Message from Trocaire
Donations form individual members of the clergy and the religious orders to Trocaire amounted to almost €1 million in 2012. Members of the clergy donated €765,866 of their own personal income to Trocaire last year while the religious orders made donations amounting to €150,977. “What these figures show is that members of the clergy lead by example when it comes to supporting vital overseas”, Justin Kilcullen, Executive Director of Trocaire said. “As well as faciliating collections at churches all over Ireland, priests also donate a significant proportion of their own money to help support communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America. This support is absolutely vital in our quest for a just world. As we begin a New Year, Trocaire would like to thank parishes across the country for their ongoing support which is changing the lives of the people they work with”. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, just feed one”.
Mohill GAA Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on February 4th 2013 were 4, 11, 16, 21. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners are as follows 1st €70 Pat O’Toole, c/o Spirit, Mohill, 2nd €40 Leo Donlon, Longford, 3rd €20 Joe O’Reilly. The draw on Monday Februrary 11th was held in Fitzpatrick’s, Lower Main Street with the jackpot at €12,700. Thanking you for your support. “If you are not in, you can’t win”.
Bord na nOg AGM
There was a good attendance at the recent AGM of Bord na Nog. Don Flynn and Seamus Mitchell stayed on as Chairman and Secretary. Stephen Macklyn was elected as Treasurer. Padraig McLaughlin complemented them on their very succesful 2012 and the entire running of Juvenile affairs in the club taking a load off the senior commitee. Don Flynn thanked all the Juvenile managers, the parents and all who helped out during the year. He also gave special mention to all who helped in Scor na nOg in the last few weeks. “Many hands make light work”.
This Wednesday, February 13th 2013 marks the beginning of Lent Ash Wednesday. On this special day, there will be blessing and distribution of ashes. This is a time when we are invited to make time in our loves to deepen our relationship with God by prayer, fasting and giving. It is a time to allow God’s love to touch our hearts afresh so that we can reflect his good to us. Masses in St. Patrick’s Church on Ash Wednesday at 7:30am, 10am and 8pm. There will be an additional Mass each morning from Monday to Friday at 7.30am during Lent.
There will be Eucharist Adoration every Thursday from 10.30am to 10pm. Your attendance will be appreciated. Prayer is the most direct way to God’s heart, the quickest and easiest way to find solutions, the way we can be the greatest help to others and the surest way to find the best in life.
10K Road Race
The inaugural Tony McGowan 10KM Road Race will take place in Drumshanbo on Sunday, February 17th at 12 noon. You can register for the race online at www.runireland.com or on the day itself where registration will take place in the Mayflower from 10.30-11.30am. Entry only €10. All are welcome. For more information contact James 086-3687022.
Mohill Bridge Club
On February 6th, there was a good attendance at Bridge in J’s Hotel. Results are as follows: 1st Kay Dolan-Peggy Logan. 2nd Annie Cox-Dorothy O’Connor. 3rd Micheal Moran-Teresa O’Reilly. Bridge continues every Wednesday night at 7.45pm. New players always welcome.
Come and dance your cares away this Thursday night, February 14th to the lovely music by Curtis McGee. Come and meet your Valentine. Enjoy the music and the good company. All welcome. Doors open 9:30pm.
A very pretty wedding took in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill when Sarah Mulligan, Mohill was united in Matrimony with Brendan Fitzpatrick, Cloone. The ceremony with nuptial Mass was performed by Rev Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. and the lovely had as her bridesmaids her sisters Charlene and Melissa while Brendan had as his Best Man his brother Thomas, the Groomsman was David Donnelly. Following the ceremony, a reception for family and friends was enjoyed at the Sliabh Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell. Their many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in congratulating Brendan and Sarah on their special day and wishing them them good luck, good health and every blessing now and in the years ahead.
