Contact the parish office
E mail collinstownforeparish@gmail.com
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This weekend is my last weekend to celebrate the Sunday Masses as Parish Priest of Collinstown + Fore. I thank everyone for your support, encouragement and friendship over the last nine years. I thank the various committees over those nine years who have worked hard and shared their giftedness with the parish community.

I thank the Franciscans in Multyfarnham for their help and support in the first years I was here. I thank the priests in Mullingar Parish for their support and encouragement – Fr Padraig, Fr Paul and Fr Derek. Also to Rev Alastair Graham for his support and inspiration.

Thanks to Bishop Michael for appointing me as Parish Priest to this parish and to Bishop Tom for his support and encouragement since he became Bishop of Meath..

I wish Fr Martin Carley every happiness and success as he begins a new chapter in his life in this parish. I know he will have your support and encouragement and that in time you will see him as a friend and not just a pastor.

As I take up my appointment next weekend in the Parish of Enfield I ask for your prayers for the time ahead as I settle in and slowly get to know the people and the geography of the new parish. I will remember you all in my prayers.

Wishing you all every grace and blessing
Patrick

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Lough Lene Gaels Hurling and Camogie club are hosting a 24 hour relay Walkaton fundraiser at LLG pitch on Friday 15 July into Saturday 16 July. It will begin at 2.00pm on 15 July and conclude with our family Fun Day on 16July at 3.00pm at LLG pitch.

All sponsorship is greatly appreciated and will go towards the continued development of LLg pitches and facilities.

During the walkaton we will be hosting a memorial hour where together we will light a candle in remembrance of those who are dearly departed. All welcome. Further details to follow
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Fly Fishing Competition
Lough Lene has been selected to host the Youth’s International Fly Fishing Competition this year on the last week of July. The competing countries taking part are Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland. All the teams are in their uniforms, and will be escorted by a piper in full tartan regalia to their selected boat at ‘the cut’.
The competition starts at 10..00am and finishes at 5.00pm
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Parish Draw

I kindly ask again for your support this year for the parish draw. This along with the tractor run and a portion of the weekly envelope ensure that there is enough funds in the building account to meet the loan repayments for the year.

Again 1st prize is €10,000, 2nd prize is €1000 and 3rd prize is €500

Books of tickets are ready for volunteers to collect in the sacristy’s after Mass, to deliver them to all homes in the parish.
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers who are helping in this.

A big thanks to those who have already returned their sold tickets.

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Baptisms
Take place on Saturday afternoons. Please e mail the parish office to book or call into the sacristy after Mass.
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Parish Webcam
St Mary’s church webcam – https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-marys-church-collinstown

St Feichin’s church webcam- https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-fechins-fore
Or go to churchmedia.tv Scroll down to find county and then find the church.
Due to the sometimes poor quality internet in Fore, sometimes the webcam in St Feichin’s does not work. The Webcam in St Marys is usually always working,
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Church cleaning
Thanks to Ann.M., Barbara H., Mary H. and Kathleen K. for taking care of cleaning in St Mary’s for the month of July and to Claire, Sean, Tony and Miriam for taking care of cleaning in St Feichin’s for the month of June. Everyone’s time and effort is greatly appreciated.
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INVITATION to YOUNG ADULTS (18 – 40) RETREAT, Saturday 23rd July starting at 10 am with Mass in St Mary’s Church Navan and then to Parish Room at rear of Church.

A prayerful informative day, with testimonies from people in various Christian vocations: Married life, Priesthood, Single life, Religious life, talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, personal help if desired, walk and chat. Cost DONATION (lunch & tea breaks) Finishes at 5pm
Contact Sr Úna 090 6481666
E:youthretreats@gmail.com
or John 087 2478519
Please spread the word
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Fundraiser
Car Boot Sale in aid of Lough Lene Gaels Hurling &Camogie club
Collinstown Hall Sat July 9th 2022
12.00 _3pm €15.00 per car or table inside
For enquires contact Lesley at 0449672987
Email lesleygleeson91@gmail.com
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Parish Finance
Bank online details :
IBAN : IE26 BOFI 90185357124274
BIC: BOFIIE2D
Thanks to all those who are supporting the parish financially. Thanks to parishioners who are giving their offering on line. It is being carefully recorded in the same way as the physical envelope is. When contributing online please remember to include your envelope number.

Parish income last Sunday.
Basket
St Mary’s €288.01 St Feichin’s €276.87
Envelope St Mary’s €217 St Feichin’s €271

Donations through online banking for May €625
Thank to everyone who contributes so generously throughout the year especially in these challenging times.
Thank you for your support.
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Parish Administration
Safe Guarding
Parish Safe Guarding Children -Policy available in the Sacristy. Concerns contact the Parish Safeguarding reps- Elaine Leahy, Pauline Kennedy, Anna Marie McKenna.
The Designated Liaison Person is Marie O Sullivan 0833175742 Tusla 0469098560 Gardai National Protective Services Bureau:
Tel. 01 6663430 For complaints procedure of any other information visit:www.meathsafeguarding.ie/
All consent forms and Adult Volunteer forms are securely locked in the Parish Office in compliance with GDPR.
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Daily Mass for the week ahead

St Mary’s church
Tuesday 10.00am
Friday 10.00am
St Feichin’s Church
Wednesday 7.00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
St Marys church every Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Parish Newsletter for 3 July 2022