Ardagh

WEDDING BELLS: The marriage took place recenly in St Brigids Church of Carmel Farrell Moyrath & Andrew Corr Mayo. Bridesmaids were Lorraine Kenny Rachel Strutt & Aoife Mullins. Best man Stephen McHugh ,groomsman Shane Cunningham & Shane Doherty. Flowergirl Eva Kenny page boys Ronan Corr& Ryan Kenny. The reception was held in the Glasson Golf & Country Club. Congratulations to Carmel & Andrew & wishing them a life of health & happiness.

WEDDING BELLS: The marriage took place recenly in St Brigids Church of Carmel Farrell Moyrath & Andrew Corr Mayo. Bridesmaids were Lorraine Kenny Rachel Strutt & Aoife Mullins. Best man Stephen McHugh ,groomsman Shane Cunningham & Shane Doherty. Flowergirl Eva Kenny page boys Ronan Corr& Ryan Kenny. The reception was held in the Glasson Golf & Country Club. Congratulations to Carmel & Andrew & wishing them a life of health & happiness.

LEINSTER CHAMPION: Congratulations to Kate Beirne Glen who won the Leinster Final 12 to 16 yrs in the piano accordion in Portlaoise. Kate now represents Leinster in the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan on 20 August & we wish her every success.

SHOW: Granard Country Markets will again pitch its tent at the County Show on Saturday 23rd July and is giving a healthy hamper of homemade produce to be raffled in aid of St Christophers Services Longford. Raffle tickets 1 euro each available at the market in Granard on Friday 22nd and at the showgrounds on the day. Draw at 8pm.

thanks: On behalf of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin Attracta & Declan would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the people who so generously supported their annual Church gate collection over the weekend of 9th & 10th 2011. A special word of thanks to all the collectors who gave of their time and support over the weekend.

TIDY TOWNS: Lotto reaches 1900 euro. Numbers drawn 6, 18, 21, 25. No winner. 25 euro each. Mel Ryan Cross; Christina Galvin c/o Bingo; Gina Penrose Ballynacargy. Bingo every Tuesday at 9pm.

BEREAVEMENTT: The death took place on Saturday last of Johnny O’Neill Old Road . To his wife Evelyn sons Tony & John, daughter Pauline brothers & sisters family & friends we extend our sympathy. May he rest in peace.

EUCHARISTIC BELL: The Eucharistic Congress will take place in June 2012. The Congress Bell is in the Diocese for one week. This tour will come to an end with a visit of the bell to Ardagh next Sunday 24th July. It will be handed over to us on the Green in Ardagh village near the ruins of St Mel’s Cathedral. This ceremony will take place at 10.30am. After a short welcoming prayer service we will go in procession with the bell to St Brigids Church for the celebration of the Eucharist. So instead of going directly to the Church first please assemble at the Green in Ardagh village at 10.30am. It is hoped that as many people as possible will be present for his unique celebration. The tradition of using bells is a very ancient one in the church. Bells were used in the catacombs in Rome;St Patrick used a bell in his preaching ; bells were used at times of funerals since the 8th century; we still use bells a the Eucharist to call people to pray and at times of joy and sorrow. The theme of the Eucharistic congress next year is Communion with Christ and with one another. The Holy Father Pope Benedict chose the theme.