St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul

Abbeyleix St Vincent De Paul church collection takes place on the weekend of December 21 & 22 in Abbeyleix, Ballyroan, Raheen & Shanahoe. Donations also at Abbeyleix Credit Union & Bank of Ireland Abbeyleix.


Raheen Parish Council and Colt GAA Club are holding a Goose Club on Sunday 22 December in the James Fintan Lalor Hall at 6pm sharp. The event can only be a success with the help ofour parishioners. We need donations of non-perishable items (tinned food, sweets, biscuits, bottles of wine, spirits & good toys). Free draws for the kids. You can drop your donations to Raheen school or to Shanahoe Church before or after mass for the next 2 weekends. To arrange to drop off or have your donation collected: David Goode – 087 2369887, Padraig Dunne – 087 1498662, Anne Sinnott – 057 86 22176, Teresa McEvoy – 087 2712766, Jimmy Ryan - 057 87 39640 or Ger Delaney – 057 87 39655.


A 13 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 1 to 13 March 2014. The trip will take in Bethlehem, Nazareth and other sights. The cost of the trip is €1,885pps and a single supplement of €290 applies. Spiritual director Fr Brian Kavanagh and the leader of the trip is Maureen Ahern, phone 087 2319639. Call- Pilgrimages Abroad 01 6359300.


Laois Open Door Theatre variety show with music on Thursday 5 December in The Manor Hotel Abbeyleix, Friday 13 December, Saturday 14 December in Shanahoe. All shows 8 pm. Call 087 9614235. Top talent.


Numbers drawn: 1,5.14. No winner. 4 x €20: Joyce Dunne, Shona Walsh, Teresa Cocoman & Katie & Aisling Dunne. This week’s jackpot: €2,300. RAHEEN WHIST

Top score: Frank Fogarty. First lady: Nancy Kehoe & Rose Cunningham. First gent: Sean Fitzpatrick & Nora Breen. First half: Mary McCabe. Second half: Pattie Corcoran. Consolation: Maura McQuillan. Raffle: Mary Doheny, Michael O’Sullivan, Michael Kelly, Sean Fitzpatrick, Mary Delaney & Pattie Corcoran.