HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all in Ardfert & to all our relations & friends who are working & living abroad. ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE CRIB AND LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE in the Village Green will take place this Sunday 13th December at 7 pm – weather permitting. CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES: Ardfert: 8 pm – Children’s Christmas Eve Vigil Mass; 11 am – Christmas Day Mass; Kilmoyley: 9 pm – Christmas Eve Vigil Mass; 10 am – Children’s Christmas Day Mass. ARDFERT PARISH OFFICE: Opening times: Tuesdays: 9.30 – 2.00; Thursdays: 9.30 – 1.30; Fridays: 9.30 – 1.30. Telephone No: 7134131. CONFESSIONS: Monday 21 December – 7 pm – Kilmoyley; 8 pm – Ardfert. CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET CARDS, together with the usual selection of Mass cards are available in the parish office. CHRISTMAS COMMUNION CALLS to the Sick & Housebound: Eucharistic Ministers will take Communion to the sick and housebound on Christmas Day from 9.30am in Ardfert and after 10am Mass in Kilmoyley. ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: The U13 boy’s indoor soccer will continue this coming Thursday, 17th December, 6-7.30pm in Kilmoyley Community Centre. Shin guards compulsory. €2 per player. The U10 boys and U13 girls indoor soccer teams training is finished now for the Christmas season. Training will commence again on Friday, 8th January. The U10, U12 and U14 girls and boys draughts teams training are finished now until Friday, 8th January. The committee is seeking a basketball mentor. If you are interested in coaching a team Tel. 087-6240295. “ Like” the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page for updates. ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2015 / 2016 [Venue: Ardfert Retreat Centre] – ​Thursday, 18th Feb. 2016 – Ardfert Placenames [Ciarán Dalton]. Thursday, 31st March 2016 – Ardfert video & photos from the archives [Steve Baker]. All commence at 8.00p.m. Donation at door in aid of Retreat Centre. ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1 Advent Reflection evenings Dec. 16th at 7pm. Time to reflect on the mystery of Jesus coming on earth. Conducted by Maire Stuart, Valentia Island. A Course on Faith: What is it? What are the different kinds? Where does it come from? Who has it? Why is it necessary to be fully human? Why can’t we ​ function without it? What does it do for us? How does it help us cope with suffering and death? How do we sustain it? What happens if we don’t have it? 12 one-and-a-half hour sessions starting on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism. All Welcome at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Tel: 066 7134276. ARDFERT COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS- Mega Bingo Fundraiser will be held in Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday 20th December at 3 pm. Mulled wine reception at 2.30 pm. Guaranteed Jackpot of €350 plus raffles and prizes, including children’s refreshments and free children’s raffle. All welcome. Please support this worthy cause.

Local notes 14/12/15
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