28th June 2009 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday Masses www.portlaoiseparish.ie St. Peter & Paul’s Church
Assumption, The Heath
29th June Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul
We become attached to the celebrities in
our T.V. soaps, but the directors are
always keen to point out, that no celebrity
is greater than the show itself. It is very
Sunday 9:30am easy on this feast day to get caught up by
the larger than life personalities of Peter
Holy Cross, Ratheniska and Paul. This is understandable, both men
lived and died with a passion that we
Sunday 10am imagine beyond us lesser mortals. But it’s
in imagining that we are lesser mortals
that we defeat the example of these great
men. Neither man would have wanted to
be put on a pedestal. Neither man would
want us to imagine that their examples
Scoil Bhrid, Knockmay were impossible to emulate. Neither man would want to be a celebrity.
Saturday: 6:15pm Both men went to their deaths proclaiming that Jesus was the Son of
Parish Church God. Both Peter and Paul wanted Jesus’ legacy to touch every
Saturday: 7:30pm generation and they would be the first to say that the work of the
Church is down to each and every one of us, not just a couple of
celebrities. It’s when we read about the lives of men like Peter and Paul
10:00am, 11:15am &
that we realise how much passion we lack. It’s not as though the job of
spreading Jesus’ message is done and dusted, we only have to look at
Daily Mass conflict and injustice in our world to know this can’t be true. Its not as
Parish Church though there are enough people evangelising on our behalf, we only
7.30am & 10am have to be in the middle of a situation where no one speaks out to know
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this. It’s not as though people in this part of the world are crucified any
Parish Office Tel: 8621142
more for their beliefs, the worst we would have to face is a bit of
Priests of the Parish ridicule. It’s not as though we can’t make time in our busy schedules for
Msgr. John Byrne P.P. God, after all, we can always find time to visit the shops or the corner
057 8692153 pub. By sitting back and watching others do the work we are in great
danger of becoming nothing more than ‘armchair Catholics’. Are there
Fr. Paul Fitzpatrick C.C.
057 8621671 any excuses left for not following in the footsteps of these great saints?
Fr. Joe O’Neill C.C.
057 8661139 Mass times Celebrating God’s Gift of
Fr. Kevin Walsh C.C. for the DIVINE MERCY
057 8661605 coming week Wednesday 1st July in the Parish
Fr. Peter Uzochukwu Parish Church or
otherwise stated. Church. Rosary at 7:00pm. Mass
at 7:30pm. Celebrant: Fr. Pat
Priest on Duty Monday - Friday: 7:30am & 10:00am.
Carey. Exposition of the most Holy
057 8621364 Friday (First Friday): Blessed Sacrament. Chaplet of
7:30am, 10:00am & 7:30pm. Divine Mercy followed by Blessing
CONFESSIONS The Heath: 8:00pm with Relic of St. Faustina.
After 10am and 7.30pm Ratheniska: 8:00pm
Masses on Saturdays. ALL WELCOME.
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in the Parish Church at 10:00am Mass.
PORTLAOISE PARISH COMMUNITY LOTTO
RESULTS FOR DRAW HELD ON
THURSDAY 25th JUNE 2009 Time Group Tel No
NUMBERS DRAWN Monday 29th June
15 22 23 30 09.30 – 16.30 Laois Support against Domestic Violence
No Jackpot Winner 09.30 – 15.30 Wheelchair Association
09.00 – 17.00 F.A.S.
