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MASSES ONLINE: Granagh/Ballingarry Parish Masses will be via the Webcam - tune into Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 10am.   Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  All the Masses are recorded.    If you wish to contact the Parish office :- Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm,  phone 069 68661 or email: All Souls Mass:   Monday 1st Nov, 7.00pm;   Via the Webcam.    BEREAVEMENT MASS: Sunday 8th Nov; 10.30am:   For the annual November mass, where we remember the deceased of the whole parish, who have passed in the last twelve months.  It will be via the Webcam on CHOMHBHRÓN: We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Richard (Richie) Roche, Abbeyfeale,  who passed away peacefully at his home, on Wednesday, October 21st.    Richie is very sadly missed by his loving wife Trish, daughter Ava, son Mark, mother Mary, sisters Patricia and Teresa, brothers Paul, Denis and Michael, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and comrades in the Abbeyfeale Drama Group.  Mass was celebrated on Saturday in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale and he was laid to rest in Reilig Íde Naofa .    Granagh Macra members

will remember Richie well from his association with Monagea Macra and the many visits he paid to Talent Alive.

We also sympathise with Ann and the family on the death of Patsy Lynch, Castlemahon, on 23rd October, who passed peacefully, at St Catherine's Nursing Home. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, sons Thomas, Sean, Patrick and Michael, brother Con, relatives and friends. A private family funeral Mass was held in Castlemahon Church with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.   Patsy  and Ann were regular visitors to our afternoon tea dances.   Ar dheis Lamh Dé go raibh a nAnamacha Dilís. REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED: For the month of October, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-   Mary Hynes, Patricia Boyce, Bridie Cagney & Paddy Lynch, Granagh.   Catherine Monckton, Dan Sheahan & Thomas Hickey, Kilatal.   Bridget O'Brien, Graigacurra.   Nora Biggane Dunworth, Kilmore.   Nora Morrissey, Doorluss.   Mary Ellen McMahon, Coolruss.   Thomas O'Gorman, Knockfierna.             Billy O'Regan, Liskennett.  Thomas Bolster, Stylepark.  Johanna O'Gorman, Ballyelan.   Mary O'Connell, Milford.   Richard Barrett, Mitchelstown.   James Fitzgibbon & Patrick Sheehan, England.   Catherine McSweeney, Kerry.   Paddy & P.J. O'Donoghue, Banogue.   Anastasia Butler, Adare. CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES: Due to the effects of Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year, so we’re asking schools, families, friends & communities to #TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes online.    Each gift-filled shoebox is €20.                                                                    These donations will allow our network of local partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to purchase items for shoeboxes, which will then be delivered straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoeboxes are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they deliver is incredible.    Shoeboxes are given to children who are most vulnerable.                                                    In many cases this means children who are living in poverty, and these are identified with the help of charities, local churches or with the help of the local government.   The children may be from single parent families, they may have ill parents or maybe no parents at all.   Also, children living with disabilities/illness and those in orphanages and group homes. Although this year may be different, the need for shoebox gifts is more important than ever.    Spread the word and continue to bring joy to children affected by poverty. DID YOU KNOW:  25th Oct, 1952  - 'The Mousetrap' Opens In London's West End.

26th Oct, 1950 - Mother Teresa founds the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.27th Oct, 1960 - Singer, Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me". 28th Oct, 1929 - Wall Street crash ( Black Monday ). 29th Oct, 1945 - First ballpoint pen goes on sale, manufactured by Biro. 30th Oct, 1938 - 'War of the Worlds' radio play causes mass hysteria. 31st Oct, 1941 - The Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed.


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