At a very well attended meeting of the Passion Play Group Bernie Dunne was appointed producer for Passion Play 2015 in Ballylinan. Bernie replaces Síle Graham who had directed the previous 5 productions. Enthusiasm abounded from all present for the project and the next general meeting for all involved in Passion Play 2015 will take place at 8pm in St. Ann’s Hall, Ballylinan, on Tuesday, November 25. Roles will be allocated at this meeting – a full attendance is vitally important as rehearsals will commence the following week.
A Christmas Monster Parish Bingo will take place on next Sunday 23 November at 3pm in Graiguecullen Hall. There will be super money to be won on the day. Everyone welcome and bring a friend
Parish Evergreens/Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner will take place on Sunday, December 8 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.
Table Quiz in aid of Graiguecullen/Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund will be held in the Thatch Bar, Graiguecullen on Friday next 21 November. Teams of 4 costs €40 and your support would be greatly appreciated
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 02, 16, 18 and 24, there was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Michelle Brennan, Paul Hickey, Tracy Curran and Joe McDonald, The seller’s prize went to Bryan Lawlor. The Jackpot now stands at €8,200.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGM
Killeshin Community Development AGM on be held on Wednesday 03 December at 7.30pm in the Den and all welcome. The Den is a community based not for profit childcare.
St Clare’s Hospitality-Food Kitchen wish to announce that from Wednesday 12 November all food parcels will be delivered by our volunteers and will no longer be distributed from St Fiacc’s Hall. If anyone knows a family who could do with a parcel please contact the Parish Centre at 0599141833.
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.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul “Vincent’s “ shop at 46 Tullow Street Carlow urgently needs donations of small furniture items, household goods, bric-a-brac, good quality clothes and any unwanted presents you may have put away at the back of the wardrobe. Donations will be gratefully received in the shop Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. The Society would like to thank everyone for supporting the shop during the past year.
The next meeting of the Liturgy Group will be this Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
Learn how to use up Christmas dinner leftovers with our budget friendly, easy and delicious recipes! Demonstration takes place on Friday 12 December, 10am to 1pm in Open Door CCDP, 165 The Laurels, Tullow Road, Carlow. Phone Val to book a place on (086)8249327.
The annual Mass to remember all our parishioners who died during the past year and all family members who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 28 November at 7.30pm in St Clare’s.
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.
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.
Carlow Fibromyalgia Support group will host a free information afternoon on fibromyalgia in the Seven Oaks hotel Carlow on Saturday November 29 from 3 to 5 pm. The aim of this information afternoon is to help people suffering with fibromyalgia, their families and friends gain a better knowledge of the condition. Also it is hoped that those who attend would gain better skills at coping with the pain caused by fibromyalgia and learn to live more positively and productively..Call Katharine 089 4387283, Mary 086 1693887.
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 HOUSE 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.
The Graiguecullen women’s group has resumed on Wednesdays in the Lazy River Cafe at 7.30pm. New members always welcome
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.
THURSDAY MORNING CLUB
Thursday Morning Club has resumed after the 10am Mass in St Clare’s. People are invited to come to the Parish Centre for tea or coffee and some friendly chat.
SUPPORTS FOR OLDER PEOPLE:
Carlow County Development Partnership (CCDP) can provide many supports for older people: Care and Repair Programme, Warmer Homes Scheme, Monthly Column for Older People published monthly, Recreational Activities and Community Group Training Information Sessions, Carlow Older Persons Network and Carlow Age Friendly Initiative
Training for Carlow Older Persons Forum.
CCDP has three locations in Bagenalstown, Open Door CCDP in The Laurels Tullow Road, Carlow and an outreach office on Dublin Street. For more information on any of the above please phone Valerie McDonald on 086 8249327
SENIOR HELP LINE
Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The help line is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year season from 10am till 10pm. So don’t be alone. We are there. Phone Senior Help Line LoCall 1850 440 444, (no call costing more than 30 cent).
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
Graiguecullen and District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.