Graiguecullen/killeshin

ORDINATION

ORDINATION

Joe O’Rourke from our parish together with six other men from the diocese will be ordained deacons next Sunday 13 October at 3pm in Carlow Cathedral. A special leaflet will be available next weekend to highlight this important celebration in our parish and diocese.

OISÍN HOUSE AGM

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

KILLESHIN FC

Killeshin FC. Lotto results for September 29, numbers drawn were 2, 4, 11 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Kathleen Hickey, Mike Moran, Betty Waters and The 3 Amigos. Seller’s prize went to Eddie Gorman. Jackpot now €11,500.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT

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.

FINANCE AGM

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 Brian will bring Holy Communion to the country area on Wednesday October 9.

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

SACRAMENTS

The second week of the First Communion, Confirmation and Commitment programme for Graiguecullen takes place at the 6.30pm mass this Saturday 12 October in St Clare’s. The First Communion programme for Killeshin takes place this Sunday 13 October at 10.15am in Holy Cross.

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. Further info on collection please contact Bella at 059 9131494 or 086 8414891. Looking forward to your generous support. Boxes need to be ready by November 11.

PEER SUPPORT 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 02. Contact Anne at 0876636499.

READERS

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

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.

PARISH BINGO

Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Great money to be won on the night jackpot now stands at €1,740 in 48 numbers. Check on double number and win €670.

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.

YOUTH MINISTRY SPACE

Youth Pastoral Group will meet next Saturday October 12 from 11.30 to 12.30 in the parish centre. 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, one final reflection session will take place on Wednesday October 9 at 6.30 for all who have yet to complete the JP2 reflection and please confirm your attendance.

BRIDGE CLASSES

Bridge classes for beginners to commence in October. Numbers limited so contact Anne 9131992 or 0879914682.

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 05, 11, 27 and 31

Next jackpot €10,000, reserve €10,000. There was no match 3 winner. Five lucky dips of €40 each went to Mary Gorman c/o Valerie Walsh, Liam Moran c/o Mary Fleming, Eamonn Deane c/o Deanoz, Jimmy Dunne c/o Jimmy Dunne and Fritz c/o The Bar. The seller’s prize of €20 each were won by Pattie Doogue, Johnny Dooley and Noel Hurley.

PRE-MARRIAGE WORKSHOP

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.

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 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 0599136100.