Fundraiser - For community defibrillators (AED Responder Programme). Envelopes have been delivered to all houses in the parish and will be collected this week. Should you wish to contribute and are not home when a collector calls, you can drop the envelope, marked ‘Defib’ into Mass in Holycross or Ballycahill over the weekend, give to Fr. Breen or Fr. Celsius or contact the number on the letter you received. All support is greatly appreciated.
St. Pio - The July meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held in the Abbey next Thursday night, 7th July at 8 p.m.
Congratulations - Congratulations to Richard Quinn, Gortnagow, Holycross and Patricia Fogarty, Parnell Street, Thurles on the occasion of their marriage in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Friday last. They are wished every success, good health and many years of wedded bliss.
Sympathy - Sympathy is extended to Philly Dwyer, Whitefort and Tadgh Dwyer, Grange on the death of their sister Josie Fanning, Two-Mile-Borris.
Summer Outing - The Active Retirement Group committee kindly ask those who intend travelling on the Summer outing arranged for Tuesday, 5th July to pay the full cost of the outing to either Rita Croke or Siobhan Hayes on this Friday, 1st July.
Death of Winifred O’Callaghan - The unexpected death occurred at her place of work, Ardeen Nursing Home, Thurles of Winifred O’Callaghan, Ballycurrane, Thurles and formerly of Cormackstown. Deceased wife of Pat was comparatively a very young woman only in her fifties and was about her daily chores in the Nursing Home when she became suddenly ill and succumbed. The news of her death came as a great shock to everyone who knew her. Winifred was well known, she was a conscientious and hard worker. She was an employee of St. Patrick’s College and the Hospital of the Assumption Thurles before coming to Ardeen and in each place was thought highly of by her employers, patients and anyone who had dealings with her found her kind, courteous and extremely helpful, especially to patients.
A member of the Thurles Branch of the Knights of Malta for many years, she volunteered her services and duly involved herself in their work of rendering medical aid where necessary, maybe on the sportsfield or perhaps during the Solemn Novena here. Winifred was often on duty in the Abbey over the years. She will be sadly missed, especially by her husband, son, daughters, mother and brothers to whom we offer our sympathy in their loss. Winifred’s remains were brought to the Abbey and following Requiem Mass concelebrated by six priests, Fr. Tierney being chief celebrant, her coffin draped in the red flag of the Knights of Malta, fellow members carried her remains to her resting place. Peace to her kindly soul. Chief mourners her husband Pat, twin daughters Laura and Paula, son David, mother, brothers, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, many relatives and friends.