Notes 21/05/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Yvonne and John Kenny on the recent birth of their baby girl Georgia, to Alan Egan and Michelle McGarry who were married on the 10th of May,and also to Bernard and Margaret (Murtagh) Casey who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

CUCHULLAINS MINOR GAA CLUB MONSTER DRAW
1st    Plasma TV (sponsored by Peter Hanley) - Declan Murtagh
2nd   Two VIP tickets to Leinster Final - Laura Hand
3rd    New Longford GAA kit (sponsored by Sean Farrell MCC) -    Vincent Reynolds
4th    Dinner for 2 in Keenans Tarmonbarry - Liam Holton,  Punchestown
5th    Dinner for 2 in Cooneys, Ballymahon  -  Conor Farrell, Cross
6th    Voucher for Casserleys Spar Lanesboro - Marie Fallon
7th    Voucher for Connaught Gold Co-op  -  Mel Mullooly
8th    10 bags fuel (sponsored by Paul Kelly) - Dermot Healy
9th    Electric kettle (sponsored by Egan Electrical, Kenagh)  -  Noleen  Sheridan, Mullingar
10th  15 week subscription to Cashel GAA lotto  -  St Francis Hosp.  Mullingar


STREET RESURFACING
The roadway through the Village has now been partially resurfaced and the road markings are laid. Hopefully when the remainder of the roadway will be resurfaced, the project will do much to enhance the streetscape.  Compliments to Sean Farrell, Longford County Council and the Contractor

CASHEL GAA LOTTO
The Cashel GAA Lotto is nearing €10,000.  To be in with a chance of winning, play your numbers now!  There are weekly, monthly or yearly options available.

THE TRANSITION FROM NATIONAL SCHOOL TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Newtowncashel Parents’ Association are organising a talk on The Transition from National School to Secondary School on Thursday May 24th in "The Hill" Community Centre, Newtowncashel, at 8.00pm.The talk is aimed at parents of children in 1st Year, 6th Class and 5th Class.  Admission is free because of funding from the Parent’s Association.  Parents from neighbouring schools are most welcome.

CANAL WALK
A walk along the Canal from Brannigan Harbour to Foigha, Keenagh, will be held from 2.00pm – 4.00pm on Sunday June 3rd, in aid of The Friends of St Luke’s for Cnacer Research and Cancer Care.  All are welcome, bring family and friends!  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon’s walk, while supporting a great charity, followed with music after at Jimmy Leavy’s Pub.  Anyone interested in getting a sponsorship card, please contact John Joe Whitlow on (086) 169 0492 or Martin Walsh on (087) 743 3850.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
A number of neighbouring parishes are considering running a bus to the R.D.S on Tuesday, 12th June, leaving at 8:00am and returning at 6:00pm. The theme of the day is “Marriage and the Family”. The trip will be subsidised by the parish. Names to Fr Brady by this Sunday, 20th May, please.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
takes place on Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Recitation of the Rosary continues on Fridays at 7:30pm until the end of May all are invited to make a special effort to attend the Rosary during the month.

WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY
On World Communication Day we thank Deirdre o Boyle who promotes the “Irish Catholic” in Cashel, and the Dennigan Family who distribute the newsletter to the residents of Derryhawn.

LAY MINISTERS
Lay Ministers from Cashel and adjoining parishes are invited and encouraged to attend an evening of input and discussion on the topic, “Lay Ministry in the Church, in the Longford Arms Hotel, on Wednesday 30th, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The get together is intended to deepen understanding of Lay Ministry and foster reflection on new possibilities.

READERS ROSTER
The current Readers Roster expires 16th/17th June. A revised list will be prepared in the meantime. As always, new reads are welcome- names as soon as possible please.

ACCORD PRE-MARRIAGE CARE
Getting married in 2012? Places are still available on the pre marriage course, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June. Please contact 043 3347222 or go to www.accord.ie.


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