Our Lady’s Sodality - The next meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be on Monday, 28th April starting with Holy Mass in Knockavilla Church at 7.30 p.m. All members from local parishes are requested to attend as arrangements will be discussed for the annual pilgrimage to Knock on the 28th May returning next day 29th, don’t overlook the dates.
Tidy Towns - Dundrum and district are once more preparing for the Tidy Towns competition. The first drive will be on Monday, 6th May (Bank Holiday). The organisers are appealing to all concerned to please come along to start the clean-up. You are asked to meet at the Scout Hall at 10am until 12 noon. Just two hours to make a difference on the village and surrounding area and don’t forget your cleaning essentials.
Congratulations - to Canon Willie Slattery, who was recently appointed an Honorary Prelate with the title of Monsignor, by Pope Benedict prior to his resignation. Monsignor Willie, who is the son of Lal and the late Pat Slattery of Gurtussa, Dundrum, received the honour in recognition of his position as one of the Vicars General of the Diocese of Clifton in England, where he has served as a priest since 1990. Monsignor Willie trained for the priesthood in St Patrick’s College, Thurles and was ordained in 1988. He is currently parish priest at St Peter’s Church in the City of Gloucester.
Knockavilla Community Council - Community Text Alert. The text alert system is now operational in the parish for the last two months. Already, it has been used on numerous occasions. Any of the information which was sent out to the subscribers has also been used successfully by the Gardai in their effort combating crime in the area. The committee would urge everyone to continue to be vigilant about strange cars or any suspicious activity in their area. and report it to the community alert phone, all in strictest confidence. No text goes out on the system until the Gardai analyse the information and determine if a text is needed. Cappawhite now also has set up a text alert system, and both our scheme and theirs are now linked up so that all relevant information between the two parishes can be shared. The committee would also like to thank the local Fás scheme for all their assistance in erecting the 30 road signs throughout the parish.
Enrolment - Knockavilla National School are now taking applications for new enrolments for September 2013. Forms are available through the school office, phone (062) 71533.