Graiguecullen/killeshin

CHURCH REPAIRS

CHURCH REPAIRS

Storm glazing has just been completed on all the windows of Holy Cross. The glazing repairs and painting cost €20,000 approx. and was necessary to preserve our lovely church. Thanks to Tom Kennedy and the rest of the finance committee for their work in getting this project completed.

Monster Bingo

Monster Parish Christmas Bingo on this Tuesday 02 December at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen. Great Prizes to be won, bring a friend.

REACH OUT INITIATIVE

St Clare’s Hospitality Volunteers now deliver over 150 food parcels each week to families who are struggling. To continue to provide this service we urgently need your help. As a way of making the Advent season more meaningful we ask people to place a non-perishable food item each week in the baskets in our churches and this will be a great help to us in making up the parcels.

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Parish Evergreens/Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner will take place on Sunday 08 December at 1pm in the Talbot Hotel. All senior citizens from the parish are invited. Admission is free but those who wish to attend must collect their ticket from the Parish Centre.

KILLESHIN FC

Killeshin FC Whist Night every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Old Den beside Killeshin Hall. Entry is only €5 per person and all are welcome. Refreshments served. Beginners from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Killeshin FC recent lotto results. Numbers drawn were 04, 06, 18 and 23, there was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were May Dempsey, Seamus Moore, Corey McCartney and Jenny Collins. The seller’s prize went to Ollie Brennan. The Jackpot now stands at €8,300.

ANNUAL MEETING

Killeshin Community Development AGM is on this Wednesday 03 December at 7.30pm in the Den. All are welcome to attend.

FIACC’S FOLK

Our 2014 Parish Annual will be launched next Saturday 06 December in the Parish Center after the 6.30pm Mass.

CHRISTMAS TREE

Graiguecullen Community Development Group invite all residents to the Annual Christmas Tree celebration at the Croppy Grave on Friday, December 5 at 5.30pm where they will be joined by local choirs and a special visit from Santa who will switch on our Christmas Tree lights and afterwards to the Activity Centre at St Fiacc’s House for the launch of our Directory “What’s in Graiguecullen for Me”. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

FIRST FRIDAY

This Friday, December 5 is the First Friday of the month. There will be a brief penitential service during the 10am Mass in St Clare’s.

COMMUNION

Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound for Christmas on Tuesday and Wednesday 08 and 09 December.

YOUTH CORNER

Pope John Paul II Award participants will be commissioned Mass on Saturday, December 6 at 6.30pm Mass St Clare’s Church.

Youth Eucharistic Ministers Course continues this Thursday, December 4 from 4.30 to 5.30pm. Please contact Cathríona if you cannot attend.

Sunday School Group 1 are on next Sunday, December 7.

Thank you to all who attended our recent Youth Mass. Our next Youth Mass will take place on Sunday 11 January.

FIACC’S HOUSE Draw

Fiacc’s House Annual Draw will take place on Monday 15 December.   Cards available from Fiacc’s House or ring Margo on 086 3981213. This is their main fundraiser for the year and new promoters are always very welcome.

ST FIACC’S LIBRARY

St. Fiacc’s House Library open for lending Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon from Monday last.  This is a free service and all people from the Parish are welcome to come and borrow a book and donate your used books if you wish.

WOMEN’S GROUP

The Graiguecullen women’s group has resumed on Wednesdays in the Lazy River Cafe at 7.30pm. New members always welcome 

SWIMMING POOL

One day Occupational First Aid, refresher course on 07 December. Lifeguard Course for new and renewals, starting Friday 14 November. Contact Ali on 087 8231276.

VOLUNTEERS

Kilkenny and Carlow Contact urgently needs volunteers in the Carlow town and surrounding area. Could you commit to a one hour per week to befriend an older person? For more information or details please call our office 059 9136340 or Mary on mobile 086 4108902.

CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS

Learn how to use up Christmas dinner leftovers with our budget friendly, easy and delicious recipes!  Demonstration takes place on Friday 12 December, 10am to 1pm in Open Door CCDP, 165 The Laurels, Tullow Road, Carlow.  Phone Val to book a place on (086)8249327.

THURSDAY MORNING CLUB

Thursday Morning Club has resumed after the 10am Mass in St Clare’s. People are invited to the Parish Centre for tea or coffee and some friendly chat.