LAOIS COMMUNITY FORUM
Elections 2012 Laois Community Forum is a platform for community and voluntary groups. If you are involved in a group, you may be interested in standing for election or nominating someone to represent your electoral area at county level please contact 05786 74337 or 86 74338, or email to Laois Community firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations by Thursday April 19 at 5pm. Election on Thursday April 26 in St Fiacc’s Hall, Graigue at 7.30pm.
The seventh Solemn Novena continues. April 23, David Parkes, former international footballer and singer, personal testimony.
The priests of the parish thank all who contributed so generously to the quarterly priest Easter collection. Your prayers, friendship and support is valued and appreciated.
St Catherine’s Community Services Centre is now offering free three week computer courses. Contact Andrea Dalton on 059 9138706.
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2,20,24,30. The four lucky dip winners were Brigid Gorman, Alan McCartney, Julie Farrell and Oisin Pagnier, each will receive €25 and the seller’s prize of €25 was won by Eddie Gorman. Next jackpot €3,800. Tickets €2 from club members or local shops and pubs.
The 3rd annual sponsored walk to Mount Leinster takes place on Sunday May 27, starting from Nine Stones.
Register from 9.30am and entry is €20 per walker. Info from area promoters or www.countycarlowhospice.com or call 059-918270/087-7865057. Proceeds to County Carlow Hospice.
The priests of the parish thank all those who helped to make our ceremonies so special and meaningful and to all who cleaned and decorated our churches so beautifully and all who prepared and participated in the various ceremonies.
Varity night plus supper in aid of our Parish Evergreens on Friday, April 20 in St Fiacc’s Hall.
OISÍN PARK & HOUSE
Car boot and tag sale at Oisin Park on Sunday April 29 from 10am-3pm. €10 per car or donate items for the tag sale with proceeds to Oisin House. We can collect your items. Enquiries to Denise 087 9884118/John 086 8340387/Kevin 086 8988137
Parish finance committee monthly meeting on Wednesday April 18 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
JOHN PAUL II AWARDS
Congrats to the twelve young people from our parish who received awards recently for involvement in the parish and community. Open to all teenagers 15 years and upwards. Next Saturday April 21 at the 6.30pm mass we will celebrate the achievements of these young people.
Special commissioning ceremony for the young people who have applied for the award this year.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graigue Hall.
Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 1,16,21,32 and there was no winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve of €6,400.
There was one lucky match 3 winner of €200, Pat and Marie c/o MOR. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Martin Power, Chris Dunne and Tipp.
Bridge Club has resumed on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
We are asking people to be part of Happy Heart Weekend on May 10 to 12. Volunteers needed to sell hearts and key rings in Carlow and Graigue.
All money to the Irish Heart Foundation. Contact Anne Marie Burke on 086 0870998.
CROKE PARK TICKETS
Any young person aged 15 to 25 who would like to attend the closing mass of the International Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park on Sunday June 17 are asked to contact Cathriona in Parish Centre or telephone 085 1450321.
Medjugorjie Pilgrimage 2012, May 26. For bookings and enquiries contact Noeleen 0599142670. Savings scheme can be arranged.
TALK IT OVER
Thanks to Mad for Models for the proceeds of the raffles held at their recent show. Talk It Over is a free confidential and caring service for those suffering bereavement. Contact us on 086-3364961 for an appointment.
FUN TABLE QUIZ
Fun table quiz in aid of Relay for Life and Irish Cancer Society will be held in Carpenters Lounge, Barrack Street on this Friday, April 20 at 8pm. €40 per table of four.
SUPPORTING ALI BYRNE
Massive garage Sale at 1 St Fiacc’s Terrace, Graigue on Sunday April 22 starting at 10am also a 10k walk around Carlow town on Sunday May 6 at 3pm. Contact Madeline 087 9481409.