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)
Note change of time
Sunday: 8. 50 am (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)
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Latest Parish News
Fr. Aaron Nigeria
Warmest greetings from Kafanchan. I’m keeping well, hoping that you’re well too. I’m happy to infom you that one of the mono pumps project is completed and being commissioned. Remaining one that I will be sinking in the other part of the village.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
SATURDAY 4th MAY
THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION MOONCOIN
First Holy Communion Carrigeen 2024
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 SATURDAY 11th May
ST. KEVIN'S CHURCH at 11 a.m.
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.
( Rota 1st, 3rd and 5thCarrigeen; 2nd and 4th Kilnaspic)
This schedule commences on the
weekend 30th Sept/1st October 2023
Fr. Martin Tobin Adm
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
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
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
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.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYS
New Pastoral Area Information Booklet
THE NEW PASTORAL AREA INFORMATION BOOKLET for Mooncoin, Kilmacow & Templeorum