Sympathies 

Deepest sympathies are expressed to the O’Brien Family Corralanna, on the sad passing of Edward O’Brien, who passed away peacefully on March 29th He will be sadly missed by his loving family, children Amy, Stephen, Michelle, Kim, Laura and their partners, grandchildren Sean, Jamie and Kyle, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Reilly family Lisryan on the sad passing of Josephine O’Reilly. Josephine passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved family. She is predeceased by her husband Tom, son Sean and infant daughter Teresa, and her grandaughters Lisa and Avril. Josephine will be forever missed by her family, son Thomas-J, daughters Cait, Roseann, Pauline and Aishling, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Congratulations and well done:

To Frank MacMahon’ better known as Frank the barber who will celebrate 72 years of cutting hair. 66 years of these wonderful years have been as a barber in Granard. The young Monaghan man started his career as a barber in 1949 and has rarely missed a day in the shop serving the public. We wish Frank and his wonderful wife Bridie continued success and happiness into the future.

Census 2022

Enumerators are calling back to your homes to collect your census forms. The forms must have been completed on the night of the census, April 3rd, and will be collected by your enumerator shortly. Please make sure to have signed the back inside page, if you need help to complete the form your Enumerator will happily oblige. Your Enumerators. Kevin, Isabella and Joe are local and known to you. Please be aware of bogus callers proclaiming to be Enumerators if in any doubt call Gardaí or Kevin, Streete Watch 087 1375222

What’s in a name:

It was regretful that at short notice we had to cancel the Active retirement evening last Tuesday, due to two of our guest speakers coming down with covid. Seán Ó Murchadha will return shortly to talk to us about what it means to have your name in Gaelic, Seán will elaborate on forenames in Irish and the local surnames found in our area and explain how the traditional meaning and location of surnames came about. Please keep an eye out in the notes for a new date.

Drive-in Bingo

Coming soon to the parish park. We ask you to spread the great news to your fellow bingo fans, Good Friday, April 15th at 7 Pm sharp with €3000 in prize money to give away, Please spread the news near and far and if successful it might become a regular event, We also ask for 1-hour volunteer help on the day please help if possible.

Community Alert

Your local Community Alert has undoubtedly made our community a happier and safer place to live. We are very grateful for your continued support. We are bringing the collection of subscriptions forward this year in order to purchase and carry out sign replacement and other improvements around the area. To help our volunteers who are continuously working to help protect your area and your property we remind you to please pay your €10 subscription into our Bank of Ireland account. NAME: Streete Community Alert. BIC: BOFI IE 2D and IBAN: IE20BOFI 9017 4987 391568 Account 8739 1568 and our Sort code 90-17-49 OR Pay into the Parish Park Letterbox, remembering to put your: NAME and Eircode with 2 mobile numbers of contact. You will receive a text message from our Treasurer confirming your payment. On behalf of Streete Watch committee, we thank you.

Charlie Bird Walk

We are delighted to hear Charlie's Climbs and walks all over Ireland in support of Charlie’s campaign in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and Pieta house have gone to plan and the weather held up. Streete Parish Park in conjunction with Boherquill Ramblers and Whitehall Hurling Club would like to thank everyone who took part. All monies raised will go to these great causes. If you would like to donate please contact Alice, 086 8130780

Comedy Play

Killeen Dramatic  Society  Presents, Wake in the  West,  a Hilarious 3 Act Comedy by Michael j Ginnelly, directed by Vincent Kiernan, in Granard  Community  Centre on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April  Curtain up at 8 pm. Tickets at the door. Adults €10, Children €5. Family Concessions. 

Now Enrolling

St. Fintan's N.S. Lismacaffrey: Are Now Enrolling for September 2022 Please contact the school via email or telephone to request an Enrolment Form. School Telephone No. 043 6685233 or Email: stfintansnslismacaffrey@gmail.com

Bingo

The Parish Park Committee are grateful to everyone who supports our online bingo. Bingo remains our main source of income and provides the funding to keep the lights on and all the bills paid. We remind you that there is up to €6300 in prize money to be won every Monday night on our online bingo and €3950 in our fortnightly Lotto draw. All we ask is you continue to support us to keep our community centre open. 

