to the pupils from the primary schools of the parish who received their Confirmation this week. A special word of thanks to all who helped prepare the children for this very special event.

Eily Fokseang, who has been a volunteer with our Children's Liturgy Programme for some years has volunteered to assist in a school in Kolkata, India later this year. She will be volunteering with the SUAS Educational Development Charity (

SUAS is a registered Irish charity (CHY 14931) that offers quality basic education and 21st Century skills to girls and boys from disadvantaged communities in Ireland, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. They envisage a world where all young people have access to education, and aim to transform lives through education as they see this as the first and most important step towards change. Eily has already worked with SUAS whilst a student in Cork by mentoring in an Irish school - assisting a child with reading difficulties.

If you wish to support her fundraising effort for this project you can use the envelopes available in the church, make a donation at the Parish Centre or visit her online fundraising site:


St. John's Church: every Friday from 10.30am to 6.10pm

St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen: every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.

The final figure for the Bazaar which took place in December was €38,724 We would like to thank most sincerely our sponsors, all those who donated money and gifts, and all those who helped in any way towards the successful running of the Bazaar. The above photo shows some of the many people who helped make it a success at the presentation of the cheque to Fr. Tadhg Fitzgerald by Margaret Crean and Fr. Piotr Delimat on behalf of the organising committee.

The amount raised for Lourdes carers from St. John’s Parish was €3,254. Many thanks for your generosity.