Ballingarry

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

Ballingarry Christmas Street Lighting and lighting the tree at the cross will take place on Saturday, December 8, at 8pm (after evening Mass). Fr. Quirke will bless the lights which be turned on by Santa Claus who will meet the children and accept their letters. You are invited to place a red bow on the tree in remembrance of those who are not with us this year. Bows available on the night. Music at the cross and refreshments for everyone in Amby’s. Come along with family and friends to join in the celebrations. Contact Imelda 0872444819.

Sincere thanks to all the Volunteers who helped put up the Christmas Lights last weekend and to those who donated refreshments. 

PARISH JOURNAL

Ballingarry Parish Journal 2012 is now on sale in all local shops and surrounding areas or from any committee member for €10. The committee would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the Journal, photographs and items all very much appreciated.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL

Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, proudly presents the transition year production of “Me and My Girl” in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on December 7 and 8. Show starts at 8.15pm. For more information about tickets please contact the school office 0529154104. All are welcome.

THE OLD SCHOOL,

The Old School, The Commons are holding their Annual Christmas Fair on December 9, from 2pm to 5pm. Homemade and craft stalls. Visit Santa in his grotto in The Old School with present and photograph €5. If you are interested in having a stall selling your crafts/goods on the day the charge is €10. We would appreciate  if people could donate any cakes/ buns for our Cake Stand. Thank you for all the support you have given us to date, it is very much appreciated.

THANKS

Lisnamrock Parents Council would like to thank those who supported our recent Church Gate Collection. €570 was raised.

PARISH RAFFLE

The annual Parish Raffle will take place on December 8, immediately after Mass. Tickets are presently being distributed to all households in the parish. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Please return tickets with remittance to the Sacristy or Tobin’s Shop on or before December 7. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Vincent de Paul Society annual collection on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9. Please be as generous as possible.

CHURCH NOTES

Prayer meeting at Presentation Sisters, The Commons, Tuesday, December 4, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Choir practice in Sacristy Meeting Room  on Wednesday, December 5, from 8pm to 9pm.

Holy Day - Saturday 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, is a Holy Day of obligation. Mass at 10.30am and 7pm Mass on Friday, December 7, the vigil of the Holy Day, at 7pm.

MILLENNIUM FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

Millennium Family Resource Centre Glengoole Annual Eldercare Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 5, at 1pm. All our Senior Citizens are welcome - for further info contact Karen 052 9157992.

CREDIT UNION

Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30pm to 9pm. New members welcome.

COMMUNITY ALERT

Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda 0529154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times.