Newtownforbes

Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Teresa Mulleady and family, Creenagh and the Sorohan Family, Newtownforbes on the death of Sean Mulleady. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Teresa Mulleady and family, Creenagh and the Sorohan Family, Newtownforbes on the death of Sean Mulleady. May he rest in peace.

Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 30/01/2013 – Lotto Draw Bonus 36 – Winner Majella Meade €45. Next draw 06/02/2013.

Scoil Mhuire: Scoil Mhuire would like to thank the parents and pupils of the school for the fantastic response to the St. Vincent De Paul collection which was held in the school before Christmas. Reminder to fill in the survey re future patronage of our school. You will need your PPS number. Closing date 8th February. www.education.ie

Clonguish Óg: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Clonguish Óg AGM was cancelled on 1st February and will now take place on Friday 8th February in the Ralph Room at 8pm”.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate: Despite a large number of students and instructor being struck down by the “dreaded flu” bug over the last few weeks there has been great attendance at classes and we would like to thank all of our students and parents for their continued dedication and commitment. Also a special word of thanks to Sensei Kelly and Jordan for stepping into the breach. Classes continue as usual on Monday from 7-8pm and Friday 7.30-8.30pm. Our next grading will be coming up in March and it is important that all students have their required training hours in order to be eligible for consideration. Our next inter club tournament will be held in the Kilglass Dojo on 23rd February next- Saturday- start time 10.30 am (tbc). There will be individual kata competition, kumite competition and team kata competition. All interested in taking part are asked to let Ann know as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to participate. It is a great fun way of getting to know all the other students in the organisation. Any queries please contact Ann on 087 9248816.

Blessing of the Throats: As the feast of St. Blaise falls on a Sunday the blessing of the throats will be celebrated on Monday at the 7pm mass.

Year of Faith Series: The next talk in the Year of Faith series in the Pastoral Centre, St. Mel’s College is on Thursday February 7th. The title of the talk is “Faith and Parenting”. Speaker is Mary Quinn. Time 8pm.

Bereavement Course: A Bereavement Course will be held in the Family Centre, Longford beginning on Ash Wednesday February 13th at 8pm. The course will last six weeks. For further information call 043 3346827 or mobile 087 2843034.

Senior Citizens: Club will re-open on Thursday next 7th February at 1.30pm – 2.00pm. New members always welcome.

Suggestion box: How might we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our parish Church? Please place any suggestions you may have in the box provided at the church doors.

Community Alert: |Annual €5 to meet the cost of testing is now due. Please pay your area rep, Archie Bell or Thomas Casey in the village. Ensure that you put your name, address and phone number on the envelope.