Sadie Wynne (Greene)
The unexpected death of Sadie Wynne, beloved wife of Bernard, Corraterriff, Eslin who died at their residence on February 8th 2013 has caused widespread regret in the community. Sadie was a most devoted wife, mother, granny, sister and true friend. A follower of the true faith and a very active member in the community, she was a very charitable lady who loved meeting people and had a great gift of communication. We shall miss her but remember her with great affection. Her funeral Mass was here in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill on Sunday last where large crowds attended to pay their final respects and to sympathise with Bernard, their son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, her brother and extended families. “Fold her Jesus in thine arms and let her hence forth be a messenger of love between our human hearts and thee”. May her dear soul Rest in Peace.
Elizabeth Reynolds (McLoughlin)
There was genuine regret and deep sorrow on hearing of the death of Betty Reynolds, Stuck who died in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Rooskey Nursing Home on February 6th 2013. Sadly she was predeceased by her husband, daughter and grandddaughter some years ago. RIP. Betty was a lady of deep faith who lived for her family. Her home was always welcoming and it was always a pleasure to meet her. She had a wealth of knowledge from yesteryear. She died as she lived, with dignity. The very large attendance at her concelebrated Mass was testimony to the very high esteem in which she and her family were held in the community and to whom we offer our most sincere sympathy. “She was a lady so very rare, content in her home and always there. On Earth she toiled. In Heaven she rests. God Bless you, Betty, you were one of the best. May your gentle soul Rest in Peace”.
Community spirit at its best
The Corraleehan Heritage and Cultural Society presents the play, “The Country Boy” in Clogher N.S on Friday February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd at 8:30pm sharp. Take a trip down memory lane and join the “Country Boy” to partake in a little community spirit. This is a story that many Irish families can identify with in the past and now again in the present. The family, whose son emigrated to America, married an American and returned home on a visit after many years away. The fun starts here with the antics of Julia who has come from the big city of New York to a typical farmhouse in Ireland. The American lady will bring you lots of laughs. See how she handles a cow calving. There will be memorabilia on display on both nights which will include the school roll book and old photos. Great credit to Tracey McTague and the members of the committee for their dedication and commitment to this project. All proceeds from both nights will go to local projects in the parish. The play is produced by Frank Cadam and the team is made up of people from Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Keshcarrigan and Kilglass/Rooskey. For bookings contact Tracey at 087-2842718, Joanne at 087-9233716 or Helen at 087-3130849. Here is your chance to support a great community project while enjoying the local talent.
Directions to Clogher N.S for people unfamiliar with the area: Coming from Ballinamore, out the Enniskillen road for approx 4 miles and turn left at the sign for Corraleehan. Clogher N.S will be signposted from there. From Swanlinbar/Enniskillen towards Ballinamore turn right for Corraleehan and Clogher N.S will be signposted.
Our warmest congratulations to Noel and Maguerite Faughnan, Shannagh Grove whose baby daughter was baptised Sophie Maria Faughnan in St. Patrick’s Church recently. We all wish Sophie a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future. Deo gratias.
The Poor Clare Sisters
The Sisters will be on retreat from Friday, February 15th until Monday February 25th inclusive. The convent will be closed during the retreat. The Convent Chapel will be open as usual. Mass will be at 8am on Weekdays and at 9am on Sundays.
Upcoming events in Mohill
If you have an upcoming event in Mohill that you would like to feature in local publicity brochures, please contact the Family Support Centre on 071-9631253. We hope to produce one brochure for activities in the Canon Donohoe hall and another for events in or near Mohill town.
Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scor this year which starts on Saturday, 23rd March are invited to attend a meeting in Js Hotel, Mohill on Monday, 18th February at 9pm. If unable to attend and would like to take part please contact Roisin Kennedy on 087-2147350 or Kathleen Cosgrove on 087-7582747.
Bantreacht na Tuaithe Taispeántas Seanfhocal
County Leitrim ICA present “Bantreacht na Tuaithe Taispeántas Seanfhocal” at Mohill Library. The exhibition will remain at the library for two weeks. For further details please contact the library on 9631360.
Assorted Fitness Mohill
A new set of ladies Zumba fun and fitness sessions will be starting Monday the 25th of February at 9.15pm in J’s. Anybody is welcome to pop in and try it out for just €5.