By Kathleen Mullane

A bit of good news this week for a change since all we are listening to every day is not great news, which sometimes can bring you down if it lets you.

Congratulations are sent to Joe Vaughan of Templeathea, son of Joe and the late Ita, who recently became engaged to Sinead Galvin of Abbeyfeale. Here’s all the best to them both for the future.

We also send congrats to Leanne Shine, daughter of Donie and Nora of Blaine, who recently was married in a civil ceremony to James McSweeney of Glin. The ceremony took place on New Year’s Eve in Ballygarry House, Tralee. Wishing them all the very best for their future happiness.

From this week there will be extra ceremonies available on Athea church services webcam they begin on this Thursday evening.

Thursday 7.15 chapter of Divine Mercy

Friday at 7.15 The Rosary

Saturday 7.15 The Rosary

Sunday at 10.15 am The Rosary. So everyone is welcome to join in at home and abroad and you can spread the word.

Wasn’t it lovely to hear that Athea N.S. having written before Christmas to the Nazareth Nursing Home in Sligo, got a THANK YOU letter back from a P. J.

O’Laughlin thanking them for their letter himself having been a teacher one time. AN POST now have postcards out so that we can send free to anywhere in Ireland so its a lovely thing to do if you know someone who may live on their own and who doesn’t often get a letter, or the kids might like to help out.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Jim Geaney and his family in Toureen, Athea on the death of Jim’s sister Anne Moloney, formerly of Brosna and Kilkee, who passed away in the care of Milford Hospice last week. She was laid to rest in Clare following Requiem Mass. Sincere sympathy to her husband Joe, daughter Jane, mother Eilish in Brosna and extended family members. May the light of heaven be hers.

Sympathy also to Denis Collins of Templeathea on the recent death of his niece Eileen Broderick of Upper Purt Abbeyfeale. She was laid to rest in Reilig Ide Naofa Abbeyfeale. May she rest in peace.

Thought for the week:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.