Felicitations - are extended to the following, Paul Tuohy Grange on the occasion of his marriage to Karen Conway, Inagh, Co. Clare and to Priscilla Cawley, Abbots Court on the occasion of her marriage to John Hogan, Thurles. Both wedding ceremonies were held in the Abbey last week end. The newly weds are wished every happiness, good health, contentment and many years of married bliss.
St Pio - The December meeting of the Friends of St Pio will be held next Thursday night, December 6th at 8 p.m.
Parish Sale of Work & Auction - The annual event, auction and sale of work will be held on Sunday, December 2nd commencing at 1.30 p.m. in the Holycross Community Hall. We kindly remind all householders in both Holycross & Ballycahill to support this parish fund raising event. The organisers are depending on your generosity, please be generous with the items you give, whether it is for auction or for the Wheel of Fortune. Among the most acceptable gifts will be groceries, bottles of wine or spirits, homemade cakes and confectionery, vouchers, boxes of biscuits & chocolates and bric-a-brac (items must be clean and in very good condition), potatoes, vegetables, briquettes and of course timber blocks. Over the years Holycross-Ballycahill Sale of Work has made a name for itself with the trailers of very good timber householders purchased ensuring them great heat from their fireplaces. With the appalling weather conditions forecast for the coming weeks make sure you arrive early to secure your supply of blocks at Sunday’s auction. The many stalls in the Hall will have a variety of items to chose from, raffle tickets are now readily available and will be on sale throughout Sunday. Collectors will call on householders during the next few days and the Hall will be open on this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to receive your items for the Sale.
The Active Retirement Group – Next Wednesday night, December 5th at 6.30 p.m. in the Abbey Tavern (Ryans) the annual Christmas Dinner Party will be held. Those wishing to attend should give their name and money to Rita Croke, phone 43188 or Siobhan Hayes, phone 43123, by this Thursday, November 29th. A great night is assured.
St Vincent de Paul - The annual collection will be held both in Holycross and Ballycahill before all Masses on Saturday 8th and Sunday, 9th December. As a result of the very bad financial conditions in our country it’s effect on many families has put them in dire needs, struggling to make ends meet and compelling them to seek assistance from the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul Soc. With your generous financial support to their collection Vincent de Paul will be in a position to help some of those most in need.
Awarded €400 - Holycross Tidy Village Committee were awarded €400 in the Tiobrad Arann Álainn competition (Thurles Electoral Area) sponsored by Tipp N.R. County Council Environmental Section. The continued work on the village area, the many improvements and general appearance were noted in their judging of the village. We are most appreciative of this handsome sum of money. The committee are to be congratulated on their initiatives and work, especially the Chairman and Secretary. A special thank you to our Fás workers and their foreman who have been so co-operative, helpful and diligent all through the year.
‘Cailíni na h-Eireann’ - To the parish U/12 Camogie players who were victorious over Clonoulty when winning the County Final we express our pleasure and joy on your success.