TIDY TOWNS NEWS: The Spring Clean for the parish took place on Saturday, March 23. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out with the clean-up especially the Ballybrown GAA juveniles who were there in force and made light work of the job! The Tidy Towns Group will be resuming their Tuesday evening activity, starting on April 2, meeting at 7.00pm outside the hairdressers. Please come along.
MASS TIMES FOR HOLY WEEK: Times of the Holy Week ceremonies for Ballybrown are as follows:
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00 p.m.
Good Friday: Ceremony of the Passion 3.00 p.m., Stations of the Cross 8.00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8.00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Mass 11.00 a.m.
EASTER VIGIL: This year, because we are still in winter time, the Vigil will start in both churches at 8.00 p.m. This is an hour earlier than last year when the Holy Saturday was celebrated in April, during summer time.
EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF FR. BRENDAN LEAHY: The Episcopal Ordination of Fr Brendan Leahy will take place in St John’s Cathedral on Sunday, April 14 at 3.00p.m. This is an important occasion for our diocese and also a joyous occasion as we will have a Bishop to lead our diocese again after a period of over three years. A limited number of tickets have been made available to the parish for the ceremony. It has been suggested that the fairest way to distribute these tickets is by means of a raffle. If you are interested in attending the ceremony, please hand in your name to the sacristy in either of the churches before 10a.m. on Saturday March 30 and your name will be entered in the draw for the tickets.
MPCC CREDIT UNION: Easter Opening Hours: The offices of MPCC Credit Union will be open as follows over Easter. Thursday, March 28: Patrickswell 2pm – 7pm, Dooradoyle 10am – 7pm and Mungret 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm.
Good Friday, March 29: All offices will be closed.
Saturday, March 30: Dooradoyle 10am – 12 noon.
Easter Sunday & Monday, March 31 & April 1: All offices will be closed.
Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday, April 2. The Board of Directors and staff wish all members a very happy Easter.
FURNITURE UP-CYCLING TRAINING: Old & old-fashioned furniture (excluding sofas & mattresses) & old/ broken tiles & plates are wanted for a new Newcastle West based furniture up-cycling & mosaic-making training course for people who are unemployed. This training course will train people to restyle old but solid furniture so that it can be re-used. Pick-up of the furniture can be arranged at a cost of €5 per trip – only usable furniture can be taken. To discuss or to arrange a pick-up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069 77752 or email email@example.com.