by Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to Bridie and Stephen Murphy, Glensharrold, who became grandparents last week when their son Stephen and wife Michelle gave birth to baby Archer, a brother for Mason. We wish them all the best of fun in the years ahead.

Congratulations, too, to Tina and Noel FitzGerald, Ballyhahill who became grandparents when their daughter Christine and husband Dermot Hale gave birth to Ruadhri, a brother for Hannah. Glad to hear that all are doing well.

Hallowe’en is upon us. In recent years there has been more emphasis on Trick or Treating but in this year of Covid 19 that is not encouraged but there is an opportunity for the children to go back to the old fashioned ways of celebrating; e.g. snap apple, and taking coins out of a tub of water with your teeth. The pumpkins have replaced the turnip as it is easier to carve out so there is still room to have plenty fun.

In these days of restrictions Fr Austin hopes we are keeping well and staying safe and wants to assure us that Mass is offered for our intentions and that we are remembered in prayer each day along with the spiritual act of Holy Communion. All Mass intentions which were booked are offered privately on the date booked. We are all grateful to him for that.

Along with Churches the libraries are closed again too. But there are lots of services available online with our library cards, including Borrowbox, Pressreader and Free magazines for those who cannot live without some reading material. Check it out at

Charlie Chaplin is reported to have said the following. They are relevant today.

(1) Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.

(2) I like walking in the rain, because nobody can see my tears.

(3) The most wasted day in life is the day in which we have not laughed.


Remember: Wash your hands, wear your mask, keep your distance. Stay at home as much as possible.