Sat & Sun January
21st & 22nd 2012 Third
Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASSES No Mass on Monday morning next. Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
mornings at 9 a.m.
Saturday January 21st
Anniversary Mass Larry Keeley,
Knocknagross, Bree, also remembering Bridget Leacy, Wilton.
Sunday January 22nd
Anniversary Mass The Deceased Members of
the Byrne Family, Clonmore.
28th Anniversary Mass
Mary Carr, Coolteigue
in Ordinary Time
Sat Jan 28th
Sun Jan 29th
The weekly envelope collection for last weekend amounted to 437.00. Thank you to all who contributed.
parish Church is supported financially by parishioners through the use of Weekly Envelopes
or by Direct Debit. The list of Envelope
contributors is currently being updated in preparation for the distribution of the Weekly
Envelopes 2012. New parishioners and new
adult wage-earners are invited to register at the parish office to participate in either
of these methods of supporting our parish.
COMMUNION 2012 PARENTS MEETING
who wish to have a child receive First Holy Communion in Bree this year are invited to a
meeting in Bree Hall on Monday January 23 at 7:30pm at which the formal registration will
take place. First Penance will take place on
Tuesday March 13 at 7:00pm and First Holy Communion on May 13 at an additional Mass at
Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in Bree Church on Sunday March 4 at 12:00
Diocesan Ecumenical Service for Christian Unity Week will take place in St. Colemans
Church, Ballindaggin, on Sunday 22 January at 7.30p.m.
The preacher is Rev. Leslie Forrest. All
are most welcome.
Eucharistic Congress Bell began its pilgrimage through the Dioceses of Ireland on St
Patricks Day 2011. Bells have been used
throughout the world by churches to call its people together for prayer. It is a fitting symbol, in its passage throughout
the country, as a call to prayer and preparation for the 50th International
Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Dublin from June 10-17, 2012. The Bell will arrive in the Diocese of Ferns on
Thursday at the Parish Church, New Ross at 2:00pm.
itinerary closest to Bree will include: Bride
St, Wexford Jan 23; Clonard Church Jan 24; Enniscorthy Cathedral Jan 25 & St Senans
Jan 26 all venues at 2:00pm. More on
the Eucharistic Congress in coming issues of this newsletter!
CONGRESS BELL YOUTH MASS
There will be
a special Youth Mass, during the visit of the Eucharistic Congress Bell, in St. Michael's
Church Gorey on Saturday 28th at 7.30pm. Young adults
wishing to go to the Eucharistic Congress will also be made aware at this Mass of how they
can, with other young people from the diocese, join in the youth festival at the
Eucharistic Congress next June.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The 44th Diocesan Pilgrimage to
Lourdes will take place this year from 17-22 May. This is a time and
opportunity when the whole Diocese - whether at home or in Lourdes, join as a family
in prayer for all their special intentions and thanksgivings.
Due to "current times" this year's Pilgrimage has to be a smaller
one all round. The number of Invalid places will be less and Hospitality too.
Early booking (end of February) is
essential in all areas of the Pilgrimage
General Pilgrim. Invalid booking forms will be in all Parishes this coming
weekend. Hospitality can contact their various heads in charge and General
Pilgrim please contact O'Leary's Travel Ltd, 3 Main Street, Enniscorthy,
Co Wexford Tel 053-9233178 or contact Fr. Murphy.
The Annual Lourdes Retreat will
be held in St. John of God Retreat Centre, Ballyvaloo
Sunday, 5 February - contact Breda, 087 6737601. Mass for Deceased Members of Hospitality and medal
ceremony Friday, 24 February - Clonard Church.
the weekend 10th-12th February
2012 you can experience
our cloistered contemplative life during a Monastic Weekend at the Carmelite
Monastery Delgany Co
Wicklow. Single women
(25-45 age group) interested in finding out more about a Carmelite Contemplative vocation
are invited to share in our life of prayer, liturgy and work for a few days. For more
information visit www.carmelitemonasterydelgany.ie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Prioress,
Carmelite Monastery, Delgany, Co Wicklow
- THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Jonah 3:1-5. 10
word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah: 'Up!' he said 'Go to Nineveh, the great city, and
preach to them as I told you to.' Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to the
word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was a city great beyond compare: it took three days to cross
it. Jonah went on into the city, making a day's journey. He preached in these words, 'Only
forty days more and Nineveh is going to be destroyed.' And the people of Nineveh believed
in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least. God saw their efforts to renounce their evil
behaviour. And God relented: he did not inflict on them the disaster which he had
Response : Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, make me know your ways.
