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The next Confirm our children Mass will be on Saturday 12th of January at 7.30pm. The next Do This in Memory Mass will be on Sunday 27th of January at 11am. 2019 The Altar Society Rotas are available in the sacristy.
St. Oliver’s Pastoral Area Calendars are available in the church porch, please take one.
St. Paul’s Sunday Missals 2019 are available in the porch, donations may be made.
On 13th of January the parents of the children who were baptised during 2018 are invited to bring their children along to 11am Mass where we can all celebrate their receiving of the Sacrament of Baptism.
The Weekly Distribution envelopes are now been delivered to parishioners. The Parish contribution envelopes for 2019 are a vital source of revenue for the Church and they are much appreciated. There are 3 options 1. Continue using the weekly envelope, 2 Create a monthly standing order or 3. Setup an online standing order.
There is also an invitation with envelopes to join a Ministry in our church. We need additional Ministers of the Word, Holy Communion, Altar Society, Collectors, The Choir and Parish Council.
Fr. Dooley & Fr. Caraher wish all parishioners a blessed New Year
During the Nativity season we received more postage. Mr. Moonan in our school collects stamps for the Medical Missionaries of Mary. All stamps are much appreciated.
Results for the Glen Emmets Lotto held 30th December 2018. The Grand Prize Draw was for €4,000 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were: 3, 16, 18 & 32. The 4 Lucky Dip winners who receive €25 each are Aine Egan, Anna Walsh, Aidan & Harro’OReilly. Next week’s draw is €4,100. Tickets are on sale in Centra Tullyallen or any committee member or now you can play online at https://www. locallotto.ie/play_newa.asp?ll_ id=1329#Anchor
CHRISTMAS TREE CEREMONY
The Tullyallen Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was a great success and the organisers would like to extend their appreciation to the people that make this possible every year. There are just too many to mention each individually but a special word of thanks to the following,
Kevin Carolan, Niall Russell & Santa! Mr. Moonan and his wonderful singers from Tullyallen National School, Eoghan Donnelly for his wonderful piping skills. Fr Dooley, The Gardai, especially Derek O Donoghue who provide much needed traffic control each year. This year, we would also like to thank Pat and Stuart Carolan from the Morning Star who ensured that the set up ran smoothly. Their assistance in organising and providing the wonderful refreshments for all afterwards is much appreciated. We also had wonderful vocals from Kevin O Sullivan that Stuart organised. To Niamh Sherwin Barry and the Irish Fairy Door Company who facilitated a request from the Christmas Fairy to come and live by the tree and finally, to Adrian Gogarty who kindly gave her a home!!
Without these people and so many others, it would not be possible each year and we are grateful for their support. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Happy & Healthy Christmas & New Year.
SLIMMING WORLD TIMES
Tullyallen Slimming World classes are on every Thursday. The first class is 5pm and the second is 7pm. Amanda will be there giving plenty of inspiration, motivation and encouragement to everyone who comes along.
TULLYALLEN TRACTOR RUN
The organizers of the Tractor run would like to say to everyone involved in Tullyallen Tractor Run that they wish you all a very happy new year. They hope that 2019 will bring you everything you desire (and that you’ll all be ready to tog out for the next tractor run). A big thank you once again to everyone who supported the run last over Christmas. They cannot thank you all enough for your continued support over the past 4 years and we hope that it will continue into the future. Without all of you, this event would not be possible. Without you, raising these tremendous amounts of money for charity would not be possible. Until next year....
MEN’S SHED CHRISTMAS DRAW
Tullyallen Men’s Shed meets up every Tuesday and Friday mornings 10 am till 1 pm why not call into them. They are currently in the Glen Emmets GFC Clubhouse. They have Bowls, Pool, Darts, Rings, Cards so why not call in for a chat and a cuppa. Everyone has something to offer in the Shed. All new members will be most welcome. Contact David Cusack 086 1228569 or Martin Lane on 0878159172.