Blessing of Graves: will take place in the parish this weekend. Graves will be blessed in Loughduff following evening Mass at 7 pm and in Mullahoran following 11 am Mass on Sunday. In the meantime all plot holders are asked to make a special effort to prepare the cemeteries and take away all rubbish please.
Miss Mary Lynch: The death occurred peacefully at Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly of Mary (Mainie) Lynch, Kilcogy Cross on Wednesday last. Deceased who had reached the grand age of 91 was the last surviving member of one of the parish’s most respected families and was predeceased by her sister Bridie Coyle a few years ago, also by her sister Annie McGahern, and brothers Peter and Felim. Mainie spent practically all her working life in the employ of the Aiken family at Banville House, Middletown, Co, Armagh where she made many friends and after retirement to Kilcogy always kept in touch and visited regularly and the family were represented at the funeral on Friday. Although Mainie had been in poor health for some time her death came as a great shock to her nieces and nephews and family members and neighbours to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. A good friend and neighbour she was a very good humoured and hospitable lady who possessed a keen wit and was highly respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the local Apostolic Society and members formed a Guard of Honour at the removal of remains to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Thursday evening. The requiem Mass on Friday was concelebrated Mass, the chief celebrant was Canon Owen Devaney P.P. assisted by Fr. Gerry Cusack, and burial followed to local cemetery. May she rest in peace.
GFC Lotto: Results for Tuesday 21st June, draw was held in Glan Bar,there was no winner of Jackpot €4,500, numbers drawn 6,8,15,21, bonus 10. €100 Jo Anne Brennan, Cloncovid, €25 Tony Campbell, Drumbrucklis; €25 Paddy Smith, Corfree; €25 Pauline Donohoe, Killydoon; €25 Aideen Fitzsimons, Mullahoran.
Official Opening: The Official Opening of the John P. Wilson Sports Complex together with a family fun day takes place on Sunday 3rd July from 1.00p.m. to 6.00pm. Everyone welcome. On Saturday 2nd July there will be Treasure Hunt (by car) from 3.00pm to 5.00pm followed by a Race night in Micsín’s, Kilcogy on Saturday night.
Robberies: Householders in the area are asked to be extra vigilant as house break-ins continue to make life more stressful for families. Practically every week reports circulate about suspicious cars especially on side roads. When a recent incident was reported it was discovered that the reg. number did not match the car make. It is important, however that all suspicions be reported to the Gardai promptly.
Good Wishes: We wish Fr. Peter McPartland P.P. in neighbouring Ballintemple a full return to good health and we remember him in our prayers at this time.