THANKS: Fr Sean and Fr Pat wish to thank all the people of the parish and surrounds for their kindness prayers and support over the past year. Thanks to all those who help out in the parish community and pray with us each week. A special word of thanks to the pastoral council choir alter societies, ministers of the Eucharists readers collectors and counters, altar servers, Apostolic groups, sacristan and all who serve the parish so generously. The Eucharistic Ministers for January 2013 are on Saturdays Noel McKeon, Irene Reynolds , Sunday readers Carmel O’Neill Eileen Gallagher. Ministers of Eucharist Kathleen Cashin Ann Beirne. Collectors Saturday Lorna Matthews Gerry McHugh Gerry Beirne Francis McGowan, Patrick Beirne Seamus Ward. Sunday Eilish Gunningham Padraig Ellis Jim Rogers,Gerry O’Callaghan Maura Baxter and Kieran O’Beirne.
ENGAGEMENTS: We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Olivia Gilmartin Glebe St and Cathal McCrann who got engaged over the festive season. Our congrats also to Gary Canning and Edel Egan who also announced their engagement this Christmas time. We wish those happy couples a life filled with love and every blessing this New Year and for many years to come.
BIRTHDAYS: Our warmest congratulations to Mrs Eileen Kelly who will be celebrating her 104th birthday this weekend. Also celebrating their birthdays are Mrs Maureen Kelly , Mrs Olga Logan Tony O’Reilly, Rita Berry, Mrs Ann McGee Clodagh O’Reilly Edel Walpole Deirdre Brady, Kevin Shanley. May you all continue in good health to enjoy many more happy years with your family neighbours and friends.
LAWRENCE LYNCH: The death of Larry Lynch on New Years Day 2013 has cause widespread regret in the community. He died peacefully in the company of his loving family at home in Gortinee Annaduff. Sadly he was predeceased by his dear wife Vera many years ago RIP. Larry was a very caring unassuming gentleman. A great family man a most obliging neighbour and true friend. It was always a pleasure to meet him. He had a wealth of knowledge from the good old days. We shall miss that lovely smile and firm handshake. His removal took place to St Marys Church Annaduff where a guard of honour from Annaduff GAA were formed. His requiem mass on Thursday was a celebration of Larry’s life and the beautiful music added to the solemnity of this very sad occasion. Our sympathies are with his sons daughters in law ,grand and great grand children nephews nieces cousins and all who mourn Larry at this sad time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
MOHILL GAA LOTTO: on the 31st December the draw was held . The draw was held in Gordons with the jackpot at 12400 euro. Numbers drawn were 3,4,10,28. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners are as follows 1st 70 euro Geraldine McGowan ,Mohill; 2nd Gerard McHugh Bunnybeg Mohill. The draw on Monday 7th January 2013 was held in John James Glebe Street with the jackpot at 12500 euro. Thanking you for your support.
SLIMATHON: Congrats to our Slimathon prize winners. Ann Early was the lady’s winner, while Luke Early was the male biggest loser. Dinner for two at Lough Rynn Castle was won by Mary Beirne. Siobhan Doyle won the dinner for two at the Landmark and Francis McGowan won the dinner for two at Murtagh’s. Thanking you all for your sponsorship and all who helped out in any way. It will be a great help in the development of the Phil McGuinness Park. Well done to the organisers and a big thank you to J’s hotel, Main Street for making the premises always available. The club held their AGM on Sunday last . Wishing all members a very happy 2013.
ESLIN SLIMATHON 2013: Its approaching the time of year where we start thinking about our very popular Slimathon once again. 2013 promises to deliver a new and improved Slimathon programme with a wide variety of classes including aerobics ceili dancing, men’s fitness classes and timed walks. Our registration night will be held in Eslin community centre on next Friday 11 January where a full timetable of events and classes will be available for all participants. In the past two years the club were delighted to see huge numbers in Eslin and neighbouring communities taking part. Looking forward to seeing you all again. We welcome everyone to be part of this years programme. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year.
PLAYERS INJURY FUND: The Eslin club held a fundraising social for the players injury fund in J’s Hotel Main Street on the 28th December last. A great night was enjoyed by all. The organising committee wish to thank all who supported the event.
SOCIAL DANCING: This New Year come and dance your cares away this Thursday 10th January in J’s Hotel Main Street to the music of J & S Sound. Doors open at 9.30pm.Dancing from 10-12.30. Licenced bar and door raffle. Come and meet old friends and greet new ones. All are welcome.
ITS A GIRL: Our warmest congratulations to Noel and Marqurite Faughnan Shannagh Grove on the birth of their beautiful little girl. We all wish this bundle of joy a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the coming years.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: There is Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday here in St Patricks Church from 10.30am – 10pm. You are welcome to come and make a visit.
FR CIARAN SHANLEY CSSP: His many friends wish to join with me in sympathising with the sister in law nephews nieces of the late Fr Ciaran Shanley formerly of Bornacoola and Kimmage Manor, Dublin who died on the 19th December in the devoted care of the matron and staff of Marian House Nursing Home. His removal to the church of the Holy Spirit Kimmage Manor and his con-celebrated mass on Saturday 22nd was representative of all sections of the community who came to pay their final respects to Fr Ciaran and to sympathise with all who mourn him at this sad time. Ar dheis De go Raibh a h-anam dilis.
ITS A GIRL: Our warmest congratulations to Alex and Anna Dolan Shannagh Grove Mohill on the birth of their beautiful little daughter Emily Jane. We all wish this bundle of joy a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future.