Moycarkey / Littleton / Two-Mile-Borris Newsletter

Sixth Sunday of Lent                                                           14th April 2019

Fr Tom Fogarty … 44317 or 086-2425425 email:

Fr George Bourke…44227 or 087-4182900 email:

Parish Office: Secretary: Kay Doherty: Phone: 60018: email:

Weekday Masses:

Moycarkey Church Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9a.m.

Littleton Church: Monday & Wednesday at 9a.m.

Two-Mile-Borris Church: Monday & Wednesday at 9.00a.m.

Holy Week Ceremonies

Moycarkey Church Holy Thursday Mass at 7.30pm; Quiet Prayer 10.00 to 11.00pm; Good Friday Liturgy at 3.00pm; Stations of the Cross at 6.30pm; Saturday; Easter Vigil Mass at 6.30p.m.

Littleton Church Holy Thursday Mass at 8.00pm; Good Friday Liturgy at 3.00pm; Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm (Church of Ireland invited) Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 7.00pm.

Two-Mile-Borris Church Holy Thursday: Mass at 6.30pm; Good Friday: Outdoor Stations of the Cross in Liathmore at 12.00 Noon (gather outside Gerry Bowe’s house, Leigh); Good Friday Liturgy at 8.00p.m; Saturday: Easter Vigil and Mass at 8.30p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses at the usual Sunday times.

We invite all parishioners to celebrate these sacred days.

Confessions before or after ceremonies, as announced.

All Ministers of the Eucharist/Ministers of the Word (Readers) are kindly asked to attend their local Church on Holy Thursday evening to renew their commitment. This blessing will take place at all Masses in our three Churches.

Good Friday – A day of fast and abstinence. A collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem will be held on Good Friday.

Trócaire: Contents of the Trócaire Boxes will be collected on Holy Thursday & Good Friday. Please change the contents into notes or €1/€2 coins. Use the special envelope from the Trócaire pack.

Lenten Food Appeal: Our food item next weekend is Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Soap.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Moycarkey: Wednesday after 9.00am Mass to 4.00p.m. & 6p.m. to 9p.m.

Two-Mile-Borris: Wednesday after 10a.m. Mass; Littleton: No Adoration.

Healing Mass: In preparation for Holy Week a special Healing Mass will take place in Littleton Church on Tuesday April 16th at 7.30p.m. Confessions will be heard during the Mass and visiting clergy will attend.

Moycarkey Church Choir: Practice on this Monday at 4.00pm in Moycarkey Church.

Training Course for Readers: Will be held in Littleton Church on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30p.m.  All readers are requested to attend.

Easter Collection: Will be held at Masses this weekend and over the Easter. Envelopes are available in the Church porches. We ask everyone to contribute.

Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection: Will be held at all Masses next weekend.

MBLL Community Employment Project: Will hold a progressive 25 card game on Thursday 18th of April at 8.45pm in Community & Sports Centre, Littleton to raise funds for a work van. Tickets €10. Tickets will be sold for non-player prizes or players. Please call to Jackie or Stephanie for tickets.

The Annual Chrism Mass: Will take place in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Wednesday, April 17th at 7.30p.m.

Recent Deaths:

Bridget (Delia) Loughnane (née Lawlor), 3 Dalcassin Tce., Kickham St., Thurles (mother of Eddie Loughnane).

Betsy Heffernan (née Toomey) Birr/Dualla & formerly Moycarkey.

Month’s Mind Masses:

Pat Ryan (Ger), Ballybeg in Littleton Church on Sunday, 21st April at 12.00.

Helen Hayes, Middlepiece in Two-Mile-Borris Church on Sunday, 21st April at 10.30am.


Moycarkey Church: This Saturday at 6.30pm: Maureen & Tommy Cummins, Moycarkey & their daughter Elizabeth, deceased members of the Ryan & Cummins families; Next Sunday at 9.30am: Margaret Gooney, Hillview, Ballytarsna

Littleton Church: This Sunday at 12.00: Edward & Mary Ann Wright, Ballybeg & deceased members of the Wright family; Peg Minchin, Littleton; Next Wednesday at 9.00am: Pat & William Blake, Ballyerk; Next Sunday at 12.00: Thomas & Mary Wright, Derrynaflan Rd., Patrick Ivors, Derrynaflan.

Two-Mile-Borris Church: This Sunday at 10.30am: Jack & Eleanor O’Meara, Two-Mile-Borris & Jack’s brother, Tom O’Meara; Jack & Margaret Deegan, their son Padraig & daughter Mary.