Vincent de Paul Annual Collection - This year more demands than ever are being made to the Vincent de Paul from people who are in dire need of help. Closure of factories and many premises of work has caused much unemployment and in cases the main bread winner in the family home is jobless thus money is very scarce. Vincent de Paul rely on the generosity of people who are fortunate to have that weekly wage and others whose circumstances will allow them give the extra few euro on Sunday. This will enable members of the Society to be charitable towards those in need especially around Christmas time. Christmas is a time for giving and the season of Good Will.
St Pio - The December monthly meeting of the Friends of St Pio will be held in the Abbey on this Thursday night, December 6th at 8 p.m.
Holy Day of Obligation - This Saturday, December 8th the Feast of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Mass times in the Abbey as follows, Vigil Mass at the weekly Novena on Friday at 8 p.m. (note time change for Vigil Mass), Saturday, Feast Day, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass in Ballycahill Church, Vigil Mass on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Holycross-Ballycahill Active Retirement Group - Remember our Christmas Party tonight, Wednesday Dec 5th in the Abbey Tavern. If you still intend partying kindly give your name and money immediately to either Rita, phone 43188 or Siobhan phone 43123.
Cookery Class in Ballycahill - Anyone interested in cookery should attend the class which will be given by Naoime in Ballycahill Hall next Tuesday night, December 11th at 8 p.m. Her recipes and tips should be interesting and a help to all who cook or intend trying out something different.
C.A.V.A. Awards Night - Hosted by Holycross Tidy Village Committee, Holycross Community Network and Cabragh Wetlands Trust, C.A.V.A had their annual awards night and dinner in the Community Centre here. There were a number of awards in the various categories presented by former International Rugby player John Hayes. A special award, C.A.V.A. Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Joe Bourke, The Village, “for his lifetime administration and communication skills and on his successful completion of a B.A. degree in Rural Development at over 60 years of age”. Chairman of C.A.V.A., Frank Higgins, congratulated the various recipients on their awards, he was loud in his praise of the nights hosts saying that he considered it to be a very professional presentation. Joe received a standing ovation whilst his special award was being presented. Tidy Village members, ladies and gents “donned their bibs” and helped serve the excellent dinner to the big number present. Among the nights entertainers were Margaret McCormack’s class from the local school and local musicians. A great night was had by all.