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REST IN PEACE, MARY ITA.












CHOMHBHRÓN:
Our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Mary Ita Twomey (née Barry), Kilatil and formerly of Dromtrasna South, Abbeyfeale, who passed away peacefully on September 13th, after a short illness at University Hospital. Predeceased by her brothers, Eddie and Denis.
Very deeply regretted by her husband Richie, daughters Teresa and Johanna, sons Eddie and Richard, son in law Gerard, daughter in law Carol, Richards partner Elaine, adoring grandchildren Siobhán, Shannon, Conor, and Rebecca, brother John, other relatives, kind neighbours and her many friends.
Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday in St Joseph's Church, Granagh, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Mary Ita was remembered by everyone as kind, caring and gentle. She came from a job in the city to working on the farm and this year she and Richie were married forty six years. She had a strong devotion to her faith, she was a member of our Holy Hour team and Knock was her favourite place of pilgrimage. Johanna described her as one of life's living angels. No doubt she will be sadly missed, but she will still be keeping an eye on everyone from her heavenly home. Ar dheis lamh Dé go raibh a hanam dilís.

SPECIAL MEETING:
A Meeting has been arranged for this Friday night, 24th September, at 7:30pm in the Rock Bar, about an upcoming fundraiser, in aid of the Tierney family Knockfierna. All are welcome.

AGM TIME:
Remember the date - Tuesday 28th Sept, 8pm. Granagh Development Association will be holding their AGM. We are looking for new members to help us out. Is there anyone available to help out with the officer jobs, our Chairperson & Treasurer have completed their terms of office and our Secretary will be on maternity leave for the coming year ! There are plenty of projects that could be done but, for that, we need more people on our committee. To borrow from JFK - " Ask not what your Parish can do for you - Ask what YOU can do for your Parish. "
PETITION:
People are urged to sign the “Healthy Planet Healthy People” petition, as a key action we can take for this Season of Creation. Pope Francis hopes to be able to take a million signatures to Glasgow.
Two very important UN Conferences coming up in the Autumn;- COP15 (on Biodiversity, due to take place in China) and COP26 (on climate change, in Glasgow). Hopefully we can influence world leaders to take the urgent action that is needed. The petition calls on world leaders to - Tackle the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis together. Limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and promise no more biodiversity loss. Ensure equitable global action, including support for those most affected. Protect and respect human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in climate and biodiversity action.
Sign the Petition online at - www.thecatholicpetition.org

THINK BEFORE U FLUSH:
Every day thousands of wet wipes, cotton buds, sanitary products and other unsuitable items are flushed down toilets in Ireland instead of being put in the bin. This causes costly blockages in our homes, businesses and wastewater systems, ultimately leading to sewer overflows and plastic pollution in rivers, on beaches and in the ocean. These items do not disintegrate, they are not physically removed in waste treatment plants, nor are they chemically broken down. Everyone can help out here to make sure the following Dirty Dozen items are not flushed down the toilet - Cotton buds, Facial wipes, Baby wipes, Cleansing pads, Medicines, Cigarettes, Plasters, Nappies, Toilet roll tubes and all Sanitary products. They should All be binned. That only leaves the 3P's to be flushed - pee, poo & paper !!

ANOTHER BOOK:
Author Pat McLoughlin, Newcastle West has just launched his fourth book in four years, ' Just One More Thing'.
This new collection of stories tell tales of love, loss, trials and triumphs with unexpected twists. The proceeds from all his books are generously donated to St. Ita's Hospital. The book is available in Hayes' Newcastle West, Garvey's Rathkeale and O'Mahony's Limerick.

DID YOU KNOW:
One recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a light bulb for 3 hours or a Tv for half an hour.
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over again.
One litre of oil can pollute up to one million litres of drinking water.
Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.
An area larger than China is used to grow food, that is never eaten.