By Peg Prendeville

The Lenten Station Masses will be celebrated in Ballyhahill on this Wednesday  11th March @ 7pm and in Loughill on this Thursday 12th March at @ 7pm.

Yoga Classes, with Monika, are held on Mondays in Cloverfield Day Care Centre in Glin from 6pm for beginners and 7.15pm for advanced. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group meets each Friday morning in Ceol Corbrai Hall, Glin.  Parents with young children are welcome from 10am, family contribution is €3. Refreshments are provided.

We know now that all St. Patrick’s Day parades are cancelled. My grandchild Lucy, who has Spinabifida, had been asked to be the Grand Marshall in her home town of Abbeyleix so, naturally, she is very disappointed but they assured her that she will be invited to do it next year instead!

We live in different times. It is very strange to see the Holy Water fonts in Churches filled with sanitizers and wipes instead of Holy Water. I was up the country at the weekend and had an opportunity to visit Knock on the way home. Not a drop of water to be got! But we have nothing else to do only deal with whatever situation we are in so let us be mindful of washing hands regularly with soap, coughing into our elbows, avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms and maintaining at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.  Most of all do not panic. If we all play our part we can contain this virus. But even if we get it most of us will be able to get over it, please God.