KILLESHIN MAY SUNDAY
Sunday May 6 is the annual May Sunday in Killeshin. The Holy Cross Sodality invites its members and the general public to join in their annual procession from Graiguecullen, leaving from St Clare’s at 10.30am for 12 noon Mass led by the Killeshin Pipe Band. People not up to walking the full journey are welcome to join in along the way. Householders along the route are encouraged to fly a flag outside their houses.
As they leave for Leighlinbridge sisters Ethel and Nancy wish to thank Fr Dunphy and Madden, the Poor Clare Sisters, the parish staff and the people of Graiguecullen/Killeshin for their prayerful support over the years. Special thanks to the Evergreens for their very generous gift. Thank you too, to our neighbours and friends in Fr Byrne Park for the ‘never to be forgotten’ mass and party on the green.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
55 Children from St Fiacc’s NS and eight children from Educate Together School will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday May 5 at special masses at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm in St Clare’s Church. Three sixth class children from Educate Together will also be confirmed at the 2.30pm mass. First Holy Communion for the children from Killeshin NS will be celebrated on Saturday May 12 at 11.30am. Please note there will be no 10am mass next Saturday May 5.
ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK
The third annual mountain walk in aid of the Carlow Hospice this year to Mount Leinster takes place on Sunday May 27 starting from the Nine Stones at 9.30am. Anyone interested in taking part or supporting this project is invited to contact their local promoters. For further information visit www.countycarlowhospice.com or call either 059 918270 or 087 7865057.
This Friday May 4 is the First Friday of the month. There will be the usual penitential service during the 10am mass in St Clare’s on that day.
There was no winner of the recent Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 07, 08, 15 and 26. The four winners of the lucky dips were: Eddie Brennan, Sean Farrell, Brendan McDonald and Mick Kavanagh and each will receive €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Breda Dargan. Next jackpot stands at €4,000 and tickets can be purchased at a cost of €2 from any club member or from the local shop or public houses.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK
Fr Dunphy and Madden will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Tuesday and Wednesday May 8 and 9. Please note they will not be calling during the coming week as normal.
The Seventh Solemn Novena continues every Monday night.
800 ANNIVERSARY OF THE POOR CLARE’S
Special events to mark the 800th anniversary will take place later this year. Cardinal Brady will celebrate Mass in St Clare’s on Saturday June 30 and then the celebrations will continue with the Triduum of prayer from August 08 to 10 and conclude with the celebration of the feast day of St Clare on August 11.
Photos of St Patrick’s Day parade, dawn mass and the Evergreens variety night are now up on our website www.graiguecullenkilleshin.com
This year’s Evergreens outing will take place on June 17. Contact swimming pool office at 059 9140330 for further information.
OISÍN PARK & HOUSE
Need to recertify your first aid qualification? A one day refresher course with recertification will be held in Oisin Park on Saturday May 19. Bookings to 086 8596607. Personal development classes continuing on Wednesdays at 7.30. All are welcome. Dance lesson every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Tuition by Don Brennan and Mick Behan, all welcome. Beginners and advance so contact Mick at 059 9146213.
Our Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from July 5 to 10 inclusive. Please contact 059 9136100 for bookings.
Great money to be won on this Tuesday night at our monthly super bingo in St Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen.
Whit weekend trip to Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 04 inclusive. For further information please phone 086 8173843.
SECOND HAND FURNITURE APPEAL
Irish charity warehouse supporting Holy Angels Daycare Centre are appealing for used furniture and household goods. If you have something you would like to donate, please phone 059 9140622 or text 086 4004680
Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 01, 17, 18 and 29 and there was no jackpot winner so next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve jackpot of €6,800. There was two lucky match 3 winners, and each received €100 each; JC c/o Mick Regan and Roma Doyle c/o Bobby Doyle. Communion disco on Saturday 05 May from 7pm till 9pm and all are welcome.
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
HAPPY HEART WEEKEND
We are asking people to be part of Happy Heart Weekend on May 10 to 12. Volunteers are needed to sell hearts and key rings at various centres in Carlow and Graiguecullen. All money raised will help the Irish Heart Foundation’s fight against Ireland’s number one combined killer. To volunteer, please contact Anne Marie Burke on 086 0870998.
Medjugorjie Pilgrimage 2012 May 26 – spiritual director Fr Michael Duffy OFM. September 22, spiritual director Fr PJ Madden. For bookings and enquiries contact Noeleen 0599142670. Savings scheme can be arranged.
WOMEN’S 5KM MINI MARATHON
St Abban’s AC are holding the M3 Monavea Women’s 5km Mini Marathon on Sunday May 06 at 1pm. Walkers, joggers and runners are all welcome.
HOLY ANGELS DAY CARE CENTRE
Holy Angels Day Care Centre is looking for ladies to take part in the Flora Mini Marathon in aid of their centre, t-shirt and transport on the day will be provided. Sponsorship cards are available at the centre. If you would like more information or would like to take part please contact 0599143911, Monday to Friday from 10am to 2.30pm.
Fit-kids Active fun Classes for children 3 to 12 years will take place in St Fiacc’s Hall from May 4 for eight weeks and classes are from 5pm to 6pm. Cost €6 per child per class. Activities include basic gymnastic skills, tumbling, parachute games, relays, circuits, and lots more. The classes help build self-esteem and confidence while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Call Linda 087 6808134 for more detail and to book your child’s place.