Graiguecullen/Killeshin

Dean Malone, Orla Davis, Stephen Moran, Cormac Dollard, Colin Dunne and Ciara McDonald at the Killeshin Parade.
CHURCH SERVICES

CHURCH SERVICES

Holy Thursday; Morning prayer in St Clare’s at 10am, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Holy Cross at 7pm, children preparing for First Holy Communion will participate at this Mass. Mass in St Clare’s at 7.30pm. Confessions after each Mass. Solemn Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Clare’s until 10pm. Night Prayer in St Clare’s at 9.45pm.

Good Friday; Morning Prayer in St Clare’s Church 10am. Stations of the Cross for Young People in Parish Centre at 12noon. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in St Clare’s Church at 3pm. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Holy Cross Church at 5.30pm. Confessions after each service. Children’s Stations and Veneration of the Cross in St Clare’s at 7pm followed by Ecumenical way of the Cross to St Mary’s Cathedral and Carlow Cathedral. The procession will make its way to St Mary’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Assumption via Maryborough Street and will process through the park where they will stop on a number of occasions for reflection. Children preparing for First Holy Communion in St Clare’s will participate at this Service.

Holy Saturday; Morning Prayer in St Clare’s Church at 10am. Confessions in St Clare’s from 10am to 11am. Easter Vigil Mass in St Clare’s at 8pm, Confirmation children will participate at this Mass.

Easter Sunday: Easter Dawn Mass at Oisín House, Rossmore at 6.15am. Masses at 9am and 11.30am in St Clare’s Church and 10.15am in Holy Cross, Killeshin.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES

Please bring Trócaire Boxes to any of the Holy Week Ceremonies.

LENTEN LUNCH

Lenten Lunch takes place in St Fiacc’s House on Good Friday 29 March. All welcome.

DAWN MASS

This is the Fourth year for our parish to hold this special Mass. People travelling to the Mass are asked to arrive no later than 6.15am. Please bring warm clothing, a folding chair or stool and where possible share transport in order to assist with parking. A meeting of stewards will take place in Oisin Park on Wednesday, March 27 at 8pm. If you would like to give a hand please attend meeting or contact Pat @ 059 9147868.

KILLESHIN AFC LOTTO

There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 07, 15, 24 and 28. The four lucky dip winners were Mary Brennan Lowry, K Hayden, Frank McElroy and Deirdre Whelan each will receive €25 and the sellers prize of €25 was won by Colm Fitzgerald Jnr. The jackpot for next week stands at €8,700 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or the local shop and public houses.

HEATHERHILL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

The Annual General Meeting of the Heatherhill Residents Association will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm in St Fiacc’s house, new hall, Killeshin Road, Graiguecullen.

ST FIACC’S HOUSE

The Big Trad Train, comprising 20 musicians, four vocalists, singing soul, jazz, blues brothers, funk and much more are in concert in the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 and all profits go to St Fiacc’s House. Tickets available from St Fiacc’s House or contact Vonnie at 0863629516.

A tea party with ‘Pervish’ takes place in St Fiacc’s House on Thursday 04 April from 5pm to 7pm. It costs €10 and tickets available from St Fiacc’s Cafe or from Vonnie at 0863629516. Profits to St Fiacc’s House.

PRIESTS EASTER COLLECTION

The quarterly collection for the support of the priests of the parish will be taken up at all Masses over the Easter weekend. Envelopes are in envelope boxes or alternatively you can use the special envelopes available at the church doors.

ORDINATION OF DEACONS

Due to the delay in the announcement of our new Bishop the ordination of the seven deacons which was due to take place in Carlow Cathedral on Sunday, May 19 has now been postponed until the new Bishop is appointed. We continue to ask God’s blessings on Joe O’Rourke from our parish and the other six deacons as they continue their studies.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK

Fathers John and Brian will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound for Easter on this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27.

24 HOUR STAY AWAKE

John Paul 11 participants are taking part in a 24 hour “Stay Awake” in aid of Trócaire on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning. Please support their effort.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Monday, July 1 to Saturday, July 6. If interested please contact Tully’s Travel.

CARLOW LIONS CLUB

Social Dancing on Tuesday, March 26 in the Seven Oaks Hotel. Admission is €7. All in aid of Accord

SOLEMN NOVENA

This is the eighth year to run our Solemn Novena and it begins on Monday, April 8 and will continue for nine consecutive nights. Everyone is invited during Lent to place petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare’s. Joe Canning, Senior Galway Hurler, All Star Award Winner and UNICEF Ireland Ambassador will be the first speaker.

PARISH SWIMMING POOL

Sunday Morning Swimming Lessons resume back on Sunday, April 7 for 12 weeks at €60 per child. Contact Paul: at 087 6121666.

Children’s Swimming Lessons resuming on Saturday, April 6 from 9am to 10am and 10am to 11am for 12 weeks also on Tuesday 09 April from 6pm to 7pm for 9 weeks. Enrolments now taking place. Deposit €20 secures your place. Contact Swimming Pool Office.

PARISH BINGO

Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot of €1,350 in 45 Numbers. Check on double number and win €1,020

ANNUAL MEETING

The AGM of the Holy Cross Sodality and Cemetery Committee will be held immediately after 10.15am Mass on Sunday April 7. All members of the Sodality are requested to attend.

CHARITY TABLE QUIZ

In aid of Éist Cancer Support Centre, Carlow in Brennan’s Bar on Friday, April 5 at 9pm. Tables €40 for four to six people and all are welcome. The Éist Cancer Support Centre is calling all runners, joggers and walkers to participate in the Dublin Mini Marathon. Centre tee-shirts and free bus to Dublin on the day. Sponsorship cards available from the centre at 0599139684 or contact 0851440510

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

Graiguecullen Under 12 Girls will resume training on Wednesday, March 27 at 6.30pm. New players welcome so please contact Jane Moore 0857177675

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 17, 17, 28 and 31. There was no Jackpot winner so for the next draw, Jackpot €10,000, Reserve €10,000. There was 1 x Match 3 winner of €200; Mick Bolton c/o Liz Bolton. Sellers prize of €20 each went to James Dooley (PC), Patsy O’Neill and Mary Forbes.