SUMMER TIME COMMENCES: As Summer time commences on Sunday morning next, March 31, all clocks go forward by one hour on Saturday night, and as we move into April we will have longer evenings and hopefully good weather .
HOLY WEEK TRIDIUM: Thursday, March 28 in Castlemahon church only, Celebration of Our Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.30pm. Good Friday in Feohanagh Church only, celebration of Our Lords Passion at 3pm, Way of the Cross in Castlemahon Church only at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil in Feohanagh Church at 8pm, and Easter Vigil in Castlemahon Church at 8pm. Easter Sunday, Mass in Castlemahon Church at 10am and Mass in Feohanagh at 11am.
READERS FOR HOLY WEEK: Holy Thursday at 7.30pm in Castlemahon Church, Maria Barrett, Good Friday in Feohanagh Church at 3pm James Stack, Maura Cussen, Fiona Buckley, Ann M. Lomasney.
Holy Saturday in Feohanagh Church at 9pm Pat O’Donnell, Rory O’Donnell, Don Doody and Joan Geary and in Castlemahon Church at 9pm B. Ryan, Patricia Curtin, Renee Barrett, David Cremin.
Easter Sunday in Castlemahon Church at 10am, Mary Kelly and in Feohanagh Church at 11am Sean Lane.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: Holy Thursday in Castlemahon at 7.30pm Denis O’Connor, Good Friday in Feohanagh at 3pm, Angela Sheehy. Holy Saturday in Castlemahon at 8pm Agnes Normoyle and Claire O’Mahony. Holy Saturday in Feohanagh at 8pm Mary O’Donnell. Easter Sunday in Castlemahon at 10am Chrissie Roche and in Feohanagh at 11am Bridie Scanlan.
HOLY WEEK INVITATION: During Holy Week you and your family and friends are invited to attend the above ceremonies, spend time together as a family, reflect on some of the influences on our family life, and also make contact with your wider family, your friends and your parish community.
EASTER GREETINGS: Wishing a happy and enjoyable Easter to all and a Cead Mile Failte to all home on holidays for the Easter break and hope you will enjoy the break with your family and friends. Easter greetings to all our readers and contributors of news items and also to the management and staff of the Weekly Observer.
EASTER DUES: On this weekend March 30 and 31 the Easter Dues envelope collection will be taken up in Castlemahon and in Feohanagh. Your generous support as always will be appreciated.
LIL KELLY (NEE FITZGIBBON) RIP: The death took place on March 15 in Australia of Lil Kelly (nee Fitzgibbon) late of Coolengorman. Lil was the last of the Fitzgibbon family of five whose homeplace was at Coolygorman, Feohanagh. She was predeceased by her brother Bill, her sister Sr. Jerome of the Convent of Mercy in Australia, her sister Sr. Michael Mary of the Convent of Mercy in Bantry, and her sister Peg Keating. The funeral took place in Australia and our sympathy to her family, cousins Sr. Mary Lynch, Con and Pasty Lynch, Ballinakill more, Josie Fitzgibbon, Clonmore and Nancy in England, nephews and nieces and relatives. May she rest in peace.
BEREAVEMENT: The death took place on Marcy 15, of Eileen Mullane (nee Mullane) Cloncon, Ballagh and the removal was on Sunday evening from Sexton’s Funeral Home to Raheenagh Church. Following 12.30pm Requiem Mass on Monday the burial took place in Killeedy Cemetery. Sympathy to her husband Jack and family, and the Mullane family, Ahawilk, Feohanagh. May she rest in peace.
ANN DALY (NEE SMART) RIP: Following her recent illness, Ann Daly (nee Smart) passed away peacefully at her home in Howard Place, Castlemahon in the early hours of the morning of St. Patrick’s Day in the good care of her husband Joe and their family. During her illness she received good help also from kind neighbours and nurses and staff of Milford Palliative Care. Ann and Joe came to live in Castlemahon’s Village new dwelling house in 2003 at No. 1 Howard Place, called after a long established Castlemahon Howard family. The new two storey dwellings replaced the neatly kept single storey houses, where Jack and Nora Howard were the last to live in one of them and Tom and Kathleen Howard and their two sons were next door where Kathleen was the last to reside. She passed away in the Nursing Home in January 2004 in her 97th year. The three new two storey dwellings that replaced the old houses are called “Howard Place”. The removal was on Monday night from Reidy’s Funeral Home to Castlemahon Church and the 12.30pm Requiem Mass on Tuesday was celebrated by Fr. John Duggan PP. Fr Duggan welcomed all present, relatives, neighbours and especially all who came long distances like Limerick city and Askeaton to attend the funeral Mass. Among the symbols associated with Ann’s life and brought to the altar were a photo of Ann and Joe who were married for 53 years, and a trophy one of the many Ann and Joe won for ballroom dancing, a pastime they loved so well. Music and singing was provided by Marion Matthews and good neighbour Tom O’Donoghue also played at the end of the Mass. Family and friends helped with readings, Prayers of the Faithful and taking up of gifts. Fr Duggan knew Ann as a woman very devoted to the Mass and was always so grateful to him when he visited with the Sacraments during her illness. A person of very quiet disposition, close to God and committed to her faith. At the end of Mass he thanked all who attended, all the readers and all who helped during the Mass, musicians Marion and Tom, altar servers and Sacristan. After Mass the burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West. Deepest sympathy to husband Joe, daughters Annette and Jacqueline, grandchildren, sons-in-law, relatives and all the extended family. May she rest in peace.
BAGS FOR BABIES: Please help we are collecting handbags in good condition, purses, costume jewellery and scarves, they will be going on sale in the Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West on April 14, and all funds will be going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the Neonatal Unit Maternity Hospital, Limerick. A number of places have been designated as drop off points for goods, Coughlan’s Castlemahon, Younique Beauty Salon, His & Hers, Lauris Hair Salon, CoCoom Beauty Salon all in Newcastle west, the Corner House, Dromcollgher, Tic Toc Creche, Newcastle west and the crèches in Broadford and Kilcolman and the playschool in Ashford. The organisers are appealing for donations or spot prizes for the event which is to benefit two very deserving causes.