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Happy Easter to One & All.

FITNESS CLASSES:

Change of VENUE for next class, meet up at the Soccer Field, Thursday 20th, 7.30 - 8.15pm:

​A​ll fitness levels welcome​d.

CHOMHBHRÓN:

Our sincere sympathies to the family of Hannie Murphy, Kingsland who died unexpectedly but peacefully at her home, with her family. Loving wife of Johnny, and mother of Catherine, Mary, Ita and Seamus. Very deeply regretted by her sisters, Kitty Bateman, Nellie Sheahan, sons-in-law John and John, daughter-in-law Aileen, her adoring grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass held on Sunday 16th, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.

We also sympathise with the family of Julia Enright who died peacefully on April 9th at her home in Kilmore. Wife of the recently deceased Jim. Survived by her sons Tom, Oliver, Seamus and J.J. and daughters Kay and Helen, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass held on Monday April 17th, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Go mbeidh leaba i measc na Naómh acu.

EASTER CEREMONIES:

It was great to see such good crowds at all the ceremonies. The Liturgy group went to great lengths to increase the number of people participating in the ceremonies i.e. those who presented the Holy Oils, dressed the Altar, narrators and readers and those who volunteered for the Washing of the Feet. The Liturgy group also decorated the Altar for each ceremony finishing with a beautiful Easter Garden on Sunday morning. Many thanks also to the adult and children's choirs, with organist Roisín, for enhancing the ceremonies. Our Altar servers are a credit, they are always respectful and are so well trained - many Churches now do not have children available to serve Mass these days.

Of course we cannot forget our Sacristan, Kathleen Twomey, who is ever present and keeps Fr. Dan on the straight and narrow.

The highlight of Easter morning is welcoming the babies who have been baptised during the year. Well done to the volunteers on the Baptismal team - Claire English, Fiona Griffin, Norma Hanrahan, Aileen Murphy and Fiona Purtill. This year we had eight babies present, to be introduced to the parish. Well done to the parents for getting them out so early.

We sincerely welcome: -

Molly Jane Cahill with her parents Bridget & Michael. Donagh Francis Carroll with parents Stephanie & Mike. Adam Patrick Clancy with parents Jeanette Brown & Padráig Clancy. Niall Thomas Kiely with parents Rosemary & Vincent. Emma Jane McMahon with parents Karis & Eamon. Lily Kate Mullane with parents Amy & Ger. Caoimhe Mary Sheehy with parents Patricia & Paudie. Noah Michael Twomey with parents Linda & Robert. Two babies couldn't attend on the day - Dean Patrick Fitzgibbon and Ellie Mae O'Halloran.

EASTER BIRTHDAYS:

We send our heartiest congratulations to Essie Chawke who celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday along with Michael Daffy who celebrated his 80th. Wishing them both continued good health to enjoy many more celebrations.

HEART SCREENING:

Pulsewave Ireland had to cancel their date last week, they will now be attending the Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday 19th April, 11am - 8pm. They will check blood pressure, heart rhythm, arterial flexibility and blood flow. €30pp. Call Jim 087-7151623 for appointment.

' CRY ' 2017:

This year Monagea are remembering Niamh and Darra in the ' West Limerick Endurance 125 ' on Saturday 29th April. For cycling fanatics, they have four different routes - 125km, 110km, 70km and 25km. $25 for Cycling Ireland members ( €5 Insurance fee for non-members). Registration online: Early Bird Cycling Ireland members - €20. Non CIM €25.

Walkers and Runners have a choice of 5km or 10km routes, €10 entry fee. Parking and registration in Monagea Community Centre from 7.30am, event begins at 9am. Queries to - desmondsportivecc@gmail.com. Organised and funded by Volunteers & Sponsors, no expenses retained.

HATHA YOGA:

An introduction to Yoga, will be held in the Community Centre, Sunday 7th May at 12pm for a duration of 75 mins, at a cost of €10. This is your opportunity to find out what Hatha Yoga is all about and whether you would be interested in doing a course of classes​. With this introductory session you will get a idea of ​the different positions and the breathing. ​

Hatha means ‘Union’ and the intention of th​e​ class is to unify your mind and body.

​ ​People love the relaxed feeling they get from Hatha yoga.​ ​

​For more information, ​e-mail: - eileen@sheehanei.com​ or contact 086 - 7953239​. Bring a Mat and Blanket.

TLC 3:

Many thanks to those who turned up on Saturday for the annual clean-up and those who already had some done on Friday. Thanks to Richard O'Donoghue for arriving with the bags, pickers and high viz vests and for arranging collection of bags.

MISSION:

Dates 7th - 12th May. Early morning Mass at 7.30am in Granagh for those on the way to work. A later Mass at 10.00am in Ballingarry every morning. The Mission teams will visit each Church in the evenings -​ Ballingarry 6.30pm and Granagh 8pm.

​Everyone welcome to join in, whenever time suits. ​

KNOCKFIERNA WALK:

​A fine crowd turned up on Easter Monday for one of Pat O'Donovan's guided hill walks of Cnoc Na Firínne. It was a beautiful evening, we made it to the very top and arrived back at the Famine Rock as the sun was setting. Lots of walkers taking advantage of the fine evening and the loop walks. Next walk will take place on May Eve at 7pm. ​

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