MPCC CREDIT UNION – FREE WILL MAKING CONSULTATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY: According to recent Irish research, only one in three Irish adults has made a will. Of the two thirds who haven’t, it is the intention of many to make a will but for various reasons just never get round to making one. It’s constantly being put on the long finger until it’s too late. Now to recognise International Credit Union Day and highlight to its members the importance of making a will, MPCC Credit Union has joined forces with Dorothy Tynan & Co. Solicitors to announce free Will Making & Estate Planning consultations for Credit Union members. This free one-to-one consultation service will take place on International Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 17 in the Credit Union’s Dooradoyle office from 4.00 – 7.00pm. All members are invited to attend. The last time, the credit union offered this service, there was huge interest, therefore it would be advisable to arrive early.
45 CARD DRIVE: The 45 card drive is now up and running under the watchful eye of Joe Purcell and Paddy McCarthy. There was a great crowd last Thursday night and the committee would like to see more local support. Fantastic prizes and raffle plus a complimentary cup of tea, provided by Maura Byrnes and Keith Coughlan, go to make this a very enjoyable night out for just €5. Prize winners from Thursday September 26: Eamonn Lyons and Jimmy Keating €60 Malachy and Noreen Cusack €40. Prize winners from Thursday October 3: Paddy McCarthy and Bridget Lynch €80. Pat and Mike Mann €40. So looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday October 10 at 8.45pm, and every Thursday going forward. Please make sure and bring a friend. The proceeds from this event will go to the upkeep of the Resource Centre. Thank you.
BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The deadline is fast approaching for articles and photographs for this years edition of the Ballybrown Parish Journal. If you wish to have any item included , photographs of weddings , graduations, births etc. please contact Tom Donovan or any member of the Journal Committee. If you wish to insert an advert in support of the Journal the rates are as follows, Full Page : €100.00, Half Page €70.00 and Quarter Page €40.00. The Journal will be on sale for the Christmas Market and will be available from the first weekend in December at Martin Hayes’s shop in Tervoe and Brian O’Sullivans Centra Store in Clarina priced at €10.00. Thank you.
FR. MUIRIS O’CONNOR FAREWELL: On Saturday September 28, Fr. Muiris O’Connor, celebrated his final mass in Ballybrown Church. A large congregation turned out for to occasion and to give Fr. Muiris a big Ballybrown goodbye. A presentation on behalf of the people of the parish was made to Fr. Muiris by Anthony McGann to mark his departure after seven years in Ballybrown as Parish Priest. The Parish Council commissioned local artist Jim O’Farrell to create a painting depicting the places most associated with Fr. O’Connor during his time in Ballybrown. Anthony thanked Fr. Muiris for all the great work he was involved in, in the Parish during his tenure as Parish Priest. He also wished Fr. Muiris the very best of luck in his new role working for the Diocese based out of Askeaton. After the mass a large crowd gathered in the new Ballybrown Resource Centre, which Fr. Muiris was instrumental in bringing about,
to take some light refreshments. Our best wishes go with him and we hope that he will enjoy many more years of good health and happiness.
FR. MICHAEL CUSSEN WELCOME: It gives us great pleasure to welcome our new Parish Priest Fr. Michael Cussen who comes to us from Fedamore to replace Fr. Muiris.
I am sure he will be welcomed by all our parishioners and we wish him well in his new role.