Cookery demonstration Herterich Artisan Butcher’s Ltd. are hosting a Cookery demonstration with Chef Adrian in aid of St. Christopher’s Services Ltd in The Longford Arms Hotel on Monday, 10th November at 8pm. Tickets are €10 and a raffle will also be held on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Brenda Barden Prior and Cathal Prior, Cluain Doire, Newtownforbes on the birth of their baby son, Alex. Abigail and Amelia are delighted with their new brother.
The month of October and November are traditionally the time for Stations Masses. Anyone who would like to host a Station Mass in their area, please contact Fr. Mc Govern.
Gortha Self Help Africa
Gortha church gate collection is on next weekend.
List of the Dead
November is the time of the year when we in a special way remember those family members and friends who ‘have gone before us marked with the sign of faith’ One way we can do this is by making a list of the dead and placing the names in the box in the sanctuary. They will be remembered at all the masses during November.
Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Joe McGlynn, Wood View, whose funeral took place last week. We also pray for the soul of Christina Hughes, Creenagh. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the families. May they rest in peace.
Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday, 9th November at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.
We held a very enjoyable and well supported information evening on Tuesday 21st of October, a huge thank you to all who attended and we hope to see you all back again. We are starting our Karate class before our next meeting so hopefully there won’t be too many injuries. Our lotto continues, jackpot €1750 we had two €20 winners in the last draw so stay in to win. We have plenty of activities coming up, so if you think you might like to join us feel free to come along, you never know what we might get up to.
The 2015 Parish Calendar is being prepared. Anyone who would like to sponsor a month please contact Fr. McGovern.
Warmer Homes Scheme
Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme. A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie Longford Warmer Homes have now a dedicated Facebook page to help get the word out that this free insulation service is available to those that qualify for it.
Pre Christmas Craft Fair
A pre Christmas craft fair will be held in the GAA complex, Newtownforbes on Sunday, 23rd November from 11-4pm in aid of Pieta House. There is a wide variety of crafters attending and a tremendous day is expected. A selection of goods available on the day include- wood products, preserves, knitting, crochet, patchwork, painting, jewellery, books, clothing, tupperware. forever living products as well as cake stands, cards & floral arrangements to name but a few! There will also be a raffle for a hamper as well as a big selection of other prizes on the day. There is a very limited numbers of tables left so if anyone would like to have a table please contact Ann Devlin on 087 9248816 for further information.
The next Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, on the first Friday, the 7th of November, commencing at 10pm with the Holy Rosary and Confession followed by Mass in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are nine offices of prayer recited throughout the night with time for quiet prayer. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray especially for the holy souls, and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640
Divine Mercy prayer meeting in St Mary’s parish church, Newtownforbes every Monday at 3pm. Special prayers include the Chaplet and Novena of the Divine Mercy, prayer of Concentration to the Divine Mercy and St Faustina’s Station of the Cross. All are welcome and bring a friend.