Newtowncashel March 11

CANARIES - Newtowncashel Drama Group’s production of “Canaries” by Bernard J Farrell will be staged again in “The Hill” on Friday March 11th due to popular demand.

CANARIES - Newtowncashel Drama Group’s production of “Canaries” by Bernard J Farrell will be staged again in “The Hill” on Friday March 11th due to popular demand.

Doors open at 8.00pm. Curtain at 8.30pm sharp. Admission is strictly by ticket only, Adults €10.00, Primary Children €5.00. Tickets are available from Kevin Casey, telephone (086) 843 6651. The play contains adult humour which may not be suitable for children.

PTAA

Congratulations to the five Golden Jubilarians who received their emblems and diplomas at mass on Temperance Sunday. Ten children enrolled as Young Pioneers.

RURAL TRANSPORT

With the current economic climate there are rumours that both the Rural Transport Scheme and the Lough Ree Co-Op are under threat. It would be a shame if either or both of these very important services are cut as both are vital to the fabric of our rural community.

If there is any indication that we are going to have to do without these, please let your voice be heard, as so many people depend on them!

LENTEN MASSES

During Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7.00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning on Ash Wednesday. This arrangement will give a greater number of people an opportunity to receive the ashes and to come to Mass during Lent.

LOTT JACKPOT

No winner of this week’s Club Lotto Jackpot.Numbers drawn: 2, 18, 27, 28.Winner of thirty euro was Nora Nolan and twenty euro each to Richard Farrell, Barney and Carmel Donlon and Tommy Hanley. Jackpot next week is 3,500 euro and draw takes place in Fallon’s. Team on duty will be contacted before the week-end.

BADMINTON

Newtowncashel Badminton Club has resumed activities on Thursday nights in “The Hill” at 9.00pm. Members are invited to retrieve their racquets and take to the court! New players are welcome.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

The Stations of the Cross is a devotion that may be performed at any time of year but is particularly suited to the Lenten Season. Instead of the Rosary, the Way of the Cross will be followed on the Fridays of Lent at 7.30pm. All are urged to make a special effort to participate in this traditional devotion.

THANK YOU

Fr Brady expresses his appreciation and thanks, for their welcome, hospitality and generosity, to the thirteen households who hosted the Spring Station Masses. Thanks in particular to the households who stepped in to ensure the continuity of the Station tradition in their areas.

TIDY TOWNS

The monthly meeting will be held in “The Hill” on Ash Wednesday, March 9th, at 9.00pm.

Longford County Council has commenced the laying of ducting preparatory to the undergrounding of overhead electricity lines and the erect ion of ornate lighting columns. This will be the most significant enhancement of the Village streetscape in several years.

PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Parish Pastoral Council will meet in “The Hill” on Thursday March 24th at 8.30pm.

TODDLER GROUP

The Toddler Group meets in “The Hill” every Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am. All welcome!

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

Fairtrade Fortnight, with the theme “Show off your Label”, runs from Monday, February 26th to Sunday March 13th. The fortnight is an invitation to highlight Fairtrade labels on products, particularly cotton clothing. www.fairtrade.ie/fortnight.