Watergrasshill & Glenville Parish

Diocese of Cork and Ross

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Nineteenth Sunday Year B: August 12th

 

 

Sat. August 11th

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7.30pm

Donal O'Brien, Coneybeg (A)

 


Sun. August 12th
Glenville: Mass 10am

Tom O’Leary, Bride View Tce., (1 st . A)

 

Watergrasshill: Mass 11.30am

For the people of the Parish



Mon. August 13th

Watergrasshill: Mass 9.30am

Ethel Stack, Dublin (died recently)

 


Tues. August 14th

Watergrasshill: Liturgy 9.30am

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 

Glenville: Mass7.30pm Feast of The Assumption of our Blessed Lady

 


Wed. August 15th Feast of The Assumption of our Blessed Lady

Glenville: No 10am Mass

Watergrasshill: Mass 11.30am

Ciarán Boland, Monkstown. (died recently)

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 

 


Thurs. August 16th

Glenville: Mass 9.30am

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 

 

Fri. August 10th

Glenville: Mass 9.30am

Aileen Canning, Dublin. (died recently)

 

 

Sat. August 11th

Josie Curtin, St. Stephen’s Tce., (A)

 

 

 


Simon O’Keeffe, Mullinabouree

 

 

 


Jack and Anne Barry, Skehana

Jerome and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Bridestown

Mary Glavin, Bunnaglanna

 

 

Killian Hegarty, Pairc na Sraide

 

 

Congratulations to James O’Regan, Watergrasshill and Ailbhe Doyle Carrigaline who were married on Saturday, July 28th. We wish them health and happiness


Letter from America

It used to cool down here at night, not any

more. Tonight (Wednesday) I drive back from a

house call at 9.00 pm. and the temperature is

reading 30 degrees. Warm air comes through

the open window of the car. I drive through

downtown, know as Oldtown Pasadena. When I

first came here almost forty years ago it was

Skid Row, dark and dangerous. Then in the

1990s it got lively and upmarket, new shops,

fancy restaurants and nightclubs, even livelier

than Hollywood. Now with the leases up, they

are closing down because of high rents

It could go back again to the way it was; same

story everywhere. I try and do most of my work

in the mornings: after morning Mass today I

visited a Care Unit for people transitioning from

hospital surgery, for Mass and anointing. I will

do Hospital calls tomorrow morning. I had a

Wedding last Saturday, scheduled between a

Cinceanera (Coming of Age for 15 year olds,

usually Hispanic) and another wedding.

We had a Mariachi Band at the ceremony. This

Group can vary in size from six to twelve people,

very often made up of members of the same

family, playing guitars, trumpets, violins,

double bass. They sing parts of the Mass, and

their costumes and sound are extraordinary.

I have an African American lady’s funeral this

Friday night and there will be a Gospel Choir for

that. Back at home you had Simon O’Keeffe’s

funeral on Thursday in Glenville, we prayed for

Simon at Mass here last Sunday. There are just

over 130 students for the priesthood here in Los

Angeles at the moment nine were ordained

priests this year. There is a seminarian intern

here in the parish, he studies during the week

and works here at the weekend. Each parish

must help in sponsoring a seminarian, even if

they are not from there, they encourage him,

and support him any way they can, and

eventually attend his ordination. Hopefully our

own parish may have the opportunity of doing

that sometime in the future.

Until next week, God Bless

Fr. Donal

 

Offertory Collection: August 5th  €1295

 

Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady

No Vigil Mass in Watergrasshill August 14 th .

Vigil Mass in Glenville 7.30 pm.

No 10.00 am. Mass in Glenville August 15 th .

 

Mass in Watergrasshill 11.30 am.


World Meeting of Families

Saturday, August 25th

Croke Park Stadium, 6.30pm

Comprising a reflective concert-style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents

Sunday, August 26th.

Phoenix Park 3pm

Solemn Eucharistic Celebration

 

Trio of Open Gardens in Fermoy area in aid of Irish Red Cross Fermoy branch (see parish notice board for details)

 

Eighteenth Sunday of Year B: August 5th

 

 

Sat. August 4th

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7.30pm

Jim and Eileen Gubbins, St. Stephen's Terrace (A)

 


Sun. August 5th
Glenville: Mass 10am

Paddy Forde, Leopard's Hill (1st A)

 

Watergrasshill: Mass 11.30am

Patrick McHugh, Ballybrack (A)

Maureen Morrison, Castlelyons (died recentlhy)



Mon. August 6th    Bank Holiday

Watergrasshill: Mass 10am

Patrick Muldoon, Mallow (A)

 


Tues. August 7th

Watergrasshill: Liturgy 9.30am

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 


Wed. August 8th

Watergrasshill: Mass 9.30am

Donal Cronin, San Bruno, USA, late of Transtown

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 

 


Thurs. August 9th

Glenville: Mass 9.30am

Aileen Canning, Dublin (died recently)

 

Eucharistic Adoration

10am - 12 noon

7pm - 9pm

 

 

Fri. August 10th

Glenville: Mass 9.30am

Jack Kennedy, Bridestown (A)

 

 

Sat. August 11th

Donal O'Brien, Coneybeg (A)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Ned and Johanna Twomey, Condonstown

Edward O'Riordan, Church Rd., Glenville

 

 

 

 

World Meeting of Families

Saturday, August 25th

Croke Park Stadium, 6.30pm

Comprising a reflective concert-style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents

Sunday, August 26th.

Phoenix Park 3pm

Solemn Eucharistic Celebration

Diocesan Special Collection for World Meeting of Families: 820

 

Offertory Collection: July 29th  €1186

 

 

 

Autumn Stations:

Saturday September 1st, 11am

Doon

Maurice and Breda Buckley

 

Friday, September 14 th . 7.30 pm.

Ardnageeha and Tinegeragh

Bartholomew and Zita McHugh

 

Saturday, September 15 th . 11.00 am.

Chimneyfield, Tourgarriffe, Inchinaugh and Bunnaglanna.

Donal and Siobhán Collins.

 

If you wish to host an Autumn Station Mass please contact the Parish Office

 

New Diocesan Secretary

Fr. Michael Keohane, PP Upper Mayfield, will replace Canon Tom Deenihan new bishop elect of the Diocese of Meath. Canon Deenihan is currently winding down his extensive service to the Diocese of Cork and Ross

 

 

Letter from America

I arrived here early evening, California time on Thursday last. The daily temperatures are running at about 34 degrees at the moment. As I write this, it is 10.14pm on Tuesday night and it is 22 degrees. The Piazza under my window is now silent, but until 15 minutes ago it was full of children. There are some homeless children with family members living in a room behind the Sacristy, roughly the same size as the Parish Room in Watergrasshill. They will stay here another week then another parish will sponsor them for shelter, food and activities. Such is life now, almost everywhere. This morning, as every week morning, I offered Mass at 8.15am. We prayed bon voyage for two of our people who were present as they were setting off for Uganda. Joachim, who wrote for our Legion of Mary newsletter on Christmas 2015, is being ordained there this Saturday, and about a dozen or so Parishioners are travelling there for it. Today I had two sick calls at the hospital, including one, a gunshot victim. Time moves slowly the first week although I have three weddings and a funeral lined up already. It is not as cool at night for walking as it used to be, but it is expected to be slightly fresher this week. The local bishop, who is a native of Knockraha, is leading a pilgrimage to Ireland in a few weeks. Although I have not seen the details it is bound to include a visit to Cork. I keep all of you, including our farmers, in my prayers here, as the last day of July comes a close on my first week here in America. God bless for now.

Father Donal