CHURCH NEWS: DURROW PARISH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – April 2018: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor and Angela Drennan.
Mass Readers: Saturdays – March 10th: Ann Vaugh, March 17th: Kay Sheppard; March 24th: Noreen Joyce; March 31st: Bernie Murphy. Sundays – March 11th: Deirdre Moore, March 18th: Kevin Kelly; March 25th: Stephanie Phelan.
Pilgrimage: The Diocese of Ossory Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from May 22nd to May 27th inclusive. Bookings are now being taken and anyone wishing to travel on the Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes can contact Eleanor at (051) 880414 during weekdays between 9.30am and 1.30pm except for Wednesdays. The cost of the Pilgrimage will be €785.

VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO IRELAND: A formal announcement that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland is expected shortly. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland to host this event. Parishioners who would like to attend all or part of the event can register for the three-day Pastoral Congress on online. Places for the Congress are limited and guarantee a ticket for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass which are expected to be led by Pope Francis. Although there will be no charge for any event led by the Pope, tickets for the Festival of Families will be very limited and not released until a later date, along with tickets for the Final Mass.

ABBEYLEIX-KILLERMOGH UNION OF PARISHES: The postponed Abbeyleix ecumenical World Day of Prayer service is on Friday 9th March, at 7.30 pm in the Adoration Chapel at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary. All are very welcome. The service has been designed by the women of Suriname in South America.