Bagenalstown: St Lazerian’s House is holding a fundraising concert

CATHOLICS OF IRELAND -This recently formed lay group will hold an Information Meeting in the Lord-Bagenal Hotel Leighlinbridge onWed. Feb.6 at 8pm. The group was formed in 2012 in response to the series of difficulties confronting the Church and the notable absence of a forum for contributions from all the Baptised in the decision making processes of the church .All are welcome to this meeting which will provide a venue for discussion and dialogue on this important topic.

CATHOLICS OF IRELAND -This recently formed lay group will hold an Information Meeting in the Lord-Bagenal Hotel Leighlinbridge onWed. Feb.6 at 8pm. The group was formed in 2012 in response to the series of difficulties confronting the Church and the notable absence of a forum for contributions from all the Baptised in the decision making processes of the church .All are welcome to this meeting which will provide a venue for discussion and dialogue on this important topic.

BARROW TRAINING - Barrow Training is delighted to announce that they have been chosen by FAS as a Momentum provider. Momentum is the provision of free education and training projects to allow 6,500 jobseekers to gain skills and access work opportunities. Barrow Training provides the most up to date training to provide learners with the key skills they require to secure employment in today’s competitive market. They offer eligible learners in Healthcare and Customer Service and Sales (Support Centres).

To be eligible for these courses you must; be unemployed for 12 months or longer and be in in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/Benefit or be signing on for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for 12 months or longer and be actively seeking work.

Barrow Training is running these courses in Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Enniscorthy,Waterford and Clonmel. Places are limited on each course so get your name in now. Contact Barrow Training on 059 9721416 or enquiries@barrowtraining.ie for further details or to book your place www.barrowtraining.ie

ACTIVE RETIREMENT-A representative of the Marie Keating Foundation will attend on Jan, 28 at 2.30pm. She will speak on Breast Cancer Information and Awareness. This meeting will be open to the public. The annual Dinner Dance will be held on Sun. Feb. 3 at 1pm in the Lord Bagenal. Tickets €15 are available from any members. The National President Mai Quaid will attend.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE NEWS - Bagenalstown Men’s Shed experienced a great turn out for the launch and are currently enjoying fantastic turn out daily between the hours of 10.am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday! The men are all working on projects small and big that are of interest to them, with some men engaging in furniture restoration and bird boxes to name but a few....so if you have an interests in taking on a project small or big that is of meaning to you and you want a relaxed environment with no pressure to kick start your project, come on down to the Men’s Shed at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre! For more info you can contact Tom on 085-8295209.

HOMEMADE GOODS FOR SALE - Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Homemade baked goods and scrumptious desserts for Sale! Due to popular demand their fantastic Chef Elaine is now selling to the public! You can order in the Centre or by texting your name and order to Elaine directly of 086-2374381. Orders must by in on Friday for collection on Tuesday for a range of tasty breads to include, brown bread, onion bread, sundried tomato and basil bread, white bread, fruit loaf, banana bread also fruit scones (6 per order) and apple and cinnamon slices (6 per order), Price only €2.00, Also if you have family or friends for Sunday Lunch, or any special occasions like Communion or Confirmations....you can order from a selection of homemade desserts to include: cheesecake, Banofi pie, pavlova, apple tart or crumble etc....only €10.00 for a tray that will serve 12 portions! Orders need to be in by Wednesday for collection on Friday. You won’t get that quality for those bargain prices anywhere else, so hurry get your orders in now!

YOU GAVE ME YOUR WORD - Clair Brid Hand, Bagenalstown, has written another book; this time in celebration of the Year of Faith (Oct. 12 to No. 13). This book is titled “ You Gave me Your Word” which was self-financed., A donation would be appreciated towards defraying printing and distribution costs. Enquiries to 059 97 23732.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ASSERTIVEMENT COURSE - Do you want to develop skills to build your confidence and self esteem? Do you want to improve your communication skills to be become more assertive? If the answer is yes this course is for you! Starts Thursday. Feb. 21 at 7.30pm to 9.00pm in Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. For more information and to book your place contact Marie Kane on 059-97-22028 or 087-9316279. BTEI

ANNUAL NOVENA - The Seventh Annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2013 will take place in St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown every Tuesday at 7.30pm including Mass and Benediction – nine weeks from Feb. 12 to April 9. Rosary will be recited at 7pm.

SPEAKERS: Feb.12 David Quinn, Iona,Institute

Feb. 19 Eddie Stone

Feb. 26 Sr. Patricia Dunne, Mercy Sister

March 5 David Flaherty who will be ordained Deacon this year

March 12 Speaker from Cernacolo, Knock, Co. Mayo.

March 19 Mary Kearney, mother of Helen Kearney triple medal winner at Para Olympics

March 26 To be confirmed

April 2 Cyril Farrell, GAA Analyist

April 9 Michael Hopkins, Friends of Calcutta.

novena-SEVENTH ANNUAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP 2013. The novena is a wonderful nine week of prayer. Each week personal petitions will be prayed for. Our problems when shared and prayed for can be healed. In a time when bad news can overwhelm us this is a very ‘good news’ story. A warm welcome awaits you if you partake in this fantastic journey over the nine weeks commencing 12th February at St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown at 7.30pm.

DAWN MASS - The fifth annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6.00am on Easter Sunday, March 31on Mount Leinster at ‘nine stones’ area. Please feel most welcome to participate in this memorable morning of celebration: Father Declan, Father Joe and Father Tom.

CONCERT - St Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown is holding a fundraising concert on Friday. March 8. The concert will be held in St Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown. This will be St. Lazerian’s 5th year for their concerts and they always like to have a variety of different themes and different performers. Following feedback

from people who attend the concerts, the organisers have decided that the theme for this year is “Songs from the Musicals”. Director, Marian, is looking for performers who would like to join them on the evening and sing two songs from their favourite musical.

If you are interested please contact Marian on 086 1258480.

BALLINKILLEN HURLING CLUB NEWS - Dowling Commemorative CupThe 5th annual charity match between the under 25s and the over 25s for the Pat Dowling Commemorative Cup took place on St. Stephens Day. There was an excellent turnout once again. A fitting legacy to Pat Dowling and an enjoyable way to end a very good year for the Club. It was great to see overseas players home for the event and playing well. A word of thanks to all who gave their time, both players and supporters and to Ann and the Dowling family for providing much appreciated refreshments.

JUINIOR HURLER OF THE YEAR - Congratulations to James Cox who won the award for Carlow Junior Hurler of the Year. James was presented with his award at the ‘Carlow Sports Stars’ function in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Jan 19.

BALLINKILLEN HURLING CLUB DINNER DANCE - The Club’s dinner dance in conjunction with St. Fortchern’s Ladies football club takes place on Saturday. Jan 26 in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow. This is an event not to be missed with our Senior Hurlers as Kilkenny League winners, Junior hurlers are Carlow championship winners, Under 21s are also County champions and Carlow football champions- St. Fortchern’s ladies also receive their medals. Tickets are priced at €25 and are available from Pat English, Sean Minchin- 0876280710 and David Wall.

ANNUAL SPORTS PREDICTION CARDS - The prediction cards for 2013 are now available again. With 29 events to test your knowledge these provide great enjoyment and debate through the year. This is great value at €10.00 per card. Congratulations to last years winners David Phelan €500.00, John Commerford €200.00 and Paul Kavanagh €100.00

BEREAVEMENT - Mr. Ned Tobin, Ballycormack. The Club offers its condolences to Frances and the Tobin family on the passing of Ned. Ned was an important member of the 1971/1973 Ballinkillen team which won league and championship honours. Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm.