Golden Jubilee Celebration: Congratulations to Father Tom Colreavy, Annaghoney who celebrated his Golden Jubilee as a priest on Saturday evening last, May 31st in his adopted parish of Ayrfield in Dublin city. Fr. Tom has been their very popular parish priest for the past 10 years. At the mass of thanksgiving in St. Paul’s Church he was joined by his family, friends, fellow priests, parishioners - past and present, representatives from the Leitrim Peoples’ Association from Luton and Dublin, his former Leitrim and Gortletteragh teammates, his neighbours from Gortletteragh, who came together to acknowledge and celebrate his 50 years of priestly commitment. After the mass there was a marvellous social evening of chatting, song and music in the local community centre as old friends gathered, reminiscing on old times. Fr. Tom celebrated his first mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Cornageeha back in 1963. We wish him good health and the Lord’s blessing in his present and future ministries.
Exam Time: We wish all pupils from the parish who are sitting the Junior and Leaving Cert the very best of luck in their exams.
Death: The death took place last week of Sinead McPartland-Brennan, Scramogue and formerly of Cattan. Her funeral mass was held in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue with burial taking place in Gortletteragh cemetery. We tender sympathy with Aidan, their daughters Davina and Adrianne, her mother Mary, brother David, family, neighbours and friends. Sinead was a very pleasant girl who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Community Playgroup: Gortletteragh Community Playgroup is now taking enrolments for September 2013. We cater for children from 2 years 6 months up to 5 years. We are also providing places under the ECCE scheme. If your child is starting primary school in 2014 and born between 02.02.2009 to 30.06.2010 they are entitled to avail of the free preschool year. To enrol your child please call into the playgroup or contact the playgroup leader, Josephine Dorrigan on 087.9958197
Birth: Congratulations to Colette and Tom Crowe, Bohey on the recent birth of their baby daughter, Aoibhinn. We wish the family a full and happy life.
Football Fare: Our seniors had a hard fought win over Kiltubrid on Sunday last in Annaghmore in the Division 1 league. This 1 - 9 to 0 – 9 win put them in a middle position on the point’s table. Well done lads.
Death: We offer our condolences to Francie O’Neill and family, Gortletteragh on the recent death of his brother Peter of Drumcauskeen, Cloone. After Peter’s funeral mass in Cloone his remains were interred in Tubberpatrick Cemetery. May he rest in peace.