I WISH I COULD BOTTLE THE INNOCENCE!
I attended the First Communion last Saturday
In the Church of the Assumption ..Mooncoin;
The girls and the boys looked so lovely
All the parents.. so warm.. so divine.
Father Eamonn and Father Dermot
Were so proud of each and everyone;
They invited us all to the hall there
To join them in having some fun.
A neighbour’s child ran over to me
Saying..”thank you so much for the money”;
Not a word did she mention about my lovely card
Ah sure that’s all right. I said..honey!
The innocent way it came from her
Sent me back in time through the years;
To the time long ago..when I was a boy
I’ll stop now..the eyes moist with tears.
The florin and half-crown I cherished
The ten shilling note made me rich;
Then mother took over these large notes
Saying: I’ll keep these..and buy you a stitch.
The tenner has now replaced ‘the tanner’
Twenty euro..now that’s not a lot;
The next thing they take out is the digital
While I still use the pencil to tot.
Confirmation was held here last Sunday
Once again the church was packed out;
Keep up the faith now everybody
Sure on seeing you all..I’ve no doubt.
This crisis we’ll overcome together
Let’s stop being negative.. right now;
Be positive..my friends..in all that you do
What the hell do we gain from each row!
Just think of that First Communion girl
With that innocence spread over her face;
May the good lord look after each one of them
I’ll finish..and go and say grace. (By Pat Kearns)
There will be a Retirement Function for Pat Duggan, Principal Mooncoin Boys’ School on Friday, June 25 at 8.00pm in the Parish Hall. All parishioners and former pupils over 18 year of age are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
2ND ANNUAL SLIEVENAMON WALK
The 2nd Annual Slievenamon Walk in aid of Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin will take place on Sunday, May 30 departing the Village of Kilcash at 1 pm. Registration will take place at the
Community Hall from 12 noon to 1.00pm. The walk takes roughly a healthy an hour and a half to the top where you can enjoy a picnic and admire the beautiful views of the surrounding counties. The famous Liam McCarthy Cup will be revisiting Tipperary for the first time in years, so don your county colours, have your photograph taken as this is an opportunity not to be missed. The South East Mountain Rescue will kindly provide assistance in the unlikely event of an incident arising during the walk. For sponsorship cards or further information please contact Mick Walsh 086-2561734.
SUPER SUMMER ACTIVITIES CAMP
Bookings have been taken for Super Summer Activity Camp at Mooncoin GAA Grounds, week beginning August 9 to 13. For further information please contact Declan Wall on 051-898742/ 0861246650 or www.fitnessbydesign.ie
Carrigeen: Friday, June 4, at 8pm.
Mooncoin: Friday, June 11, at 7.30pm. (New Cemetery)
Friday, June 18, at 7.30pm. (Old Cemetery)
Conference Meeting on Tuesday June 1 at 8.00pm.
A BIG THANK YOU!!
The organisers of the recent First Annual Mooncoin Midnight Walk in aid of Chernobyl Children would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in this successful event. €6,514 was raised in total. Also, we are delighted to inform you that the convoy and volunteers have returned home safely. The tireless work these volunteers put in every year makes an immense difference to the children of Chernobyl and your help as always is greatly appreciated.
Dick Moore at 5 Mooncoin Heights, on Wednesday, June 2.
READERS: June 6/13 (11am) Brandon Power, Maureen Kearns.
CLEANERS: June 5/12 - Nellie Phelan, Margaret Fielding, Angela Haley, Kathleen Mackey.
June 5 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Declan Walsh.
June 6 (10am) Mary Hassett, Eileen Williams.
ALTAR SOCIETY: June 5 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.
MINSITER: June 6 - Katherine Hogan.
READER: June 6 - Marjorie Godinho.
ALTAR SERVERS: June 6 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.
We commend to your generous prayers the following who died recently. Sr. Josephine Walsh, Clogga & Waterford. Kevin Conway, Ashgrove. May they Rest in Peace.
Thomas & Mary Grant, Dournane Road;
Breda O’Keeffe, Philbuckstown;
Dixon Comerford, Clogga;
Annie Henebery, Ballybrazil;
John Joe Henebery, Ballybrazil;
Vincent Fitzpatrick, Waterford.