ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE
Killeshin will hold its 29th St Patricks Day Parade, this year. All clubs, organisations and general public are invited to assemble at the Hall for 9.30am with flags and banners. People are invited to dress up for the occasion. Parade will commence at 9.50 to arrive at Holy Cross Church for 10.15 Mass. Any queries, contact Pat Whelan at 9147868.
Penitential Services for Lent will take place at all Masses on Weekend ofMarch 9 and March 10.
Any child U8 to U16 interested in representing their area in swimming please contact Paul 087 6121666. Competition date is Saturday, March 23.
This is the eighth year to run our Solemn Novena and it begins on Monday 08 April and will continue for nine consecutive nights. Everyone is invited during Lent to place petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare’s. Guest speakers for this year’s Novena: Joe Canning, Breda O’Brien, Fr Aidan Troy, Fr Benny McHale, Br Luke, Dominican Brother; Siobháin Tighe, Fr Cathal Price, Margaret Drew, and Mt Rev Dr Charles Brown.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Fr John will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in the rural area on this Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 while Fr Brian will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in the town area on this Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8.
Jewellery and card making courses on Saturday, March 9, 10 to 11am. All materials and tools supplied. Jewellery course costs €10 and card making course costs €5. Contact Siobhan 0857742733.
St Fiacc’s Swimming Club is holding a fashion show on Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm in Dínn Rí Hotel, Carlow. Tickets €10 are available on the door or contact Paul Doogue 087 6121666.
Graiguecullen Monster Bingo on this Tuesday, March 5 at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall.
Great money to be won on the night. All lines checks €50, double lines €60, full houses from €150 to €200 plus jackpot, interval and flyer on the night. All loose sheets €2 each, Six panel book €5, double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend also.
EVERGREEN’S retreat 2013
Evergreens Retreat will take place on Thursday, March 14 in St Fiacc’s House Activity Centre. Cost will be €10. Please give names to Parish Centre.
WOMEN’S PAMPERING DAY
Women’s Pampering Day on Sunday, March 10, Mother’s Day, in St Fiacc’s Hall from 2 to 6pm. 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.
GRAIGUECULLEN / KILLESHIN LOURDES INVALID FUND
Annual draw cards available from The Thatch Bar and the Parish Centre.
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
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 starting Wednesday 06 February. Contact Larry at 085 7560083.
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.
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.
Graiguecullen ladies GAA will hold a players meeting on Friday March 8 at 7pm. All players interested in playing in this year’s championship and any new players are welcome. Recent lotto results, numbers drawn were 03, 04, 07 and 17. There was no jackpot winner so for the next draw, jackpot €10,000, Reserve €10,000, second reserve €6,400. There were five Match 3 Winners of €40 each; Liz Mulholland c/o Eugene, Soupey c/o Eamonn Kinsella, Jimmy Dunne Snr. c/o Jimmy Dunne, Sean Slater c/o Sean Slater and Eddie Hogan c/o Fran Doogue Sellers prize of €20 each went to Zara Hurley, Paul Scully and June Harte
NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Anyone who would like to become a Eucharistic Minister are asked to give their name to the Parish centre before Monday 11 March. Training will begin after that date. Holy Hour for all Eucharistic Ministers will take place on Thursday 07 March at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
CHILDREN’S BOOK COLLECTION
St Fiacc’s Parents Association are organising a sale of second-hand children’s books. If anyone would like to donate good quality books suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years, please drop them into the school before Friday, March 8.
Meeting this Thursday at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. Liturgy groups from St Clare’s and Holy Cross are asked to attend.
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Weather for Portlaoise
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