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Peter Rooney photographed during the 24 hour endurance tractor run in aid of the Louth Hospitals Group PPE with Jimmy and Phil Gorman, Luke Murtagh and Brian McGuinness. Picture Ken Finegan/
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Peter Rooney photographed during the 24 hour endurance tractor run in aid of the Louth Hospitals Group PPE with Jimmy and Phil Gorman, Luke Murtagh and Brian McGuinness. Picture Ken Finegan/ Newspics

Ken Finegan/Newspics

Peter Rooney photographed during the 24 hour endurance tractor run in aid of the Louth Hospitals Group PPE with Jimmy and Phil Gorman, Luke Murtagh and Brian McGuinness. Picture Ken Finegan/ Newspics

Knockbridge: The Alone organisation has launched a national support line for older people who have concerns or face difficulties relating to Coronavirus. Professional Staff are available to answer queries, give advice or reassurance if necessary. This support line is open 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm and the number to call is 0818222024.

Parish News

All Confirmations, First Communions, Baptisms, Wedding ceremonies are postponed until further notice. Attendance at funeral Masses should be limited to 10 people of immediate family but this may change to just committal services at graveside. A Live Streaming of Mass in the church takes place at 11.30am on Sundays. Log into: MCN Media, scroll to Rep. of Ireland then Co. Louth and then click on the image of St. Mary's Church, Knockbridge. This Mass will be offered for the anniversaries that have been booked for both Saturday and Sunday. Mass will also be celebrated at 9.30am via webcam, on Wednesdays and Fridays for all parishioners and for those nationally and internationally who have contracted the Coronavirus as well as for those who are caring for them at home or in hospital. If an elderly or vulnerable family member or neighbour would like Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brian to phone them for a chat or prayer please call the parish office, leave their name and number and Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brian will phone them. In keeping with data protection the phone number given will be used for this purpose only. Remember in your prayers Noreen Dooley (nee Atkinson), Coolderry, Inniskeen, Yvonne Dolan, Moynalty, who died recently.

St Brides GFC.

Due the COVID 19 situation, St Brides Healthy Club Project Team offer a service to anyone in our Community, Member or Non-Member, who needs help with collecting groceries, prescriptions, etc. All requests will be treated in confidence. Contact 085 7234668 or 086 4017098.

Bus Service

Flexibus Local Link is running a bus service from Knockbridge to Dundalk every Friday. The pick up time for this service is 9.00am and the return time is 12.30pm. For more information on this service or to book a seat ring 1800 303 707.

In need

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 0873518684

Parish Centre

Those wishing to book the Parish Centre for Funerals and other occasions, must contact Jean Myers directly at 042 9338670.

CE Scheme

There are vacancies for environmental workers for Knockbridge Parish, 19.5 hours per week. Contact CE Supervisor Tommy Reilly on 042 9374926 at Old School Building, Tallanstown, or email - midlouthceltd@gmail.com

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

June 16, 2020, 7 Nights - Spiritual Director. Fr Gerry Campbell. September 8, 2020 - Fr Oliver Brennan. Full bonding Insurance with Joe Walsh Tours. Contact Phyllis. 0872028492

Kilkerley

Best Wishes

The very best of good wishes and good health to Mona Lynch from Milltown who turns 101 years of age on Monday next, also Jem O'Hare, Donaghmore who celebrated 91 years of age on Thursday last and to Aidan Curran, Allardstown who is recovering from major heart surgery.

Parish News

Weekly parish envelopes can be left in the Church Porch on Saturdays from 5.00pm to 6.00pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am to 11.00am as Fr Gerry will be in the Church at those times. Anyone wishing to make their contributions on - line, please visit www.armagharchdiocese.org and locate 'Donate to our parish' button. All Confirmations, First Communions, Baptisms, Wedding ceremonies are postponed until further notice. . Attendance at funeral Masses should be limited to 10 people of immediate family but this may change to just committal services at graveside. A Live Streaming of Mass in the church takes place at 6.00pm on Saturdays. Log into: MCN Media, scroll to Rep. of Ireland then Co. Louth and then click on the image of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley. This Mass will be offered for the anniversaries that have been booked for both Saturday and Sunday. Mass will also celebrated at 9.30am via webcam on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all parishioners and for those nationally and internationally who have contracted the Coronavirus as well as for those who are caring for them at home or in hospital. If an elderly or vulnerable family member or neighbour would like Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brian to phone them for a chat or prayer please call the parish office, leave their name and number and Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brian will phone them. In keeping with data protection the phone number given will be used for this purpose only. Remember in your prayers, Yvonne Dolan, Moynalty, nee Brennan, Cortial, Pat Callan, Donaghmoyne, Tommy Mulholland, Kilkerley, Mary Bellew, Rathmore, Maggie Murray, Milltown, Joe Faughey, Donaghmore, Lily McArdle, formerly Donaghmore. Best wishes to parishioners who are hospitalised or unwell at home presently.

Emmets GFC

Due the COVID 19 situation, the club men and ladies adult teams offer service to anyone in our Community, Member or Non-Member, who needs help with collecting groceries, prescriptions, etc. All requests will be treated in confidence. Contact 0858783433. .

Callans Restaurant

The Restaurant is providing Take Away orders each Wednesday, Thursday - Friday 5.00pm - 9.00pm; Saturday 3.00pm - 8.00pm; Sunday lunch 12.00 - 3.30pm and Sunday evenings 4.00pm - 8.00pm. Pre-order by calling 042 9377246

Recent Deaths

Condolences to Mary and Raymond Brennan and family, Cortial, on the death of their daughter Yvonne Dolan, Moynalty who was laid to rest on Friday last.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

June 16, 2020, - 7 Nights Spiritual Director Fr Gerry Campbell. September 8, 2020 - Fr Oliver Brennan. Full bonding Insurance with Joe Walsh Tours. Contact Phyllis. 0872028492

Bus Service

LH 501 Kilkerley to Dundalk Local Link Bus Service runs each Friday with pick up points - The School 9.00am, Quigley's Cross 9.05am, Hackballscross 9.10am, Little Mills 9.30am, Carrick Road 9.35am, arriving in Dundalk at 9.40am. The return journey begins at 12.30pm in Dundalk. Travel Pass holders travel free. Contact number is 046 9074830. Check www.locallinklmf.ie

Text Alert

If you want to receive text messages from Kilkerley Community Alert 'Text Alert' then text your full name, address and mobile number to 089 472 5650

Louth

Special wishes

We send special wishes and congratulations to Bernadette Gilmore who celebrated a very special birthday during the week. Bernadette is the daughter of the late Owney and Anne Gilmore Mullacrew. Despite of all the current restrictions and obeying them Bernadette celebrated her birthday in style. We join with all who knew Bernadette especially all around Mullacrew and Louth on wishing her a happy belated birthday.

St Vincent de Paul

We have being asked to remind you that for anyone who needs it St. Vincent De Paul is still in operation. Their phone number is 0857802304 and they will be able to help you.

Girl Guides

Even though we mentioned it last week we have being asked to thank the girl guides and brownies for their kind gesture of making up gift parcels for St. Peters nursing home Castlebellingham . Even in these times of lock down the guides/brownies are still keeping active within the confines of their own homes.

Parish Council

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who responded to the request to drop their weekly envelopes into the Parish House and particularly in the very generous manner they done so. They would ask all to continue. The envelopes can be dropped into the parish house at any time. Also please note the church remains open during normal hours each day.

Keeping fit

Even though all sport and training is closed down at the moment it is nice to see St. Mochtas players keeping fit by doing their own work outs be it running cycling or whatever. Let's hope football can resume shortly.

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