Youth 2000 Summer Festival: A four day Youth Festival with workshops, inspiring talks, prayer concert and great music takes place in the Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from August 15th to 16th. Here you can relax, chill out, meet new people and give your faith a boost. There’s no charge for this event. Free busy from Carrick-on-Shannon. Donations only. If you’re between the ages of sixteen and thirty-five, you can be assured of a memorable time. Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag. Book online at www.youth2000.ie.
Talk: Anthony Nevard from the Catholic publication, “Daylight” will give a talk entitled “The Church and Evolution” on this Thursday August 1st at 8pm in St. Anne’s former Convent, Mohill. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.
Cystic Fibrosis: The Cystic Fibrosis Association wish to thank all who supported the recent collections at Eslin and Mohill Churches. The total raised was €485. Thanks to all the collectors who gave their time to this worthy cause. “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.
St. Patrick’s Church: The Ministers for the Eucharistic for August are on Saturday: Mary McDermott, Mary Beirne, Sunday: Annette Kivelehan and Therese O’Callaghan. Readers Saturday Mary Faughnan and Denis McGeoghan. Sunday Belinda Hamilton and Anita Hamilton. Collectors Saturday Eamonn Connolly, Paschal McKeon, Peadar Flynn, Harry McCrann, Niall Faughnan, Bob Hindmarsh, Collette Coffey, David Gordon, Sunday Michael McGrath, Sean McGowan, Tony Feely, Gerry Walsh and Gerry Ellis. The Altar Society for August are Mary Mahon and Mary Beirne. Next Friday August 2nd is the First Friday with the usual arrangements for the sick and housebound. Mass at 10am. 8pm Confessions after 10am Mass on Thursday August 1st. Eucharistic Adoration every Thirsday from 10:30am- 10pm. Monthly All Night Vigil in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place in St. Ann’s (former Convent) starting at 10pm on Friday August 2nd. “God gives us freedom of choice but he hopes we’ll choose to love him and let out decisions be guided by him”. “The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life”.
Patrick Barden: There was widespread regret here in Mohill on hearing of the death of Patrick Barden, Cappagh, Mohill who died at home on July 21st 2013. Pat as he was affectionately known was a gentleman of many qualities, a qualified accountant, a noted mathematician who gave generously of his time to help students doing examinations. Remembering back the years he played with the band “Tempis Fugit” and was a good tennis player. “Time flies but memories linger on”. The very large attendance at his removal to St. Patrick’s Church and again at his Requiem Mass which was a celebration of Patrick’s life and the lovely music by Carmel Conlon added to the solemnity of this sad occasion. Our sympathies are with his brother, sister, nephews, nieces, uncles, their extended families, neighbours and all who mourn Patrick at this sad time. “Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. And cherished memories never die because a loved one’s gone”. May he Rest in Peace.
Mohill GAA Lotto: The numbers drawn on July 22nd were 9, 10, 22, 25. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners 1st €70 Kathleen Conway, Mohill, 2nd €40 Lucia Tyrrell, Mohill, 3rd €20 Martin McCrann, Mohill. The draw on July 29th was held in Carroll’s, Main St with the jackpot at €13,900. Thanking you for your support. “If you are not in, you can’t win”. The club congratulates Lorraine McDermott and Damien who got engaged in Australia and wish them the very best in the future.
Recruitment of new Gardai: Fine Gael has just announced that Garda recruitment is to commence shortly with the recruitment of a new full-time members to the force. This will be welcomed as it will strengthen the local Garda service and bring more confidence back to the community who will know the Garda will have more back-up services to deal with all our needs. “Better late than never”.
Concern Thanks: The organisers of the church gate collection in aid of Concern wish to thank all who contributed to this worthy cause on Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th last. E470 was the amount collected for Concern. Many thanks to all and to all the willing collectors.
Show Meeting: A meeting of the Committee of Mohill Agricultural Show will take place on Wednesday July 31st in J’s Hotel at 8:30pm. All committee members are requested to attend.
Show Raffle: Mohill Show Committee members are currently selling Raffle Tickets as a Fundraiser for their 86th Annual Show Day on Sunday August 18th next. The support of the whole Community towards this Raffle will be greatly appreciated.
