Carrick-on-Suir News in Brief...

Toy Mass

Toy Mass

The annual Toy Mass organised by the St.Vincent de Paul Youth Conference will be celebrated in St. Nicholas Church in Carrick-on-Suir at the Vigil 7.30pm Mass this Saturday, December 15.

All are welcome to celebrate the preparation for Christmas, drawing attention to the fact that Christmas is about giving as well as receiving.

Christmas in the churches

St Nicholas Church: Tuesday, December 18: Penitential Service at 7.30pm; Confessions on Saturday, December 22 December from 11am to 1pm and on Monday, December 24 from 11am to 1pm.

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 8.30pm and Christmas Day Masses at 8.30am and 12noon.

St. Stephen’s Day Mass at 12 noon. Mass on Thursday and Friday, December 27 and 28 at 10.30am.

St. Patrick’s Church, Faugheen: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 8pm and on Christmas Day at 10am.

Confessions before Mass on Christmas Eve.

St. Molleran’s Church: Reconciliation Mass on Friday, December 21 at 7pm; Christmas Eve Vigil Masses at 6pm and 8pm. Christmas Day Masses at 9am and 11am.

Windgap Church: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 6pm.

Active Retirement Club

Vera Walsh from Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club explained the ‘Message in a Bottle’ campaign to Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club members at their recent meeting.

This is very helpful for people living alone as the bottle contains vital information about the resident in the case of an emergency. Chairman Jimmy Hogan thanked the Lions Club for the support they give to the people of Carrick-on-Suir and surrounding area.

Retirement Club members have a busy month starting with the holiday break at the Gleneagles Hotel, Killarney followed by the Christmas Party at Greenhill Nursing Home today Wednesday (December 12) with Noel McCarthy and Co.

The Club’s own Christmas Party takes place at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre this Thursday, December 13 from 2pm to 4pm.

Medjugorje night

A Christmas Medjugorje Night takes place in Glencomeragh Retreat Centre this Thursday, December 13.

It will begin with a Rosary at 8pm during which Confessions will be available, followed by Holy Mass, adoration and prayers for healing of body, mind and spirit.

All are welcome to enjoy a night of peace, which can be found only with God.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning to raise awareness about domestic violence against women took place at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre recently.

The event was organised by Carrick-on-Suir Community Network in association with Cuan Saor Refuse in Clonmel for the

National Balloon Action Campaign.

Groups of five balloons, four purple and one white, with the One in Five logo were released to represent the number of women experiencing domestic violence in Ireland.

The event marked the beginning of sixteen days of action in a global campaign.

Geraldine Mullane, Cuan Saor Project Leader based in Clonmel, attended the event.

She praised the local Outreach Worker Erica Ward, who has been available at the Community Resource Centre in Carrick-on- Suir for the past seven years assisting women who have experienced domestic violence.

Geraldine thanked the local Community Network and Sister Bridget at the Community Resource Centre for organising the coffee morning.

Cuan Saor can be contacted on a National Freephone Helpline 1800 576757 and Erica Ward is available at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre every Thursday.

Bridge results

92 Club: 1st Breda Feeney and Martin Kiely, 2nd Giancarlo Laiso and Mary Fleming.

Golf Club :1st Vera O’Donnell and Breda Feeney, 2nd Kevin Curran and Deirdre Battye.

Tuesday Club: 1st Emer Musiol and Irene Purcell, 2nd Peggy Cooney and Margaret Comerford,

3rd Marcella Power and Brid Flanagan.

Thursday Club: 1st Tess O’Shea and Irene Purcell, 2nd Honora Murphy and Eithne O’Sullivan,

3rd Kitty Lalor and Phyllis Fogarty.

Christmas day 25 Card Drive

The monthly Progressive 25 Card Drive in aid of Rathgormack Community & Hiking Centre will take place at the centre on Tuesday, December 25 at 7pm.

The November winners were Michael Prendergast and Gerry Carroll.

Set dancers party

The Rathgormack Set Dancers will celebrate their Christmas party in Maudie Kennedy’s Lounge this Saturday, December 15.

Music will be performed Pat Walsh and Tony Dunne.

There will be a raffle for a hamper and lots of other prizes.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.