Holy Week Ceremonies
The Holy week ceremonies celebrating the Pascal mystery, commenced with Mass of the Last Supper in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff at 7pm and in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 8.30pm and in both Churches by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament continued until midnight. On Good Friday the Solemn Liturgy took place in Mullahoran at 3 pm with Stations of the Cross in Loughduff at 5pm. The Easter Vigil ceremonies were held in Mullahoran at 9pm which commenced with the blessing of the Pascal fire outdoors. At all the ceremonies there were large congregations present and Canon Owen Devaney P.P. was assisted by members of the laity and altar servers who along with the choirs in both Churches ensured the solemnity of the occasion.
The Easter Sunday Mass in Loughduff at 9.30 and the 11 o’clock in Mullahoran once again attracted large congregations which included many home on holidays for the long weekend. The ideal weather was appreciated by all and gave a chance to be out and about. The ever popular Easter Egg seems to be as popular as ever but the old custom of boiling the cludeog outdoors would appear to be a thing of the past.
Draw took place in Sheridan’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday 15th, jackpot €18,400 – no winner; €100 Callum A. Smith, c/o Ray Lynch, Lisnatinive; €25 each,Ml McDermott, 22 John Paul Ave, Cavan; Kaitlynn Beglan, Cloncovid; Rosaleen Mulligan, c/o Fay’s Granard; Brian Galligan, Kilnacreeva.
10th Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday, May 4th from Ballinagh to Hideaway, starting at 3pm from Ballinagh Church car park. Bus from Hideaway at 2:20pm. In aid of Dialysis Unit, Cavan General hospital and Motor Neurone. For sponsor cards and more details contact Rose Dalton 0868186379.
The road home from Portlaoise on Saturday evening was a long one for the huge contingent of disappointed supporters following Cavan’s 1pt defeat to Dublin in the last few minutes of the game. There was plenty of time to consider and debate what might have been and the all-important missed chances. The supporters have enjoyed the lead-up to the semi-final and well done to the team for commitment and some great football in getting that far. Good luck to Killian and the Senior team on Saturday evening in the League final against Roscommon and no doubt the fans will be out again in huge numbers to cheer the lads on.
Diocesan Safeguarding Procedures
Revised Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and Procedures – information sessions for the Granard Deanery; these sessions are for Parish Safeguarding (Sacristy Helpers) and those involved in youth work or supervision of young people , all are welcome to attend on Wednesday 30th April in Sacred Heart Primary School Granard at 8pm.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in St. Brigid’s Community centre, Loch Gowna on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th April from 5.00 – 8.30 pm daily. As over 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland every week we are asked to help ensure essential blood supplies in our hospitals are always available by giving blood regularly. All existing and new donors most welcome.
Hope House Foxford, Co. Mayo for the last 20 years has provided residential treatment for people suffering from addiction with family support also. More details from Tel: (094) 9256888, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org