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AFTER SPENDING more than a decade together in the same nursing home, it is time for Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill, and Mary O’Brien to bid farewell to one another. This is 3 Hail Marys, which is coming to the Town Hall Theatre.
The family of celebrated Attymass priest Fr Patrick Peyton have said no contact has been made with them about the exhumation of his body.
The Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar was packed to capacity on Wednesday for a special Mass of remembrance for David Gavin, the 26-year-old Breaffy footballer who lost his life in a swimming accident in Canada on June 30. The memorial Mass saw prayers offered for David's family and friends and for finding his body so he can be laid to rest at home.
Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.
A service of remembrance for parents and families of all babies and children who died last year at Mayo General Hospital, including miscarriages, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths, will take place at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, on Friday February 27.
A special exhibition charting the extraordinary life and times of the ‘Rosary Priest’, Fr Patrick Peyton, is to open in his native Attymass on Sunday.
James Kilbane is to be the special guest artist for the Castlebar Gospel Choir’s summer concernt on Sunday, May 11.
Our photograph today is of a group from the Sodality in the Jes being led by Bobby Molloy with the IHS flag. They are crossing O’Brien’s Bridge as part of the annual Procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Willy Forken is in front of the right hand row, and among the others are Johnny Holland and Johnny Whelan.