Carrickedmond local news Dec 17

CAROLS: Pupils from St Sinneachs NS Colehill will perform the Nativity Play and a Carol Service in Carrickedmond church on this Wednesday evening the 15th December commencing at 7.30pm.

CAROLS: Pupils from St Sinneachs NS Colehill will perform the Nativity Play and a Carol Service in Carrickedmond church on this Wednesday evening the 15th December commencing at 7.30pm.

A very entertaining production is in store for all who attend.

Everyone from the parish is invited to come along to this Christmas event.


On Friday last MFS Fuels located in Carrickedmond beside the local parish hall re-opened under new management. Eugene Quaine well known in the area has opened the doors of this new local shop and will supply customers with petrol, fuel, daily papers along with other usual shop supplies. The shop will open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm.

On Sunday morning next the 19th December Eugene invites everyone in the area to come along to the shop where complementary tea and coffee will be offered to everyone who drops in. We all wish Eugene and his family good luck with this new venture and we encourage everyone to support MFS Fuels under new local management.


All schools in the area are now back to normal following the bad spell of weather we all experienced. However we are not out of the woods yet regarding the cold snap. Everyone should ensure extreme caution while out on the roads or walking on footpaths as more cold weather is forecast this week. Hopefully the weather is not as extreme as we had for the past two weeks as Santa Clause prepares for his big trip around Ireland and Carrickedmond in just under two weeks time. Hopefully he gets to visit all households in the parish.


Friday, 24th December: Christmas Eve: Confession in Carrickedmond

Church from 12.00 noon - 1.00p.m.; Friday, 24th December: Christmas Eve Mass in Abbeyshrule at 9.00p.m.

Saturday, 25th December: Mass in Carrickedmond at 10.00a.m. At Christmas Day Mass in Carrickedmond at 10.00a.m children are

invited to bring a gift to the crib, for the benefit of needy people.

St. Vincent de Paul will distribute the gifts. (Please note that there will not be Mass in Abbeyshrule on the evening of Saturday, 25th Dec.) Sunday, 26th December: Feast of the Holy Family, Mass in Carrickedmond at 10.00a.m. Sunday, 26th December: Mass in Abbeyshrule at 7.00p.m.


To Carrickedmond club man Pat Cahill who was successful in his bid for the Chairmanship of Longford County Board when he over came the challenge of Brendan Gilmore at the county GAA convention held in Longford on Thursday night last. Pat now enters his fourth year in charge of County GAA affairs and we wish him well in 2011.

Congratulations also to another Carrick club man Eugene Quaine who was returned unopposed to the position of Youth Officer for the coming year.


There will be a choir practice in Carrickedmond church on Sunday next the 19th Dec after 10am mass. The choir group will provide music and singing for the Liturgy in Carrickedmond over Christmas. If you can sing or play an instrument you are invited to come along to this practice.


Congratulations to the Carrickedmond division 6 badminton team who were victories recently over Lanesborough in the Midland badminton league. Team members on the night were William Glennon, Seamus Mc Cormack, Damian Rush and Stephen Mc Carthy. Well done lads and continued success in up-coming games.


From the parish with pictures of Carrickedmond and Abbeyshrule churches on the front are now on sale costing sixty cents each. If you would like to purchase some of these cards please contact Fr Tiernan.


The following services will be held over the Christmas period in the Ardagh Group of Parishes.

Sunday Dec 19th: Carol service in Kenagh church at 11.30am.

Christmas Eve 24th Dec: Holy Communion in Tashinney church at 7pm and in Kenagh church at 9pm.

Christmas Day 25th Dec: Holy Communion in Ardagh church at 10am and in Ballymahon church at 11.30am.

Sunday Dec 26th: Service of the Bible readings and Carols in Ballymahon church at 11.30am.

Please note that private Holy Communion for Christmas to the elderly and the housebound and to those in nursing homes will be administered during the two weeks prior to Christmas day by the rector.


Please remember to keep used stamps and place them in the box located and marked "Used Stamps" at the rear of the Carrickedmond church. These stamps will be collected and used by missionary groups who make a small amount of money by selling them to stamp dealers.