Notes02/04/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8.00pm, followed by the procession to the Altar of Repose.  Adoration until midnight – all who are free are invited to spend time in adoration.  See roster of groups and organisations below.
The children for First Holy Communion and their parents will be among those participating in the Liturgy on Holy Thursday as part of their on-going involvement in the “Do This In Memory” programme.
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3.00pm. Stations of the Cross, 8.00pm.
Holy Saturday, 9.00pm, Lighting of the Paschal Fire followed by the Easter Vigil.  Non-drip candles will be available.
Easter Sunday, Celebration of the Resurrection, 10.30am, Children’s Mass.

SYMPATHY
We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, neighbours and friends of Kevin O’Dowd, Barnacor, Lanesboro, and formerly of Cornadough, who died on Monday March 26th.  May he rest in peace.
We also offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Helmut Fuchs, formerly of Loughawn, who died in Manchester on Thursday March 22nd.  May he rest in peace.

NEW BABY
Congratulations to Elaine and Derek Farrell, Derrygowna, on the recent birth of their new baby girl!

ENGAGEMENT CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Helen Mulvihill and Tommie Hassett, and to Emer Flynn and Joe O’Hanlon who announced their engagements recently.  We wish both couples much happiness as they plan their married lives together.

SUCCESS FOR ALANNA
Congratulations to Alanna Flood who has won the County Longford Community Games Handwriting Competition!  Well done Alanna!

CASHEL GAA LOTTO
The Cashel GAA Lotto now exceeds €8,600.  To be in with a chance of winning, play your numbers now!  There are weekly, monthly or yearly options available.

JUNIOR CHOIR
Thanks to all who made it to the rehearsal last Saturday afternoon.  Great work by everyone!  The Junior Choir will provide the liturgical music on Holy Thursday.  Even if you didn’t make the rehearsal on Saturday, please do come along and sing on Thursday evening.  Most of the hymns will be familiar!  The final rehearsal in preparation for the Children’s Mass on Easter Sunday will be held after the Good Friday Ceremonies at 3.00pm.  All participants who were given readings, etc., are asked to bring them along.  We look forward to having a full attendance.
HOLY THURSDAY ADORATION AT THE ALTAR OF REPOSE
9.30 – 10.00pm – Pioneers, Choir, Mentally Handicapped Association, Sub-Aqua Club
10.00 – 10.30pm – Drama Society, Church Collectors
10.30 – 11.00pm – Readers, IFA and ICA
11.00 – 11.30pm – Gun Club and GAA
11.30 – 12.00 midnight – Pastoral Council and Eucharistic Ministers
Please ensure that members of your organisation are present at the times specified.  Persons who are members of the Wednesday roster are also invited to spend some time in adoration on Holy Thursday night.


CONFESSIONS
Confessions in preparation for the Easter Triduum will be heard in The Church of the Blessed Virgin, Newtowncashel in Tuesday April 3rd at 8.00pm, and in St Mary’s Church, Lanesboro, on Wednesday April 4th at 7.30pm.  Visiting confessors will attend at both locations.  Those who wish to go to confession for Easter are encouraged to avail of the opportunity.
Confessions, if required, will also be heard on Holy Thursday at 9.15pm and on Good Friday at 8.30pm.


EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
Packs containing programme booklets and copies of the Congress Prayer are available in the church porches.  The booklet gives details of events and activities in the RDS with dates and times.  


THANK YOU
Thank you, as always, to Thomas Casey, who supplied the palm used at the masses last Saturday and Sunday.


NEWTOWNCASHEL TODDLER GROUP
Newtowncashel Toddler Group takes a short break for Easter week.  We’ll be back in full swing on Tuesday April 17th.  See you then!  

CONCERT
Abbeylara Parish presents The Virginia Gospel Choir (Stars of RTE's All Ireland Talent Show) plus The Mulligan Sisters in concert on Saturday 14th April 2012 in St. Bernard's Church, Abbeylara.  Concert starts at 8:30pm sharp. All proceeds towards Parish Centre.  Tickets: €10 (Including Refreshments).  Raffle on the night. Four prizes of €50 notes plus other prizes



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