Holy Week Ceremonies - Moycarkey Church, Holy Thursday, Mass at 7 p.m.; Quiet Prayer at the Altar of Repose 10 p.am. to 11 p.m.; Good Friday, Liturgy of the Passion with Holy Communion at 2.30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Littleton Church, Holy Thursday, Mass at 8.15 p.m.; Good Friday, Liturgy of the Passion with Holy Communion at 4 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 8.15 p.m. with participation of members of the Church of Ireland; Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
with Mass at 9 p.m. Two-Mile-Borris Church, Holy Thursday, Mass at 7.30 p.m.; Good Friday, Outdoor Stations of the Cross at Liathmore at 12 noon; Liturgy of the Passion with Holy Communion at 7.30 p.m. Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil with Mass at 9 p.m. Confessions after some ceremonies as announced. We invite all parishioners to celebrate these sacred days.
Outdoor Stations of the Cross - People are invited to walk the Way of the Cross on an ancient pilgrim path to the churches of St. Mochaomhóg in Liathmore, Two-Mile-Borris on Good Friday. The stations will start at 12 noon at the church boreen, off the main road, north of the Turnpike (entrance on the right hand side of the road beside Gerry Bowe’s or just after the sign post for the 1st junction to the right after the Turnpike). We will follow the ancient Mass path to the little church, then on to the site of the Round Tower concluding in the main monastery church of St. Mochaomhog. Young people will be participating and people of all ages are welcome. Dress appropriately for the weather and for walking in a field. There will be lots of parking on the roadside. Our thanks to the Power and Hayes families.
Variety Show - Is being organised in the Muintir na Tire Hall, Littleton on Thursday, 26th May from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. A number of acts have expressed interest. Ballad Groups, Trad Groups, Novelty Acts etc. are invited to take part. Contact Stella at (087) 2513204.
Ruby Wedding - Congratulations to Johnny and Anne Ryan who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary recently. They were married on 27th March, 1971. The celebrations began with Mass in the Church of St. James celebrated by Fr. George Bourke P.P. and a reception was held afterwards in Corcorans. They are wished every good luck and God’s blessing in the future.
The Late Dan Pollard - The death has occurred recently of Dan Pollard, Littleton (1939 - 2011), Dan was a native of Littleton and the youngest child of Joe and Alice and a member of a family of two boys and four girls. As a young man he joined the Irish army and was stationed at the Curragh training camp. He met his wife Ann and married while stationed in the Co. Kildare town. Their eldest son, Dan was born there and shortly afterwards the family moved back to Littleton. Dan served with the U.N. in the Congo in 1960-’61 and did an amount of travelling while in the Defence Forces. He always had a great interest in sport and was a founder member of St. Kevin’s Soccer Club. Hurling, however, was his great love and he followed with great passion the local club and the Tipperary County team far and wide with Mags. He also had a great interest in music and loved to attend the Fleadh Cheoils and enjoyed the camaraderie there and the pint of Guinness. Since his passing many great stories of Dan were recalled. He worked with North Tipperary Council until his retirement. In recent years he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron and Parkinson’s diseases and fought a brave battle all through his illnesses. He loved his family and was a brilliant man with them and always looked after their welfare. He is survived by his wife Ann, son Joe, daughters Alice and Mags, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren to whom sympathy is extended. The large attendance at the wake, at the church ceremony and burial was a tribute to his personality. Dan was a legend in his own right and his nickname “Ghandi”, which means a wise man, was appropriate to his life. Dan Pollard will not be forgotten. R.I.P.
Golf - Bannon’s Golf Society 1st outing of 2011 will take place on this Saturday (Easter Saturday) April 23rd at Gowran Park Kilkenny. Tee off 11.45 a.m. to 1 p.m.