Congratulations to local outgoing Fianna Fail county councillor, Michael Cahill, Colehill who was re-elected as a member of Longford County Council for another term following the counting of votes which took place in Newtownforbes count centre late on Sunday night last. This is indeed a great achievement by Michael and his team of workers and it is great for the parish and the Ballymahon electoral area in general to have an experienced campaigner like Michael represent the area at county council level. Best of luck with duties in the new council Michael and congratulations also to all the other elected councillors in the Ballymahon electoral area.
First Holy Communion
For pupils from Colehill NS will take place in Carrickedmond church on Saturday 31st May at 11am.
Senior Citizens Gathering
Please note that a senior citizens gathering will take place in St Sinneach’s hall Carrickedmond on Wednesday, the 11th June at 3pm. More information nearer the date.
Best wishes are extended to all boys and girls from the parish who are preparing for Junior and Leaving exams at this time. The exams will commence on Wednesday, the 4th June. Hopefully, all will achieve the marks and results they deserve.
The Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule defibrillator group remind all in the parish to make yourself familiar with the locations of the defibrillator nearest your home. Please note in the event of a cardiac arrest or choking incident please dial 999 or 112 and ask for an ambulance. Also each defibrillator box has a list of contact numbers of trained people from the box area who can assist at an incident when waiting for the arrival of the ambulance. Training has now finished for the summer months and will resume in September next. For further information about the CADG contact Seamus at 086-8286748, Kathryn at 8226894 or Anthony at 0863993933.
Cemetery Sunday dates
A reminder to all plot holders in the parish that the following are the dates for cemetery Sunday ceremonies in Carrickedmond parish. Prayers in Tashinney cemetery on Sunday, 6th July after 10:00am mass in Carrickedmond. Prayers in Taghshinod cemetery on Sunday, 13th July after 10:00am mass in Carrickedmond. Mass and prayers in Abbeyshrule cemetery on Sunday, 27th July at 11:00am. Mass and prayers in Abbeyderg cemetery on Sunday, 27th July at 7pm. Mass and prayers in Carrickedmond cemetery on Sunday 3th August at 11am. All plot holders in the above cemeteries are asked to do a clean-up of their plots in the lead up to cemetery Sunday.
That the next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary will take place in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday the 6th of June commencing at 10 pm with the Holy rosary and confession. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain special graces, to make reparation and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in this month that is dedicated to honouring the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.