Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 22nd December

A THOUGHT: He was found dead. People spoke with genuine sorrow and more than a little regret. He kept to himself. He’d moved from England. He used to sit on a park bench and some would say hello to him. His little house seemed so small on the evening news. The houses around looked bigger…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 15th December

“Peter, what’s wrong?” It wasn’t a usual question from his work colleague but somehow he didn’t mind that. “I was just speaking with my mother on the phone. I told her I’d not be home for Christmas”. “Was she disappointed?” “She didn’t say as much but I know she is. She has been lonely since…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 8th December

As we enter the second week of Advent and light the second candle we notice the circle is being filled in – quite literally with light. Each week will see an increase in that light until we are drawn to the centre candle, representing Christ. The candles too, represent the journey towards Bethlehem, first undertaken…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 1st December

We are on the road again! The weeks that lie ahead of us, offer a wonderful opportunity to slow down, reflect and truly take in the gift that is central to Christmas. Already, there are ads everywhere, even in the parish bulletin, about Christmas markets, dinners concerts and more. In themselves, they are all good…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 17th November

For ten years we have had a Remembrance Service each year, where we recall those who died in the previous year. This year, to mark our tenth such gathering, we will have Mass in Kilmovee Church at 5.00pm on Sunday November 24th. Light Refreshments will be served in The Thatch Cottage, Kilmovee Community Centre after…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 10th November

Everyone thought … that someone else was doing it! When we were in Dublin last Sunday, one of the things I noticed was that everyone seemed to have a job and the part played was very important. The director was a long way off, in a different studio, but was in constant contact with the…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 3rd November

At this time of year, we remember, in prayer and faith, all gone before us. The names listed on the front of this week’s bulletin and on the Boards of Remembrance in our four churches are the names of those whose funerals took place in the parish from November 2018 until now. Should any name…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 27th October

She asked me … “When are confessions in the parish?” It wasn’t an unreasonable question but the answer wasn’t overly-helpful. “Anytime you want” and then I added “but we don’t really have a set time in the parish”. This is the case, of course, but when asked that question, I feel a tinge of guilt…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 20th October

There will be a Training Session for Kilmovee Altar Servers in Kilmovee Church on Saturday, October 26th, at 11.00am. It should last no longer than one hour and we ask parents to accompany the boys and girls. Many thanks to all who are involved in this ministry in the parish. We are indeed lucky and…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 13th October

How easily we can overlook saying thanks. It’s such a small word but its meaning far outweighs its size. We ought never miss an opportunity to say thanks to another for, even the most simple act of kindness. To do so, is a-kin to taking another or a kindness shown for granted and, if we…