Lent - In the Abbey on Wednesday, March 9th Ash Wednesday Masses are at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. and the blessed ashes will be distributed. During Lent, morning Mass will be at 10 a.m., no evening Mass. In Ballycahill, morning Mass at 9 a.m. evening Mass Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Sympathy - Sympathy is extended to Ann O’Dwyer, Beakstown on the death of her mother, Nancy Jordan, Connolly Terrace, Stradavoher, Thurles; sympathy also to Ann Marie Walsh, The Village on the death of her uncle Sean Russell, Canada and formerly of Ballyduag, Thurles and sympathy to Eileen O’Regan, The Green on the death of her mother, Kitty Fogarty, St. Brendan’s Tce., Thurles.
Late Donie Shanahan - In addition to the Moycarkey flag draping his coffin, inadvertenly omitted from the obituary notice were the flags of Galbertstown which also draped the coffin.
Lenten Food Appeal - A project undertaken by parishioners and the local clergy was the weekly donation of a specific item of food and at the end of Lent the collection was conveyed to those most deprived and in need. Again this Lent, you are kindly asked for Pasta, you can bring it with you to the Abbey when going to Mass on this Sunday - a box will be available to put the pasta in. This project over the past number of years has been most successful, parishioners were very generous and no doubt will be likewise this year.
St. Vincent de Paul - A special thank you to the organisers, Dallas Pitout, Belinda Ryan, Sharon O’Connor and supporters of the recently held fundraiser which was held in O’Gorman’s Pub, Bohernacrusha. Funds raised locally will benefit those in need in this locality.
Local Drama Group Success - The group who are on the festival circuit with their play ‘Lovers in Versaille’, played to an enthusiastic audience in Rush, Co. Dublin. They were very happy with their adjudicator’s remarks. The play was placed 3rd in their section, whilst Jacquie Lacey was awarded Best Supporting Actress, her mother Diane was nominated as supporting actress. Derick Doherty received the adjudicators special Award and Tommy Lanigan was nominated Best Supporting Actor and Pat McGrath, Producer was nominated as Best Director. The group travel to Mt. Mellick this week where they again will be performing. We wish them continued success.