Not too soon to think about the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes from June 16th to 21st. Many of our parishioners attend this Diocesan event each year. Flights will be from Shannon. The invalid assistance section will be looked after by Rev. Tomás O’ Connell at 0504-28829 and booking forms can be got from Joe Walsh tours at 01-2410812 or 01-2410810.
Parishioners are looking forward to Confirmation in March in the parish. Full information will be available shortly, meanwhile it’s nice to hear the Church choir warming up for the occasion.
Plans are well ahead and sponsorship cards are filling up for the sponsored walk at or on Sliabh na mBan on Sunday February 9th. Much needed refreshments will be available afterwards at the Coachman Inn, Clonmel. 087-7934071 for further information. Proceeds to Knockavilla Community Hall upkeep.
As we head into the New Year we notice the lengthening day and hear the odd twitter of the wee birds which tells us that winter is about to exit and that the birds are waiting for the shelter of growth in the hedgerows to begin their work. Other signs are budding plants and greener fields and most of all the splendid daffodils which never fail and are already well over ground - all signs which tell us that “when winter comes the spring’s not far behind.”