Graiguecullen/killeshin

Killeshin pipe band

Killeshin pipe band

Killeshin Pipe Band will have their 50th anniversary honoured at a special reception in the county council offices in Portlaoise on Wednesday, November 5 at 7.30pm.

FIACC’S HOUSE DRAW

Fiacc’s House Annual Draw will take place on Monday 15 December. Cards available from Fiacc’s House or ring Margo on 086 3981213. This is their main fundraiser for the year and new promoters are always very welcome.

GREEN COMMUNITY AWARDS

This year Laois Community and Voluntary Awards will include an expanded Green Communities section.

In the coming weeks please compile a report of why your community project should be considered for a green award. Presentation is important so the more pictures and video footage the better.

This is being administered by LEAF with funding received through the Local Agenda 21 grant scheme from Laois County Council and Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

KILLESHIN FC

Clothing collection in Killeshin hall 11am to 2pm on Saturday, November 15. If collection is required contact Eddie on 087 2032830. Also clothing collection on Friday 14 November from 2pm to 3pm at club dressing rooms.

Killeshin FC Whist Night every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in the Old Den beside Killeshin Hall. Entry is only €5 per person and all are welcome. Refreshments served. Beginners from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Killeshin FC recent lotto results. Numbers drawn were 01, 08, 10 and 24, there was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Carol Brennan, Avril Fitzpatrick, Christina Hawe and Paddy and Ellie The seller’s prize went to Tom Hickey. The Jackpot now stands at €7,900.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS

Oisín Park are holding their annual Halloween Celebrations on this Friday 31 October. Gates open at 5.30pm. Last year 700 attended and enjoyed fun. All enquiries to 0868340387. Volunteers to help on night very welcome.

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Next Saturday, 01 November is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass in St Clare’s at 9am and 11.30am and Mass in Holy Cross at 10.15am. Please note there will be no Vigil Mass on Friday evening and the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening will be the usual Vigil Mass for the Sunday.

PRE-BAPTISM MEETING

Next meeting takes place this Wednesday, October 29 from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All parents who are presenting their child for baptism during the next few months are requested to attend this meeting.

PARISH BINGO

Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot €960 in 42 numbers. Check on double number and win €1720.

SHOE BOX APPEAL

Team Hope, together bringing hope to the needy. Boxes can be left at Callinan’s Food Store, opposite St Clare’s Church. For further information on collection please contact Bella on 059 9131494 or 086 8414891. We look forward to your support and boxes need to be ready by November 11.

COFFEE MORNING

Coffee morning and cake sale with a twist in aid of breast cancer awareness in the Lazy River cafe Graiguecullen on Sunday, November 2 from 9am until 2pm. Come show your support. Donations of cakes may be left into cafe from 9am.

ROWING CLUB

Carlow Rowing Club are holding their Second Annual Fundraiser on this Friday 31 October at 8pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel. Tickets €15.

CONFIRMATION

The next Masses for the young people preparing for Confirmation in Graiguecullen will take place at 6.30pm in St Clare’s this Saturday, November 1 and for Killeshin NS on Sunday, November 2 in Holy Cross.

COMMUNITY GAMES AGM

Graiguecullen Community Games AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 8pm at GAA meeting rooms. All welcome.

NOVEMBER DEAD LIST

The names of the faithful departed who parishioners would like remembered and prayed for during November can be handed into the parish office or placed in the November Sacred Space. A sheet and envelope are provided in the box of church envelopes and all loved ones who have died will be remembered at all our Masses during November.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Local Al-Anon Meetings in Carlow are on Monday, St Catherine’s Social Service Centre, Station Road, Carlow at 8pm and Thursday in Askea Parish Centre, Askea, Carlow at 8pm.

READERS

New rotas for readers in St Clare’s and Holy Cross Churches are currently being drawn up. Any of the present readers who wish to be taken off the new rotas are asked to contact the Parish office 0599141833. New readers are also welcome and are asked to contact the parish office.

ST FIACC’S LIBRARY

St. Fiacc’s House Library open for lending Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon from Monday last. This is a free service and all people from the Parish are welcome to come and borrow a book and donate your used books if you wish.

WOMEN’S GROUP

The Graiguecullen women’s group has resumed on Wednesdays in the Lazy River Cafe at 7.30pm. New members always welcome

PARISH CHOIRS

St Clare’s Children’s Choir, on Mondays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm in the Parish Centre. The choir is open to all primary school children and first year secondary school students. New members more than welcome.

Parish Youth Choir has resumed on Saturdays from 12.45 to 2pm in the Parish Centre. The choir is open to all secondary school students and young adults. Musicians also very welcome.

ST FIACC’S HALL

Hours available for Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Badminton. Contact 059 9140330 for further information or call to the hall on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 9am to 10pm.

Training for basketball and indoor soccer on every Friday night for under 10 and 13 girls at 5pm to 6pm, under 10 boys, 6pm to 7pm and under 13 boys, 7pm to 8pm.