Newtowncashel

COMMUNITY GAMES

COMMUNITY GAMES

Anyone who has Tesco tokens collected can hand them in to our local shop L&K or any committee member. Please keep collecting them thank you!

Hard luck to the Girls U13 Basketball team, who lost out to Carrickedmond in the Longford semi-final.

There will be news on our Sports day which will take place shortly; keep watching this space!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Gerard Dennigan, Derryhaun, on winning the Player of the Year title in Althone Institute of Technology last week. And well done to Aidan Rowan, Derrydowna, who was also on the shortlist of the final three.

ENGAGEMENT

We extend our congratulations to John Rowan, Derrygowna, and Niamh Moran, who got engaged recently. We wish them luck and happiness as they plan their married life together.

WELL DONE

Well done to the Southern Gaels Minor Team who defeated Granard/Ballymore in their 11-a-side final last Sunday.

BADMINTON

Badminton continues in “The Hill” on Thursday nights at 9.00pm. New players are always welcome!

TODDLER GROUP

The Toddler Group continues activities in “The Hill” on Tuesday mornings, from 9.30 – 11.30am. All are welcome!

PARISH WEBSITE

The new parish website is being launched. It will include details of all Clubs, Societies and businesses. Please contact any of the following if you want to have your details included – Peter O’Boyle, Ger Farrell, Christy Hopkins, Michelle Casey, Kevin Casey, Mick Casey.

LENTEN MASSES

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

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.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

The Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 27th to June 1st , five nights, fully inclusive price €699.00. Flights from Knock. Contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 (01) 241 0811 or (01) 241 0812. Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev. Michael Scanlon PP, Cloghan, Birr, Co Offally, (090) 645 7122. See Church notice boards for details. The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. Names should be submitted as soon as possible please to Elizabeth Clyne (043) 332 5156.

CAIRDE BEAG

Cairde Beag, Pre-School and Childminding, Carrowbeg – Enrolment is now open for the free pre-school year under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (E.C.C.E.) in September. Early booking is advisable. Proprietor, Síle Finnegan (043) 332 5889, (086) 317 5753.

CONFESSIONS

Confessions will be heard on Tuesday April 19th at 8.00pm. All who wish to go to Confession for Easter should avail of the opportunity.

ALTER SERVERS PRACTICE

An Alter Servers’ practice for Holy Week will be held in the Church on Tuesday April 19th at 4.30pm. All servers who are to be involved in the ceremonies are asked to attend.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOLY WEEK

Fr Brady would like to hear from people who are willing to read or participate in processions and the re-enactment of the Washing of the Feet.

PTAA

A Pioneer meeting will be held in “The Hill” on Wednesday April 13th at 8.00pm, to choose the date of this year’s outing. All members are requested to attend, please.

TIDY TOWNS WALK

Newtowncashel Tidy Towns Annual Sponsored Nature Walk takes place on Monday May 2nd.

NEWTOWNCASHEL DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP

A full training session will be held on Thursday 14th at 7.30pm in the GAA Clubhouse. All are welcome. People who have trained in recent years may need to renew their certification. Please contact Geraldine Greene (087) 619 0134 or Mairéad Farrell (086) 856 6608.