At 11am mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Sunday last 16 children from second class in the local National School were enrolled for First Holy Communion next year. The children are under the direction of teacher Miss Veronica Cassidy. Fr. Owen,in welcoming the children, their parents and their teacher pointed out that all have a special role in preparing and encouraging the children for the sacrament.
Sale of Work
The Apostolic Society’s 45th Annual Sale of Work in aid of the foreign missions will be held in the Parochial hall this Sunday, October 20 which is also Mission Sunday. The event commences at 6pm and there will be something for everyone with valuable prizes, also refreshments. All donations and gifts will be gratefully accepted in the hall on Saturday evening from 2 – 4 pm and on Sunday from 4.30 onwards.
Late Margaret Fanning
There was much regret locally on the occasion of the death which occurred peacefully on September 29 after an illness of Margaret Fanning, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. Formerly McGahern, deceased was only daughter of Brian & Mary of Boston, Callanagh and is survived by her twin brother Brian, also brothers John, Patrick, Edward, Thomas, Matthew and Francis, and by her devoted husband Thomas and children Ciaran, Chanelle, Charlene and Sean, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends to whom we express our sincere sympathy.
Aged only 58 deceased was a lovely friendly and outgoing person who was first and foremost a homemaker, taking great pride in her home and family. She was also a keen gardener and an animal lover. Large numbers from the locality attended her wake at the family home in Clondalkin and also the funeral in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin, which was followed by burial in Newlands Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
A special Granard Deanery Mass celebrating faith and ministry and the promotion of vocations in the eight parishes, will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Granard on Monday night next October 21 at 7.30pm. Retired Bishop Colm and the newly ordained Bishop Francis will be among the attendance.
Crosserlough Set Dancing classes resume in Boylan’s, Kilnaleck on Tuesday, October 22 from 8.30 until 10pm, beginners welcome. Contact Gerard 087 6258989.
Draw took place in Micsins, Kilcogy on Tuesday, October 8. Numbers drawn were 16, 21, 29 & 32, Jackpot €25,800 There was no winner. €100 winner;A Dunne, €25 winners:Sean Sheils, Glan, Kilcogy; Larry Donohoe, Glasscarrick; Marguerite Owens, c/o Jodie Reilly; Susie McGahern, Glan.
The Senior team drew game with Kingscourt in Div 1a on Friday night last and now await final fixtures to see if they are in the play-offs.
Well done to neighbours Ballinagh who defied the odds to overcome a fancied Cavan Gaels side in the final on Sunday. Congratulations to team manager Ciaran O’Reilly, Drumcorr whose name will go down in history as this is a first Senior Championship win for the Club.
Church Donations Refund
The local Church Finance Committee wish to point out that under section 848A Consolidation Act a charity (Church) can claim tax refund on donations it receives. In order to reduce the current parish debt they are encouraging PAYE parishioners who have donated money to fill in the appropriate claim forms so this can be dealt with. Forms which were handed out at weekend masses and are also available at church doors should be returned to Rev Owen Devaney, PP Parochial House, Mullahoran, asap.