POWERSTOWN FIRST COMMUNION
Congratulations to the 31 boys and girls from Powerstown School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last. It was a beautiful ceremony, especially impressive being the dramatisation of the Gospel story of Jairus’s daughter. Great credit must go to their teacher Aileen Nugent for all the work and effort she put into preparing them for their special day. Our thanks also to the Powerstown School Choir who sang beautifully for the mass and enriched it greatly. Great credit must go to Fergus Flynn for preparing and conducting the choir. We thank Maura Forristal for again making herself available to play for the ceremony. To all involved, children, teachers and parents we say ‘Well done’.
Parish pastoral council meeting on Monday, May 13, at 8pm.
Thanks to the children and staff of the three schools who held fundraising events for Trocaire and raised €3,022. The Trocaire collection from the parish amounted to €3,795.
AMERICAN TEA PARTY
Thanks to all who organised and supported the recent American tea party which raised €1,300 for parish funds.
Winners of the Progressive 25 held at Rathkeevin Hall on Thursday, May 2. Sharing 1st and 2nd on 11 games: Willie Heffernan and Michael Power; Seamus Maher and Jimmy Murray. 3rd. On 9 games: Nora O’Donnell and Alice McCarthy. Table Prizes - On the 19th game: Kathleen Hallinan and Nora Lee. On the 20th.game: Sean Spillane and Nuala Hogan. Progressive 25 again on Thursday, May 9, at 8.30pm.
To Medjugorje And Dubrovnik (option if desired to travel to Dubrovnik or stay in Medjugorje can be catered for) 25 September, seven nights, €829. Direct flights from Cork - breakfast, dinner each day and return transfer to Cork airport included. Contact Susan Phelan for further details on 052 6121352 or 086 1574880.
DRAW THE JOKER
Results for 5 May. Matt Ryan, Mullinahone, €100. Rachel Delahunty, Ballinvoher, €50. Paul Frazer, Cahir, €50. Tony Cronin, c/o Seamus Delahunty €25. This week’s Jackpot €5,000.