Holycross - Ballycahill

St. Pio - Monthly meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held this Thursday night in the Abbey at 8 p.m.

St. Pio - Monthly meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held this Thursday night in the Abbey at 8 p.m.

Congratulations - Congratulations is extended to Liam Shanahan, Galbertstown on the occasion of his recent marriage in Holycross Abbey to Teresa Saunders, Thurles. They are wished every happiness, good health, good luck and many years of wedded bliss.

Mass In Latin Rite - This Saturday 7th May, Ecclesia Dei Ireland are holding their annual pilgrimage to the Abbey. They will have a sung Mass celebrated in the traditional latin rite at 2.15 p.m. Mass will be preceeded by the Stations of the Cross at 1.30 p.m. Mass concludes with Benediction.

John Doyle Centre - The Holycross Ballycahill G.A.A. will be in a celebratory state of mind this weekend when the official opening of the John Doyle Centre by Christy Cooney, President of the G.A.A. takes place on Sunday, May 8th at 6.30 p.m. This will followed at 7 p.m. by a tournament hurling game between Tipperary and Waterford. The local juveniles (U/10) both hurlers and camogie players will delight the spectators with mini games during the interval of the senior game. On Friday, 7th May commencing at 7 p.m. it is “open evening” for parishioners and friends to view the new facilities and enjoy the hospitality and the amusement provided by the school children. The Club is to congratulated on their achievement in erecting this fine centre and appropriately naming it the John Doyle Centre - John a parishioner, a renowned County and All-Ireland player with the distinction of the possessor of 8 All-Ireland medals had succumbed just a few months ago, it was a pity that he was not present for such an auspicious event.