Easter ceremonies well attended: Though the weather was very cold during Holy Week, the Easter ceremonies were well attended in both Castlemahon and Feohanagh Churches. The week started with the Rite of Reconciliation and Confessions on Monday night with the Holy Communion children and their parents. Thanks to Fr John Duggan for preparing the children for their First Confessions as they now look forward to their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4 at the 11am Mass. Good numbers were present on Holy Thursday night for the Mass of the last Supper which included the the washing of the feet for the 12 apostles. On Good Friday the celebration of our Lord’s Passion was held in Feohanagh Church at 3pm and the way of the cross took place at Castlemahon Church at 7.30pm. The Easter Triduum came to a close with the Easter Vigil which include the lighting of the Paschal Candle and Renewal of Baptismal Vows at 8pm in both Churches on Saturday night. On Easter Sunday morning the Mass in Castlemahon took place at 10am and the Mass at Feohanagh took place at 11am. For the success of the week’s ceremonies, Fr Duggan thanked all who attended and gave of their time. Last but not least, we have great appreciation for our Parish Priest Fr Duggan for organising everything so well and for the smooth running of all the Holy Week ceremonies.
First Friday: Friday next April 5 is the first Friday of the month and Mass will be in Castlemahon Church at 9am and in Feohanagh Church at 11.30am. There will be Confessions in both Churches before Mass.
Trocaire boxes: This year marks the 40th year of Trocaire, having been established in 1973 to help families in the poorest parts of the world. All households would have received a Trocaire box for Lent and your generous support enables them to help many poor people throughout the globe. Boxes can be returned at weekend Masses and all support big or small goes a long way and will be very much appreciated.
Parish Mission meeting April 10: Fr Seamus Enright of the Redemptorist Fathers addressed a good attendance of parishoners at a meeting in Coolgroe on Wednesday, March 20 in connection with preparation for the forthcoming Mission from April 20 to April 25. During Mission Week there will be morning Mass at each Church at 7am and 10am and evening Mass in Feohanagh at 7pm and Castlemahon at 8.30pm. Special themes as follows: Sunday evening will be Church and lay participation, the vine and its branches. Thursday’s theme will be the role of the family, education, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, family friends, adored and the faithful departed. Friday evening will be the community evening involving all Parish organisations, Parish groups and local community workers. To continue with preparations another meeting will take place in Coolgroe on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm. Your support and the support of your family will be appreciated.