CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – May 2019: Mary Dollard. Mass Readers: Saturdays – May 4th: Catherine Walsh; May 11th and 18th: Ann Marie Lalor. Sundays – May 5th: Bea Alley; May 12th and May 19th: Irene Phelan.

OSSORY LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019: Bookings are now being taken for those who wish to travel on the Annual Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes from May 21st to May 26th. The cost of the fare is €790pps. Please contact Eleanor (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am until 1.30pm, closed on Wednesdays) on (051) 880414 or to by email.

COASTAL ROSARY: Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call (087) 2786552 or at online.

NEW MISSION TEAM IN THE OSSORY DIOCESE: The formation of a new Mission Team in Ossory diocese is being explored. It’s aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness in parishes and in the diocese. Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission/development work are invited and welcome to become involved. Enquiries to Fr. Sean O’Connor on (086) 3895911 or to by email.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG: A three-day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place at the start of June 2019. A bus will leave Durrow on June 1st at 7:15am, returning on June 3rd. The price for the Island Accomodation is €75 with an additional €40 for bus giving a total of €115. Contact Kay Downey on (087) 9912047 if you are interested in attending.

MONTH OF MAY ROSARY: The Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto in St. Fintan’s Terrace at 8pm each evening Monday to Friday throughout the month of May. All are most welcome.

SYMPATHY is extended to the family and friends of Sheila McEvoy, Cork Rd, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is also extended to Noel Keenan and family, Cork Rd, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.

ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813.

THANK YOU: To the amazing community of Durrow and all who contributed in so many ways to the greatly successful cake sale for our beautiful daughter Ella Dempsey. It was September we found out the devastating news, that our amazing daughter had an extremely rough road ahead of her. The immediate action was to control the immense pain she was in, Ella like so many cases, was misdiagnosed throughout the summer. It’s a living nightmare seeing your child go through such pain!
But even at the worst Ella is one strong girl, smiling and certainly in recent weeks giggling through it all. We are about to begin 14 of 18 rounds of chemo and due to travel to Germany on the 8th May for six weeks of proton therapy, then surgery in Birmingham. She still has a bit to go but just seeing her back to her giggly self, means the world. The nurses, doctors and all the staff at Crumlin and the Mercy are amazing and certainly help to make Ella’s journey a little less scary and a little more fun.
The support and prayers you have shown Tony and I is just incredible and we are lost for words. We will be forever grateful for your kindness and helping make our road a little less difficult. But the most important thing of all is you’re helping to keep our beautiful girl smiling. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tony, Amy , Josh, Sean and Ella Dempsey.

DURROW TIDY TOWNS – ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: A Church Gate Collection in aid of Durrow Tidy Towns will take place on the weekend of Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th at Durrow R.C. Church. Please give generously to help with our expenses in keeping Durrow beautiful with colourful flowers throughout the incoming Summer season, many thanks.

CMA IRELAND: The Christian Motorcyclists Association of Ireland are holding a Charity Motorcycle Rally over the Bank Holiday Weekend in May. They depart from Dublin on Saturday 4th of May at 11am arriving at Castle Durrow at 2pm. All are most welcome. All funds raised will go to four different charities. Please support.

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.