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Ballynacally / Lissycasey Newsletter

Keep up to date with Parish news, events, information etc
newsletter prepared weekly and available online every Thursday night

P.P. Fr Albert McDonnell 085 7811823
Parish Office 065 6838135
Fr. Joe Hourigan 065 6834145; 086 8170700   

16th & 17th June 2018 –11th Sunday in Ordinary TimeYear B

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Twitter: @ClondegadParish
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Parish Office opening hours for this week:  
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 12pm – 3pm

Deadline for newsletter items: 12pm on Thursday



Christ the King Church, Ballycorick - Masses:
Sat June 16th        8pm        Mass (11th Sun in Ordinary Time)
Mon June 18th       9.30am  Mass
Tues June 19th     9.30am  Mass
Wed June 20th      9.30am  Mass
Fri June 22nd         8pm        First Anniversary Mass for
Mary Kelly, Clondegad
Sat June 23rd        8pm        Mass (Nativity of St John the Baptist)

Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey - Masses:

Sun June 17th       12pm     Anniversary Mass for the following:
Senan Culligan, Lissycasey
Joan Faughnan, Florida
Mick Collins, Decomade
Tom Coffey, Cloncolman
Susan Coffey, Clondrinagh
Brigid MacNamara, Leimnaleha
Patrick Cleary, Decomade
Nora Sexton, Frure
John Normoyle, Lissycasey
Michael Hanrahan, Decomade & Australia
Joseph Murphy, Clonwhite & Frure West
Ann Quinlivan, Frure
Margaret O’Dea, Cloncolman, Lissycasey
Patrick Rynne, Frure North
Mary Hofler, Corbally, Limerick
Mary Halpin, Crown
Paddy Corry, Breaffa
Bro Baptist Carey, Limerick & Breaffa
Simon McMahon, Boloughera
Pat Cahill, Kilmaley
Tommy Pyne, Lissycasey
Michael Crowley (Jnr), London & Cragg
Margaret Meaney, Caherea & Deceased Family Members
Patrick & Susan Clancy, Boloughera
Michael Quinlivan, Decomade

A candle is available for family members to take home in memory of their loved one after mass. Donations can be placed in the box at the church door.

Wed June 20th      9.30am  Mass for the People
Fri June 22nd         7.30pm  Months Mind Mass for
Kitty O’Sullivan, Frure
Sun June 24th       12pm     Mass (Nativity of St John the Baptist)

Eucharistic Adoration in Lissycasey Church
every Wednesday 6pm – 10pm

End of School Year Masses will be celebrated at
Ballyncally NS on Thurs 21st June at 10am and
Clondrinagh NS on Fri 22nd June at 11.30am. All welcome to attend

Finances:                             Ballycorick          Lissycasey
June 9th & 10th                      €242.80                 €543.07

Please pray for the repose of the souls of: Jim O’Connor, Dublin & Birrinfadda, Cranny, uncle of Bernie McNeilis, Ballynacally and also Noreen George (nee Coffey), Gloucestershire, England – formerly of Lisheen who died recently.

We welcome to our faith family: Kate Ann, McNamara, Clondrinagh.

Peters Pence Collection takes place next weekend.

Ballycorick Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 23rd: Mary O’Dea, Mary Spain, Marian Kelly
Lissycasey Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 24th: Florence O’Shea, Biddy Nagle, John Melican
Ballycorick Readers:
Sat 23rd: Nancy Cleary
Prayers of the Faithful: Jonothan O’Donoghue, Darren Sheehan
Lissycasey Readers:
Sun 24th: Lily Keane
Prayers of the Faithful: Brid Browne
Ballycorick Servers:
Sat 23rd: Andrea Moloney, Aine Clancy, Brenda McMahon
Supervisor: Karen Clancy

Diocesan Appointments and Restructuring:
Bishop Fintan Monahan has issued the Diocesan Clerical Appointments for 2018. The key principles include:
• A reorganisation of Diocesan structures to support more workable Pastoral Areas that encourage greater co-operation between parishes.
• The pastoral care of all the people of the Diocese in a way that is accessible to them.
• The care of priests in a manner that is appropriate to their age and ministry.
It is hoped that a strong sense of team ministry will develop according to the needs of each Pastoral Area. Priests under the retirement age (75) will act as Co-Parish Priests in each Pastoral Area. They will meet regularly to provide peer support and establish the best ways to work collaboratively in their ministry. One priest in each Pastoral Area will be appointed as Vicar Forane to co-ordinate and oversee joint pastoral efforts and programmes. Retired Clergy over the age of 75 will continue to provide ministry support in each Pastoral Area according to need and ability.
Our cluster (Radharc na nOiléan) now consists of four parishes: Ballynacally-Lissycasey, Coolmeen-Cranny, Kildysart and Kilmurry McMahon-Labasheeda). It will be served by two co-parish priests (Albert McDonnell, resident in Kildysart and Brendan Kyne, resident in Ballycorick) assisted by three semi-retired priests Joe Hourigan, Tom McGrath and Paddy McMahon. The vicar forane will be Albert McDonnell. The new structure takes effect of 20 July.

