Parish News – December 2012

It is hard to believe it but we are into the Advent Season again. We take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas. On the Events page you will see the list of Services and Carol Services over the Christmas period.

We had our pot luck supper on Saturday 10th November at David and Linda Deane’s home. Thanks to all who came and supported it and bought food with them. A very enjoyable evening was had by all. Thanks to David and Linda for their hospitality. And a special word of thanks to Linda’s Mum for organising the game that kept us quiet. (or not!)

Mothers Union and Friends
Some members of our branch went to the Conference on the 16th to the 18th November 2012 in the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery and had a very enjoyable weekend. We thank all those involved in arranging this weekend and making it all run so smoothly.

Haig (poppy) fund
Thanks to all who supported the Haig fund in each of the three churches.

Hope Foundation
Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning at the Hibernian Hotel Mallow on Thursday the 22nd November to raise funds in aid of the Hope Foundation for projects for the street and slum children of Calcutta. We wish William Foody well when he travels to Calcutta in the new year.

St. John’s Church Buttevant
Thanks to all who supported the Annual Christmas Bazaar in aid of St. John’s Church Buttevant on Sunday 25th November at 3pm in the GAA Hall Buttevant.

We wish to express our sympathy to Conor O’Keeffe and the O’Keeffe family on the death of his uncle Denis in Castletownroche. Also we express our sympathy to the Sherlock family on the death of Mary (May) during the past week. To her sons Christy, Richard, Eddie, daughter-in-laws Eileen and Ruth and her grandchildren Sarah, Richard, Lisa and Gladys and the extended family.

Concert for Parish Funds
Christmas Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow on Friday the 14th December at 8pm. Starring Cór Mhágh Ealla, Ryan Morgan, Angela Davis (nee Hartnett), Richard Hammond and other guests and friends. Tickets are €10 including mince pies and mulled wine. Please do come along and support this event which will raise much needed funds for the parish.

Bible Club
This year the children and young people are taking part in the Carol Service in Castletownroche on Sunday 16th December. There will be a rehearsal in Castletownroche on the Saturday 15th December at 11.30am so there is no bible club in the Hall in Mallow.

The children’s party will be in Mallow Hall on the Saturday 29th December at 3pm all children in the parish are welcome to this and Santa will hopefully give us a call.

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