CHRISTMAS MONSTER BINGO
Graiguecullen Christmas monster bingo on Sunday 25 November at 3pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.
SPONSORED AGRICULTURE AUCTION
Killeshin FC sponsored agriculture auction on this Thursday 15 November at Leinster Marts, Killeshin Road, Carlow in conjunction with the Thursday night weanling sale. Over 20 lots including charolais bull weanling, Friesian bull calf, pen of store lambs, plus various lots of agriculture equipment. All lots generously sponsored by local farmers and agri-businesses.
ST FIACC’S HOUSE
St Fiacc’s House annual draw takes place on Monday 17 December. Cards available from Fiacc’s House. New promoters would be very welcome.
St Fiacc’s House Christmas cards for sale at reception in Fiacc’s House.
Pilate’s course begins on Tuesday 13 November at 9.45am in St Fiacc’s House, The course runs for six weeks and costs €60. For further information please contact Therese to book a place, 0877731106.
Monthly meeting this Thursday 15 November at 8pm in the parish centre.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 03, 07, 12 and 30. The four lucky dip winners were Mick Brennan, Joe Mc Donald, Stefan Comerford, and Steven Devereaux each will receive €25 and the sellers prize of €25 was won by Colm Fitzgerald. The next jackpot stands at € 6,800 and tickets can be bought from any club member or from their local shop and public houses for €2 each.
COMMUNITY GAMES AGM
Graiguecullen Community Games would like to congratulate Vera Smith and Louise Maher on winning adult and youth volunteer awards in County Carlow and will be presented with their awards at a presentation night in Athlone later this month.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME
The third week of our First Communion and Confirmation programme for Graiguecullen takes place at the 6.30pm mass next Saturday 17 November in St Clare’s. The First Communion Preparation programme for Killeshin takes place next Sunday 18 November at 10.15am mass in Holy Cross and the Confirmation Programme for Killeshin takes place on Sunday 25 November.
NOVEMBER DEAD LIST
The names of the faithful departed who parishioners would like remembered and prayed for during November can be handed into the parish office or placed in the November sacred space.
GRAIGUECULLEN WOMEN’S GROUP
Graiguecullen Women’s Group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning and cake sale in the Lazy River Café, everyone who baked cakes or donated prizes for raffle or who dropped in for a cuppa that morning. Total amount raised €1,800 for Cancer Awareness.
The annual mass to remember all our parishioners who died during the past year or family members who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 30 November at 7.30pm in St Clare’s.
A special family mass will be celebrated in St Clare’s on the first Sunday of each month at 11.30am.
Stressed or anxious due to bullying, illness, bereavement, loss of companion or whatever the reason. A talk will be given in Oisín House on Wednesday 21 November at 7.30. Speaker will be Maureen Ryan. All welcome, tea and chat.
RAINBOWS PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Rainbows Peer Support Programme for school going children. Anyone interested in starting the Rainbows Programme beginning in November in Graiguecullen Parish Centre please complete application form and return immediately to the Parish office. Forms are available at the back of the church or in the parish centre.
Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. All loose sheets €2 each, six panel book €5 and double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend.
THURSDAY MORNING CLUB
Thursday Morning club has resumed after 10am mass in St Clare’s. Parishioners are invited into the parish centre after mass for a cuppa and a chat.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP GRAIGUECULLEN COMMUNITY
Are you affected by the problem alcohol or drug use of a relative? You may be confused, frightened and don’t know where to turn. Support is available. For further information contact 085 7897339 or 059 9164757.
SENIOR HELP LINE
Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10am until 10pm, 365 days a year.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 02, 04, 16 and 31 and there was no jackpot winner. Next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €3,400. There were four Match 3 winners of €50 each: Marie and Pat c/o MOR, Michael Slater c/o Sean Slater, Joe Nolan c/o Joe Nolan and M and T Ryan c/o Eric Ryan. Sellers prize of €20 each went to MOR, Keith Williamson and Chucky.
Graiguecullen and district indoor bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.
TALK IT OVER
Talk It Over, Carlow’s suicide bereavement support service are delighted to announce they have opened a walk in service which is available at their Castlehill House premises, Castlehill, Carlow on Wednesday mornings 10am to 12pm. This is a free and confidential service operated by trained listeners contact us on 0863364961 for further details
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
The fourth edition of our parish annual is due to be published in early December. Any outstanding articles, poems, essays or photographs from clubs, societies or individuals should be handed into the parish office by Friday October 26. Please note this final deadline.
ANNUAL FLAG DAY AND CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Presentation School Band will hold their annual flag day and church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 November. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone who would like to reflect on the Sunday readings is invited to a half hour meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. A special invitation to all who will be reading the Word of God at mass on Sunday. This is an opportunity for people to enhance their participation in their celebration of mass each Sunday.
ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
Éist Cancer Support Centre, Waterfront, Mill Lane Carlow in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society is running a six week pilot programme for prostate cancer survivors starting early November. This programme aims to support prostate cancer survivors by promoting physical well-being, developing coping skills and sharing experiences. Meditation takes place every Tuesday at 11am at the centre, Art each Wednesday from 11am to 1 pm. Prostate survivor programme starts early November. Contact the centre on 0599139684 for information.
YOUNG EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Training for young eucharistic ministers continues this Thursday 15 November at 5.30pm in the parish centre.
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