4th Carlow Leighlinbridge Scouts
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So you send your child to scouts each week but why not make their experience better by helping??
• Join our Parents and Friends group. Not only is this a wonderful way to meet other parents but it is a massive help towards cutting the cost of outings and other expense parents are constantly being asked to contribute to! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Introduce yourself to the Leaders in your Child’s section!
• Talk to your Child about their activities in Scouts!
• Support our Fundraisers!
• Become a Leader! Why not? We all have skills to offer! It is Fun, Challenging and rewarding…Contact your Section leader.
• Sign up to our Facebook page.
Ballinabranna Church Choir
The Choir comprises of members of the local congregation. No formal training is required. New members always welcome. Please contact Betty Hughes
Ballinabranna Graveyard Committee
The Committee is responsible for the up-keep and maintenance of Ballinabranna Graveyard.
Ballinabranna Pioneer Group
The Pioneer Group provides a meeting point for local members of the P.T.A.A. and promotes awareness of abuse of alcohol and drugs. The group meets twice yearly. Contact Sally Lawlor (059) 9146441
The Community Garden which is to be found behind Fr. Lalor’s house, is back in action every Friday 10am – 12noon. All welcome to come and lend a hand and join in the fun! If you have an hour or two to spare you would be very welcome to join us.
Fr. Des Dalton Missionary Support
The Support Group financially assists the work of Fr. Des Dalton who has worked in Equador for many years. Funding is mainly from the sale of mass cards which are available locally. Please contact Mary Dermody (059) 972 1231
The Group has been up and running since 2009 and provides a opportunity for grandparents, child minders and the children for whom they care to meet in an atmosphere which is warm and encouraging for both age groups. Grandparents share a cup of tea while children can play with a wide range of toys, games, musical instruments etc. The Group also acts as a link to services which provide necessary supports for those involved in child minding and past speakers have dealt with, among other topics, aromatherapy, exercise and relaxation. The Group has the ongoing support of Carlow Childcare Committee who keeps it up to date with appropriate developments in childcare/childminding.
A voluntary group takes responsibilty for the upkeep and maintenance of graveyard
Contact Mrs Eileen Kelly
Leighlin Parish Draw
The Parish Draw is one of the main fundraising projects in our parish. The Draw takes place the last Sunday of each month from February to July inclusive.
Leighlinbridge Bereavement Group
The Group provides a sympathetic ear to those needing to talk to someone about their loss and provides comfort and support to the families of the bereaved. A Bereavement Mass is held annually on the first Friday of November to commemorate all Parishioners who died during the previous year. Please contact the Parish Centre.
Leighlinbridge Church Choir
The Choir is made up of local parishioners. No formal training required. New members always welcome. Contact Sr. Anthony (059) 972 1350
The Pioneers provide a meeting point for local members and promotes awareness of abuse of alcohol and drug abuse. Breda Aylward (059) 972 1875
Lourdes Invalid Group
The Group provides funding for people from the Parish who are suffering an illness and wish to go to Lourdes. Funding is sourced from church gate collections in Ballinabranna and Leighlinbridge and by the annual Christmas Draw. Contact Mary Dermody (059) 972 1231
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
An organisation of lay people approved by The Episcopal Conference to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Also provides financial assistance for students to the priesthood. Meets bi-monthly alternating between Ballinabranna and Leighlinbridge. Tel: Sally Lawlor (059) 9146441
Tomard Graveyard Committee
The Committee is generously responsible for the up-keep and maintenance of Tomard Graveyard.
Contact John Lawlor 059 914 6441