Today is the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The worship of the Church is offered to the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The relationships between the divine Persons in the Trinity are relationships of love. The unity and harmony of the life in the Trinity is to be the aim of each community. Where love is, there God is. 

Tue 9 June is the feast of St Columba (Colum Cille) 521-597, abbot and missionary, secondary patron of Ireland. He is associated with several monasteries, especially Iona.
Thu 11 June is the memorial of St Barnabas, apostle.

Sat 13 June is the memorial of St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), priest and doctor of the Church. He is honoured as a patron of youth, studies and finder of lost things. 


Jimmy Murphy, Farrnavarra; Tim & Breda Cronin, Camas; Eddie, Lucy, Pat & Philip Ryan, Ardmayle; Willie & Bridie Moloney, Ardmayle; Tom Walsh, Tobberadora and dec. members of the Walsh family; Paddy Horgan, Clareen; Oliver Crowe, St Joseph`s Ave.; Larry Kelly, Dublin Rd.; Jim Lahart, Dualla; Bernard Cahill, Camas; Catherine McLoughlin, Garraun; Jim & Molly Murphy, Ballyheens

Mass livestream: Mass will be streamed live during the current crisis every Sunday at 11.00am and perhaps on other days too. To avail of this facility, go to

Emergencies: during the Covid-19 restrictions, Fr Dunne remains on-call to respond to emergencies e.g. sacrament of the sick. Please telephone him at 083-4854776.

Blessing of Graves: as Covid-19 restrictions are progressively lifted, it is hoped that the annual cemetery Masses and blessing of graves can be arranged before the end of the summer. In the meantime, Fr Dunne will visit privately each cemetery of the parish and bless the graves. Families and individuals may wish to make their own visit as well. The following prayers may be helpful to you at the graveside. 

In the name of ┼ the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Almighty God, send your angel to watch over the resting place of all who are interred in this cemetery. May their suffering be lessened, and may our prayers for them accompany them into your presence. May the grave ever serve as a reminder to the living that you have a place prepared in your love and mercy for those who have departed. As we sprinkle Holy Water on these graves, may the waters of life which you shared with them in Baptism, cleanse them from all sin and refresh them for eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Sprinkle family graves with Holy Water

Rosary: the first of the Glorious Mysteries: the Resurrection

Concluding prayer: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen. 

Trócaire: Every year Trócaire asks for our help during Lent to fund life saving programmes around the world.  Covid-19 severely hindered the return of the Trócaire boxes. They have suggested to us the following options:                                                                                                  Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

(a) Online at

(b) By phone: 1850 408 408.

(c) By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

(d) Return to the priests of your parish.

Collections: Sincere thanks to all who sent in Collection contributions. We are very grateful for your generosity and loyalty.

Ardmayle Cemetery: sincere thanks to a very faithful group of people who cut the grass and maintain the cemetery so well. They usually meet on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting) and they would appreciate any help that you can give. If you would like to help, please telephone Tommy Shelly 087-9062173 or Seamus Murphy 087-6381391.

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week 8am-8pm  0818-222-024.

Annual Scripture Summer School Online: The overall topic is “Vision 2020: Faith into the Future.” There are three presenters: Jessie Rogers, Kieran O’Mahony and Sean Goan. Each presenter is offering 6 presentations on their chosen topic. The School this year is spread over two weeks, to allow time to attend to the Zoom lectures at your leisure. In the week June 22-26, there will be four live Zoom conferences for Q+A and further discussion. The cost per household is €40. Registration and other details are on the website here: 

Opening Hours of  Churches: the churches of the parish are open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00pm. If you visit either of the churches in the parish, a number of protocols in the interest of safety are in place.  You will see a notice for your guidance. Please follow the instructions.  

Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on during the pandemic restrictions. 

Never Hopeless

As life goes on from day to day

And God is very near,

There is no place for hopelessness,

There is no need to fear.

Lift up your eyes, behold the skies

The bright, the dark, the dim.

Whatever weather there may be, 

It is ordained by Him.

Lift up your heart, have faith in God

And say a fervent prayer,

For as you trust in Him, 

So He will keep you in his care.