November – Month of the Holy Souls:
As the weather grows colder and the leaves fall, and Christmas approach, it is natural that our thoughts turn to those whom we have loved who are no longer with us.
A PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER

Grant, O Lord, that my own heart may be
touched, as yours is, at the passing of
all souls into eternal life.

In great confidence, I pray for all my
friends and loved ones who are no
longer here on this journey of faith.

When I am sad at the death of those
who were close to me, may my sadness
be firmly supported by my faith that life
is merely changed not ended, that those
I love are still with me though unseen.

May You, Lord Jesus Christ, welcome
me and all those for whom I pray, into
eternal life at the moment pleasing
to You.

Saint Therese, intercede for me.

Saint Therese, strengthen my faith

Special Envelopes are now available at the church door for the names of deceased relatives and friend’s which you would like to have included in our Nine Day Novena of Masses which will begin on November 2nd All Souls Day.  Please remember especially all those who died since November 1st 2017 who are buried in our parish.
Steve Williams, Carnakib 3/11/2017;
Claire Carey, Lettera 8/11/2017;
Angela Murphy, Newcastle, Galway 9/11/2017;
John Moran, Inchaquinn 10/11/2017;
Thomas Francis Keady, London & Ower 21/12/2017;
John Newell, Windfort 28/2/2018;
Patricia Feeney – Sweeney, Ballincollig, Co Cork & Headford 28/2/2018;
Kathleen Noone, Riverview 26/3/2018;
Alice Hugill, Surray England & Cordarra 2/4/2018;
Michael John Noone, Riverview 11/5/2018; 
Alice Carroll, Loggawania 17/5/2018;  
Johnny Keady, Owerbeg 19/5/2018;
Pascal Hynes, Claran 21/5/2018;
TJ Keady Ower 2/7/2018;
Eamon Lee, Culleen 12/7/2018;
Patrick Kilgarriff, Ballyconlaught 16/7/2018;
John (Jack) McDonagh, Cloughanvoer 27/7/2018;
Martin Gerard Ward, Castleview 5/8/2018;
Sean Murphy, Greenfields 6/8/2018;
Michael Hynes, Mountross 09/09/2018;
Vincent Fadden, Castleview 27/9/2018;
Nigel Costello, Dublin & Headford 12/10/2018.
 



‘Do this in Memory’
As part of our preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, we run in tandem a parish based programme, ‘Do this in Memory’. This programme is a continuous programme, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish. As part of the programme, there is an Information Night, (where we meet the parents), an Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are 6 weekend masses as listed below set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass. It is also hoped that you and your child will frequent mass regularly as your child prepares for this special day.
Cloughanover N.S -12 Communicants
Clydagh N.S – 3 Communicants
Claran N.S. - 15 Communicants
Headford N.S. -15 Communicants.
Dates for First Holy Communion:

Cloughanover N.S. – St. Mary’s Headford – Sat. 4th May 2019 at 11.30am
Claran N.S - St. Mary’s Claran – Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11.30pm
Clydagh N.S -St. Mary’s Claran – Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11.30pm
Headford N.S. – St. Mary’s Headford – Sat. 18th May 2019 at 11.30am

First Confession Dates:
Headford & Cloughanover on Tuesday March 12th 2019
@ 7pm in Headford
Claran & Clydagh on Wednesday March 13th 2019
@ 7pm in Claran
First Holy Communion Preparation Programme
Meeting for Parents of First Holy Communicants on Wednesday October 10th at 8.00pm (Sharp) in St. Mary’s Church Headford for all schools of the parish. (Should take no more than one hour).
Enrolment Mass Sunday 14th October 2018
     10.00am in Claran Church (Claran & ClydaghN.Ss.)
     11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.)

Do this in Memory Masses
1.     Sunday 25th November 2018
10.00am in Claran Church (Claran & Clydagh N.S’s.)
     11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S.)

2.     Sunday 16th December 2018
     10.00am in Claran Church (for Claran & Clydagh N.Ss.)
11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.)
 
3.     Sunday 27th January 2019
     10.00am in Claran Church (for Claran & Clydagh N.Ss.)
     11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.) 

4.     Sunday 24th February 2019
     10.00am in Claran Church (for Claran & Clydagh N.Ss.)
     11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.) 
 
5.     Sunday 24th March 2019
     10.00am in Claran Church (for Claran & Clydagh N.Ss.)
     11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.)

6.     Sunday 7th April 2019
    10.00am in Claran Church (for Claran & Clydagh N.Ss.)
    11.30am in Headford Church (for Headford & Cloughanover N.S’s.)

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Sunday 23rd June 2019
The Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Procession will take place after 11.30am Mass in Headford. 
All First Holy Communion Children and their Families
are invited to attend this procession.