Weekend of prayer
For many years past, our beloved parish priest, Rev Father Peter Casey celebrates the holy sacrifice of the mass on Trinity Sunday at the ancient monastery on Trinity Island situated at Derries upper and a short distance of the Ballinagh – Killeshandra road. This year will see Fr Casey organise a weekend of prayer on Trinity Island commencing on this Friday, 13th June with Mass at 7pm and the ceremonies will continue on Saturday 14th with prayers in the morning to be followed by evening mass at 6pm with the climax on Sunday 15th which will get underway with morning prayers to be followed by the concluding mass blessings and homily at 5pm, with everyone most welcome to attend, all or what ever ceremonies they choose. Hopefully, weather conditions will be favourable, but in the event of inclement weather, Father Casey has arranged that a marquee will be available which means that all the ceremonies will proceed as arranged while the congregation can worship in both comfortable and pleasant conditions.
Our prayers and good wishes are these days with all second level students as they sit their Leaving certificate and other examinations and may almighty God guide them as they put pen to paper as obtaining good results will be so important for their career in the future.
Mr Pat Campbell
There was general regret with the news of the death, rather unexpectedly of Mr Pat Campbell, a native of Drumbruckless and well known and highly respected in this area where he was a frequent visitor to the Urney district as a member of the Clonakilty, Co Cork beagle hunting club. Deceased, who for some years has resided at Fourawl, Clonakilty, a keen sportsman, Pat was of a jovial nature and good sense of humour who would endear himself in any gathering. His passing is widely mourned. He is survived by his wife Marion, family Irene, Corena, Anne, Michael and Laura, brothers Tom and Tony, sister in law Marie, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and relative, to whom I extend the sympathy of our community. May his soul rest in peace.
Blessing of graves
In Ballinagh cemetery on Sunday, June 29th following the 11am Mass.
On Sunday last, Cavan senior footballers travelled to the Athletic grounds Armagh to play the home county in the Ulster championship quarter final. The incident before the throw in which occurred as both teams lined up behind the band for the customary field parade was disgraceful and saw a number of Cavan players cut and bruised with one of their forwards injured so seriously that he was unable to take his place for the throw in. The incident did have an upsetting effect on a number of Cavan players who were obviously shocked by the flare up and as a result played well below their usual form. No doubt the GAA authorities will hand out periods of suspension to the players involved.