Holy Week Ceremonies: The Holy week ceremonies celebrating the Pascal mystery, commenced with Mass of the Last Supper in St. Josephs Church, Loughduff at 7 pm and in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 8.30 pm and in both Churches by Exposition of Bl. Sacrament continued until midnight. On Good Friday the Solemn Liturgy took place in Mullahoran at 3 pm with Stations of the Cross in Loughduff at 5 pm. The Easter Vigil ceremonies were held inLoughduff at 9 pm which commenced with the blessing of the Pascal fire outdoors. At all the ceremonies there were large congregations present and Canon Owen Devaney P.P. was assisted by members of the laiety and altar servers who along with the choirs in both Churches added greatly to the solemnity of the occasion.
Easter: The Easter Sunday Mass in Loughduff at 9.30 and the 11 o’clock in Mullahoran once again attracted large congregations which included many home on holidays for the long weekend and we wish those still with us a very happy holiday.. The “Easter Egg” is still as popular as ever but the old custom of boiling the cludeog outdoors has almost died out and the very cold but dry weather with freezing temperatures was’nt encouraging.
Trocaire: Boxes/envelopes to be returned to the Churches this weekend, every donation makes a difference to those in need.
First Friday: Morning Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff ay 9.30 and evening Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7 pm. with adoration from 6pm – 6.45. The sick & elderly will be visited on Tuesday in the Mullahoran area and on Friday in the Loughduff area. If any are away or unavailable please contact the parochial house 043.6683141.
Retired Secondary School Teachers: Midland Retired Secondary Teachers Association will hold AGM on Tues April 9th at 11:30am in Longford Library. Lunch will follow and we then travel to Longford Garden Centre, Drumlish Road for 3pm where Laura Shaw will give demonstration and answer questions on all things related to gardening. Please join us for some or all of the above and new members always welcome. Rosemary 0877589287
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in Micsíns on Tuesday March 26th No winner of Jackpot €13,000. €100 winner Sholagh Briody, Drumgore. €25 winner Norbert Reilly; €25 winner Oliver and Claire Plunkett, Toghernaross; €25 winner Tommy & Caroline Maguire, Killadream; €25 winner Patsy McInerney, Moynagh, Finea. The organizers of Table quiz on Good Friday night wish to thank Philip Brady and Sean Og Brady and all who supported and donated prizes and helped out to make it a great success. We wish local Clubman Enda Reilly the very best of luck in the county U-21 game today Wednesday.
Sponsored Walk: 9th Annual Sponsored Walk Sunday May 5th from Ballinagh to Hideaway. Sponsor cards available and more details to follow. Contact Rose Dalton 0868186379. All support greatly appreciated.
Spring Clean: Killydoon Area Dev. is holding their 3rd annual Spring Clean from the Co. Bridge down to Killydoon and surrounding areas on Sat. 13th April from 10 to 1pm. Residents on other roads are encouraged to fill a bag or two, bags will be free on the day and a skip will be available. This clean-up has been well supported in recent years and all volunteers are welcome.
River Erne Fishing Club: The AGM took place recently in the Parochial Hall. Officers for the coming year are: Chairman- Jack Donohoe, V.Chair – Andy Cullen, Secretary – Seamus O’Reilly, Treasurer – Terry Reilly, PRO – Danny Brady, Ins Officer – Mick Mussi. Any person wishing to join including juveniles, please contact any of the above. The Club is looking forward to a good year and plans are in place for a fishing competition. More details later.