Parish Park. Notice of AGM 

Our AGM will take place on Sunday 10th of April, at 7 Pm. We ask you to put your name forward to join our committee and continue the great work into the future. Shareholders take note. Paperwork has now been sent to you, if for any reason you have not received it by now please let us know. 

Blessing of Homes

Fr. Pierre is continuing with the blessings of homes. If you like to have your home blessed, please contact Fr. Pierre on 043 6685847 or 087 6960542

Parish Park Walking Track Membership

We remind you that your membership is now due for renewal. New application forms can be found in the membership box at the entrance gate of the walking track or by calling into the girls on Fridays from 10 am until 2 pm. Single membership is €20, and a family is €30. Membership would make a great present to someone. Gift vouchers are available from the office or please ask any of the Committee or Kevin 087 1375222. All cheques made payable to Streete Parish Park.

Seniors Alert Scheme

The senior alert monitor is a great benefit to anyone over the age of 65 or someone who has a mobility issue. If you already have a personal monitored alarm, we can organise it to be upgraded free of charge. For more information contact Kevin 087 1375222 Paula 087 9680739 

Walking Track: DOG OWNERS PLEASE NOTE

All dogs are banned from the premises and walking track unless the dog is a registered special needs dog, i.e. a guide dog. If you have an issue with this decision and would like to discuss it further, please call me on 087 1375222 or any committee member. Thank you. 

Lotto Draw

Monday, March 28th Numbers drawn: 5, 9, 16, 24 Jackpot €3950 No winner. Lucky Dip Winners for €25 each. Mary Kelly (Online) Anne Creamer    (Online) Paudi O’Neill Russagh and John J Keary Streete. The next draw is on Monday, April 11th. The jackpot will be €4000. Thank you for your continued support.

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen

This coming Sunday is Palm, Sunday. Holy Saturday Vigil Mass in Boherquill at 8 Pm. Holy Thursday Lords Supper Boherquill 8 Pm. Good Friday Passion and Stations of the Cross Rathowen at 3 Pm. Remember in your prayers, the souls of Lily and Jack Carthy. whose remembrance mass was last week. Masses: This Week: Tuesday, 5th April, Boherquill 9.30 Am. Mass: Wednesday, 6th April, Rathowen 9.30 am. Mass: Thursday 7th April, Rathowen 9.30 am with Adoration 10 to 10.30 am. Friday 8th April, Boherquill, 8, pm with adoration 7 to 8 pm. 

Rosary

Continues in Rathowen on Tuesday at 7 pm and Boherquill on Thursday at 7 pm. We ask, in your prayers to please remember, family, neighbours and all who are suffering from illness at this time. For Mass bookings or any other enquiries please call Fr Pierre Pepper 043 6685847 or 087 6960542

First Holy Communion

will take place in Rathowen on Saturday, 14th May and Boherquill on Saturday, 28th May

Men’s Prayer Group

It was wonderful to see so many men coming together to pray and enjoy refreshments afterwards. We meet each Monday in the church in Boherquill at 8 pm. New participants are always most welcome to join us and receive the support of other men in their prayer and personal life.

Eucharist Ministers for April: 

April 9th Palm Sunday, Mary Mulligan. Reader Saturday, April 9th Palm Sunday Michael Fagan and Geraldine Gilligan

Boherquill Ramblers

The Ramblers have often met at Mary Lynch's pub near Mullingar for a walk along the Royal Canal but on Sunday 27 March 2022 their walk included just a short walk along the canal to Footy's bridge, then it continued with a loop through Coralstown and Heathstown Bog back to base. Spring had definitely arrived with primroses flowering at the roadside and daffodils in nearly every garden along the way.

The birds provided the soundtrack from the trees which were bursting into leaf everywhere. On Sunday 10 April 2022 the Ramblers walk will begin at Killasonna School. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm at the school for an 8km road and farm track walk. A shorter route will be available.
If you would like to add a walk, new or old, to this year's Walks Calendar please contact Philip Epps.
See boherquillramblers.ie for more information.  

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