Place for re­flec­tion

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THE Holy Spirit Ora­tory in New­cas­tle was of­fi­cially opened on Sun­day with Mr.s Lexi Doyle a spe­cial guest for the oc­ca­sion.

Mrs. Doyle is the wife of the late Jack Doyle, the man who so gen­er­ously do­nated the site.

Mons. Enda Lloyd, Epis­co­pal Vicar for the Dio­cese was present for the bless­ing of the ora­tory fol­lowed by Mass. He was ac­com­pa­nied by New­cas­tle/Kilquade parish priest Fr. Liam Bel­ton, Fr. Joe Mur­phy of Grey­stones, Fr. Sean Smith from Newtownmountkennedy and Fr. Ea­mon Clarke from Kil­coole.

All parish­ioners were wel­come and the new ora­tory cer­tainly seems to have the wide­spread sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity judg­ing by Sun­day’s large at­ten­dance for the bless­ing.

Pre­vi­ously the site was oc­cu­pied by a pre­fab which has now been re­placed by the ora­tory, which will pro­vide a place for thought and re­flec­tion amidst the bustling parish. The build- ing will also have many parochial uses such as prayer ser­vices, rosary and many oth­ers in the plan­ning stages at present.

The com­mu­nity cen­tre com­mit­tee then laid on some re­fresh­ments back at the com­mu­nity cen­tre fol­low­ing the mass and bless­ing.

Mass on Satur­day evenings at 8 p.m. be­gin this week­end and there will also be mass at 10.30 a.m. in the morn­ing on Fri­days dur­ing Novem­ber.

Fr Liam Bel­ton and friends at the open­ing of the Holy Spirit Ora­tory in New­cas­tle.

Joe Dowl­ing presents flow­ers to Lexi Doyle.

Em­met and Gabrielle Buck­ley at the open­ing.

Fr Joe Mur­phy, Fr Sean Smith, Fr Liam Bel­ton, Fr Ea­monn Clarke and Mon­signor Enda Lloyd at the open­ing of the Holy Spirit Ora­tory in New­cas­tle.

Lorna Fan­thonn, Laura Flood, Grace Rein­hardt, Rachel McNa­nee, Robert Byrne and Fr Liam Bel­ton en­joy­ing the spe­cial day in Kilquade parish.

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