There was a large turn out on Saturday morning for the return to training of the O’Loughlin Gaels Camogie Juvenile Section. Over 100 young girls from u6 to u12s swarmed the St. Johns Park pitches under the stewardship of the hard working Camogie coaches. Newcomers and ‘veterans’ enjoyed the morning with some girls expressing their disappointment at having to wait a whole week to the next training session. Well not to worry - training for juvenile camogie will continue each and every Saturday at 10.30am and new members are welcome anytime. The many parents who gathered enjoyed the morning’s activities and were able to relax with some hot coffee varieties from the new Camogie Café. A welcome innovation set up by the camogie executive.
Next week sees the return of the u14s and u16s camogie as they resume training on Monday the 9th and Wednesday the 11th at 6.30pm.
The O’Loughlin Gaels senior team ran out impressive winners over Clara GAA in the first round of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football Championship. The scoreline of 3-14 to 0-5 is even more impressive considering the weather conditions presented on Sunday morning. The lads prepare now for round 2
The Big Tree Clearout.
Saturday morning and right through the afternoon saw plenty of activity around the O’Loughlin Gaels Club. Development Chairman Coleman Loughnane and his band of merry men were busy felling and transporting hundreds of Silver Birch to new homes. The space is been cleared and made available to continue to improve the facilities at the club. Coleman is forever working new ways to make the place better to the benefit of all O’Loughlin Gaels’ members and the club is indebted to him. All Coleman asks for is a new pair of working gloves so that he can keep on going in the name of the St. Johns Club. The good news is that the trees have found new homes and are been repatriated in avenues, gardens and public grounds throughout.
There was no jackpot winner of this week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 14, 20, 28 and the bonus number was: 06. Tickets can be bought from the usual selling agents or by asking at the clubhouse bar. Remember – if you’re not in; you can’t win the jackpot prize of €20,000. Best of luck!
New Readers for Mass in Dunmore
Anyone interested in joining the team of readers for Mass in Dunmore on Sundays, please contact Bernard O Gorman (056 7761306). We are always looking for new readers and would love to hear from you.
Lenten Lunchtime Theology Talks
Ossory Adult Faith Development are holding a series of talks in the St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter House during Lent at 1.05pm.
These Lunchtime Theology talks will be just a short input of 10 minutes on a topic - to stir a question or idea and then soup and sandwiches will be provided for those in attendance.
Why not invite people to come along. It is a chance for us to journey together during Lent.
•Monday 2nd March: A Book Faith: How can the bible root faith in our days?: Olivia Maher (Ossory Diocesan Pastoral Council)
•Monday 9th March: A Nourished Faith: How do we strengthen our faith? Dan Bollard (Parish Priest Thomastown)
•Monday 16th March: An Active Faith: What is our role in the Christian Community? - Jemma Mulligan (Middle Deanery, Chairperson)
•Monday 23rd March: A Lived Faith: What can our beliefs offer our daily lives? - Dan Cavanagh (Parish Priest Rosbercon)
Ministers of the Word Training Course
A Minister of the Word Course is currently being arranged by the Adult Faith Development Office for the 42 parishes.
A Ministers of the Word list will be collated similar to that of the Ministers of the Eucharist, i.e. Readers will be commissioned for three, three year terms and then retire. This Course is planned for new readers and also for ALL current readers in our parish, so that a complete list can be compiled. We will be notified by the Adult Faith Development Office as soon as dates have been arranged.
Parish Pastoral Council
A meeting will take place next Wednesday at 7.30 pm in the Presbytery.
Ministers Of The Eucharist Training Course
The training nights for new Ministers Of The Eucharist are as follows below. Please note that the three training nights (for our parish in St Patrick’s Centre, Loughboy) will take place consecutively.
- Monday 9th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Fr Ollie Maher.
- Tuesday 10th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Sr Anna Corcoran.
- Wednesday 11th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Mr Ken Maher.
- PLEASE NOTE: A Saturday Morning Session (to facilitate those away, in College, etc.) will also take place in St Patrick’s Centre at 10.00 a.m.
Trócaire Boxes are available in our churches for charitable donations from your family during Lent to help alleviate poverty in the Third World...
The Ossory Times
“We are currently working on the next edition of the Ossory Times. It will be published for Easter I’d obviously welcome and encourage any parish or group in the diocese to submit an article that you would like to see included. Any article should be around 300/400 words and have at least one, and preferably more, colour picture(s).
“It is good to draw attention to the Gospel/Church alive in our midst. So if you have something why not ask someone involved to pen an article on it. We need these, for this edition, by the middle of March (15th). Many thanks.” D. Ryan, Ed.
St John’s Homes for the Elderly Committee
A meeting will take place on Wednesday March 4th at 7.00 pm in the presbytery.
Johnswell Active Retirement
Meeting will be held in Johnswell Hall on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.
New Pilates Session
Commencing 25th of February in the Dunmore Hall from 8.00 - 9.00pm . (8 weeks €60) All abilities catered for. Fully qualified Pilates Instructor. Places are limited so booking is essential. Please call (086 8547710) Margaret