I want to express my deep gratitude for the great solidarity you have shown towards the earthquake victims in my country and for your very generous assistance to me, so that I may complete my studies and return home quickly.
Haiti used to be a place of dreams: white beaches, clear seas and untouched green fertile mountains. Now tragically, to the world, it looks like a huge open cemetery. Before the earthquake we were on the brink of disaster as a result of an unlimited number of problems (social, economic, political, etc...), now however, we must also face the devastating effects of the events of January 12 . We do this, stronger, thanks to the support of so many people throughout the world.
"Prayer is the most sublime expression of solidarity." Together we pray to God with the hope that soon in Haiti work will resume in a country that knows no respite from pain and tragedy. Let us pray that the darkness of suffering can give way to the light of hope; offering a new beginning for all.
Again my deepest thanks to you all. May God bless you and keep all of you in his love and his peace!
Fr. Jean Ralph Riccardy Pompée THEODAT
The hall committee would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for making the Christmas Fair an outstanding success. Your generosity made it possible to raise in excess of €11,000. Some of this has already been put to good use to mend water pipes that burst in the hall during the bad weather. The quality of the donations was excellent and saleable. For the first time in 3 years there was no need to hire a skip afterwards. A special thank you to the ticket sellers and to all who helped in any way.
Our collection last weekend raised a staggering €12,128.08. Thank you!! When counting this money someone commented “it would make you proud to be from the parish” – how true!! Your generosity was truly amazing.
As a result of this we were able to send €4,000 from the parish to Rome, which covered all of Jean’s college bills. He now has no worries but the completion of his studies, so that he may return home. We pray that this gift, through the work Jean will do, will continue to effect lives in Haiti for years and decades to come.
More immediately we were able to send – €8,128.08 directly to Haiti to assist with the relief work in this land truly devastated by the recent earthquake. May the Lord for whom all is possible bring great hope and a new beginning there.
Fr. Eamonn, Fr. Dermot & Chris
SILVER CIRCLE - WEEK 13
€200 - Pauline Tobin, Polerone. €100 - Alice Kelly, Convent View. €50 - Frank Law, Ardera. €20 - Colm Scahill, Clogga; Joan Daly, Dungooley; Seamus Kearns, Clogga; Cindy Dillon, Tubrid; Michael Hanlon, Dournane; Larry Kearns, Clogga; Paddy Purcell, Polerone; Johnnie Walsh Snr, Ballygriffin; Marie Kinsella, Dournane; Denis Law, Mullinavat; Emily Crowley, Polerone; Ciara Law, Ardera; Ann Purcell, Suir Crescent; Gretta O’Keeffe, Convent View; Liam O’Keeffe, Polerone; Claus Holden, Main Street; Marie O’Brien, New Road; Deborah Davies, Roseleigh; Martin Gordon, Piltown; James Gaynor, Lower Corluddy.
NAGLE CENTRE, LISDUGGAN
Community Computer Training Beginner’s Course - No experience needed - Morning & Evening Classes Contact 051-357731, or www.naglecentre.com. All are welcome.
CAMOGIE CLUB NEWS
AGM on Friday, February 05 in the Complex at 8pm. All players asked to attend and anyone interested in helping out is welcome. A big thanks to Blanchfields and all who helped out with the recent bag packing.
Childs cot and wardrobe. As new. €130 O.N.O. Contact 087-9718376.
FIRST FRIDAY MASSES
Kilnaspic: Thursday 7.30pm
Carrigeen: Friday 8.00pm
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
Monthly Mass of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will take place on Thurs. Feb. 4 at 9.30pm in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour of intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel. All are welcome. As this is the year of the Priests why not make a special effort to attend Mass and come to the exposition for even 15 minutes.
Annual Church Gate Collection will take place weekend February 13/14.
CLEANERS: Feb 06/13 - Bridget McGrath, Pauline Tobin, Elsie McGrath, Ellen Fitzpatrick.
MINISTERS: Feb 06 (8pm) Dick Madden, Suzanne Halley. Feb 07 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Mary Hassett.
MINISTERS: Feb 07 - Richard Hogan.
READERS: Feb 07 - Clare Walsh.
CLEANERS: Feb 07/14 -A. Hearne, D. Alyward.
ALTAR SERVERS: Feb 07 -Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.
We commend to your generous prayers the following who died recently; Ella Power. Teresa Fielding. Nellie Norris, Clogga. May they Rest in Peace.
Tom O’Toole, Rathcurby; John Kinsella, Ardera;
Nicholas Walsh, Ballincur; Peter O’Keeffe, Glengrant; Johnny Tobin, Main Street; Nora Walsh, Clogga Cottage; Kitty & John Tobin, Chapel Street;
Mikie O’Keeffe, Clashroe; James & Mary Lynch, Ballincur.