CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – March 2018: Mary Kennedy, Mary Walsh, Gabriel Daz, Miriam and Pat Connolly.
Mass Readers: Saturdays – February 24th and March 3rd: Seosamh Murphy; March 10th: Ann Vaugh, March 17th: Kay Sheppard. Sundays – February 25th: Bea Alley; March 4th: Declan Phelan; March 11th: Deirdre Moore, March 18th: Kevin Kelly.
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.