7 Match 3s won €143 each 09.00 – 16.30 Portlaoise Employment Group
10.00 – 13.00 Accord 057-8661581
Next Week’s Jackpot €20,000 17.30 – 1830 Counselling
WINNER PROMOTER 18.30 – 21.00 Hatha Yoga
19.00 – 22.00 Laois County Childcare
Sarah Bolton Frank Cullen 20.00 – 22.00 Lalor Clan
Noel Walsh Maureen Lynch 20.30 – 21.30 Prison Officers Social Club
Ellen McEvoy Lil Gleeson Tuesday 30th June
Damien Grogan Ricky Lawless 09.00 – 16.30 Celebrating Older People Workshop
Sean Moran A. Moran 09.00 – 13.00 Vision Training
09.30 – 16.30 Laois Support against Domestic Violence
Robert Kuzniewski Philip Fagan 09.30 – 17.00 Wheelchair Association
Francis Carroll Betty Lynch 10.00 – 13.00 Accord 057-8661581
16.00 – 20.00 Counselling
19.00 – 22.00 Laois County Childcare
19.30 – 22.00 Kenpo Karate
20.00 – 22.00 Lourdes Committee
There was a church where the preacher and Wednesday 1st July
the song leader were not getting along. This 09.00 – 17.00 F.A.S.
began to spill over into the worship service. 09.30 – 16.30 Laois Support against Domestic Violence
One week the preacher preached on 09.30 – 14.00 Weightwatchers
commitment, and how we should dedicate 09.30 – 15.00 Teacher Training Centre
ourselves to service. The song leader then led 10.00 – 13.00 Accord 057-8661581
16.00 – 20.00 Counselling
the song, “I Shall Not Be Moved.” The next 17.30 – 20.00 Counselling
Sunday, the preacher preached on giving and how we should 18.00 – 20.00 Pilates 086-1779897
gladly give to the work of the Lord. The song leader then led 19.00 – 22.00 Laois County Childcare
the song, “Jesus Paid It All.” The next Sunday, the preacher 20.00 – 22.00 Jim Yorke Prayer Group
preached on gossiping and how we should watch our tongues. 20.00 – 21.30 Legion of Mary
The song leader then led the song, “I Love To Tell The Story.” Thursday 2nd July
The preacher became very disgusted over the situation, and the 09.00 – 16.30 Laois Support against Domestic Violence
next Sunday he told the congregation he was considering 09.30 – 17.00 Irish Wheelchair Association
09.30 – 15.00 Teacher Training Centre
resigning. The song leader then led the song, “Oh, Why Not 10.00 – 13.00 Accord 057-8661581
Tonight.” As it came to pass, the preacher resigned and the 10.00 – 14.00 Parentcraft
next week informed the church that it was Jesus that led him 11.30 – 12.30 Laois Retired Teachers Association
there and it was Jesus that was taking him away. The song 18.30 – 19.30 Easi Slim 087-7971903
leader then led the song, “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.”. 19.30 – 21.30 Kenpo Karate
Friday 3rd July
09.30 – 16.30 Laois Support against Domestic Violence
09.30 – 15.00 Teacher Training Centre
10.00 – 13.00 Accord 057-8661581
17.30 – 20.30 Gabriel Lynam
Saturday 4th July
09.00 – 17.00 Closed
Sunday 5th July
10.30 – 13.00 Karate
Dance and Music Workshops with dance tutor
Aisling Walsh and musician John Davidson will
take place in the Parochial Hall, Portlaoise on the
week of 6th to 10th July for children between the age
of 8 and 12. Including a mix of modern and
traditional dance and music the course is sure to be
lots of fun for all. The fee is €30. Full details and
application forms are available from the Arts
Office, Laois County Council, or they can be
downloaded from the website www.laois.ie.
Kellyville Centre, (057) 8621044 Opening Hours
All you need under the one roof at Mulhalls. Closed.
● Large Selection of Wines - Beers - Spirits ● Fresh Fruit & Tuesday:
Veg and Home Baking ● Newspapers ● One Hour Photo. 10am - 5pm.
10am - 7.30pm.
10am - 7.30pm.
OFFERS start 14th june Until Friday:
10am - 5pm.
28th june!!! Saturday:
● Mulhalls Fresh Irish Full Leg of 10am - 4pm
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● Soft Touch Toilet Roll Only €3.99. will be prayed
● Persil Liquid Bio/Non Bio/Colour Only €3.99. at the Grotto
● Nestle Shredded Wheat 500g Buy 1 Get 1 Free. following evening
● Brennans 1/2 Pan White / Toast / Wholegrain / Mass on 3rd July
Wholemeal 2 For €2.00. for the
● Londis 2ltr Milk Only €1.49. First Friday.
