LONGFORD HOSPICE FUNDRAISER: Following the hugely successful production of ‘Callaghan’s Place’, Newtowncashel Drama Group will restage ‘Callaghan’s Place’ by John McDwyer in ‘The Hill’, Newtowncashel on Sunday March 3rd at 8.30 p.m. Admission by ticket only - adults €10, students (primary and secondary) €5. Tickets can be reserved by calling David Hanley on (086) 8222 655.
TEEN MASS: A full rehearsal for all participants in the upcoming Teen Mass on March 10th will be held in the Church on Saturday March 2nd, from 7.00pm sharp to 7.45pm.
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Maura Skelly and Rory Brehon who were married on Friday February 22nd. We wish them luck and happiness.
EARLY MORNING LENTEN MASSES: During Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This arrangement will give a greater number of people an opportunity to go to Mass during Lent.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Stations of the Cross is a devotion that may be performed at any time of the year but is particularly suited to the Lenten Season. Instead of the Rosary, the Way of the Cross will be followed in the Church on the Fridays of Lent at 7.30pm. All are urged to make a special effort to participate in this traditional devotion.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Wednesdays from 3pm to 9pm. All are welcome.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: The Annual Pilgrimage takes place from May 27th to June 1st, and 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. The recent Lourdes Sick Pilgrims’ Collection realised €530.00. The organisers thank the collectors and all who contributed so generously. The fund is used to subsidise the air fare of sick or assisted people who join the Diocesan Pilgrimage.
STATIONS: The Spring Stations will conclude this week. The households hosting the upcoming stations this week are as follows: CLERAUN AND LISMAGAWLEY, Monday February 25th, at the home of Anna and James Costello; FORTHILL, Tuesday February 26th, at the home of Rachael and Mark Bermingham; CROSS AND CLARAS, Thursday February 28th, at the home of Gráinne and Joseph Mulvihill. Confessions at 7.45pm. Mass at 8pm.
INFORMATION EVENING: County Longford VEC hosts an Information Evening in the Longford Arms Hotel on Monday February 25th from 5.00pm – 7.30pm to provide adults with information and advice on full time and part time VEC courses. All are welcome.
Thanks: The committee and members of the Co Longford Branch of Multiple Sclerosis would like to thank most sincerely the organisers of the Christmas Day Run/Walk from Cashel to Lanesboro, which raised over €7,000 for the branch. A speacial word of thanks to all the participants, those who fundraised for the event, and everybody who helped in any way on the day to contribute to the smooth running of this annual event. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated, these funds will go along way in helping the members of our society for the coming year.