FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL
Families in our parish have joined with other areas inviting Chernobyl Childern to their homes each year on holidays. A special farewell Mass was celebrated in St Maryâ€™s Church on Thursday, July 26, at 7.30 pm and children of the parish joined with the Chernobyl children who were visiting here.
Mass was celebrated by Canon Ryan, readings by Catherine Kennedy, prayers of the faithful by visiting children, and communion reflection by visitor Sasha. Presentation of Cross and Chain to the children at the end of the ceremony. Peression hymn was sung by the Belarusian Children. All returned to St Maryâ€™s Hall for refreshments and disco.
Thanks to Donal Kennedy and interpreter Alla Pakun, it was a special day of sharing and giving help to others.
St Vincent de Paul are appealing for donations of clothes, bed linen, shoes, etc in good condition helping support our local charity, thanks to all who support the shop in any way.
Slieveardagh Center closed from Friday, August 3, to Tuesday, August 21, for Summer Holidays. Library will also remain closed.