Given the importance and provision of the defibrillator and the foresight of the committee in charge to provide classes for it’s use thereof and to make it available at all times if and when it’s needed, rather than having a group of people with phone numbers which may or may not be available, they wish to make the locations available as follows:
You will find the relevant information: Outside Donohill Community Centre (facing Heffernan’s Shop/Pub); Outside the old GAA Office Annacarty Village, adjacent to the hall. Details of people trained in your area can be found in Annacarty and Donohill Church porches. Keys are available in all local pubs, churches, schools and Annacarty Childcare Centre. Please take time to note this information and inform yourself of this very important information. Reminders will be given from time to time.
Mass will be celebrated in Ballintemple Cemetery on Tuesday, July 26, at 7.30pm. Welcome to all.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the husband and family of Catherine (Kay) O’Sullivan, Graffin, Annacarty whose death has taken place. She was laid to rest on Tuesday, July 12, in Annacarty Cemetery after Requiem Mass in St. Brigid’s Church at 11.30am. May she rest in peace.
THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
The city of Dublin underwent a dramatic makeover for the purpose of the unusual international publicity, which came with the Congress. The Government arranged for all the major buildings in the city to be lit up at night by a series of powerful spotlights and coloured lamps. The G.P.O., Central Bank, Trinity College, Government Buildings, O’Connell Bridge and other key areas were illuminated in a major feat of excellence during the week. Resident associations and city authorities ensured that every street would be decorated with fresh natural flowers, bunting of all sorts and distinctive flags, bearing the papal colours were in abundance.
The poorest tenement areas of the city got their fair share of decoration in the hope of attracting the attention of religious and political dignitaries. Temporary structures were erected and elaborate shrines created mainly in tenement areas, which brought an aura of colour and frivolity.
The mass exodus from rural Ireland to the city during Congress week brought a sense of national and religious fraternity. Clergy and faithful in the country at large sought to comply in so far as they could with the activities of their fellow worshippers in Dublin.
Special masses and religious events were held including open air Benediction through procession in the streets. Attendance at rural level was as consistent and impressive as in Dublin.
Thousands thronged to the open altars erected specially for special devotion and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. National and papal flags were flown from Public buildings and from people’s homes. Special souvenir badges were minted and distributed mainly through the schools.
To be continued – Next week, we introduce the announcement of the 2012 Eucharistic Congress and end on the thoughts of what’s to come.