Parish Evergreens and Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner: on Sunday 16 December at 1pm in the Talbot Hotel. All Senior Citizens from the parish are invited. Admission is free but those who wish to attend must collect their ticket from the Parish Centre before Monday 10 December.
ST FIACC’S HOUSE
St Fiacc’s House Annual Draw takes place on Monday 17 December. Cards available from Fiacc’s House. New promoters welcome. St Fiacc’s House Christmas Cards for sale at reception in Fiacc’s House. Thank you to The Three Counties Vintage Club for their generous donation of €400.
LOURDES INVALID FUND
Graigue-Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund wishes to thank Joan Doogue for her recent contribution of €760 from bag packing. Thanks also to the Carlow Lions Club a total of €1,675 was raised at the recent Tea Dance.
ST FIACC’S ENROLMENT
St Fiacc’s NS is accepting pre-enrolment applications for 2013. Forms in school office. early application is advisable. Return form to school by January 31. The returned forms will be logged and dated. Offers of issued next spring.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 01, 10, 16 and 27. The four lucky dip winners were Paul Corcoran, Martin Corcoran, Colm Fitzgerald and Brendan Walsh each received €25 and the sellers prize of €25 was won by Darragh McDonald. The jackpot for next draw stands at €7,100 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or from local shop and public houses.
Masses on Friday, December 7 at 7.30pm in St Clare’s and on Saturday at 11.30am in St. Clare’s and 10.15am in Holy Cross.
This Friday, December 7 is the First Friday of the month. There will be the usual penitential service during the 10am Mass in St. Clare’s.
YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
The next meeting Wednesday, December 6, 8pm in parish centre.
And Christmas fair on Thurs, Dec 6 in Parish Centre after 10am Mass in aid of Carlow Hospice.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Fathers John and Brian will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Tuesday and Wednesday 11 & 12 December. Please note they will not be calling during this coming week.
COUNTRY MARKET COFFEE
Graigue Country Market Coffee Morning in aid of County Carlow Hospice on Saturday, December 15 from 10am to 1pm in the Old School Hall, opposite Aldi in Graigue.
A special family Mass will be celebrated in St Clare’s on the first Sunday of each month at 11.30am.
Christmas Party social night with live music, plenty of craic, tea and home baking in Oisín House on Saturday 15 December. To book a table call 0868340387 and admission is €10 including door prizes. Group rates available.
Carlow Area Guides and Scouts will hold their annual Carol Service in aid of St Vincent de Paul in St Clare’s Church, Graiguec on this Friday, December 7 at 8.30pm. All welcome.
St Fiacc’s NS Advent Mass will be held on this Friday 07 December at 11.30am in St Clare’s.
Official launch of thge Parish Annual will take place next Saturday 08 December at 7.30pm in the parish centre. All are welcome
DIOCESAN CHRISTMAS CARDS
Diocesan Christmas Cards available at church doors. Please take one for your own family and also for any family you may know who may not be able to attend Mass. The card contains prayers for families to say during the four weeks of advent and also at Christmas.
Adult Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491. Killeshin Hall now taking bookings, €20 per hour. Contact Dora in Killeshin Stores 0599147900
The fourth week of our First Communion and Confirmation Programme for Graiguecullen takes place at the 6.30pm Mass next Saturday 08 December. The First Communion Preparation programme for Killeshin takes place next Sunday 09 December at the 10.15am Mass in Holy Cross.
Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
St Vincent de Paul Christmas collection will take place on Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 December. Your kind donations are greatly appreciated.
THURSDAY 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.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Affected by alcohol or drug use of a relative? You may be confused, frightened and don’t know where to turn. Support is available. Please come to the Family Support Group. Help for you can help the whole family. Wednesday September 05, 7.30pm in Graiguecullen Parish Centre. For further information contact 085 7897339 or 059 9164757.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 04, 16, 20 and 26 and there was no Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €4,000. There were no Match 3 winners. There were five Lucky Dips of €40 each; Poker Classic - Original 5 Card Draw on Sunday 09 December in Graiguecullen GAA Clubhouse. Entry fees is €50 and enquiries to Ruairi 087 9791824.
KILLESHIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
Newly formed Killeshin Community Centre committee invites anyone interested in renting or leasing rooms in the old Killeshin National School please contact Laurence 086 8521941 or Orla 087 7645127.
Anyone who would like to reflect on the Sunday readings is invited to a half hour meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. A special invitation to all who will be reading the Word of God at Mass on Sunday. This is an opportunity for people to enhance their participation in their celebration of Mass each Sunday.
ÉIST CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
Meditation takes place every Tuesday at 11am at the centre, Art each Wednesday from 11am to 1 pm. Prostate survivor programme starts early November. Contact the Centre on 0599139684 for information.