Castlemahon Nov 23

Church Notices: Mass readers Feohanagh church 23rd Nov at 7.30pm is First Holy Communion programme.

Church Notices: Mass readers Feohanagh church 23rd Nov at 7.30pm is First Holy Communion programme.

Castlemahon church 24th Nov at 11.00am is from the First Holy Communion programme.

Eucharistic Ministers Feohanagh Church Mary Geary.

Castlemahon Church Agnes Normoyle.

Months mind mass: The months mind mass for Patsy Collum, Kilready who passed away on September 21st will take place in Castlemahon Church on this Friday November 22nd at 7.30pm.

Seven Steps: The next seven steps meeting will take place in Feohanagh sacristy on Monday Nov 25th at 7.30pm. All interested in taking part are welcome to attend.

Car Boot sale: The next car boot sale and indoor market in aid of our local community radio station West Limerick 102fm will take place on Sunday next November 24th at 9.00am in the community centre Newcastle West. Gates will open at 7.30am and admission is €2. Anyone interested can contact Marion on 087 6866450 or 069 66200.

Successful Launch of Mahoonagh Parish Annual 2013: The 33rd edition of the Mahoonagh parish annual was launched on Friday night last Nov 15th by Fr Michael Wall, Chaplin and Lecturer at Mary I College Limerick. The 124 page book was dedicated to the memory of three outstanding members of the history group, Margaret Doody Scully, May O’Connor and Paddy Roche and also to Fr John McSweeney author of Call me David, Bishop David Cremin A Memoir, who were all called to there eternal reward during the year. All four and all deceased members of the history group were remembered at a special memorial mass at 7.30pm celebrated by Fr John Duggan P.P and Con celebrants were Fr John Leonard, Fr Michael Wall and canon Donagh O’Malley. When mass was over all who attended were invited to the launch in the Parish Hall at 8.30pm. On behalf of the history group Eddie O’Sullivan warmly welcomed the good attendance present and thanked the four priests for celebrating the memorial mass early and all who attended the mass. He spoke briefly about the good people who passed away during the year and who will all be sadly missed and after which he introduced M.C Pat Normoyle who sincerely thanked the good contributors for once again put in writing stories of a historical nature reports on Parish events and supplying excellent photos to make up another interesting Parish Annual that would be read by all and especially our friends far away from home. There was apologies from An t-Athair Peadar De Búrca, Sr Mary Doody, Noreen O’Connor, Irene Ryan, Mary Roche and Sorcha Keane, Mallow and Nora Condon. From Texas came best wishes with the Annual and the launch from Michael and Natalie Fleming. Pat welcomed and introduced Fr Michael Wall and thanked him sincerely for obliging to perform the launch having only received a copy of the journal the previous day. In detail Fr Wall covered all the articles and contributors and was high in praise of the work done putting together Parish annuals for the 33 years. Other speakers were Fr John Duggan P.P Fr John Leonard, Canon Donagh O’Malley, Dr Pat O’Connor and Liam Irwin who were all very pleased and congratulated the history groups work not alone for the present generation but for generations to come. Following the launch a suitably inscribed Ardagh Limerick Crystal Bowl was presented to Fr Michael Wall and Liam O’Connor on behalf of his sister Noreen Presented Frank Phelan with a suitable bottle of wine from the ‘ Frank Phelan’ vineyard in France. Following the presentations all present enjoyed teas, sandwiches and cake served by the good ladies committee and with much thanks to Annette and Pat Coughlan and all the other good people who kindly prepared food for the occasion. Before the evening came to an end we had light entertainment that was enjoyed by all and with much thanks to the Stack family, Pat Cagney, Tom O’Donoghue and Roisín and Kevin Normoyle. Sincere thanks again to Fr Michael Wall and everyone who attended the memorial mass and who supported the launch, the excellent catering and the light entertainment. The annual is good value for €10 and is available in Newsagents shops in Castlemahon, Feohanagh, Dromcollogher, Broadford, Ballingarry and Newcastle West.

I.C.A : The guest at the meeting on November 25th at 8pm is Carmel Culhane who will bring 2 Christmas Cakes she will demonstrate the royal icing. She will raffle both these fully iced cakes afterwards. This meeting is open to the public the guild would appreciate a good turnout somebody could be going home with a Christmas cake made and iced. She will also ice some cup cakes. Hostesses for that night are Joan Mullane and Mary Phillips. Competition is for the nicest shoe. See you all on November 25.