PARTY FOR SR. BERNADETTE
Sr. Bernadette's party was held in the Den on Saturday 21st June 2008 after the 6.00pm Mass.
It was certainly a night of song and craic with great food and wine added for good measure!
John Monaghan proved to be the star of the night as he kept the music going until nearly 11.00pm.
With the help of the song lyrics displayed on 'the big screen'. there were no excuses for anyone not knowing the songs. Oliver Moore originally thought he had a date with Dolly Parton in Belfast, but God is good and his date was re-arranged for the Tuesday night instead! Oliver, Bill Monaghan, Paula Jordan, Pat McEvoy and Sr. Bernadette's sister, Anne, all gave us a solo performance.
Sr. Bernadette herself gave us a couple of songs
Hit songs of the night included 'Big Strong Man', 'The One Road', 'Fields of Athenry' 'Star of the County Down' and dozens more, but 1st prize must go to John Monaghan for his now famous rendition of 'Danny Boy'. It gets funnier every time you hear it.
The beautiful buffet was prepared earlier in the Den by the usual 'gang' of ladies and Fr. Powell very generously provided the wine.
When asked if she enjoyed the parrty, Sr. Bernadette said 'It was perfect'.
You can't get any better than that!!
Gerard Agnew getting ready to party!
Sheila Monaghan, Lily Finnegan, Teresa Fitzpatrick and Christine Molloy came along to support to Sr. Bernadette
The Duffy Clan
and the man himself - John Monaghan.
Joannie was in fine form
Joannie Duffy with her sister Mary and hubby Sean
Pat, Orla and Josephine McEvoy
Dessie and Anne Nicoletti
Joe Jordan with Fr. McDonagh and Robert
Marguerite McAvoy and Paula Jordan with mum, Nora Jordan, in the background having a cuppa
Sr. Bernadette giving Anne McEvoy absolution!
One glass is enough - especially for you Margaret!
Everyone enjoyed the lovely supper.
Kathleen Brady, Una Tucker and Maureen Frazer enjoying the craic.
Everyone keeping their eyes on the lyrics.
Rose Campbell coming up for seconds!
Kathleen McEvoy, Ann Blevins and Angela Monaghan keeping everything running smoothly in the kitchen
A lovely slice of tart for Fr. Martin
Dolly Parton wouldn't haven't served supper like this, Oliver!!
Plenty of sensible craic among this crowd -
Brendan McAteer, Liam Hendron, Peter McGivern, Ciara McAteer, Peter Hendron and Pat McEvoy
Lorna Hendron at the ribena again.
The N & M's -Nora, Marie and Mairead in charge of the tea.
Margaret Convery giving Mairead Weir advice (I think)
Helen McGrath keeps the food coming
Don't listen to her, Mairead!
Liz Trainor can't decide what to eat next
By the look on Margaret's face, Liz must be covering all options.
Sr. Bernadette told us how grateful she is for our prayerful support and how she is aware of it every single day of her life.
After singing a song in Sesotho, John told her her diction was perfect but her spelling was atrocious!
Pat McEvoy sings 'A Mother's Love is a Blessing'
Oliver Moore singing 'Danny Boy'
What a double act!
Oliver Moore and John Monaghan
Sr. Bernadette's sister, Anne, sings "Coat of many Colours"
At last, Helen gets sitting down!
Bill Monaghan concentrating on the lyrics.
Sr. Bernadette joining in with Anne
Nice one, Ciara!
Fr. Powell presents Sr. Bernadette with the proceeds of the collection
taken up at the weekend Mass which amounted to £2,200.00
Sr. Bernadette with her parents Sean and Joannie and the local Circle of Mercy group
that started the Education4Life fund in the Parish
L-R Kathleen McEvoy, Chris McGrath, Anne McEvoy, Fr. Powell,Monica Hamill, Joannie Duffy, Catherine McEvoy, Sr. Bernadette and Sean Duffy.
Missing from the photo is Margaret Convery