THE LATE JOHN MUNRO
The death occurred at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Tuesday, April 8 of Mr John Munro, The Glebe, Stradbally, Co. Laois and (formerly of Dundrum & Cahir Co. Tipperary). John dearly beloved husband of Iris, much loved ‘Dad’ to Robert (Mike), Ann and Peter. Father-in-law to Cora, Alan and the late Patricia. Cherished grand-dad to Shane and Allison (Australia), Haemish, Rebecca and Alec. His remains were reposing at his son Peter’s residence Ballykilcavan, Stradbally, (Athy Road). Following funeral service on Friday April 11 at St Mary’s Church, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, burial took place immediately afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.
BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Sunday, April 27 leaving Stradbally at 10.15am. Phone Eileen 059 8625215 or 059 8625902 as booking is essential.
Holy Thursday mass of Last Supper 7pm Stradbally, 7.30pm Vicarstown and 8pm in Timahoe. Please bring your Trocaire boxes on the night. First Communion children are asked to come to this mass. Adoration in the Presentation Chapel till 9pm.
Good Friday 11am Stations of the Cross in Oakvale. Trocaire lunch in St Joseph’s Hall afterwards. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Stradbally 3pm, Vicarstown 7.30pm and Timahoe 7.30pm. Easter Vigil Stradbally at 7.30pm. Blessing of oils.
Easter Sunday masses as usual.
STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club Easter demonstration will take place on Wednesday, April 16 in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally at 8pm. The demonstrator on this occasion will be Christine from Floral Essence. Christine will create five arrangements for Easter and will give help and advice throughout the evening. All arrangements will be raffled at the end of evening and tea and biscuits will be served. All are welcome.
POINT TO POINT RACING
Laois Hunt Point to Point races will also be held at Stradbally Hall on Sunday, May 18 also at Stradbally Hall.
Please note the April whist is changed from the third Friday to the fourth owing to the third Friday being Good Friday, so next whist will be held on April 25. Thank you for your continued support.
STRADBALLY PARISH ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The are looking for unwanted good quality clothes for the shop on Main Street and you can drop them into the shop. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Also if you have any unwanted good quality furniture just give Paschal a ring 087 1359382 or Breda 085 7573468. Confidential line 086-3384055.
STRADBALLY COUNTRY MARKETS
A reminder to support your local community. Stradbally Country Markets are held every Saturday in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally from 10.30am until 1pm. The best of home produce straight from our kitchens and gardens to your table.
STRADBALLY COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS
The Stradbally Community Allotments are now available to lease for 2014. €100. For more details please contact Noel 087 6577188 or Siobhan 086 3300943.
SHAVE OR DYE
Ray’s gang head shave will be held in the Napper Tandy, Stradbally on Saturday, May 24. All proceeds are in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Music on the night, not to be missed. Please support this very worthy cause.
Thanks to all who donated and collected to the autism collection on March 22 and 23. The amount collected was €550.
KOLBE SPECIAL SCHOOL
Kolbe Special School wish to thank everyone who donated to the church gate collection last weekend. Total raised in the three parishes was €870.