closing ceremony : On Friday 24th May, we had the closing ceremony for St. Joseph’s Secondary School. The Sisters of Mercy established the school in 1868 and down through the years they have provided quality education to generations of students. It was a truly emotional and nostalgic occasion as Archbishop Clifford celebrated the Mass of thanksgiving. Fr. Beatty preached the Homily and we had memorable sharings from Dr. John O’Brien-Chairman of the Board of Management, Sister Mercy O’Dea-former Principal, Ms. Anne Kelleher-Trustee CEIST, John Kinsella-Principal of St. Joseph’s and new Principal of Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa-Ms. Eilis Casey. The conclusion of the reflection summed up the occasion “let us bless and honour this place-St. Josephs-a place of faith and fellowship; of integrity and education; a place of dialogue and discourse; of meeting and memory; of joy and laughter; of security and growth, a place that shaped us irrevocably in the core values of Jesus Christ. Let us thank God for this good place-St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Doon”. Thanks to THE SISTERS OF MERCY, Doon for all that you have contributed in the field of education down through the years. Thanks to everybody involved in what was a truly memorable celebration.
All good wishes to our Leaving and Junior Cert students as they commence their exams in St. Fintan’s Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Secondary School on Wed. 5th June.
Obituaries: Willie Quigley, Croughmakeen, who was laid to rest on Sat. 25th May. PJ Coyle, Cappamore & formerly Doon, who was laid to rest on Tue. 28th May. May they rest in peace. Sympathy to the bereaved.
Anniversaries & Months Minds: 15th/16th June: 6:30pm Jimmy Griffin & brothers Joe, Bill, Tom, Mick & Parents
9am Jack Buckley, Glengar.
10am John Joe Fahey, Carnahalla.
11am Fr. Joe Ryan, Carnahalla & New Jersey.
The Galtee Challenge 2013: Thanks to all 400 walkers and all who supported them. Congratulations to Bridie Stapleton winner of the digital camera on the day. A special word of thanks to Kathy & Gerry Kelly for a great night’s entertainment. Please return all sponsorship cards to Tom Hayes as soon as possible.
Lough Derg Pilgrimage: Sat 3rd Aug. leaving Oola @ 6:15am & Pallasgreen @ 6:30am. Contact Bridget O’Driscoll (061) 384499.
The Gathering: will be held in Doon on Fri. 20th, Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd Sept. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the event, contact any of the officers: Chairperson: Fr. Tony Ryan, Secretary: Marie Duggan, Treasurer: Siobhan O’Donnell or leave suggestions in box in Community Centre or in Church.
Doon ICA: will hold a meeting on Thur. 13th June @ 8pm in the Community Centre.
Doon Tidy Towns: just a reminder-adjudication for this year’s National Competition takes place during the month of June. All households and business premises proprietors are requested to have their properties presented in the best possible fashion. Extra points are awarded for window boxes, hanging baskets and colourful displays. Everybody can play their part in keeping Doon litter free. Let’s all play our part.
Doon Annual Cemetery Mass: will take place on Fri. 26th July at 7:30pm.
Doon GAA: Lotto-3rd Jun. no’s drawn 8-21-22-25, no winner. Next week’s draw will be held in Whelan’s Bar, jackpot €10,200. Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to everyone who supported & helped at our collection last weekend €1,081.34 was contributed. Fixtures: Co. Senior C/Ship Doon v Na Piarsaigh on Sun. 16th @ 3:30pm in Kilmallock. U14 C/Ship Doon v Pallasgreen on Wed. 12th @ 7pm in Pallasgreen. Feile Updates: Our Best Wishes Programme is going to print on Mon. 10th June, if anyone wishes to give a best wish for €5 please contact Patricia Murphy.