Easter Ceremonies.

Easter Ceremonies.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper in Lorrha Church at 8.00p.m. Confessions from 7.30p.m.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord in Rathcabbin Church at 3.00p.m. Station of the Cross outdoors (weather permitting) in Lorrha at 7.00p.m. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil. Rathcabbin Church at 9.00p.m. Confessions from 8.00p.m.

Easter Sunday: Dawn Mass at 6.30a.m. in Redwood School grounds, weather permitting. Lorrha Church at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin Church at the usual time of 11.30a.m.

Late Thomas Quinlan: The death occurred on Wednesday April 13th. at Tullamore General Hospital of Thomas Quinlan, Redwood, Lorrha. Thomas was a quiet easy going character and was a familiar figure around the parish in his red hi-ace van. The last member of his generation he was a good neighbour and will be missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his nieces, nephew, grandnieces, grand-nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends on their sad loss. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Saturday last burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Tidy Towns: The Annual Spring clean of litter around the village of Lorrha will take place this Wednesday evening April 20th. Meet outside the hall at 6.30p.m. Bags and gloves will be provided. We urge as many parishioners as possible to come out and give a hand over these few hours. We ask all residents in the village to keep the area outside their doors litter free please. Lorrha Parish Profiles. The Lorrha parish web site committee at www.lorrhadorrha.ie are compiling a profile of people who have contributed to the growth and success of the parish down through the years in whatever way. Details of such people complete with photo’s can be forwarded to lorrhaprofiles@gmail.com or to info@lorrhadorrha.ie or call (087) 2610196. When complete, each one will be posted in the profile section of the web site. So if someone in your family deserves a place or you know of anyone who should be up there please let us know. We ask that you include as much information as possible such as dates of events, photo’s etc. One such person Shane Broderick, is the first person on the profile list. To give you an idea of what the committee are after, please log onto www.lorrhadorrha.ie and you can read about Shane under Profiles.

Table Quiz: The Parents Association of Lorrha National School are holding a family table quiz on Friday night 22nd. April (Good Friday) at 8.30p.m. in the hall. Table of 4 is 10 euro. The draw for the recently sold lines will also take place on the night. Your support will be appreciated.

Golf News: The next outing for the Rags golfing group will be on Saturday 23rd April in Loughrea. Time sheet 9.30am to 10.30am. Congrats to Stephen Madden winner of the last outing in Portumna and thanks to Lil and Denis Maher for providing the refreshments.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association: The Annual General Meeting of St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association will be held on Wednesday, 27th April 2011 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha.  It would be appreciated if as many members as possible attended.