The Camross Folk Choir are holding their annual Christmas Carol service in the St Fergal’s Church Camross on next Sunday evening commencing at 7.30pm in preparation for Christmas. A mulled wine reception and light refreshments in the Parish hall will follow the Carol service and they invite the Camross Community to come out and join them ahead of the X-Mass celebrations.
School concerts take place this week in the two schools of the Parish on tonight Tuesday the sixteenth the Children of Killenure will go on stage at six thirty pm then on Thursday night December 18 it will be the turn of Camross National School and they go on stage at seven pm in the Parish Hall.
Camross & O’Moores were scheduled to play the Laois minor Camogie final in Fr Breen Park Abbeyleix on Sunday last for details weather permitting please check sports pages.
Lotto numbers 5,7,19,20. No Winner. €75 Kathleen Byrne Knockanina, 5 x €30 Jack & Kyle Phelan Killanure, Craig Palmer Derrynaseera, Mary Phelan Cardtown, Jim Phelan Ballyroan, Liam Delaney Paddock. Promoters €40 Hannah Dooley, 4 x €20 Ciaran Moore, Carmel Paalmer, Andrew Lowry, Sean Bergin, House Prize €20Martin Delaney.
Top Score Mick Kennedy, 1st Gent Mick Scully, 2nd Gent Nora Doran, 1st Lady Sadie Delaney, 2nd Lady Bridie Kavanagh, 1st Qtr Mick Kelly, 2nd Qtr. Joe Joe Dooley, 3rd Qtr. Sean Kennedy, 4th Qtr Liz Cooper, Raffle 1st Irene Delaney, 2nd Maud McGlynn, 3rd Mick Scully, 4th Tim keenan. Free Ticket Mary Gowing. Juvenile Doirean Tiernan. Camross Christmas Whist Drive is on Sunday, Dec 21 at 3pm sharp including supper.
Aghancon Christmas Whist Drive is on Dec 18 at 8.15pm Aghancon Parish Christmas Dance is on Monday, Dec 22. Music by Fran Curry & Murial O’Connor.
Penitential Service on Tuesday, Dec 16 at 8pm in Camross Church
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve 9pm in Camross Church; Christmas Day 9am in Killanure Church; 10.30am in Camross Church. New Year’s Day Mass 10.30am in Camross Church.
The next parish Social is on January 3 Music by Dermot Lyons. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30. Supper served.
Camross Comhaltas are holding the annual Christmas Concert in Camross Hall on Monday, Dec 22 at 7pm. Members of the community are very welcome to attend.
We would like to thank all those who helped sell and those who purchased tickets for our recent fundraising raffles. Many thanks to Sean & Pauline Bergin who facilitated our Christmas Hamper, won by Michael Scully Killanure. Good Luck to all those who bought tickets for the Scouting Ireland “ 12 day of Christmas” national raffle. Again we would like to appeal to anyone interested in volunteering as a leader with any of the scout sections to please come forward. At present we are working with the minimum of cover and this is not sustainable. Please contact any of our leaders for details.
Camross Active Retirement Group had a very successful dinner last Sunday in the Community Hall. 33 people sat down to a lovely meal supplied by Mary Ann Coyne and her Staff. Guest were Rev. Fr. Lalor, Rev. Fr. Hyland & Michael Lalor. Music was by Eddie Larkin , Chris Murphy & Pat Collier. Thanks to all who donated raffle prizes. Thanks to Eddie, Pat & Chris for a wonderful afternoons entertainment which was enjoyed by all present. The Active Retirement Group Bingo Session will be on Sunday, Dec 28 at 2pm. All are welcome. The Retirement Group wishes all our Members and our fellow Parishioners a very Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year.
The monthly meeting of the ICA took place on Tuesday 2nd Dec. Notes of sympathy were passed with families on the death of Naomi Larkin, Shiela Fitzpatrick and Joe Delaney Lacca. May they all rest in peace. Two members attended the Federation meeting. The federation presented 2 cheques of €1500 to Hospice and The Cuisle Centre. Congratulations to John Carroll on receiving The Hall of Fame Award. Best wishes to Michael Delaney on his retirement from the Leinster Council. Our next meeting will take place in Feb. 2015. Raffle winners were Mary K. Cuddy Cissy Collier and Maud McGlynn
St Stephens Day walk
The Annual St Stephens day annual Hospice walk takes place in Clonaslee next Friday, December 26 and this year there is a choice of walks. For the hardy souls there is a ten mile walk right through the beautiful Slieve Bloom Mountains and for others there is the shorter version about three to four miles towards the equally beautiful Brittas lake. This event has proved hugely popular in recent years and on a fine day it is a great day to shake off the excess of the previous day and for more information please contact Sheila Bourke on 087-633-9540 or you can follow on Facebook@Clonaslee St Stephens day.