Vehicle Run Old & New - In aid of cancer research, the Hope foundation & Gortnahoe playground on St. Stephens day, (26th December) at Ballysloe village. Registration from 11am, entry €15 per vehicle, please enter all models from vintage to 2012 of cars, tractors, trucks, quads etc., come along and enjoy a fun day ou. For further information contact Mathew on (086) 3328219

Bereavement - The death occurred of Sean Walsh, Friar St., Thurles, and former Manager of Fennor Creamery, Gortnahoe, on Wednesday, 12th December. Removal took place from his residence on Saturday 15th to The Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles. Requiem Mass was on Sunday followed by burial in Glengoole cemetery. Sean is deeply regretted by his wife Frances, sons Thomas and Patrick, adored grandson Luke, daughters-in-law, Dorothy and Margaret, brother Ambrose, sisters Peg, Mary and Kitty, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, former colleagues of Fennor Creamery and many dear and loyal friends. May he rest in peace.

Gortnahoe Folk Choir Practice - On this Wednesday, December 19th in Gortnahoe Church at 8 p.m.in preparation for Christmas Eve Mass.

Priests Collection - The Christmas Collection for the priests of the Archdiocese, active and retired will be taken up this week-end. Envelopes were distributed at the beginning of the year. The usual collectors are asked to please attend.

Bringing Holy Communion to the sick and Housebound - In preparation for Christmas will take place on this Thursday and Friday after Masses. If anybody is unable to be out for Christmas please let the priests know.

Gortnahoe School Mass and Carols - Will be in Gortnanhoe Church this Friday morning, December 21st and in Gortnahoe Church at 10 a.m. All Families and friends are invited.

Lourdes - Annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will be from 16th to 19th June 2013. Full details concerning the Pilgrimagae are in the Church porches. Parishioners are requested to consider being part of that wonderful pilgrimage.

Confessions - Glengoole Church on Wednesday 19th, Visiting Priest hearing from 7.00, Mass at 7.30. Fr.O’Rourke and Fr. Irwin also hearing. Gortnahoe, Confessions on Thursday 20th, Visiting priest hearing from 7.00. Fr. O’Rourke and Fr. Irwin also hearing.

Carol Service - Our Annual Parish Carol Service involving all our parish choirs, readings, reflections and prayers will be in Glengoole Church this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. A warm invitation to all parishioners and visitors.

Death - The death occurred of Jim Phelan, England and formerly of Bawnreigh. Funeral took place in England. May he rest in peace.

Volunteer in Africia - Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to East Africa in February 2013. The volunteers will work on a humanitarian project for two weeks. No experience required and no age restrictions. No large fundraising. Volunteers will pay their own costs. Contact Denis at 086-8520271.


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