Feast of Ascension

Feast of Ascension

This feast day was celebrated on Sunday last which is normally celebrated 40 days after Easter. It is one of the several feast days in the Church’s calendar which has been moved to a Sunday, so as to enhance its celebration. Usually celebrated on a Thursday, it was always a day off school for the children.

Pat Campbell

The death occurred unexpectedly last week at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, of Pat Campbell, Fourcuil, Clonakilty. Pat was a native of Drumbruckless, Loughduff and was a regular visitor to the parish and his last visit was only a few weeks ago. In his late 60s, he was a keen sportsman and had a special interest in beagle hunting, often accompanying the Clonakilty pack when they visited. He was of a jovial nature and had a quick wit and turn of phrase and was extremely popular both in Loughduff and his adopted Clonakilty. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Marion, children Irene, Corena, Anne, Michael and Laura and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Mike and is survived by brothers Tom and Tony, sister-in-law Marie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends in Loughduff. The funeral took place on Thursday last from Clonakilty Parish Church to the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Roseanne Kiernan

The passing of Roseanne Kiernan, Springlawn House, Granard in her 91st year is regretted over a wide area. Deceased was formerly Cooke from Pottlebawn, Kilcogy and was predeceased by her husband Tommie, who along with the late Tommie Quinn ran the Granada ballrooms in Granard and Kingscourt during the 50’s to the 70’s. Memories come floating back of dance crazy days, romances, showbands, learning to jive and having a mineral on the balcony. The weekend was a build up to the Sunday night dance until the carnivals started and then you could dance all week under the canvas. “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end”.

We extend our sympathy to her sons and daughters and brother Pat and sister-in-law Helen, grandchildren and great grandchildren and members of her extended family circle. May she rest in peace.

Exam Time

Our thoughts are with all second level students who are starting their exams today. We wish them the best of luck as they put pen to paper.

First Friday

Morning Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff at 9.30am and evening Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7 pm. followed by Exposition of Bl. Sacrament. The sick & elderly will be visited on on Wednesday in the Loughduff and on Thursday in the Mullahoran area. If any are away or unavailable please contact 043.6683141.


We extend sincere sympathy to the family of the late Teresa O’Reilly, Carrick, Finea, who died peacefully at The General Hospital Cavan on Wednesday 28th May 2014. One of nature’s ladies she had been in poor health for some time. May she rest in peace.

Youth Ministry

Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Youth Ministry to Medjugorje from 30th July to 6th August. Any young person interested please contact Parochial house 043.6683141 or 090.6473338 immediately.

Irish Church Music Association

The Summer School will take place in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July with the theme “The Joy of the Gospel”, This is a wonderful experience not only for Choir Directors but for all those involved in the liturgy because it is not just about music but about being part of the liturgy in general. Anyone interested please contact Parochial house for application form.

GFC Lotto

Draw took place Tuesday, 20th May in The Hideaway. Jackpot €18,900 – Numbers drawn were 1, 6, 12, 13. No Jackpot winner. €100 winner - Carol O’Reilly, Bernyhill, Gowna; €25 winners: Damien Crowe, Coolbawn, Loughan & Danni Sheridan, John Paul Ave, Cavan; Anna & Sarah O’Farrell, Brian O’Hara, Carrickduff, Granard. Draw took place Tuesday 27th in Micsin’s, Kilcogy, jackpot €19,000, numbers drawn were 12, 19, 30, 32, no winner. €100 – John Sheridan, c/o The Tank; €25 each to John Donohoe, Corduff; Ml Reilly, Killadoon; Eddie Sheriff, Kilcogy; Chrissie Halton, Kilcogy.

Blessing of Graves

This year Cemetery Sunday will take place in the parish on the weekend of July 5/6th. Graves will be blessed in Loughduff following the 7pm Mass on Saturday evening 5th and in Mullahoran following the 11am Mass on Sunday morning. In the meantime all plot holders are asked to make a special effort to prepare the cemeteries and take away all rubbish please.

Counselling Service

ACCORD provides a professional marriage and relationship counselling service for couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage/relationships. ACCORD provides a safe place to explore relationship difficulties in a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental setting.

Field Day

Annual Abbeylara field day and Tractor Pulling will take place on Sunday June 8th with a huge and varied programme, something for everyone – dog show, tug-o-war, threshing, best dressed lady/gent.


Church Centenary

In October of this year, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran will celebrate its centenary.  To mark this occasion it is proposed to erect a grotto in or around the grounds of the Church.  If anyone has suggestions or ideas to mark this event, please call Adele on 087 4162916 or any member of the Pastoral Council.  All submissions will be taken on board and evaluated.  Also it is the intention to produce a booklet on the Church’s anniversary so anybody interested in contributing/helping to produce this booklet please also contact the aforementioned.

Knock Shrine

Pilgrimage season will continue until 12th October. Sundays and Holydays Masses; 8, 9.00, 10.30 am and 12 noon. Confessions continuously from 11am to 5 pm, anointing of the sick 2.30 pm, followed by concelebrated Mass 3.00. Weekdays (Mon - Sat) Masses: 9 am, 11.00 am (June - October) 12 noon, 3 and 7.30 pm. Anointing of the Sick at 12 noon and 3.00 pm Masses
Confessions: Continuously from 11 am to 5 pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Public Ceremonies: 2.00 pm Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession. 3.00 pm Concelebrated Mass with Anointing of the Sick.

St. Oliver Plunkett

A Relic of St. Oliver Plunkett will visit the Chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan on Tuesday, 10th June. The Relic will arrive at 10am and be available for veneration until 9pm. Mass times 1pm and 7pm. Novena Mass nine days in advance of the visit – petitions may be sent to St. Oliver Plunkett Novena, Kilmore Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to assist with car-parking, stewarding or hospitality should contact 04.4375004.