Holy week ceremonies

Holy week ceremonies

Holy Thursday; Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8p.m. followed by procession to the Altar of Repose. Adoration in the South Transept (women’s cross-house) until midnight, all who are free are invited to spend time in adoration. Roster is as follows; 9.30 to 10p.m. Pioneers, Choir, Intellectual Disability Association, Sub-Aqua Club. 10 to 10.30 p.m. Drama society, Church Collectors. 10.30 to 11p.m. Readers, I.F.A. and I.C.A. 11 to 11.30p.m. Gun Club and G.A.A. 11.30 to 12p.m. Pastoral Council and Eucharistic Ministers. Please ensure that members of your organisation are present at the time specified. Persons who are members of the Wednesday Roster are also invited to spend some time in adoration on Holy Thursday night. Good Friday; Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3p.m. Stations of the Cross at 8p.m. Holy Saturday; 9p.m. Lighting of the Paschal Fire followed by the Easter Vigil. Non-drip candles will be available. Easter Sunday; Celebration of The Resurrection at 10.30a.m.

Junior Choir

A Junior Choir practice will be held in the Church on Good Friday following the 3p.m. ceremonies. All members are asked to be present.

Senior choir

A Senior Choir practice will be held in the Church this Wednesday, 16th of April,at 8p.m All members are asked to attend.


Congratulations to both Janet Melia and Enda Kenny who were married on Friday the 11th of April last.

Parents association

St. Mary’s National School Parent’s Association’s table quiz and raffle, which was a tremendous success, was held last Saturday night, 12th of April in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha. Results of raffle as follows; 1st prize Noel Ferguson.

2nd Caoimhe Nolan. 3rd Seoighe, Blaithin and Seosamh Mulvihill. Thanks to everybody who supported or helped out in any way.

Community Games

Hard luck to the U-10 mixed Gaelic football team. They came up against a very strong Killoe side in the first round of competition. A big thank you to David Hanley and Ger Denningan who trained this team and got them ready for action. We would also like to thank Kenagh for providing two challenge games recently which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. The future looks bright as there were some fantastic man of the match displays. Training for Tag rugby and Basketball continues each week with competition games coming up soon. Art and model making will take place in the Hill on the 23rd of April at 6pm. All competitors to bring their own materials. Paper will be supplied.

Art titles for U12’s U14’s and U16’s are Badminton, basketball, draughts, Gaelic football, group singing, handball, hurdles, javelin, judo, and swimming.

Four of these will be drawn from a hat and competitors will have to draw one of them. U8’s and U10’s can draw any community games theme of their choice. Swimming competition will take place in the Mall on Bank holiday Monday in May.

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns sponsored walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, the 5th May. Sponsorship cards are available from committee members.