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CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Pamela McCarthy at the 7pm on Saturday night and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 10, 11, and 20.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Callen and Erin Ensor, Kilfinane, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 lucky dips went to Noreen Lawlor, Lower Main Street, promoter Donie O’ Sullivan. €20.00 to Pat McCarthy, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. €20.00 to Bobby Cleary, Kilfinane, promoter Pat O’Shaughnessy. €20.00 to Richie Coughlan, Ardpatrick, promoter Greenwood Inn. Next lotto is on Wednesday September 26 in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and the jackpot is €3,200.00 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Fixtures; It was a disappointing Sunday of matches, the Premier Intermediates lost on a scoreline of 0-15 to Mungret to 1-10 to Blackrock.  The Junior B’s bowed of championship action losing by 2 points to Feohanagh on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0.8, and the under 16’s lost to Murroe by 3 points in the shield playoff. On Sunday September 30 the Premier Intermediates play Garryspillane in Kilmallock at 2pm.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee having delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioner’s information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises sustainable energy. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested in signing up to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the boxes which are available in the back of the Church for the next weekend in the Greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) are well underway in organising their upcoming big fundraising Ardpatrick Strictly Come Dancing in the Park Hotel, Charleville on December first. The 24 dancers have begun their training and have started their fundraising with the help of a pack provided by the dance committee. The fundraiser is to provide funding to purchase two properties beside the National School for the community. All donations, sponsorships or spot prizes will be graciously accepted for the night.

BEREAVEMENT People in the locality were saddened to hear of the passing of Nan (Hanora) Fenton last weekend. Nan died after an illness in the loving care of all at the Milford Care Centre. Nan was a big favourite with the Hillside Players for many years and will be very much missed by them. Sympathy is extended to her Daughters Cora and Maria, Son Michael, Grandchild Christopher, Brother Pa, Sister Rosalie, and their partners, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in Peace.   

TIDY TOWNS The village retained its second place in County Limerick much to the delight of the Community Council Tidy Towns Committee, the National awards ceremony took place at the Helix in Dublin on Monday last, four members of the committee travelled. The adjudicator visited on July 2 and gave us a very positive report with an increase of 7 marks bringing the total to 326, finishing 2 marks behind Adare and 2 marks ahead of Galbally, plus retaining the Bronze Medal again, a proud day for all Ardpatrick people. It was a tough year to work with weather conditions including a long-term drought to contend with, however the many volunteers, Dave and Ger on the schemes made a great success possible. Well done to the lovely village of Glenosheen also in our parish who gained 3 extra marks giving a total of 271, copies of the reports are easily downloaded these days, copies will be available in the Church at the weekend.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.