First Holy Communion: We wish every blessing to the 19 children from 2nd class in the local school who received the Sacrament on Saturday last in St. Joseph’s Church. Loughduff. The celebrant was Canon Owen Devaney P.P. and the children were under direction of their teacher Ms Veronica Cassidy. Congratulations to the children: Ailise Harten, Amy Reilly, Caolán Fegan, Chloe Hanlon, Cian McBrien, Cormac Galligan, Dara Hartin, Daron Harten, Dylan O’Reilly, Ella Loughran, Gerard Sheridan Ryan, Hanna Barber, Harley O’Reilly, Joanne Rabbitte, Kayla Brennan, Luke O’Reilly, Roisín Cadden, Sophie Murray, Zoe Lynch.
Vigil for Life: on Saturday 8th June in Merrion Sq., Dublin from 3 – 4 pm. The vigil will send a clear, positive message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy. Posters will be provided on the day. Family, friends all welcome. To organise a bus or get details phone 087.2668702.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in the Hideaway Tuesday 14th, jackpot €13,700, there was no winner, €100 winner: Michael & Helen Brady, Middletown €25 winner: Breda c/o Shop; €25 winner: Pat & Carmel Sheridan, Kilcogy; €25 winner: Declan Harrison, 48 Killymooney Drive, Cavan; €25 winner: Sean Flynn, Aughaloora.
Great Win: Winning the minor and senior games in Breffni Park on Sunday has been a real tonic for the hungry supporters who had a “field day”. Well done to both teams who man to man, among them Killian Brady and Sean McKeogh, played gutsy football and silenced the pundits. However, match reports in the media appeared to lament the defeat of Armagh rather commend the victory of Cavan, apart that is from Eugene McGee whose article was positive and on the ball! Here’s looking forward to a good summer’s football.
Sisters of St. Peter Claver: The missionary Sisters of St. peter Claver will be in the parish on the weekend 1/2nd June and will speak at all Masses about their work for the missions. There will be a collection to help the sisters with their mission work and all donations will be greatly appreciated.
Midland Retired Secondary Teacher’s Assoc:. Final meeting before summer will take place in Longford Library on Thurs May 23rd at 10:30am. We hope have short presentation on “Safety when using technology”, and other computer related topics. Please share your tips/best websites/shortcuts etc with us on the day. We will also show short DVD on recent Camino walk to Santiago de Compostela. As ever retired friends also welcome. Contact Rosemary 0877589287.
Funshine Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of July in Our Lady of Lourdes Park Mullahoran. Activities will include, Games, Rounders, Arts and Crafts, Gaelic football, Volleyball, Dodgeball, talent shows, Outdoor and Adventure and much more. The camp will be suitable for all children aged 5 – 12 years old. The camp will run from 10 am to 2:30 pm every day. Registration forms will be distributed in the school and will also be available in Lynches shop. For more information phone Kelly on 087 9053809.
Summer: Has summer come at last, and where did spring go? There was a touch of softness with improved temperatures over the weekend and however late, farmers are letting their cattle out. Just as well as fodder is as scarce as the cuckoo which has’nt been heard yet.
Ecumenical Service of Rememberance: For family and friends bereaved by suicide will take place at 3 pm on Sunday 26th May in the Church of Ireland, Virginia. Everyone welcome.
Give Blood: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in St. Brigid’s Community centre, Loch Gowna this Wednesday and Thursday 29th & 30th May from 5.00 – 8.30 pm daily. As 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland every week we are asked to help ensure essential blood supplies in our hospitals are always available by giving blood regularly. All existing and new donors most welcome. For more information contact Local Voluntary Organiser Alan Sloane 04.6683101.
Understanding Facebook: For adults, free to those in receipt of social welfare or medical card on Wednesday 29th May 2 – 4.30 pm Realtog Centre, Kilnaleck. Contact 049.4336070.
Youth Ministry Centre: Brightlights festival 2013 Kent, UK on the 26 – 30th July to celebrate World Youth Day. Any young persons interested please contact the Parochial house 043.6683141.