After a short stay in the home of Kate and Gerry Reilly in Tirnaskea South, Fr Matthias returns to his parish in Queenstown, Uganda on Monday 2nd July 2012. During his visit to the area, Fr Matthias participated in activities in Monaghan, Tydavnet and Roslea parishes, raising funds for the Youth Alive program of AIDS/HIV workshops in South Africa which he describes as “a province of death, disaster and despair”. He usually presides at four funerals a week!! Funds raised will support his area recovering from effects of Apartheid, oppression, unemployment, lack of water and electricity, crime, AIDS and drug abuse.
Football fundraiser in memory of the late little Eva Marina Reilly, in aid of the work of Fr Matthias Nsamba, includes a Past Masters football tournament chosen from Eire Óg, Seans, Keady, Scotstown, Truagh and Killevan on Saturday 30thJune at 3.30 pm in Kilmore grounds, Scotstown, with a draw in McCague’s pub afterwards. Lots of great prizes. Full details from Eva’s parents Kate (Coyle, Drumfurrer) 087 686 1568 or Gerry 087 7936927.
A charity cake sale will take place in Roslea, after the 10 am Mass, and in Monaghan town after the 10.30 am and 12.30 pm Cathedral Masses in the Chapter Room on Sunday 1st July. Donations of home produce/crafts and bakery items appreciated. Contact Kate 087 686 1568. Please, and thank you.
Fr Matthias, Kate, Gerry and friends would like to thank everyone for very generous donations to Fr Matthias’ great work. They will all be put to great use, and Fr Matthias will continue to remember all his new friends in his prayers.