Around Portarlington Way
ST MICHAEL’S PARISH
Dates have now been announced for Confirmation & 1st Holy Communion in the Parish.
St Patrick’s BNS-Confirmation on Tuesday October 27-10am-Ms Mortimer class. 12 noon-Mr Cloherty class. 2pm-Mr Purcell class. 4pm-Ms Davis class.
Communion on Saturday 10 & 17. Saturday 10- 11am-Ms Rafferty class. 2pm-Mr O’Connor class. Saturday 17-11am-Ms Jennings class.
Presentation Primary School-Confirmation on Wednesday October 28-10am-Ms Dunbar. 12 noon-Ms Malone. 2pm-Ms Maguire.
Communion on Saturday October 17 & 24. Saturday 17-2pm- Mr Browne. October 24-11am-Mrs Honan’s /Mrs Marum classes. 2pm-Ms Monaghan class.
The link for the Church webcam is here.
WELL DONE HELENA
Congratulations to Helena Emerson, Sandy Lane Portarlington who has written a wonderful children’s book all about horses, called “Bella & Bob”. Helena is a young mother with 4 young children. Copies available at Portarlington Library. Great achievement Helena.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Used postage stamp wanted for charity. Place through the letter box of the Nook, Patrick St. Thank you.
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is 1800 341 341. For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Home-care Coordinator 47 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois R32 VRX8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT CONCERT BAND
We are looking for new members & also looking for help at our venue during classes. Call Pat Donegan for details at 0838510428. Adult students very welcome too.
GARDA SÍOCHÁNA LAOIS OFFALY
Support is always available:
▪︎Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email email@example.com, available 24/7.
▪︎Call Pieta on 1800 247247 or text HELP to 51444, available 24/7.
▪︎Call SOSAD on 041 9848754, available 24/7.
▪︎Call the Aware Support Line on 1800 804848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪︎Call the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line on 1800 807077.
▪︎Text YMH to 50808 – a free and anonymous text support service, available 24/7.
▪︎For information on ending mental health stigma, visit www.seechange.ie
▪︎For information on mental health supports and services, visit www.yourmentalhealth.ie
PORT CREDIT UNION
The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is moving online!
Unfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year.
Instead Team Hope will be asking schools, families, friends, communities and businesses to #TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes for children affected by poverty ONLINE.…
Lotto results for Monday September 21st. Jackpot €10,400-no winner. Numbers drawn, 7-30-12-20. €50 each to Emer Roycroft c/o Online, Liam Dempsey c/o Online, Aileen O’Connor c/o C O’ Reilly, the Moore Family c/o D Moore & Alice Donagher c/o Online. Promoter- Tiggy Murphy. Next Jackpot-€10,600.
Our club lotto tickets can now be purchased online here.
Please share this around to your friends and families if possible.
ARLINGTON AFC LOTTO
Results for September 15. Letters drawn, S-O-V-U. No Jackpot winner. €25 each to Ann Molloy & Vanessa Dowling. Next draw on September 29 in the Barrow Lodge. Jackpot-€10,000.