Readers: Sunday Mornings: December 14th and 21st: Michael Conroy; December 28th and January 4th: Fergal Hassett. Saturday Evenings: Seosamh Murphy; December 13th and 20th: Mary Lawlor; December 27th and January 3rd: Noreen Joyce.
Ministers of the Eucharist: December – Sunday Mornings: John Kelly and Maura Fitzpatrick; Saturday Evenings: Rose Woods and Sean Phelan.

RECONCILIATION: The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered in St. Tighearnachs Church, Cullohill on Tuesday December 16th starting at 8pm. All are welcome to come and receive the Sacrament before Christmas.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The annual church gate collection for epilepsy Ireland takes place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December. This collection is taken up by members of The Harps GAA Club and your support would be most appreciated.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: The Durrow Branch of St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to our church collections throughout 2014. We also wish to thank those individuals and organisations for their generous donations during the year. We are a local branch of the Society that helps local people. Over the past number of years we have seen an increasing number of calls from people looking for help and because of your contributions we can continue to answer and respond to these calls. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, especially during these difficult times when there is a greater call on our resources. Our Christmas church collection will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES AND SHRINES OF FRANCE 2015: In place of the usual five night pilgrimage to Lourdes there will be a seven-day pilgrimage in July next year. It will include visits for one night to Lisieux. Rue-de-Bac (Paris), Nevers (where the body of St. Bernadette lies), Rocamadour concluding with three nights in Lourdes. This is a once-off opportunity as we will revert to the usual pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2016. Find out more from JWT on (01) 2410800.

AWARE: The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St.Peter and Paul’s Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free of charge, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact (01) 6617211 or or the LoCall Helpline 1890 303302.