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Contact Details
Contact details for the priests in the Pastoral Area of Mooncoin, Templeorum, Kilmacow

Fr. Martin Tobin (Mooncoin) 086 240 1278
martintobin@ossory.ie

Fr. Michael Anthony O’Connor (Kilmacow) 087 251 7766

Fr. Paschal Moore (Templeorum) 087 240 8078

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Welcome to Mooncoin Parish

The Parish is comprised of Mooncoin, Carrigeen & Kilnaspic.  

Mooncoin has its origin from the Irish meaning "Quin's Meadow or Bog".

Carrigeen comes from "Little Rock".

Kilnaspic Coill or Cill meaning "The Bishop's Cell or Wood".

Mooncoin Parish has two Primary Schools and Coláiste Cois Siúire which has the distinction of being one of the earliest Vocational Schools established by the VEC.

Our Parish is part of the Dioceses of Ossory.  Mooncoin Parish strives to reach out to all in our community, listen to their needs and foster a sense of belonging and inclusiveness.  The website will give information about the history of the Parish as well as the services and activities provided.  

You are very welcome to contact us at any time. 

Mass Times for our Churches


Mooncoin Church Carrigeen Church Kilnaspic Church
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 am - Mooncoin
Saturday: 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Sunday: 9.30 am (1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month)

Sunday: 9.30 am (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)

Latest Parish News


Eucharistic Adoration

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

HOLY HOUR FOR HEALING AND PROTECTION AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

MONDAY   30th MARCH FROM  6.30 -- 7.30 p.m.  ONLINE ONLY


Eucharistic adoration on Thursdays suspended until further notice

Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the Nagle Chapel every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (winter schedule) and 8 p.m. (summer schedule)




MASS TIMES FOR THE FiFTH WEEK OF LENT 30th MARCH - 5th APRIL

 Apart But Not Alone: Hope and Strength in a Time of Crisis and Fear

Pastoral Letter

Bishop Dermot Farrell

Diocese of Ossory

"How will people know that you are my disciples? By your love for one another.” (John 13:35) 

Click here for the full text

 Urbi et Orbi blessing on Friday 27th March 


Click on this link for more

https://zenit.org/articles/popes-urbi-et-orbi-blessing-in-light-of-coronavirus/





MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK


 


PASTORAL AREA OF KILMACOW, TEMPLEORUM, MOONCOIN


 

·MASS WILL BE BROADCAST live FROM MOONCOIN CHURCH



Live Streaming: https://churchservices.tv/mooncoinparish


Radio Frequency: MHz 108



  • Monday                                       30th March            Online only         9.30 a.m

  • Tuesday                                       31st March             Online only         9.30 a.m.

  • Wednesday                                 1st April                  Online only         9.30 a.m.

  • Thursday                                     2nd April                Online only         9.30 a.m.

    Friday                                           3rd April                 Online only         9.30 a.m.

    Saturday                                       4th April                Online only        9.30 a.m.

    Palm Sunday                               5th April                Online only       11.00 a.m.




         The Divine Mercy and

Rosary will be recited a half hour before Mass, daily             
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This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. We should pray also for those at the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.



A Special Prayer Resource For Calming Fears About The COVID-19 Coronavirus

LORD JESUS, we ask you to protect us from the coronavirus. You are powerful and merciful; let this be our prayer - click here for more

Please click here for A Prayer for Protection from the Coronavirus

 



PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING


PRAYERS FOR PROTECTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

ST. ROCH IS THE PATRON SAINT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DISEASE

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    O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.
Your power was so great

When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven, Your

                                power is not less. Offer, then, to God
                            Our sighs and tears
                                   And obtain for us that health we
                                      seek Through Christ our Lord.
                             Amen.

                                Saint Roch, pray for us,
                                 That we may be preserved
                               From all diseases of body and soul.








PRAYER TO OUR LADY HEALTH THE SICK FOR PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19

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                                    O Mary, you shine continuously along
our journey as a sign of salvation and
hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of
the Sick, who at the Cross were near
to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith
firm.

