Notes 27/02/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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NEW BABY
Congratulations to Laura and Karl Dermody on the birth of their new baby boy last week!

PUBLIC MEETING
A public meeting  in relation to the House Hold / Septic Tank Tax will be held in “The Hill” in Newtowncashel on Monday night the 27th February at 8.00pm, all welcome.

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
A sincere thank you to all who attended the Table Quiz last Saturday night, to those who donated spot prizes for the raffle, to those who set the questions and collected and corrected the answers and looked after the scoreboard, and of course to Fallon’s for the use of their premises.

GAA TABLE QUIZ
There will be a Cashel players’ table quiz in Fallon’s on Sunday March 18th and your support would be very much appreciated.

RURAL BROADBAND SCHEME:
Applicants to the Rural Broadband Scheme should have received notification from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources of service providers willing to provide a capable broadband service to you. If you wish the service provider to contact you in this regard you should sign and return the Consent Form to 'The Rural Broadband Scheme', Department of Communications, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 before this Friday March 2nd deadline.

CAIRDE BEAG
Enrolment is now open for September 2012. We offer the ECCE Scheme (free pre-school year), the CETS Scheme (VEC/FAS Trainees), Afterschool and Childminding. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Sile on 086 3175753 / 043 3325889 or cairdebeag@hotmail.com.

CASHEL GAA LOTTO
The Cashel GAA Lotto now exceeds €8,000.  To be in with a chance of winning play your numbers now!  There are weekly, monthly or yearly options available.

PRE-CONFIRMATION CEREMONY OF LIGHT AND COMMITMENT
The Pre-Confirmation Ceremony of Light and Commitment takes place on Sunday March 4th, at 10.30am.  The Candidates for Confirmation and their fathers and mothers are expected to be present.  Each child should bring his/her Baptismal Candle.

CASHEL SENIOR CHOIR
The Senior Choir will provide the liturgical music and song for the Ceremony of Commitment and Light and will hold a practice in the church on Thursday March 1st at 8.00pm.  New members are always welcome.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society holds its monthly meeting in “The Hill” on Tuesday February 28th at 8.30pm.  New members are welcome.  

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
Fairtrade Fortnight, with the focus on Fairtrade Certified Cotton, runs from Monday February 27th to Sunday March 11th.  The fortnight is an invitation to highlight Fairtrade labels on products, particularly cotton clothing.  See http://www.fairtrade.ie/fortnight for more information.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
The Board of Management of St Mary’s NS will meet in the school on Thursday March 1st at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend please.

CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop O’Reilly on Tuesday March 20th, at 4.00pm.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The Annual Pilgrimage takes place from May 27th to June 1st, five nights.  Fully inclusive price €699.00.  Flights from Knock.  Contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  Telephone (01) 241 0811, or (01) 241 0812.  
Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev. Michael Scanlon PP, Cloghan, Birr, Co Offaly.  The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage.  Names should be submitted as soon as possible please to Elizabeth Clyne (043) 332 5156.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 9.00pm.  Thanks to those who give their time to quiet prayer.  Others are invited to join them.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross is a devotion that may be performed at any time of year but is particularly suited to the Lenten Season.  Instead of the Rosary, the Way of the Cross will be followed on the Fridays of Lent at 7.30pm.  All are urged to make a special effort to participate in this traditional devotion.

LENTEN MASSES
During Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7.00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  This arrangement will give a greater number of people an opportunity to receive the ashes and to come to Mass during Lent.

TALKS ON THE EUCHARIST
Six presentations on different aspects of the Eucharist will be given in the Pastoral Centre, St Mel’s College, on the Wednesdays of Lent.  The first presentation, entitled Eucharist and Care of the Earth, by Phyllis Kilcoyne, takes place on Wednesday February 29th at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Pre-Confirmation Ceremony of Light and Commitment, Sunday March 4th, 10.30am
First Confession, Thursday March 8th, 7.00pm
Confirmation, Tuesday March 20th, 4.00pm
First Holy Communion, Sunday May 13th, 12.00 noon.

SPRING STATION MASSES
The Spring Station Masses continue this week, until February 29th.  Householders who are to host the upcoming Stations are as follows –
DERRYMACAR, DERRINDIFF AND DERRYCOLUMB, Monday February 27th, at the home of Nancy Parker;
ELFEET AND LOUGHFARM, Tuesday February 28th, at the home of Nuala and Cyril Rollins;
PORTANURE, Wednesday February 29th, at the home of Maura Skelly and Rory Brehon.
Confessions at 7.45pm, Mass at 8.00pm.

COMMUNITY GAMES
A Handwriting Competition will be held in the GAA Clubhouse on Monday 27th from 7.00-8.00pm.  The age category is over-8 but under-10 on July 31st.

NEWTOWNCASHEL TODDLER GROUP
Newtowncashel Toddler Group continues to meet every Tuesday morning in “The Hill” from 9.45am – 12.15pm.  This week, Tuesday 28th, we will have a lady joining us to do KinderMusik with us!  Please feel free to join us anytime!


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