Please note that due to our Re-union Gathering event Mass with an ecumenical theme will be celebrated in St. Mary’s, Boherquill by Fr. Ned O’Hara at 5.15p.m. Please pass on details of the time. Rev. Janet Catherall from the Church of Ireland will also participate and all are welcome. This will be the only Mass in Boherquill for the weekend. Mass in Rathowen will be at 11a.m. on Sunday.
Many are asking about times for our Re-union Gathering, which are as follows, - 5.15p.m. Mass in Boherquill, 7p.m. sit down meal in Streete Parish Park with some entertainment during the meal which will be followed by a larger varied selection of entertainment, music, craic etc. etc. from members of our community and district. Our band on the night are 2012 winners of Cavan got Talent called Chris & Mono. It was unanimously decided to hire a band from outside the area to give our local musicians an opportunity to attend and enjoy the night. Hopefully many will see their way to give us a tune. If you have an instrument please feel free to bring it along and all are welcome. We will have a display of photographs etc. upstairs on the night. Should anyone have photos etc. for display please give them to Brian, Alice, Irene, Pat or Kevin. Contact can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 2596656. The night will be what we make it and your help will be greatly appreciated. Spot prizes etc. very welcome. SUNDAY 27TH: - to add to the excitement of our Gathering Weekend Matt Callaghan has kindly offered to hold his annual hurling event at Streete Parish Park on Sunday at 2p.m. when a team from St. Fintan’s will play an All-Ireland selection. Anyone willing to play even for part of this match please contact Matt on 087 9657172 or on 01 6286503 or any of the organisers.
The Parish Park book “Streete & Its People” which was launched last Sunday week in St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill was another great event in our parish and the book with 230 pages of great interest is certainly a credit to the small committee who put in at least a year’s hard work are thanked by all. The launch was performed by our new Bishop, Francis Duffy who was, as one would expect afforded a warm welcome on this his first visit to Streete Parish where he will always be welcome. Copies of the book are €20 each or two for €35 and will be available to purchase at our Gathering dinner in Streete Parish Park this Saturday, 26th.
Donation of a few sandwiches or cakes for after the Hurling match on Sunday welcome and can be left in the kitchen in the Centre with your name and phone number.
HELP: - all offers of help to prepare the hall, grounds etc. for the Gathering welcome. Please contact Brian or pat.
The numbers drawn in the Streete Parish Park Lotto draw on 14/10/2013 were 13, 17, 18 20 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were James Farrar, Winetown, Rathowen; Brigid Dunne, Enfield, Co. Meath and Mary Hynes, c/o Steve Keegan, Ardagh.
In Streete Parish Park each Monday night at 8.30pm and at the moment the main jackpot is a massive €20,000. On site parking, so come early.
The annual clay shoot for club members only will be held on this Saturday, 27th October in the club grounds starting at 12 noon with last cards at 4pm. There will be prizes on all stands. It’s hoped that all members will attend.
The Ramblers trip to Nenagh on the weekend of the 11th to 13th of October was a great success. Sixteen Ramblers arrived in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on Friday night and throughout the weekend they were delighted with both the comfort and food on offer. On Saturday they were joined by Mary Seymour of Nenagh Walking Club who led them on a climb of Tountinna in the Arra Mountains overlooking Ballina and Lough Derg. After the descent to the foot of Tountinna at the Graves of the Leinstermen it was time for lunch provided by the hotel and carried in the bus. Revitalised by their packed lunch the group continued down along the Lough Derg Way past the stainless steel Millenium Cross on Laghtea Hill to a viewing point near Portroe which looks out over Lough Derg. Brian Nerney collected the group in the bus and they returned to the hotel for a very enjoyable dinner chosen from the great choice on the menu. After Mass on Sunday morning the group went for a walk along the Nenagh River towards Dromineer, covering about two-thirds of the way before returning to the hotel for lunch. A short break in the hotel preceded the journey back to Mullingar where the party arrived at about 5 o’clock to conclude a very pleasurable weekend. The Ramblers would like to thank Mary Seymour, their Guide on Saturday, as well as Ramblers Chairman Brian Nerney who drove the bus which was supplied, as always when requested, by Paddy O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar. Thanks also to Ramblers Secretary Patricia Bruton who arranged the hotel. On Sunday October 27th Oliver Usher will lead a walk in Mullaghmeen Forest near Castlepollard.
Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet outside the Town and Country pub in Castlepollard at 1.40 before moving on to Mullaghmeen, arriving at 2pm.
Final booking for our Gathering Class this Wednesday as we must give final figures to Feerick’s for catering purposes. If you forgot and wish to attend leave your envelope in Fiddlers Green Shop, Streete, email email@example.com or contact 086 2596656. I’m afraid this has to be4 your last chance to be included.