Marking 50yrs of Granagh Community Centre:
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Friday 6th Dec. 11am - 3pm. St. Joseph's annual Christmas Indoor Fair at their premises on Baker's Rd., Charleville. All kinds of everything on offer. THE HALL - 50yrs A GROWING: Saturday 7th Dec at 8pm. The Development Association are delighted to mark this very special occasion and invite you to call in after Mass. Jim Chawke will give a run-down on its history and memories and you can browse through the photographic exhibition at your leisure. Light refreshments will be served.
'GROW' COLLECTION: This coming weekend, the organisation ' Grow ' will be holding a Mass collection in the parish on Saturday night 7th in Granagh and Sunday 8th in Ballingarry. Grow helps people struggling with mental health issues and works at both prevention and helping with recovery. Local meetings are held each Wednesday at the Desmond Complex, NCW, for more information contact 1890-0474474. Disclosures at these meetings are strictly confidential. Please support if you can.
LIGHT up a MEMORY: Sunday 8th Dec, 6.00pm: The official ceremony to mark the illumination of the Light up a Memory Tree will take place at Milford Care Centre. The Lights will remain illuminated until Sunday 5th January 2020 at 6.00p.m when Mass will be celebrated at Milford Care Centre for all those remembered on the Light up a Memory Tree.
CAMOGIE 45 DRIVE: Monday 9th Dec. Granagh Community Centre. 8.30pm. Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie club invite all you card players to their Christmas card night - great prize money with table & raffle prizes also. €10 pp.
TRÓCAIRE: Living Gifts, are Changing Lives ! Choose to buy a Gift Card & You change a families' Life.!! Trocaire are helping children who are born into some of the longest running conflicts in the world e.g. Palestine, Sudan, Somalia. You have all heard of Gaza - which has been controlled by Hamas for more than a decade. The country has been through three wars - the most recent in 2014, in which 495 children died. The Gaza strip is slightly smaller than County Louth but has nearly 2 million people living in it - one of the most densely populated places on earth and is barricaded by a large security wall and fences. The country has been crippled by the Israeli and Egyptian blockades & youth unemployment - as movement in and out is prevented, so they are not being allowed to help themselves. On its sunny shoreline, across the Mediterranean, their fishing boats are only allowed venture five nautical miles before they are turned back by warning shots. Most cannot leave this small area in order to access healthcare, education or to work in other countries and only limited supplies of goods can enter or leave.! 1.3 of the 1.9 million people, now rely on food relief....! Trócaire is on the ground here, working with local partner organisations. They are responding to the crisis with healthcare, psychological support, legal support and delivering food and shelter. You can help by purchasing a Gift card - Mary O'Regan will be selling them on behalf of Trócaire - On Saturday 14th, after Mass, in Granagh and on Sunday 15th in Ballingarry. There is a selection which includes; €5 - Soap. € 8 - Baby Chicks. € 15 - Seeds & Tools. € 15 - Solar Light. € 20 - School Lunches. € 30 - School Kit. € 50 - Help a Granny. You can also order by phone on 1850 408 408 or online at www.trocaire.org/gifts. All the information is in the brochure, at the back of the Church.
GIVE BLOOD: Tue 10th & Wed 11th Dec: Clinic will be held in Colaiste Iosef Kilmallock. 6pm - 9pm.
DIARY: Wed 4th: Ballyagran Monster Bingo, Charleville Park. Fri 6th: St. Joseph's Xmas Market, C.ville, 11am -3pm. Sat 7th: Kilmallock Xmas Market, 11-2pm. Sun 8th: Art Fair at Milk Market, 11-4pm. Tue 10th: Yoga in Granagh Hall. 7.30p. Wed 11th: Yoga in Bruff (Carebright), 9.15am & 7pm. Thur 12th: Limk Youth Service Xmas Fair, 10-2pm & Drumcollogher Organic College Fair 5-8pm.. Fri 13th: " Entertaining Angels" play in Knockaderry, 8pm.