● Donegal Catch Chunky Cod Only €3.00.
● Iceberg Lettuce Only €0.99c. Sincere Thanks
● Brandy Complete Original / Chicken Rice 2.5KgScoil Mhuire
Only €2.87. Parents Council
Mon - Sat 7:30am - 9:00pm and Sun 8:00am - 7:00pm would like to
thank everyone for
Dunnes Stores on
19th / 20th June.
A special thanks
to all volunteers.
3 Day Pilgrimage
to Lough Derg on
10th, 11th and
Bus Fare includes
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(057) 8621291 /
086 - 3344722.
WE’RE NOT GOING TO USE ANY CLEVER
EXPRESSIONS LIKE “RECESSION BUSTER” OR
“SUPER SAVINGS” THIS WEEK. INSTEAD WE’RE
GOING TO LET OUR SPECIALS DO THE TALKING.
CALINA 3 + 2 BLACK LEATHER SUITE
WAS €990.00, NOW €649.00.
CAMDEN 5FT BED, 2 LOCKERS & WARDROBE SET
WAS €1,315.00, NOW €915.00.
CASHEL LEATHER SUITE WITH RECLING
ARMCHAIRS, WAS €2,095.00, NOW €1,499.00.
CONRAD COFFEE TABLE, WAS €365.00, NOW €250.00.
CONRAD TABLE & 6 LEATHER CHAIRS WAS €1,495, NOW €800.00.
CUBA TABLE & 4 RENO CHAIRS WAS €679, NOW €499.00.
FLORENCE LEATHER END TABLE WITH STORAGE WAS €180, NOW €120.00.
FLORENCE LEATHER COFFEE TABLE WITH STORAGE WAS €220, NOW €150.00.
SET OF 8 HANSON LEATHER DINING CHAIRS WAS €1,400 NOW €899.00.
ICANO PLASMA TV CABINET WAS €660, NOW €480.00.
IRISH COAST BUFFET & HUTCH WAS €999, NOW €749.00.
IRISH COAST 6FT TO 8FT EXTENSION TABLE WAS €1,199, NOW €899.00.
JAMAICA 8FT X 5FT PINE TABLE WITH 12 CHAIRS WAS €2,540, NOW €1,399.
JAMAICA 5FT SQUARE TABLE & 6 CHAIRS WAS €1,200, NOW €850.00.
JAVA LEATHER & FABRIC CORNER SUITE WAS €2,650, NOW €1,999.
LEAH ARMCHAIR WAS €380, NOW €200.00.
MELBOURNE 4FT6 BED, 2 LOCKERS & 5DWR CHEST WITH MIRROR, PLUS SYM
DELUXE MATTRESS WAS €1,535, NOW €1,099.
MONTANA PINE 5FT BED, 2 LOCKERS, CHEST, MIRROR & WARDROBE
WAS €1,490, NOW €1,090.
PRINCE 3+2 LAURA ASHLEY SUITE WAS €2,800, NOW €1,399.
ROSAL GLASS TABLE & 6 CHAIRS WAS €865, NOW €550.00.
SEVILLE 3+2 SUITE IN BLACK / BROWN LEATHERETTE WAS €900, NOW €599.00.
VANCOUVER 5FT ROUND OAK TABLE & 6 GUINNESS CHAIRS
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OR PHONE (057) 8660558.
Clubhouse is available for Parties,
Contact: Martina @ 087-9027658
COLLINS FURNITURE REMOVALS
Now Open Monday’s.
Late Nights Thursday and Friday.
Recession Specials on Mondays & Tuesdays.
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New to our Team:
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Iron Filters, Ultra Violet Filters
(For Bacteria Control)
Complete Home & Industrial
Water Treatment Systems
Sales & Service
Local Authority Grants available to bring
individual private well supplies up to E.U.
Standards providing dwelling is at least 7 yrs old.
