Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.
It is indeed an exciting day for me, and for everyone really, with the Daniel and Majella Road Show coming on screen tonight, on at 8.30 on RTE One. I hope that everybody will enjoy RTE’s covering of their visit to Millstreet on St.Patrick’s Day.
As part of Feile na Bealtaine, lots of our Retired Group are joining Jack Roche’s Mystery Tour today. It never fails to deliver and even though I’ve never been on it, I always say I will, and DV I will. We wish them fine weather, hope they have a great time.
The sun shone on all the hundreds of people who attended the First Holy Communion of 38 little children in Millstreet Church on Saturday last. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Church. It was a beautiful ceremony, led by Canon John FitzGerald, with the children playing a big part in the readings and singing. Joined by the other children of the schools, their angelic voices filled the air. Afterwards some light refreshments were served in the GAA Hall. And the variety of people from many lands gave the occasion a feeling of world peace and unity.
Well done to all those who worked so hard to make their First Holy Communion Day so memorable for them.
The monthly Community Council Meeting was held on Tuesday night and it was very well attended. Among other things, all the business of running the Youth Complex was discussed. Marie Twomey gave her account of the sale of the calendars. And it was decided to give the church choir €1,000 from the proceeds. Sarah McSweeney gave her views on the project which will be held instead of the Millstreet Got Talent of last year. This time she suggested a Come Dine With Me feature. And the idea was highly welcomed. Plans to be drawn up after the Summer Break.
Please be reminded that you can still become a member the Text Alert. For more information about the scheme and personal alarms, contact Dan Collins 0876893378, or Michelle 0879227415.
September 21st is Culture Day. And places all over the country will be taking part. Our community are asked to please take this day on board and make every effort to put on something special that will put us up there with the best.
Our Tidy Towns Group are working very hard as usual. Their planting and painting is clearly visible, and we must all join them in their efforts, as they strive for more points in this year national Challenge.
Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night, Numbers drawn were14,15,21,22 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to David Healy, Canovee, the seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Gerard O Callaghan, c/o McCarthys Bar, €20 each to Noreen Corkery, of Corkery’s Bar, Ann and Declan Ryan c/o Reens. Eamon Guerin, Lombardstown, Sinead Murphy and Angela Cronin, Margaret Hartnett C/o Mary OConnor, Mary Golden ,John O Riordan, Old Coach Ave and there was also a winner at the Mal Passo. Jackpot for next week €5,200, the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.
Please keep up the prayers this week that the God Lord will inspire us all on voting day, with our decision on May 25th.
Eucharistic Adoration at the usual times in Millstreet and Cullen this week. Confessions on Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
Daily Rosary at Tubrid Well during the month of May at 8pm.
Millstreet Gramophone Circle Meeting on Friday Night May 25th, starting at 8.15. Presenter Helen O Grady.
All are invited to an open Day at Millstreet Hospital on May 27th. From 2 to 4pm.
Finally don’t forget your date with Daniel and Majella at my house tonight on RTE1 at 8.30.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.