Booking of Masses, Spring Stations and Rest Gentle Mick

Lotto Time.

The numbers drawn in the latest GAA lotto draw were 7, 8, 12 and 17 and there was no winner of the jackpot. The three lucky dip winners of €50 each were Daniel Murphy, Richard Cullinan and Chopper Gang. The next draw will take place on March 24th and will have a fantastic jackpot of €12,500 up for grabs. Tickets cost just €2 each or three for €5. They are on sale from all committee members and will be on sale at Centra on Saturday March 23rd. All is left for you to do is choose those four lucky numbers carefully.

Booking of Masses

If you would like to book an anniversary mass for a deceased loved one for the months of April, May or June then bookings will take place after both the weekend masses on Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th. If you have a First anniversary mass or Months Mind during these months please contact Linda Spillane on 087-9838392 before the bookings so that you can get your prefered date.

Spring Stations.

The last two Spring station masses take place this week. The mass for Stonehouse, Whelansbridge and Lacka Road will be in the home of Kathleen and Paddy Hennebry on Thursday March 21st at 8pm and the final mass for Matthews Cross, Ballyduff East and Adamstown will be on Friday March 22nd at 8pm in the home of Linda and Brian Spillane.

Rest Gently Mick.

Kilmeaden said farewell to one of its greatest characters recently.Michael(Mick) Hickey, Clover Lodge and formerly of Pouldrew was a man who loved nothing better than spending time with his friends. Of course if there was good music and a sing song on the menu then it was all the better. He was often persuaded to give a belting rendition of a song at times and of course enjoyed a twirl around the floor. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him and we pray that he now rests in gentle peace.

A True Gentleman.

We were all saddened to hear of the death of Philip(Philly) Power, Ardeenlone during the week. Philly held the title of our oldest parishioner jointly with the great John Keating, Lacka Road. Philly was a quiet unassuming man who was devoted to his family and to his faith. He was a fantastic supporter of our church and never forgot to book anniversary masses for his parents and brothers and sisters gone before him. I visited Philly and his lovely brothers a couple of times and always received a warm and friendly welcome. We pray that his gentle soul now rests in peace and that he will be rewarded in heaven for all his earthly goodness. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Se.


Coffee Morning

A reminder to you all that a fantastic coffee morning will take place at The Sweep on Wednesday March 20th from 10am to 12 noon. All proceeds raised will go to the Waterford & South Kilkenny branch of Down Syndrome Ireland. This was a very successful event last year and I have no doubt that it will be hugely successful again this year. It is a very enjoyable morning with refreshing tea and coffee, delicious tasty treats and there are some fabulous prizes on offer in the raffle. Bim Connors will also drop in to sing a few songs and maybe get a dance or two going. Please come along and support this event and enjoy a great morning while doing so.


Community Alert

Our next Community Alert meeting will take place on Tuesday March 26th at 8pm in Ballyduff Community Centre. It is important that we keep up the attendance level at these meetings. Our community and its people are very important to us all so we must always strive to do the best that we possibly can to keep them feeling safe and secure. The Guest speaker on the night will be Ken Sauvage, CEO Treo Port Lairge. Treo is a community based organisation core funded by the Depatment of Justice and Equality through the Probation service. The main aim of Treo is to reduce criminal activity among people in its target group of ages 16 to 23 thus contributing to making Waterford a safer community.

Don’t forget that the €5 annual text alert fee is also due so please bring it along to the meeting. Please spread the word to your neighbours and get them to come along to the monthly meetings. Community spirit has always been strong in our area and I know that the peace of mind and security of all our residents is important to us all. See you all on Tuesday March 26th at 8pm.

GAA News

A Go Games Referee course will take place in the WIT arena, Carriganore on Tuesday April 16th at 7pm. This course is free to attend and after attending it, participants will be eligible to referee up to U12 level in hurling and football. This course is a mixture of theory and practical elements which gives new referees the knowledge and confidence to referee an underage game.

All clubs are expected to send participants and those taking part must be 16 years or older to complete the course. Closing date for registration is Monday April 8th at 5pm. To register there is a link to the registration form on the Ballyduff Gaa facebook page or contact a commitee member.