Graiguecullen/Killeshin

FAREWELL TO FR PJ MADDEN

FAREWELL TO FR PJ MADDEN

Fr PJ leaves at the end of the month to take up his new appointment as Curate in Naas Parish. He has ministered in this parish for the past three years and has touched everyone with his spirituality, good humour and dedicated service. Masses of thanksgiving and farewell will be held on Saturday August 25 at 6.30pm in St Clare’s and on Sunday August 26 at 10.15am in Holy Cross. Refreshments after both masses, Saturday in the parish centre and on Sunday in Killeshin parish hall and all are invited.

PUBLIC MEETING

There will be a public meeting to discuss the future of Killeshin Hall and Old School on Wednesday August 22 at 8pm in Killeshin Hall.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

This Wednesday August 15 is a Holy day of obligation. Masses at 11.30am and 7.30pm in St Clare’s and 10.15am in Holy Cross. Please note there will be no 10am Mass on that day in St Clare’s.

FIACC’S FOLK MAGAZINE

We are now accepting items for the Fiacc’s Folk. They can be emailed to fiaccsfolk@gmail.com or left at parish office for the attention of Editorial Committee, Fiacc’s Folk.

KILLESHIN FC LOTTO

There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 05, 15, 22 and 27. The four winners of the lucky dips were Eddie Hand, Jamie Byrne, Joe Whelan and Brendan Nolan, each will receive €25 and the seller’s prize of €25 was won by Colm Fitzgerald. The next jackpot stands at €5500 and tickets can be purchased from any club member or from the local shop or public houses at a cost of €2 per ticket.

MENTAL HEALTH

As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week, September 16 to 22, organised by Laois Community Forum the following events will take place in our Parish. Sunday September 16, 6km walk at Rossmore, assemble for 12.30 in Oisín Park. Details from Mary Hennessy 0872581016. Then on Monday September 17 there will be a 4km walk at Graiguecullen, assemble at Shamrock Business Park for 7pm. Details from Sean Kelly 0879103930. The third event will be on Thursday September 20, a seminar in Graiguecullen Parish Centre, “Living with Loss in our Lives” at 8pm and the speaker will be Rita Kelly of the HSE.

ST PATS BOYS AFC

Anybody interested in playing soccer in the Carlow and District Football League for the forthcoming 2012/13 season, St Patrick’s Boys are back training and would welcome new and existing junior players, men’s, for their first, second and youth teams. Training takes place every Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm in the Meadows on the Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen. Just come along if interested or ring Ger Cuddihy on 0851571575

ST FIACC’S HOUSE

St Fiacc’s House proudly announce the opening of their new café. The café will open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Why not meet your friends for lunch and a chat?

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Sunday school finished last Sunday and will resume on Sunday September 09.

BINGO

Every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. All loose sheets €2 each, six panel book €5 and double book €10. Everyone welcome and bring a friend.

DAY OF RETREAT

Evergreens Day of Retreat in St Fiacc’s House on Thursday August 16 from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The cost, €10 includes lunch. Names to be given to the parish office on or before Friday August 10.

SENIOR HELP LINE

Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10am until 10pm, 365 days a year. 

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

Annual Field Day takes place on Sunday August 19 from 2pm to 6pm. There will be lots of stalls for all to enjoy. See who gets dunked in our dunk tank. Bouncy castles, barrel train and more. Numbers drawn were 14, 19, 23 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner so the next Jackpot will be €10,000, Reserve €9,800. There were two Match 3 winners of €100 each; Frank Corcoran c/o M. Keegan (PC) and One plus Three c/o Eamonn Doogue. The sellers prize of €20) went to Tipp, Bar and Seamus Nolan.

OISÍN HOUSE NEWS

Rambler’s night in Oisín House on this Thursday, Aug 16 at 8.30pm. All singers, storytellers, musicians etc. invited. Light refreshments provided and admission is free. Social Dancing at Oisín Park takes a break until mid-September.

BRIDGE CLUB

Bridge Club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge Classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.