Monaleen Nov 2

St. Mary Magdalene Services: Weekend Mass times: Saturday 7.00pm, Sunday 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm

St. Mary Magdalene Services: Weekend Mass times: Saturday 7.00pm, Sunday 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm

Weekday Mass times: Monday – Friday at 9.45am

(First Fridays – 9.45am and 7.00pm)

Holy Days of Obligation: 7.00pm Vigil Mass on eve, 9.30am and 11.00am

Baptisms: Saturday @ 5pm or Sunday at 1.30pm (by arrangement)

Confessions: Saturday 6.30pm – 7.00pm

Baptisms: We welcome into the Parish Community those who were baptised:

Conor Sherwin, son of Ian and Róisín of Monaleen Heights and Ballycummin Village.

Abbie Dillon, daughter of Barry and Aimee of Monaleen Park.

Róisín Doyle, daughter of Micheál and Paula of Woodhaven.

John Kenzie, son of Feargal and Irene of Riverbank.

Jamie Cregan, son of Ronan and Ailish of Newtown Park.

Remembering our Dead: Purgatorial envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Please fill in the list of those relatives and friends whom you would like to remember. They will be prayed for especially at Mass on November 2nd, each Sunday during the month of November and on each First Friday throughout the year. Mass will be in Kilmurry Cemetery on Sunday, November 17th at 3.00pm.

Prayers will be in Ballysimon on Sunday, November 10th at 3.00pm and in Killonan Cemetery on Sunday, November 10th at 4.00pm.

Safeguarding Children: The Parish of Monaleen is committed to ensuring that best practice safeguarding children standards are being implemented so that we can ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, young people and the adults who work with them. Over the next few weeks our local safeguarding representative Tom Moore will be contacting those groups in the parish who work with children to offer support and help. If you are involved with a parish group working with children and need advice about membership forms / garda vetting or other policy issues please feel free to contact Tom – contact number available from the sacristy.

Thank You: I want to express my gratitude to Monsignor Dan and the Parish Pastoral Council for arranging the Parish’s farewell night for me. The celebration of Mass in the Church was really very special and a true expression of the good community interaction between priests and people in Monaleen. After Mass we continued the celebration in the Kilmurry Lodge where the great hospitality meant a good time was had by all. The members of my family who attended were really touched by the welcome shown them and enjoyed the night very much. The gifts and kind words spoken were both humbling and embarrassing but more important still were the sentiments of appreciation and good wishes that lay behind them. Very sincere thanks to everybody. I appreciated and loved my time in Monaleen. You are all WONDERFUL – THANKS. May God bless and reward you all. 
 - Fr. Michael.

Shoeboxes: It’s that time of year once again - time to fill the Shoeboxes. Each box should contain a Facecloth, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hat, Gloves, and a Small Soft Toy. If desired, Pencil, Pencil Sharpener, and Small Bag of Sweets may also be included. Boxes for Boys aged 12 - 14 are mostly in short supply, we are asked to keep this age group in mind. Filled Shoeboxes can be delivered to Alison Godchild, Tel. 085/1203549 at Provincial Glass and Mirror Warehouse, Annacotty Business Park from 11th November for 12 days.

Fundraiser in aid of Monaleen Cancer Care: Monaleen Camogie have teamed up with Recipe for Success and some special guests to organise a fun event where people can test out their skills in the kitchen with some of our top stars young and old. Tickets are €30 each - the event takes place on Friday, Nov 15th 18.30 - 21.00 and is a hands on cooking class at the state of the art facilities in the Recipe for Success cookery school kitchens in Annacotty. Proceeds go to our local charity Monaleen Cancer Care group. Watch out for more details on this event on our website in the coming weeks -

Monaleen GAA Club Development Plan: There is a draft plan currently available on the Monaleen GAA website ( outlining proposed developments for the area of land behind the GAA clubhouse which the club purchased recently. The plan is to develop a juvenile pitch and a hurling wall on the site whilst the Tennis Club is looking to put in new Tennis courts. Please note that the drawing on the website is purely a draft proposal but will give you a better idea of what the club is planning for the future. There are also plans to develop the Peafield Road pitch.

Primary Schools City Football Finals: Well done to Monaleen U13 Boys and U13 Girls who won the City Schools football finals in the Gaelic Grounds recently. Monaleen boys won against Milford and the girls won against St Nessans. A big thank you to the teachers, parents and all the happy supporters.