Bus to Knock on Saturday 23rd June: Bus leaving Labasheeda at 8.15am and Kildysart at 8.30am. Names to be given to Helen before 19th June. Contact 086-3048754. 

National Holy Wells Day takes place on Sunday 17th June. On this day we celebrate the great heritage of our Christian Faith. We would encourage as many of you as possible to visit one of the many Holy Wells in the Diocese on this day and to pray there. 

Youth 2000 prayer meeting every Friday at 7pm in the Poor Clare’s Oratory, Ennis. Join other young adults for prayer and reflection followed by tea and chats in the Friary. All are welcome.

The recently formed Clare Branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland will meet at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 10.00 am on Friday next, 29th June. One of the Group’s aims is to link people with Parkinson’s, their carer’s, relatives, friends and interested health and care professionals.  The meeting offers a forum for discussion, support and information and to raise awareness locally about Parkinson’s and problems associated with the condition. These informal meetings normally include a presentation by a healthcare professional or complementary therapist, as well as an activity that assists people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance, Physiotherapy or Tai Chi. All are Welcome For further information contact 087 415 8430.

Clare Smart Communities – Lissycasey Planning Evening on Monday, June 18th @ 8 pm in Lissycasey Community Hall.
Help create a new local plan for Lissycasey.
What are the Community issues affecting Lissycasey?
What solutions/actions would people like to see?
How can you make them happen?
Would you like to contribute ideas to your Community Plan?
Come along to the Community Workshop or visit to submit your ideas

Lissycasey Music Festival - Live at the Marquee takes place on June 21st-22nd-23rd-24th. Thursday-Ceili with Shandrum Ceili Band. Friday-Tribute to Dympna O'Sullivan with Lissycasey Ceili Band followed by Tailors Twist. Saturday-Ruaille Buaille followed by The Big Generator. Sunday is Super Sunday Fun Day in the Main GAA Field from 1 pm - Lots of Fun for everyone including Townland v Townland Tug o War. Sunday evening has Declan Clancy followed by Patrick Roche and Band. All proceeds to Lissycasey GAA, Fergus Rovers LFC, Lissycasey Tidy Towns, Fergus AC. Weekend Tickets available or on the door each night
Tickets available from all Club Officers and local outlets

Super Sunday Funday Sunday 24th June: Come and join us as part of the Lissycasey Music Festival , starting in the Main Pitch Lissycasey at 1pm Long Kick Competition U6,U8,U10,U12.  2pm Magician and Lissycasey fittest females teams .3pm Rinka for the children and the Men's Laundry Challenge followed by the Annual Tug of War at 3:30pm. Also Tractor Reversing with Roller, Hang Tough, Face Painting and more... All Day BBQ and Snacks. Funday will still go ahead in Marquee if it Rains.

Clondegad GAA News: Clondegad seniors had a win against Doonbeg at the weekend and now play Cooraclare in the Cusack Cup semi final. Minors are training Wednesday & Sunday evenings. Their championship kicks off Wednesday 27th June. U14s played Lissycasey for the Brendan McMahon Cup. After a tough game Clondegad came out winners. U12s play there games on Sunday evenings. U6/8+10s train on Thursdays evenings. Good luck to Tony Kelly, Paul Flanagan & Niall Deasy who play with the Clare hurlers against Limerick this weekend.
Clondegad GAA Club Lotto: Congratulations to Ciara O’Connell, Paradise, Ballynacally, winner of the lotto jackpot of €6,600

Lissycasey GAA club news: Lissycasey Seniors were beaten by Miltown in the Cusack Cup. All underage teams are training and playing blitz. The U14 championship begins on Monday.
Tickets for the Lissycasey Marquee Music Festival are now on sale and can be got from Club officers.
Lissycasey GAA summer camp takes place from July 10th to 13th. Further details from 0862659561
County Board tickets are now available @ €30 each from any club officer. There are some great cash prizes, Weekend away, All Ireland tickets etc.
 Lissycasey GAA club lotto. 11/6/18 : Numbers 1, 13, 25, 29: No jackpot winner Match 3  winner of €100: Bernie McSweeney. Ballydineen. Lucky Dip. (County Board Tickets) Ollie Normoyle C/o Niamh Normoyle; Willie Ryan, Lissycasey. Smart Lotto: Sinead Clancy, Boloughera Jackpot 18/6/17 €3,000
From 18/6/18 Lucky dip will be €40 : Play Lotto online has been  Lotto €2 or 3 for €5.00

