The Argus - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


The AGM of the Knock­bridge Gath­er­ing of Friends group was held re­cently. The fol­low­ing com­mit­tee was elected: chair­per­son, Michael McNally, vice-chair­per­son, Bri­die Cur­ran, trea­surer and PRO, Philip Kelly, as­sis­tant trea­surer Pauline Woods, sec­re­tary John Larkin. Com­mit­tee mem­bers San­dra Dufy, Bernie Larkin, Madge Quigley, Gerry Quigley, Teresa Smyth and Frank Woods were also elected,

The Gath­er­ing of Friends is a monthly get-to­gether for peo­ple in the area to meet over a cup of tea or cof­fee and home­made treats. It is now in its fourth year

and meets on the last Wed­nes­day of each month be­tween 11am and 12.30pm at Stephen­stown Pond. It is the ideal oc­ca­sion for peo­ple to meet up for a chat who might not oth­er­wise have the op­por­tu­nity to do so. New mem­bers are al­ways most wel­come–just come along on the day.


Wel­come into the com­mu­nity Conal Thomas Casey, Car­rick­mullen, Dar­ragh Bernard Kirk, Cloo­nana, Gavin James O’Han­lon Philip­stown who were bap­tised re­cently.


Please pray for Maura Byrne, Bally­bar­rack, Jim Far­rell, Mar­ian Pk, Ciaran Reid, Tal­lanstown who died re­cently.

Bap­tisms take place ev­ery fourth Sun­day of the month at 11.30am mass and a baptism course will be held each month with course dates posted in the Church Porch. Ado­ra­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment takes place on Mon­days from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the Church fol­lowed by Bene­dic­tion at 10.00p.m. Con­fes­sions are avail­able on Mon­days be­fore 7.30 Mass and from 9.30pm-10.00pm, at the end of Eucharist Ado­ra­tion, and at any time by re­quest. If you wish to have your home blessed please con­tact Fr Gerry or Fr Paddy.

The Church Choir is look­ing for new mem­bers so if you are in­ter­ested please con­tact Grainne or the priests. From De­cem­ber a new or­gan­ist is needed so con­tact Grainne McGeeney or Fr Gerry.

Mass for those that who died since last Novem­ber takes place this Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, at 7.30pm. Re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards in the Parish Cen­tre. Mass of the An­gels for ba­bies who died be­fore or af­ter birth will be on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, at 6.00pm in Kilk­er­ley. Re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

The Fi­nance Com­mit­tee meet on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. As Ann Man­ning re­tires from her sac­ristan role at year end ap­pli­ca­tion forms and Job De­scrip­tion for the va­cancy are avail­able from the church. It’s a 20 hours a week role, which in­cludes the smooth run­ning of St Mary’s Church ac­tiv­ity at all times in­clud­ing litur­gi­cal events and clean­ing. Re­turn the com­pleted ap­pli­ca­tion form by 12 noon on Novem­ber 16, to Fr. Gerry Camp­bell PP, Parochial House Knock­bridge. Ger­rycamp­, 042 9374125. The post is sub­ject to vet­ting. Our thanks to Ann Man­ning for her many years of un­stint­ing ser­vice to the parish com­mu­nity.


Knock­bridge Tidy Towns have Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment po­si­tions avail­able do­ing gen­eral en­vi­ron­men­tal main­te­nance, grass cut­ting, us­ing lawn­mow­ers, strim­ming, weed­ing, lit­ter con­trol, spray­ing, sweep­ing, prun­ing, plant­ing, dig­ging and other gen­eral and oc­ca­sional du­ties re­lat­ing to daily pro­ce­dures and re­quire­ments across all the project ar­eas. Con­tact the lo­cal DSP Of­fice to check your el­i­gi­bil­ity and ap­pli­ca­tion.


Knock­bridge lost in the Le­in­ster Club Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship quar­ter- fi­nal 2-21 to 0-7 against Dun­na­m­ag­gin of Kilkenny at Dow­dall­shill on Satur­day last.


