Daffodil Day

Janet Butler and her team would like to thank everyone who took the time to drop in to make a donation to the Irish Cancer Society on daffodil day, which was held in St James’s Church in Streete recently. Her volunteer support group made everyone welcome with a nice cup of tea and as always some beautiful home-baked nice things on the day. Everyone has been touched by cancer at some time and sadly we have all lost loved one's Neighbours and friends. Thankfully your generosity and the €1093 raised will greatly help in the progress in the fight to save lives.

Deepest Sympathies

Our Deepest sympathies are expressed to Seamus Moran and Lily, Kilmore and also the extended Moran family Legan on the sudden passing of Seamus's brother John, suddenly on Friday 6 th May. John is predeceased by his beloved wife Linda and by his father Jimmy. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his family, daughters Cathriona and Joeann, sons James and Kevin, mother Kate-ann, sister Valerie, brothers Seamus and Martin, Cathriona’s partner Andrew, James’ partner Kirsten, Kevin’s partner Morgane, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, niece, nephew, relatives and wide circle of friends. For those of you who were unable to attend you can leave a personal message in the “condolences” section of R.I.P May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Deepest sympathies

are extended to Teresa and Kit Cox Bardenstown, Rathowen and the entire Cox family at the sad passing of their brother Jim Cox, Mullingar. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Parish Park

The newly elected committee are settling into their new roles and taking every effort to be inclusive transparent and focused on the year ahead. We gratefully applaud and thank the outgoing members for their valued time and commitment over the many years of dedicated service to the parish park and the community. We would like to expand the committee and offer new positions to members of the community who can spare a little time.

This would be a great opportunity for anyone who is in college studying management or looking to add to the list of skills on their CV or would simply like to become more involved in the community. We are currently sourcing funding to offer free business skills and committee role training to anyone who will commit over the coming year. Please call Kevin at 087 1375222 for more information. Vintage Show: Our annual vintage show will take place on Sunday, June 26 th We ask that you help us by telling all your friends.

On stage this year is Country legend, Johnny Brady and his band supported by Olivia Douglas. Dance and Jive competition on the day. All the usual entertainment with lots of interesting things for all the family to enjoy. As usual, your help and support is needed on the day Please contact James 086 3125876 or Kevin 087 1375222.

Community Alert

Your local Community Alert is being collected at the moment and will continue over the coming weeks. Over 80 per cent of homeowners in our community have contributed to this valuable service and we welcome new subscribers. Your €10 goes towards the text alerts to your mobile, new signage and supporting the senior alert along with other services. Please Note. All who have not contributed since 2019 despite all efforts by our volunteers will no longer receive text alerts from June 1st.

We would like to thank all who have made their payment and contributed to making our community a happier and safer place to live. Please pay your €10 subscription into our Bank of Ireland account.

  • NAME: Streete Community Alert.
  • BIC: BOFI IE 2D
  • IBAN: IE20BOFI 9017 4987 391568
  • Account: 8739 1568
  • Sort Code: 90-17-49

OR

Pay into the Parish Park Letterbox, remembering to put your: NAME and Eircode with your 2 mobile numbers of contact. You will receive a text message from our Treasurer confirming your payment. On behalf of Streete Watch committee, we thank you.

Property Marking Machine

I am delighted to report that Streete Parish Park will be the venue for the official launch of the Community Property Marking machine. I have been working on this project with Westmeath County Council PPN for several years and am delighted the machine has now been purchased, volunteers have been trained and that Streete Watch Community Alert group has been kindly chosen to launch the machine.

The Garda Crime Prevention Officer will be on hand to answer any questions and our trained volunteers will demonstrate how the machine works. This is another project which has been overseen by Westmeath County Council PPN and the Joint Policing Committee, in response to an identified need to find ways to prevent crime, especially theft in rural communities.

The machine stamps the owner’s Eircode into the item. Warning stickers and local signage are then used to draw the would-be thief’s attention to the fact that items are marked n the area. This type of machine has been used in other counties and has proved a great success in stopping thieves from targeting property. Gardai have noticed a huge reduction in stolen property in these areas.

It also makes it easier for gardai to reunite a person with their property if Gardai recover stolen goods, as the Eircode immediately links that item to where it came from. Items such as farm equipment, garage and garden tools, power tools, computers and electrical equipment, golf clubs, musical instruments bicycles, and much more can be marked. For more information call Kevin at 087 137522 or Paula at 087 9680739

Lotto

Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw Monday 9th May 2022 Numbers Drawn: 2, 4, 6, 14 No Jackpot Winners Four Lucky Dip Winners of €25 each. Pauline Nulty, Legan (Online) Mary
Leonard, Dublin (Online) Philomena Parker, Streete and Streete Parish Park Vintage Club. Our
Next Lotto Draw will take place on Monday 23rd May. The jackpot will be €4150 Thank you for
your continued support.

Masses & Adoration this week Streete/Rathowen

This coming Sunday is the 6th Sunday of Easter. Vigil Mass every Saturday in Boherquill at 8 Pm. Every Sunday Rathowen at 10am.

  • Mass Intentions: Saturday 21 st Months Mind for Joe Tiernan.
  • Blessing of the Graves: Boherquill Saturday, June 18 th at 8 Pm followed by a blessing in Coolamber and Streete Cemetery. Blessing of the graves in Rathowen and Russagh on June 25 the at 7 Pm
  • Rosary: Every Tuesday in Rathowen and every Thursday in Boherquill at 7 Pm Eucharist Ministers for May: Saturday 21st Louise Tiernan.Saturday 28 th Lily Cassidy Reader: Saturday 21st Geraldine Gilligan. Saturday 28th Alice Nerney.
  • First Holy Communion: will take place in Boherquill on Saturday, 28th May
  • Men’s Prayer Group: Every Monday in the church in Boherquill at 8pm. New participants are always most welcome to join us and receive the support of other men in their prayers and personal life.
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