Anniversaries & Months Minds: 6th/27th: 6:30pm Thomas, Biddy & James Cummins, Cooga.
9am Margaret & Michael Hayes, Lisowen.
10am John P. Hayes
11am Timothy & Margaret Ryan Smith, Cooga & deceased family members.
Obituaries: Jim O’Keefe, Rathcormac, Co. Cork (brother of Helen Murphy) who was laid to rest on Wed. 16th Jan. May they rest in peace. Sympathy to the bereaved.
Legion of Mary: at our weekly meetings for the next few Monday nights, there will be a CD presentation on the life of Alfie Lambe, Servant of God. Alfie was born in Tullamore in 1932 during the Eucharist Congress and went as Legion Envoy to South America in 1953. After 6 years spreading the Legion in Columbia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay & Brazil he died in 1959, and is buried in Buenos Aires. His life is worth hearing (legion meetings are held in the Pastoral Centre every Mon. at 7pm).
Next Sunday: hour of Prayer and Reflection will be held in Parish Church from 3pm-4pm, ending with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
East Limerick Red Cross: will hold their AGM on Mon. 28th Jan in Doon Community Centre @ 8pm. All welcome.
Congratulations: to Frank Whelan who celebrated his 90th birthday on Tue. 15th Jan.
Dún Bleisce Historical & Literary Society: will hold a talk in the Community Centre on Mon. 28th Jan @ 8pm. The talk on the history of Doon CBS will be given by school principal Eddie Bourke. All are welcome.
Youth Choir Practice: will be held on Wed. Evening at 7pm in Pastoral Centre.
Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage: to Lourdes on 16th-21st June. Fully inclusive price €699. Booking forms available from John Walsh Tours, Tel. (01) 2410811. Pilgrimage Director: Rev Thomas Hearne – (0504) 51230. Application forms available for assisted/invalid section: Rev Tomás O’Connell – (0504) 28829 (from 18th Feb.) Enquiries for Youth Section: Rev. Pat Coffey (0504) 20528.
Doon GAA: Lotto-14th Jan. no’s drawn 2-18-20-25, no winner. Next week’s draw will be held in Whelan’s Bar, jackpot €6,200. Bord Na Nog AGM: took place on Thur. 17th @ 8pm in GAA Clubhouse. The following were elected: Chairperson: Declan Ryan, Ass. Chairperson: Mark Doyle, Secretary: Rob O’Connell, Ass. Secretary: Ann McPartland. Managers elected for 2013: U8: Tadhg Hayes, U10: John Stokes, U12: Paul Purcell, U14: Mark Doyle & U16: James O’Donovan. If anyone would like to get involved with any team, please contact any club member. 125th Year Commemorative Calendar: last few now available at a cost of €5, and is available in Doon Shops or from Patricia Murphy (086) 8338898. Membership: now been accepted for 2013, please contact our new registrar Patricia Collins. Fees are the same as last year - €20 for adults and €5 for under 18’s.
Winners of Progressive 45 Doon 13 January: 1st prize: Michael Ryan and John Jones 2nd prize: Pat Fogarty and Larry Kennedy Table Prizes: Murdo and Mary McLeod, Tom Carr and Canice Ryan.
20 January: 1st: Larry Kennedy and Pat Fogarty, Eileen Ryan and Mixie Dwyer. 2nd: Liz and Tom Grant. Table Prizes: Kathleen and Phil Bradshaw. Helen Doyle and Nonie Lonergan.