PARISH ADVENT REACH OUT INITIATIVE
Our parish in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul have recently set up ‘St Clare’s Hospitality’ to help members of our community who are suffering due to the recession. We are in the process of setting up a kitchen where people can come to get hot meals. In the meantime we are giving out food parcels each Wednesday and for the past few weeks we have given out over 70 parcels a week. Each parcel contains non-perishable items. During the four weekends of Advent we will place collection baskets in St Clare’s and Holy Cross. As a way of making the Advent season more meaningful we encourage everyone to reach out to those in need by placing non-perishable food items in the baskets and these will be used to help make up our food parcels.
FIACC’S HOUSE ANNUAL DRAW
Launch of Christmas CD, ‘A Gift For Christmas’ by the Nolan Sisters in Activity Centre, St Fiacc’s House on Sunday, December 1 at 3pm. All proceeds from sale of CD go to St Fiacc’s House and all are welcome, admission is free.
St Fiacc’s House annual draw will take place on Monday, December 9 at 9pm. Cards are available at St Fiacc’s House and new promoters are welcome.
If you are alone or know of someone who will be alone for Christmas dinner, St Clare’s Hospitality is hosting a Christmas Dinner. Please give names and contact numbers to the Parish Office Graiguecullen 059 9141833
The launch of this year’s annual will take place on Friday, December 6 at 7pm in the Parish Centre.
Killeshin Soccer Club is holding a whist drive in the Old Den next to Killeshin Hall on every Wednesday at 8.30pm. Admission is €5. Contact Annette 085 7483893.
Results for Sunday November 17. Numbers drawn were 02, 08, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Martin (Flipper) Keogh, John McMahon, Jennifer Collins and Julie Farrell. Seller’s prize went to Sharon Dempsey. Jackpot now stands at €3,100.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Parish Evergreens/Senior Citizens annual Christmas dinner will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1pm in the Talbot Hotel. Admission is free but those who wish to attend must collect their ticket from the Parish Centre.
KCLR presents ‘The Spirit of Christmas Carol Concert’ in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen on Sunday, December 8 at 7.30pm. Admission is just €5 and all proceeds go to Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team.
County Carlow Hospice Cake Sale, Sunday December 08 in Parish Centre after 11.30am mass.
The Charity ‘ALMAS’ is celebrating ten years of giving love to children and families. Boxes of Christmas cards and DVDs for sale at Parish Office and cost just €5.
Any child interested, please Contact Bernie at 086 1593994.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night jackpot €1,090 in 43 numbers.
Oisín Players Present ‘Troubled Bachelors’ a Three Act Comedy in Behan’s Lounge Tolerton on Friday 06, Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 December at 8pm sharp. Contact 087 9905205 for bookings.
Next meeting takes place on Monday 02 December from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Parish Centre Graiguecullen. All parents who are presenting their child for baptism during the next few months and who have not been to one of the pre-baptism meetings before are encouraged attend this meeting.
YOUTH MINISTRY SPACE
Sunday School Group 4 are on next Sunday 01 December.
There was no jackpot winner in the recent draw. The numbers drawn were 25, 29, 30 and 32. Next jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000. There were three Match 3 winners of €70 each; Iris and John c/o John Corcoran twice and Noel Hurley c/o Noel Hurley. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Joan Culleton, Ger Brennan and John Corcoran
A CD of Christmas carols, poems and music featuring local choirs and soloists will be launched by Bishop Denis Nulty in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen on Friday, December 6 at 8.30pm. The CD ‘Cuisle na Nollag’ includes Adeste Fideles and O Sanctissima sung by the Poor Clare Sisters. The launch will include a short concert of the carols performed by the participants. All welcome.