17-08-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The Parish Pastoral Council are in the process of organising a farewell celebration for Fr.Brady as he leaves Cashel,after 21 years,to take up his new appointment as Parish Priest of Clonmacnois(Shannonbridge). The event will take place on this  Saturday the 22nd of August,with Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church at 8.00 p.m. followed by refreshments and a presentation in The Hill .The Parish Pastoral Council extends an invitation to all.
The Hill will be open on the evening of the 22nd of August to recieve donations of confectionery for the occasion,which would be greatly appreciated.

A meeting of Altar Servers will be held in the Church this Thursday he 20th of August,at 6.00 p.m. in preperation for Fr.Brady's Farewell Mass. It is important that all servers attend.

This year's Harvest Festival takes place in Cashel on this Sunday the 23rd of August , with proceeds in aid of St.Christophers,Longford. Central to the Festival is the harvesting of wheat and oats by vintage machinery,both horse drawn and tractor driven. In addition,the day will feature a host of crafts,displays and exhibitions. On-site T.V. will be provided so that Football fans are not deprived!A great day's entertainment and fun is assured.
Contact;Paddy Finnegan Chairman at  087 2705014,or Rachael Thompson,Secretary at 087 6772454
The Harvest Festival Committee are holding a Table Quiz in the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha,on Friday the 25th of September.

The Candle Shrine was taken from The Church on the afternoon of Thursday the 13th of August last. This is really a most disappointing development and an affront to the devotional practice of many parishioners. Anyone who saw a person or persons and a vehicle at the Church,especially at or near the women's aisle,is asked to contact the Gardai. A photograph of the Shrine would be appreciated. It may feature in pictures taken at Baptism or First Holy Communion. Photographs of the Shrine would be helpful in the investigation. We thank the members of the Gardai Siochána for their prompt and diligent response to the incident.

The following are this year's Cemetery Sunday's dates;
Saint's Island ;23rd of August.
Cashel Cemetery; 30th of August.
Mass and prayers for the dead at 6.00 p.m.
These Masses will replace the 10.30 a.m. Mass in the Church.
Drivers are asked to leave the parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the cemeteries free for cars transporting persons of diminished or limited mobility. All are requested to co-operate with the stewards at Cashel Cemetery and avoid causing an obstruction.The driveway into the cemetery should be used for set-down only,not for parking.
Plot holders are urged to look after the resting places of their departed.

Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh,on Saturday the 5th of September. Mass follows recitation of The Rosary at 6.00 p.m.

The Diocesan Pilfrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday the 6th of September. The bus leaves from The Hill at 10.00 a.m. Tickets are €16.00 each,available at Kenny's Foodstore ,The Village..
Confessiona at 12.30 p.m. ,Anointing of the sick at 2.30 p.m. , Mass and Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick with Benediction an 3.00 p.m. followed by Rosary Procession.

Well done to the Cashel Senior team ,who are now through to the County Semi-Final ,following their good win over Ballymore last weekend.

Congratulations to Mary Skelly and her U14 table quiz team of Cathy Kelly, Conor Skelly, Daniel Farrell, Luke Mulvihill, Joseph Kenny and Mark Brehon who finish 4th in the National Finals at the weekend and  received bronze medals. This was a fantastic achievement and we would like to thank Mary for all her hard work and dedication not just this year but for the past number of years. It’s not easy managing an U14 table quiz team and keep them practicing during the summer months while they are off school. Congratulations also to Harry Murray who also brought home a big bronze medal for U12 Art. Hard luck to Emmet Murtagh who missed out but I am sure Emmet will be back again next year. We would like to thank the county committee for all their help throughout the year especially Shirley Maloney.
Best of luck to Conor Skelly U14 Shot putt and Matt Steadman U14 long jump who are taking part this weekend.
Hopefully more medals for Cashel.
We held our Church gate collection at the weekend raising €333. Thanks to everyone that contributed and supported us as it is very much appreciated.
Our AGM will be held on Tuesday the 2nd of September in the Gaa club house at 8pm. All parents are welcome and anyone that would love to mentor the children in any of the activities or get in involved in any way possible please attend.

This weekend ,we have the Harvest Festival in our Village and on Sunday The Caseys and Frankie Duffy are playing .It promises to be a great day and evening,so do come along...

Following another successful meeting last week,we continue with another meeting,this Thursday evening the 20th of August in The Hill at 8.30 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to put together a submission to Eircom,for their competition to supply a community or parish with broadband which is worth €250,000.00 of an investment.If you are interested in contributing in any way,please do come along.

A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie

Eircode, the new postcode system for Ireland, has launched. Local
organisations in Longford and Westmeath are helping to spread the word
about the benefits of Eircode. If you, or someone who you know, have any
questions or would like assistance, including elderly family members or
neighbours go to www.eircode.ie, or get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community
Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or email:  eircode@lcrl.ie.
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.

The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival's third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman  at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454

Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.

A group trip to the Fr Peyton Memorial Centre in Attymaas. Co Mayo takes place on Tuesday the 22nd of August 2015. The cost of the trip is €30 which includes bus fare ,tea and scones on arrival, lunch and entertainment. Bus will depart from Kenagh Village at 9.30 am and returns to Kenagh at 6pm approx. For more details and booking please contact Rose Egan,Kenagh Village,including your name contact details and €30 booking fee.

Newtowncashel village got great exposure on Irish TV recently when they dedicated a whole  program to the village and surroundings with Jimmy Casey talking on the history of Saint's Island and Claire Egan and her bakery. It can be viewed online by clicking on this link: http://dai.ly/x2vfcj6

Anthony O Hare Travel,Ballymahon, wishes to advise that if there is sufficient numbers, a bus service to and from Ballymahon,every Wednesday will be available.Depart Cashel at 9.30 a.m. and depart Ballymahon back to Cashel at 2.00 p.m. Please contact Anthony at 087 9004876. This service will commence immediately.

Walking / jogging groups - Every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm from 'The Local'. Everybody welcome.

Longford Community Resources Ltd, have a vacancy, under the Rural Social Scheme ,for a maintainance person,based at Cashel Cemetery, to start immediately.The position entails, grass cutting, strimming and keeping the Cemetery Tidy. To qualify for the Scheme, the person must be in receipt of a social protection payment,and have an active herd number. For additional information or to request an application form, please contact ,Martin Skelly, Secretary of the Cemeteries Committee at 086 8040296, or any committee member.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is now seeking to appoint experienced, energetic people to raise funds in the local area through a variety of fundraising activities canvassing for donors who are willing to support its work through regular monthly payments. These positions are self-employed long term. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role which will involve a variety of fundraising activities. Full training will be provided. For further information contact Mary Tupper 01 6793188

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form, telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie   

The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting.  It offers full time business and computer training free of charge.  To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment.  If you are interested contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator at  087 2050589.  

One to One Swimming Lessons are now available for adults and children in Longford Swimming Pool. For bookings or for further information,please contact Darren on 086 0662781

The following are this year's Cemetery Sunday's dates;
Saint's Island ;23rd of August.
Cashel Cemetery; 30th of August.
Mass and prayers for the dead at 6.00 p.m.

Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh,on Saturday the 5th of September. Mass follows recitation of The Rosary at 6.00 p.m.

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