Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of November will be on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The reader on Sunday morning is Seamus O’Suilleabháin and the Eucharistic Ministers are Bridget Curtin and Rita Higgins. The mission will be conducted by Fr. S. Enright C.SsR, Fr. D. Meskell C.SsR and Ms Niamh O’Neill. The Blessing of Babies and Young Children will take place at this mass and on that Sunday evening we will be Remembering Our Dead at a special ceremony. The white card in your invitation booklet is to list the deceased members and friends of your families and bring it to the church for the Remembering the Dead ceremony.
Wedding Bells: Congratulations and best wishes to Marie O’Connor, eldest daughter of Neily and Nora O’Connor Tullaha Broadford and Tom McLoughlin Knocktooch Broadford, eldest son of Patsy and Mag McLoughlin, who were married at Our Lady of the Snows Church Broadford on Friday October 25th The celebrant was Fr Billy O’Gorman P.P. Tournafola assisted by Canon F. Duhig P.P. Newcastle West and Fr. F. O’Dea P.P. Dromcollogher/Broadford. The chief bridesmaid was Sinéad O’Connor sister of the bride and the bridesmaids were Susan McLoughlin, Christina Daly and Carol O’Connor. The best man was Pat McLoughlin brother of the groom. The groomsmen were Neil Conway, Liam Buckley and Dermot Browne. The flower girl was Ellie-Mai O’Connor and the page boy was Muiris McCarthy. Margaret O’Donnell and the Broadford Church Choir supplied the music in the church. The reception was held in Ballingarry House Hotel Tralee where the happy couple and their guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and danced and celebrated long into the night. Tom and Marie are spending their honeymoon in Mexico.
The Mission: In preparation for the Parish Mission which begin this Saturday November 2nd and continue to Friday November 8th. A flyer has been sent to each house in the parish inviting people to the Mission and this flyer will also include a card on which you will place the names of deceased members of your family and friends and bring it to the church on Sunday evening November 3rd in Broadford at 7.00pm and in Dromcollogher at 8.30pm for the Prayerfully Remembering Our Dead ceremony. The Mission begins with a Pilgrimage of Prayerful Remembrance that will take place on All Souls Day Saturday November 2nd. We will gather at Dromcollogher and Killough Cemeteries at 1 o’clock for a short prayer service and then walk to Springfield Cemetery where together we will conclude the pilgrimage. An All Night Vigil will take place in both Churches o Tuesday November 5th:- Broadford Church from9.00 pm-7.00 a.m. and Dromcollogher Church 10.00p.m. - 7.00a.m. We are inviting anybody who would like to spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, please sign your name at the time slot that suits you in the book at the back of the church. Anybody with family and friends outside of the parish who may wish to join us please let them know the date and time.
Limerick in Bloom Success: Congratulations to Broadford Development Association on receiving €500 and a trophy for capturing 2nd place in the Limerick in Bloom competition. The committee wishes to thank all the householders and individuals who made such an effort to have their own place looking so well.
Evening of Prayer at Clonfert: A bus will travel to Clonfert Co. Galway for an evening of prayer for the Holy Souls on Sunday Nov. 10 conducted by Eddie Stone starting at 2pm and will conclude with a concelebrated mass. The bus will leave Broadford village at 9.20am. For further details or to book a seat please ring anyone of the following phone no. 063-84167, 063-83054 or 063-83083.
The Mackey Stand Draw: The second last draw of the Mackey Stand Draw now known as the Limerick County G.A.A. Clubs Draw will be held at the Croke Bar Croagh on this Friday night November 1st. All club members contact your promoter before that date.
G.A.A News: The best of luck to the senior footballers who travel to Dungarvan to play Ballinacourty of Waterford in the first round of the Munster Club Championship on Sunday next November 3rd. The Under 21 footballers got off to a good start in the Premier Under 21 championship defeating St. Mary’s/Sean Finns at Mick Neville Park on Friday evening. The Lottery Draw; The Drom/Broadford lottery draw held on Monday night October 14th at Begley’s Bar Broadford and the numbers drawn were: - 6, 9, 16 and 32. The jackpot prize of €8,300 was not won. The Match 3 prize of €100 was not won. The lucky dips of €50 each were won by Jim Long Feenagh and Alan Cussen Broadford. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,400 (win or share) and the match 3 prize is €150 (win or share) will be held on Monday October 28th in the Nunans Bar Dromcollogher. Tickets are available at €2 each or 3 for €5 from committee members, all business places and the Club Box in the square Dromcollogher.
Cards at Neenans : The 1st prize was shared between two teams, all with 10 games on Monday night last and they were: Mary & John Madigan Kilmeedy and Martin Flynn Bunoke & Pat Gilbourne Kilmeedy. Spot prize of €20 was won by Tom Ahern Ratheenagh and Brendan O’Kelly Ashford. The raffle winners were: 1st prize: - €35 Monica Neenan Broadford. 2nd prize:-€20 Mary Biggane Lois Dara and 3rd prize:-€10 Tim Burke Knockgloss.