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Sunday 20 October 2019

BLACKWATER

MACRA CLUB

The Bowling night is taking place this Friday 21st October at 8.30pm in Leisure Max, Wexford. Anyone interested in joining are welcome to attend to what should be a vibrant and fun night. ANNUAL RETREAT

The date for this year's annual day retreat for men and women is Saturday 5th November in St John of God Retreat Centre in Ballyvaloo, Blackwater commencing 10am - 6pm. Spiritual talks, quiet time for prayer - meditation, Spiritual direction by Jesuit Fathers priests available all day.

Suggested offering €40 includes morning coffee, dinner and evening tea. Anyone wishing to attend contact Frances O'Connor 053 9130215/087 9901062 or Gerry Bartley on 087 6184694. AFTERNOON OF PRAYER

Fr Michael Byrne CC and Diocesan Spiritual Director welcomed the attendance and Mrs Mary Curran who conducted the afternoon at St John of God retreat centre in Ballyvaloo on Sunday 9th October with Fr Noel Hartley and Frs Bernard & Paddy Cushen who assisted with the sacrament of reconciliation.

The afternoon concluded with the celebration of mass by Fr Byrne and members of the congregation assisted with the readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory procession and as a Eucharistic minister with Mary Curran leading in the congregational singing and she also assisted on the organ.

Fr Byrne expressed many words of individual thanks to the attendance of the assisting clergy. The sisters and staff of the retreat centre for their co-operation and their hospitality. The Diocesan pioneer council those who assisted with the liturgy of the mass and of course he had a very special word for Mary Curran and wished everyone a safe journey home. The afternoon was organised by the Diocesan pioneer members. COLÁISTE AN ÁTHA

6th class pupils and their Parents and Guardians are invited to the annual Open Night being held in the College on Tuesday, 25th October from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. All are very welcome to come and view our excellent facilities and to meet with our teachers on the night. Further information available at www.colaisteanatha.ie or please contact the college at 053 9130169.

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