DEATH: Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Charlie Fagan, Correally, Collinstown and Mexico whose ashes were interred in Coolamber Cemetery on Tuesday of last week. May he rest in peace.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES: For 2013 can be booked anytime or after Mass in the Sacristy with any of the priests. We are asked to confirm any existing bookings for the year ahead as soon as possible for the Sacristy Diary after Mass. Fr. McGrath 087 8363523, Mgr. Earley 043 6676044.
ALTAR SOCIETY: The ladies who take care of the church for us are seeking new volunteers who might be able to offer a few hours a month to help inside the church. Perhaps some might consider this for the year ahead.
LISMACAFFREY NATIONAL SCHOOLS: Old and new and Rath School past pupils as well as Church of Ireland School, Streete are invited to the Parish Park on Thursday, Jan 31st at 8p.m. when, as mentioned last week, Henry Healy will attend to help us launch our gathering 2013. We need addresses for any past pupils of all the Schools to help us. We are also holding other events during the year for the Gathering including the Walking Festival 3 day event in May, Our Vintage Weekend in July, a major Bowls event, a badminton weekend at dates to be arranged. Please let us have any addresses of people living outside the parish and the Country so we can send literature and invitations. Now is the time to prepare so please help us get ready.
BINGO: Every Monday night 8.30p.m. in Streete Parish Park where the jackpot is currently €17,400. We pay out a minimum of €2050 each Monday night.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the jackpot in Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw last week. The three €40 winners were Marian Seery c/o bingo; Ursula Flynn, Russagh, Rathowen and Peggy O’Connor 8 Marian Ave. Edgeworthstown. Our jackpot for next Monday night draw is €10,600. We once again ask people to support our lotto especially those who use our walkway as this is our only income. Envelopes are €2 or three envelopes in same draw €5 and we have 1 year envelopes for €50. If none of these are suitable we are also on line at www.streetesportscomplex.ielocal lotto.
NOTES: Anyone wishing to have a news item or whatever is welcome but they must be in with me by text 086 2596656; landline 0436685116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 8p.m. on Sunday night. – Thank you.
ZUMBA: Dancing in Streete Parish Park every Wednesday 8p.m., new dancers welcome.
BADMINTON: - in Streete Parish Park every Thursday 9p.m. New members male and female welcome.
STREETE BOWLS: The Streete bowlers made a welcome return to the mats after the Christmas break. Next week the Westmeath League resumes with the Streete C team taking on the A team in division 1, whilst Streete B and D go head to head in division 2. For the sixth consecutive year, the Streete Bowls Club, in cooperation with the Westmeath county executive host the Westmeath singles competition. This year the Streete entry will be exceptionally strong. Any member of the A team which is top of the League, is capable of bringing the singles trophy back to Streete. When we add in the Kelly brothers, Sean Flood and Tommy Connell it gives an idea of the talent available. This event takes place in the Streete Complex on Sunday 20th. January at 2 0’clock p.m. Spectators are invited to this event. New members are welcome. Why not try a new sport for the New Year!!!
WILDLIFE CLUB: The club vermin control scheme is on-going with vermin shoots on every Sunday until the end of February. The club winter league Clay Shooting will get underway on Thursday 7th February next, full details later. On behalf of all club members we send best wishes to our Chairman Padraig McGauran who is celebrating a special birthday this week.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: The Ramblers visited The Hill of Down for a walk along the Royal Canal last Sunday afternoon. They headed west along the towpath, on The Royal Canal Way past Ballasport Bridge and on towards White Island before turning back after an invigorating stretch of the legs. The afternoon ended with refreshments back at The Hill of Down. On next Sunday, January 20th, the Ramblers will visit Kilbixy. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet in Kilbixy at 2