Easter Ceremonies in St. Michael’s Church kick off next Sunday evening, April 1, at 7 p.m. with a Penitential Service and visiting priests. On Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m., we have the now annual anointing of the sick and mass. Old timers knew this day as Spy Wednesday. On Holy Thursday, April 5, we will have the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 p.m. The following day Good Friday, April 6, we have the celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. coupled with the Veneration of the Cross. On Good Friday evening at 8 p.m., we have the Stations of the Cross. On Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m., the Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection will take place. On Easter Sunday ceremonies are back to normal with masses in St. Michael’s at 9.30a.m. and 11.30 a.m.


A clean up has been arranged for Good Friday morning, April 6. Our local Tidy Towns Group will meet in the GAA Car Park at 10 a.m. The objective of the gathering is to clean up the approach roads into the village and to collect all debris and rubbish. Tidy Towns will provide gloves, bags etc. for those who wish to help in the clean up. We all know that many hands make light work and that our Tidy Towns Committee have done sterling work last year and already in 2012. All our roads into the village need a clean up and when this is done people visiting the village will be made aware as they approach how clean and tidy every place is. Property owners or residents along the roads can help this Mullinahone Transformation campaign by turning out on Good Friday to help the committee clean up their stretch of road and then when this is done, they can help by keeping the ditches in front of their own properties clear of litter. All are welcome to the local Tidy Towns AGM in the Community Centre on this Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.


On Friday morning, we had a tea/coffee morning in the Knocknagow Centre in aid of the South Tipperary Hospice and Cancer Research. On Sunday morning the scene shifted to the GAA Centre when a tea/coffee morning to raise funds for two local youths Sean Bermingham and Luke Brabazan who are part of a group about to climb Mount Kilimanjro in Tanzania for charity. Both events were very successful and both groups wish to express their thanks to the generous general public.


A local committee is now in place to organise the writing of the GAA History of our parish. The committee is Chairman Lance Vaughan, Secretary Niall Thompson, Editor Ricky Sheehan, Assistant Editor Dick Egan, General Committee Tommy O’Sullivan, Joe Tobin and Sean O’Meara. One of the early tasks is the collection and copying of old photographs. With the help of modern technology, it will be possible to collect, scan, copy and file these photographs quickly and return them safely. If you have or know where there are such photos, please contact Tommy O’Sullivan or Ricky Sheehan or any member of the committee.


Thank you from the parish to the local Bridge Club who contributed €E490, a very generous gift, towards the celebration of First Holy Communion 2012 in the parish.


A table quiz will be held this Thursday, March 29, in T.J. Mac’s, in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon, starting at 9 p.m. Entry fee is €E20 for a table of four.


Kids Art and Craft Classes started in the Community Centre on Saturday last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is €E50 for seven weeks. Ages catered for five to 12 year olds. For bookings contact Bernadette at 087 7764203.


Our Community Park Group are holding their fundraising bag pack in Dunnes Stores (Davis Road, Clonmel) on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. We are calling on mums, dads, grannies, granddads, aunts, uncles, in fact anybody who can donate two hours of their time to man the checkouts. Please contact Vicky in Lonergan’s if you can help or any member of the committee.


The next History Lecture in the Local History series will take place on Wednesday, April 4, in St. Michael’s National School at 8.30 p.m.