Set Danc­ing Classes con­tinue each Mon­day at 8.30pm in the Cen­tre. New Mem­bers ur­gently needed and no ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Con­tact Ann on 042 9338089 .Ad­mis­sion €6 and ev­ery­one wel­come.


Classes con­tinue in the Parish Cen­tre on Thurs­days at 4.00pm. De­tails from Dearbhla Roddy 086 8242670.


The classes con­tinue in the Parish Cen­tre on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, each week from 10.00am till 12 noon. De­tails from Veron­ica at 085 7569404 or 9374642.


Yoga Classes con­tinue on Tues­day nights from 7.008.00pm. For more info, Con­tact Alan on 085 7326964. All lev­els Wel­come.


Those wish­ing to book the Parish Cen­tre for Fu­ner­als and other oc­ca­sions, must con­tact: Jean My­ers di­rectly at 042 9338670.


Tusla Child and Fam­ily Agency is ur­gently re­cruit­ing fos­ter car­ers for children in Louth.

If you are in­ter­ested in re­ceiv­ing more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the Fos­ter­ing Team on 9392201


Lotto num­bers drawn on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2018 for the Jack­pot of €3,600, were 03, 09, 10, 16. No Win­ner, 4 Match 3 win­ners got €50 each for McKenna Fam­ily c/o M. Mc Kenna, Dy­lan McDon­agh c/o D Byrne, Keira McEl­roy c/o O Hil­liard, Butch Con­lon c/o Macs. Lotto con­tin­ued on Mon­day of this week for a jack­pot of €3,800. In the event of no Win­ner, or Match 3 Win­ners a fur­ther ad­di­tional €200 will be added to the fol­low­ing weeks Jack­pot. Tick­ets on sale (Priced €2) from MacNamee’s Bar, McGuin­ness’s Bar Dun­dalk, McKe­own’s Bar Dun­dalk, Gio­vanni’s Chip­per, Brodi­gan’s Shop, Cluskey’s Bar, Fin­negan’s Food­store, Louth, Har­rys Bar Dun­dalk, any Com­mit­tee Mem­ber/Player or play on­line at www. stbrides­

The GAA Na­tional Club Draw tick­ets will be on sale shortly. Prizes in­clude hol­i­days, car, All Ire­land Fi­nal tick­ets, vouch­ers. All pro­ceeds from sales go to club funds. Tick­ets on sale from any player or com­mit­tee mem­ber. Priced €10. The club AGM will be held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, fol­low­ing mass at 7.30pm in the Club­house. New mem­bers wel­come.


Flex­ibus Lo­cal Link is run­ning a bus ser­vice from Knock­bridge to Dun­dalk ev­ery Fri­day. The pick up time for this ser­vice is 9.00am and the re­turn time is 12.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion on this ser­vice or to book a seat ring 1800 303 707.


Parish Bingo this Thursday and each Thursday , at 8.30pm in the Parish Cen­tre all wel­come. €550 in Prizes each week. Raf­fle plus Jack­pot of €1,000. The com­mit­tee wish to thank the Par­ents and Friends of the school for the lovely sand­wiches and pas­tries last Thursday night.


From time to time fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als can find them­selves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find your­self in that space why not con­tact St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety on 0873518684.


The new pastoral coun­cil for Kilk­er­ley Knock­bridge were com­mis­sioned in St Marys Church on Satur­day last at 7.30pm mass. Knock­bridge mem­bers are: Jac­inta Collins, Peggy McCreesh, Ea­mon McEn­teggart, Madge Quigley, Ni­amh Sweeney.

Julieanne McCul­lagh, Don­agh­more, Dun­dalk with Nathan Carter at The Nathan Carter Show at The TLT in Drogheda, pro­mot­ing that Nathan is ap­pear­ing in Dun­dalk on 28th De­cem­ber at The Carn­beg Ho­tel on the Ar­magh Road.

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