Lord, teach me your paths.
Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:
for you are God my saviour. Response
Remember your mercy, Lord,
and the love you have shown from of old.
In your love remember me, because of your goodness, O Lord. Response
The Lord is good and upright.
He shows the path to those who stray,
he guides the humble in the right path;
he teaches his way to the poor. Response
Brothers: our time is growing short. Those who have wives should live as though they had
none, and those who mourn should live as though they had nothing to mourn for; those who
are enjoying life should live as though there were nothing to laugh about; those whose
life is buying things should live as though they had nothing of their own; and those who
have to deal with the world should not become engrossed in it. I say this because the
world as we know it is passing away.
The kingdom of God is close at hand;
believe the good news.
John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from
God. 'The time has come' he said 'and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and
believe the Good News.' As
he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a
net in the lake - for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will
make you into fishers of men.' And at once they left their nets and followed him. Going on a little further, he saw James son of
Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending their nets. He called
them at once and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they
went after him.
Galbally/ Ballyhogue Church Notices
Fr. Matt's contact number is 053-9247814
BREE PENNY/EURO BANK
Bree Penny/Euro Bank is now open for savings/deposits for
2012. This is an ideal way to save towards
Christmas. Deposit envelopes are available
from Bree Post Office and Byrnes Shop and can be handed in in both locations.
HEART MESSENGER AND PIONEER MAGAZINE
Anyone interested in subscribing to the Messenger
Magazine or the Pioneer Magazine for 2012 is asked to please contact Eddie Dunne. The years subscription for the Messenger is
14.40 and for the Pioneer Magazine is 17.00.
BREE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Groups/Organisations/Individuals who use Bree Community
Centre for meetings, events etc. are asked to please contact Eddie Dunne to confirm their
bookings/usage for the coming quarter. It is
essential that you book with Eddie to avoid clashing with other organisations or events.
There was no winner of the the most recent lotto draw
which took place in Ryans of Galbally on Wednesday the 11th of January. The winning
numbers were 12, 19, 22, 28. There were five match 3 winners, Eoghan Kehoe, Des Kehoe,
Clive Whelan, Enda O' Brien, and Noel Curtis. The Jackpot now stands at 8400. The
next draw will take place in Byrnes of Bree on the 25th of January at 8.30pm. Thank you
for your continued support.
Coaches for the New Season
U8 Hurling and Football- Steven Murphy. U10 Hurling and
Football- Adrian Whelan. U12 Hurling and Football- Charlie Parnell. U14 Hurling and
Football- Paddy Walsh. Juvenile Hurling and Football- Peter Byrne. Minor Hurling and
Football- Nicholas Doyle. U21 Football - Peter Byrne. U21 Hurling- Des Kehoe. Junior
Football- Eoin Byrne. Junior Hurling Des Kehoe. Intermediate Football- Gary Byrne.
Booking the Pitch
If anyone would like to book the pitch please contact
Club Mailing List
Finally if anyone would like to be added to the clubs
emailing list to receive these notices in the future via email
please email your name to email@example.com
'The Bree Heritage Project are visiting a number of
archaeology sites on Sunday the 29th of January. We are meeting at the Bree Community
centre carpark at 11am and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Colm
Moriarty at 086 8747220 or check out our website: Breeheritage.ie'.
Well done to the Bree Macra na Feirme Capers team who
overcame stiff competition in the All Ireland Semi-Final held in Tullow at the weekend.
The team progressed to the All Ireland Final, due to be held in Cappoquinn, Waterford on
DAVIDSTOWN COMMUNITY GAMES
The local area U14 Quiz Trials take place in Bree
Community Centre next Friday night, 27th Jan at 9pm. All competitors are asked to
bring a pen. County finals dates for the Quiz is 16th Feb, Solo Dance is 18th
Feb, Solo Music & Singing are 3rd March, Recitation is 9th March, Art &
Handwriting are 10th March. If anyone is interested in entering any of the above please
contact Area Sec Una Doyle on 0879704372.
