A CD of hymns, music, prayers and readings for spiritual reflection as Gaeilge will be launched by Mons Brendan Byrne in the Poor Clare Monastery, Graiguecullen on Friday, 18 January at 7.30pm. Fáilte roimh chách. Enquiries to 0872857048.
The Sue Nunn Show on KCLR will be broadcast live from the parish centre on Tuesday 29 January from 9am till 12 noon. Local people are invited to take part and they are especially seeking live music and singing acts, local historians and people representing our community organisations. If interested please contact the parish office as soon as possible. Everyone is invited to drop in during the morning where refreshments will be served.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
John Hogan in concert at the Dolmen Hotel on Saturday January 26 in aid of Make a Wish Foundation. Doors open 9pm. Admission is €10. Tickets available in Jim Deane’s shop Tinryland, the Hunter’s Rest Fenagh, or from the Dolmen Hotel. This event has been organised by the Night Owls who will be supporting John on the night. More information available from Seamus Cooney at 087 8129284
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Baptism preparation evening will take place once a month in our parish centre from 7pm to 8.30pm on Monday 28 January, Monday 25 February and Monday 25 March. While this evening is optional, we strongly encourage parents to avail of the meeting as we are anxious to assist them in any way we can at this special time.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 01, 08, 11 and 28. The four lucky dip winners were Veronica Reddy, Craig Scully, Tipp, and Jamie Garry, each received €25 and the seller’s prize of € 25 was won by the local shop. The jackpot now stands at €7,700 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or the local shop and public houses.
PARISH SWIMMING POOL
Children’s swimming lessons resuming on Saturday mornings. Spaces available from 9 to 10am and from 10am to 11am also Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm. Contact 9140330. Water aerobics are resuming on Monday and Thursday nights from 9 to 10pm. All are welcome. Sunday morning swimming lessons have resumed since last Sunday and are for twelve weeks at a cost of €60. Contact Paul 0876121666.
CHOIR MEMBERS WANTED
Killeshin Choir are seeking new members of all ages so anyone interested please speak to any choir member after 10.15 Mass.
THE GATHERING 2013
St Fiacc’s School reunion will this year marks the 21 year anniversary of the official opening of the school. To mark the occasion there is a very special weekend of reminiscences and memories planned for the June Bank Holiday weekend. These will include an open day and entertainment on 31 May, a football blitz and night out on Saturday 1 June and a special mass in St Clare’s Church on Saturday evening 1 June at 6.30pm. Contact Jane Moore or Mary Fleming 9132444 for further details.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME
The fifth week of our First Communion and Confirmation programme for Graiguecullen takes place at the 6.30pm mass next Saturday 19 January. The First Communion preparation programme for Killeshin takes place next Sunday 20 January at the 10.15am mass in Holy Cross.
Our parish annual is now available from the parish centre and local shops and it cost just €5.
Graiguecullen Country Market is closed until the first Saturday of February.
The parish pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place next year from 1 to 6 July, staying in the Hotel Paradis and costs €749 per person.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot now stands at €1,740.
Fitness exercise and pilates, ten week course sponsored by VEC commencing in Oisín House. Contact 0868596607 and let us know if morning or evening suits. €25 for ten sessions.
Training for team events has started on Fridays in St Fiacc’s Hall and costs €1 per child.
Computer classes for beginners commencing Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January at 11am in St Fiacc’s House Activity Centre. Contact 0599143892 for details.
EVERGREENS HOLIDAY 2013
The annual holiday commences on Monday 10 June for four nights, five days, staying in the Four Seasons Hotel, in Carlingford, Co. Louth. Cost €300.
DATE TO REMEMBER
St Abban’s Athletic Club’s fifth annual table quiz in the Grove Lounge on Thursday 24 January.
GRAIGUECULLEN PARISH HALL
Kickboxing and Keep Fit classes in Graiguecullen Parish Hall starting Monday 14 January from 8 to 9pm for men and on Wednesday 16 from 8 to 9pm for women. Children’s classes coming soon. Contact Larry for more information at 085 7560083
Adult badminton Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Saplings School for Children with Autism are delighted to announce that they have produced their ‘Carlow of Old’ calendar again this year.
THURSDAY MORNING CLUB
Thursday Morning club has resumed after 10am mass in St Clare’s.
SENIOR HELP LINE
Open daily from 10 am to 10pm. All calls are treated as strictly confidential. We are here to listen. LoCall 1850 440 444 for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.
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 is a free and confidential service for those bereaved by suicide or general bereavement on a one to one or group therapy basis. Their walk in service is available on Wednesdays from 10am to noon or call them at 0863364961
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
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.
KILLESHIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
Newly formed Killeshin Community Centre committee invites anyone interested in renting or leasing rooms in the old Killeshin National School please contact Laurence 086 8521941 or Orla 087 7645127.
Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 18, 25, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner so for the next draw, jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000, second reserve €5,000. There was one match 3 winner of €200, Fritz Panek c/o The Bar. The seller’s prize of €20 went to Jimmy Dunne, MOR and Paul Hayden.
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