Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council

Parish Mission - The Vincentian ‘Ember Team’ will preach a Parish Mission in Cashel, commencing Saturday the 27th of September,and closing on Friday the 3rd of October. House to house visitation will take place during the week prior to the Mission. Eucharistic Ministers - The Roster runs out in May, 2014.It is hoped that current Ministers will continue but it will be necessary to add to their number. Towards tat end,the Parish Pastoral Council have kindly undertaken to recruot new members. Those who are approached are asked to respond positively. Training will be arranged early in 2014. Church Gate Collections - This issue was an item on the agenda of the recent Parish Pastoral Council meeting and was discussed at length. Organisers are reminded of the conditions under which such collections are premitted. In particular,their attention is drawn to the statutory distance of 25 metres,from the Church Gates. Parking at the Church. Persons with diminished mobility continue to suffer the consequences of inconsiderate parking. Spaces in the vicinity of the Church should be left for such persons and their access should not be impeded or obstructed. A car parked at the tower cuts off the entire area beyond that point.

School board

The School Board of Management will meet in the School, this Thursday 5th December, at 8p.m.

First Friday

This Friday is the ‘First Friday’ of December. The Holy Communnion calls to the sick and housebound, will be made on Thursday and Friday.


‘You Shall be My Witness’, Confirmation preperation programme’s second session, takes place in The Hill, this Friday the 6th of December, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Christmas cards

This year’s Christmas Card, produced by Declan Gilmore, features a Summer panorma of Newtowncashel Village. It’s an appropiate theme in view of the sunshine we enjoyed. Cards are available in Kenny’s Foodstore at €1 each.

Christmas fast

Concern Christmas Fast and Church gate collection takes place on December 7th and 8th. Once again your support would be appreciated as Concern need it now more than ever due to the recent disaster in the Philippines . We would appreciate any voluntary help and you can contact Sean Casey on 087 9759204 if you would like to help out as this is a very worthy cause.

Christmas day run

The annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is being organised again for the 23rd year. As a result of this event approximately €170,000 has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome to participate, further details and sponsorship cards are available from Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); L and K’s Village Shop in Newtowncashel or O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. Walkers will start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, the finish is then at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause.

Art auction

The Tidy Towns committee wish to thank all the artists who gave original art works to the auction in Ballymahon last Friday evening. €3815.00 euros was raised for the creation of new sculptures in the village that were vandalised last September. They also wish to thank all who purchased and supported from surrounding parishes, and to the people who came from Roscommon, Meath, North Tipperary and Dublin. All expressed a wish to see the vandalised bird sculptures in the village replaced and also the little girl sculpture which was stolen from the quarry park. The Fallon brothers, PJ and Jimmy made the sculptures many years ago and may be able to advise on the new ones. The only disappointing thing to a great nights success was the lack of anyone from the parish except members of the Tidy Towns Committee.


The AGM of Newtowncashel IFA takes place on Monday, 9th of December in “The Hill” at 9pm. The agenda includes voting for the election of President and Deputy President of the Association. All members are requested to attend. New members welcome.

Tidy Towns

The monthly meeting of the Tidy Towns will be held in The Hill this Wednesday, 4th December.