Ballyragget: Christmas lights go on tonight

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS - Wednesday (tonight) at 7.30pm the lights will be turned on, on the Christmas tree on the Square and everyone is invited to the event. The Cub Scouts have made some beautiful decorations to hang on the tree this year and as usual the fantastic hardworking crew have pulled it out of the bag this year again. Our Square looks festive and colourful and is a credit to the community. On the night the Cub Scouts will sing some Christmas Carols so please come along and join in the fun.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS - Wednesday (tonight) at 7.30pm the lights will be turned on, on the Christmas tree on the Square and everyone is invited to the event. The Cub Scouts have made some beautiful decorations to hang on the tree this year and as usual the fantastic hardworking crew have pulled it out of the bag this year again. Our Square looks festive and colourful and is a credit to the community. On the night the Cub Scouts will sing some Christmas Carols so please come along and join in the fun.

PADDY CLANCY R.I.P. - It was with much regret and sorrow that the parish learned recently of the death of Paddy Clancy late of Rosconnell, Attanagh . Paddy was well known and respected in the area and he had many friends and acquaintances in the community – he was a very generous and giving gentleman and will be sadly missed by his wife Mary – May he rest in peace

CREDIT UNION NEWS - Ballyragget and District Credit Union is celebrating its 40th anniversary and there will be a celebration of Mass on Sunday 16th December at 10am and everyone is invited. At this year’s A.G.M. on Thursday 13th December there will be an extra raffle on the night for members of the Credit Union with up to €500 in prizes.

BALLYRAGGET AREA CES LTD - The Ballyragget Area Community Employment Scheme would like to invite applications for the following forthcoming positions 1. Caretaker/Maintenance person, 2. Housekeeper/Accommodation person and 3. C.E. Scheme Secretary – please post your C.V. to the Ballyragget Area CE Scheme Office, CYMS Hall, Bridge Street, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny or email ballyraggetareaces@eircom.net. For more information call Frank Curran on 087 6688881. Please note applications are subject to CE eligibility and will be short-listed.

SENIOR CITIZEN CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Senior Citizens Christmas party this year is on the 13th December – if you are interested in attended this great social occasion please give your name and a donation of €10 to Carmel Walsh Kenny on 087 4126968 or to Anne Roberts in the Credit Union Office. This party is always a fantastic social occasion and if you can offer any help by way of spot prizes for the party, or any offers of help for a proposed bag-pack and Church-gate collection please make yourself known to Carmel or Anne.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL - The local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul wishes to stress that anyone who findsthemselves in difficult times to contact them in confidence on 087 9349729 where you will find a listening ear and a helpful hand. Please do not be afraid to contact the society as they are there to help if we can. The Annual Christmas Appeal will take the week ending the 8th / 9th December – please be as generous as you possibly can and let us all have an enjoyable Christmas.

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 8, 9, 19, 24

GAA - The Under 21 was in action in the Roinn A Northern Semi final against Lisdowney in Freshford. However the team suffered their first defeat in 14 months having won out the competition last year. We hope all the players enjoy a well earned break and look forward to next year’s campaign

BROOKVILLE TEAM NEWS - Brookville went down again at the weekend to a well organized Newpark side. Brookville tried hard but fell short against a better team. Alan Ruth scored the home side’s goal.

SPIN THE WHEEL RESULTS - The winner of the in house draw was John Mc Grath €60, Jackpot Winner was Kate O’ Hara €100 and the sellers prize was won by Carroll’s Garage €25. Next week’s jackpot is €2550 and is in the Wheel Inn. Be in to win.

CHURCH EVENTS - Ministers for the Word Month of November– Team A Team Leader – Eileen Lawless; Ballyouskill at 7.30pm – Frank Brennan; Ministers of the Eucharist Ballyragget Sunday 10.00am – Laura Kenny and Stephen Delaney; Sunday 7pm –Jackie Lawless and Mary McGrath; Ballyouskill 7.30pm – Margaret Doheny Is a holy day of obligation – vigil mass in Ballyouskill on Friday night at 7.30pm, mass in Ballyragget on Saturday morning at 10am and in Ballyouskill on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. Friday is also the first Friday of the month and communion to the sick as usual. Dates for the Diary –Confirmation in Ballyragget is on 10th February 2013. Eucharistic Adoration in the O’Gorman Home Oratory every Tuesday morning 10am – 12 noon. Please come along and spend some time in the Presence of God.

Please have anniversaries and notices for the newsletter in by 2 pm on Thursdays. All anniversaries will be included but months minds and 1st anniversaries will have to take precedence in masses for the dead.