Church Notes: Reader for the Month of November at Meanus Mass is Josephine McCarthy. The Eucharistic Minister is Niamh O Connor. The collector is Michael Foster.
First Communion Programme: The next First Communion Programme will be held in Bruff Church on Sunday, December 1 at 11 o’clock Mass, which is the first Sunday of Advent.
Christmas Party: The Christmas Party for the Not-So-Young of Bruff, Grange and Meanus will be held this year on Sunday, December 1 at Meanus Community Centre commencing at 2 pm. Bus will leave from Bruff Church at 1.45 p.m. All welcome to attend. The usual helpers and anybody else willing to help on the day are asked to keep this date in their Diary. The Party could not go on without the great help that is available each year which makes the event so successful and enjoyable.
Santa Claus: The very popular Santa Claus will make a welcome return to Meanus again this year on Sunday, December 15 where he will attend at the Community Centre at 2 pm. All the usual entertainment and refreshments will be available. A photographer will also be in attendance.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Mass: Bishop Brendan Leahy attended at Bruff Church last Friday where he con- celebrated Mass to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The other celebrants were Canon James Costello and Canon Willie Fitzmaurice. Immediately after Mass a reception for the distinguished guests and the parishioners was held at the Old Courthouse Building.
Paul Dennehy, chairman of The Heritage Group in his address introduced the speakers who included John Sheehan, Chairman of Limerick County Council, who acknowledge the presence of Bishop Leahy whom he described ‘as a man of the Church and a man of the people’. Mr. Madden representing Ballahoura outlined the benefits available from that Body. Before the event concluded the Admiral present on the day presented an encased flag to Michael Cronin who received it on behalf of the Bruff Heritage Group. This was the flag of the U S that was flown on the L E Orlaith when they brought the Eternal Flame to New Ross. A most enjoyable afternoon was had by all.
community centre news: Keep Fit takes place in Meanus Community Centre each Monday night commencing at 8p.m. All welcome to come along and join in the fun as well as getting in shape for the Christmas Festivities.
The Parent Toddler Group meets in the Community Centre, Meanus each Tuesday morning from 9.30 a.m. until 11 a.m. All very welcome to attend.
Set Dancing is held in Meanus Community Centre each Wednesday night, commencing at 8.30 p.m. sharp. All welcome to attend.
Christmas Market: Bruff Heritage Group are holding their Annual Christmas Market this year on Saturday 14th December in the Old Courthouse Building. (Please note change of date). Anybody wishing to host a stall can get in contact with Paul on 087- 3945426.
The Third Edition of “Images of Bruff” will be launched in the Old Courthouse building on Saturday 30th November immediately after 6 p.m. Mass. Tom O Donnell, former T.D., Minister and Member of The European Parliament has been asked to launch the book. Teas and coffees will be served on the night and all are welcome to attend.
Cards: Winners at last Sunday night’s cards in Meanus were: 1st Prize: Dan O Rourke and Eamon Quirke; 2nd Prize: Pat Riordan and Mick Joe Quirke, Fintan Stone and Ursula McKeogh. Table Prizes: Breda O Donnell and Catherine O Regan, John Paul and Noel, Joe McDonald and Pat Murnane. Raffle: €50 Patsy Healy, €25 Paddy Quinlan, €10 Ann Quinlan (2), Ann Murphy, Ann Potter, Jim McNamara, Chrissie Bagnell, Nicky Hogan.
Cards continue in Meanus each Sunday night commencing at 8.30 p.m. All welcome to attend.
Camogue Rovers GAA Club: The club are holding their Annual General Meeting in Meanus Community Centre on Friday November 29 commencing at 8 p.m. All club members are invited to attend.
Board Na nOg: Bruff Bord Na nOg AGM will take place on Monday December 2 in the GAA complex @ 8pm.
We would ask that at least one parent of each player attends. We will be holding a Church Gate Collection on December 7 and 8. Your support would be much appreciated.