Town Notes

Recent deaths Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Ann Benn who died in New York, sister of Peggy Heneghan, The Walk; Dr. Maura Casey, Athlone Road; John Casey who died in England, formerly Galway Road; Sonny Kiernan who died in Australia, formerly of Lisnamult. Eucharistic adoration Permanent adorer required in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to cover 4 to 5 am on Saturday morning. If you think you can help, please phone Parish Office on (090) 66 26298. Thank you. Lawton concert Fr. Liam Lawton will present Concert in The Sacred Heart Church on Sunday 9th December at 8 p.m. Tickets (€25) will be on sale after the 10.30 am Mass this Sunday. Tickets also for sale from Eight til Late, Craft & Giftware Centre, Main Street, Roscommon, tel: (090) 66 25117 or from Parish Office during the week, tel: (090) 66 26298. First Friday Friday next 7th December is the first Friday of the month. Masses at 8 am and 8 pm. Confessions will be heard in the Church at 7.30 pm before Mass. Recent wedding Congratulations to Sinead Ryan and Stephen Quinn who were married recently in this Church. Holy day Saturday next 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a holy day of obligation with Masses at 8 pm (Vigil Friday) 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 12.15 pm. Evening Mass 8 pm (Vigil) for Sunday. Time out at Advent Time Out for Advent with Mary Lee – as the festive season approaches, take time out from the hype and reflect on the spiritual celebration of Christmas. You will find a place of peace, soul-nurture and harmony amidst the busyness of this stressful time for so many. Beginning Wednesday, 5th November at 11 am. Carol service A Christmas carol service will take place on Sunday 16th December at 7 pm. in the Church. It is an ideal way to reflect on the deeper meaning of Christmas unveiled in song, music, the prophetic word and prayer. It lasts one hour. SPCA thanks Roscommon SPCA would like to thank SuperValu, Roscommon for allowing the recent bag pack. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to all the volunteers who donated their time. The recent coffee morning held in the Tattie Hoaker was a great success. €150 was raised. Thanks to Maureen and Tara for all their hard work and sponsorship and to Orla Leyden who conducted the raffle also Sue Belton who donated the prize. The winner was Liz Cooney, Ballintubber. Thanks to all who supported this worthy cause. Visit the website on www.roscommonanimals.com Family night Roscommon Gaels family night takes place on Friday 7th December in Hyde Centre. Mass at 6.45 pm followed by presentation of medals to all young players. Beekeepers quiz Suck Valley Beekeepers’ Association is holding its annual table quiz in Glencastle Lounge, Glinsk on Friday night 7th December. Table of four €20. Lost car keys Car keys were lost in the vicinity of the church or church grounds on Thursday, November 22 nd . If found please hand in to Sacristy or Parish Office, Phone (090) 66 26298.  Found money A sum of money was found recently in Roscommon town. Ph: Margaret (090) 66 25809. Curves night You are invited to a special Pre Christmas Pampering Evening with ‘heygoodlooking’ Certified Skin Care Consultant Cathy Farrell on Thursday 6th December at 8 pm at Curves, Roscommon.  All proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Mote Park walk 10k Sponsored Walk for Irish Cancer Society will be held on Tuesday 1st January, 2008 at 1.30 p.m. starting from Girl Guide Centre, Mote Park.  Sponsored Cards available from Margaret at (090) 66 26511. Your support would be appreciated.