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CR News 09.07.2023

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Sunday 9th July, 11 am, St. Michael’s – Blessing of the Graves

Tommy, Mary & Peter Hickey, Carrickartagh, also Patrick & Bridget McKeown & deceased members of the McKeown family, Corduff.

Michael McCabe, Lisacullion,

Peter & Molly McCabe, Drumgurra.

Fox Family, Bocks.

Peter & Katie McBride & deceased members of the McBride family Coragy and the Burns family Lisacullion.

Mary Kelly & deceased member of the Kelly & Culleton families, Carrickamore.


Wednesday 12th July, 7.30pm, St. John’s – Anne & Daniel Hannigan, Lisdrumturk.


Sunday 16th July, 11 am, St. John’s – Blessing of the Graves

Pat, Mary & Tommy Connolly and deceased members of the Connolly family, Carrickamore.


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Blessing of the Graves takes place today 9th July after 11 am Mass in St. Michael’s, Corduff and next Sunday, 16th July after 11 am Mass at St. John’s, Raferagh.


Big Breakfast – Corduff Raferagh Community Centre will host a Big Breakfast today Sunday July 9th, from 9.30 am – 1 pm to help defray the day to day expenses occurred in the Community Centre.  Breakfast will be available for those heading to the match and after Blessing of the Graves.  This is an ideal opportunity to catch up with family and friends.  Breakfast €10 and €5 for Primary School children.


Corduff Calling Books will be on Sale today in the Community Centre after Blessing of the Graves on Sunday July 9th.


Monaghan Minor All Ireland Final – Best wishes from the Corduff Raferagh Community to the Monaghan Minor team and two Corduff lads Cian & Fergal as they participate in the All Ireland Final today Sunday.


Local Graveyards – Today Blessing of the Graves takes place in St. Michael’s and next Sunday in St. John’s.  A phenomenal amount of work has been carried out by families, volunteers and CE workers to have the graveyards and church grounds looking well for the occasion.  Many people place flower arrangements and pot plants on their family plot for this special day of commemoration of their deceased loved ones.  Alas though, many forget to remove the decayed tributes in the weeks and months following the Blessings.  We would not leave a dead vase of flowers on our window sill or kitchen island, we would not leave a dead pot of flowers at our front door, so why do we leave them on our loved ones graves!  If you place a tribute on our family’s grave, make the commitment to remove it within a reasonable time frame.  Refrain from hiding decayed items behind the headstone or dumping in the graveyard peripheries.  Many families only have the opportunity to visit their family plot once or twice a year, living a distance from this area, which is understandable, but many have ample opportunities to help keep the resting place of all our loved ones tidy, neat and a fitting tribute to those who have gone before us.


Cake Sale for Project Zambia held by local Leah Cooney was a great success.  All money raised will go directly to the charity. Your support was gratefully appreciated.


Parish Notes – Mass Cards and Mass Bouquets signed by the Priests of the Parish are available in the Parish Office cost €10.00.

Note New Parish Email address for St. Joseph’s Parish Officeb

Planned Giving Envelopes for 2023/2024 – The new year (2023/2024) planned giving envelopes are now ready and can be collected from the back of the local churches.  The new envelopes will commence the First Sunday of July.  We thank you for your continued support to our Parish