Bree Davidstown Community Games are holding a fundraising
Table Quiz in Ryans Lounge, Galbally on Friday, 10th February.
Bree Parish Journal No 15 will be launched in Garry
Byrne's Lounge on Saturday night next, 28th January at 9pm. All are invited to attend. The
journal will be available in all local shops from Sunday morning costing 8 each.
UNDER 12 BOYS GAELIC
parents/guardians of all the under 12 boys who wish to play football this year please text
Charlie Parnell 086/8298568 with their name and date of birth in order to
ascertain numbers for the GO Games competition. If
there are sufficient numbers two teams will be entered.
Any parents wishing to help with coaching please contact Charlie on the
HOPE CANCER SUPPORT
been bereaved by cancer? Is it at least one year since your loss? Do you feel that
you need some support to help you through your grieving process? The Hope Cancer Support
Centre runs a five week bereavement programme that maybe of interest to you. We will
provide a safe and nurturing space for you to come together with others, and by doing so
help you to understand your own personal experience with grief, and so lessen the feelings
of isolation for you. We
aim to commence our next programme in mid-February. For further info contact
Bernie Kirwan, Support Nurse, at Hope Cancer Support
The Leinster Finals of the Readoiri Competition will take
place in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday February 4th commencing at 2
p.m. All competitors must be over 18 on
January 1st 2012 to compete. The
closing date for entries is January 21st contact 087 7609635 to enter or
for more information.
Co Finals dates
for a number of events are as follows Quiz 16th Feb, Solo Dance 18th
Feb, Solo Music & Singing 3rd March, Recitation 9th March, Art
& Handwriting 10th March. If anyone is interested in entering any of the
above please contact Area Sec Una Doyle on 0879704372.
ENTRANCE TO BALLYHOGUE GAA COMPLEX
Extensive resurfacing and drainage work is currently
underway along the main entrance way to Ballyhogue GAA Complex. This essential work will greatly improve access to
the Complex and facilities. For the duration
of the works you are asked to please park in the Community Centre Carpark and walk down to
the Complex and please take care as there is a lot of heavy machinery and equipment
operating at present. Apologies to all for
any inconvenience caused.
AT THE BOTTLE BANKS
Unfortunately the problem of littering at the Bottle
Banks has returned with boxes of bottles etc. being left at the Bottle Banks when they are
full and boxes, bags etc. being dumped around the units.
If the Bins are full when you come with your recycling please dont
leave it on the ground as this is litter please take it away with you and bring it
back on another day. Your co-operation in
keeping the village litter free would be greatly appreciated.
OF MUSIC IN OYLEGATE CHURCH
great success of our Evening of Music last January, we are delighted to have an
opportunity to again welcome back BRENDAN BOWYER to Oylegate Church on Sunday the 29th
January for another wonderful night's entertainment. The concert will begin at 8.00 p.m.
and admission is 10. Other guests on the night will include the WEXFORD SINGING
PRIESTS (Fr's Jim Fegan, Aodhán Marken & William Howell), Carrickbyrne Pike
Choir, Lorna Mahon, and a number of other top class artists. Tickets available from (053)
9138192 and from Oylegate-Glenbrien Parish Office. All
proceeds in aid of Oylegate Parish funds and Oylegate Community Centre Fund.
FIT 4 LIFE
KEEP FIT CLASSES
Fit 4 Life Keep Fit Classes have resumed in Galbally
Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings commencing at 7.30 p.m. each evening and
costing 5 per class. Participants
should bring a bottle of water, a towel and a mat with them to the class. For more information please contact Niamh OBrien
at 087 9567252.
Alert meeting will take place in Bree Community Centre on Monday January 30th
at 8 pm. All interested people are invited to attend. Valuable crime prevention advice
will be given on the night, and also information regarding grant aid for security devices
for vulnerable older people.
Hard luck to the Ballyhogue Figure Dancers in the
Leinster Scor na nOg final in Westmeath last weeekend. They put on a great display but
were not chosen to go further. The dancers were Ciara McKelvie, Leah Curran, Dawn ORourke,
Sadhbh Kirwan, Lucy Forte, Alysha Murphy, Johanna Wickham and Shauna Dunne.