The children from Killeshin N.S will receive their First Holy Communion next Sunday, April 26 in Holy Cross Church at 10.15am & 12.15pm. We ask God’s Blessings on the children and their families and we thank their teachers and all who have helped them reach this stage of their faith journey.

The children from St Fiacc’s N.S will receive their First Holy Communion on Sat, May 2.

Trocaire Boxes

don’t forget to return your Trocaire boxes. They can still be handed into the church or parish centre.

Pre-Baptism meeting

the next meeting for parents who are presenting children baptism will be held on this Wed. 22nd April at 7pm in the parish centre. Parents presenting children for Baptism in May & June are asked to attend this short meeting.


Graigue as usual on Tuesday night @ 8.30pm. Big prizes to be won. Come for a great night out.


POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD PRESENTATION: All our awardees from 2014 will receive a certificate in recognition of all their parish work over the past year at mass next Saturday 25th @6:30pm mass in St. Clare’s Church with refreshments served afterwards for all awardees.

SPIRIT OF KANDLE CHOIR PROJECT: This choir is open to ALL young people from 6th class and upwards who like to sing. Members learn 10 Christian songs from a CD in their own time and then meet for short rehearsals in the lead up to our concert at the end of May. ☺ Our first practice will take place next Wed 5:30pm in Graiguecullen parish centre where CDs will be available.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Group 5 are on next Sunday 26th April.

PRAYER INTERCESSORS: This group are available to pray regularly but individually for the life of the parish as well as specific intentions that arise from time to time. If you have a family member who is seriously ill or is undergoing a major operation or any other special request please ring the parish office (9141833) and we will send out a group text to request prayers. In order to maintain confidentiality we do not use names in the texts. If you are interested joining this new ministry please give your name and mobile number to the parish office.


Of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Fiacc’s House every Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

St VdeP Shop

St. Vincent de Paul Shop Carlow-If you are freeing up space in your wardrobe in advance of the summer why not donate your good quality clothes, shoes, bags and accessories to the Vincent’s shop 46 Tullow Street Carlow. Donations will be gratefully received in the shop from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. The Society would like to thank everyone for supporting the shop over the past year.

Short Mat Bowls

Every Monday from 2pm to 4pm in Killeshin Hall. Beginners welcome. Info 086-0551025


In Killeshin Tea Rooms, all levels welcome. Phone Dympna on 087-6814252 on Wednesdays 9.30am to 11am.

Adult knitting lessons starting Thursday 16th April 8.30 in Graiguecullen Parish Centre, contact Geraldine 0871264382. Children’s classes continue on Thursday nights 7 pm.


Guided Prayer/Meditation Sessions will be held daily at11.30 am and 8pm from Monday to Thursday each week. You are welcome to come to any of these sessions. Please contact Eileen at 086/3194597 if you have any queries.


The Eist centre six week CLIMB programme starts the end of April. This programme aims to support children (5 to 12 years) who have a parent, family member or significant other, coping with a cancer diagnosis. The programme runs for one hour each r week and is an enjoyable, interactive experience and a time for the children using drama, art and play to help children share their feelings. Please contact the centre for more information on CLIMB. On 059 9139684the centre opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays p am to 4 pm. We wish to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and supporters a very happy Easter.


In aid of Carlow Lions at the Elaine Curtis Unit Potato Market until Saturday 25th. April. Donations of Book would be very much appreciated and can be collected Contact Des 086 - 2327218 / Frank 087 - 2673748.


Sarah and Emma Nolan would like to thank everyone for their support during their recent Easter Chick Sale at all Masses in aid of forthcoming Charity trips to India & Zambia. A great total of €828 was raised.

Carlow Fibromyalgia

Support Group please note change of venue for all our meetings - last Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm - to the TALBOT HOTEL, CARLOW (Wexford Room). Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 28th April at 7.30pm.Margot Kearney, nutritionist, will be talking about the role of diet in the management of fibromyalgia We also meet every Thursday at 10.30 am for coffee in the Talbot Hotel. All welcome. Contact Katharine 089 4387283, Mary 086 1693887, John 086 1927547.

Community Childcare

Graiguecullen Community Childcare Centre (in the grounds of St Fiacc’s Primary School) is now taking enrolments for Sept 2015 for the free ECCE Preschool year for children born between 2nd Feb 2011 - 30th June 2012. Call in anytime or phone 0599137105/ Meteor 085 2238511/Vodafone 087 7097741

Governey Park

Residents meeting in Graiguecullen GAA club on Thursday April 23rd at 7.30pm to form their new committee. All interested in helping out are very welcome to attend.


In Killeshin football pitch every Monday for 7pm-8pm all girls for u12 & under are welcome. All skill sets catered for new skills, new friends & most importantly FUN for all!! Cost €2 any queries contact Mary Claire Kelly @ 0857531711

St Clare’s Hospitality

If you are interested in volunteering for our new food kitchen,volunteer and garda clearance forms are available in the parish center.