This week is a week of special solemnity and the following are the scheduled times for Holy Week Ceremonies in Galbally Church:

Holy Thursday: Mass for the Lord’s Supper at 7pm and will conclude with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose. Vigil at the Altar of Repose from 9pm-12 midnight. It will include a guided Holy Hour 10-11pm.

Good Friday: Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and death with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at 3pm. Stations of the Cross with prayerful reflection begins at 7pm. A special collection for the preservation of Holy Places will be taken up at both services on Good Friday. A reminder Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. The Divine Mercy Novena begins also on this day.

Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil Service which is the high point of the week will commence at 9pm.

Patrons are kindly requested to return Trocaire boxes as soon as possible and are encouraged to be generous because this money can save many lives in underprivileged countries, where Trocaire volunteers do trojan work. The Holy Week Triduum is an invitation not just to attend the church ceremonies, but to turn aside from ordinary day to day pursuits and to enter the spirit of the mysteries we celebrate.


Prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Breda Bourke, Ballinmarsough and London who was interred during the past week. We extend our deepest sympathy to her brothers, sisters, extended family, relatives and friends on their sad loss.


Following the very successful Confirmation day held on April 12, in which 54 children from the parish received the Sacrament, the parish renewal team would like to extend good wishes to all the children, parents, teachers etc. who made the occasion so special. Special thanks is also issued to the Faith Friends Leaders for their input to the programme prior to the day.


A special fitness for beginners class will take place on Wednesday mornings at 10am, commencing on April 20. Please bring water and towel. For further information, contact Trisha Blackburn at 086 3115116.


The Schoolboy Soccer Club will hold a summer fun day on Sunday July 4, 2011. Volunteers to assist for the day would be appreciated. Contact Club Secretary Bobby Burke on 086 8305165.


Galbally Playground Committee are hosting a fundraising Bingo Night on Wednesday April 20 at 8.30pm at OB’s Lounge, Kilross. Jackpot on the night must be won. Support for this venture would be gratefully appreciated.