Fergus Rovers LFGA Notes: U12: The Community Games U12 competition took place last weekend in Lissycasey main pitch. Lissycasey/Ballynacally lost out to Doora Barefield after putting in a great performance. In the second game they played Clarecastle/Ballyea to come in 3rd place. Fergus Rovers were represented on both teams which led to an exciting game!!
The Yellow team are playing Corofin on Saturday evening at 6:30 in Fr McNamara Park, Quin Road in their League Final. Best of Luck to all involved. U14: Despite some good performances both the Yellow and Blue U14 teams lost out to Cuil Gaels and The Banner respectively. The Yellow teams next match is against Clooney-Quin on Thursday evening in Clooney Quin at 7:30.
Congratulations to the Ballyea U14  camogie team who won their division in the Feile competition last weekend. A number of the team play with our club. Well done to all involved
The Intermediates are playing Liscannor on Friday evening in Lissycasey Main pitch at 8pm. They are also scheduled to play Eire Og the following weekend.

Community Games: The County Finals of the Community Games Athletics takes place in Lees Road on Sunday 24th June.  Events commence at 11am with relays followed by the parade.  A large number of children from the Parish will take part in this event.

Best of luck to the Clare Hurlers playing Limerick in the Munster Semi-Final this weekend!

The Pilgrim Icon of Divine Mercy
Bringing Graces to each Parish, Home, Family & Devotee!
The Pilgrim Icon of Divine Mercy is available from the Parish Office so we encourage people/families to invite Jesus the Divine Mercy into their homes for one week.
Once a day for 7 days, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of the Pilgrim Icon consecrating your home and your family to Divine Mercy. Make it a very special week in your life with Divine Mercy as an honoured guest!
Phone the Parish Office on 065-6838135 Wed/Thurs 10am -3pm or text 087-4160385 to request the icon for your home for a week

Fr David – Help for Tanzania: In recent years we have been delighted to welcome Fr David to our parish, which provides him with a break from the hardship of life in Tanzania and also helps to relieve our priests here.
Fr David’s parish has suffered a lot this year due to torrential rainfall which has caused much destruction in the village – washing away crops, destroying homes, roads and causing deaths of people in the village.
In recent months we have been raising funds to help feed and clothe Fr David’s parishioners. We have almost raised enough funds to send a 40 foot container of humanitarian aid to Fr David’s parish. Fr David says that this is the best way to use the funds raised as it is difficult to buy goods where he lives. The container will stay in Fr David’s village and will make a home or a business.
We will be looking for Clothes, shoes, slippers, underwear, socks, Dried food: porridge, cereal, rice, pasta, lentils etc, Bicycles, Puncture repair kits, Hand tools (shovel, fork, hammer, nails, rake, hoe, saw etc), Wheelbarrow, Rope, First aid kits/medical supplies, large plastic storage boxes/buckets with lids, Crayons and colouring books, School supplies, Footballs and football pumps, Football jerseys, Towels, Tables, Chairs/stools, Large Water Barrels, Suit cases, Back packs, Reading glasses, Saucepans, Cutlery, Crockery, Nappies/wipes etc, Blankets, sleeping bags, Rolls of black refuse bags, Solar lights (Anything solar operated), Flash lights, Candles, tea lights, matches, Religious/Church items: Holy pictures, old Mass cards, rosary beads, prayer books, crucifixes, statues etc Non electric (vintage) sewing machines, Fabric, Thread, Scissors, Bed linen, Curtains (for fabric) – these will create an industry in the village. The list is endless!
The planned departure for the container is in September so that Fr David’s parishioners can have the aid on time for Christmas.
Items can be left into Ballynacally Community Centre Mon-Fri, 9.30-3.30pm.  
Thanks to the generosity of this parish and neighbouring parishes €4,500 has been raised since last November. It will cost €6000-€7000 to purchase and ship the container to Tanzania. Sincere thanks to all who have supported this project financially to date!
online donations are very welcome at or contact
Margaret: 085-8433118, Karen: 087-4160385, Bernie: 086-1220067 or Mary: 087-7759272 for more information or to make a donation. 
Photos and videos of Fr David’s village are available to view at this link:


We extend a very warm welcome to Fr David Mlemeta who is returning to our Parish from Tanzania for the month of June.  We are very grateful for Fr David's assistance which will help to ease the workload for Fr Joe over the coming weeks.
Fr David will reside in the Parochial House in Ballycorick for the duration of his stay and is available for blessings, guidance, prayers, reconciliation etc

The reality is, we can pray anywhere and everywhere but it is only at Mass where the priest’s prayers can transform ordinary bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus – and this is something unique that only God can do for us