Service Saturday 2013


Service Saturday

23rd November 2013

Congratulations to all who helped make "Service Saturday" such a huge success

This was the second Service Saturday in our parish and it was a great opportunity for us to come together as a community to meet, greet , help and be helped

Mr Fixit

Throughout the day the Mr Fixit team carried out small maintenance jobs throughout the parish – fitting locks, cleaning gardens, windows and gutters and fixing minor electrical problems.

Afternoon Tea

At 4.30 in the parish house there was a gathering of senior parishioners and Former parishioners  for tea, cake and loads of chat. Betty O’Brien and her team prepared a fine spread and a good time was had by all.


It’s a Jungle – Get it Out of Here!  

Work was carried out on the grounds between the church and the school to make it a much more pleasant vista for the teachers and children of St Columba’s school.

Grotto Freshen Up

Young people from the parish Localise group  worked together to freshen up the grotto


Christmas Card Making –

 A group of very talented local children were welcomed to St Alphonsus monastery by the sisters to make super seasonal cards which will be sent to friends of the parish for Christmas.


Special Evening Mass - 6.00

The mass was  celebrated by Bishop Jim Moriarty and combined aspects of harvest festival, and there was also the anointing of the sick.



Evening Meal – 7.00

This was the grand finale of the day. Men, women and children gathered in the church to enjoy meat straight from the spit, with a moderate libation and lashings of chat.

The committee would like to thank all those who lent their moral and practical support , without them Service Saturday would not have been possible.


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Card Making in St. Alphonsus:

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Afternoon Tea

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Special Evening Mass

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Evening Meal

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