Hospice volunteers Mayo/Roscommon Hospice is looking for Volunteers to sell Sunflowers on National Sunflower Days 13th and 14th June in a locality of your choice. Contact the Hospice Office on (094) 93 88666. Programme assistants Programme assistants are required for Roscommon Town and Athlone Area to work with people with intellectual disabilities. FÁS criteria applies. For further information, contact Mary on (090) 66 28500. Church gate thanks Thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Childplay church gate collection. A total of €1,463.69 was raised. Also a special word of thanks to all who helped. Swimming Club Roscommon Swimming Club is in need of the support of the Community. Over the weekend of 13th and 14th June, Coman’s Club is hosting a sponsored swim to raise much-needed funds. The club is essentially a community-run organisation for the children of Roscommon and its environs, so please support the children who are looking for sponsorship for this upcoming event. Apostolic work Apostolic Work is celebrating 85 years. Their objectives are to share in the missionary apostolate of the Church by prayer and by supplying material and financial needs in those areas where the Church is not fully established. Thank you for your support in the past. Your donation makes a difference. Exam prayer Lord, help me in my studies. Don’t let me waste time and energy with senseless worry. Help me to concentrate and keep me confident when memory is slow to recall what I need. Calm me and make me content to leave myself in your care. May my results be as You will them and my future be according to Your plan. Help me, guide me and bless my work. I ask this through my forever friend, Christ the Lord. Amen. Recent deaths Sincere sympathy is offered to the family of Sean Moriarty, who died in Cardiff, brother of Brendan Moriarty, Ardsallaghbeg. PTAA Rosary and heroic offering will be said during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday 6th June (7.30 – 8 pm). Applications for membership of the Pioneer Association will be taken after Mass in St. Coman’s Club followed by Pioneer Council Meeting. First Friday Friday 6th June is the First Friday of the month. Masses will be celebrated at 8 am and 8 pm on that day at the Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon. Confessions will be heard at 7.30 pm before evening Mass. First Saturday on June 7th. Devotions to our Lady of Fatima will commence in the Church at 10 am before morning Mass. All are welcome. Psychology course Vita House is now taking applications for next Autumn’s Certificate in Psychology course run in conjunction with NUI Maynooth. Closing date for applications 27th June 2008. For more information or an application form please phone Vita House at (090) 66 25898 or call in. Exams Everybody doing exams is asked to place their names in the box in the Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart Church and a candle will be lit for each of them on the day the exams begin. Tidy Towns thanks Roscommon Tidy Town’s Committee wish to express their sincere thanks for your generous contribution at their recent Church gate collection. Amount raised was €1,548.52. Heartfelt thanks to all volunteers who helped out. ‘Think Tidy’ stickers available from Committee members. Flag day thanks Organisers of the recent flag day collection on behalf of Roscommon Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank all those who supported their recent collection and to mention the collectors and their parents. The wheelchair holiday this year is to Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. The Association will bring 20 wheelchair bound people from Co. Roscommon for one week’s holiday. Many thanks. Spanish students Would you or your family be interested in having a Spanish boy or girl, aged 12 or 13 stay in your home from the 2nd to the 30th July. Friendly families with or without children of similar age are being sought. The family would be expected to introduce the Spanish students to Irish children and to communicate well with them. €670 is paid for the four week stay. The children are in school from 9.30 am to 4 pm each day. Saturdays they are on tour and would spend Sunday with the Irish family. If interested, please phone Colette Walsh at (087) 941 9416 as soon as possible.