Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir will be holding a cake sale on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March in the parish centre after 7.30pm, 9am and 12 noon Masses. A raffle will be held for valuable prizes. The Gospel choir will sing on Sunday, March 29, at 12 noon Mass.

Monasterevin Library;
The closing date for the Easter bunny art competition is April 4th. Entry forms are available from the library.

Monasterevin AFC Soccer Club;
Senior training every Wednesday and Friday at Togher road. All welcome. Ring John at 086 8377375 for further details. Lucky 15 winner John Kaye.

Lady runners and walkers;
Any ladies up for participating in the Women's Mini Marathon on Monday, June 1, and help raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland. For a sponsorship pack call 085 162 6084 or 059 863 4642 or email kildare@specialolympics.ie

Charity Walk;
Donncha 0’Dulaing the esteemed broadcaster comes to Monasterevin on Sunday, April 5, for an historic charity walk around the 15 bridges of the town, traditionally known as the Venice of Ireland. This is in aid of funds for a very needy family in Bosnia. Ms. Patricia Keane, director of Rebuild for Bosnia organised the services of the affable RTE broadcaster.

Parish Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help;
This held every Wednesday for Lent in the Parish Church ND has drawn large attendances from the parish and surrounding areas. Next week’s speaker will be RTE broadcaster, Micheal O Muricheartaigh.

Parish Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2009;
Please note change of dates, 28 September to 7 October (9 nights ) Travel is ex-Cork direct to Tel Aviv . Cost is €1,354, accommodation in twin rooms sharing on half-board basis, dinner and breakfast. Places still available, contact the Parish office 045 525346 as soon as possble.

Monasterevin Credit Union
The latest car draw will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 5.30pm in the office. Any member not already signed up for the draw, please contact 525838 for details.

Local Draws and Lottos

Monasterevin GFC weekly draw results;
€150 Breda Kelly, seller’s prize, N. Harrison, €50 M. McCabe, M. Colgan, G. Kelly.

Parish Lotto;
Numbers drawn on 16 March 09, 13, 17, 23. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 C. Quinn, C. Byrne. C. Byrne, E. O’Donoghue, J. Kaye. Jackpot now €2,200.

Ballykelly GFC & Community Council Development lotto draw.
Numbers 16 March 01, 12, 20, 24. Jackpot not won. €20 J. Weldon, L. Dowling, A. Nea, T. Byrne, S. O’Rourke. Jackpot now €2,600.