POWERSTOWN & LISRONAGH I.C.A
At our meeting on July 6, Marie Boland from the library gave a very interesting talk on starting a book-club. Congratulations to Marie Hurley, Joan Hannigan and Joan Power on being prize winners at Clonmel Show. We are enjoying yoga and it continues for the next two weeks.
FATIMA AND LISBON COAST
The parish pilgrimage and holiday will take place this year from 19 to 26 September. Three days will be spent in Fatima followed by four days in a four star hotel on the beautiful Lisbon coast. The cost is €E829 and includes return bus to Cork airport. Contact Susan Phelan for further information (052)6121352.
A commemorative garden is being erected as a mark of respect to all the priests who served in the parish over the last 250 years. It also remembers all the men and women from the parish who served as priests and religious at home and abroad. A special mass will take place on Sunday, July 31, at 5pm to which all are invited to remember and thank God for all their contribution to the faith and to the people they served.
Winners of the Progressive 25, at Rathkeevin Hall, on Thursday July 14. Winners on 13 games: Joe Aherneand Peg O’Connell. 2nd on 11 games: Nora O’Donnell and Alice McCarthy. 3rd on 10 games: John Costello and Pete Kelly.
Table Prizes: On the 19th game: Jim and Mary Garrett. On the 20th game: Maura Lonergan and Mick O’Dwyer.
Progressive 25 again on Thursday, July 21, at 8.30 pm (sharp).
We extend our sympathy to the family of Eire Conroy, especially to his wife Anna, son, Stephen, daughter, Nicole, brothers, Sean, P.J, and Tony, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
We extend our sympathy also to Philly Cahill on the death of John Quinn, Killurney.
We welcome into the Christian community Crystal Jane Bates who was baptised in Powerstown church on
Saturday last. We congratulate her parents Rory and Pamela.
EAST AFRICA FAMINE
A drought is affecting East Africa and is endangering the lives of up to 12 million. Trocaire has been involved with many of the communities affected in recent years and is hoping to increase their help to alleviate hunger, hardship and save lives. A collection will be taken up at the masses next weekend , after communion in Powerstown and at the church gate in Lisronagh. Please be generous.