Thursday, 11 July 2019

Adding a Bit of Colour

Outside Rathcoole Church, June 2019

Compliments to those who created this fine display outside the Church of the Holy Family (click to enlarge and see the lovely flowers).

The newsletter for Sunday 14th July will be the last until September. Please note too that the Parish Office in Saggart will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) until September, when hours of opening will return to normal (Monday to Thursday).

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Ordination of Fr Kevin Connolly

Fr Kevin Connolly (Clogher)
with Mr Donal McMahon (Saggart)

One of the few diocesan ordinations so far this year took place on Sunday 30th June in the cathedral of St Macartan, Monaghan. Kevin Connolly (39) was ordained by Bishop Lawrence Duffy (see a report here). For information on Kevin's life before he entered Maynooth in 2012, see here.  Donal McMahon taught him for part of his studies in first year, Kevin's first and Donal's last year in the college.

Kevin worked as a horticularist for many years. So we may say that his tender care for seedlings and plants will be extended from now on to the equally delicate sphere of helping human lives to flourish.