DEATH: Sincere sympathy to the wife and family of the late Tom Collins, Meenkilly on his recent death. May he rest in peace. Sympathies are also offered to the family of the late Ita Stemp (nee Carroll) Cedarville, Abbeyfeale and formerly of Mileen, Rockchape. May she rest in peace.

FARMERS’ MARKET REOPENS: The weekly market will return to the small square on Friday, May 22 from 9-1pm. We look forward to your continued support.

FACE MASKS: Kathleen Quinn has made face masks which were donated to local nursing homes. She has a selection available for sale so contact her on 087 2802704.

THANK YOU FROM ST.ITA’S SHELTERED HOUSING: A huge thank you to Mary Fitzgerald and all at Superbites, Abbeyfeale, who recently donated a meal to each of the residents of St Ita’s Day Care Centre. It was a lovely treat for the residents and gave the staff of the Day Care a break from cooking for a day.

CHURCH OPENS ITS DOORS: Abbeyfeale Blessed Sacrament Church is open every day of the week from 11am to 6pm. Visitors should enter the Church through the door to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. on the left hand side of the building. The main church building remains closed to visitors until further notice. We encourage parishioners to make short visits and to observe the required social distancing.

TROCAIRE COLLECTION:This year’s Lenten Trocaire Collection will be taken up on Sunday, May 31. Parishioners will be able to drop in their contribution to Trocaire at the Blessed Sacrament Church from 2 – 6pm. Where possible parishioners should use notes rather than coin and use an envelope rather than using the Trocaire Box. If parishioners wish to give in their Weekly Offering Envelope or Easter Dues to the church, they can avail of this opportunity to do so. Parishioners also have the option of sending their donation directly to Trocaire.

CULTURE NIGHT 2020: The organisers of the annual culture night have been contacted by the national organisers to say that they "are working toward presenting a re-imagined version of the Culture night programme on Friday 18 September 2021 to build cultural experiences for on-line audiences showcasing their work through new channels"