( Not available to people on mains water supplies)
Dromadoon, Mountrath Rd, Portlaoise
Tel: (057) 8622400 / 8662525
Altar Servers Tour on Tuesday 16th June 2009
Glendalough, The Dome Carlow and McDonalds
Server Trip to Glendalough - June 2009
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9:30am - 2:30pm Monday - Friday - 1 week.
● Planting ● Decking
Qualified Music Teachers, Choreographers
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● Tree & Stump Removal
13th - 17th July ‘09
Book today at www.starcamp.ie or phone
021 - 4287490 for details.
Call John - 086 1017185
PORTLAOISE GAA CLUB ARE
PLEASED TO ADVISE THAT
SUNDAY MORNING TRAINING
FOR FIVE AND SIX YEAR
OLD BOYS AND GIRLS
SUNDAY 28TH JUNE
HURLING / CAMOGIE, FOOTBALL / LADIES FOOTBALL,
TRAINING AND GAMES EVERY SUNDAY MORNING. ALL ARE
WELCOME. BRING A HURLEY & A HELMET IF YOU HAVE ONE
BUT DON’T WORRY IF YOU DON’T - WE WILL SUPPLY THEM
FOR YOU! FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT
PAT CRITCHLEY ON 086 - 1070198
Portlaoise GAA Club are holding their 2009 Summer
Camp over 4 days from Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th
July. With fully qualified Coaches providing expert
tuition and experienced supervision, every child will
enjoy an action packed week of Football / Ladies
Football and Hurling / Camogie and Games as well as
many other fun activities & competitions. Everyone
Welcome, Fáilte Roimh Gach Duine, Kazdy Mile
Age Groups: 5 & 6, 7 - 10 and 11 - 12 Boys & Girls.
To ensure balanced groups, both in Boys / Girls and
the various Age Groups, places are limited so PLEASE
REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to avoid disappointment!
The cost per child aged 7 & over is €50 for the 4
days, a second child from the same family €40 and €30
each child thereafter. Children aged 5 & 6 cost €20.
Contact Peter O’ Neill, Secretary
Portlaoise GAA Club, Fr. Browne Avenue,
Portlaoise, Laois. Email:
email@example.com / Call: 087 - 9342357
Phone: All Types of Fencing Including:
087 - 2907609 ♦ Post and Rail
085 - 1547248 ♦ Farm Fencing
(057) 8627201 ♦ Sites
Would you like to do something for Accord Marriage & Relationship
Our Lady? Join the Legion of Mary. Counselling, Parish Centre, Portlaoise:
Weekly meetings in the Prayer Room Offers Marriage and Relationship
every Wednesday at 8pm. Works include Counselling in a Safe, Professional &
home to home visitation, hospital Confidential way, facilitating Couples
visitation, sale of Catholic papers, any and Individuals to Explore, Reflect, and
other contact - work to spread the faith. Resolve difficulties in their Marriages
50+ Active Age Group: and Relationships. For Appointment,
For further details contact the Prayer Programme for July & August ’09 Contact: (057) 8661581.
Room on any Wednesday night at Wed. 15th July: A Trip to the Slieve AWARE: Need help for Depression?
8:00pm or phone 086 - 1513515. Blooms with a Picnic and Music Weekly Aware Meetings are held in the
The Sue Ryder Shop always welcome Session in the Poet’s Cottage. Bus Parish Centre, St Peter & Paul’s Church,
donations of ladies & gents good quality leaves the Parish Centre at 2:00pm. Portlaoise on Monday’s at 8pm.
clothing, shoes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, Wed. 19th August: We travel to Contact: (059) 8625898.
gift sets, household appliances, unwanted Dublin for a Boat Trip on the River Laois Support Services against
presents, curtains, bed linen, blankets, Domestic Abuse: Office based in
Liffey and a visit to Dalkey Castle. Bus
furniture etc. Queries to Marguerite @ Parish Centre. Confidential Helpline No:
leaves the Parish Centre at 9am sharp. Office: 057 - 8671100 / 086-2686807.
Some seats are still available on our Op Hrs: Monday - Friday from
Alateen: If you are a teenager and your
Trip to Devon and Cornwall from 9.30am - 4:00pm.
