Our hardworking Community Games organisation are holding their annual collection on this coming week-end at all Masses. On Saturday 14th in Granagh and Sunday 15th in Ballingarry. By supporting them, you are helping to support the children of the parish, in a wide variety of activities.
The student exam book is now in place in each church. Feel free to add their names.
Next choir practice will be Wednesday 11th May at 8pm. New members always welcome to attend.
QUEEN OF THE MAY, CONCERT:
Thursday 12th May, St. Joseph's Church, Limerick. 8pm. Tickets €10 from 061-313401.
Congratulations to all the children who celebrated their Communion, last Saturday in Granagh. It was a very wet day, but I'm sure that didn't dampen their spirits. The church and alter was decorated beautifully by the children's art and they were very well prepared by their teacher Elaine. The Easter garden was still in place and was a beautiful centre piece for the celebration. Parents and grandparents were very proud of all their children. Congratulations to - Aoife English, Ava Mai Ahern, Chloe Hartigan, Darragh O'Donoghue, Jack Kiely, Kaci Danielle Flynn/Ahern, Paul Griffin, Rory Lynch, Sophie Fitzgibbon, Tom Horgan and William Hartigan.
Saturday 15th May, 5.30pm, concelebrated Mass of thanksgiving with Bishop Murray, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Everyone welcome to attend.
The Parish Property and Maintenance Committee have now taken over responsibility for all parish property. Relieving the burden from the priest's shoulders and preparing for the day when we will not have a resident priest. Any concerns in relation to parish property can be directed to any of the following. Chairman - Kevin Kennedy (087- 6487203). Secretary - Kieran Irwin (086-2436420). Treasurer - Mossie O'Connor (087-2519691). Tom O'Gorman - (086-3344630). John English - (087-6754252). Jim Chawke - (086-2509308).
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:
Saturday 11th June: Indoor Market/Car Boot Sale with Tea/Coffee Morning in aid of the Ballingarry Family Resource Centre and The Jack & Jill Foundation. Will be held in the Hall, Ballingarry, from 9am - 1pm, doors will open to Stall Holders at 8.30am. €10 per CarBoot/Table. Free Public entry. All are welcome to sell Bric a Brac.
Household Items, Baby/Toddler Items, Toys, Games, Garden Items, Baked
Goods, Home Made Items, Fruit & Veg, Tools, etc, etc. Also a great
opportunity for Businesses to get involved and Advertise. Lucky Lines
sold on the day. For information please ring Grace on 069 - 68054.
Don't throw away your stamps, please collect and donate them instead. They are used to raise much needed funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease. Please contact Maureen Finnegan 087-9845102.
Have a look at Granagh's web site page. We have had over 1700 visits and that is only since the counter was added. Lots of photos of local events, sports and news notes. History page full of interesting articles retrieved from the archives. Nice to see people adding photos to our Granagh-Gramm page.. www.granagh.com . Can also be accessed through our facebook page - granaghcommunitynews.
We remember all those who are ill, in hospital or care homes at the minute. We are especially thinking of Sean English and family and willing him a full recovery.