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CHURCH NEWS:

At last weekend's mass, the anniversary of Thomas O'Gorman, Knockfierna, was remembered.

Fr. Tom also welcomed the Communion children who sang and read the prayers of the Faithful.

Thought for the Week: The first step in making society better, is by caring about things that don't impact you personally...

Sun 29th Oct; Homeless Collection: In aid of Thomond House, Limerick. People can be in Thomond House for many different reasons such as addiction, mental health issues, lost their homes, family breakdown or domestic abuse. Thomond House, founded in 1993, provides housing and a host of support services for women at risk and homeless in Limerick. The services include emergency accommodation and support services for women over 18, long-term housing for women over 50 and transitional housing for families. Your support would be very much appreciated.

November Masses: Wed 1st, All Saints;- Ballingarry 10am & Granagh 7pm. Thur 2nd All Souls;- Ballingarry 7pm & Granagh 10am. Sat 4th, Ballingarry Remembrance Mass 7pm. Sun 5th, Granagh Remembrance Mass 7pm ( No Morning Mass).

Rosary in the Graveyards for November. Each Sunday; 3pm in Seanabhotha and 3.15pm in Granagh.


GRANAGH UTD:

Friday 27th Oct. Don't forget the Annual Pub Quiz in the Rock Bar.


CONCERN:

The annual collection for Concern will be held on Friday 3rd Nov at O'Gradys in Ballingarry and on Sunday 5th before7pm mass in Granagh. Conflict and hunger exist in a deadly cycle, where one increases the other. Unfortunately, in 2023, both are on the rise. Conflict destroys Agriculture. Conflict interrupts food chains and economies. Conflict leads to displacement and to food insecurity. Conflict disproportionately affects child hunger and nutrition. Conflict can increase in areas affected by food insecurity. Every cent collected is appreciated. More info www.concern.net


All-Ireland Champions.

The final of The Wheelchair Hurling/Camogie for 2023 was held in SETU Carlow. First match, Munster 2-1 to Ulster 1-1. Second match, Leinster 4-0 to Munster 2 - 2. Third match, Munster 9 - 0 to Connacht 0 - 0. Final, Munster versus Ulster. Half time score 1 all. Full time - Draw game. Five more minutes were played, next team that scored were the winners and it was Munster !!! Fantastic achievement by players and management, that's three in a row. Team member, Maurice Noonan, Ballingarry.


BOWEL CANCER SCREENING:

There's been a change in the age requirement for bowel cancer screening, it is now available to all people aged between 59 to 69. You need to be on the bowel screening register before you’re offered a home screening test.

To register you can: Freephone: 1800 45 45 55 or email - info@bowelscreen.ie

When you are registered you can get the free home screening test, which will be posted out every two years. Research shows that screening people at a younger age enables more bowel cancers to be detected at an earlier stage, when treatment is likely to be more effective.


CONGRATULATIONS:

Celebrating wedding anniversaries recently, Kathy & Donie Scanlon and Janice & Seamus Twomey. Wishing them every happiness for many more.


GRANAGH PLAYERS:

They have just had their first meeting and plans are afoot.. Rehearsals will begin next week for ' The Hucklebuck' a new play written by Jack Reardon from Clonmel. This should bring back a few memories from the showband era.


XMAS SHOE-BOXES:

Friday 10th Nov, closing date for Shoebox Drop Offs or your local school may be collecting.


DID YOU KNOW:

24th Oct,1999 - The first state funeral ever held takes place, for former Taoiseach Jack Lynch.

25th Oct,1985 - First commercial flight from Knock Airport (Horan International Airport).

26th Oct,1997 - The country's first women soldiers hold their passing out parade.

27th Oct, 2022 - Elon Musk took ownership and control of Twitter.

28th Oct,1929 - Wall Street crash ( Black Monday ).

29th Oct, 2002 - Broadcaster Gerry Ryan unveils a life-size model of himself at the Dublin museum.

30th Oct,1952 - Clarence Birdseye sells the first frozen peas.

31st Oct, 2006 - Demolition work gets under way at the former high-security Maze Prison.


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