Mum or Dad has a drinking problem, you
27th September to 4th October, Amen: Support Service for Male
can see what it’s doing to them. But can
details available from (057) 8621754 or Victims of Domestic Abuse. Weekly
you see what it’s doing to you? For
at our meetings in the Parish Support Group Meetings – Tuesday
Information on your local meeting, Night 8pm - 10pm. Contact 046-9023718
Contact: Jacinta on 087 - 2929315 or Centre on the Wednesdays from
3pm - 5pm prior to the 24th June. for information.
(057) 8663013. Al - Anon Meeting: Tuesday Night
S.O.S., S.O.S, S.O.S,: “Share our Story”, Parents Together: Parent & Toddler
@ 8pm in Mount St Anne’s to help
Can we Help You? Parents supporting Group takes place every Wednesday in people affected by alcoholism.
Parents, why: to provide support for the Methodist Church, Railway St., All Welcome to Attend.
parents whose children have been Portlaoise. Free of Charge!! Contact: Counselling Service:
diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Lisa on 085 - 7620874. Strictly confidential - low self esteem,
Dyspraxia and other related challenging Laois Talking Newspaper is a free anxiety, emotional distress, loss /
behaviours. Contact: 086-2037713. 90-minute audio c assett e tape bereavement. Contact Edel on
Pro-Bono Life Coach Available: recording of local news, features, 086 - 1241297.
Free 1 hour sessions. Discover through entertainment and sports produced La Leche League Monthly Meeting
Communication the life you can have every week. With readings from The takes place in the Parish Centre at
10:00am on the 1st Tuesday of every
and what process to take to get that life. Leinster Express and The Nationalist,
month. All are Welcome to attend.
Contact: Anthony Collins on the Talking Newspaper is free to Gorta, 5 Kelton House, Portlaoise:
087 - 2473808. anyone with a disability or infirmity Donations of the following items would
Cheque Presentation: Inspired by the which prevents them from reading the be greatly appreciated: Ladies, Mens and
illness of Josephine Thompson who has printed word. Opening Hours: Children’s Clothing, Books, Curtains
had cervical and breast cancer in the past Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Bed Linen, Shoes, Ornaments, Gift Sets
11 months, her friend Margaret McFall Contact us through Portlaoise Support and small Furniture. All items must be
got a team together to open up the Group, Old Parochial House, Dublin clean and in good condition. Open
“Josephine Thompson Fund” and do a Road, Portlaoise or call Suzanne on Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Contact Liz
sponsored Hair Removing Event and (057) 8661754 or you can e-mail: (057) 8622966.
Slave Auction which took place in Clois- Shine: Forme rl y Schizophrenia
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ireland. Supporting people affected by
ters on 29th May. Following a very suc- Cura: A voluntary Organisation which
cessful night there will be a Cheque mental ill health, 10 Patrick St.
offers support and help to those who are Tullamore, Offaly, (057) 9323111 /
Presentation in the Heritage Hotel at faced with a crisis pregnancy. There are Information Helpline - 1890 621 631.
8:30pm on Saturday 27th June. All are 16 Centres around the country. Contact Grow Community Mental Health
welcome to attend. Please return all 1850 - 622626 for your nearest . Support Group meets every Wed. at
sponsorship cards as soon as possible to 7:30pm in the Community Mental Health
Céilí: every Monday night in the
enable us to calculate the final amount Centre, Bridge St. Portlaoise. If you are
community centre Ballyfin at 8:30pm.
raised. Sincere thanks to all! suffering from Depression, Shyness,
Music by Danny Webster. All are
Soccer Coach Required for a newly Anxiety, Panic Attacks, then why not
welcome to come along and enjoy great
established male adult team in come along. Contact: John at
music, friendship and gentle exercise. 086 - 8033126. The “Grow Conference
Portlaoise. Contact: Fr. Peter c/o Gerard
on 087 - 2476315. Dance and smile your way through Promoting Positive Mental Health in
Polish Au Pair working in Portlaoise the recession for €8. For further Young Adults” will be held in the
Area would like to meet with other details, contact: Maureen Culleton on Tullamore Court Hotel on Wednesday
Polish Au Pairs, Contact: 087-2493722. (057) 8755249. 24th June. Contact: (057) 9351124.
