BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017

PATTERN DAY: We look forward to our annual Pattern Day at Our Lady’s Well
and Grotto on this Friday, 8th of September. Mass, celebrated by Bishop
Ray Browne, begins at 11.00am. Our thanks to all the volunteers, choir
members, readers, ministers, gardai and organizing committee. Ministers of
the Eucharist are asked to follow their guide without stopping to the place
assigned so that all areas are covered at the same time. Stewards are asked
to be at the Grotto at 9.30am to cater for the large crowds. It is in
accordance with the spirit of the Pattern to leave the Grotto car park for
the very elderly and disabled. These are asked to be there by 10.00am to
avoid disappointment. We pray that our devotion to Mary will bring many
graces and favours to our community.

INVITATION TO EVERYONE: The annual Pattern Thresher Festival begins on
Thursday 7th September at 9.00pm with Grand Sessions in the White Sands
Hotel.

DIASPORA DAY: On Saturday 9th September is another very festive occasion at
the same venue. Everyone is invited to these traditional functions,
especially visitors home for the Pattern. Please see brochures in Shops.

ARDFERT HARVEST CYCLE: Will take place on Saturday 9th September, as it
includes Ballyheigue, the committee would appreciate if livestock could be
kept off roads between 10am – 3.00pm. Thank you.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMME: Seven week Prostrate Support
Programme – commencing 11th September from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

MEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from
7.00pm to 9.00pm commencing 13th September (only for men with Cancer).
For more information, please contact (066)7192122. (5 Haig’s Terrace,
Tralee).

ACTIVE RETIRED – Over 55s Club: After the summer recess, we will resume our
activities in the Family Resource Centre on Wednesday 13th September at
11.00am commencing with a meeting.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 28th August in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 4-5-16-20. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was: Kevin and Patrice, C/o Sean. The €25 winners
were: Joseph Reidy, C/o Mikey. Amelia & Carol, C/o Christina, and Claire
O’Halloran, C/o Maurice. Next week’s Jackpot €7,350.

PARISH MISSION: On the weekend of 13th – 15th October our Parish will
extend a very warm welcome to the Franciscan friars of the Renewal from
Moyross, Limerick. They will host our Parish Mission here in St. Mary’s
Church as they regularly give Parish Missions around many of the Dioceses
in Ireland. It promises to be an uplifting weekend of prayer, reflection,
restoration, and renewal for everyone, so please spread the word as
everyone is most warmly welcome. Please pray also that it will be a source
of grace, joy and hope for all our Parishioners.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert
Retreat Centre:

Friday Sept. 8Th, 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18Th,
7.00pm-9.30pm.

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy,
(8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20Th, 7.00pm-8.30pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept.
28Th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact Ardfert Retreat Centre
0667134276.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA lotto:
2-13-16-21. The Jackpot of €6,650 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€6,700. The two €50 winners were: John Corridan, Marian Park and Mairead
O’Carroll, Tiduff. The €25 winner was: Cecila Reidy, Harty’s Tce,
Ballyheigue.

KERRY UNDER 21s: Best of luck to the Kerry Under -21 hurlers who will play
Wicklow in the All-Ireland ‘B’ Championship final in Thurles on Saturday.
The game will be live on TG.4.

FIXTURES: Co. Minor hurling championship Q-final Ballyheigue v St.
Brendan’s Saturday evening 16th September at John Joe O’Sullivan Park at
4.00 pm.