Monsignor John Byrne, PP. Portlaoise blesssing the crib during Midnight Mass in SS Peter and Paul's church Portlaoise on Christmas eve.
Next weekend, December 3 - 4 gifts of non-perishable food and toiletries will be received at all Masses in SS Peter & Paul’s Parish Church, Portlaoise.
They will be passed on to St Vincent de Paul for distribution at Christmas.
The appeal begins at the extra 5pm Mass on Saturday which will be attended by all confirmation candidates. All of the candidates are asked to contribute to the appeal.
Gifts can also be left at the Portlaoise Parish Centre or the St Vincent De Paul Shop beside the church on the Dublin Road.