Kingscourt News 27th May

First  Communion ;

Corlea Holy 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.

Muff Holy Communion

Baptisms ;

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  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 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.

Whist ;

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 in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome .


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