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Thursday 14 December 2017

OULART

FIRST FRIDAY

Friday next, 1st October, is the first Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated at 9am and the visitation of invalids and housebound will follow as usual.

KNITTING GROUP

The Oulart Knitting Group has re-commenced their weekly meetings, on Monday nights, in the Legion of Mary Hall. This year the range of activities is extended to include, due to popular demand, tapestry and embroidery along with knitting, crochet and Jiffy Lace.

The cost each night is a mere €2to cover the cost of lighting and heating. All are welcome to come and join the group, to learn new skills, to pass on tips and to exchange ideas in a relaxed setting.

ENGAGEMENT

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Esther Dempsey, The Folly and Chris McGrath, Castlebridge, who celebrated their engagement recently.

BAG PACKING

Many thanks to all the people who helped with the recent bag-packing, at Super Valu, Enniscorthy, on the first weekend of September. The event raised more than 2000 euro towards the new windows in St. Patrick's Church.

PANTO AUDITIONS

Boys and girls who would like to play one of the dwarfs in the Oulart Pantomine "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" are invited to audition for a part on Tuesday 5th October between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Youngsters interested in being one of the dwarfs must not be more than four foot tall.

COFFEE MORNING

A very successful Coffee Morning was held at Ire-Wel Pallets Ltd., Wells, on 16th September. All who attended donated very generously with the result that the amazing total of €1010 was raised for Hospice Homecare. The proceeds have already been handed over to the very worthy cause. Ire-Wel Ltd. would like to thank everyone who helped make the fund-raiser such a tremendous success. Special thanks to those who helped on the morning and to those who sponsored food and raffle prizes. The prizewinners were Ger Furlong, Stasia Gahan, Michael Lacey, Chris Hatton and Josie Murphy.

MINISTERS

The Readers for the first weekend in October (2nd/3rd) are Eileen McGrath, Angela Lawless and Linda Masterson. The Ministers of the Word for the following weekend, 9th/10th October are Pauline Rice, Kathryn O' Dowd and Marie Prendergast. The new rota of readers will be available from the sacristy at the weekend.

I.C.A. GUILD

Oulart I.C.A. resumed their monthly activities on September 16th in Cooney's Lounge. Guild President, Mrs. Anne O' Connor welcomed the attendance, extended sympathy to those who had suffered recent bereavements, sent get-well wishes to the sick of the locality and congratulated Wexford senior camogie team and the local players on their great All-Ireland victory.

A large volume of correspondence was dealt with by guild Secretary, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald. A number of members plan to travel to the I.C.A. Day and Fancy Dress at Punchestown Races on Wednesday 27th October. A Mini-Fashion Show was then held with three guild members-Mrs. Anne O' Connor, Mrs. Breda Butler and Mrs. Ellen McCullion-modelling some beautiful outfits from Helen D'Eathe's range of fashion garments to suit all ages and all sizes up to size 26.

A number of non-members attended the fashion show and were very impressed with the garments on show. Helen D'Eathe announced that her shop is now open adjacent to her home in Enniscorthy and appointments can be made for day or evening time. (087-2241726). Mrs. Mary Sutton was the hostess who served a lovely tea and the raffle was won by Mrs. Sally Doran. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 14th October. New and former members are always welcome.

MOTOR CYCLE RIDE-OUT

Attention all motorcyclists! Sponsored motor cycle ride-out in aid of St Gabriel's Paediatric Ward, Wexford Hosptial on Sunday 24th.October. Registration is from 9am. Depart at 10am for 120ml around Co Wexford. Valid insurance must be produced.

For queries and sponsorship cards contact Mick Rice on 086 817 3845. This is the 8th year of the event and to date over €111,500 has been raised.

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