May 18

CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Saturday evening is Mary Doody with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley with basket collector Michael Manley.

CHURCH AFFAIRS: The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Saturday evening is Mary Doody with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley with basket collector Michael Manley.

The reader for Ashford Mass this Sunday morning is Helen Dagnall with Eucharistic Ministers Mike Deely and Catherine Begley with basket collector Liam Kelly.

The Mass server for Ashford church this Sunday is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon.

The Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration continues on Fridays in Ashford church from 10am to 7pm and will continue throughout the year and all are welcome to join same and spend a little time in prayer.

SPRING CLEAN: Killeedy Bord Na Nog are organising a fundraising campaign at the Community Hall in Raheenagh on this Sunday May 19th. All are welcome to participate so declutter and spring clean your home and drop all your unwanted and saleable items at the hall before the above date. Come along on the day and browse among all the bargains, furniture, books, toys, C.D’s, D.V.D’S etc something for all ages, and a bargain is welcome at any time.

WEDDING BELLS: The wedding took place on Saturday May 4th in St Ita’s church Kilmeedy of Adrian Lenihan Glenduff only son of Liam and Helen to Joanne Daly daughter of Tony and Esther. The celebrants were Canon Seamus Ambrose and Fr John Keating P.P Killeedy. The stunning bride Joanne had as chief bridesmaid Deirdre Lehane and bridesmaid Louise Sheehan, Siobhan O’Sullivan and Ciara Lenihan. The dashing groom Adrian had Finbar Cussen as bestman and Groomsmen Noel Lenihan, John Lenihan and Killian Lynch. The flowergirls were Katie Quaid and Caoimhe Quaid with pageboy Josh Joyce. It was a beautiful ceremony with readers Caroline Quaid and Conrad Daly. The prayers of the faithful were recited by Mark Daly, James Noonan, Steven Cussen, Katie Naughton, Annie Noonan. The offertory procession by Esther Daly and Helen Lenihan with the communion reflection recited by Rani Daly. Music in the church was by the Wright Sisters. The beautiful ceremony over. The bride and groom with family and a large wedding party travelled to the lavish reception in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine where all dined, wined and danced the night away. To Adrian and Joanne congratulations and best wishes from this moment onwards forever and always. May ye only know joy and happiness.

CEILI: The monthly ceili at Halla Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla is scheduled for this Friday May 17th. Music by Taylor’s Cross with dancing from 9:30pm to 1am. Light refreshments served to all and all are welcome to waltz along, dance the night away.

MAY FAIR: The annual May Fair Vintage Rally in aid of Dromcollogher Respite Centre takes place this coming Sunday May 19th. As is the norm all donations accepted for the various stalls and all large saleable items can be collected. Also all wishing to book a stall or car boot etc are welcome to dial 063-83934. Please support same on the day.

HOLY CROSS: The annual St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles takes place on Sunday May 26th. This special day in May is now a national day of devotion to St Pio when all pilgrims from far and near pray and meditate in the serene surrounds of the St Pio garden’s at Holy Cross Abbey. A coach will depart the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9:30am picking up pilgrims en route. All info and booking contact Pat at 069-62306.

LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development Lotto results from May 9th with numbers drawn 3, 8, 11 and 13 and there was no jackpot winner. The match three for €75 was divided between Mikey Cullam seller Eddie Carmody and Noreen Downey Snr seller Willie O’Brien. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Lisa O’Flynn seller Neil Casey, Jerry O’Brien seller Willie O’Brien, Kit Neville seller Damo Breen, George Magwood seller Eddie Carmody. This week’s draw takes place in the pub in Raheenagh for a jackpot of €5,400 with lines on sale at €2 each or three for €5.

CARDS: Congratulations to Friday night card winners from the social card game namely Willie O’Brien Ballintubber and Willie Walsh Ashford. All are very welcome to gamble along to this social game.

HOLY COMMUNION: A very special place to be on Sunday last was Killeedy with a First Holy Communion ceremony in both churches Ashford to Raheenagh and performed by Fr John Keating P.P. The first Holy Communion ceremony in Ashford was at the 10:30am Mass where Jodie Kelly and Liam Sheahan were the two communicants. The second ceremony was in Raheenagh at 12 noon and the following received their First Holy Communion namely Paul Begley, Katelyn Clifton, Maeve Harnett, Eve Kelly, James Magner Flynn, Sarah Kate O’Connor, Sadie Mullane, Emma Staunton and Conor Walsh. The choir was magnificent and the churches looked splendid for this special event. All the communicants participated in the ceremony and were wonderful displaying the excellent tutition they received from their teachers. Also all were a credit to their parents and schools. All communicants were blessed as Fr John Keating has that special bond with children encouraging all to reach their potential. Congratulations to all on their special day and may their memories of same forever stay green.

KILLEEDY M.C. CHARITY GROUP: We are a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts, who with the support of some family and friends have come together to organise a motorcycle poker run on Saturday 25th May starting in Raheenagh and finishing in Ashford Co. Limerick with the aim of raising money for pieta house - The Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide.

Pieta House is a non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming. Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, opened in Lucan, Co Dublin, in January 2006. Since then, they have also opened two outreach centres in Tallaght, Dublin 24, and Finglas, Dublin 11, as well as two centres of excellence in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, and Limerick at Ardaulin Mungret. Phone: 061-484444 Centre Manager: Nora Conway.

90% of income comes from fundraising events, Pieta house rely heavily on the support and encouragement of volunteers and the friends of Pieta.

Killeedy M.C. charity group would be very appreciative if you could make a contribution to this poker run by way of cash donation, or spot prize of your choice or by purchasing tickets for the raffle which will take place in the village inn Ashford on the night of the run. Tickets are €5.00 each or a book of three for €10.00

A poker run is an organized event where participants, using motorcycles, and paying an entry fee of €10, must visit five checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. The event has a time limit, however the participants are not timed—winning is purely a matter of chance.

If you have any queries please contact Richie on 086 8308893.

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