Church Notes: Reader for the Month of March at Meanus Mass is Pat Cotter.
The collector is Pat Murnane.
The Eucharistic Minister is Niamh O Connor.
The Anniversary Mass on next Saturday night, 2nd March is for Jenny, Neil and Gerard McCarthy.
Confirmation for the children attending Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff, will be held in Bruff Church on Friday, 26th April 2013.
Children attending Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff will receive their First Communion on Saturday, 25th May 2013.
Scoil Dean Cussen: Enrolment forms for new pupils commencing school at Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff, September 2013, are now available from the school office. We look forward to welcoming your child to the school community.
Community Council: Bruff, Grange and Meanus Community Council are organising a St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year to be held on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March. The Parade will assemble at Scoil Dean Cussen at 3 p.m. and parade through the town. This being the year of “The Gathering” an extra effort is being made and it is hoped that all the clubs in the parish will be represented so people are asked to start preparing and it is hoped that young and old will take part. Immediately after the Parade the Bruff Community Playground Committee are holding a fundraising Duck Race in the Morning Star River. Planning has been granted for the Playground and Ballyhoura Funding has been approved so work is due to start in the near future. A certain amount of fundraising is necessary so as to get the project underway. Ducks will be on sale at €5 each and support would be very much appreciated.
Table Quiz: Meanus Defibulator Group are holding their Annual Family Table Quiz again this year on Good Friday night, 29th March. Any unwanted gifts would be greatly appreciated for the raffle. Contact Ursula at 087 2304757, or Jim at 087 6201606.
Gala Weekend: Meanus Social and Community Club are organising a Gala Family Weekend in conjunction with “The Gathering” from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June. Events will include Sports Day, Family Quiz, Duck Race and Music, Song and Dance. More details will come later.
Pre Cheltenham Night: The Annual Pre Cheltenham night held at Hogan’s Lounge, Meanus takes place this year on Thursday night, 7th March. All the usual celebrities will be in attendance with all proceeds on the night going to the Cliona Foundation.
The Witness-The Musical: A Musical by Carol and Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew The Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness a musical, will be presented by The Diocese of Limerick, in The Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8 p.m. This Production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this musical. You can book your tickets at Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061 774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.
GAA: The local club, Camogue Rovers are again promoting the Gaelic Grounds Development Draw and the first draw for 2013 takes place on the 1st of March. As well as all the very good prizes in the draw it is also a very important fundraiser for the club and all the usual members and any new members would be very much appreciated. Names and money can be given to the usual club members as soon as possible.
Cards: Winners at last Sunday night’s cards in Meanus were: 1st Prize: Peg and Steve Staff, Sean O Connor and Tom Begley.
Table Prizes: Pat Riordan and Mick Joe Quirke, Breda O Donnell and Catherine O Regan, Nora Mai Dunworth and Mary Ryan.
Raffle €50 Nora Mai Dunworth, €25 Kathleen Keyes, € 10 Mick Joe Quirke, Jo Carey, Breda O Donnell, Antony McCarthy, Maura Haigney, Mary Ryan, Tom Begley.
Cards are held in Meanus each Sunday night commencing at 8.30 p.m. All welcome.