St Munchin’s Nov 23

NATIONWIDE APPEAL FOR SINGERS: “Stars, Choirs and Carols” have launched a nationwide appeal for singers and choirs to join in breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘the most people singing Christmas Carols together in one location”.

NATIONWIDE APPEAL FOR SINGERS: “Stars, Choirs and Carols” have launched a nationwide appeal for singers and choirs to join in breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘the most people singing Christmas Carols together in one location”.

The event will take place in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin on Thursday December 19 between 7 pm and 9 pm and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. In addition to breaking the world record they are hoping to raise money on behalf of two worthwhile charities: Cliona’s Foundation and the Sanctuary.

Cliona’s Foundation provide financial assistance for families with critically ill children as featured in a recent Secret Millionaire programme. The Sanctuary, founded by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity for many people including some of the most vulnerable young people in our society

MARY BARRY - DEATH: The death has taken place unexpectedly in Connolly Hospital, Dublin, of Mary Barry nee Dillon, late of 1 Shelbourne Terrace, High Road, Thomondgate. Wife of the late Jerry she is sadly missed by her sons Tommy, Jerry and Peter, daughters Margaret and Marie, her ten grandchildren and two great grand-children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.

Mary who lived in Dublin for many years was a member of an old and well-known Thomondgate family – her parents were the late Tom and Madge (Goodwin) Dillon who resided in the Curragour Public House, Clancy Strand before taking up residence in Shelbourne Terrace. Mary and some of her brothers and sisters were born in the Curragour which at the time was owned by the Goodwin family.

She was predeceased by her brothers John, Tom and Paddy and is now survived and greatly regretted by her sisters Helen Hynes, Mungret, Geraldine Linnane, Woodlawn, Ballysimon and by her brother Anthony, Bray, Co Wicklow.

Many, many years ago her mother Madge embroidered a beautiful Altar Cloth which she donated to St Munchin’s Church. Down through the years it was in great use in our Church, especially for all of the Dillon family occasions such as Christenings, Weddings and funerals etc. In more recent years it was presented back to the family and is now in the procession and care of daughter Geraldine. Being very special to the family the Altar Cloth is still used for all their special occasions and was placed on the Altar in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Crumlin, Dublin when Mary’s Requiem Mass was celebrated. Her cremation ceremony took place in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and former neighbours in Thomondgate. We offer our sincere sympathy to her immediate and extended family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a Anam dilis.

MOUNT ST LAURENCE CEMETERY: Each Sunday throughout the month of November different parishes gather in Mount St Laurence Cemetery to pray for the deceased. This Sunday November 24 it will be the turn of St Munchin’s / St Lelia’s parish to facilitate the prayers. We invite people from all other parishes to come and join us at 3 pm. in Mount St Lawrence as we remember and pray for our deceased loved ones.

WEDDING: The marriage took place in St Munchin’s Church when Sandra O’Callaghan and Thomas Slattery exchanged their marriage vows. Sandra is daughter of Esther and the late Eugene O’Callaghan, Caherdavin Lawn, and Thomas is son of Breda and the late Michael Slattery, Kennedy Park. Fr Tom Carroll PP Parteen/Meelick, was the celebrant. Soloist Mary Murphy provided the beautiful singing throughout the ceremony. She was accompanied by organist Molly Prendergast.

Sandra’s sister Linda O’Callaghan and her niece Leeanne O’Callaghan were bridesmaids. Six year old Katie O’Callaghan, niece of the bride was the very pretty flowergirl. Shaun O’Leary friend of the groom was Bestman, while Mark Quinn brother-in-law of the bride and Shane Slattery son of the groom were Groomsmen. The important job of pageboy was carried out by four year old Dylan Lysaght.

The first lesson was read by Sara Madden friend of the bride, and the second lesson was read by Margaret Murnane sister of the groom. The prayers of the faithful were delivered by Lynda Slattery, Michelle Costello, James Slattery and Michael Quinn. The Offertory Gifts were presented at the Altar by Breda Slattery sister of the groom and Kimberly McNamara daughter of the groom.

The couple invited approximately one hundred and thirty guests to their wedding reception in the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road where they were entertained by the music from “Two Hearts”.

Sandra and Thomas have now returned from their honeymoon in Praya de Rocha, Portugal.

MEDJUGORJE: A pilgrimage to Medjugorje has been organised to take place from May 28 to June 5, 2014. Cost of the pilgrimage is €659 and 5O% discount applies if booked before January l, 2014. A deposit of €50 secures a place. Half board accomodation quiet close to St James Church. Please contact Martin at 061-325872 or 086-7834443.

RECENT DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Sal Clancy, whose death occurred in America, on their recent bereavement. May she Rest in Peace.