St Nicholas Oct 19

SYMPATHY: We offer our sympathy to our Bishop, Brendan Leahy and family on the recent death of his dad, Maurice (former Principal St. Damian Boys National School). Maurice’s body was laid to rest following 2.00p.m. Mass on Wednesday in Mount Venus Cemetery.

SYMPATHY: We offer our sympathy to our Bishop, Brendan Leahy and family on the recent death of his dad, Maurice (former Principal St. Damian Boys National School). Maurice’s body was laid to rest following 2.00p.m. Mass on Wednesday in Mount Venus Cemetery.

To Thomas and Marie Ryan and family, Shannon Walk, Shannon Banks, on the death of their son Robert during the week. Robert’s burial took place on Wednesday last, following 11.00 Mass in St. Mary’s Church.

To Gus O’Driscoll, Corbally Bar, on the death of his sister Ann. Ann was laid to rest following 11.00am Mass on Monday last in Mount Saint Lawrence Old Cemetery.

May they rest in peace.

GATHERING FOR GROUPS: This Sunday 20 October we will have the last of our Parish Gatherings. This one will be for ALL GROUPS—parish, sports, Scouts and Girl Guides, Dance , Mothers & Toddlers, St. V. de Paul, Altar Society, Flower arrangers, Bridge , Art etc. Please join our celebration at the 10.30 Mass followed by light refreshments. This has been the parish’s initiative for the Year of Faith, as well as an acknowledgement of all the people in our parish community.

MISSION SUNDAY: This Sunday is Mission Sunday. There will be a special collection taken at all Masses for the Propagation of the Faith.

CONFIRMATION : Last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings we had meetings to begin our preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We were delighted with the attendance and we thank those who offered to lead groups in the You Shall be My Witnesses programme. Training for these leaders will be this Tuesday evening at 7.30p.m.

MEDITATION: Quiet meditation on Tuesday mornings in 3 Oakton Road, Salesia house. Time: 10.30 am to 11

SAFEGUARDING GAThERING: We remind anyone in this parish working with young people to ensure they have the necessary permission forms signed by parents / guardians and are familiar with the guidelines.

Copies of these forms can be had from our Parish Office.

There will be a Safeguarding Children Gathering for our Pastoral Area on Thursday 7 November at 7.30p.m. here in our Parish Centre. The new parish Safeguarding Representatives for the 8 parishes will be introduced and we will receive further information on the newly launched Diocesan Safeguarding Children policy and Resources. The following are requested to attend:

Priests, Religious Sisters, Sacristans, Pastoral Councils, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers of the Word, Choir leaders, Those involved in First Communion and Confirmation programmes, adults in other parish ministry groups involving young people and anyone else interested.

SCRIPTURE SHARING: Scripture sharing each Wednesday following 9.45 Mass in St. Munchin’s College. New members always welcome.

MILFORD CHARITY SHOP: Milford Care Centre have opened a Charity Shop at 22 Thomas Street. They are looking for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags and unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac etc. Contact Aeilish on 0868366846 from 9.30 – 5p.m. Monday to Saturday.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11.00 a.m.

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church every week from Thursday 7.30p.m. to Friday 7.30p.m

PARISH GATHERING: Our annual Parish Gathering will be on this Monday 21 October. Our focus this year will be on the various groups in the parish – listening to them and hear ideas for future development and resources. This will take place in our Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

OXFAM FUND-RAISING CONCERT FOR SYRIA: “Songs for Syria” at the Strand Hotel this Tuesday 22 October at 8.00p.m. This promises to be a very special evening featuring songs from Broadway and the West End Musicals. Performances by Denise Broderick, Ian McGlynn, Dave Griffin, Cathy McGlynn, Richie Hayes, Judy O’Connor and Jean McGlynn. Tickets cost €15 and are available from the Oxfam Shop, William Street. Or call 061 413244 or 0857406822. All proceeds will go directly to the Syrian Crisis Appeal. Please come along and support. You will be delighted!”

ST. MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE FASHION SHOW: St Munchin’s College in association with The Holman Lee Agency proudly present its Fashion Show on Wednesday October 16th at 7:30pm at The Strand Hotel. All proceeds from the night will go to support the Colleges further development - specifically the development of a virtual learning environment for enhanced student learning and the provision of additional dressing rooms to support PE and extra-curricular activities. Tickets for this evening of high fashion are available from the school office at €10. The office is open daily or can be contacted by phone at 061 - 348922 or email at

DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTION: Trocaire door to door fundraisers will be in our area for a couple of days during October and November. These fundraisers will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing a navy Trocaire polo shirt and jacket and will be carrying photo ID.

News in brief: Parteen and Sixmilebridge met in Clonlara to decide who will move through to the next stage of the Intermediate Championship. It was a tense affair and both teams knew that a loss would see their season over. The Bridge got on the score board first with a point. However Parteen settled and points from Donal Prendergast, Alan Murnane, Ronan Conlon, Joe O’Connor, Brian McSweeney and goals from Donal Prendergast and Paraic O’Connor saw Parteen lead at the break by 2.09 to 2.04. Five points up at the break and playing well things looked good. Sixmilebridge had other ideas and if Parteen were the better team in the first half well Sixmilebridge took that honour for the next thirty minutes. The Bridge clawed, fought and got to the ball first and as the second half progressed Parteen were guilty of watching the Bridge play. Those to score for Parteen in the second half were Ronan Conlon, Brian McSweeney and Paraic O’Connor. The score at the full time whistle was Parteen 2.15 to SMB 4.09 (21 points a piece). So on to extra time and the feeling in the stand was that Parteen were guilty of handing the Bridge their new found confidence. So a further ten minutes aside would decide who would proceed. Again the Bridge started the better and at the ten minute break Parteen were 3 points down with the Bridge ahead 4 points to Parteen’s 1point. Parteen were awarded a penalty following a challenge on Joe O’Connor and Alan Murnane blasted the ball to the back of the SMB net. Nail biting stuff and both team could have won but in the end when the referee blew his whistle the side were all square. Parteen 1.03 to Sixmilebridge 0.06 at the end of extra time. So both teams must do it all again.