First Friday - Friday December 2nd is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confession before Mass.

First Friday - Friday December 2nd is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m. and Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confession before Mass.

Thanks is extended to the Hall committee for allowing Mass to be celebrated there during the recent installation of the new heating system in St. Ruadhan’s Church. Subscription to the Sacred Heart Messenger for 2012 is now due and can be handed into the school. New subscribers welcome.

Shoebox Appeal - Well done to the pupils of Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha who took part in the recent Christmas shoe box appeal. Many children in the Developing world will enjoy a better Christmas thanks to this generosity.

The Giving Tree - This Advent in our community we have placed a “Giving Tree” in each of our three Churches to give people the opportunity to contribute to the less well off. These trees we have decorated with leaves, on each leaf there is written a suggested gift that you might contribute. The idea is: you take one or more leaves each week between now and the end of Advent and make the contribution it suggests on the back of the leaf. You can place your gift in the basket provided. Many families approach Christmas with dread and by your contribution you are bringing the joy of the festive season to homes that would otherwise have to go without. All contributions will be donated to our local St Vincent De Paul Society and/or the Lions Club.

Birthday Greetings - Congratulations is extended to Ciaran Duggan, Portland who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. Ciaran celebrated the occasion with family and friends in The Ferry Inn, Lorrha.

Happy birthday and many good wishes Ciaran.

Christmas Market Reminder - A Christmas Market and Auction will take place in Lorrha this coming Sunday December 4th from 2p.m. There will be plenty of stalls from home baking to Christmas fare, work tools for the men and face painting for the young people and much more too. Why not come along purchase your Christmas needs and support locally. Raffle for a hamper and the Lorrha Parish Calendar for 2012 will also be on sale. Teas and refreshments will be available. Going under the hammer in the auction will be timber, briquettes, turf, animal feed, signed Tipperary Jersey, work promise which includes painting, baby sitting, odd jobs, carpentry work, and school grinds. So come along and support local. All money raised goes back into the ongoing work in Lorrha Village. Anyone requiring further information contact Rose on (086) 8647166 or any member of the committee. Your support is appreciated.

Ho, Ho, Ho. - Don’t forget, Santa Clause will make a special visit to Lorrha this coming Sunday December 4th at 3.00p.m. to meet all the boys and girls and find out what they want for Christmas so a reminder to all the young people to have your list ready. Dancing Practice.

Ceile dance - practice will take place on Monday nights from 9 to 10p.m. in Kellys Rathcabbin with Mary McGeeney at the helm. The next dance night will be Monday night December 5th from 8.30 to 10 p.m. and all are invited to come along especially beginners.

Come Dancing - Old time dancing continues this Friday night in Lorrha GAA clubhouse with music provided by Dermot Lyons from 9.30p.m. to 12.30p.m.