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Notices for Sunday 19 January 2020

1. The Ballydehob Union will continue its after-school club on Tuesday the 21st of January from 3:30 pm until 5 pm in the Side Hall of Ballydehob Community Hall, all primary school children welcome and the cost is €2.00 per child. For More Information Please Contact Rev. Steve McCann 087 147 8300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Esther Stevenson 086 8442954

2. There will not be a Holy Communion Service this week.

3. Should anyone have a spare cross-stitch frame (roughly 10 by 12 inches or so) that they are willing to lend. please contact Rev. Steve as there is a desire to borrow one.

Condolences for the Whelton Family: On Friday the 3rd of January, Mary Whelton died at her home, with family members nearby. We offer our condolences to Mary’s sister, Nancy, and to all of Mary’s children, John, Shirley, Hilda, Derek and Trevor, her family, grandchildren, Tyrone, Aaron, Maria and Lucius, and her extended family members, Anri, Terry, Alan, Ian, and Kate. Mary was a very friendly and engaging parishioner, who made acquaintances quickly and had endeared herself to scores of people across the greater community. Mary will be deeply missed, and we wish for the Whelton family all of God’s blessing in this time of mourning and loss.

Ballydehob Union after-school club: The Ballydehob Union Children’s after school club meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons, our meetings for the next six weeks are on the 4th and 18th of February and the 3rd of March. We meet from 3:30 pm until 5 pm in the side-room of the Ballydehob Community Hall. The afternoon activities are organized according to Bible themes and include an opportunity to recreate The club is composed of Games, Bible Stories, Songs and Music, LEGO activities and challenges, arts and crafts, Snack and lots of fun! All primary aged children are welcomed to attend. There is a cost of €2.00 per child.

Baptism of Alexandra: We look forward to the Baptism of Alexandra Hewlitt- James on Sunday 16 February at 11:30 am in Saint Matthias Church in Ballydehob. Alexadra is the daughter of Sam and Clemency Hewlitt- James, and reside in Kilcoe. As we aniticipate the baptism of Alexandra, let us prayer for the Hewlitt James family and ask for God’s continued grace and guidance in their lives.

Shrove Tuesday: We look forward to seeing you for our Shrove Tuesday celebration at Saint Matthew’s Parish Hall in Church Cross on Tuesday the 25th of February from 10 am - 1 pm. There will be coffee and cakes and pancakes as well as a cake stall. All proceeds are in will be in aid of Cancer Connect & and the crèche in Church Cross.

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday will be the 26th of February, and there will be a midweek Holy Communion service in Ballydehob at 11 am. There will also be a Holy Communion Service at Saint Matthew Church, Aughadown at, 8:00 PM.

Saint Anne’s Hospital in Skibbereen: The residents of St. Anne’s Hospital Skibbereen would appreciate visits from Volunteers for social interaction, to read or discuss the newspaper, play cards, play bingo, sing a song, play the piano, assist with outings or be innovative in doing something new. For further details, you are welcome to contact Ms Tara O’Donovan, Clinical Nurse Manager, on Tel. 028-38132.

Cancer Connect is a brilliant initiative between West Cork Rural Transport and the hospitals in Cork City. A rare occasion of the left hand and the right hand actually working together. People who need radiotherapy have to receive a 10-minute treatment every day for 35 days. This radiotherapy can only be administered in The Regional Hospital in Cork, so a really tiresome daily trek is needed. The West Cork Rural Transport provide a daily mini-bus service from Goleen along the N71 to Cork which is free to any patient requiring this treatment. The really excellent part of this is that the Regional Hospital ensure that any patients from West Cork will receive their treatment between noon and 1pm.

A further service is now in place whereby patients requiring chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can avail of a private car and driver. The drivers of both services are volunteers, and so far more than 300 trips to Cork Hospitals have been provided. If you feel you can help with driving, once a month is all that is needed, please contact Helen on 027 52727. Or if you know of any patients who may find the service of use, please call Helen on 027 52727. The proceeds of the Pancake Day coffee morning were donated to this excellent service.

The Aughadown Church Hall If you know of anyone who is having a party, family gathering, wedding reception, children’s party, and are looking for a venue, please suggest the Church Hall at Church Cross. It comes with a well equipped kitchen; good parking; lots of space outside if you have youngsters wanting to run about and let off steam, and is very reasonable to hire.

The Aughadown Walking Group meets every Monday and Thursday at 10am at the GAA Community Hall at Church Cross. All are welcome to join the Group for a walk. The walk lasts about 40 minutes along local lanes, all of which are fairly flat and sheltered. It is not a route march, a race or over-strenuous, but an opportunity to get fit and socialise. There is no charge and for further information please call Brigid O’Brien on 38132.