After the bells had tolled out the old year and rang in the New Year in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile on New Years Eve nearby one of our Doneraile parishioners had a luck escape when his house went on fire. Mr. William Lysaght was lucky to have been awoken by his dog and escape from his house. Following this the three churches are making a collection for him and if you haven’t donated already and want to please give the donations to one of the churchwardens.
The Christmas Concert date had to be changed from Monday night the 21st to Thursday night 23rd December in the hope that the weather may have been better, it wasn’t and we are very thankful to all who performed on such a bad night. Thanks also to those who put a lot of work into the organising of this concert the proceeds of which are going to parish funds, so can we remind those of you who still have ticket money to please forward it to John Nagle immediately. We would particularly like to thank everybody who made it to Mallow on the night and we hope you enjoyed the night. To date we have about €1200 for parish funds.
The Children’s Party took place on Tuesday 28th December in the hall. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make this party such a success and to all who came and joined in the party games even the parents. We even had our new Rector a Farmer for a while. Santa made his appearance as usual and had presents for all the children and he had to be hunted away for bursting the balloons.
Sympathy is expressed to the family of Dorothy Good wife of the late Harry whose funeral took place in Mallow on Monday 20th December. We extend our sympathy to her sons James and Billy, and brothers Billy and Tommy and the wider family circle.
Mothers Union and Friends One of our members here in Mallow Mary Coulter (Jennifer Kingston MU Development Officers Grandmother) has been a member in Mothers Union for over 54 years. To mark this occasion we celebrated Holy Communion in Mallow Church on Wednesday the 12th January followed by lunch in the Rectory (thanks to Canon Eithne for the use of the rectory). During the service we sung three of Mary’s favourite hymns and used the same prayers that were used in the service that Mary was enrolled in. Thanks to all the family who travelled from West Cork, to our Diocesan President Avril Jennings for taking the time to be with us and for all the members for providing the lunch. It was a really special occasion and enjoyed by all.
Best wishes to Olive Buckley who is sick in hospital (at time of writing) and to all those who are awaiting operations and recovering from the flu. We hope they will be out and about again soon.
Congratulations to Willie and Myrtle Forde on the arrival of their fourth grand-daughter Katie Jane a daughter to Olivia and Seamus and a sister to Ruby.
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