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Best wishes to Fr. Fitzpatrick who has been transferred to Mount temple. Since coming to the parish in 2002, he endeared himself to the people of Mullinalaghta and Loch Gowna. He looked after the spiritual needs of all parishioners in his own intimate way. He took immense pride in the refurbishment of both churches. The Church of the Holy Family and St. Columba’s are on par with any in the diocese. The parish house in Gowna was also renovated to a very high standard. Despite all the work, finances are in a very healthy state. May we take this opportunity to welcome Fr. Bannon to the parish.

Warmer Homes Scheme

A reminder to all to check the Longford Warmer Home Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE attic and cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in.

Call 043 339255 or visit


Most Reverend Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise will lead the diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on this Sunday September 6th. Bus tickets are available at Cloonagh P.O. The day will commence with confessions at 12.30p.m with anointing of the sick at 2.30p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00pm which will be followed by blessing of the sick. The day will conclude with rosary procession. Bus departs from St.Columba’s Church at 10a.m.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the blessed sacrament will resume at St. Columba’s Church on Thursday 3rd September from 8p.m - 9p.m.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Thursday, 27th August. The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 25, 27 with jackpot of €1,100 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Anne Sullivan, Mostrim. David Leonard, Leitrim. Thomas Rogers, Derrycason. Paul Caffrey, c/o Hideaway and Eamon Drake, Carrickfuff. On sales this week are as follows - Hideaway: James McGivney. Keogh’s / Anglers’s: Aidan Brady. Kilcogy: Paddy Fox & Simon Cadam. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be appreciated. The winning number on Saturday 29th August was 12 with no winner.