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Community notices 28th October 2021

DEATHS:  We offer our sympathy to the family of Hannah ( Joan ) Neligan, Purt whose funeral took place during the week.  We also offer our sympathy to the Lane family on the death of PJ. Killarney Road and Fealeview. May they rest in peace.
HAVE A BREAK:  Daughters of Charity – Disability Support Services.Would you like to share your home and your heart with a child with disabilities? Have-a-Break is a Home-Based Respite Service which facilitates children with disabilities going to the home of a Carer for Short Breaks. This could be for a day, a night or even a few hours depending on your availability; Experience of caring in any capacity is not essential but can be beneficial , Training and Support is provided. Payment will also be provided depending on level of involvement. For more information please contact Catherine O’Sullivan, Have-a-Break Coordinator Daughters of Charity Lisnagry, on 087-4132888 or 061-501438 or email

QUIT MID WEST:  Stop Smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to stop for
good. Quit Mid-West is a free service for providing tips, tools and
support to help you stop smoking. For further information contact 065-6865841. A counselling service to support parishioners who wish to stop smoking is now available at
St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. For an appointment contact 065-6865841.
COLLECTION:  Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Church collection on 6 and 7 November to invite the public to support Trócaire in its work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Bishops also discussed that in the countries where Trócaire works, less than 5% of the population have been vaccinated for Covid and infection rates are up to 50%.  An additional 200 million people have fallen into poverty globally as a result of the Covid crisis.  Bishops highlighted that wealthier countries, while protecting their most vulnerable citizens, also have a moral responsibility to ensure that the populations of developing countries have equal, rapid and effective access to Covid vaccine coverage. For more on Trócaire’s East Africa appeal see www.trocaire.org.

ABHAILE:  This is a service to help homeowners find a resolution to home mortgage arrears.  It’s 100% State funded, to qualify you must be:  In mortgage arrears on your home.  Insolvent.  At risk of losing your home because of arrears. Contact local Mabs office.

MASS: The annual November Mass for all those who died in the hospital over the past year will be held on Monday, November 1 at 7.00pm in St. Johns, Tralee. This Mass will be live streamed for those unable to attend in personwww.churchservices.tv/tralee or www.stjohns.ie

WALK: Healthy Athea invites you to join us at Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

SIAMSA Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thursday, November 18 from 7 – 9pm.  You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. Just an enthusiasm to try something new. The Sea Shanties workshop is an ideal workshop for people who enjoy singing in groups. Contact  www.siamsatire.com or call 066-7123055 to book.  Cost €15.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance at Kilcooley’s Ballybunion on Sunday, October 31 from 3pm.

RAMBLING House resumes in Ballylongford on Sunday, October 31  from 6 – 9pm.

HOLY Souls; Indulgences for the Holy Souls avail of Confession and receive Holy Communion between  November 1-15 . Also, one has the choice to visit a Cemetery and
pray the Creed, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and a Glory be to the Father.

PADRE Pio November Devotions Castleisland Tuesday, November 16 at 7.30pm. November – month of “The Holy Souls”   It is their time, their space.    They may need our prayers. Don’t let the sadness of parting destroy the special memories. Witness –  by Fr Mossie Brick.

GUITAR LESSONS:   with Margaret Carroll will return at the Library Athea shortly.   Enquiries to 087-9395273.

GLÓRACH NEWS:  Our drive-in bingo continues at Abbeyfeale GAA grounds every Sunday at 2pm, Very colourful bingo signage greets visitors to the town from all sides, but for those who might have missed the time on the posters, it’s 2 pm at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale every Sunday, whatever the weather

.ABBEYFEALE YOUTH  CLUBS:  There have  been youth clubs up and running for the past 16 years, providing an essential service for hundreds of young people. The success of the club is down to the participation of the many parent volunteers who over the years have given their time to the club. The youth club is an essential service for our young parishioners, providing an opportunity for them to socialise together in a safe environment. The club leaders are currently planning the reopening of the club, but this can only happen with the support and participation of parent volunteers.  We are now seeking the help of parents of first year, second year and third year students in secondary school. In fact, the club will only reopen when there are sufficient parent volunteers in place. We are coming out of probably one of the most challenging times for young people in our lifetime. For the well-being of our teenagers it is essential that we get the clubs open, so that they can once again experience normal social interaction. We  are still appealing to the relevant parents to help us in this
important work. Do consider volunteering. If you would like further information please contact Noreen on 0872353306 or Fr Tony on 087-2600414. We would ask that grandparents bring the news of this appeal to their children and grandchildren. All Covi-19 requirements will be implemented by the clubs once they are open.

