The following are the up-coming cemetery Sunday ceremony dates for the parish. Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Taghshinód Cemetery on Sunday, 6th July after Mass at 10.00am in Carrickedmond. Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Tashinny Cemetery on Sunday, 13th July after Mass in Carrickedmond at 10.00am. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Abbeyshrule Cemetery on Sunday, 27th July at 11:00am. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Abbeyderg Cemetery on Sunday, 27th July at 7:00pm. Mass and Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Carrickedmond Cemetery on Sunday, 3rd August at 11a.m.
Leaving certificate and Junior Certificate boys and girls are now entering the final few days of exams. Hopefully, to date all has gone well for each one as our prayers and good wishes are with them in these final days of important examinations. Soon, each one will be able to relax and enjoy the remainder of the summer months.
The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp takes place this year from the 14th to the 18th July in the GAA pitch Carrickedmond. This camp is a great way for boys and girls aged 6-13 to play the game and to learn GAA skills in a fun child friendly environment. The cost is 1st child €55, 2nd child €45 and 3rd/4th child €40 each. To book a place or for more information call 087-9126556.
The Cemetery in Taghshinód is very overgrown at the moment. We are appealing to all those who have relatives interred in Taghshinód to come for one evening with a strimmer to cut grass. We will gather for the cutting of grass on Thursday, 3rd July at 8p.m. Everyone welcome to come along and help.
A novena of prayer in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will commence in Carrickedmond church on this Thursday, the 19th June and ending on Friday, the 27th June. The novena will be offered for Vocations to the priesthood, for the sick, for all doing examinations and for peace in the world. Mass and the novena prayer will be at 8pm each evening except Saturday 21st June when there will be mass and the novena prayer in Carrickedmond at 10am and mass and the novena will be at 7pm in Abbeyshrule. On Sunday 22nd June mass and the novena will be in Carrickedmond at 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A used clothes collection will take place from Colehill NS on this Friday, 20th June at 9:30am. Everyone is welcome to leave bags of used clothes, shoes etc at the school wall before collection.
To the Carrickedmond ladies under 12 football team who reached the final of the under 12 “A” championship recently. The girls played Clongluish in the final, however, on the evening came up against a stronger team and were beaten. This was a great achievement for this young team to reach the “A” final and no doubt this bunch of girls will have glory days ahead. Well done to also to their trainers, Keith Mc Guire, Michelle Mulvey and Joe Breslin. Following the final, the girls were treated to refreshments in the parish hall.
The Carrickedmond parish council will hold their next meeting in the parish house Carrickedmond on Monday night, the 30th June at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.
Is extended to Chris Byrne and family, Abbeyshrule, on the death of Chris’s brother, Seamus O’Brien recently. May his soul rest in peace.
The parish has been a hive of activity over the past week. The local bogs are busy from early morning to late at night and it is great that everyone is finding it much easier than previous years to foot the turf. The local farmers are busy making silage and hay and in general every person is happy and enjoying the lovely summer days. Everyone is reminded to always think safety at this time of year especially when working near farm machinery, while driving and especially while swimming or near water. Hopefully, the summer spell continues into the coming weeks.