Graiguecullen’s knitting party is on Wednesday October 2 from 10.30am to 1pm in the Graiguecullen Parish Centre and everybody is welcome.
Monster parish bingo on this Tuesday October 1 commencing at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night.
Boxes of envelopes are now available at the doors of our churches and we ask each family to take a box and use the envelopes to make your contributions to the Parish Development Fund and other special collections.
Killeshin FC Lotto results for 22 September, numbers drawn were 07, 15, 29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip winners were Margaret McDonald, Tom Hickey, Pauraic Whelan and Liam Dowling, Sellers prize Liam Dempsey. Jackpot now stands at €11,400
Killeshin Community Development Ltd will hold their AGM on Tuesday October 1 at 7.30pm in The Den. All welcome to attend.
Killeshin Active Retirement will hold a launch and Gathering event on Tuesday October 8. They will meet at Holy Cross Church for mass at 7pm and afterwards in the New Community Centre Killeshin. They look forward to a lovely evening and would love to see you there.
Parish Finance Committee AGM will be held on Wednesday October 9 at 8pm in the parish centre. Any parishioner with queries regarding parish finances are invited to attend this meeting. The new parish finance committee will also be elected at this meeting.
COMMUNION TO SICK
Fr John will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound in the town area on this Tuesday and Wednesday 01 and 02 of October, while Fr Brian will bring Holy Communion to the country area on Wednesday October 9.
Killeshin Badminton Club has resumed on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Killeshin Hall. All new members welcome. For further information, contact Siobhan 086 0703491
Next Friday 04 October is the first friday of the month. There will be the usual penitential service during the 10am mass in St Clare’s.
Graiguecullen Killeshin Parish Rainbows Group is offering a 14 week peer support programme for young people who have experienced loss through the death of a close relative, separation or other painful change in their family. The programme will commence in mid-October. Applications must be returned to the Parish Centre by Wednesday October 2. Contact Anne at 0876636499.
BLESSING OF PETS
To coincide with the Feast of St Francis, Patron Saint of animals, birds and all pets, there will be a special blessing of pets on Friday 04 October at 6pm at the Parish Centre. Adults and children are invited to bring their pets along for this special blessing.
Confirmation and commitment enrolment mass for the children of Killeshin NS will take place next Sunday 06 October at the 10.15am mass in Holy Cross.
St Clare’s Children’s Choir practice on Monday nights from 4.30pm to 5.30pm in Parish Centre, please note change of time. Choir is open to all primary school children and First year in secondary school. Parish Youth Choir practice each from 12.45pm to 2pm. The choir is open to all secondary school students and young adults. Musicians are also very welcome.
A six week pilates and exercise classes has commenced on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm and Thursdays from 10am to 11am. Booking 086 8596607.
ADVANCING RECOVERY IN IRELAND
This is a new mental health initiative and the more people we get to the information night the greater the chances of success. Please contact me if you require any further information: Clare Fitzpatrick, Community Mental Health Team, St Dympna’s Hospital, Carlow, Phone 0878506042.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Sunday school has resumed after the 11.30am mass in St Clare’s.
Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night jackpot now stands at €1,480 in 46 numbers. Check on double number and win €530.
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.
MASSES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
The opening of the year for St Fiacc’s NS will take place on next Thursday 26 September at 11.30am in St Clare’s. All families and members of the parish community are welcome to join in praying for god’s blessings on our schools for the year ahead.
Next meeting on Monday 04 November from 7 to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All parents presenting their child for baptism during the next few months are requested to attend one of the meetings.
We are seeking some new Sunday School teen leaders. If you are interested in helping out with our Sunday School programme please contact Cathriona in Parish Centre.
Pope John Paul II Award; Completed reflections and record cards can be handed in to reception in the Parish Centre. Participants that have not yet completed their reflections should contact Cathriona as soon as possible.
Can all new JPII Participants for 2013/2014 please return application and parish ministry forms to reception asap.
There was no jackpot winner in the recent draw. The numbers drawn were 08, 21, 28 and 32. Next jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000. There were one match 3 winners of €200, Jane Nolan c/o Seamus Nolan. Seller’s prize of €20 went to Mickey Brennan, Michelle Whelan and Fran Doogue.
Dates as follows: October 11 and 12, Friday and Saturday. November 08 and 09, Friday and Saturday.
To reserve a place book on line at www.accord.ie or phone 059 9138738. For further information please contact: Accord Carlow, St Catherine’s Social Service Centre, St Joseph’s Road, Carlow or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT
Éist Cancer support centre opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4pm and provides a range of services which supports anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis, their families and carers. Our qualified nurses, counsellors and reflexologists form part of the team which provides practical help and emotional support to all who visit the centre. The Centre’s doors are open during these hours without appointment. Contact Mary or Ann at 059 91 39684 or 085 8661499
Now taking bookings cost €20 per hour. Contact Dora in Killeshin Stores 0599147900.
KILLESHIN COMMUNITY CENTRE COMMITTEE
Anyone interested in renting or leasing rooms in the old Killeshin National School please contact Laurence 086 8521941 or Orla 087 7645127.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 23 April 2014 for 8 nights and the Leader will be Fr John Dunphy. Four nights in Tiberias and four nights in Jerusalem. Cost €1,475 per person sharing, travel insurance €35 extra. To book contact Tully’s Travel Ltd 0599136100.