ST PATRICK’S CHURCH - On behalf of Fr. Bernard Hogan and Fr Sean Burke, many thanks to all parishioners and regular visitors for your support, friendship and prayers. We welcome visitors and all who are on holiday.
A special word of thanks to all who made a special effort during Lent to pray and foster their faith. Thanks to all who helped during Holy Week - readers, altar servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, collectors, Choir, parish pastoral council, scouts for the Stations of the Cross and Paschal Fire, Linda Logan for the Tomb, Confirmation Class for the washing of their feet and many others whose help and involvement enriched our Easter experience. In these difficult times for both Church and State may the gift of Easter joy and Easter hope light up our journey and bring us safely through the days ahead and may the light of the risen Lord bless us this Easter and in the years ahead. Deo Gratias.
The Altar Society for May are Mary Beirne, Lourda McGowan and Kathleen Ward. Minsiters of the Eurcharist for Saturday are Finola McGowan and Imelda Donnelly. Sunday Mary Egan and Gerard Ellis. Readers: Saturday Seamus Ward and Petra Gaffey, Sunday Hannah Reynolds and Katie Tyrrell. Collectors Saturday Lorna Matthews, Bob Hindmarsh, Gerry McHugh, Gerry Beirne, Francis McGowan, Patrick Beirne. Sunday Eilish Cunningham, Lucia Tyrrell, Seamus Ward, Tony O’Reilly, Padraig Ellis, Kiernan O’Beirne and Gerry O’Callaghan.
DIVINE MERCY DAY
The Divine Mercy Novena began on Good Friday ends on 2nd Sunday of Easter. A bus will travel to Knock next Sunday May 1 to celebrate Divine Mercy Day. Those who wish to travel on the bus should book at Mohill PO also a film on the life of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy will be shown on this Thursday, April 28 in the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon at 8.30pm. Admission free.
There was a good attendance at Bridge in Clark’s on April 20 last. Results 1 Marie Walpole and Ella Gannon, 2 Kay Dolan and Mary Scollan, 3 Annie Cox and Dorothy O’Connor, 4 Micheal Mahon and Teresa O’Reilly. Looking forward to our party this Friday night April 29 when we hope all our members will come and enjoy the delicious food and the craic.
On April 18 the draw was held in John James’, Glebe Street. The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners are as follows 1 70e Aisling Kennedy, Breanross, Mohill. 2 40e Martin McCrann, Mohill. 3 20e Colm Duffy, Farnaght, Mohill. The draw on April 25 was held in Gordon’s, Main Street, with the jackpot at 5,900e. Thanking you for your support. Proceeds go to fund our club. Every little helps. ‘If you are not in you can’t win.’
Her many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in sympathising with Mae Pelton nee McLoughlin, formerly from Stuck, Eslin, on the death of her husband Leslie Pelton who died in Texas recently. Remembering back the years when May and he came to Stuck on holidays, it was always a joy to meet them and take a trip down memories lane. Leslie was a pilot in the last war. He was a very interesting lovely gentleman and his death will be deeply mourned by all who knew him and loved him. Our thoughts are with Mae, her lovely daughters and their family circle at this sad time. ‘He is gone no further from us than to God. May he rest in peace.’
We pray for Trocaire’s partners and missionaries in the poorest parts of the world. Their work ensures that the weakest and most vulnerable people are given a voice and hope for a better life. Trocaire’s Lenten campaign raises money to support the work of these partners so that many more poor people can be helped. For information visit www.trocaire.org/lent or call 1850408408. Please note because of banking and security reasons Trocaire boxes and or contents will be collected on April 30 - May 1 or second Sunday of Easter. Thank you for supporting Trocaire.
Prayers were offered at all masses held in Mohill for the respose of the soul of Martin Burke, Drumbrannad, Kilclare who died in Sligo General Hospital recently. Martin was the dearly loved husband of Elizabeth and devoted father of Maureen, Liam and our local curate Fr. Sean. He was a great family man and most obliging neighbour who will be sadly missed but remembered with affection. His burial took place in Kiltoghert Cemetery following concelebrated mass in St. Brigid’s Church, Kiltubrid at which Bishop Colm O’Reilly was chief celebrant. Together with a number of clergy from the diocese. The mass was a celebration of Martin’s life and the lovely music added to the solemnity of this sad occasion. The attendance was representative of all sections of the community who came to pay their final respects and to sympathise with his dear wife and family, and to whom we also offer our deepest sympathy. “Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. May he rest in peace.’