Kingscourt News 24th April

Lenten Novena, Guest Speaker;

Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty ,recently ordained, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin was the final guest preacher and celebrant of the Annual Lenten Novena in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt . Nuala McCabe, Sacristan ( presented Bishop Denis with some Cavan Crystal to mark his visit to the parish.)att. photo.

Soup Lunches, success ;

The recently held, Soup Lunches, over the first 6 Friday’s in Lent in St. Ernan’s Hall, Kingscourt, raised € 1,516.60 . The organising committee were delighted with the result and are very thankful to all the people who supported this venture from the area. The money will be split evenly between the St. Vincent de Paul, Kingscourt Conference and the Church of Ireland Bishop’s Appeal fund.

Whist ;

Top Score ; (shared) Sheila Clarke & Ann Heneghan, 1 st. Lady (shared)Victoria Rowntree & Kay Russell, 2 nd. Lady ; Sadie O’Reilly, 3 rd. Lady (shared) Rose Smith & Ann Russell. 1 st . Gent ;Val Russell, 2 nd. Gent ; Paddy Martin, 3 rd. Gent (shared) Frank Smith & T.P. Callaghan. Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Tea/Coffee Day, for Alzheimer’s ;

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, (Kingscourt, East Cavan Branch) are holding a Tea/ Coffee day on Thursday 1 st May, in Sadie O’Reilly’s home, main st. Kingscourt also in SuperValu and at Bingo in the Matt Talbot Hall, all support welcome.

Good Friday, Walk ;

There was a large attendance on Good Friday at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception for the Ecumenical Gathering and walk , which was held in beautiful sunshine. The prayer service was led by Rev. Damien Boyle, Presbyterian Minister, Every Church, after which the walk was led by Rev. William Steacy, Rector, Church of Ireland, Rev Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P. and Rev. Damien Boyle, Presbyterian minister. The first stop was at the Market Square for readings, the next stop for readings was at St. Ernan’s Hall with the service concluding in St. Ernan’s Church of Ireland.

Dawn Mass ;

There was good attendance present at the annual , 6am Mass on Easter Sunday at the Mass Rock on the Loughnaleagh mountain , the celebrant was the Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P. The early morning sunshine was a welcome addition afterwards refreshments was served to the hardy annuals, which was much appreciated .

Regretted Death ;

John BarryThere was genuine regret in the area at the death of John Barry on Thursday of last week, peacefully at his residence , Cabra , Kingscourt and formerly of Puddingfield, Co. Tipperary. Deeply regretted by his loving wife; Josephine, son David, daughters; Cindy, Louise ,and foster daughter Tanya, brothers ; Martin , Billy and Peter , sister ; Mary, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends .

The owner of a supermarket in Kingscourt for many years, he would later open another shop Barry’s Bargain store, he was also an auctioneer . He had been active in the community was a member of Kingscourt Community Council. A quiet and unassuming person with a greeting for all, he had been unwell for some time. There was a large and representative attendance at the removal on Sunday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception,(which was testament to the esteem in which he was held) for Requiem funeral Mass, with burial in the adjoining cemetery .

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