Happy New Year to all our readers and a fervent hope that we will see the end of Covid before long.  We don’t have a hard copy this week so contributions are a bit less than usual however,  Jer Kennelly, Tom Aherne and Marian Harnett sent in notes as well as the church notices so I include those. We should be back to normal next week with any bit of luck.

looking forward to a better time

Domhnall de Barra


St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, Co Limerick.

Jan 1st – Jan 9th 2022


Mass Intentions this weekend and next weekend

Sun Jan 2nd 10.30 am:                                                                                                                                            Catherine Woulfe (months mind). John F Timmes (1st Anniversary). Ted White (2nd Anniversary).                                                                                                                                               Sat Jan 8th 7.30om:           Mary Ahern (months mind).                                                                                       Sun Jan 9th 10.30am:                 Vincent Barrett. Kevin Barrett – London & Knockdown (1st Anniversary).

Next Thursday Jan 6th is the feast of The Epiphany of the Lord, Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am.

All masses are streamed live on https://www,churchservices.tv/athea

If you wish to book a mass etc. text Siobhan on 087-2237858 or email the parish office at [email protected]

Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist  

Sat 1/1        C Pierse / Margaret Ahern                     Sun 2/1                 M Cotter / C Woulfe

Sat 8/1        M McGrath / B Ahern                              Sun 9/1                 P Curry / M Dalton             

Thank You: As the New Year begins, I wish to thank all the church volunteers who give so much of their time and talent to the church and the celebration of our liturgies during the year. I am very grateful to all of you for your generosity in giving of your time and individual talents for the benefit of our Church and the parish. I look forward to your continued support and participation in the coming year. If you would like to become a volunteer (Minister of the Word, Minister of the Eucharistic, Member of the Pastoral Committee, Steward etc. please contact myself or the parish office … kindest regards & A Happy and Blessed New Year, Fr. Brendan.

Baptismal Information: Any parent wishing to baptise their child must have completed the baptismal course. Next course Tues Jan 11th – Please contact Theresa for further details 087 1513565

Offertory Collection

Dec 24/25th €2960                  Dec 26th €501

Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards raised €1265.00 for the Missions

Sincere ‘thank you’ for your financial support during the year and especially at Christmas.

Ide Naofe Pastoral Area

Fr Brendan Duggan (Athea) 087 5062674.    Parish Secretary – Siobhan Barrett 087 2237858.                                                                         (Mass Times) Friday & Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am                                                             Canon Tony Mullins (Abbeyfeale) 087 2600414.                                                                                       (Mass Times) Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 9.15am & 12 noon.                                                                 Fr. Denis Mullane (Templeglantine/Tournafulla/Mountcollins) 087 2621911.                                    (Mass Times) Templeglantine Sat 6pm, Tournafulla Sat 7.30pm and Mountcollins Sun 11am.