Congratulations to John Cosgrove, Derryadd, who celebrated a very special birthday recently. John was joined by family and friends to mark the occasion. Following all the celebrations John and Nuala enjoyed a wonderful break in Rome. We extend every good wish to John for many more special birthday celebrations.
The local lotto draw was held on Sunday night last. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. €40 went to Lionel Gouldsbury. €20 each went to Francie Lynch, Sean Whitney and Pat Farrell. The next draw will be held in Magan’s Bar, Killashee on Sunday 25th August for a jackpot of €5,000. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
The Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection held in Killashee recently raised €125. The Association wishes to express their thanks to who supported the collection.
Good luck to all the Leaving Cert students who receive their results this week. Hopefully they will reap the rewards of all the hard work over the past couple of years.
Cemetery Sunday for the Parish will be held on Sunday next 18th August. Mass and blessing of the graves in Killashee is at 10.30am, and Ballinakill at 3pm. Blessing of graves in Clondra is at 7.30pm followed by Mass at 8pm. Everyone is encouraged to tidy their family graves in preparation.
Anyone who has forms to return for The Gathering Mass can do so at any of the Cemetery Sunday Celebrations. The Gathering Masses will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Clondra on Saturday 14th September at 8pm and in St. Patrick’s Church, Killashee on Sunday 15th September at 10.30am. These special Masses are an opportunity for everyone to remember family members, relatives and friends who left the area to live and work abroad. Extra forms will also be available on the day.
Congratulations to Tony Dooner and Aileen Mollahan on their recent marriage. Full details next week.