Wonder of writing A course entitled ‘The Wonder of Writing’ takes place Thursday, 13th March at 7.30 pm at Vita House, Abbey Street, Roscommon. This enjoyable, relaxing course is a place where you can learn simple ways to tune into the art of writing as a tool for self-discovery, healing or develop this as a wonderful pastime. Lisnamult thanks Lisnamult Tenants’ and Residents’ Association wish to thank all who support their monthly draw. There are still some tickets available at €20 per year from any committee member. Night vigil A night vigil takes place in Clonmacnois on Friday, 14th March, commencing 11 pm leading to all night adoration. Finish 4 am. Enquiries to Helen at (086) 1678027. Recent deaths Sympathy is extended to the family of Michael Kelly, Jubilee Close and also Mrs. Brigid Clayton, Athleague, sister of Peggy Farrell, Árd na Greine. Acies ceremony The annual Acies Ceremony for Legion of Mary members will take place in the Sacred Heart Church on Sunday 16th March, Passion (Palm) Sunday at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Knock retreat A six-day ‘Silent Healing Retreat’ will take place at Knock Shrine from 6th to 12th April, presented by world-renowned preacher Fr. K. Bill, Vincentian Congregation in India and Africa. For more details call Ann (086) 6175162 or (074) 93 62902. All are welcome, laity, priests and religious. Tr-caire boxes Please return your Lenten Offerings supporting Trócaire as soon as possible. Mass of Chrism You are invited to celebrate the Mass of Chrism on Wednesday 19th March at 7.30 pm in Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Sligo. During the Mass Bishop Christopher Jones and Priests of the Diocese of Elphin will bless the oils used in the Sacraments and renew their commitment to Priestly Ministry. Light refreshments served afterwards. All are welcome to attend. St. Patrick’s Day This year the Catholic Church will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday 15th March, as Monday 17th is the start of Holy Week. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated on Friday 14th-Vigil Mass at 8 p.m., Saturday 15th-10:30 a.m. with evening Mass at 8 p.m. Happy heart thanks Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Happy Hearts church gate collection and to those who helped out. A total of €2,111.50 was raised. Thank you for your generosity. Bowling club Roscommon Special Olympics Bowling Club was launched recently and continues every Thursday at 8 pm at The Bowling Alley, Lanesboro Road. If you know anyone with a learning disability in your Community who may be interested in joining Special Olympics Ireland, please encourage them to join. Contact Jacqueline at (086) 172 1181 or Annette at (087) 766 1920. Computer classes Are you afraid to turn the computer on? Would you like to use internet and e-mail? Free classes available. Small group in a friendly, informal atmosphere on Tuesday 11th March at 10 a. at 15 Castle View (beside Citizens Information Office, Royal Hotel car park) Phone Briege (087) 989 2860 or just turn up. Tea day Alzheimer’s Tea Day is a lifeline for people with dementia and their families. Make this the ‘Biggest Brew’ ever by registering to host a party in your home or work place on Thursday 1st May. Call (01) 284 6616 or visit www.teaday.ie to make a difference. Musical moves As of Friday 7th March, Roscommon Music School has moved to Hawthorn Drive. All Friday lessons will be held at Hawthorn Drive. Students will be given exact directions and if in doubt ring 087 939 4427. Easter holidays run from Sunday 16th March to Monday 31st March. Limited spaces will be allocated during the Easter holidays to exam students, places limited so book early. Bookings are being taken for Kindermusik classes for ages 4-7 yrs. which will begin in mid-March, call 087 939 4427. MOVE MOVE (Men Overcoming Violence) is currently running a programme. For further information, contact Cyril at (090) 64 72174 or (086) 1721564. Foster families Roscommon Community Services are currently looking for families in Co. Roscommon who would like to share their home with foster child / children on a temporary or permanent basis. For more information, please contact Eva on (071) 96 62087 (office hours only). Pilates Bonnie’s new course of pilates and aerobics begins on Wednesday 19th March in CBS Roscommon. Pilates at 8 pm. Aerobics at 9 pm. Newcomers welcome. Please bring a mat. Ph: (087) 2238237.