COVID-19: Those attending Mass are still required to wear face masks as we are in an enclosed area and all visitors to the church should continue to sanitize their hands.
Windows will remain open for ventilation purposes. As the autumn approaches and the temperatures drop, parishioners are urged to wrap up well. Some seats will remain
closed off to help maintain some distance between people attending Mass. Any person with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend Mass. You should self-isolate and contact your doctor. We need to remind ourselves not to become complacent as we try to return to life with fewer restrictions. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and
understanding.   Now that we have additional capacity we encourage more parishioners to attend Mass in the church.

UNICEF:  “Get a Vaccine/Give a Vaccine.” It hoped to deliver 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable families, in the poorest countries, including Health workers and the most high-risk people on our planet. UNICEF is inviting us to sponsor a present of the Vaccine to those in the Third World. The vaccine is freely accessible to us, and we don’t even have to pay for it. So many in the poorest countries have no access to it. Already, in appreciation of how lucky we are in comparison to them, the cost of almost 2,000,000 vaccines for people in the Third World has been donated.
What a nice way to put into practice the message of the Gospel ; – Of loving one another as He loved us and expressing that love by showing kindness to those who are in
no position to pay us back. If you would like to be part of this there are a few ways;- You can send your donation by post to Freepost, UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond
Quay, Dublin D01 R283. By Phone; (01) 878 3000; By Email; [email protected]

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration in the main church every Friday, after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm. Entrance through the front door of the church. Please note that when there is a Wedding Mass celebrated on a Friday, adoration will be from 4 to 6.00pm. Pope Paul VI: “Eucharistic adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond”

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND,  November 5-7, 2021 Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting on Friday evening at 8pm and ending on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Details https://www.marriageencounter.ie

CHURCH NEWS:    Fr Tony Mullins 0872600414, Fr Dan Lane (Retired) 087/2533030, Fr Denis Mullane 087/26219.  Fr Dan Lane will be on call every Wednesday. Fr Mullins will not be available on Wednesdays. Fr Lane can be contacted on 087-2533030  www.abbeyfealeparish.ie email [email protected] Church Sacristy 068 -51915 Parish Office 068 -31133. To book a |Mass intention contact the church before or after Mass on 0668 51915. Mass Intentions: Thursday 10am Frank Woulfe, Knocknasna.  Satyrdat 6.30pm Bridget & Martin McLoughlin. Sunday 10am John Griffin, Main Street. James J and Margaret Collins , Convent Road. Michael & Peggy Tattan and family members Killarney.
12noon Bridget Murphy 8 St Ita’s Road Months Mind. Jacques Collins Rebecca Leahy and Joan Griffin .  Autumn Dues: Fr Tony would like to thank all who contributed to the
recent Autumn Dues collection. Your continued support is very much appreciated.  Confessions will be heard on Saturday evenings just before the Vigil Mass from 6.00pm to 6.25pm. All Souls Day: All Souls Day is on Tuesday, November 2. Parishioners will find purgatorial lists in their weekly box of envelopes. Bring the lists to the church next weekend so that all names can be included in all Masses on All Souls Day.
Mass will be offered on Tuesday, November 2 at 10.00am and at 7.00pm.  We return to hearing Confessions in the Confession boxes. Some slight alterations have been made to the boxes to make them safer during the ongoing pandemic. We would ask that parishioners who want to go to Confession follow all safety guidelines by sanitizing their hands when entering the church, wearing a mask and follow the instructions which will be placed on the door of the confession boxes. If anyone would like to celebrate the sacrament outside of the confession box let Fr Tony know and he will make alternative arrangements for you.  October month of the Missions and of the Holy Rosary. During the month of October, we reflect and pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world. We pray for all our missionaries, priests,
religious, lay women and men who have dedicated their lives to spreading the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel around the world. The world is in crisis. In many poorer parishes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America it is overseas missionaries who are on the front line and who are
caring for some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. During this
month we pray for missionaries and we also support them through our
generous financial support. More details of how we can support the missions
will be published in the newsletter next weekend.  Readers List The new list is being organized at the moment. New readers are always welcome.
If interested in taking up this ministry telephone Fr Tony on 087/2600414
Lost property; Two pairs of glasses were left in the seats recently. And a ring with a pink stone. Contact the sacristy. 068/51915

CLOVERFIELD DAY CARE CENTRE: Are announcing that the weekly Whist Drives will resume on Tuesday, October 26 at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

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