CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for Ashford church commencing this Sunday is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Saturday evening is Mary Nolan with Eucharistic Ministers Ita McEnery and Denis Kirby and basket collector Liam Kelly.
The reader for Raheenagh mass this coming Sunday morning is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Minister Denis Casey and Patrick Forde and basket collector Niall Scanlan.
MEDJUGORJE 2014: The Newcastle West Medjugorje Prayer Group are organising a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from July 30th to August 6th, departing from Dublin airport. Booking is for one week B/B and evening dinner, cost is €659 ex airport. Full comprehensive pilgrimage insurance included. If payment of €100 is paid before February 15th the total cost is reduced by €50. Our Spiritual Director is Fr. Frank Duhig P.P. Newcastle West. For further details contact Mary Keating 069-60375 or 086-6046524 or Paddy Geary 069-77595 or 087-6247672. All pilgrims welcome.
WEST LIMERICK SET DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold a workshop weekend at The Devon Inn Hotel on February 7th/8th and 9th. Friday February 7th music and singing session at 7:30pm followed by a ceili at 9pm with Johnny Reidy, Saturday February 8th set dance workshop with Maureen Culleton from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, ceili at 9pm with the Striolan Ceili Band, Sunday February 9th workshop at 11am with Maureen Culleton, ceili from 2pm to 5pm with Taylor’s Cross all welcome.
CEILI: The next monthly ceili for Halla Tadhg Gaelach in Tournafulla takes place on Valentine’s night i.e Friday February 14th. The Striolan ceili band will take to the stage at 9:30pm and light refreshments for all patrons agus bigi ann.
DAFFODIL DAY: Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place on Friday March 28 . More information available at www.cancer.ie.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development lotto results from Thursday January 23rd with numbers drawn 2, 3, 9 and 28 and no jackpot or match three drawn.
The four €30 lucky dip winners were Shane Browne seller Kevin Browne, Geraldine Mulcahy seller Eddie Carmody, Seamus Foley seller Eddie Carmody, Gerard and Eda Aherne seller Keating’s Shop. This week’s draw takes place this Thursday night at The Village Inn Ashford for a jackpot of €9,100.
COURSE: A health and beauty course will commence on February 16th at Broadford Enterprise Centre and run for 12 weeks on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9pm. All interested can contact Karen on 087-6319893.
CARDS: Congratulations to Friday night card winners from The Village Inn Ashford namely Tim Burke Broadford and Martin Stokes Glenduff. Second to Willie O’Brien Ballintubber and Tom Dore Ashford. Well done to all.
RELIGION: This Saturday is the Feast of St Brigid and Rosary by candlelight and prayers takes place at St Brigid’s well Shanagarry Newcastle West at 7:45pm and all are welcome.
Sunday is the presentation or candlemass day when candles are blessed for Altar or home use Monday February 1st is the feast of St Blaize or the blessing of the throats.
PILGRIMAGE: Lay Dominican Pilgrimage to Fatima 7 nights, Hotel Tres Pastorinhos departing Dublin October 2nd €799 pps. Includes all meals for the duration of your stay and insurance. Single room supplement €25 per night. If paid in full by February 3rd there is €100 off price or if you pay a deposit of €200 by the same date then there is €50 off price. Spiritual Director travelling with group. Further details from Bro. Michael Neenan O.P. phone 01-4048100 or contact Maureen Finnegan 087-9845102. Pilgrimages Abroad- Lauri Duffy Travel.
LOLLIPOP DAY: The 13th annual Lollipop Day in aid of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will be held on Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st. Lollipops €2 each will be available for sale nationwide in an effort to raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. For more information on Lollipop Day, to volunteer or to make a donation etc go to www.lollipopday.ie.