Laois Childminding Initiative Teddy Laois County Childcare Committee
Stammering Support – Midlands
Bear’s Picnic with events for Free Pre-school Year (ECCE scheme):
Self-help Group for Adults Childcare Services / Potential Services
who stammer, meets 1st Thursday Childminders / Potential Childminders
wishing to participate in the free
of every month in the Bridge and Children on Wednesday 1st July in
pre-school year must submit their
House Hotel, Tullamore at 8pm. Emo Court. For booking information completed application forms to L.C.C.C.
All are very welcome to attend. Irish please contact Fiona McHugh on before Tuesday 7th July. For further
Stammering Association, 01-8724405, (057) 9370630 or Laois County information or an application form please
www.stammeringireland.ie. Childcare Committee on (057) 8661029 contact L.C.CC. on (057) 8661029.
For Sale: E.B.T. (Employer Based Training)
Brown Stanley Programme Portlaoise: Are you
Cooker, Immaculate unemployed due to Accident, Illness or
Hy p n o s i s . T i me f o r C h a n g e ? Condition, Disability? Are you in receipt of
Stop Smoking easily ( with no weight Contact: Disability Allowance, Illness Benefit /
gain), Weight loss, Phobia Control, Invalidity Pension? Are you interested in
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Control, Medical Hypnosis, Contact For Sale: Good Quality Turf. Contact: entitled to FAS funded training and
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Kilminchy, Portlaoise, 087-6985816. For Sale: Proform 360 Treadmill, information on this programme please
Your Hats Desire: Forest Park unwanted gift, has power incline, digital contact: Peter McDermott, National
Portlaoise. Contact Anne-Marie for an speed, pulse monitor, calorie counter, Learning Network, Dublin Rd,
Appointment on 087 - 9734566 or shows time & distance etc. easy to use, Portlaoise on (057) 8621263 or e-mail:
e-mail email@example.com. space saver, €500. Contact: 086-8875599. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Selection of Hats, Feathers and Head 2010, Alloy Wheels, Remote Locking, funded by the Government which offers
Pieces. women aged 50-64 years a free breast
Spotless Condition, Lady Owner, €2,000 x-ray (mammogram) every 2 years.
Gardener Available: Lawns Cut, o.n.o., Contact: 087 - 2717485.
From mid July until the end of 2009,
Flowers sown, all aspects of Gardening For Sale: ‘06 Ford Galaxy, €15,950,
Breast Check will be inviting women
catered for. Contact Michael on Lawnmower €50, Fridge Freezer €70,
living in Co. Laois for their free
089 - 4118291. Trailer, Turf and Fire Wood, Contact: mammograms. Breast Check urges all
Science Grinds Available for Junior 087 - 2847923.
invited women to make time to attend
and Leaving Certificate. Contact:
House to Rent: 3-Bed House to rent in their appointment. A Breast Check x-ray
087 - 7992397. is a simple procedure that takes
Sean Doyle Light Engineering - Rossvale Portlaoise, recently decorated,
approximately half an hour. The aim of
Granstown, Ballacolla, Laois. €600 per month, social security accepted. Breast Check is to reduce deaths from
Tel: 8734089 / 087 - 2068972: Contact: 087 - 9709881. breast cancer by finding and treating the
Clothes Line Poles, Bicycle Stands, Abbeyleix Tennis Club Notes: disease at an early stage. If you are a
Sock Racks, Strong Steel Rotary Juveniles Saturday Morning Tennis has woman aged 50-64 years living in
Clotheslines, Winders & Pulleys for now commenced for all Primary School Co. Laois, you will be sent a letter in the
old lines etc. Children. Times are as follows: 10am - coming months inviting you for your
11am First and Second Class students, Breast Check appointment on a
Calling all Golfers!! Portlaoise Musical 10:30am - 11:30am Third and Fourth particular date and time. If the date or
Society are holding a Golf Classic at the Class Students, 11:30am - 1pm Fifth and time doesn’t suit it can be changed by
Heath Golf Club on Friday 3rd July ‘09. Sixth Class Students. New members calling the number on the letter.
