St Vincent de Paul: If anyone wanted to see the Christmas and Christian Spirit in action, it was clearly evident in Ennybegs Community Centre on Sunday last when a hastily arranged St Vincent de Paul collection was organised by nurse Claire Campbell (nee Kiernan) who works in this community health care area. A very sincere thank you to each and everyone who came and showed great generosity towards this collection. A total of €1,430 was donated at the event and food vouchers valued at €230 were also given separately. A massive collection of clothes, gifts, food, DVDs briquettes, toys, etc were also donated. A very big thank you also to everyone who helped out on the day and to Fr Casey PP and Ennybegs Community Centre Committee.
Condolence: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Moffat family, Ballinea, Mullingar, Co Westmeath and to Mairead Moorhead (nee Moffat) and family, Rhyne, Killoe, Co Longford on the sad death of their mother Josephine (nee Smith), who was laid to rest last week. The Parish wishes to express its condolences to Josephine’s son Paddy; daughters, Mairead, Mary-Jo (Curley), Lizzie; sisters Sr Roisin, Mary; brother, Henry; daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Ballymore with burial afterwards to local cemetery. May she Rest in Peace. Condolences are also offered to Mary Begley (nee Leonard) and family, Aughaboy, Killoe, Co Longford on the sad death of Mary’s brother Jack. He was laid to rest last week following Requiem Mass at Legan Church with burial afterwards to Ardagh Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace. Also condolences are expressed to Larry and Fiona O’Keefe, Clontumber, Killoe (Black Olive Restaurant) on the death of Larry’s aunt who was laid to rest in Dublin last week. May she Rest in Peace.
Lotto: Numbers drawn on December 16, 2012 included 5, 12, 13, 23. No jackpot winner. €20 winners include Ann Galvin, Aidan Quint, Ray Fenlon, Robbie Shaw, Ronan McGoldrick. Seller’s Prize: F Kiernan. Jackpot: €2,400. Lotto numbers for December 23, 2012 include 5, 6, 19, 23. There was no jackpot winner and €20 winners are, Mark McGoldrick, Jim McGoldrick, Caherley Family, Gerry Hagan, Frank Kiernan, Karl Nolan, Seamus Loughrey, M Killian, Bernard Borland, Adam Rusalk. Seller’s Prize: Donal McGuire. Jackpot €2,500.
Church Notes: St Mary’s, Ennybegs Masses – Friday (no Mass); Saturday, 8pm – Tony Bracken, Clonee; Sunday, 11am – Bridie Demout (nee Lennon) Paris/Clontumpher. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday in both churches from 6-10pm.
New Year: The Parish expresses New Year Greetings to all its families, relatives and friends around the globe. Greetings are also extended to all parishioners, Longford Leader staff for all their assistance throughout the year; all those who submit notes for my weekly correspondence; FAS workers for their attention to the villages; Fr Séan Casey for spiritual celebrations and to all those who give of their time voluntarily to our churches, graveyards and parish events. We wish all our sick in hospital or at home a speedy recovery in the new year and a light of hope for all who are bereaved. For all families, extended wishes for peace and joy in 2013.
Bingo: Ennybegs Community Centre Bingo on Friday nights at 8:30pm. Big prizes for everyone.
GAA: Congratulations to Killoe Emmet ÓG Senior team and mentors who cleaned the slate for 2012 by securing the Leader Cup in a clash against Longford Slashers in December. A well earned rest and good leg of turkey were well in order! Killoe 2013 Calendars in commemoration of all youth and senior achievements on the football field are now on sale at all local outlets or from any club member. The Christmas draw was held in MB Coys Bar, Longford on December 27 last. Winners – Seamus Loughrey, Clonee; Enda McKenna, Ohill; Sharon McInerney, Corneddan; Emma Kiernan, Kiltyreher; Sandra McGoldrick-Reilly. Congratulations and well done to everyone. Happy New Year.