Eily’s Report – 26th November

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

We are into the last week of November, the month of the Holy Souls and still a few days left to gain an indulgence for the Holy Souls by dropping into any graveyard and saying a prayer for them.  We are also into the fourth week of the month when we are asked to pray for the souls of Faiths who do not believe in Purgatory.

This is the final week to sign up for Millstreet Text Alert for 2020. It costs just €10 and application forms are available at Wordsworth Book Store in the Town and at Gueren’s Shop in Ballydaly where you can sign up and pay and fill in the form. Please help others to avail of this great service if they are unable to do so themselves.

December the first is looming and the Christmas Spirit is coming to life. Thanks to the Support of their recent church gate collection our Christmas Lights Club will be switching them on this Friday evening at 6.30. There will music, singing and the place around the monument will be a blaze of colour and lighting and cheer. All are welcome so come along and bring the children and see their little faces light up in the excitement of it all.

With the Christmas Season comes an array of office and club parties, Nativity plays both in schools and halls  and with Black Friday thrown in what more can you ask for.  You have to keep a tight diary to keep up with it all.

A Health and Well Being Day will be held at our GAA Hall on Saturday next November 30th between 11 am and 2 pm. The program will include mindfulness, shi kung, tai chi, healthy snacks and much more. For further details contact Irina at 085 718 02 91. Admission is free but donations received will be given to the Childrens Playground Fund.

Kingdom Gospel Choirs Charity Concert will be held at the Friary in Killarney on Sunday December 1st t at 3 pm. Entrance free, donations only.

The Concert held in Cullen Church was very well supported. Cullen Special Needs Association will hold their 39th. annual Mass and Christmas Party on Saturday December 7th.

The good news is that the annual Little Women’s Christmas Party will be held  again on January 4th. at the Wallis Arms Hotel. So keep that date free.

 The Christmas Fair/Market will not be held this year.

Please take note that our Town Park will be closed from December 2nd until  after the coursing which will be held on  January 3rd and 4th 2020.

Our Adult Gym opens every morning at the Youth Complex . Trained manager the lovely Michelle on duty at all times, to help and advise.  Her contact number is 087 118 4043. It’s the place to go to stay fit in a friendly and bright venue away from wind and weather.

The rehearsal for the Advent Prayer Service Preparation will be held this Thursday Night November 28th in Millstreet Church.at 6.30. Its for all choir members and parishioners involved in singing and music. The Service will be held in Millstreet Church on Thursday December 5th.

Millstreet Fianna Fail are organising   a Christmas ShoeBox Collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners, Boxes for men,women and  children can be handed into McCarthys Bar before closing date on December 6th.  For more details contact Deborah 0877763579.

Our Adult Education Service is moving to a new venue. Still on the Main Street across the street from the existing one  to a newly renovated building where they will enjoy more space and more facilities,(including a back garden)  where the great work of training people  new skills ,sometimes to read and write, new language , and lots more giving them new confidence for their life ahead. I wish the Manager Marie Twomey every success for the future.

 Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night .Numbers drawn were 7,22,30,32. And the jackpot was not won. €100 went John Healy, Station Rd. the seller was The Bridge Bar and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Kathleen and David,Dooneen. €20 each to, Lorraine Hickey, Cloghoula,Mary A c/o P.C. Ita Hickey,Claraclea,Patricia Carroll,C/o Tom. Brendan Lehane,c/o Centra,Bridget Dinneen ,Drishane Rd, Peg O Keeffe Drishane Rd, Shane, Owen and Jamie McCarthy c/o The Bridge Bar, Jackpot for Next week €5,800, The draw at the Bridge Bar on Sunday night.

The Weekly Draw will close for Christmas on December 22nd and open on January 12th 2020.

 The Bird feeders are up and our feathered friends are taking full advantage of the free food. The weather changes   come fast and varied. It’s time for us to admit to ourselves that our beautiful summer flowers have had their day, and empty the pots and tidy up the garden. Be careful if you’re leaving them outside to turn them upside down ,I lost one of a lovely matching pair already this year,it was full of rain water, the frost came(one night) and turned it to a block of ice which split it in two on the following day’s thaw.

Our sheltered Housing Complex under the new manager, Marie O’Riordan (O’Sullivan) has a wide range of things to  offer. Lovely fresh cooked dinners Monday to Friday, Meals on Wheels, chiropody,  nursing,  entertainment  to name but a few. Give her a ring at 02970926 for full information.

Friendly 45Drive at the same venue every Tuesday night at 8.30. Proceeds go to the Centre. And please support the Thrift Shop in Minor Row which is also run in aid of our Sheltered Housing Complex.

Our Active retired Club continue to provide many outings and parties in the run up to the Festive Season. They meet for coffee at the Wallis Arms Hotel every Thursday morning from 11 to 12. For a chat and to catch up with recent events. Drop in some time and see if they have something to suit you. Do not feel left out.

As usual the Aubane Social Club is full of things to do in the coming weeks. Their annual Mass and Christmas Party will be held on Dec.6th, Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain takes off at 10.30 on ( Wednesday) ,Christmas morning, proceeds going to their Community Renovation Fund. And on Friday Dec. 27 th. their annual “Round the Fireside”.

Eucharistic Adoration as usual this week in Millstreet ,Cullen and Ballydaly. Please drop in for a few minutes or sign up for an hour .Ring the Parish Office for details 02970043.

Shop wisely on Black Friday, Buy only what you need.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,  slan is beannacht De libh go leir.


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