VARIETY NIGHT PLUS SUPPER
Following the great success of the supper dance last year we are holding it again this year on Friday, April 12 in St Fiacc’s Hall. Supper will be followed by a cabaret and dance with an array of local artists taking part. This year the variety night will be in aid of Graiguecullen/Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund who takes over 40 people each year to Lourdes. We are seeking volunteers to host a table of ten. If you are interested please contact the Parish office or phone 9141833.
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
Monday, February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and world day of the sick. There will be a special blessing with Holy Oil at all Masses next weekend and we invite all, especially those who are sick in any way to come to receive this special blessing.
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 a School Open Day and entertainment on May 31, a football blitz and night out on Saturday, June 1 and a special Mass in St Clare’s Church on Saturday evening at 6.30pm. Contact Jane Moore or Mary Fleming 9132444 for further details.
BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
Graiguecullen Baby and Toddler group takes place in St Fiacc’s hall each Friday morning from 10am to 12pm. Come along for a cuppa and a chat while the kids play with a great range of toys. Cost is €3 per adult and all are welcome. For any further information please call Jen on 087 2748784.
IT’S K FACTOR TIME AGAIN
K Factor Talent Competition, qualifying rounds will be held on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 2 in Killeshin Hall at 8pm with the doors open at 7.30pm. Entries must be in before Monday, February 18, telephone 0599147911 or 0851099271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check it out on Facebook at killeshingaa.com. Admission; adults €10, child and students €5.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The Parish is offering a Baptism Preparation Evening to all parents seeking Baptism for their child. This meeting will take place once a month in our Parish Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm on Monday, February 25 and Monday, March 25. 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 03, 06, 24 and 28. The four lucky dip winners were A O’Sullivan, Mark O’Regan, Tony Walsh and Sueann Doyle and each received €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Darragh McDonald. The jackpot now stands at €8,100 and tickets cost €2 and can be purchased from any club member or in 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 Swimming Pool at 9140330. Get Fit for the New Year our Water Aerobics are resuming on Monday and Thursday nights from 9 to 10pm. Sunday morning swimming lessons have resumed since last Sunday and are for twelve weeks at a cost of €60. Contact Paul 0876121666.
First Aid course, OFA Fetac Level 5 refresher on March 3. Swimming Instructor, if you like to become a swimming instructor the course starts 4pm on Friday, March 8 and the minimum age 16 is years.
Parish bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Come along and bring a friend.
VALENTINES SOCIAL DANCING
St Valentines Social Dancing run by Carlow Lions Club in aid of Éist Cancer Support Centre on tomorrow, Tuesday night, in Seven Oaks Hotel. Admission is €7 and tickets available from 0599139684
ASH WEDNESDAY LUNCH
Ash Wednesday Lunch takes place in St Fiacc’s House next Wednesday, February 13 from 12 to 2pm. All welcome.
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.
Boccia is a competitive sport similar to bowls. It is an inclusive sport that may be enjoyed by people of all abilities. Starting this Thursday, February 14 in St Fiacc’s Hall from 5 to 6pm for 10 to 18 year olds. Costs is €2 per week. Contact Tracey or Siobhan at Carlow Youth Service 085 7897288 or 085 7897339 or Joanne County Carlow Sports Partnership 087 2568189
CARLOW VOLUNTEER CENTRE 2013
New weekly information stands, Fridays from 10 to 4pm in Carlow Library, Shaw Room and Mondays from 2 to 4 pm in Carlow County Council lobby. Drop in for a chat and find out about the various volunteering opportunities available and how you can get involved. Contact email@example.com or 0599173033, 086 0285988 or visit www.volunteercarlow.ie
Killeshin GFC Awards Night takes place on Saturday, February 16, in The Glenside, Killeshin at 9pm. Music by Penny Lane followed by DJ. Admission is €5. Refreshments served on the night.LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place next year from July 1 to July 6, staying in the Hotel Paradis and costs €749 per person. Anyone interest contact Tully’s Travel.
Coming events in Oisín House, Killeshin: First in a series of talks with Maureen Ryan, ‘Bullying-Understanding and Preventing’ takes place on Thursday, February 21 at 7.30pm. Crochet and cookery classes beginning soon, names to 0868596607. All profits are reinvested in community centre.
Any child interested in taking part in the Talent Competition, solo and group singing, solo and group dance or solo and group music, please come to the GAA club to register on Thursday, February 14 at 7.30pm. Solo music under 13 all other categories under 14. Talent competition on Friday February 15.
EVERGREEN’S 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.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place on each Sunday at the 11.30am Mass in St Clare’s. We invite all children between four years and first class to join us for our Sunday school. Our aim is to introduce the children to the Mass by taking part in activities appropriate to their age. These activities will take place in the parish centre and will be supervised by adults and students from our second level schools.
WOMEN’S PAMPERING DAY
Women’s Pampering Day on Sunday, March 10. Mother’s Day, in St Fiacc’s Hall from 2 to 6pm. Everything included from cookery demonstrations to fashion shows, makeovers and everything in between. Proceeds will go to St Fiacc’s House and the ÉIST Centre. Tickets €10 available from St Fiacc’s House, Parish Centre, Killeshin Stores and Second to None. Treat your mother to a lovely day out.
ST VALENTINE’S DAY MASS
On Tuesday, February 14 we invite all couples to a special Mass in St Clare’s Church at 7.30pm on that day. Any couple who is celebrating a special milestone anniversary this year and would like it celebrated at the Mass are asked to contact the parish office.
Adult Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
Killeshin Hall now taking bookings, €20 per hour. Contact Dora in Killeshin Stores 0599147900
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. The calendar was very well received last year and this year they have included a new set of old pictures from different areas around Carlow from the 50’s and 60’s. It is ideal gift for family and friends especially for anyone abroad at a cost of €5. A big thank you for all the support from various businesses in County Carlow. Thanks to everyone for their support.
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.
Kickboxing and Keep Fit Classes in Graiguecullen Hall Mondays from 8 to 9pm for men and Wednesdays from 8 to 9pm for women. Also children classes started last week. Contact Larry for more information at 085 7560083.
ST FIACC’S HOUSE
Fiacc’s House Activity Centre would like to hear from anyone interested in participating in any of the classes for flower arranging, photography, pottery, internet classes for beginners. Contact Activity Centre 10 to 1 Monday to Friday at 0599143892.
Support Group for Parents who lost a baby before, during or after birth, there will be a meeting on Monday, February 25 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
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 & District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.
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 03, 15, 20 and 26. There was no Jackpot winner so for the next draw, Jackpot €10,000, Reserve €10,000, Second Reserve €5,800. There were two Match 3 Winners of €100 each; Marie O’Brien c/o Damo and John and Mark Corcoran c/o Ruairi Corcoran. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Davy H, Martin Power and Ned Hayden
GETTING FIT AND HAVING FUN
Interested in getting fit and having fun? Carlow Sports and Social Club is now offering a Pay and Play facility. Play Squash, Racquets or Handball at our club in College Street Carlow.
Everyone welcome. Call into club for details.
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