Two musical sisters from Termon have been recognised as heroes of their parish in national awards announced at Knock Shrine.

Jessica and Danielle O’Flynn were announced as regional  ‘Parish Hero’ award winners on Sunday. The awards celebrate the kindness and generosity of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The O’Flynn were chosen for their kind efforts sharing music with the community during the pandemic.

Nominated by their parish priest Fr Patrick McHugh PP, he said that these teenage sisters provided the music for all the liturgies in the Parish Church and have provided spiritually uplifting hymns and music for the liturgies on the parish Facebook page.

They organised a virtual Carol service, contacting the younger members of the community to take part. This has been broadcast on St Columba’s Church Termon page.

“They give their time freely and voluntarily to the Church and their singing brings spiritual comfort to so many people as shown by the positive comments after each broadcast,” Fr McHugh said.

Fr McHugh said that he was delighted that the girls have got this recognition.

“They are the winners from the Ulster province and we as a parish are very proud of them. It has put Termon on the national stage.”

Winners will receive a gift of appreciation from Knock Shrine, our National Marian Shrine and were celebrated with an acknowledgment at the “Carols by Candlelight” service in Knock Basilica on Sunday.