By Kathleen Mullane

I will start this Sunday evening with a lovely poem I recently came across which was written by an American lady – Kitty O’Meare and is so relevant in these unreal times.

‘And the people stayed home.

And read books and listened, and rested and exercised, and made art and played games, and learned new ways of being and we’re still,

And listened more deeply.

Some mediated, some prayed, some danced.

Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. 

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant,

dangerous, mindless and heartless ways –

the earth began to Heal.

And when the danger passed 

And the people joined together again,

They grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live, and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.


What beautiful weather we have had this past week, dry, sunny,  crisp days so many out walking and cycling availing of the sunshine and they say that fresh air and ventilation in houses is so important to keep Covid away. Aren’t we so lucky to be living where we are in the country

Congrats to Stephanie and Cillian  O’Connor of Gortnagross on the birth of their  new baby boy  recently, a little brother for Brogan. Congrats to the proud grandparents in Clash – Mary and Tom O Connor and to Agatha Barrett the great grandmother

Our church is open for daily private prayer and today being Mission Sunday you are asked if you can to donate to the mission by using your special envelope in your box, it can be put in the box at the church doors. Now more than ever the missions need our help and we remember with affection Fr Jerry Roche who died on mission work.