we truly love Jesus as St Kieran did.


For more information: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciar%C3%A1n_of_Saigir

 https://santiebeati.it/dettaglio/43910

  https://catholicireland.net/saintoftheday/st-kieran-of-saighir-6th-cent/

LITANY FOR THE PARISHES OF THE DIOCESE OF OSSORY


POPE FRANCIS PRAYS



New Pastoral Area Information Booklet

THE NEW PASTORAL AREA INFORMATION BOOKLET for Mooncoin, Kilmacow & Templeorum


   Salt of Earth

is available in all Churches




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