Lorrha Notes.

If you would like to have a calendar posted to you please contact Liz at (090) 9747893 or e-mail lizhussey@eircom.net.

Lorrha Variety Group will stage A Wake in the West on Friday night 10th. and Sinday night 12th. in Lorrha Hall with doors open at 8.00p.m.

Fr. Pat Mulcahy P.P. was the special guest at the launch of the Lorrha parish calendar on Friday night Dec. 3rd. in Pat Hough’s Pub. Pictured here is Billy & Rachel Dagg Mary Coen (Sec) Louis McCormack (Treasurer) Fr. Pat John Houlihan Works Manager Lorrha Development. Readers overseas who would like a copy of the calendar can e-mail lizhussey@eircom.net


                                                                     CHRISTMAS MARKET


                                                                                Lorrha Hall

                                                                      Sunday December 5th.

                                                                    Commencing at 1.00p.m.

Church News.

Friday December 3rd. is the first Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30a.m.and in Rathcabbin at 7.30p.m. Confessions before Mass.
Advent Concert will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Sunday December 5th. from 7.00 to 9.00p.m. Music song and poetry. No admission charge and all are welcome.

Weekend Retreat.

Advent 2010 weekend retreat will take place from Friday to Sunday 10th. to 12th. December in Mount St. Joseph’s Abbey Roscrea. For further information call (0505) 21711 or email guesthouse@msjroscrea.

Prayer Vigil.

Monthly Prayer Vigil in Clonmacnoise takes place on the 3rd. Friday of each month. Vigil begins with Mass at 10.00p.m. leading to adoration until 3.15am.

Friday Penance.

In Pope Benedict’s Pastoral letter he invites all to devote Friday as a day of Penance. The link between Friday and penance is extremely ancient and is even reflected in the Irish word for Friday An Aoine (the fast). Suggested ways of fulfilling Friday penance is Abstaining from meat alcoholic drinks or smoking attending Mass making a special effort at family prayer etc. Leaflets are available in the Church.

Date For Your Diary.

A Christmas Market will be held in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha on Sunday December 5th. commencing at 1.00p.m. Now is the time to purchase your home baked Christmas cake and pudding gifts jams etc. A load of timber will be raffled and there will also be some Carol singing and Christmas music to add a touch of festive flavour to the occasion. There will be stalls galore selling all kinds of everything. So don’t forget Sunday coming December 5th. Lorrha Hall. Entry is free.

Parish Calendar.

The 2011 Lorrha Parish Calendar launch will take place on Friday night December 3rd. in Pat Hough’s pub in Lorrha at 10.00p.m. All are welcome.

Party Time.

A Christmas Party with a difference will take place on Saturday night 18th. December when Theresa & Barry Walker of The Ferry Inn Lorrha. They invite all to join them in a 50ft. Marquee for the festivities which commence with a Mulled Wine Reception at 8.00p.m. To book your ticket call (087) 6851116.

Floral Fundraiser.

A Christmas floral demonstration by Richard Haslam will be held on Tuesday night December 7th. in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha at 8.pm doors open at 7.30p.m. and there will be prizes galore. Refreshments will be served. Limited tickets availability on the door and all proceeds going to the North Tipperary Carers Association. For more details contact Margaret on (087) 9840297 or Ann on (087) 9837575.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We are holding a coffee afternoon in aid of North Tipperary Hospice on Wednesday 8th December 2010 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the Community Hall Lorrha. Please do come and join us for a cuppa and a chat as this is a very good cause. Many thanks to everyone for their support in the past and look forward to seeing you all on the 8th December. Emma Stanley the chiropodist will be in the Community Hall Lorrha on 8th December between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. Our Christmas Social Afternoon will take place on Wednesday 15th December 2010 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Music will be provided by Richie and Pat.

Lourdes Fund.

An evening of Christmas Country Gospel music and song in aid of Silvermines folk choir Lourdes fund presents James Kilbane on Sunday December 12th. at 8.00p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Silvermines. Tickets E10.

Christmas Draw Reminder.

Lorrha Apostolic Work Society will be holding their Annual Christmas draw on Thursday night the 16th. December in Lorrha Community Hall. Tickets are now on sale throughout the parish priced at E2 per line. Please support the ticket sellers when they call to you.


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A Second Helping To A Wake.

Lorrha Variety Group staged ‘A Wake In The West’ to packed out house for three nights last week and if you haven’t had a chance to go see this great comedy then you will get another chance as the group take to the stage on Friday night December 10th. and Sunday night 12th. Proceeds from one of the nights will go to Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30p.m start.

Gun Club News

Lorrha/Rathcabbin gun club held a game night in Mahers recently for local farmers and landowners which was a great success. Many thanks to members for supplying game and to our sponsors for spot prizes Pat O’Meara John O’Meara Ray Kennedy James Heenan J & M. Motor factors (Jack Maher) and Cavanagh Foundary. Many thanks to Denis & Lil for hosting the night and to the local farmers for the good will they show towards the gun club members.