Lorrha Notes

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Trying out the new play equipment installed in Friars Park in Lorrha. 

Church News.

Next Sunday ( 19th October) is Mission Sunday  –  the theme  is  “That they may have Life”.   Our prayers and donations on Mission Sunday help to support mission projects and allow Catholic Communities worldwide to become self-sufficient and progress according to their own needs and traditions.  October – Month of the Holy Rosary. During the month of October we will pray the rosary before the Sunday Masses in our churches.

Choir Practice  in preparation for Advent in Rathcabbin Church on Tuesday 14th October at 8.00pm. This is an important practice as we prepare for the coming year and Advent and we would like to see as many as possible present, both current and new members.

QUESTION: What qualification do you need in order to be on the parish team for Adoration of the Blessed sacrament?  Answer: One hour at your disposal in a week, ……  and a willing heart.   A speaker will supply the answers to all questions at Masses in the parish this weekend.

Dates for your diary: Confirmation Day 2015 is Sunday 24th May (Pentecost Sunday) in Rathcabbin Church @ 11.30am.  First Holy Communion Day 2015 is on Sunday 10th May in  Lorrha Church @ 11.30am. First Confessions 2015 on Tuesday 24th March in Redwood Church @ 1.30pm.

Talks on the Eucharist.  

Fr Gerard McCarthy will give a series of talks on the Eucharist. He will explain the meaning of the different parts of the Mass, how to participate in it and allow it to affect our lives on November, 12th, 19th & 26th at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre, Nenagh.   Contact, Srs. Rita Corry/ Patricia Greene  06732830.   Donation each night.    It would be helpful to contact is if you are attending.

Nenagh Charismatic Renewal.

Half day of Renewal on Sunday 19th October )World Mission Sunday), pastoral Centre, Church Rd, Nenagh. at 2.00pm. Conducted by Fr. Eamon Monson (Palottines, Dublin Diocese) including Mass of Friendship in the joy of the Spirit.  An evening open to all.

Ploughing Victory Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing are holding a victory party for their National Ploughing 2 furrow vintage champion Ethan Harding on Friday night 17th in Paddy’s of Terryglass at 9pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.

Autumn De-Clutter.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Autumn months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Autumn collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep three adults employed.

The Country Boy Reminder.

Athlone Little Theatre present the John Murphy’s classic ‘The Country Boy’ to raise funds for the Ardagh Clonmacnoise Assisted Pilgrims Fund.

‘The Country Boy’ is Murphy’s classic and much loved tale of emigration. Funds raised enable the Assisted Pilgrims Fund to being people to Lourdes every year. The play will be staged in Tuar Ard, Moate on Sunday, 12th October 0906482042, Cloghan Community Hall  on Friday, 17th October and Athlone Little Theatre from the 9th to the 14th of November 0906474324.


Portumna College of Further Education, St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna will be running two FETAC Level 5 courses beginning shortly. The courses offered are Tourism with Business 5M5011 and Retail Practice 5M2105. The courses will be offered on Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 7-9p.m. All enquiries to the college on 090-9741946 or 087-6258696/086-3954259.

Parent & Toddler Groups.

The Lorrha and Rathcabbin Parent, Toddler & Baby Groups are planning a Walk in Portumna Forest on Thursday 23rd October at 10.30am, followed by teas/coffees. All parents, grandparents and childcare providers with children o-3 years are welcome to attend. Enquiries: Community Mothers Programme @ 067 41922


Smile Awhile and laugh a Little Every Day.

Paddy walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the corner of the room, drinking a sip out of each pint in turn. When he had finished all three, he went back to the bar and ordered three more.

The barman says, “You know a pint goes flat soon after I pull it … your pint would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

Paddy replies, “Well now, I have two brodders, one is in America and de odder in Australia and here I am in Dublin . When we all left home, we promised dat we’d drink dis way to remember de days we all drank togedder.”

The barman admits that this is a nice custom and says no more.

Paddy becomes a regular customer and always drinks the same way … ordering three pints and drinking a sip out of each in turn until they are finished. One day, he comes in and orders just two pints. All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent.

When he goes back to the bar for the second round, the barman says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief but I wanted to offer my condolences on your sad loss.”

Paddy looks confused for a moment, then the penny drops and he starts to laugh, “Oh no,” he says, “Bejesus, everyone is fine! Tis me … I’ve quit drinking!”


                              Hello to Theresa and Shay in Gorey. This one is for you both!!!