A bus will travel from the parish to Knock on Sunday August 5 leaving Raheen at 8am. Pick up points at the top square in Portlaoise at 8.15am and the square Mountmellick at 8.30am. If you wish to travel contact Anne Sinnott at 057 86 22176.
CHARITY WHIST DRIVE
Whist drive in aid of the charity work of Fr Eddie Lalor and Fr Brian Kavanagh continues on Friday nights in the Red Cross centre Raheen. Thank you for your support. This week’s results are as follows: Top score Maura McQuillan. First lady Minnie Delaney. Second Lady Lena McEvoy. First gent Dinny Whelan. Second gent Killian Breen. First half Frank Fogarty. Second half Betty Keegan & Nancy Dowling. Best of 3 Ciarán Breen. Lowest score Nora Carroll. Hatchers Louise Kavanagh. Juvenile Damien Carter. Raffle: Paddy Carter, Kathleen Kavanagh, Betty Shrahan, John Fitzpatrick & Dick Byrne.
Top score PJ Cahill. First lady Nancy Dowling. Second lady Nan Mulhall & Kathleen Kavanagh. First gent Louise Kavanagh & Andy Doogue. First half Lil Bennett & Mick Kelly. Second half Mary McCabe. Bet of 3 Betty Cahill. Juvenile Killian Breen. Raffle: Nora Breen, Damien Carter, Nan Mulhall, PJ Cahill, Nancy Dowling, Séan Lalor & Michael Morris.
Cabaret in aid of church restoration fund will take place in Eamon A’ Chnoic, Raheen on Sunday August 19. Music by High Level. Admission €5.
RAHEEN VINTAGE AND PARISH COMMITTEE
Raheen Vintage and parish committees will hold their annual rally and fun day on August 19. All proceeds will go towards the Lourdes fund, senior citizens party and church renovation fund. If you wish to help out please give your name to any committee member. There will also be a vintage and modern tractor run on the evening of Saturday August 18 with proceeds going to Downs Syndrome. For further information contact any club member or contact 087 2784889.
Winning numbers 5–13-22. No winner. 4 x €20: Marie Duff, Ciarán Sinnott, Dan & Sally Scully & Jim Gorman. This week’s jackpot €700.
Laois Friends of Midland Simon Community annual church gate collection at all masses on August 11/12. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.