CAMROSS

Mass Notice

Mass Notice

Due to the many roads in the area being closed this Sunday February 22, to facilitate Birr Motor Rally, Mass in Camross will be at the earlier time of 8.30am instead of 10.30am Saturday night Mass will be at the usual time of 8pm. Killanure Mass on Sunday morning at the usual time of 9.am.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the cross every Monday evening during Lent in Camross Church at 7.30p.m. followed by Mass. Commencing on Monday, Feb 23. Stations in Killanure church every Wednesday morning during Lent at 9.30a.m.from Wednesday Feb 25.

Ash Wednesday

Mass in Camross church at 10.30am & 8p. In Killanure Church at 9.am.

Parish Envelopes

The Pastoral Council and friends will distribute the Parish envelopes during the coming week. If you do not receive your envelopes but wish to do so, contact Fr. Lalor or Patsy.

Fashion Show

Camross Communiy Fashion Show Extravaganza on Thursday, March 12 in the Community Hall from at 8pm with a cheese & wine reception. Tickets €10. Proceeds to church heating and floor refurbishment. Great as always with many new shops participating. Lots of good prizes and craic. Look forward to your support.

Parish Lotto

Jackpot €2450 winning numbers 1-24-27-8 no winner, €75 Martin Gaughan €40 Maureen Cuddy €30, Corry Culleton €30 Mortimer Girls €30 Maura Cuddy €30 Thomas Dunphy €30 Eilish Delaney €20, Kathleen Lalor €20 Martina Scully €20 Sean Bergin €20 Jim Wynne House Prize €20 Patsy Ryan next gent Mick Kelly 2nd qtr Billy Jackson Raffle 1st gent Tom Gowing 1st qtr Hazel Green, Mary Gowing 2nd, lady Mary Gowing 2nd, Hazel Green 3rd, Mick Kelly 4th

Camross GAA

Camross GAA is asking you to invest in the €130 ticket and support our hurlers. We realise €130 is a big ask however, by purchasing a ticket you are playing a major role in helping our hurlers. The club will visit every house in the parish over the coming weeks seeking your support. The is grateful to all who helped make the auction & sale of farm produce a great success. Special thanks to all who supplied goods and to the ladies who supplied bread and cakes, the school children who played their part and a special word of thanks to the auctioneer

Senior citizens

The Annual Senior Citizens Party took place last Sunday February 8 in the Community Hall. There was a great attendance present, where Mary Ann Coyne and her team served a lovely meal to in excess of 110 guests. Special guests were Rev Fr. Lalor, Fr Hyland and Rev Ian Poulton, C.O.I. Music was supplied by Martin Delaney Borris-in-Ossory. The celebration cake was cut by Mary Higgins Kileen and Dave Tyrrell Windsor. The organising committee would sincerely like to thank all our generous sponsors and anyone who brought gifts for the raffle and those who gave donations.

Late Fintan Phelan

The death occurred on Friday February 6th of Fintan (Finty) Phelan of Knockbrack, the Pike of Rushall, former member of Laois County Council. In his ninety second year Fintan passed away at his residence and having reposed at Guilfoyle’s funeral home Castletown his remains were removed to St Edmunds Church Castletown on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning his Requiem Mass was celebrated and afterwards the remains were taken to St Fintan’s cemetery Mountrath for burial.Fintan better known as “Finty the Farmer” was elected to Laois County Council as a member of the Fianna Fail party in the Borris-in-Ossory Electoral area in June, 1985, receiving three hundred and ninety first preference votes in his first election but was eventually elected on the tenth count with seven hundred and thirty seven votes.

However, he only served one term as six years later he lost his seat and retired from politics but he remained active with Macra Na Feirme, IFA who provided a guard of honour as he was laid to rest, he was also active with the FCA, Avonmore Creameries, Mountrath Co-Operative Livestock Mart and the local Community alert and while a member of the County Council he served on several local Authority committees.

Chief mourners are his wife Josephine, Sons James, Gerard and Fintan, daughter Ann, Sister Maura Moran, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, son-in-law David O’Gorman, daughters-in-law Monica and Sharon, seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many great friends.