Edition 16 [ 15th/16th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition16.html]

Reflect: Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Gospel for next Sunday focuses on Simon Peter’s profession of personal faith in Jesus. God's grace invites us to be Jesus' disciples just as Peter was but each person must respond to that grace of God and confess as his or her belief that Jesus is Lord. We also reflect on the fact that when a child is baptised the parents speak on behalf of the child in professing the faith in Jesus and in a Christian way of life The parents promise to teach their child but also show by example this faith so that they may one day accept it as his or her own. This personal faith in and relationship with Jesus expreses itself in a life of hope and love. “Faith in action is Love and Love in action is Service” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Castledaly [ 22nd/23rd August ]

Moate [ 22nd/23rd August ]

9.30am Paddy Hynds,The Pike , Boyanna.( Month's Memory )
6.30am Jim McGowan.
11.30 Hugh Kinahan.
Eucharistic Ministers
9:30am Anita Murray & Bernie Farrell
Eucharistic Ministers
6.30pm John Galvin & Christy McCarthy
10.00am Terry Johnson & Pat McCann
11.30am Peggy Gavin & Doreen McNeill
9.30am Teresa Farrell

6.30pm Attracta Fitzpatrick
10.00am Judith Booth & Siobhan Murray
11.30am Josephine Killian & Sarah King

Church Care
Connie Gavin, Marguerite Farrell, Rose Gavin
Church Care
Lena Shortall, Majella Hamm
Offertory Collection
Offertory Collection
Recent Deaths:Mary Malone, Cloneyegan, Mount Temple.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 9am - 6pm in St. Patrick's Church. If you wish to attend in prayer for an hour, please write your name in the book at the top of the Church.

Message from the Bishop on the Mass (3/4): Last week we saw that the Liturgy of the Eucharist repeats in a ritual or ceremonial way the four actions of Jesus in the Last Supper – he took, blessed, broke and shared.

At the heart of the Mass, we repeat the second action of Jesus at the Last Supper – he BLESSED. This part is called the Eucharistic Prayer and it is a solemn prayer of blessing and thanksgiving. For the first part, called the Preface, we stand. Then the priest calls down the Holy Spirit on the bread and wine and recalls again the story of the Last Supper in the part called the Consecration. This is the moment when we believe that Christ the Risen Lord becomes truly present under the appearance of bread/wine. The priest then offers Christ to his Father and prays for the living and the dead. At the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, the people answer AMEN.

Edition 16 [ 15th/16th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter
Ceremonies in Knock during August: The Faith and Family Novena takes place from August 14th to August 22nd. Daily Ceremonies will be held from 3pm to 8.30pm. Workshops will take place from 12 noon until 6pm. For more information visit www.knockshrine.ie There will be a bus going to the Novena from Mount Temple Hall on Thursday 20th August leaving at 5pm. Please contact Bernie Hanevy on 090 6485635 or 086 2254374

Camp Lugh: “Camp Lugh” a five day fun filled camp for Primary School Children in Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, Moate from Monday August 24th - Friday 28th August, 9.30am – 2pm daily. Activities include: Orienteering, Meet and Feed the Animals, Arts and Crafts, Nature Walks, Mini Marathon, Yoga, Face Painting, Explore Science, Cookery, Music and Dance, Explore the Heritage Trail, Celtic Storytelling and Fun and Games! Contact: Olive 087 9306308, Cathy 086 0795887 for more details and booking. Proceeds from the camp will go towards the Amenity Park.

First Friday Visits: If you or someone you know wishes to be visited by a priest on the first Friday of the month please contact us.

HISTORY OF HORSE RACING IN WESTMEATH AND OFFALY: A book “Racing Through the Midlands -Westmeath and Offaly” written by Stan McCormack, will be launched in the Parish Centre, Kilbeggan,on Thursday, 20th August 2015 at 8.30PM.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking. The Twelve Step programme is the suggested format for recovery from alcoholism and its effects. Meetings each week in Moate and Athlone. Contact 01 8527000 for details.

Moate Show: Time to be getting your entries ready for Moate Agricultural Show which will take place on Sunday 23rd of August, 2015. Entry forms and details of show can be obtained from Angela Jordan, Windmill Road, Moate - telephone 090 6481318 or email moateshow1@gmail.com.

National Eucharistic Congress: A national Eucharistic Congress (NEC) will be held in Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. The theme is ‘Christ our Hope’. The NEC is a follow on from the International Eucharistic Congress of 2012 and is also a preparation for the next congress to be held in Cebu, The Philippines, in January 2016. The website for the Cebu International Eucharistic Congress is: http://iec2016.ph/

Pattern Day in Clonmacnoise: The Clonmacnoise Pattern Day on Sunday 13th September will commemorate 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus.

Newcomers to the Community: Again we welcome all newcomers to the Community and offer you our best wishes as you settle among us. If you would like to be actively involved in Community life or if you need any information please let us know.

Contact Details: Fr. Farrell [090 6481189] Msgr. Noonan [090 6481180] newsletter@parishofmoate.com - www.parishofmoate.com