WEDDING JUDY O’REGAN/CORMAC HAMPSON: The wedding took place Friday 3rd January at St. Mary’s Church Croom of Judy O’Regan Anhid Croom daughter of Joan O’Regan and the late Thomas O’Regan and Cormac Hampson. The chief celebrant Fr. David O’Regan uncle of the bride. Concelebrants Fr. George Corr and Fr. Joe Kennedy. Bridesmaids, Amy O;Regan, Anna O’Regan, Eithne O’Regan. Bestman, Justin Walsh. Bestmen Diarmaid Hampson, End Nolan. Flower girls, Maebh O’Sullivan, Cara Sharry. Readers, Damian Hampson, Mary Burke. Prayers of the Faithful Aidan O’Regan, Libby Kiernan, Susan Corcoran, Conor McEvoy Brian Hennigan. Offortery, Joan O’Regan, Josephine Hampson. Reflection, Caroline Fogarty, Music Ciaran Bernard, Ushers, Fergal Hampson, Jonny Grennell. The reception afterwards at the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare.
GREEN SCHOOLS NEWS: The Green School committee of Croom National School is in the process of replying for their next Green Flag. The Theme for this year is “Biodiversity”. At their recent meeting it was decided to (A) make a Wild Life Garden in the school grounds. (B) put up Notices and Posters in the community centre, Spar and the Scout Den. The purpose is to help all those to tell the community of the endeavours to help to achieve their next Green Flag.
CHURCH SERVICES: The Anniversary mass for Bridget and Bill Begley Toureen, at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Saturday January 11. The Anniversary mass for Mrs. Teresa Cagney Morenane at SS/ Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue on Sun. 12th Jan. The Anniversary mass for Dan and Hannah Lucey, St. Senan’s Tce., and Jerry Lucey Dullas at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Sun. 12th Jan. Prayers for Mary Savage, Garranroe, Michelle O’Connor Kylefea and Corrigeen, Margaret and Mary O’Dea Rathbrannagh.
ST ITA’S DAY JANUARY 15: The Feast day of St. Ita celebrated on the 15th January. St. Ita is the Patron Saint of Killeedy born around 484 AD. St. Ita founded a Monastery in Killeedy West Limerick which attracted a great variety of young people. She was given the title Foster Mother of the Saints of Ireland. She died in 570. The full story of the life of St. Ita can be downloaded from the diocesan website www.limerickdioceseheritage.org /killeedy/ppkilleedy.htm