Ardagh local news Dec 24

CHRISTMAS: Penance service Wednesday 22nd December 7pm, St Brigids Ardagh. Mass on Christmas Eve St Mary's Moydow 7pm, St Brigids Ardagh 9pm.

CHRISTMAS: Penance service Wednesday 22nd December 7pm, St Brigids Ardagh. Mass on Christmas Eve St Mary's Moydow 7pm, St Brigids Ardagh 9pm.

Mass on Christmas Day St Brigids Ardagh 11am. Sunday 26th December St Mary's Moydow 10am; St Brigids Ardagh 11am.

GAA

St Patricks GAA annual charity Married Vs Single match takes place in Keenan Park, Ardagh on St Stephens Day at 2pm. Please come out and support this event. All proceeds raised will be donated to saint Christophers Day Centre.

TIDY TOWNS LOTTO

Numbers drawn 9,13, 14, 19. No winner. 25 euro each to Michael Moughty, Druming; Melisa Walshe Ballymahon;Claire Briggs c/o bingo.

RURAL TRANSPORT

Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) are delighted with the announcement in the recent budget that the rural transport programme will be continued in 2011 even with a slightly reduced budget. Timetable All routes for 2010 will be completed on Thursday 23rd December. Services for 2011 will resume on Tuesday 4th January.

BABY GIRL

Congratulations to Nicholas & Carmel Farrell Barney on the birth of a baby girl Caoimh a little sister to Diarmuid & Emma.

SERVICES

The following services will be held over the Christmas period in Ardagh group of parishes. All welcome.

Christmas Eve. Holy communion in Tashinny church at 7pm. Holy communion in Kenagh church at 9pm.

Christmas Day.

Holy Communion in Ardagh Church at 10am, Holy Communion in Ballymahon Church at 11.30am

Sunday after Christmas (December 26th)

Service of bible readings and carols in Ballymahon Church at 11.30am

Private Holy Communion for Christmas to the elderly and the housebound and to those in nursing homes will be administered during the two weeks prior to Christmas day by the rector.

GREETINGS

Wishing all readers of the Ardagh notes a happy &peaceful Christmas & safe travel to all those coming home for Christmas.