ARDFERT PARISH / CHANGES TO MASS TIMES: After several meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council and Naomh Bréanainn Area Pastoral Council (parishes of Ardfert & Kilmoyley; Ballyheigue; Causeway & Ballyduff & Abbeydorney & Kilflynn) and considering the loss of the parish priest in Ballyheigue the following changes to Masses will apply in our Parish from Saturday 1 October.  
(i) Weekend Mass in Kilmoyley church will be on Saturdays and the eves of Holy Days at 7 pm.  If a Holy Day falls on a Monday, Mass will be on Monday at 7 pm. 
(ii) Weekend Mass in Ardfert church will be on Sundays and Holy Days at 11am.
(iii) Weekday Masses will be as announced.  
(iv) Masses from Saturday 1 October will be Masses of shared intentions, ie more than one Mass intention can be offered – we will endeavour to offer Month’s Mind and 1st Anniversary Masses as a sole intention 
(v) As there are less Masses available, please consider having one Mass offered for all deceased members of your family
(vi) Funeral Masses will continue to take precedence over anniversary Masses. 
The parish secretary will be in contact with those who have masses booked that need to be changed.  We ask for your understanding at this time of transition.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE AGM for Parish Contacts.  A gathering of our loyal parish contact people (and new members) who organise retreat days and evenings throughout the year will be held on Weds 21 Sept 6 – 9.30 pm.  Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne followed by buffet.  Please contact the parish office if you would like to attend.
COMHALTAS NEWS: Craobh Naomh Bhreandáin will hold registration for music lessons at 8.30pm on Wednesday 14th Sept at 8.30pm in Cuil Mhuire Ardfert. Music lessons will commence on Mon 3rd Oct in Ardfert Community Centre. 
ARDFERT HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES / SRAITH LÉACHTAÍ STAIRE ARD FHEARTA 2016 / 2017
All lectures are held at Ardfert Retreat Centre and while there is no formal charge, all those attending are requested to make a donation at the door to go towards the upkeep of the Retreat Centre. All lectures commence at 8.00p.m. Beidh fáilte roimh ghach éinne.
Thursday, 13 October: Roger Casement: the man 1864 – 1916  by Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair. 
Thursday, 20 November: Ardfert references in the Military archives by Tommy O’Connor
Thursday, 8 December: Ardfert video archives by Steve Baker
Wednesday, 19 January: Stone upon stone: buildings in the Ardfert district by Donal Stack
Wednesday, 9 February: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate by Tommy O’Connor
Wednesday, 9 March: To be confirmed
BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE BOOK HUB FOR ADULTS: Ballyheigue Community Centre is appealing for donations of good quality pre loved books to help get our new social “Book Hub” for adults initiative off the ground in October.  Do you or someone you know have books yearning to be loved again!!!
If so, we will be only too pleased to accept them and help someone access the joy a good book can give its reader where you can meet and greet over a cup of tea/coffee, sit and read or simply change your book to take home and read. 
Details of our new “Book Hub” for adults are as follows: Membership of only €10 per annum allows reader to exchange books weekly or when required. 
Book Hub for adults is open in the Community Centre Hall from 10am – 12 Noon on Mondays (official opening to be confirmed). 
Donations of books always accepted every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12 Noon to the office. Daily Newspapers available to read here also. Tea & Coffee Available
Local notes 11/9/16
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