First Communion ;
Corlea N.S. pupils, John Collins and Aaron Ward who made their First Communion, in St. Joseph’s Church Corlea , L-R Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P., John Forkin (principal) Alyson Rafferty (class teacher ) and in front, John Collins and Aaron Ward.
Laragh, Muff, N.S. pupils who made their First Holy Communion, in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Muff, L-R Aonghus Byrne (Principal) centre back Ann Farrelly, (class Teacher) and Rev. Fr. Gerry McCormack P.P.
The Parish Community welcomes recently baptised, Sonny William O’Regan and Joshua Oscar Patrick Kearns.. All baptisms take place on the 2 nd. & 4 th Saturdays of each month at 4.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.
Diamond Jubilee of Ordination ;
Rev. Fr. Phonsie Mackin, who is a native of Kingscourt parish, will mark his Diamond Jubilee of Ordination (60 years of service as a Priest in the Diocese of Meath this year.) Fr. Phonsie has accepted an invitation to mark this occasion in his native parish with a special Mass in his honour on Saturday 14 th. June 2014 at 6.00.pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception , Kingscourt. All parishioners and friends are cordially invited to join in marking this great occasion with him. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parish Centre.
Visit to Nairobi, Kenya ;
Mary McMahon from Muff is travelling to Thigio outside of Nairobi in Kenya for two months , from June 16 th.. She will speak at all Masses in Muff and Kingscourt next weekend , and hold a Cake sale after Mass in Muff and in the Parish Centre in Kingscourt, on Sunday next, all support would be appreciated . Mary will be working with the Daughters of Charity during her stay, all funds will go directly to the Daughters of Charity various projects in Nairobi.
New College Update ;
The design team to oversee the design, planning and tender process of the new Dun-Na-Ri College will be appointed in the next three weeks. The College will be completed and ready for first enrolment at the end of August 2016. The College will be a state of the art educational facility also incorporating 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Basket Ball Courts, Playing Field, Sports Hall and an Education Unit for children with special needs. The 16 acre site is large enough to facilitate the provision of a new Primary School with shared facilities, similar to recently completed projects in counties Kildare and Monaghan.
Children’s Playground , Open ;
The children’s playground which has been relocated and is now open on a site adjoining the Handball & Racquetball courts.
Top Score ; Sadie O’Reilly , 1 st. lady ; Eileen Maguire , 2 nd. Lady ; Brigid Shields , 3 rd. Lady ; (shared) Catherine O’Reilly & Eileen Hanratty , 1 st . Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 2 nd. Gent ; Paddy Martin , 3 rd. Gent ; Harry Rowntree.
Kingscourt Social Services, Whist Drive, every Tuesday at 8.30.pm. in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome .