New stations blessed at St Feichin’s Mass
Eleven priests concelebrated this year’s annual Mass of St Feichin, patron saint of Abbey parish in Co. Galway, for a congregation of over 450.
Chief celebrant was Fr John Hickey, CC Abbey parish and the homilist was Fr Pat Conroy PP. Fr Brendan Duggan of Athea, Co. Limerick blessed 14 Stations of the Cross before Mass – originally owned by the Sisters of Mercy in Doon - which he donated to the parish last year after buying them at an auction.
Young people were at the fore during the Mass with young musicians playing during the Offertory procession, the first Holy Communicants from St Feichin’s National School composed and read the Prayers of the Faithful and St Feichin’s Choir with Carmel O’Halloran and Florence Lyons, and musical director Mary Lyons Cunningham sang the hymns throughout the Mass.
St Feichin’s Holy Well and St Feichin’s cemetery are located in the tranquil setting in the foothills of the Lackan Mountains.
Charity sleep-out in the North West
Simon Week, now in its 10th year, is from Monday, October 2 to Sunday, October 8 nationally. As part of this week Galway and North West Simon Communities are seeking volunteers to ‘sleep out’ on Friday, October 6 in Galway, Sligo and Letterkenny. The Sleep Out will raise awareness of the work the Simon Communities do locally and raise much needed funds to sustain services in the North West. If you wish to sign up and make a difference please contact the following: Amy in Galway Amy.Lavelle@galwaysimon.ie Mary in Sligo/Leitrim firstname.lastname@example.org and Collette in Donegal email@example.com