Congratulations to Padraig and Dervill Cooney, Kilmacannon, Newtownforbes on the birth of their baby son Senan. We have heard that Dara is delighted with his new brother.
The Thursday Club will resume on Thursday, 5th February in the parish hall from 2 - 4pm. New members welcome. Thanks to all who donated spot prizes to our Christmas party.
Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday, 15th February at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.
Pieta House Presentation
Following on from our very successful pre Christmas craft and artisan fair the committee presented a cheque for the proceeds to Catherine Lane from Pieta House last Saturday night. The amount raised was €1000 and the committee would like to thank all who helped in any way towards raising the funds. We have been told by Pieta House that the amount raised is enough to see one person through the entire process at Pieta and will go a long way towards saving someone’s life. A special word of thanks to Michael & Bridget Reilly of the Castle Inn for their hospitality on the night.
On Saturday last, Newtownforbes and Kilglass Shorin Ryu Karate welcomed the President of AMA Ireland, Sensei Sean O’Brien to their club. There was a record attendance of students and a great days training was had by all. The day culminated with the grading of a number of students. Well done to Ciaran and Allen from the Kilglass club who achieved the rank of Brown belt. A special word of congratulations to Ronan McCormack who was awarded his 1st Dan. Ronan has been a member of the club since its inception and his grade is very well deserved. Well done also to Neil Devlin and Ann Devlin who both achieved the grade of 2nd Dan. The cobwebs have well and truly been blown away!! A big thank you to all the parents who made a huge effort to have everyone there and also to the “kitchen staff” for the endless supply of tea/coffee and goodies! Our next squad training is on 8th February next with leagues starting on 22nd February. Training times are as follows Monday (juniors) 7pm - 7.45pm (seniors) 7.45pm - 8.30pm in Newtownforbes and Wednesday 7pm - 8pm Kilglass. New members are always welcome and for further information contact Sensei Ann Devlin on 087 9248816.
This collection takes place next weekend 7th February. This helps to send invalids to Lourdes.
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 6th of February, commencing at 10pm. Further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640