Dromtariffe Parish Weekly Newsletter

My dear friends

 How I long for the time when we will be able to gather for Mass and sacramental occasions.  It has been a long & difficult time for many, and we pray God that we will soon be coming to more normal times.

We have no information yet as to when church can be available for group public worship as we are bound by the decisions of government.  We cannot put dates on First Communion & Confirmations.  As soon as we get information, we will be in touch to make these times the special spiritual occasions they are meant to be.

Thanks for your loyalty and generosity in continuing to contribute to church funds, priests’ dues and Trócaire.  As soon as it is allowed, we will distribute envelopes in the usual way.  Some have chosen to drop in their envelopes to the presbytery putting their names, addresses & number on an ordinary envelope.  Again, my sincere thanks.

It is great to see children back in school and so happy and the care and attention lavished on them by their teachers. 

God bless everybody & hope we will be able to see each other soon in church.

Fr Tom


Day Private Mass Intention
Monday 19th    
Wednesday 21st   Tim & Mary Monica O’Connell & deceased members of the O’Connell family Lyrevoucane
Thursday 22nd    
Saturday 24th   Michael Twomey, Rathcoole
Sunday 25th   Elizabeth Linehan, Drominagh


Parish Fund:

the amount received last week: €410

        Donation to offertory collection €150

                                                 Trócaire €100      Thank you.                                                                                                      

I am praying for those who live in these station districts at my private Masses.  God be with ye.

Masses from Monday 19th April      to       Sunday 2nd May 2021
Mon 19 April    Wed 21 April      Thurs 22 April    Sat 24 April  Sun 25 April   
Rathcoole                Radharc na Coille      Prohus    Knockcahill     Laught Upper    Laught Lower Gurrane Killetra  Minehill   Dromahoe      Keale Month’s Mind   Anniversaries Drominagh    Ardrahan     Lisnacon      Killinane  Derrinamona Dromskehy  Ducleagh    Dromagh   Rosglass      Dysert      Dromtariffe
Mon 26 April Wed 28 April    Thurs 29 Apr   Sat 1 May    Sun 2 May  
Coolclough  Gurteen The Island                   Derrinagree              Clonbanin      Moher           Clenrath           Rathroe Lyrevoucane Bolomore     Fortgrady  Knockbrack Curraraigue Upper Curraraigue Middle Curraraigue Lower Meenskehy Knocknacurracoush Coolclougher    Skagh            Stakehill Ballymaquirke  Dromalour Kilcolman    Garraveasogue Paal    Kileenleigh  Derrygallon    Knockanroe    Gurranebawn    Farrandoyle


Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 25, 2021
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, especially for our diocese. If you are considering such a vocation, speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:  <email>

Pope Francis is well known for his devotion to Saint Joseph – Husband of Mary, Foster Father of Jesus, and Patron of the Universal Church. So, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the pontiff would announce a Year of St Joseph which will run until 8 December 2021.

A powerful meditation on Saint Joseph, called Patris Corde – With a Father’s Heart was written by Pope Francis in order to “to share some personal reflections on this extraordinary figure, so close to our own human experience.” The Pope’s reflection have a special relevance to those who are on the path of priestly formation and for those who are ministering as deacons and priests in our parishes and dioceses.

In Patris Corde we are invited to get to know Joseph better as a man who lived his life, as we do, in the midst of a challenging and changing world. For Joseph, the only real constant was his trust in God, born of a lived faith, which knew that God is always true to his promises and that he is with us in every moment.


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