CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – April 2019: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor and Angela Drennan. Mass Readers: Saturdays – March 16th: Ann-Marie Lalor; March 23rd: Seosamh Murphy; March 30th: Ann Vaugh. Sundays – March 17th: Deirdre Moore; March 24th: Kevin Kelly; March 31st: Stephanie 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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The Diocese of Ossory is developing a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee in order to increase the practice of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes throughout the diocese. You are most welcome to attend an Information Meeting in The Chapter Room, St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Saturday 6th April at 11.30am (finishing at 12.45pm). Light Refreshments served. See poster in the church for further details of how to attend, or contact the Parish Office promptly.

CONFERENCE – Citizens of Two Cities: Being Church in the World Today. Speaker Dr. Fainche Ryan. This day will take place on March 30th in St. Patricks Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny. Times: 10am until 4pm. Cost: €10 (bring your own lunch, tea/coffee provided), pay on the door. Booking essential. To book your place, call Sara or Catherine on (056) 7722870.

SYMPATHY is extended to the family and friends of Marie Young RIP, Firhouse, Dublin and Erkindale Drive, Durrow, on their recent bereavement.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Andy Prior RIP, Cannonswood, Cullohill, on their recent bereavement.

BLESSINGTON MILLENNIUM CHOIR: Returning after their wonderful performance early last summer the Blessington Millennium Choir will present a concert in St. Fintan’s Church (Church of Ireland) at Durrow on Saturday 6th April from 7.30pm. This is a fundraiser for the restoration of St. Fintan’s Church tower. As well as light choral pieces, including Percy French songs, the concert will include tenor solos, O’Carolan harp duets and organ music.

CAKE SALE & RAFFLE – Saturday 23rd March at 7.30pm in the Presentation entre, Kilkenny Rd, Durrow. This fundraiser is for 8 year old Ella Dempsey, who has a tumour on her hip and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Ella’s next big step is to travel to Essen in Germany for 5 weeks of Radio Therapy. All proceeds from the event will go towards Ella’s trip and we greatly appreciate your support!

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

TIDY TOWNS: For Every Day of Lent: Durrow Tidy Towns are asking you to come on board with us to recycle your good quality items that you no longer use or need to Durrow Community Centre, which benefits the Community Centre and National Council for the Blind and to Vincent’s Charity Shop in Abbeyleix. (Donations to the Community Centre by 22nd March and to Vincent’s by 25th April). This is a great opportunity to recycle for good, a perfect excuse to downsize your wardrobe and share good used clothing to the Community Centre and good used clothing, shoes, or household items to Vincent’s to benefit others. If you are dropping your bags in please let the Community Centre and Vincent’s know that it’s in relation to Durrow Tidy Towns as they have come on board with us to track same, they will tick a box for each bag donated so we can have count of how much has been recycled for good. Community Centre Donations are Monday to Friday.

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