Traditionally November is the month when we remember and pray for our loved ones who have died – parent, partner, relative, neighbour and friend; visiting cemeteries and contemplating on the shortness of this earthly life. Masses; Saturday 1st November is the feast of All Saints and is a Holy Day of Obligation, Vigil mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Friday at 7pm, and on Saturday at 9.30am and in St. Joseph’s Church. Loughduff at 7 pm. Sunday is the feast of All Souls, Centenary Celebration Mass in Mullahoran at 12 noon.
On Sunday next, the 2nd November, Our Lady of Lourdes Church is celebrating its Centenary. The Solemn Blessing and Dedication took place on Mission Sunday, October 4th 1914 and was performed by Most Rev Dr. Hoare, Lord Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise. Now 100 years later the present bishop Most Rev Francis Duffy will celebrate Mass at 12pm in the Church to commerate this event. Following Mass a specially erected Grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Church grounds will be blessed. This will be followed by a social in the Parochial Hall to which all are invited for refreshments and the launch of a commerative Centenary Book which will be on sale at €20. All are most welcome to this Parish Gathering which promises to be a great day for the parish.
All who are participating in the Mullahoran Church Centenary Liturgy on Sunday next are requested to attended rehearsal in Church on Thursday, 30th at 7.30pm.
Mullahoran Altar Society
Members are requested to meet at Church on Saturday November 1st at 11am.
From 12 noon on Sarurday 1st November until midnight on Sunday, November 2nd all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions can gain a Plenary Indulgence applicable to the Holy Souls while visiting a church and reciting the Our Father and Apostle’s Creed. An indulgence may be gained by visiting a cemetery from 1st November to 8th November.
The Committee wishes to advise that the hall must be pre booked, contaact Malachy on 087-8515262.
Also known as All Hallows’ Eve is on Friday next, October 31 and originated from western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots. With the children off from school the usual dressing up in weird costumes and going trick-or-treating will be popular. However, it has recently become a favourite time for adult theme parties as well. When trick-a-treating all are advised where possible to go in daylight and to wear a light coloured costume or add reflective tape to costumes and bags to be more visible to vehicles.
Mullahoran Mullinalachta Gun Club
Sanctuaries in Mullinalaghta; Townland of Mullinroe from Galligans bridge to Mullinroe cross, all on right side and from Mullinroe cross to Brady’s lane opposite Sean Reilly’s, all on right hand side. Also part townlands of Kilmore and Toome from Brian McGivney’ gate on Kilmore bog road to Kilmore cross to Jamsie Fitzsimmons lane, all on right hand side. Sanctuaries in Mullahoran from Carnagh lane entrance right hand side to Kilsarn bridge, straight by Peter Anderson’s house, right all the way to Gene Reilly’s lane, all the way to Cavan road and back to Carnagh lane. Strictly no shooting. Competition for longest cock pheasant will take place in Hideaway Bar at 5.30pm sharp on Nov 1st. Paid up members only. Annual club draw will also take place afterwards.
Draw took place in Glan Bar on Tuesday, 21st October. Jackpot €1,700. There was no winner, numbers drawn were 2, 8, 22, 32. €100 Ronan Sheils, Sallaghan; €25 x 4: Ned Galligan, c/o Hills Pub, Kilnaleck; Maureen Fegan, Killykeen; Kathleen Smith, Drumhowna; Tommie Maguire, Killydream.
Craft & Gift Fair
Sunday, 2nd November in Killeshandra Community Hall from 12pm - 5pm. The perfect place to do some early Christmas shopping, our talented crafters, hobbyists and small businesses will have a whole host of handmade crafts, food items, craft supplies and giftware. Stands will include greeting cards, fashion and gemstone jewellery, glassware, donuts, art, knitting & crochet, skincare, cosmetics, candles, jam, bags & fabric crafts, fairy doors, paper craft & jewellery making supplies, craft kits and more. There will also be a face painter and a raffle. Free entry on the door! For further information visit our website at www.downland-crafts.com or telephone 049 436 4877.
Fr Gerry Kearns, Chaplain to Cavan General Hospital, will give a talk entitled “Death and Dying” in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan at 7:30p.m. on Tuesday 4 November next. This will be the first in a series of lectures during the month of November on the theme of ‘Bereavement and Loss’. All welcome. Suggested Donation: €5.
In Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Friday, 7th November at 8pm, featuring Mullahoran Players and local artists . A great nights fun is promised and all proceeds are going to cancer care.