CHRISTMAS MONSTER BINGO
Graiguecullen Christmas monster bingo on Sunday 25 November at 3pm in St Fiacc’s Hall.
ST FIACC’S HOUSE
St Fiacc’s House annual draw takes place on Monday 17 December. Cards available from Fiacc’s House. New promoters would be very welcome. Christmas cards for sale at reception in Fiacc’s House.
Pilates course runs for six weeks and costs €60. For further information please contact Therese to book a place, 0877731106.
Training for team events has started on Fridays in St Fiacc’s Hall and costs €1 per child.
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL REMEMBRANCE MASS
The friends of the Sacred Heart Hospital, along with the residents, matron and staff are hosting a remembrance mass on Friday 23 November at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Hospital, in memory of all who died while in our loving care and those who died in service during the last two years. All welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Confirmation programme for Killeshin takes place on Sunday 25 November.
GRAIGUECULLEN WOMEN’S GROUP
Graiguecullen Women’s Group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning and cake sale in the Lazy River Café, everyone who baked cakes or donated prizes for raffle or who dropped in for a cuppa that morning. Total amount raised €1,800 for Cancer Awareness.
The annual mass to remember all our parishioners who died during the past year or family members who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 30 November at 7.30pm in St Clare’s.
A special family mass will be celebrated in St Clare’s on the first Sunday of each month at 11.30am.
Stressed or anxious due to bullying, illness, bereavement, loss of companion or whatever the reason. A talk will be given in Oisín House on Wednesday 21 November at 7.30. Speaker will be Maureen Ryan. All welcome, tea and chat.
RAINBOWS PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Anyone interested in starting the Rainbows Programme beginning in November in Graiguecullen Parish Centre please complete application form and return immediately to the parish office. Forms are available at the back of the church or in the parish centre.
Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
If you would like quirky stocking filler this Christmas and also help Cystic Fibrosis then you might consider a newly launched book, ‘A Neutron Walks Into A Bar’. One of the compilers of this book is from Arles parish, Maria Delaney (Daly), Shrule.
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.
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 GRAIGUECULLEN COMMUNITY
Are you affected by the problem 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.
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.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 11, 15, 26 and 30 and there was no jackpot winner. Next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €3,600. 3 x Match There were three Match 3 winners; Biddy Haughney c/o TOS, Maura Pluck c/o J. Carr Trish and Conor c/o Paul Hayden. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Nancy Hutchinson, Mick Culleton and Valerie Walsh.
Now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.
TALK IT OVER
Suicide bereavement support service is holding an open day on Thursday next November 22 from 12 noon to 5pm at their premises at Castlehill House Castlehill, Carlow and extends an invitation to everyone to view their premises. They are also launching their walk in service which is currently running on Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon. Talk It Over is a free and confidential service by fully trained listeners on a one to one and group basis. Come along and meet us, contact us on 0863364961.
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
The fourth edition of our parish annual is due to be published in early December.
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
The ladies from RTE Boot camp Imelda, Josephine and Breda, will be down in the Lord Bagnal, Leighlinbrige on Thursday 22 November to host a charity boot camp in conjunction with Éist cancer support group.
Celebrities taking part are former Carlow Rose Jessica Adamson, Eric Driver from Macra, ploughman extraordinaire Eamon Tracey, celebrity chef Edward Hayden and this year’s Rose Marian Hynes. Members of the Beechtree Players Jimmy Farrell, George Donoghue and Tom Doyle will perform a sketch called ‘The Interview’, plus other entertainers. Raffle on the night for two return tickets to London plus numerous other prizes. A great fun night is guaranteed. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are €10, available from any ICA member or can be bought at the door on the night. Contact the centre on 0599139684 for information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LOCAL PRIESTS
Congratulations to our local priests Fr Brian Kavanagh on winning Kildare International Person of the Year for his charity work and Fr Liam Lawton on his Carlow Person of the Year award for music.
YOUNG EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Training for young eucharistic ministers continues this Thursday 15 November at 5.30pm in the parish centre.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP MEETING
Killeshin Active Retirement Group are holding a meeting next Wednesday 21 November at 8pm in Killeshin Old School. All welcome.