Monster bingo on this Tuesday November 6, at 8.30pm in Graiguecullen Hall. Everyone welcome and bring a friend.
JOHN PAUL 11 AWARDS
Commissioning ceremony for those taking part on this year’s award will take place at the 11.30am mass next Sunday November 11. Any Senior cycle secondary school student or college student are still welcome to take place. Please give your name to Cathríona in the parish centre before this Thursday November 8.
ST FIACC’S HOUSE
St Fiacc’s House annual draw takes place on Monday December 17. Cards available from Fiacc’s House. New promoters would be very welcome. Christmas cards for sale at reception in Fiacc’s House. Pilates course begins on Tuesday November 13 at 9.45am in St Fiacc’s House. The course runs for six weeks and costs €60. For further information please contact Therese to book a place, 0877731106.
COLLEGE OPEN DAY
Knockbeg college open day will be held on Sunday next 11 November from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and all are welcome.
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL
Boxes can be left at Callinan’s Food Store, opposite St Clare’s Church. Information leaflets are available in the parish centre and Callinan’s shop. Further information on collection please contact Bella at 059 9131494 or mobile 086 8414891. Boxes need to be ready by November 11.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 03, 04, 13 and 16. The four lucky dip winners were Jack Farrell, Tony Walsh, Mary Fleming and Jim Shanahan, each will receive €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Eugene O Rourke. The jackpot now stands at €6,700 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or from the local shop and public houses.
COMMUNITY GAMES AGM
Graiguecullen Community Games are holding their AGM on this Tuesday November 6 at 8pm in GAA meeting rooms.
Training for team events starting Friday November 9 in St Fiacc’s Hall and costs €1 per child. 5 to 6pm under 11 boys and girls indoor soccer and basketball. 6 to 7pm under 13s girls basketball and indoor soccer. Thursdays 8 to 9pm under 13s boys indoor soccer.
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.
YOUNG PRIEST SOCIETY
The next meeting of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held on this Wednesday November 7 at 8pm in the Parish centre.
TRAINING COURSE FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Training Course for new young Eucharistic Ministers begins on Thursday November 8 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and will run for four weeks in the Parish Centre. Senior cycle secondary school students and upwards are welcome for attend.
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.
Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491.
New book in aid of cystic fibrosis, ‘A Neutron Walks Into A Bar’. One of the compilers of this book is from Arles parish, Maria Delaney (Daly), Shrule. It is available in book shops and from Amazon and all royalties are in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.
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. 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 20, 24, 30 and 31 and there was no jackpot winner. Next jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €3,200. There were no Match 3 winners. Five Lucky Dips were won by John Clerkin c/o JC, Eddie Byrne c/o JC, Patrick Nolan c/o Eileen Shannon, Liz Fleming c/o Mary Fleming and Pumpkin Head c/o Paddy Brennan. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Robert Lacey (PC), Jimmy Hurley Snr, and Red
Indoor bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. All ages welcome.
The Irish Wheelchair Association are holding their 2012 Angel Campaign on November 08, 09 and 10. They are looking for volunteers to sell their Angels in Bagenalstown, Carlow town and Tullow. Please phone Colette/Marion on 0599140983. Be an Angel and buy an Angel.
TALK IT OVER
Talk It Over the free and confidential bereavement service wish to announce their new walk in service which is now available at their premises at Talk It Over House Castlehill, Carlow, formerly HSE Offices. This is a free confidential service available to those in need. Contact us on 086 3364961 for further details.
Bridge club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.
The fourth edition of our parish annual is due to be published in early December. Any outstanding articles, poems, essays or photographs from clubs, societies or individuals should be handed into the parish office by Friday October 26. Please note this final deadline.
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
Éist Cancer Support Centre, Waterfront, Mill Lane Carlow in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society is running a six week pilot programme for prostate cancer survivors starting early November. This programme aims to support prostate cancer survivors by promoting physical well-being, developing coping skills and sharing experiences. Meditation takes place every Tuesday at 11am at the centre, Art each Wednesday from 11am to 1 pm. Prostate survivor programme starts early November. Contact the Centre on 0599139684 for information.