26 April 2023

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

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Borrisoleigh Spring Clean



Parish News


Anniversary Masses: – 

Saturday 29th April, 7pm, Borrisoleigh –

Pat Ryan, Curragloss. Month’s Mind.

Lorraine Chute, Grangelough, 

Sunday 7th May, 11am, Ileigh –

Amandea Ryan, nee Stapleton, Borrisoleigh

Dan and Mary Ryan, Lower Main St. 

Pray for Maura Ryan, Ballydaff who was interred recently. 

Please also include the following: –

Women of all Faith, conference on Saturday 6th May at 2pm live on Radio Maria.

VAKS stands for volunteer at Knock Shrine and is for young people in TY, 5th year, and LC that runs over July and August. VAKS gives young people an opportunity to to learn more about their faith, to meet new people, gain new skills, and of course, to have fun. We do this, simply put, by assisting the pilgrim. This could mean assisting with the sacrament of the blessing of the sick, directing people on where to go or what time things are at on during the day, greeting busses in the car park, welcoming everyone to Knock, spending time making mini rosary beads with families, chatting about their day, etc.

There is a mandatory training day – Sunday May 21st. This day includes training such as communication training, manual handling training (specific to the use of wheelchairs), 

Our VAKS join us from about 5:30 on a Friday and stay here with the Youth Ministry team until around 6pm on Sunday. Contact Mairead Jennings

Director of Youth MinistryOur Lady’s Shrine, Knock, 0949375321.


Weekends available this year;

July 7th – July 9th

July 14th – July 16th

July 21st – July 23rd

August 4th – August 6th

The Hook of Faith

The Hook of Faith’ will host a series of zoom seminars to mark ‘Taking the Risk for Christ’ – the year of vocation to the diocesan priesthood that begins on Vocation Sunday 30th April 2023.

The first of these zoom meetings takes place on Friday 5th May at 8pm. It will be chaired by Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, Chair of the Vocations Council of the Irish Episcopal Conference and led by Mgr. Stephen Rossetti, well known author of many books on the priesthood including ‘The Joy of Priesthood’ and ‘Why Priests are Happy’.

All you need to do to participate is to send an email to thehookoffaith@gmail.com

Gift Ideas for First Holy Communion from Veritas
Choose from beautifully designed rosaries, to bibles, missals, prayer books, crosses, medals, watches and more to make this sacramental occasion memorable for the children and their families. Browse the complete range of gifts on www.veritas.ie or visit your local Veritas store.

Foster Carers

There is currently a shortage of Foster Carers in Ireland and Orchard Fostering are now urgently recruiting Fosters Carers in every county.

Our team is available to answer enquiries and offer advice to those who have thought about fostering.

If you have considered fostering or would like to know more, please email info@orchardfostering.ie , call 01 627 5713 or visit our website www.orchardfostering.ie to find out more information.

Eucharistic Adoration


Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

The next meeting of the Borrisoleigh Active Social Club takes place on Wed May 3rd at 7pm in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh.  We will be discussing our summer agenda. 

Yoga with Nora continues on Thursday at 11am and Line Dancing classes with Mary at 11am Tuesday in the Community Centre.  
The Ormond Octaves in concert this Fri April 28 at 8pm in the Borrisoleigh Sports Complex.  Tickets €20 and are available in Hurleys Gala , O Connells Pharmacy and both schools Borrisoleigh.  Great nights entertainment with proceeds going to Scoil Naomh Cualán and St. Joseph’s College.  



Bealtaine Festival 2023 – Smartphone Workshops


Scoil Naomh Cualán and St Joseph’s College

On Friday 28th of April, Scoil Naomh Cualán and St Joseph’s College will be in concert with the Ormond Octaves. The money raised by the concert will be invested in the school extensions that both schools are currently engaged in. It promises to be a wonderful night of entertainment with our school choirs performing with the fantastic Octaves! We will also have a very special performance, by Keelan Chute, the 2023 World Irish Dancing Champion! Please join us for a night to be remembered and to support our local schools. Details can be found on the poster. Thank you.

My Early Years Child


Knitting and Crochet Group

Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet every Wednesday at 10am. New members with other skills or none always welcome.

For information call Mary on 0863098982.

Pic of the Past

Cast of The Belle of Boolavogue, Borrisoleigh Youth Club, Marian Hall 1973.
Rear from left: Jimmy Dunne, Gerry Boyle, Tommy Leahy and Joe Boyle.
Front: Mary Stapleton, Breda Gleeson and Mary Boyle.

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