Cloughjordan & Borrisokane
Group of Parishes
Rev. Canon Stephen Neill 087-2328172
Church Services April
Sunday 6th April - Lent 5
9am Borrisnafarney HC
10am Ballingarry MP
10.15 Borrisokane HC
11.30 Cloughjordan MP
Sunday 13th April - Lent 6 Palm Sunday
9am Ballingarry HC
10.15 Borrisnafarney MP
10.15 Borrisokane MP & Family Service
11.30 Cloughjordan HC & Family Service
Holy Week & Easter Services:
Tuesday in Holy Week: Borrisnafarney 8pm
Wednesday in Holy Week: Borrisokane 8pm (Cloughjordan Ecumenical Community Choir will sing at the service)
Maunday Thursday: 8pm Joint Service in Cloughjordan Methodist Church
Good Friday: Ecumenical Way of the Cross 6.30 (Starting at Townsfields Estate, Cloughjordan)
Easter Eve: Ballingarry 8.30pm HC
Easter Day: Borrisnafarney 9am HC, Borrisokane 10.15am HC & Cloughjordan 11.30am HC
Sunday 27th April - Easter 2 / Low Sunday)
No services in Ballingarry or Borrisnafarney
10.15 Borrisokane MP
11.30 Cloughjordan HC
Confirmation 2014: Please pray for the following young people from our parish who are to be confirmed in Cloughjordan by the Bishop on June 1st:
Eoin Geraghty Mark Stanley Kevin Harding
Olivia Grant Ellen Austin Richard Donaldson
Rebecca Mooney William Mooney Jonathan Mooney
Ben Chadwick Megan Humphreys Keith O'Meara
Borrisokane Parish Hosts:
STYLE EVENING WITH DELILAH FASHION STYLIST AND PERSONAL SHOPPER 10th APRIL, 2014 @ 8pm Church of Ireland Hall, Borrisokane
TIPS on dressing for body shape, shopping for a capsule wardrobe, wardrobe decluttering and maintenance and much more.
As seen on TV3's EXPOSE, Delilah is also the resident Personal Stylist at the Athlone Town Centre and Style Columnist for the Galway Advertiser and Sligo Champion.
Tickets €10 at the door Enquiries: Jennifer 087-6271652 / Angel 087-6819599
Cloughjordan Armchair Christmas Quiz Results
Many thanks to Very Rev'd Denis Sandes who ran this quiz in aid of the Philippines Disaster Appeal. The quiz raised a very impressive €670 towards this worth cause.
The winners were:
1st Myra Kidd, Tullow, Co. Carlow 2nd David Baker, Bantry, Co. Cork
3rd Ann Coulter, Sutton, Dublin 13
Had a good shot: Douglas Reid, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Hazel Burgess, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
The answers were as follows:
ANSWERS: Found around the house Example: not heavy - LIGHT
1. Could be a knight of this BATH
2. This C could be hurt COUCH
3. Sounds like someone puting on clothes DRESSER
4. Alladins genie lived here LAMP
5. Do this, or swim SINK
6. Treasure .......of bloomers CHEST OF DRAWERS
7. Kojak s actor TELLY
8. Be quiet, owned by both of you, sounds like! SHOWER
9. Your wheels and your dog! CARPET
10. Bord Gais or ESB might be here! UTILITY ROOM
11. Sounds like pussy’s lower jaw! KITCHEN
12. Hospital Dress? WARDROBE
13. J Edgar ................ US President HOOVER
14. For night or flowers. BED
15. Southern implement! STOOL
16. Found Australia, er COOKER
17. Short saint with nice tunes! STAIRS
18. A drink can do! TABLE
19. Sounds like its far away SOFA
20. Not wax, but overhead! CEILING
21. Students should do this! STUDY
22. Fox’s tail BRUSH
23. Could cool the car engine RADIATOR
24. Shoot this location FIRE PLACE
25. This change is not heavy LIGHT SWITCH
It was a pleasure to welcome Cllr. Ger Darcy, Mayor of North Tipperary, Cllr. Jim Casey and Ms. Deirdre Cox of North Tipperary County Council to our school during National Tree Week when Cllr, Darcy, ably assisted by Ross Austin, Ben Curran, Alastair Grant and Donncha Speight-Burns, planted a rowan tree at our school to mark the occasion.
