Christmas Bazaar 2012

December 10th, 2012

TV’s, Table Football and Tricycles were just the tip of the ice-berg of fantastic prizes the Parish had gathered together for the fundraiser. Master of Ceremonies was Rev. Fr Sean Emerson who kept everyone on their toes with his wit and humour.

It wasn’t just the rickety wheel that entertained the faithful, with a wide array of stalls with bric-a-brac, jewellery and hand-bags up for sale. Guess the name of the doll was popular as was the guess how many 5p’s were in the jar, with someone hitting the nail on the head at £30.75.  The star of the show was Santa of course, who dropped in to see how everyone was behaving themselves before his main appearance later this month.

As well as parishioners local GAA club Naomh Comhghall provided extra volunteers on the day, selling tickets and stewarding the car-park.

Thanking everyone involved Fr. Emerson said “Obviously the Bazaar raises welcome funds for our parish, but more importantly it provides an opportunity to come together as a Christian family. In the run-up to Christmas we remember that we are part of a living church, and we value our strong bonds of community and togetherness.

“I was delighted to see such a packed hall, and people giving so generously, I hope they will enjoy their prizes and will look forward to next year’s event. Finally I sincerely thank our generous sponsors who donated prizes, and also all those who helped in any way to make today such a success.”