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CALCUTTA CLOTHES COLLECTION: Michael Hopkins of Friends of Kolkata Elderly will be in attendance at Ballybrown Church  car park on Thursday next May 26 between 4pm and 5pm to collect any clothes items you may wish to discard. The funds raised from this clothes collection goes in total to help the underprivileged on the streets of Calcutta. Can you please place your unwanted garments in a plastic bag and leave by the side of the church for collection. Liam Coughlan, Jim O’Farrell and Willie Ryan will be around to take your items from 3pm so if you are collecting the children from school you can drop off your stuff. On past occasions this has been a very well supported fund raiser. Many thanks in advance.

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TERVOE GROTTO MASS: On Monday May 16 we were honoured to have the Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy with us to celebrate mass down at our beautiful Grotto in Tervoe. A crowd of over one hundred people attended on a most glorious sunny evening. Mons. Michael Lane, Fr. Michael Cussen P.P. and Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon were also in attendance to add to the occasion. We were very lucky to have a good section of the Ballybrown Church Choir and they added greatly to the celebration finishing up with their rendition of Queen of the May. The sun shone the birds sang and the Bishop was overawed. Mons. Lane gave a brief historical account of the Monsells, Cardinal Newman and the Lourdes Grotto before mass and he reckons it dates back to the mid 1860’s some years after Lourdes in 1858. A big thank you goes once again to John Holton and Irish Cement Ltd. for allowing us permission to hold the mass on their land and thanks also to all who helped out in any way with organising the event.
“On the banks of the Shannon in lovely Tervoe
Stands our little Grotto well hidden from view
In honour of Lourdes and times now long gone
Berthe Lady Emly her memory lingers on.”

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INVITATION: You are warmly invited to talks about “Life’s Purpose through the teachings of the Bible” every Sunday 8 – 9pm in Mungret St. Pauls GAA Club and Community Centre. Talks are free. Everyone is welcome.  087 186 85 42

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