CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – December 2017: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor and Angela Drennan. Mass Readers: Saturdays – November 25th: Oliver Lawlor; December 2nd and 9th: Ann Vaugh; December 16th and 23rd: Bernie Murphy. Sundays – November 26th: Declan Phelan; December 3rd and 10th: Deirdre Moore; December 17th and 24th: Fergal Hassett.

SYMPATHY is extended to Mary Walsh and family, Mary Street, Durrow, on the death recently of her mother Mary McConnell, Cavan RIP.
Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Moore and family, Balinaslee on the death of her brother, Canice Carroll, Ballyduff, Clough, Ballacolla recently.

NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR THE ST VINCENT de PAUL DURROW: Please note that the phone number has changed and anyone in need of help or assistance can contact us, in strict confidence on (087) 1917813. Please note the change of number.

CAKE SALE: DURROW COMMUNITY COUNCIL will hold a CAKE SALE next weekend in The Presentation Centre after Mass on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December. All proceeds will be in aid of the Senior Citizens Party. Your support would be very much appreciated.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN DURROW: The Annual Christmas Lights Switch-On is planned for Friday, December 8th. We hope to have everybody in the community gather on The Square for 7pm where Christmas Carols will be sang by members of the Vocum DarΓΊ Choir and Third Laois Durrow Scouts. Please keep an eye on Facebook for confirmation of this event – as it is still in planning stages. A big thanks to Jim Clancy and members of Durrow Community Services for their huge work over the past few weeks sorting out the lights and hanging them in the trees that surround the greens and streets.

CULLOHILL CHOIR: Cullohill Choir presents “A Time to Remember” a Gala concert in St Tighearnachs Church, Cullohill on Sunday, 10th December at 3.30pm. The choir has touched the lives of so many in our community through funerals, weddings, receiving the sacraments, Christmas and Easter ceremonies and our weekly masses. The choir now wish to thank the community for their support by performing a once-off concert which will also celebrate 25 years of service to the choir by organist Brigid Maher. Refreshments will also be provided in Cullohill Community Centre after the concert. All are invited to come join in our celebration of remembrance and thanksgiving. More details will be advertised closer to the event.

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