HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES:
Granagh Church - Holy Thursday Evening 7.30pm ; TROCAIRE; Please return your Family Trocaire Box at Holy Thursday mass.
Eucharistic Ministers, All present for Holy Thursday Mass. Alter of Repose
Good Friday: - Granagh - Passion. 3.00pm. Ballingarry Church: - Good Friday 7.30pm : Just to remember, Good Friday is a day of ‘Fast and Abstinence’
Holy Saturday Night; - Ballingarry; at 9.00pm : Biggest celebration in the Christian Calendar. Lighting of the Paschal Fire at the main door before entering the church together for Mass of the Resurrection.
Easter Sunday; - Granagh 9.30am. Ballingarry 11.00am. Welcoming ceremony for all babies baptised since last Easter.
A very Happy Easter to all parishioners.
New launch date - Wednesday 28th March, 7.30pm in the Charleville Park Hotel. St. Josephs Foundation is celebrating 50yrs in 2018, with the launch of their book " To Care - The Story of St. Joseph's Foundation". Written by Sheila Quealey, it will be launched by Joanne O'Riordan ( No Limbs, No Limits Star and Disability Rights Activist). Everyone welcome to join in this celebration.
TEAM LIMK CLEAN-UP :
Friday 30th March: Meeting at The Rock Bar at 10.00am. Bring your hi-vis jackets, gloves and pickers if you have them, bags will be supplied. Many thanks to Seamus and Janice who have said they will provide free teas/coffees for the volunteers when they return from their collecting. Rubbish bags can be piled in the corner, opposite the school, for collection later.
The next class will be held on Easter Sunday 1st April, at 11am in the Community Centre. Yoga is a gently exercise which strengthens our joints, spine etc over time and helps to keep bodies strong and flexible. Try out a class for €12.
COOLRUSS DAFODILL DAY:
Well done to Mary Morrissey for a hugely successful Daffodil Day again this year. €1.550 lodged to the Irish Cancer Society at present. Mary wishes to thank everyone for their help and support because without them it could not happen. She would like to thank all who provided baking, gave raffle prizes, served teas and helped with the wash-up. Special thanks to Marian Condron for selling tickets as well as all the other jobs she does. She had 34 prizes in her raffle this year and the following are the winners: - Door prizes, Margaret Rabbitte and Mary Lopez. Raffle: - Mary Carroll Lynch, Theresa Hannon, Frank Harty, Catherine Sheehy, Ann Hickey, Mary Lynch, Lynkeo , Lexi O'Donoghue, Louise Enright (3), Ida Noonan, Caroline Brouder, Phyllis O'Connell, Noreen Fitzgerald (2), Kasia, Conor Fitzpatrick, Celia O'Doherty, Willie Power, Mary Hourigan, Molly O'Connell, Doris McMahon(2), Mrs. O'Connell, The Mill, Jackie Allen(2), Deirdre OConnell, John O'Brien, Marian Sheehy, Fiona Purtill, James Lake, Dean Fitzgibbon. The final figure for 2017, amounted to €1,550.10
GRANAGH NAT. SCH:
A message from Ms. Mary Hayes, Principal. Thank you so much to the past and present staff, Parents Assoc, BoM, parents, pupils, wider community, family members, Granagh Dev Association for use of the hall, Ailbhe Barrett and all the sponsors for supporting our Art Exhibition. Thank you to everyone who helped out before, during and after the event. A special thank you to the teachers for organising the children's art. To Ms Lynch and Ms Kingston for going to such lengths in organising the night, the PA and parents for organising the refreshments and selling tickets, Jimmy Chawke for his presentation and Liam Houlihan for acting as MC. It was all hands on deck ! We were overwhelmed by everyone's support and generosity.
Thanks to Marian Sheehy for all the photos which can be see on the parish web page - www.granagh.com
REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED:
For the month of March, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-
Tom Treacy & David Conway, Killoughty. David Clifford, Kilmacow. Mai & Michael Hourigan, Knockfierna. Stasia O'Regan, Graigacurra. Eileen Noonan, Granagh. Kitty Fitzgerald & Margaret Boyce, Kilmore. Edward Sheehan, Lisduane. Fr. Ronald Costello, PP. Tom O'Regan, Liskennett. Margaret McEniry, Derryclough. Ellen Flynn, Ardagh. Leo O'Connell. Morgan & Maria Power, Pallasgreen.
We said farewell to another dear friend from our Tea Dances, Liam O'Riordan of Skehanagh, Crecora, who passed peacefully on 20th March, after an illness bravely borne, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Dear father of the late Donal. Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife Mary, daughter Margaret, brother, sisters, nephews, nieces extended family, relatives, kind neighbours, and his many friends.
He was reposed on Wednesday evening in Daffy's Funeral Home, with Requiem Mass celebrated at St Peter and Paul's Church, Crecora. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
SKORTS & SHORTS FASHION SHOW:
Front row seats at a premium for Thursday 5th April in the Woodlands House Hotel.!!!
Special guest Sean Óg OhAailpín will be joined by Donal O'Grady and Sarah Carey. More celebrity models are queuing up too - Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher, Tipperary Rose Sheila Ryan and Clare Rose Aoife Murray as well as Tom Neville TD.
Not to be left out, our local trend-settersMarylee Stapleton, Jim Chawke, Richard O'Donoghue and Seamus Twomey will also take to the catwalk. Exclusive boutiques from across the county and the Munster region, including Aisling Maher, Kimono, Lady Penelope & Joanne's. Also travelling from Cork "Silk Peaches", "The County Boutique" from Nenagh & 'Willow' from Galway.The Hilary Thompson Model Agency will provide the professional models. Should be a great night.
As a matter of interest, if you tuned into Christmas FM last year, you may remember that their charity partner was Sightsavers. They asked for donations over their six week period on air and they received €214,000, which will help them deliver close to 6,000 sight-restoring cataract operations. For people, this is life transforming and gives them hope for a brighter future.
RECYCLING - The New List:
Why - Recycled materials such as paper and cardboard, metals and plastic can be sold on the global market but the prices and demand for these materials constantly change. To get the best value for our materials, they need to be cleaned and sorted. China and India are major buyers of recyclable material, however they have now requested higher standards and are no longer purchasing mixed materials baled together. For Ireland to sell its recyclable materials we need to be able to separate these materials quickly.
You can help by only placing the following Clean Items in your recycling bin: -
drink and cleaning bottles, milk cartons. Butter, Yogurt, Salad tubs, fruit and veg trays, soap and shampoo bottles.
Food cans, drink cans. Letters, brochures, cardboard boxes, egg boxes, toilet rolls, newspapers, juice & milk cartons.
Not on the List: - Coffee Cups, Carrier bags, refuse sacks, soft plastics, paper towels and napkins, aluminum foil and trays, dirty pizza boxes and glass.
Did you know - Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, up to 2.2 cubic meters of landfill space and 7,000 gallons of water.
Thur 5th Apr: Camogie Club Fashion Show, Woodlands.
Sat 7th : April Market, People's Hall, Kilmallock. 11am.
Wed 11th Give Blood at Castletroy Park Hotel, 5pm - 7.30pm
Sun 15th : Newcastle West Car Boot Sale.
Tue 17th: Give Blood at South Court, 5pm - 8pm.
Wed 25th: Give Blood at Rathkeale House Hotel, 5pm - 8pm.