First Friday - This Friday, (First Friday), Masses as follows: St. Kevins Church, Littleton 9am, N.B. Patrons no evening Mass. St. James Church, Two-Mile-Borris 10am. St. Peters in Chain Church, 9am.
The Late Jimmy Maher
The death has taken place on June 22nd of Jimmy Maher, Coolenbee, Ballydavid, Littleton. His remains were removed from Ardeen Nursing Home, Thurles to the Church of St. Kevin’s, Littleton. Requiem Mass on Monday followed by burial in Ballymoreen Cemetery. Deeply mourned by his sister Katie (Mason), nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Leigh, Two-Mile-Borris native Tim Bowe contributed a two page article to the recent Irish Independent John F. Kennedy “JF Stories” supplement commemorating the late American President’s visit to Ireland in 1963. The article entitled “The Guards & Jack” chronicled the crucial part played by the Garda Siochana in security, traffic and transport on that occasion.
The well researched article is vivid, poignant and at times comical about the background to the visit and the work of the state guardians at the various locations. It gives first hand memories of the Gardai who were employed in the arrangements. Tim has contributed many articles in recent years to the Moycarkey-Coolcroo history, Hillside Views and many Garda Publications. Tim is a retired Sergeant and now lives in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, with his wife Breda (nee Dunne of Thurles) and a former teacher in Two-Mile-Borris N.S. He is Secretary of the Cork City Garda Siochana Retired Members Association. In his youth Tim, a member of the well know athletic family, the Bowes of Leigh, was himself a top class cross country runner.
Summer collection for the priests will be held at the Masses next weekend. Use one of the envelopes you received or extra envelopes are available in the porches. We ask everyone to contribute so that we can reach the target set by the diocese for these collections.
All cheques for church collections should be made payable to Moycarkey Parish or Moycarkey/Borris/Littleton Parish. Do not make your cheque payable to the priests as the bank will only lodge cheques to the account to which they are made payable.
The Community Alert Group will hold a meeting on Monday, 15th July in Pouldine Hall at 8.30pm. Everyone in the parish is welcome. Come along and see how the Community Text Alert Area Initiative is going and sign up. If you cannot make the meeting, application forms are still available from Littleton Co-Op.