Promoting Mohill: To showcase what is good and positive about our Community, Mohill Agricultural Show invite Businesses and Community Groups to promote their activities at Mohill Show Day on Sunday August 18th. Visual displays of posters, banners, flyers, etc will give visitors to the Show an idea of the many Businesses and Community Groups in the area that make Mohill a good place to live in. If you are interested, please call to the Show Office.
Can You Help?: Mohill Show Committee would be delighted to hear from anyone willing to assist with preparations for Show Day or Show Day itself. Please give your name to any Show Committee member.
Social Dancing: On Thursday August 1st, come to J’s Hotel, Main St where you can dance the night away to the music of Pat and Brendan McGee. Doors open at 9:30pm. Door raffle. Licensed bar and refreshments served.
Blessing St. Mary’s Church: On Sunday evening July 28th last, the bells of St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff rang out to welcome our Bishop Colm O’Reilly to bless the Church. I was honoured to be a part of the congregation. Bishop Colm was the Chief Celebrant at the Mass. He thanked the people of Annaduff Parish for the wonderful help they gave in refurbishing and decorating St. Mary’s Church and the contractors for a job well done. The choir was magnificent and added to the joy of the this very great occasion. Following Mass, Fr. Wall invited everyone for refreshments to Annaduff School. The food was delicious. Thanks to the ladies who cooked and looked after all of us. Bishop Colm came along and Helen Rutter on behalf of the Parish presented him with a beautiful carved cross by Leitrim Crystal for which he was most grateful. We all wished Bishop Colm every blessing in his retirement. In the meantime, old relationships were renewed. It was lovely meeting them after many years, some back in their old school after 50 years or more. “Time flies but memories linger on”. Thanks again to the people of Annaduff Parish. You are an inspiration and we wish you many happy years to continue your good work.
Bernadette Faughnan: It was with genuine regret and deep sorrow I learnt of the death of Bernadette Faughnan, beloved wife of Hugh, Finnelaughta, Aughamore who died in the wonderful care of her husband and family at home on July 22nd 2013. Bernadette had a long illness, borne courageously and with dignity. She was a great lady, a loving wife, mother, granny, sister and most obliging neighbour. A member of the ICA and the Church Altar Society. It was always a pleasure to call to her home and enjoy her delicious cooking and the craic. She will be sadly missed but remembered with love. The very large attendance at her removal to Annaduff Church and again at her Requiem Mass was indeed testimony to the very high esteem in which she, her husband Hugh, sons, daughters, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and family circle were held in the community and to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. “People will walk in and out of your life but only loved ones will leave footprints in your heart”. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.
BINGO : Bingo will NOT be going ahead in Mohill on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th.
Charity Shop: The Mohill Family Support Centre would like to thank everyone who supported their recent charity shop, whether by donating some lovely goods, volunteering their time to organize the shop and tidy up afterwards, spreading word about the shop among their friends, or visiting the shop on the day. The five winners of raffle prizes were: Angela McCrann, Marie Browne, Mary Beirne, Orla Palmer and Johnny Rowley. We are very grateful to everyone who supported us in any way.
Phone directory: The new Mohill Phone Directory is now on sale at the Canon Donohoe Hall, price € 3.50. Proceeds will go to the Family Support Centre in Mohill.
Simon Collection: The North West Simon Community will be holding their annual church gate collection at the following churches, Mohill, Eslin, Gortletteragh the weekend of Sat 10th and Sun 11th of August. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Royal Connections: In the dewy fields around Mohill in the 1930s a young girl was enjoying “a magical childhood experience” but was about to embark on an extraordinary and varied life. She was to become a nun, a model, a wife, a nurse and a counsellor and this would bring her into contact with some of the most famous people in the world. She worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta; she was specially appointed in Paris to nurse the terminally ill Duke of Windsor who died in her arms and for years she was close friend and counsellor to Princess Diana. Her fascinating story is in Leitrim Treasure which will be launched in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday, Aug. 7th at 8.3o pm following a talk by Mickey Harte on “The Value of Community”. Admission free. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome.