Mohill

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: As part of the preparation for the national Eucharistic Congress a special day of adoration and prayers will take place here in St Patricks Church on Thursday 26th April. The day of prayers will begin with Mass at 10am at which the national school choir will sing. During school hours children from the schools will attend when there will be a mixture of quiet time with singing and guided prayer. Various parish groups will lead prayers at the following times:- 4pm mercy chaplet 6pm evening prayer of the church 7pm legion of Mary, 8pm Mohill Charismatic Prayer Group, 9pm Mohill parish choir, 9.45 concluding with benediction.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: As part of the preparation for the national Eucharistic Congress a special day of adoration and prayers will take place here in St Patricks Church on Thursday 26th April. The day of prayers will begin with Mass at 10am at which the national school choir will sing. During school hours children from the schools will attend when there will be a mixture of quiet time with singing and guided prayer. Various parish groups will lead prayers at the following times:- 4pm mercy chaplet 6pm evening prayer of the church 7pm legion of Mary, 8pm Mohill Charismatic Prayer Group, 9pm Mohill parish choir, 9.45 concluding with benediction.

MOHILL ACTIVE AGE: The organising committee of Mohill Active Age Group compliment Gavin Jonathan Eiva Olivia and leaders Leane and Debbie of the Foroige Club Mohill on an interesting and most enjoyable afternoon . They gave us on Wednesday 11th April 2012. We enjoyed playing bingo cards and games,not forgetting the delicious refreshments all much appreciated by our members. Thank you. Active age meeting are held every Wednesday in the Canon Donohoe Hall. New members welcome.

FUNDRAISER: Mohill Fire Service are holding a fundraising event for the special Olympics on Friday 27th April from 12pm – 3pm. We congratulate all concerned who do such good work here at Mohill fire station. Always available at all hours to come to the rescue. Anyone willing to help out on the day please contact David Gordan or call to the fire station at 11.45am on Friday 27th. Many hands make light work. Please support this worthy cause.

BRIDGE CLUB: On the 18th April last there was a full attendance at bridge in J’s Hotel. Results 1st Ella Gannon Marie Walpole; 2nd Kay Dolan Mary Scollan; 3rd Dorothy O’Connor Annie Cox tied with Peggy Logan Oliver Shanley; 4th John Byrne Patricia Byrne. Play continues every Wednesday night at 7.45pm. New players always welcome.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn on the 16th April were 15,16,19,27.There was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows 1st 70 euro Liam Leacy Drumcroy; 2nd 40 euro Grainne Cribbin Castlerea Co Roscommon; 3rd 20 euro Paddy McWeeney Keshcarriggen. The draw on the 23rd April was held in Cusacks Main Street with the jackpot at 10,600 euro. Thanking you for your continued support. Proceeds go to fund our club who last week buried one of their most brilliant players Mike O’Connor. Our sympathies are with his mother brothers sisters and their extended families. May he rest in peace.

TROCAIRE BOXES: Many thanks to all those who have returned their trocaire boxes. If you have not returned your box please do so as soon as possible. Your donations to Trocaire can mean the difference between life and death for people starving in the third world.

DARTS: It is that time of year once more when dart enthusiasts hold their annual competitions. Foxes of Tooman is the venue on Thursday May 3rd when the competition for open singles commences at 8pm sharp. Entries from 7pm. 1st prize Foxes Perpetual Cup and cash 2nd trophy ad cash, 3rd two semi finalists,trophies and cash. On Sunday 6th May the John Lowe open singles will be played in Js hotel main St at 4pm. Entries taken from 3pm 1st prize John Lowe Perpetual Cup and cash. 2nd trophy & cash ; 3rd two semi finalists trophies & cash. Extending a cead mile to all our players. Come to Mohill and enjoy a good game and the craic.

SR MARTHA BOLGER: There was widespread regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Sr Martha sister of Mercy formerly of the Sisters of Mercy Convent Mohill who died in the Manor Nursing Home Edgeworthstown on the 8th April 2012. Remembering Sr Martha when she was here in Mohill where she was loved by the community for over forty years. She was a lady of the old school who lived her life with a simple straightforward faith and goodness. Her kitchen was her castle and we all enjoyed her delicious goodies. When she retired to Longford convent she was missed but remembered for her hospitality and good work. She never looked for the limelight for herself. But we were blessed to have known her. Her removal took place from Edgeworthstown Manor Nursing Home to Castletowngeoghegan church and was representative of all sectors of the community as was her con celebrated mass which was a celebration of Sr Marthta’s life. Our sympathies are with her community in the Sister of Mercy nephews nieces and all who mourn her at this sad time. May her eternal soul rest in peace.

LEGION OF MARY: The curio of the Leitrim Longford branch of the Legion of Mary was held here in Mohill on the 18th April 2012. It was a curio with a difference because the organising committee here in Mohill held a farewell party for our esteemed spiritual director Sr Margaret Mary convent of Mercy Longford who was returning to the Mercy Convent Athlone. Her time with us in the Legion has been an inspiration to us all. The Legion has flourished under her guidance and it was great to see so many young faces following the footsteps of the late Frank Duff and Edel Quinn and echoing their words. “I am all yours my queen,my mother and all that I have is yours. The Legion of Mary is doing great work and new members are always welcome. Mohill Legion of Mary hold their meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in the canon Donohoe Hall. New members always welcome.

THANK YOU: Talking to Susan O’Connor (nee McGarty) over the weekend,it was nice to see Susan out and her cheerful self once more . She has been recovering from a long illness and has been an inspiration to us all. She would like to sincerely thank family friends and neighbours for their prayers kind thoughts support and encouragement in recent months. Thankfully she is back on the road to recovery and we all wish her continued good health and every blessing now and in the future. Prayer moves mountains.

“GREENER”: Fiona Looneys gloriously funny heart breaking new play “Greener” opens in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin . There will be a bus travelling on Sat 28th April next. Groups or individuals wishing to reserve a seat some places are still available. For more information you can contact Maura on 071 9624353. This is a night not to be missed. Book early and enjoy.

RITA GRAY: There was deep regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Rita Gray formerly from Rosmore Drumlish who died last week in the tender care of the doctors nurses and staff at the Bloomfield care Centre Rathfarnham Dublin. Remembering Rita when she worked in Reynolds drapery,Main St . She was a very popular young lady whom we all admired and missed when she moved to Dublin to work in Arnott’s where she was held in the highest esteem by all her customers. Following requiem mass Rita was laid to rest in Farnaught cemetery where mourners gathered to bid farewell to Rita and sympathise with her family and all who mourn her at this sad time. May her gentle soul rest in peace.