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Lotto Results: 7th August, 2015. No Winner this week. Winning Nos. 9. 23. 24. 27.

Lucky Dips: Tom O'Gorman. James Hickey. Eamon Quirke, c/o Hickeys.

Next Week's Jackpot has reached € 20,000. Best of Luck to all our loyal customers....

Tickets can be purchased at O'Gorman's Shop, The Rock Bar & Hickey's Bar, Croom.

REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED;

For the month of August we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard.

David Reynolds & Michael Dunworth, Kilmore. Mary Sheahan, Ballyvologue. John & Una Scanlon, Liskennett. Willie Cagney, Granagh. Nora Sexton, Lisduane.

Bridie Mulcahy, Kingsland. Maurice Sheehy, Croagh. James Broderick, Lisduff. Kit McCarthy, Foynes. Sean Hayes, Pallasgrean. Rev Fr. Dermot McCarthy.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:

The Parent Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion 2016 begins on the First Week in September. All parents of children in Second Class, have already received their Enrollment Forms in the post. The closing date for return is next weekend [August 15th]. All families whose forms are back by the weekend will be invited to a meeting very shortly to complete the enrollment. Please ensure the completed form is returned by the weekend so that the programme materials can be ordered for your child and that you will receive your invitation to this meeting.

COLLECTION:

Saturday 22nd Aug & Sunday 23rd, The Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their annual Church gate collection. Please support if you can.

RECENT CELEBRATIONS::

Congratulations to Niall Clifford on reaching his 21st Birthday which he celebrated with family and friends on Friday 7th August in The Ballintemple Inn. Good luck wishes to him for the future years ahead.

Wedding Anniversaries were celebrated by Jimmy & Kay Sheehy, Joe & Eileen Power , Paul & Catriona Kennedy, Ger & Amy Mullane varying somewhere between two years and twenty eight years.!! I'm sure there are lots more celebrations going on out there - I just don't get to hear about them. Send in details / photos etc to - oreganmb@eircom.net, if you would like to mention a family member.

DID YOU KNOW:

4th August (1901) - Louis Armstrong's Birthday. 17th Aug (1920) - Maureen O'Hara's 95th Birthday. She was born in Dublin but now lives in Idaho. In 2014 she received and Honorary Academy Award for her acting career. Her favourite leading man was John Wayne.

18th August (1959) - 1st Rose of Tralee Festival. Roses represented Tralee, Dublin, London, Birmingham and New York. Alice 'OSullivan, Dublin won that year. Total costs came to £750. !!! It wasn't until 1967 that Teilifís Éireann broadcast the show with comperé Joe Lynch ( Dinny, Glenroe).

EVENTS OF INTEREST:

Saturday 15th August - Official opening of Croom Civic Centre, by Minister Jimmy Deenihan. Fun family day

Sunday 16th August - Rock Bar, 12.30pm. Aaron Sheehan memorial Bike / Poker Run. Proceeds to Limerick Youthreach Centre. €10 Entry. Enquiries to James Keogh, 087-2851583.

CLERKS COLLECTION:

Will be held on the weekend, 8th and 9th August. We have two excellent Clerks in the parish, Kathleen and Mary and for their time and commitment we should our sincere appreciation. They are present for all our family events, Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Communions, Confirmations and every Mass. They are on duty 365 days of the year - very few people, if any do this.!! Please be as generous as you can, their envelope is in your Box.

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