Teams of 4 €120 (Open to All). welcome, please call Saturday Morning To make sure you receive your
Buffet Lunch included in entry fee. between 10:00am - 1:00pm. Shreddies appointment letter, check you are on the
Complimentary water and fruit and Parks Tennis Summer Camp for 6 - 17 Breast Check register by calling
year olds will take place from the Free phone 1800-45-45-55 or by
evening entertainment. To book
13th - 17th July and the cost is €25 per checking online at www.breastcheck.ie.
Tee Times, please contact Alex on
child with discounts for additional Women from Co. Laois will be invited
086 - 3844376. For all other to the Breast Check Mobile unit in the
children in the same family. Application
queries, please contact Sharon on forms are available in the clubhouse or new location of the Cuisle Centre, Block
0861696793 / Michael on 057-8662246. through Laois County Council Sports Road, Portlaoise for their mammograms.
Portlaoise I.C.A. held its last meeting Section. This camp is open to non Ardara Hillwalking: For all walks
before its summer break on June 17th in members. Junior Tennis for Secondary wear waterproof hillwalking footwear.
O' Loughlin's Hotel, We welcomed two School Children is now taking place on New members welcome. The variety of
new members. We had a very good Friday nights from 7:30pm. Centenary July Walks: Sunday 5th. 'B' grade
demonstration on Chinese Herbal Year: Abbeyleix Tennis Club are (6mls / 4hrs) " Two Rivers walk".
Medicine and Acupuncture given by celebrating the Centenary Year of the Meeting at Clonaslee Community
Dr. Isabella Fan and partner. Crochet Club with celebrations to be held over the Centre at 1.30pm. For details, contact
John on 086 - 2405187. Sunday 19th
Classes are still being held on the August Bank Holiday, details will be
'A' grade (10mls / 6Hrs) "Pot Luck".
Timahoe Road opposite K.W.S every available closer to the event. Old Rackets: Meeting in Glenbarrow car park at noon.
Wednesday night taught by Mrs. Mary If anyone has any old rackets they are no Contact Paul on 087 - 2545805. Sunday
McWey, new members welcome. The longer using the club would appreciate 26th. 'B' grade (13mls / 6hrs) Victory
next I.C.A meeting will be held on them, they can be dropped in on Lock / Shannon walk. Bus from
September 16th. Saturday Mornings between 11:00am - Cadamstown at 11am. Also on Sunday
FETAC Level 5 Special Needs: 1:00pm. Dickie McDonald Perpetual 26th 'C' grade walk, for details contact
Cup: This competition is open to adults Eddie on 087 - 9240652. Visit the
Health Care and Child Care
and will run on Sunday 19th July 2009 website, www.ardarahillwalking.com for
P ro g r a m m e s b o o k i n g n o w f o r
from 1:30 pm. It is a competition and you the 2009 calendar of walks.
September. Also a range of other
can pick your partner. Entry fee is €25 for Retreat at Mount St. Anne’s Wed. 1st
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July - Tuesday 7th July: Christian
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redundant. Call Vision Training on cost is €55 per child and application forms D’Souza fsc. Cost: €420. Contact:
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Portlaoise Parish - Sunday 21st June Richard Duff, John Kelly, Jennifer
Maher, John Meehan, Beladd;
Offertory Collection €3,158.00
Development Collection €4,187.00
Kathleen Scully & Maura O’Brien.
Our thanks and appreciation to all who Phil McCormack, Frank O’Reilly &
Pride of Place Pauline O’Sullivan.
subscribe so generously to the Parish.
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2008 Breda O’Farrell, Anna Rochford,
Manager Failte Mary Ruddy, Ann Fitzsimons &
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Monday to Friday Ciaran Michael Hogan, Rockview Drive
Kathleen Whelan & Kathleen Flynn.
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