St Pio - Tonight, Thursday, March 7th the monthly meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held in the Abbey at 8pm.
Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group - The Group commenced last Sunday on the Festival route. They staged their play ‘God of Carnage’ by Jasmina Reza in Rush, Co Dublin. It was greatly enjoyed by the audience and the group were pleased with their adjudication and with the adjudicators comments. During the week they crossed ‘The Border’ and performed in Lislee, Co. Down and returning South they performed in Wexford. Audiences in each county where they have staged their play were very pleased and took much pleasure in the performances. This week they travel to Castleisland, Kildare and Gorey. On Friday night, March 15th, they will open the nine day Co. Tipperary Drama Festival here in Holycross Community Hall. With this performance our Drama Group culminates its 2013 Festival Tour. As we go to press our Drama Group await final results from the various Festivals they competed in. Producer Pat McGrath, actors Derek Doherty, Marty O’Neill, Jacqui Lacey and Salome Hennessy together with their loyal helpers are to be applauded for their enthusiasm in drama and keeping it to the forefront in our County. Parishioners should endeavour to come to the Community Hall on Friday night, March 15th for the staging of ‘God of Carnage’. It is a most enjoyable play with excellent performances by the cast. The adjudicator is Biddy White Lennon (Maggie from the Riordans), the popular Soap on RTE some years ago).
Death of Brendan O’Meara - The unexpected death of Brendan O’Meara occurred at his residence, Parnell Street, Thurles. Brendan, formerly of Galbertstown Lr. and Gleann Ri was comparatively a young man, only in his fifties. He was of a kind and genial disposition, friendly and affable. Brendan’s trials and tribulations are no more, Peace to his soul. After Requiem Mass in Holycross Abbey on Sunday he was interred in the Abbey Graveyard. To his family, relatives and many friends we tender our sympathy, especially to his only son Daniel, daughters Brenda and Lucy, his brother Joe, sisters Lena, Angela, Kitty and Maureen, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews and nieces and Philly. A large congregation attended both his removal to the Abbey, his Mass and burial, evidence of his popularity in the locality.
Clothes Recycling Drive - Holycross-Ballycahill Camogie Club are holding a second day ‘Clothes Recycling Drive’ in the John Doyle Centre on this Friday, March 8th from 7.30pm to 9pm and on this Saturday, March 9th before 9.30am. The Club wishes to thank everyone for their generous support. All contributions welcome. The Drive is a fundraiser for the Club who are in need of funds.