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Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 27th July 2014

There is much joy in God’s word today but we must be careful not to mistake it for some superficial glitz. It is, in this sense, not easy. It is a joy that needs a gospel disposition in order for it to take real hold. This deep joy in the soul gets a new context in the teaching of Jesus, when he tells us that those who seek the kingdom of God will, on finding it, be ‘blown away’ with amazement. There is no razzmatazz about this joy. It runs as deep in us as the proverbial ‘draw well’. This joy cannot be even rippled by the vicissitudes of life, it is so deep within us, and of course it is from God.

All ready for the Rededication Ceremony on Sunday 27th July. Fr Martin and Gavin Duignan, who designed the new sanctuary, desplaying the 1st Class Relics of St Oliver Plunkett and St Theresa of Lisieux, The Little Flower, which will be incerted into the new altar on the day of Blessing and Re-Dedication.


The Rededication of Killina Church

The rededication of Killina Church will take place on Sunday 27th July at 3pm. A huge word of thanks to those who have worked so hard in bringing about a successful conclusion to the refurbishment project. And well done to all who have helped in any way to make this day of rededication a success. We extend a warm welcome to Bishop Michael Smith to the parish of Rahan for the Rededication Ceremony. May you all have a wonderful celebration and congratulations again to all involved.

Harvest time at Screggan Cross: Sean Flaherty and Conor Buckley drive the combine harvester through 'Fields of Golden Oates' on Joe Grogan's Farm at Screggan Cross. The beautiful weather has been a God Send to get the harvest started so early this year. (See the Slide Show).


Congratulations and Good Wishes to Claire Berry, The Island and Paul Rigney, Roscommon who were married in St Patrick's Church, The Island on Saturday 26th July.


Another boost for the Mucklagh Community Centre. Last week they received €20,000.00 from Offaly Sport's Council. Members of the Committee were delighted and progress is still been made on the building project. (see slide show)


Dates to Remember

Cemetery Day:
in Rahan Cemetery on Friday 15th August at 7pm.

Cemetery Day:
Killickfeehan Cemetery Saturday 16th August at 7pm. (No 6pm Mass in The Island this evening)

Why not take a short trip around the Old Monastic Churches at Rahan with Darrell Hooper and Sr Oliver by clicking on the following link


Useful Services available to keep in mind:
Aware see aware.ie or telephone 1890 303 302.Heads Up see headsup.ie free text 50424, Let Someone Know see letsomeoneknow.ie, Teen Ireland see teenline.ie, Samaritans see Samaritans.org or 1850 60 90 90, Living Links see livinglinks.ie or 087 4122052.

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