Sunday May 20 will be a big day in the life of Camross parish when ove 20 children from the local school will receive Holy Communion. The children have been very well prepared by their teacher Mr Jackie Meagher and wil by no means be anyway afraid or shy. We look forward to a lovely ceremony and our choir has their preperation well rehearsed also.


The above association wish to thank sincerely all who subscribed to their church gate collection taken up in this parish on Easter Sunday. The sum of €486.96 was collected in Camross and €1457.47 was collected in Killanure. In this time of recession this was very generous so again thanks to everyone who donated. The total sum collected was €644.43.


There was no outright winner. This week’s jackpot €10,700. €75 Michelle Lalor, €30 Trevor Abbott, €30 Phelim Moore, €30 Peter Lalor Roundwood, €30 Ann Sullivan, €30 Kevin Sullivan, PRO Violet Carroll, Kathleen Lalor, Carmel Palmer, Anne Dooley, Tim Drennan. Raffle Julia Phelan.


There is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday evening from 7pm until mass at 7.30pm. Everyone is Welcome.


Teilifis Eireann visited the parish recently and there will be a programme on next Friday evening after 6pm news. We don’t often hit the headlines with good news so maybe this will be an opportunity to hear something interesting.


Top score Sean Kennedy, 1st gent Tom Gowing, 2nd Kathleen Conroy, 1st lady Sadie Delaney, 2nd Bridie Kavanagh, 1st qr Mai Comerford, 2nd Mai Conroy, 3rd Sadie Delaney Kyledellig, 4th Kathleen Kennedy. Raffle Mai Gowing, Sadie Delaney, Sadie Delaney Kyledellig, Mary Fennelly.


There will be a meeting of the Camross Community Alert next Thursday evening May 17 at 8pm in Camross Community Hall. The meeting will be attended by Ronan Davaney, James O’ Neil (Muintir na Tire) and a member of an Garda Siochana. They will be discussing a new initiative, which has proven very successful in other areas. It is very important that a representative from every part of the parish attends, however all are welcome, as the success of Community Alert is totally dependent upon local people being actively involved.


Members please note that we will meet on Friday night from 8.30 to 9.30pm to finalise matters for trip on Saturday. Any outstanding monies must be paid on Friday night. As you are aware only members who have already paid their membership for the year are insured to travel to Hypefest. We look forward to a great day and night at Longford. (Parents please note change of time for collection of young adults).


Camross and Killanure NS clothes collection in aid of Fr Paddy Hyland’s mission in Kenya. All unwanted clothes, bedclothes, curtains, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, lines etc. (any condition once they are clean) phones (place in a seperate bag). Bags may be left in the play shelters of either schools anytime on Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, or on Thursday morn. Collection date at your school is Thursday May 24.