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CR News 26.05.2024

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Sunday 26th May, 11 am, St. Michael’s – Bridie Connolly, Corkishbane.

Kathleen & Jim Joe Walsh & deceased members of the Walsh family, Lisnafeddaly, and Mick & Katie Ward, Corduff.

James Oliver Keelan, Assumption Place, Dundalk.


Wednesday 29th May, 7pm, St. John’s – May Procession in honour of Our Lady followed by Mass at 7.30pm.


Sunday 2nd June, 11 am, St. John’s – Teana Duffy, Carrickahogue.

Tommie McCahey Carrickahogue.


Annual Magheross Parochial Procession with the Blessed Sacrament 2024. Invite. This year’s procession will take place Next Sunday 26th May at 3pm. We encourage you to join the procession, and welcome you to decorate your homes & windows, and to join us in prayer as we pass your household, or as you stand along the route, if you do not wish to walk the full route. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to the children of our Faith Community, who celebrated the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year, to also join in the procession. Procession – Route. The route this year will be as follows, starting from St Joseph’s Church Carrickmacross at 3pm – turning left to Donaghmoyne Road, left via Cloughvalley, turning left on to the Castleblayney Road toward Main Street, turn left at Main Street towards O’Neill Street back to St Joseph’s, Benediction will take place outside St Joseph’s Church at approximately 4pm.


Raferagh May Procession – The Annual May Procession in honour of Our Lady will take place in Raferagh on Wednesday May 29th at 7.00pm. We encourage you to join the procession on the road to the Grotto, the Rosary will be recited, and Hymns sung followed by Mass at 7.30pm. We extend a warm welcome to the Children of the Parish who made their First Holy Communion and Confirmation to join us in the Procession.


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Corduff Raferagh Community Centre Class & Group activities – Monday – Set dancing at 8 pm.  Tuesday – Active Retirement Group meets fortnightly at 10 am.  Thursday – Corduff Pipers at 8.30 to 10 pm.


CCÉ – The last Set Dancing class of the term will be held this Monday evening with a break for the Summer, classes will resume in September.


Busy weekend at the Community Centre – This was another busy weekend in the Centre, and isn’t it wonderful to have such a facility with such wonderful staff.  On Friday night the hall was buzzing for Patsy Finnegan’s 90th birthday party.  On Saturday afternoon, two families celebrated First Holy Communion in the hall.  Then on Saturday night, social dancers took to the floor.  Thanks to all the staff who were busy preparing for the events over the past few days – Pauline, Betty, Teresa, Agnese, Lisa, Geraldine, Mairead and all the volunteers who chipped in to give a hand, it is all very much appreciated.  Special thanks to Agnese who beautifully decorated the hall for the events.


Corduff Raferagh Community Association Annual General Meeting took place last Thursday evening in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre – full report to follow.


Congratulations to the children from Scoil Phádraig Class of 2024 on First Holy Communion Day – Aaron Breaden, Amelia Callan, Sean Chorchel, Nathan Costello, Noah Crawley, Eoin Cruikshank, Jodi Cruikshank, Noah Cunningham, Maria Feeney, Eoin Ferguson, Jake Fox, Shannon Martin, Áine McCusker, Teagan McKitterick, Jack McMahon, Liam McMahon, Olivia McNally, Layla Tevlin & Lauren Roe.  To you and your families, we hope you had a wonderful special day.


Where There’s a Will … There’s a … Relative by Corduff Raferagh Drama Group DVD’s and USB’s are on sale in the Mountain Dew.  Price €20


Computer Class – Well done to the seven participants who took part in the Beginners Computer class which was held over the last few months in the Centre.  Corduff Raferagh Community Association would like to sincerely thank the CMETB who provided Leona, the tutor, so we could facilitate the class in the Centre.  Prior to the Computer class, Leona also tutored a very successful Using your Smartphone/iPad/Tablet course which also proved very popular and enjoyable for the participants.  At Monday morning’s final class, three participants were absent, but those present were very complimentary of the course, along with learning new skills they enjoyed the social aspect of the Monday morning class.  Thanks to Leona for her expertise, sharing her knowledge and the craic.  We look forward to future collaboration with the CMETB to bring further Adult Education opportunities to our Community Centre.


Faith and Light Tea & Coffee Morning on Thursday 6th June 2024, 10.30am -12.30pm in Deery’s Lounge Function Room in aid of their pilgrimage to Lourdes. All are welcome, please come and support.


Nancy & Bernard McGouran are returning to Corduff Raferagh Community Centre on May 29th to share photos and videos of Nancy’s extended family in Canada and highlights of their previous visits to Corduff.  For many years Nancy née Marrin and her husband Bernard have carried out extensive research to find where Nancy’s ancestor Phillip Marron hailed from.  A breakthrough was made just before covid and they returned with Nancy’s octogenarian uncle Joe Marrin last year.  For anyone who would like to join Nancy, Bernard and the Heritage Group on May 29th at 7 pm in the Conference Room in the Centre for Nancy’s slide show, you are more than welcome to come along and hear the story of Phillip and his family in Canada and the quest to find his homestead.


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