A request for families to host retreat team in Millstreet

A retreat for 1st and 2nd year pupils from Millstreet Community School will take place on Tuesday 18th March 2014 upstairs in the Parish Centre Millstreet, beginning at 9am.

The day will be led by the National Evangelisation Team (NET) Ministries which is a non-profit, Catholic Youth Ministry.  Over the last number of years they have run retreats in a number of schools in Kerry Diocese and this will be the sixth year they’ll have been in Millstreet.

The NET team consists of 10 members: 6 girls, 4 boys, ranging from the ages of 18 to 25. This team of young adults spend a year away from their own families in USA and Canada to share their faith with the young people of Ireland.

We are looking for families to put up the team members in pairs during their time in Millstreet for one night: Monday 17th March, from 7pm.  Families willing to do so are asked to provide a simple meal and a place to sleep, which does NOT necessarily have to be a bed.  The team members have their own sleeping bag and pillow and are flexible with where they sleep for the night, be it floors, couches, or air mattresses. They’ll need to be a parish centre on 18th March by about 8/8.10am the next morning to get ready for their busy day.

They are not expecting to be waited on, but are rather geared towards spending time with the family and adapting to your normal routine.

 If any families are able to host a pair of the team members for the night of 17th March, please contact John Magee (Chaplain, Millstreet Community School) on 029 70087.

Very successful Games Day held at Millstreet Community School

A most enjoyable afternoon of games took place on Monday 3rd March in Millstreet Community School library between 2-4pm.  It was organised by the Transition Year SVP Youth for Justice group and adults of all ages were invited to take part.  Games played included scrabble, monopoly, jenga, draughts and a variety of card games.  Refreshments included a beautiful selection of home baked buns and cakes provided by the participants.  Here are some photos from the event (click the images to see full size):

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Cake Sale – Thank you for supporting this event

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the cake sale that took place in Millstreet GAA Hall last night (1st March) and this morning after 11.30am Mass.  A total of €538.50 was raised. As a result, the €4000 target to cover the travel and accommodation costs of the six students who are going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter with the IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, has now been reached!  Thank you to everyone who has supported the students in their efforts over the last few months.  We wish them well for their week in Lourdes.  J. Magee

Pre-Lent Cake Sale on Sat. 1st March in Millstreet GAA Hall

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There will be a cake sale on Saturday 1st March 2014 in the Millstreet GAA Hall after 6.30pm Mass.  This will be the final fundraising effort on behalf of the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter as helpers with the IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust.   The students are Leanne Kelleher, Leanne Murphy, Siobhan Sheehan, Edel Breen, Colum Fraser and Oisín Murphy. Thanks once again for your support.

Table Quiz Total

Thanks to everyone who supported the table quiz which took place on Friday 31st January in The Wallis Arms.  An incredible total of €1618 was raised to help pay for the six students who are going to Lourdes at Easter with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

A lot of people were thanked at the quiz but it is worth mentioning a few again.  Firstly, John Tarrant for providing such a great set of questions – not too difficult, not too easy – and four sets of tie-breakers, all of which were needed!  Secondly, Billy, Nigel and the staff at The Wallis Arms for making us all welcome and for being so accommodating.  Thirdly, all those who sponsored raffle prizes.  A list of all the shops and businesses who did so was read out on the night. Lastly, to everyone who came along to take part or help out.  It was a really great effort!

Table Quiz reminder & Cork Synagogue

A reminder about the Table Quiz that will taking place tonight (31st Jan) in the Wallis Arms, Millstreet starting at 8.30pm.  €40/team of four.  Raffle prizes include a pair of audience tickets to The Late Late Show.  Everyone is welcome to take part.  It should be a great evening, whatever the weather.

RTE’s Nationwide programme tonight at 7pm (31st Jan) will feature the recent Holocaust Memorial Day events.  Of particular interest for past and present students of Millstreet Community School will be an interview with Mr. Fred Rosehill.  He is a Jewish person, born and bred in Cork, with a very interesting story to tell.  The Transition Years visit the Cork Synagogue each year and Mr. Rosehill always welcomes us warmly and gives an excellent presentation on the history of the Jewish community in Cork.

Table Quiz Fri. 31st Jan. The Wallis Arms

Table Quiz

Friday 31st Jan. 2014 in The Wallis Arms

8.30pm

€40/team of four.

Raffle prizes include a pair of tickets to The Late Late Show and beautiful pieces of pottery created by Mr. Barry Fraser (Art teacher in Millstreet Community School).

The purpose of the quiz is to raising money to help pay the travel and accommodation costs of six 5th year students who are going to Lourdes as helpers for a week during their Easter holidays 2014 with the IHCPT – Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

Everyone is welcome to take part in what is sure to be a great evening.

For more details contact John Magee (029 70087)