Hallelujah for singing priest as he takes new-found fame in his stride

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2014 at 2:36 am


Hallelujah for singing priest as he takes new-found fame in his stride

A Meath priest who has become an internet sensation overnight has taken his new-found fame in his stride.

Known locally as the singing priest, Fr Ray Kelly’s version of the Leonard Cohen hit Hallelujah performed at a local wedding clocked up almost 2.5m hits on YouTube.

The Oldcastle parish priest brought newly-weds Leah and Chris O’Kane to tears after he surprised them from the altar with a personalised version of the song — containing their names — during the ceremony. After his rendition brought the shocked wedding guests to their feet for an ovation, he calmly returned to the pulpit to deliver the final prayer.

Since the video went viral, a different clip has also been uploaded to Facebook of a wedding where Fr Kelly sang the Westlife hit, You Raise Me Up, to another couple.

Yesterday, while preparing for a local funeral, he said: “I’m taking it all in my stride.

“Leah and Chris sent me an email to thank me and to tell me I was on YouTube. I think I’ve gone into YouTube twice in my life so I clicked on the link to see what it was all about and saw it had been viewed 8,000 times.

“Within an hour, I was getting phone calls from all over the place to tell me I was on YouTube, Facebook and everywhere else.”

Fr Kelly, who worked in Africa and the US before moving to Oldcastle a number of years ago, is well-known for his singing and used to be a member of the St Mary’s Musical Society in Navan.

He explained it all started at a wedding in Co Fermanagh a few years ago. “I was at a wedding in Enniskillen and the singers began Hallelujah and put in the bride and groom’s name.

“I said I have to get this so I asked for a copy of their words after the service and decided on JLS as a backing track.

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August 2014, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2014 at 2:47 am

Calendar August 2014

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August 2014, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.  This happens only once every 823 years.  The Chinese call it ‘Silver pockets full. “So: send this message to your friends and in four days money will surprise you. Based on Chinese Feng Shui. Whoever does not transmit the message… may find themselves poor
I obeyed (you never know).

Barack Obama jokes

In Uncategorized on March 17, 2014 at 2:40 am
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Q: Barack Obama is on a sinking ship, who gets saved? A: The Country!
Q: What drink do you get with the McObama Happy Meal in Pakistan? A: No drink JUST ICE!
Q: What did Osama Bin Laden’s ghost say to Mitt Romney? A: “Don’t be sad, Obama’s foreign policy killed me too”
Q: Whats Michelle Obamas favorite vegetable? A: Barackoli
Q: What’s the difference between Ross Perot and Barack Obama? A: Ross Perot is crackpot with big ears; Barack Obama is a pothead with big ears. A muslim, a socialist, and a communist walk into a bar. The bartender says hello Mr. President.
Q: Why won’t Barack Obama be celebrating his 51st birthday? A: Republicans won’t let Democrats raise taxes on the rich let alone Barack Obama’s age!
Q: Why did Obama change his name from Barry to Barack? A: He thought Barry sounded too American. U.S Presidents and Statesmen are on every piece Of U.S. currency. So Will Barack Obama Be Placed On The FoodStamp Card? What kind of doctor do you need to fix Obamacare? A URLologist
Q: What do Barack Obama & Tiger Woods have in common? A: They are both trying to screw everybody!
Q: What’s the main difference between Romneycare and Obamacare? A: The name.
Q: Why did Barack Obama save the auto industry? A: Because his shareholders are the American people!
Q: Other than health care what other promises has Barack Obama made to the American People? A: Balancing the budget, reining in the banks and putting a unicorn in every backyard!
Q: Why won’t Obama release his real birth certificate? A: He accidently smoked it.
Q: How did Barack Obama propose to Michelle Robinson? A: He got down on one knee and said “I don’t wanna be Obama self.
Q: How do you know your doctor is not a fan of Obama’s Health Care Plan? A: He/she has remodeled the waiting room with death paneling.
Q: Why can’t Obama dance? A: Cause he has two leftist feet.
Q: What’s more unacceptable than another 4 years of Obamacare? A: Another 8 years of Romneycare! Dear Women voters, Barack Obama lives in a house full of women. Mitt Romney has binders full of women.
Q: How is Obama going to make the tabacco industry pay for health care reform? A: By allowing Marlboro Miles to be redeemed for health care coverage!
Q: How is Barack Obama going to get Republicans to cross party lines and support health care reform? A: By giving their mistresses free breast implants! Q: Will health care be different under Barack Obama’s new reforms? A: No, but if you call right now, you might get an appointment by then!
Q: Why is Healthcare reform so important to the enigmatic Barack Obama? A: His pregnant mom was turned away from many hospitals and was forced to give birth in a manger!
Q: Why is it pointless for Barack Obama to hold Senior Citizens Q & A sessions on the internet? A: Because microwave ovens don’t have internet connections!
Q: Under Obama’s health care plan can you get coverage for preexisting conditions? A: Certainly, as long as they don’t require any treatment!



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