CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Pamela McCarthy the 7pm on Saturday evening, and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.
NEWSLETTER: The children from the National School produced copies of the Parish Newsletter last weekend, copies were available in the church last weekend. Green Schools is once again to the fore, the theme this year is Global Citizenship and dealing with litter and waste. Global Citizenship is learning the cultures of people from other countries especially those of the third world, there will be a Green Schools week from February 17th to 19th.
PLAY EXTENDED: The Hillside Players have extended the run of the comedy “Second Honeymoon” by Sam Cree for a further 3 nights in the Community Centre, dates are Wednesday February 5th, Thursday 6th and Saturday 8th curtain 8pm sharp. It is advisable to book seats in advance, line open from Wednesday to Saturday 5.30 to 7.30pm 087-765 5771, admission : Adults €8 Children €3.
The Canavour Players, Ballinvreena continue their run of “Its the Real McCoy” this week February 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 with curtain at 8.30pm in the Community Centre, Ballinvreena.
WALKS: Ballyhoura Bears have two “A” walks this Sunday February 9th, there will be a strenuous walk over the Boggeragh Mountains 6-7 hours, meet outside the Catholic School in Millstreet at 9am, names in advance to Mary Finn, 087-773 2131. The “A” moderate will start from Kilfinane at 10am, 087-656 9224. the “B” walk starts from Glenroe Community Centre at 11am, 3-4 hours duration, 087-793 4958.
The Thursday night walks for the month of February will start from Lisvarrinane at 7.30. The Saturday walk starts from Ardpatrick, Community Centre at 11am.
BEREAVEMENTS: There was general sadness in the locality when people heard of the passing of Sean O’ Dwyer of Upper Sunville, he died on January 27th at Marie Goretti Nursing Home, Kilmallock, he was aged 89 years. A very popular man and great company, he was predeceased by his wife Nora. The late Sean worked for many years in England, returned home and was employed in the forestry department for almost 30 years. Very big crowds attended his removal and burial. Remains were removed from McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Kilfinane, to Ardpatrick Church on Wednesday night of last week, burial took place to the Hill Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Thursday, the chief celebrant was Rev. Fr. Anthony Bluett, Ardpatrick, assisted by Rev. Fr. Gerard McNamara, Bulgaden, Rev. Fr. Ray Kelly, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, and Rev. Fr. Tom Greene, Ballylanders.
Sympathy is extend to son Pat, his wife Aileen, daughters, Mrs Maureen Gilsenan and family, Mrs Julie Roche and family, many relatives, friends and life-long friend John Horgan. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to George Douglas and family of Bawnmore on the recent death of his mother Mrs Maureen Douglas of Dromina. May she rest in Peace.