CHURCH ACTIVITIES Daily Mass on Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Please note that there will be no daily masses the week after Christmas. Confessions this evening, Wednesday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
Adoration has now concluded for the year and will not resume again until January 10. Christmas Eve Mass will be offered up in Crossabeg church at 11 p.m. and Mass on Christmas Day will be at 11.15 a.m.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot and one match three winner; John Doyle, Ballylucas. The numbers drawn were 5, 17, 21, and 27. This week's jackpot is €12,400. Club development fundraising tickets are now on sale,and you could win €2,000 for as little as 1 cent,so please give your support. Due to bad weather the draw has been postponed until February 27, 2011.
Please reserve the following dates in your diaries. The Annual General Meeting of the Adult section of the club will take place on Friday, January 7, with the Coiste Na Nog AGM taking place during the following week. The Underage year end presentation has been rescheduled for Sunday January 9, 2011. Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club wishes a happy and peaceful Christmas to all members, supporters and friends.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn ladies football club would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year. Please keep this date in your diaries. The Ladies and Mens GAA club are holding a joint Dinner Dance on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel and tickets will be on sale in early January.
Niamh McDonald, Killeen, Crossabeg, put Crossabeg and Wexford on the map over the past 13 weeks or so as we watched weekly to see her progress through the Apprenctice` show.
Youngest daughter of Albert and Angela McDonald, she very capably and quietly came through the earlier rounds and then started to really shine in the latter stages of the competition, showing her competancy and capabilities for one so young.
We were all disappointed to see her pipped at the post and finishing up as runner-up, but we congratulate her on her fine performance and she can rest assured that she has a confident and bright future ahead of her.
Crossabeg's 55+club have closed for the Christmas holidays and will resume once more in 2011 on Tuesday, January 11. The club wishes all their friends and members a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Dont forget that Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre committee are running a treasure hunt on the Monday after Christmas. This promises to be a day of fun with lots of exercise (which you will need after over doing it at Christmas) and is open to everyone. Check in is at the community field where you will get your card with the clues. Entry is free for teams of 2-3 or 4 persons. A donation box will be available.
The hunt begins and finishes at Foleys. The route is Foleys to Crory crossroads, then turn left via Crory lane to Garrycleary. All the time you must work out the answers using the clues provided. Proceed towards the church and school and finish at Foleys. The time allowed is two hours. The hunt will start at 1.30 p.m.
In the event of a draw, the fastest finishers will count. Competitors can walk or drive around the course. So do come out and exercise and enjoy some fun at the same time.
At this very busy time of year, we need to stop for a while and remember our friends and neighbours who may be living on their own, in hospital or indeed back home recuperating from operations etc. To all from the parish who are ill at the moment, we wish them a speedy recovery back to full health. Dont forget to look in on your neighbours over the holidays and take the time out to stop for a chat. It could make all the difference to somones life.
A huge thank you to all clubs and organisations who have sent in items for the Crossabeg notes during the past year. Thanks to all the readers of the column and wishing all parishioners a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Looking forward to working on your behalf once again in 2011. Continue to forward items to Anne at email@example.com or phone to 086-1980775.