Bruff Dec 7

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP – CHRISTMAS MARKET: Please note a change of date is being announced for the Christmas Market it will now be held on Saturday December 14 and not the 7th as was stated last week. We will be holding the Christmas Market again in the Old Courthouse building. We will be hoping for the same success as we had in past years. If you want to host a stall you can get in contact with Paul on 087 3945246. Get baking and making those decorations.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP – CHRISTMAS MARKET: Please note a change of date is being announced for the Christmas Market it will now be held on Saturday December 14 and not the 7th as was stated last week. We will be holding the Christmas Market again in the Old Courthouse building. We will be hoping for the same success as we had in past years. If you want to host a stall you can get in contact with Paul on 087 3945246. Get baking and making those decorations.

‘PUNK GUERRILLAS’ PERFORMING IN THE HONEY FITZ: ‘Punk Guerrillas’ (performance by County Limerick Youth Theatre) will perform in the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur for three nights only Friday - Sunday December 6th - 8th. For further information see www.loughgur.com. All are welcome.

PRESENTATION TO FR. JOE FOLEY: A presentation to Fr. Joe Foley on his transfer from Bruff will take place on Saturday 7th December at 8.30pm in Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff. All are welcome to join us for the occasion.

TURNING ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN BRUFF: On December 7 after Mass we will light up our town for Christmas. Lights will be switched on by Sara Finn (Bruff Rose). Santa and his sleigh will be parading up and down through the town, with treats for all the children. Please come and join us and help us get the Christmas Holiday started.

PRAYER/ REFLECTION MEETINGS: There will be Prayer/Reflection meetings in the Community Cafe for every Thursday during Advent starting at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Just come along on the night for part or all of the meeting and if you miss one, come for the next one.

FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING FOR LOCAL CHARITIES: A Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Cafe, Bruff on Friday December 13 from 10.30a.m. to 1.30pm in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and Bruff Social Services. Please support this worthy event.

OUR LADY OF MEDJUGORJE’S NOVEMBER 25, 2013 MONTHLY MESSAGE: “Dear children! I call all of you to prayer. Open the doors of your heart profoundly to prayer, little children, to prayer with the heart; and then the Most High will be able to act upon your freedom and conversion will begin. Your faith will become firm so that you will be able to say with all your heart: ‘My God, my all.’ You will comprehend, little children, that here on earth everything is passing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB: Deise Community Club Christmas Party will be hosted by the Nagle Family, Eurospar, Bruff and will take place at the Bandroom, Bruff on Tuesday December 10 at 8pm. All are welcome.

SOCIAL SERVICES: Social Services monthly meeting will be held at the Health Centre, Bruff on Wednesday 11th December 11 at 8.30.p.m. Please note change of date.

THANK YOU: The organisers of the recent fundraising dance in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin would again like to thank all who helped in making it a great success. The net profit on the night came to € 4375. and a cheque will shortly be on its way to the hospital. This figure means that with your wonderful help we have donated in excess of € 40,000 towards the new cardiac unit which was very recently opened, so once again from the bottom of hearts Thank You.

LOUGH GUR 2014 CALENDER: Lough Gur 2014 calendar now on sale at Ryan’s Holycross and Nagles Bruff. This collection of 12 photos were all sent to the Lough Gur facebook page over the last year and features some beautiful photos of the area. It’s an ideal Christmas gift for those living away from home. Cost is €10 and all proceeds go to the recent refurbishment project at the Heritage Centre. All support greatly appreciated.

BORD NA NOG NOTES: The AGM of Bruff GAA Club will take place in the Complex on Monday next, Dec.9th. at 8pm.It will be preceded at 7.30 pm by Mass for the many players and supporters of the Club who have gone to their eternal reward over the past 126 years. The Club is appealing to all to attend the meeting and a few hours a week voluntary work would be greatly appreciated. We will be holding a Church Gate Collection on the 7th and 8th December. Your support would be much appreciated.

THANK YOU: “A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the coffee morning for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan last Wednesday at the Community Cafe. It was a huge success with €1,490 raised and is a testament to the charitable nature of all those living in the parish. Thank you also to those who baked, donated clothes and sold lines. The hamper was won by Tom Casey of Glenogra. Congratulations Tom.”

CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Join Miriam O’Callaghan and a host of stars including Celine Byrne, the Army No. 1 band (led by Lieutenant Mark Armstrong), Lisa Hannigan, Dublin Gospel Choir, RTE Cor na nOg and the Tallagh Choral Society. The list keeps growing! We need your support to make this a truly memorable evening and break a Guinness World Record for ‘The most people singing Christmas carols together in one place’ Current record is 15,111 set in Seoul on Christmas Day 2010 and we plan, with your help, on beating this record! Funds raised will go to Cliona’s Foundation – a Foundation that provides financial assistance for families with critically ill children and The Sanctuary – promoting peace and stillness within us. When and Where? Thursday December 19th 7-9pm in Croke Park, Dublin. Tickets just €15 from www.tickets.ie or contact 1800 90 10 90

MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Invites you for the Healing Retreat with Praise and Worship, Word of God, Confessions, Laying on of hands, Holy Mass through the Ministry of Fr. Ger Fitzgerald, Ennis and Noel and Aiden Byrne, Carlow on next Sunday December 15 from 2.30pm to 7pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick.

TROCAIRE: On this second Sunday in Advent parishioners are asked to consider buying a Trocaire Gift this Christmas. These ethical gifts help transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest people and cost from just €7 (£5). Gifts are available at www.trocaire.org/giftsor by calling 1850 408 408 (0800 912 1200 in NI).

BRUFF/ GRANGE/ MEANUS PARISH LOTTERY: At the Parish Lottery on Monday December 2the numbers drawn were 18, 28 and 29 and there was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows: Geraldine O’Neill c/o Breda, Mary Moloney c/o Breda, Eleanor Madden c/o Credit Union, Noel Costello c/o Breda and Mary Casey c/o Breda. Promoter’s Prize went to Nagle’s. Next Lotto jackpot is €2,900 and will be held on Monday 9th December. Congratulations to the above winners. Thank you for your continued support.

THANK YOU: It was such a successful night at the Shave, Wax or Dye event in Clarke’s last Sunday evening. €4,000 was raised on the night for Bruff and Croom National Schools. We would like to thank a number of people for all their help and support in running the event. Thanks to Davy Clarke and Staff for the use of his premises, and also to the GAA for the use of the field. We would like to thank the Gardai in Bruff for the permit. Thanks to all the sponsors. Many thanks to Nollaig Coleman and the Parents Association for the sandwiches etc. Thanks to photographers Declan Hehir and Patrick C. Fitzgerald. Also thanks to Willie Bun for the music and finally thanks to everyone who helped out in any way and to the participants who took part and made this event possible. It was a huge success. Many thanks again to everyone concerned from Martin Cusack, Paul Quain and the organisers of this event.