                             Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to
                               conform ourselves to the will of the
                                Father and to do what Jesus tells us, He
                                 who took our sufferings upon Himself,
                                 and took up our sorrows to bring us,
                                   through the Cross, to the joy of the
                              Resurrection. Amen.
                                 We seek refuge under your protection,
                              O Holy Mother of God. Do not
                                  despise our pleas - we who are put to
                                    the test - and deliver us from every
                                        danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
                                   POPE FRANCIS








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"Pandemic” by Rev. Lynn Ungar

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath–

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways terrifying and beautiful.

(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we shall live.





Lockdown

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

 Yes there is even death.

 But,

 They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

 You can hear the birds again.

 They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

 The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world, people are slowing down and reflecting

All over the world, people are looking at their neighbours in a new way

All over the world, people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,

Sing.

-  Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

March 13th 2020














Parish Office Opening Hours

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PARISHIONERS

 

Due to the CORONAVIRUS outbreak, the parish office will be closed to visitors until further notice.

All relevant information will be updated on our website.

 

WE SINCERELY APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED


MOONCOIN PARISH OFFICE

Monday - Wednesday - Friday

9.45am – 12.45pm

Office: 051 895123        Secretary: 086 086 9557

Fr. Martin: 086 240 1278       

Email: mooncoin@ossory.ie

Website: www.mooncoinparish.ie

Live Streaming: www.churchservices.tv/mooncoinparish

Radio Frequency: MHz 108

 


The Parish Office opening hours are as follows: -
 
Monday:            9.45 am - 12.45 pm.

Wednesday:      9.45 am - 12.45 pm.

Friday:                9.45 am - 12.45 pm.




LENT 2020



KNOCK 2020

  • KNOCK 2020

           PosterKnock Shrine









Cemetery Mass Times

The Cemetery Masses 2020 will take place on the following dates:


Carrigeen: Friday 7th June at 7.30 pm

Mooncoin (New): Sat 6th  June at 7 pm

Mooncoin (old) - Friday 12th June at 7 pm

Kilnaspic - Saturday 27th June at 7 pm


Please inform family, friends and All are welcome.




CONFIRMATION 2020

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THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY BISHOP FARRELL ON FRIDAY 15th MAY 2020 IN MOONCOIN CHURCH AT 11 a.m.


St. Mary's Cathedral Draw 2020


           Click here for more information              

            Click here for Bishop Farrell's Letter











Parish Financial Statement 2019

Click here to Review the Financial Statements for Mooncoin Carrigeen Kilnaspic  2019








First Fridays

Visitation of The Sick

First Friday: Visitation of the Sick will take place on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month.  The Parish Office will contact you prior to a visit.

Please contact the Parish Office if you will not be at home on the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month. Should anyone who is recently sick or housebound and would like a visit or to receive Holy Communion, you are welcome to contact Fr. Tobin on 086 2401278

Hospital Visits

Please contact the Parish Office and let Fr. Tobin know if you or your loved ones or neighbours are ill at home or hospital and would like a visit (taking into account any restrictions on visits that may occur from time to time). Thank You.



Eucharistic Ministers Training 2020

Click here for more details

 


First Holy Communion Mooncoin 2020

First Holy Communion will take place in Mooncoin on Saturday 9th May 2020 at 11 am.




First Holy Communion Carrigeen 2020

First Holy Communion will take place in Carrigeen Church on Saturday 2nd of May 2020 at 11.00 a.m.




Community Hall and Church Ground Carparks

The Parish Hall car parking facilities are reserved on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 pm onwards for Bingo and Bridge. If any group or event is taking place elsewhere in the village and this car park is required for extra parking please contact the office in advance and we will facilitate as best we can. Thank you.

Be vigilant when parking!!

We advise all to take due care when parking your car, Please ensure no valuables are visible and doors are locked as we are not responsible for the safety of your car whilst parked either on church grounds or parish hall grounds. Thank you




New Pastoral Area Information Booklet

THE NEW PASTORAL AREA INFORMATION BOOKLET for Mooncoin, Kilmacow & Templeorum


   Salt of Earth

is available in all Churches




Community Hall Christmas Fair 2019

The Hall Committee we would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Christmas Fair. We would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes and money, and those who helped out in any way. The fair was a great success and we made €10,178.50.






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Photos kindly provided by Joe Cashin Photography.