Mohill local news Jan 28

Michaela Harte McAreavey: The death of Michaela has united in grief people from all walks of life and has left a void impossible to comprehend.

Michaela Harte McAreavey: The death of Michaela has united in grief people from all walks of life and has left a void impossible to comprehend.

A beautiful bride whose tragic death has left a heartbroken husband ,father mother brothers , their extended families together with the whole community in shock. The people of Mohill will never forget Mickey Harte and his wife Miriam who are fondly remembered by Mohill GAA. Last year Mickey Harte following the death of Philly McGuinness RIP attended a meeting of the Mohill GAA Players in the Canon Donohoe Hall offering to help in any way following Philly 's death and his words of support and kindness were greatly appreciated. The officers and members of Mohill GAA conveyed their sympathies to the husband, parents and brothers of Michaela Harte McAreavey by the attendance of the chairman Kevin Kilrane at the Harte family home at Ballyganley on Sunday last..

CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ABORTION

David Logan from Mohill has put together a new book that offers a compassionate presentation on the delicate issue of abortion. The book contains some lovely contributions from Ireland, the USA Poland, Vatican City and the Philippines. By reading this book you will come to understand the devastating impact that abortion can have on men, women and their families. You will also learn about the supports that are available to help people avoid choosing an abortion. One of the books contributors is Ms Bernadette Goulding who works to bring hope and healing to those who have been traumatised by their experience of abortion. To know more about her work please visit her website www.rachelsvineyard.ie or phone her on 087 8592877. To receive a copy please call into Peter Logan's butcher shop on the corner main street and Hyde street Mohill and ask for one. It is free, if you wish to make a donation we will send your gift of Bernadette Gouldings charity organisation known as 'Rachel's Vineyard Ireland'. Make it payable to that organisation or write to David Logan Hyde street Mohill if you would like a book and we will send it to you free of charge. Any donations gratefully acknowledged.

SYMPATHY

It was with the deepest regret I learned of the death of Lily Leydon (Shanley) who died in New Jersey USA. A native of Dromod she was daughter of the late Bill and Kathleen Shanley Station House Dromod. Our sympathies are with her brother Oliver Dromod, brothers, sisters and all who mourn Lily in the states. Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. May she rest in peace.

DEATHS

Prayers were offered at all Masses last weekend for the repose of the soul of Mary Guckian late of Stracarne, Mohill who died in Mallow Co Cork last week. To all who mourn Mary at his sad time we extend our deepest sympathy. May her dear souls rest in peace. It was also with regret we heard of the death of Bridget Mary Dillon Cloone who died recently. She was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed. Our sympathies are with all who miss her at this sad time. May she rest in peace.

ST MANCHAN'S NS

Bishop Colm O'Reilly will formally bless the new primary school extension at St Manchan's N School on Tuesday 1st February 2011 at 10.30am. We invite and would be delighted if members of the wider community would attend the school for the prayer service and blessing and for some light refreshments afterwards. You can take a walk down memories lane, enjoy the craic and the company of old and new friends. All are welcome.

MOHILL GAA LOTO

The numbers drawn on the 18th January were 10,13,24,127.There was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows 1st 70 euro Joe Gilmartin, Glebe St Mohill; 2nd 40 euro Siobhan McGuinness Mohill; 3rd 20 euro Phil McGuinness Mohill. The draw on the 24th January was held in O'Callaghan's Main St with the jackpot at 4700 euro. Proceeds go to fund our club and help our young footballers. Thanking you for your continued support.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Fr Turlough Baxter addressed our parish Pastoral Council on Tuesday last on the subject of the Eucharistic Congress 2012.He was chiefly concerned with the pastoral preparation that will take place in each parish prior to the congress. He set the scene in the context of the road to Emmaus journey emphasis on the journey rather than the event. In many ways because of the scandals in the church and the break down of political trust we are rather like the disciples on the road to Emmaus who were also dejected. Yet on that journey they found Christ and they found hope and they found courage to continue their journey. Our preparations for the Eucharistic Congress 2012 can be for us a journey where we too can rediscover the love of Christ, rediscover hope and find the faith and courage to reconnect with each other and with Jesus the son of God. We will speak more about our parish preparation in the coming weeks and months.

DINNER DANCE

This is the weekend when the Leitrim Association in London hold their annual dinner and dance. For those travelling over to the match Leitrim vs London and and hoping to take in the dance,some tickets are still available - just ring Frankie Keegan on 078 60375612 Michael Curry 07989245007 Sean Mulvey on 079 56351774 Sean Faughnan 078 50307058 and Angela Geoghegan on 079 29336872. Strictly no admittance without tickets. Special guests this year will be Marian Harkin MEP and Brendan Harvey Leitrim Guardian Person of the year. Rooms can be booked directly with the Crown Moran Hotel on 0208 4524175 and mention the dinner dance for special rate per night for double room with full Irish breakfast. Down through the years his event has always been most enjoyable and we know this year will be no exception. It will be nice meeting old friends.