Moycarkey / Littleton / Two-Mile-Borris Newsletter

Twenty-First  Sunday in Ordinary Time               25th August 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 to Friday at 9.00am.

Littleton Church: Tuesday & Thursday at 9.00am.

Two-Mile-Borris Church: Monday & Wednesday at 10.00am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

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

Two-Mile-Borris: Wednesday after 10am Mass.

Littleton: Thursday after 9.00am Mass to 10.30am & 8.00pm to 9.00pm. A

Holy Hour will be held in Littleton Church on Tuesdays from 7 – 8 pm.


Sacrament of Baptism: The next information session will be held in the Parish Office on Monday September 9th from 7.30-8.15pm. Please contact the Parish Office in advance to confirm your place on the course. Parish Office (0504 – 60018).


Our Lady of Fatima National Pilgrimage: Will take place on Sunday 1st September in Holycross Abbey. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with recitation of the Rosary & Testimony followed by Stations of the Cross, Anointing of the Sick and Concelebrated Mass at 4pm.  All are welcome.


An Evening with ‘The Priests’: The internationally famed Musical Trio,

The Priests. Come and enjoy them in concert in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Friday September 27th. Tickets now on sale at the Parish Centre, Cathedral St., Thurles (0504 22229) & Bookworm, Liberty Square, (0504 22257). As you may already be aware the Cathedral requires reroofing and this is one of our fund-raising events. Tickets: €35. Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts at 8pm.


Collection for Clergy: This collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.


Church Gate Collection: Moycarkey Coolcroo AC collection will take place after all Masses this weekend.

St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society: Will hold a meeting in Two-Mile-Borris Church Sacristy on Friday 30th August at 5.45pm.  All Welcome.

The Solemn Novena: In honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help commences at Holycross Abbey from Sunday 8th September until Monday 6th September. 

Devotions and Mass on weekdays at 7am, 10.30am, 4.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm.  Sundays at 7am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 7.30p m & 9.30pm.

Extra Sessions: Friday 13th September – Penitential Service at 7.30pm & 9.30pm; Saturday 14th September – Anointing of the Sick at 2pm; Sunday 15th September – Blessing of Infants at 2.30pm. Confessions will take place throughout the weekdays.

Communicare Healthcare: Are looking for Healthcare Assistants. They offer flexible working hours & excellent rates of pay. Please call 061-760231, alternatively email your CV to or check out our website”


Recent Death:

John O’Dwyer, Cluain Na Seimre, Two-Mile-Borris & formerly Killahara, Dovea.

Month’s Mind Mass:

Billy Cawley, Church View, Littleton. Mass this Saturday, 24th August at 7.30pm in Littleton Church.



Littleton Church: This Saturday at 7.30pm: Willie Maher, Kevin’s Pk., Littleton; Mary & Eddie Hayes; This Sunday at 12.00: Paddy Maher, Ballymoreen, Littleton; Vincent O’Brien, formerly of Ballybeg, Littleton; Philip “Buddy” Purcell, Littleton; This Tuesday at 9.00am: Ryan family of Bakestown & pray for their Son in Law; Next Saturday at 7.30pm: Nora Doyle, 3 Ballybeg, Littleton; Eddie McCormack, Longford Pass.

Two-Mile-Borris Church: This Sunday at 10.30am: Johnny Ryan & Seamie Ryan, Rathmanna; Josie & Tom Nolan, Noard; Dermot Moloney, Ardleigh, Two-Mile-Borris.


Our Responsorial Psalm invites us to Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News”. Our Listening Process has identified young parents as a vital group to keep involved and supported, e.g. “young parents to be asked to set up a group to discuss their ideas for the future of the church”, “put some programme in place for new younger families” and “I have a young family and I like to set a positive example for them.”