Family Mass - The monthly Family Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Moyne on Sunday week, June 2nd at 10 a.m. Particularly remembered at the ceremony will be those doing their Junior and Leaving Certs. this year. Children are requested to bring good luck cards which will be placed on the altar during the Mass.
President’s Prize - The highlight of the Bridge year took place on Thursday, May 16th with the Presentation of the President’s Prize. Winner was Breda Brennan, 2nd Carmel Lonergan, 3rd Mick Kennedy, 4th Mary Moore, 5th Madge Russell, 6th Margaret Moran, 7th Marguerite Bowe, Joint 8th Paddy Moran, Joan Queally, John Joe Butler, 9th Peggy Gleeson, Joint 10th Mary Fennelly and Anna Kiely. Thanks to O’Gorman’s, Bohernacrusha for providing a splendid meal and to musician and singer Dan and Music Sound, Mountmellick for providing some fine entertainment. Congratulations to our outgoing President Mary Moore for keeping the Club flourishing over the past twelve months and many thanks to Timmy and Delia Cullen for providing such a welcoming and comfortable venue for our weekly game. Bridge will resume in mid September at the recently revamped Moyne Community Centre.
Late Fr. Stephen Carey - The death occurred peacefully on May 14th of Fr. Stephen Carey, Templetuohy who ministered for 46 years in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. He was born in 1938, son of the late Jimmy and Mary (nee Drennan) Carey. Having completed his education he studied for the priesthood at St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny and was ordained in 1962. In his youth he played many fine games for Moyne Templetuohy G.A.A. Having toiled tirelessly in God’s vineyard in the U.S.A. he returned to Templetuohy four years ago, where he assisted Fr. Murphy and Fr. O’Connell and also helped in adjoining parishes. He was diagnosed with a serious illness in early 2012 which he battled bravely since. Visiting the sick always came high on his list of priorities and now it was his own turn to be visited by his many friends. He was a devoted brother and an exemplary clergyman who was well prepared to enter his eternal home. The removal was from Grey’s Funeral Home to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templetuohy where G.A.A. members formed a Guard of Honour. Present were Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Fr. Pat Carey, Msgr. Maurice Dooley, Fr. Brian Flynn, Canon Eugene Everard, Fr. Séamus McEvoy and Fr. Pat Murphy.
Principal celebrant of his concelebrated Requiem Mass was Fr. Pat Murphy P.P., Fr. John Joe O’Rourke A.P. Gortnahoe, Fr. John Egan P.P. Lattin-Cullen, Fr. Phil Barry, Pallottine College, Fr. George Bourke P.P. Moycarkey, Fr. Ian Doyle, Fr. Pat Carey, Kilkenny, Fr. Liam Everard P.P. Borrisoleigh, Fr. Tom Fogarty, President St. Patrick’s College, Fr. John Killeen, Diocese of Camden, Fr. Joe Egan, P.P. Boherlahan, Fr. Paudie Corbett P.P. Loughmore, Fr. Jim Egan P.P. Knockavilla, Fr. Tom Lanigan-Ryan C.C. Thurles and Fr. John O’Connell A.P. Templetuohy Choir, as always provided a fine accompaniment to the ceremony. Fr. Stephen’s mortal remains were laid to rest in the family burial place in Templetuohy Cemetery. Deepest sympathy to his brothers Jim, Joe and Billy, sisters Peggy, Kitty, Biddy, Sr. Rita (Teresa) and Mary, fellow clergy of Camden and Cashel & Emly Dioceses, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Annual Outing - The annual outing will take place this year from July 5th to 8th to West Cork. Deposits are now being taken. For further details please contact Mary (086) 3739750 or Kay (087) 4150296.
Burma Challenge - The fourth evening of the Burma Challenge was held last Wednesday 15th, it was the Relay Challenge and what a sight it was to see all 15 teams with all five members of their team lined up in the sports field waiting to go to their respective change-over stations on The Burma circuit.
In the Relay event the 5th member of each team walked/jogged/ran their lst k, they were the walkers of week one but after just 4 weeks they are all jogging their 1k to hand over their baton to the next member of their team, so keep it up. According to the lead driver on the night, P.J. Ryan, the lead changed a good few times until finally J.J. Fitzgerald came in to view leading his team Kylemakill back into the field closely followed by Patrick Bowe (Derryfadda) to the delight of his team mates, Ballyduff were lead home by Patricia Ryan in third with Thomas Moore bringing home Rahealty in 4th, could be the team to watch out for on the final night as they have moved from 15th to 10th up to 7th.
The Leader Board did not change a lot with Derryfadda still on top at 220.06, Moyne Temple 221.45 holding on to second and previous leaders Kylemakill 225.28 up to third, Lisdonowly are only 45 sec. back in 4th. So now we are down to the final evening of the 10th Burma Challenge and no matter who gets the prizes this Wednesday the real winners are the 80 people who walked, jogged and carried the relay baton. For a lot of people this was a first time to do so, hopefully not the last as we may do it again next year.