12th Mar 2023


Parish of Bekan

Fr. Brendan McGuinness PP 094 9313937 Mobile 087 2200156

In our masses March 11 [th] 19 [th] 2023 we remember the following:
St. Therese`s Church, Brickens:
Sat. March 11 [th]       8.00p.m Jackie and Molly Cleary and the deceased members of
the Cleary family, Cussolough.
Mon. 13 [th]       7.30p.m Michael and Christy Burke, Milltown.
Thurs. 16 [th] 8.00p.m Michael and Kathleen Glynn and their daughter Ann,
Sat. 18 [th]       8.00p.m Joe and Peggy McGee, Cussolough.     

March 16 [th] R. Josephine Glynn E.M. Josephine Glynn
March 18 [th] R.
Bridie Horan E.M. Alan Reilly S. Team "3"
Offertory Collection:
March 5 [th] Euro255.00. Thanks
E.M. Lohan Park:
March 19 [th] Alan Reilly


St. Mary`s Church, Logboy:      
Sun. March 12 [th] 10.00a.m Jack & Delia Roche and their daughter Albina, Moate.
Fri.17 [th]       10.00a.m Michael and Kitty Murphy, Kildarra and the deceased
           members of the Murphy and O`Toole families.
Sun. 19 [th]       10.00a.m     
March 17 [th] R.
Kitty Ganley E.M. Shane Byrne
March 19 [th]
R. Paul Harvey E.M. Mary McManus A.S. Team "2"
Offertory Collection:
March 5 [th] Euro225.00. Thanks.     


St. Margaret Mary`s Church, Bekan:
Sun. March 12 [th]       11.30a.m Bridie Hunt, Larganboy. 1 [st] Anniversary Mass and
her husband Paddy.
                           Thomas Cunnane, Larganboy East, 11 [th] Anniversary.
                           Philip and Kate Cunnane and Molly Murray and the
deceased members of the Cunnane family, Crogargh.
                           Austin and Julia Morris, Lissaniskea, their daughter
Mary Moylan and the deceased members of the
Morris and Waldron families.
Tue. 14 [th] 10.00a.m Willie Kelly, Spotfield and the deceased members of
the Kelly and Hession families.
7.00p.m Ceremony of Light for Confirmation children.
Wed. 15 [th] 12 noon Confirmation Ceremony.
Fri. 17 [th]       11.30a.m Mass for St. Patrick`s Day.
Sun. 19 [th]       11.30a.m  Babs and Lilian Johnston and their mother, Mary,
                           Michael Sloyan, Greenwood.
                           Tommy and Nora Grogan and baby Mary Grogan,
Reisk, Paddy Grogan, Cloonlara and the deceased
members of the Grogan family

March 17 [th] R. Annette Regan E.M. Kathleen Morris & Catherine Staunton
March 19 [th] R.
Louise Flanagan E.M. Noel Grogan & Noel Kelly A.S. Team "1".
Offertory Collections:
March 6 [th] Euro637.00. Thanks.
If you are on the Rota for any of the Ministries, in any of our three Churches and are unable to attend on your appointed day, please arrange for somebody to take your place.
Please pray for Pat Mulkeen, London and late of Kildarra, brother of
Vona Walsh, Johnstown.
On Wednesday next, March 15 [th] we welcome Archbishop Francis Duffy to our parish, for his first official engagement. He will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation on the 5 [th] and 6 [th] class children in Bekan and Logboy schools. Congratulations to all the children receiving the sacrament, to their families and teachers.
First Holy Communion;
 The children preparing for their 1 [st] Holy Communion
are involved in the Sunday mass in Logboy and Bekan churches this Sunday,
March 12 [th].
Child Protection:
 As a Parish we take the whole issue of Child Protection very seriously and will do all possible to protect the safety of our children.
The Pastoral Council is determined that within our parish we will comply with the relevant regulations which are in place within the diocese. The Diocesan Policy Statement is at the back of our churches which includes the Diocesan Liaison Persons and their phone numbers.
Our Parish Liaison Person
is Breda Delaney 086 6038198 should you have a concern.
Tax Rebate.
 When you contribute more than Euro250 to the church in one tax year, we can obtain a tax rebate from the Government. All incomes are of help in keeping our churches maintained. So, if you have paid over that amount during the past year for Sunday collections and Priests Collections then please take a form, fill in and hand back to the church.  This applies to all, whether you are a PRSI payer or not.  The Forms are available at the back of the church.  Thank you.
Brickens Community Centre:
Tue: 25 Card Drive at 8.30p.m.
Eastern Gaels GAA are hosting a table quiz in Ronan's Pub
on Saturday, 18 [th] March at 9.30pm. Table of 4 - Euro40. Lots of Prizes, with a raffle on the night.
Light Refreshments served.
The 51 [st] Claremorris Drama and Fringe Festival
will take place in the Town Hall Theatre, Claremorris from March 16 [th] to March 25 [th] 2023.
You can book online
@  www.townhall.ie  or at the Box Office on 094 93 10999.
Full schedule 
Thanks to everyone who supported the Pro-Life Campaign collection
last weekend in Bekan which raised Euro132.00.

Web cam:  churchtv.ie/bekan Parish Radio supported the prolife 105.7FM

Masses in Bekan church can be viewed by web cam at the above link.

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