Newtownforbes local news Jan 28

Commitment ceremony: The Commitment ceremony for the boys and girls for Confirmation will take place on this Sunday at 11am Mass.

Commitment ceremony: The Commitment ceremony for the boys and girls for Confirmation will take place on this Sunday at 11am Mass.

The ceremony of light for Confirmation will be held on Tuesday March 8th at 7.30pm.The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Thursday March 31st at 3pm.

FIRST CONFESSION

First confession will be celebrated on Wednesday March 2nd at 7.30pm.

TROCAIRE SAYS THANKS

On January 12th 2010 Haiti one of the poorest countries in the world was devastated by an earthquake. In less than one minute up to 300,000 people were killed and 1.3 million were left homeless. The Irish people responded to this disaster by donating 7.8 million euro to Trocaire. One year on Trocaire wishes to say thanks.

Clonguish GAA Lotto Draw

The wining numbers on 22nd Jan were – 12, 13, 21, 25. 100 euro – 086 8130769; 50 euro Breda and John 086 3742545; 25 euro Cathy Flynn The Village; 25 euro Jim and Marie c/o Casey's. The winning numbers on Jan 15th were – 17, 21, 24, 28. 100 euro Claire McGlynn Rooskey; 50 euro Tom McGrath Curryline; 25 euro Terry McCaffrey; 25 euro Brenda Quinn. Next week's draw will be held in Casey's with a jackpot of 3300 euro.

THE SHANE BRENNAN RUN

The results are as follows 1st male Fionnan Reilly Cavan 16.08; 1st female Pauline Curley Tullamore 18.20; 1st local Pauric Cooney, Kilmacannon 21.20; 80 runners finished.

Parish records

The parish records for 2010 reveal the following baptisms 41 (including 8 Longford parish) , First Holy Communion 34, Confirmation 39 , marriages 14 (including 9 from Longford). Deaths 15 in the parish last year. May they rest in peace. The average age of the deceased 76.2 years.

CHURCH GATE

COLLECTION

The Church gate collection in aid of Longford Womens Link will be taken up on this weekend.

SYMPATHY

We extend sincere sympathy to the following families in our parish – The Killeen family Castlecourt on the death of Eilish Killeen, The Bohan family Currygranny on the death of Brendan Bohan, The Douglas family Briskill on the death of Paddy Douglas and the Feeney family Treel on the death of Anthony Feeney and the McManus family Ballagh on the death of Ellen McManus. May they rest in peace.