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Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year 19th Oct. 2014

Mission Sunday message from Pope Francis: ‘Dear brothers and sisters, on this World Mission Day my thoughts
turn to all the local Churches. Let us not be robbed of the joy of evangelization! I invite you to immerse yourself in the
joy of the Gospel and nurture a love that can light up your vocation and your mission. I urge each of you to recall, as if
you were making an interior pilgrimage, that “first love” with which the Lord Jesus Christ warmed your heart, not for
the sake of nostalgia but in order to persevere in joy. The Lord’s disciples persevere in joy when they sense his
presence, do his will and share with others their faith, hope and evangelical charity. Let us pray through the intercession
of Mary, the model of humble and joyful evangelization, that the Church may become a welcoming home, a mother for
all peoples and the source of rebirth for our world’.

Reflection on Sunday Gospel Readings - by Don Fabio Rosini, broadcast on Vatican Radio. Translated by Kieran Troy, Newtown, Rahan

Catholic Ireland Website

Offaly Ploughing Championship, Mucklagh 21st Sept. 2014


Congratulations to Naimh Flaherty, Screggan and Liam Higgins who were married on Saturday 20 September in Killina Church.

During the week we saw yet another development in the building progress of our new Community Centre when a start was made on the pouring of the floors of the building.


The Rededication of Killina Church, 27th July 2014

A Sincere word of thanks to everyone who worked inside and outside the church in preparation for this memorable day:-To the members of the Colour Party and the Mountbolus Pipe Band for your participation, to all who provided food and baked and you who gave hospitality and catered to those who called to the school for refreshments afterwards. A special Thank You is expressed to the members of the choir and Chomhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann and their friends for providing wonderful and spectacular music and
singing. Well done to the members of the Organising Committee for making the day memorable for the whole parish community. There is a DVD available of the Rededication Ceremony and can be ordered and picked up at the sacristy at a cost of €10.

Bishop Michael Smith appoints four new Parish Priests: Diocesan Changes: September/October 2014.
Fr Michael Meade, Parish Priest of Donore to Parish Priest of Summerhill
Fr Tony Gonoude, Curate in Holy Family, Drogheda to Administrator of Donore
Fr Oliver Devine, Parish Priest of Ballivor-Kildalkey to Parish Priest of Drumraney-Tang
Fr Mark Mohan, Curate in Trim to Parish Priest of Ballivor-Kildalkey
Fr Barry Condron, Curate in Tyrrellspass to Parish Priest of Castletown-Geoghegan-Tyrrellspass
Fr Ciaran Clarke, recently ordained to Curate in Dunboyne
Fr Declan Kelly, recently ordained to Curate in Trim.

Dates to Remember

Confirmation for our Class 6s in both Schools - Sunday 19th April, 2015 at 1pm.
First Holy Communion Killina –Saturday May 9, 2015. First Holy Communion Mucklagh – Saturday May 16, 2015.

Why not take a short trip around the Old Monastic Churches at Rahan with Darrell Hooper and Sr Oliver by clicking on the following link


Useful Services available to keep in mind:
Aware see aware.ie or telephone 1890 303 302.Heads Up see headsup.ie free text 50424, Let Someone Know see letsomeoneknow.ie, Teen Ireland see teenline.ie, Samaritans see Samaritans.org or 1850 60 90 90, Living Links see livinglinks.ie or 087 4122052.

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