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 Tullow Garden of Remembrance
Work party and Gift Day
As mentioned above, all social and fundraising event have been put on hold. However, we are currently arranging a Gift Day for Saturday 30th May. Alongside this, and as part of a gift offering, we hope to hold a volunteer work party for suitably socially distanced outdoor work on the Church grounds and buildings. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools and equipment.
State Examinations
Much confusion has surrounded both the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations this year. The first to receive clarity was the Junior Certificate years as they were assured that they would receive certificates of completion without having to sit examinations. The Leaving Certificate has now been deferred and candidates can opt for predictive grades which may allow them to progress to further education, or if they so wish, they can opt to sit examinations at a later date. This is still surrounded by much controversy, debate and uncertainty and we pray for all those caught up in this with all its related anxiety.
their consistent supply of valued guidelines, issued to parishes, during ever changing and challenging times.
Christian Burial:
Jim Doherty. We shall very much miss Jim from our fellowship and friendship in this place and extend at this time of much loss our prayerful solidarity to Jim’s wife, Cresten, and their children and families.
A Special Thank You:
Fiona Masterson, a teacher here in Whitechurch National School and one of our Youth Club Leaders, along with another teacher, designed and released a free printable activity book called “The Great Isolation Activity Book”. This is for children to do at home during lockdown. Due to its success, they then went on to create a version for teens and adults and asked that people consider kindly donating to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland for downloading it. give. This proved so successful that they so far have raised over €5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, so, well done Fiona and Lucy, an amazing effort on your behalf.
Whitechurch Bowls Club:
We are coming to the end of another enjoyable and successful season of Indoor Bowling and delighted to get to four finals. Our Miller team were narrowly beaten by Clonkeen after an excellent match in Clontarf. The Rohu team played Clonkeen in the final of the Rohu Cup in Castleknock and this time we took home the cup! Our Price and Kerr teams reached the finals but unfortunately due to Covid-19 it was not possible for the finals to be played. A decision was made by the Executive of the Indoor Bowling Association that both teams who got to the final would be deemed joint winners. Our season was cut short this year with our Annual Dinner cancelled but we are having a Virtual AGM to close our season. One of our members, Peter Osman, has been providing a quiz twice a week to fill the gap in our lives left by not having bowls nights.
Rector: The Rev’d. Stephen A Farrell Diocesan Reader: Margaret Healion Review: Alan Nairn
Review notes: Margaret Healion
Parish Offifice: Tel. 406 4730
Services: Sundays –10.30a.m.
Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer: daily. Website:
The Rector writes...
At the time of writing it is my birthday! I’m not big on birthdays, but thanks to Laura and the young ladies I am having a glorious day. Food has arrived from a nice restaurant somewhere in the depths of D4 and there are admirably straightforward instructions as to how to turn the box of delights into dinner.
In the next month four of us have birthdays. The daughters have been told that they won’t have parties with their friends or see their grandparents. They have taken this with remarkable stoicism. In the greater scheme this is obviously of little consequence, but it has made me conscious of the ever growing list of things to which people will have been looking forward only to have them cancelled. Weddings, graduations, baptisms, birthdays, concerts, holidays . . . . It creates what the Bishop of Cork has called a Pandemic of Disappointments. Everyone is dealing with a virtual world that is expanding as their ‘real’ world continues to contract. When normality returns we will have to allow ourselves a few random celebrations and perhaps even a few tears for expected and anticipated joy lost to us.
Return to Public Worship
The government has published its roadmap for the reopening of society. Churches are to reopen along with other Category 4 services
 From the Registers
Thursday 16th April in Mount Jerome Crematorium – Emily Lee
Wednesday 29th April in Mount Jerome Crematorium – Valerie Hanna
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mandy Swanwick and her brother Jonathan Lee on the death of Emily. With Fred Hanna junior. Siddy Percival, Callie Hanna and Judy Pleass on the death of Valerie. They are also with Torren Gale on the death of his father. May they know the comfort of the risen Lord in their loss.
Canon Horace McKinley: Tel: 493 3953
Rev. Michael Heaney: Tel: 086 265 1791
Parish Offifice: Tel/Fax: 493 4972 (for P.A. & Secretary), Rector’s P.A. Janet Gillis, Monday-Thursday 9.00-1.00p.m. Secretary: Sylvia Byrne, Thursday & Friday 9.00-5.00p.m. Review: Heather Plummer, Tel: 494 4809
Sunday Services: 8.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 7.00 p.m.
Thank You:
It would be remiss if sincere thanks were not expressed to the Archbishop, the Diocesan Office staff and Church House staff for

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