By Kathleen Mullane

The wedding took place on Saturday last of Mary-Anne Barry of Lisselton (daughter of Mary and Patsy Barry) To Mossie Woulfe (son of Thady and the late Mary (Penny) Woulfe of Athea. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan here in St. Bartholomew’s Church. The bride was assisted by Bríd Walsh, Amy Carolan, Megan Carroll and Madeleine Murphy. The bestmen were Ryan Carroll, Shane Woulfe, Conor Woulfe and Alan Kehoe. The flowergirl was Lizzie Woulfe and pageboy Jamie Lee Flynn. The reception was held at The Listowel Arms Hotel where a great day was enjoyed by everyone. Congrats to the newly weds and all the very best for their future happiness.

The death took place last week of Hazel Costello (of Oakpark, Tralee and formerly of Galeview, Athea) at Kerry General Hospital. Hazel reposed at Gleasures funeral home in Tralee on Tuesday evening last. Burial took place in Glin following requiem mass during the week. Sympathy is extended to her brother Tony here in Athea, and sisters Maureen, Helen and Yvonne. May the light of heaven be hers.

Well this Saturday, November 9th is our annual Fair Day which should be fun. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and that families will enjoy the animals, stalls and the “Buzz” of The Fair.

There will be 15 masses said by Fr. Duggan for the Holy Souls during the month of November. If you haven’t written out your list of deceased family members, relatives and friends you can do so immediately and they will be placed on the altar during November. Special envelopes are available at the church doors and you can include a donation if desired. Rosary will be recited at Templeathea cemetery at 11.30am on Sunday 10th.

Classes will continue at Fr. Duggan’s house on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm. These are especially beneficial to our young people to give them confidence in reading in public and to help them in the future with interviews etc. We can see already the great improvement and confidence some of the young readers have in the church. Fr. Duggan has had many years of experience in Rockwell College in this type of work and invites all to come along.

Have you got your Christmas shoebox ready for the 10th annual appeal? It’s such a joy no doubt for the less well off children in deprived countries to open their boxes when they arrive from Ireland filled with all kinds of goodies. It’s also great for our own children to realise how well off we all are here – wanting for nothing at Christmas time. So hurry up and get them ready this week.