Graiguecullen/killeshin

URGENT DONATIONS

URGENT DONATIONS

The Society of St Vincent de Paul Vincent’s Shop urgently needs donations to 46 Tullow Street Carlow.

OISÍN HOUSE AGM

Rossmore Killeshin Development Association Oisín House Annual General Meeting will take place on this Wednesday October 16 at 8.30pm in Oisín House and all welcome.

KILLESHIN FC

Killeshin FC Lotto jackpot now stands at €11,500.

BADMINTON CLUB

Killeshin Badminton Club has resumed on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Killeshin Hall. All new members welcome. For further information, contact Siobhan 086 0703491.

SHOE BOX APPEAL

Boxes can be left at Callinan’s Food Store opposite St Clare’s Church. Contact Bella at 059 9131494 or 086 8414891. Boxes need to be ready by November 11.

READERS

Congratulations to the ten young people who completed training. They join the readers’ rota for St Clare’s and Holy Cross. New reader rotas being drawn up. Any of our present readers who wish to be taken off the new rota contact the parish office.

HALLOWEEN DANCE

Carlow Older Persons Network is holding their annual Halloween dance on Wednesday October 30 in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and the tickets are €5. For more information and to purchase your tickets please contact Olive Fanning on 087 6165690 as this is a ticket only event this year.

PRIESTS COLLECTION

The autumn collection for the support of the priests of the parish takes place at all masses next weekend. This is one of four collections from which priests receive their salary. All other Sundays the collections go towards the running of the parish.

PARISH CHOIRS

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.

LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Sunday school after the 11.30am mass in St Clare’s. Invited are all children aged between Four years and First class to take part. The aim is to introduce the children to the mass by taking part in activities appropriate to their age. These activities will take place in the parish centre. The children will leave at the start of mass and will be supervised by adults and students from our second level schools. The children will return to mass at the ‘Our Father’.

MORNING CLUB

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.

ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT

The Éist Cancer Support Centre will run a six week art therapy course starting on October 16. Art therapy uses paint, clay, collage or other textile aids in a group setting to help the individual discover new possibilities in coping with loss and bereavement. For more information please contact the centre on 0599139684. Éist Cancer Support Centre opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4pm. Contact Mary or Ann at 059 91 39684 or 085 8661499.

PRE-BAPTISM

Next meeting on Monday November 4 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.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Parish Youth Pastoral Group meet next Saturday, October 19 from 11.30 to 12.30 in the parish centre. Pope John Paul II Award, can all new participants please return forms urgently. October parish centre mass on Sunday October 27 at 6pm. Can all Sunday School TEEN leaders return signed safeguarding forms to Cathriona in the parish centre.

INDOOR BOWLS

Graiguecullen and District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

There was no jackpot winner in the recent draw. The numbers drawn were 03, 11, 19 and 31. Next jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000. There were two Match 3 winners of a €100 each: Sinead Ni Nuallain c/o Seamus Nolan and Mary Mulholland c/o Helen Loughman. The seller’s prize of €20 each went to Liz M, Pat Abbey and Eugene Mulholl.

KILLESHIN HALL

Now taking bookings cost €20 per hour. Contact Dora in Killeshin Stores 0599147900.

KILLESHIN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Anyone interested in renting or leasing rooms in the old Killeshin National School please contact Laurence 086 8521941 or Orla 087 7645127.

HOLY LAND

Graigue/Killeshin Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from April 23 for eight nights and the leader will be Fr John Dunphy. Cost €1,475 pps, travel insurance €35 extra. To book contact 0599136100.

CARLOW HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The first of our Autumn /Winter lectures will take place on Wednesday 16 October at 8pm, in Borris Vocational School, entitled ”The Bridges of Carlow’s Mountain River and its Tributaries” by Francis Coady. The lecture will discuss previously unrecorded river bridges from the mid Carlow area. These bridges vary in style, composition and condition, while all maintain an important place in their local landscape. Their architectural details vary enormously from bridges within walled estates to those found on small boreens. The bridges recorded date from the 18 to the 21 century. Admission is free and all are welcome.