We're back to work, to school, and hopefully
back to normal (whatever that is!) after the lovely Summer.
I hope you had an opportunity to avail of the good weather and
make the most of it. I know that for some people it is the busiest
time of the year and you may be looking forward to a break at
a quieter time. However, for most of us it's back to routine
time. And the Newsletter is back too.
Late Brendan Healy R.I.P.
Sadly our Newsletter came to an abrupt end on the June Bank
Holiday week-end due to the untimely passing of Brendan Healy
who died unexpectedly at his home early on Tuesday, June 7th
last. His loss is a great blow to his wife, Mary, and to his
entire family. All our prayers and sympathy are with them at
this time. His loss is also keenly felt in the wider community.
One area where it is felt is in the production of the Newsletter.
For many years now Brendan and his family had produced the newsletter
faithfully every week-end. I don't have to tell you how important
and valuable a contribution to the local community this is.
I'm sure you have often noticed too the excellent editing and
layout - this was due to Brendan's single-handed dedication
and commitment to the task. Then, faithfully, every Saturday
afternoon he delivered it in his own car to all three Churches
in the Parish. It is only right and fitting that we would put
on record our appreciation and gratitude to this good man at
this time. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam uasal.
We are very lucky and grateful also to his family who, in spite
of their grief and loss, have very kindly agreed to carry on
producing the Newsletter for the time being.