Ballinalee

Christmas Party Night: Will take place at the Stag’s Head on Friday, December 21 next. Music and food will be supplied on the night and bookings can be made by contacting Jerome on (043) 3323172.

Christmas Party Night: Will take place at the Stag’s Head on Friday, December 21 next. Music and food will be supplied on the night and bookings can be made by contacting Jerome on (043) 3323172.

BABY BOY: Congrats to Paul and Lorraine Lee Aughagreagh on the birth of their first child a baby boy.

SANTA: Santa will be coming to Ballinalee on Sunday next at 4pm in Rawles lounge. All the children will receive a little gift from Santa on the day. All proceeds from the day will go towards the Chernobyl Christmas Fund.

COLLECTION: The recent collection outside Ballinalee PO for the Irish Wheelchair Assoc raised 246 euro. Many thanks to all who contributed.

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 2,11,12,24.No jackpot winner. 1 X 60 euro Katelyn McKeon Curry Longford. Sellers prize Michael Carrigy. Jackpot 3600 euro. Draw in Farrells.Lines are 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.

DVD: Copies of the Mock Wedding which took place recently are on sale for those who didn’t get to make the ceremony. Contact Frank Reuynolds or any of the local shops. Cost 10euro.

CRIB: Many thanks to all who helped erect the crib and tree in the village. Thanks to all the parents and children who attended. Thank to Brian Gorman for the sound and Colm Nugent for wiring up everything.

MESSAGE FROM SANTA: Dear boys and girls. I need your help please. Will you look through your toys and pick one that is in perfect condition to give to me so that I will have enough toys for every child in the world on Christmas Eve. Like many families in Ireland and the whole world today Santa is finding it hard to pay enough to makers to make all the toys he needs. So like many other people and families I am asking for help.Can you help me please ? If your answer is yes then bring your toys to either the 7pm vigil mass of the third Sunday of Advent (December 15) in Saint James Church or the 11am Mass next day in Holy Trinity Church. Just before the final blessing you will be invited to carry your toy with all the other children to the stable where Jesus will be born on Christmas Day. When you are moving away from the stable it would be lovely if all the children led Father Brian and all the people in Church in singing a song for Jesus. After Mass two of Santa’s helpers will take your toys from the stable and send them off to me in Lapland at the North Pole on Monday so that they will reach me during the week. When they arrive all my helpers,the little elves have promised to lend a hand to have them on my sleigh for Rudolf and the other reindeers to pull me and my sleigh full of toys around the world through the sky on Christmas Eve stopping to drop of toys to every good boy and girl in every country. Make sure you are in bed early on Christmas Eve before I arrive at the chimney of your home or wherever you may be visiting for Christmas. Thank you boys and girls and I wish you and all your families a very happy Christmas and New year. Love and prayers , Santa.