Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.
The last Bank Holiday of the year passed off in great glee with the lovely weather and a countless number of both, indoor and outdoor pursuits there to be enjoyed by the young and the not so young, and to crown it all, the clocks went back an hour, thus adding another precious sixty minutes to the fun. The air was crisp and chilly giving it an almost Christmassy feeling.
We had the Pony Owners Show at the Green Glens Arena for three days and Halloween parties were held at different venues, each with the view of raising lots of funds for different good causes, as well as hours of enjoyment for all those who supported them.Other events like football matches, stag parties, and even a wedding were also crammed into the Bank Holiday weekend.
And the fun isn’t over yet. Tonight (Wednesday) the ghosts and gouls will hold little children on red alert as they go from house to house after dark, Trick or Treating. So be at the ready to put something into every little hand as they carry out the age old tradition.
Our heartiest congratulations go out this week to the wonderful Joanne O Riordan on graduating with her degree in Crimonology following four years of hard work and dedication. We wish Joanne God’s Blessings and every success for the future as she continues to inspire people all over the world.
This is a very Holy week. Tomorrow Thursday is the First of November and its a Holy Day of Obligation which means its the same as Sunday. The vigil Mass is at 7.30 this evening and Masses tomorrow as Sunday. And Friday November 2nd is All Saints Day. November is the Month of the Holy Souls and some people observe a fast for the month as for Lent. But its not an obligation.
There are just two days in the year when a priest is allowed to say three Masses, Christmas Day and the Feast of All Souls which is this Friday.
Other ceremoinies for November will include Mass in Cullen for those who died during the past year on Sunday November 4 at 10.15 and will be followed by the blessing of Graves.
November ceremonies in Millstreet include Mass for all those who passed away during the year will be said in Millstreet on Saturday November 10 at 6.30 and the blessing of graves will be held next day Sunday after 11.30 Mass, St, Marys at 12.45pm, and Drishane at 1pm.
Please be reminded that a Plenary Indulgence for the Holy Souls can be gained by those who visit a Graveyard between November 1 to the 8th and pray there for the dead.
Eucharistic Adoration as usual this week with a change in time in Cullen which will be from 11am to 7pm from now on.
Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
A Gala reunion of Molex (Now closed ) workers will be held at the Bush Bar on Saturday November 3rd.
45 Drive at the Canon O’Donovan Centre every Tuesday night at 8,30. All welcome, Proceeds go to the Centre fund. Please support it well. The knitting Club, The Mens Shed, The Legion of Mary, are also on Tuesday nights. Plus dancing, and Cards and lots more throughout the week. Be on the lookout for something to help you pass the long Winter nights and days days ahead.Contact IRD Duhallow for details of all the ways they have to make your home more secure and comfortable .
The Annual SelfBuild Exhibition will be held at Green Glens on Saturday/Sunday November 10th and 11th.
Take extra care with the onset of the dark evenings , keep a constant eye out for Children and older people and indeed for all those around.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.