By Kathleen Mullane


Well what a beautiful week this past week has been, as the saying goes IT WOULD PUT A PEP IN YOUR STEP. And if we got more of this warm weather who would want to leave our beautiful country. The scenery, the smell of freshly cut grass, the birds singing, no high rise buildings and long bright evenings, a real recipe for putting everyone in good form, and it was badly wanting after a difficult Covid filled year.

It was a difficult week for many families in our parish and we remember them all in our thoughts and prayers. James Nolan of Templeathea, son of Pauline, was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in London during the past week at a young age.  He will be fondly remembered by his many friends in different parts or the world and by his immediate family.

Then we heard of the passing of Angela Kearney of Moyvane and Listowel. Mother of Michelle who teaches here in Athea N.S. Angela taught many Athea students also in the college in Listowel and will be sadly missed by her  husband Joe, daughters and sons.

Sympathy is offered to Catherine Moran of Toureendonnell and her family on the death of her brother Pat O’Connor of Ardagh last week.

Stephen Nolan of Ardagh, father of Kathleen O’Connor of Knocknagorna passed away on Sunday last having been ill for some time. To the Nolan family sincere sympathy is offered. To all who have lost a loved one this past week sympathy is extended. May they all rest in peace.

This past week we had EARTH DAY, and we were all reminded to take care of our EARTH by not wasting water, by buying clothes pre worn from say charity shops etc, by not burning rubbish and in general being good to our EARTH.

You are reminded if you have any outstanding weekly envelopes, Trocaire boxes or Easter dues to hand them in to the church this week so that a final figure can be given to TROCAIRE.

This weekend sees MAY EVE though some parishioners have visited the Blessed Well here in Athea last weekend. I suppose once a visit has been made it doesn’t really matter what day you go.

Thought for the week:-