The school is extremely grateful to Pearl and George Whiteford for organizing a very successful fundraising Social Dance in Cloughjordan on 22nd March which raised in excess of € 1000.00 for the school. Thank you very much to everybody who generously supported the dance, to those who donated raffle prizes, those who baked and those who helped in the kitchen on the night.
Well done to our Fifth and Sixth Class pupils who played at a rugby blitz in Roscrea Rugby Club on 18th March. We are very grateful to Alan Tynan from the Leinster Branch of the IRFU who organized this blitz for primary schools and also for coaching the children at our school over a number of weeks. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed participating and played very successfully on the day.
We welcome Mr. Gilbert Williams and Mr. David Needham from Kilruane MacDonaghs to teach P.E. to our First – Fourth Class pupils over the coming weeks and are very grateful to the club for generously making this coaching available to the school.
Congratulations to Jonathan Mooney, Jake Adler, Tom Larke, Ross Austin, Ellen Austin, Hannah Austin, Lucy Warmington and Olivia Grant who represented the school at the Munster section of the All Ireland Primary Schools Team Table Tennis Finals in Beech Hill Table Tennis Club in Cork on 20th March. The children played with great determination on the day against very stiff opposition. Congratulations to both teams and especially to the boys who came 3rd in their section on the day. We are very proud of both teams for doing so well on their first time to participate at this level and thank their coach, Jimmy Hayes, for his ongoing dedication and encouragement to our players.
Our School Garden Committee has been very industrious over recent weeks, organizing very enjoyable visits for Junior and Senior Infants to St Kieran’s Hall to see “The Sunflower Show” by Joanna Williams and for First and Second Class to the Eco Village for a nature walk and to learn how to construct a bug hotel, kindly facilitated by Gearóid Ó Foighil and Tom Tracey, while much work has taken place on site by pupils and parents on digging areas of the garden. Many thanks to all concerned.
The school is delighted to host the annual basketball blitz and is very grateful to Patsy Farrell for organizing this event. We welcome teams from Aglish, Ballinree, Borrisokane and Corville National Schools this year and look forward to another great sporting occasion.
A collection of unwanted second hand clothes, bed linen etc will take place on 9th April, with all proceeds going to the NCBI Charity. Donations, if desired, may be dropped in to school on/before 8th April.
The school will hold a Bring and Buy Sale, Cake Sale and Easter Egg Raffle in school on Thursday 10th April with all proceeds going to this year’s chosen charity, the Jack and Jill Foundation. Donations of suitable unwanted items for the sale can be dropped in to the school at any time.
We send our very best wishes to our teacher, Emma Whiteford and to Mark Crawford, who will be married in Clifden, Co. Galway on Sat. 5th April and wish them both a wonderful day and many, many years of happiness together.
St Kierans Hall, Tuesday 8th April, music by Michael Collins.
Sunday school party at Nenagh Arena Saturday 10th May 4:30-6:30.
All parish children welcome . Booking essential.
Please contact Heather Persse on 087-9081939.
Friday April 11th Borrisokane at 8:15pm
Easter Monday April 21st Ballingarry at 8:15pm
Thursday Variety Club
The next meeting will be Thursday 3rd April 2:30pm in the Methodist Hall in Cloughjordan. Canon Neill will be showing slides.
G.F.S. is on Wednesday April 2nd and 9th. Diocesan Service & Prizegiving in Corbally on Saturday 5th April at 2:30pm
Best wishes to Emma Whiteford from Cloughjordan & Mark Crawford from Roscrea who are to be wed on Saturday 5th April in Clifden, Co. Galway.
Congratulations to Donald McLean of Borrisokane parish and Anita Toohey of Borrisokane who were married in Shinrone on Saturday 15th March. We wish both couples every blessing and happiness in their lives together.
Congratulations to Claire Donaldson of Borrisokane parish who got engaged to Roy Gill on 20th January. We wish Claire and Roy every blessing in their plans for the future
Congratulations to Deborah Kenny of Ballingarry and Adrian Shine who recently announced their engagement and are to be wedd in Ballingarry Church on 21st June next. We wish Deborah and Adrian every blessing.
Baptism: Welcome into the fellowship of the Church Danielle Elizabeth Harding, daughter of Gordon and Linda of Milford Borrisokane who was baptised on the 22nd March in Borrisokane Church. We wish her every blessing in her marriage.
Best Wishes to Mrs Maud Powell for a speedy recovery after her recent operation. Also to Jaqueline Hodgins who has gone to Austraila.
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