Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), 26th June 2011

The first word spoken by Moses in the First Reading is very important for today’s feast: REMEMBER. The People of God are asked to remember how God has been present to them. We often imagine God as ‘up there’, not involved with our world. But through the Eucharist we are invited to a deep union with Christ, a sharing in a relationship of giving and receiving. Eucharist is a sign of communion with the worldwide church: ‘we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread’. Through the Eucharist we are given the great gift of community, a community of people with a shared faith and values. It calls us to unity, to solidarity with the poor and therefore our community of faith needs to be able to repeat this action in our daily lives.
In June 2012, the International Eucharistic congress will be held in Dublin. The theme is ‘Communion with Christ and with one another’. The next twelve months should be a time of preparation in our parishes. There is a need, now more than ever, to explore what we mean by Eucharist, what we mean by communion, what we mean by faith community: ‘In the Sunday Eucharist, the believing heart opens wide to embrace all aspects of the church. But … far from trying to create a narrow “gift” mentality, St Paul calls rather for a demanding culture of sharing, to be lived not only among the members of the community itself but in society as a whole.’
Pope John Paul II

Jane Mellett

Questions people ask
Whatever happened to the feast of the Most Precious Blood which used to be celebrated on 1 July? Has it been transferred to another date?
Not exactly transferred but reunited with the feast of the Body of Christ. The feast formerly known as Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) is now the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. In the course of time the Eucharist became almost exclusively the sacrament of the Body of Christ with scarcely any mention of his Blood. People rarely receive from the chalice and very few Eucharistic hymns mention the Blood. Celebrating one feast in honour of the Body and Blood of Christ is more faithful to the Last Supper.
Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap

Pray For Our Deceased
Recently Deceased: Patrick Meagher, Newtown, Kells, Pat Maher, Tom Grace, Lord Edward St. Jack Power, The Square, Johnstown, Tommy Clarke, Fr. Albert Place. Gerard Griffin, USA.
Months Mind: Martin Phelan (Sun 12.30).
Anniversaries: Ann Comerford (Sat 6.15), James Hackett (Sat 7.00), Tom Sinnott (Sun 9.30), John Joe Traynor (Sun 10.30), Lillian Beatty (Sun 11.00), Austin Murphy (Sun 12.00), Sharon Galvin (Wed 10.30) (Dick Martin (Fri 10.30), Martin Crotty, Richard Dunne, Richard McEvoy, Margaret Maher, Sean Fitzpatrick, Dick O’Hara, Molly (Mary) Dwan, Paddy Doheny, Betty & Patrick Sullivan.
Intentions for next weekend: James Nugent (Sun 11.00), Francis (Fran) Ryan (Sun 12.30)

Church Gate Collection
The annual church gate collection in aid of Concern will take place next weekend 2nd and 3rd July.

Young at Heart
Mass on Wednesday 29th June at 2.30pm in St. Fiacre’s Church. All are welcome.

First Saturday Devotion
Will take place in St. Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Saturday July 2nd after 6.15pm Mass, prayers and adoration will end at 9pm. All are welcome.

Barbeque
St Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown, Annual BBQ. Sunday 17th July from 2-6pm
€10 adults and €5 children

South Kilkenny Historical Society
Coach Trip to the ecclesiastical sites at Clonmacnoise and Clonfert (which is celebrating 900 years as a diocese in 2011). Date: Saturday, July 9th. Departing the Rising Sun, Mullinavat at 7am. Cost: €22 (including admission to Clonmacnoise visitors centre). Booking and further information from Eddie Synnott at 086-8124349. Prior arrangements can be made for other pick-up points.

Pat’s Crowned Champs
Heartiest congrats to St.Patrick’s De La Salle primary school on winning the Kilkenny primary schools Roinn A county final beating St.Canice's 3-12 to 3-5 after a titanic battle in a sun splashed Nowlan Park.

Tea/Coffee
In aid of Aware (Depression) on Saturday 2nd July at James & Breda McHugh’s Home, 46 Oaklawns, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny from 10.30 am - 3pm. Delicious Home Baking. All are welcome.

Communion to the Sick
Those family members who bring communion to the sick, please note that they must approach the priest at communion time and not the Eucharistic Ministers. Eucharistic Ministers are not permitted to give extra hosts to anyone and will direct you to one of the priests.
Ministers from other parishes please note that communion should be received in their own parish where they are commissioned and then brought to the person who is sick. If we don’t know who you are and where you’re ministering we will require proof of you ministry from your parish priest.

Loughboy Library
The library will host an evening for book clubs and solo readers on wed July 6th at 8pm. Guest speaker will be best selling author Mary Stanley from Dublin. Summer reading challenge - for primary school children commences on July 5th.

Envelope Collection
The total contributed to the envelope collection last week was €1635.00 Thanks for your generosity to this and all the collections for the priests and parish.

First Friday
Friday is the First Friday of July and communion will be brought to the sick and housebound at the usual times . Anyone who is unable to attend mass and would like the priest to call, please contact the parish office or any of the priest to arrange a call.

Cemetery Mass
The annual Foulkstown cemetery mass will take place on the last Thursday in July (28th) as always. It will begin at 7.30pm Tell your family and friends.

More on Foulkstown Cemetery
Sincere thanks to the hard working cemetery committee who are working flat out to make sure the cemetery is in top shape for the upcoming cemetery Mass. We ask you to assist their work by making sure any waste such as wreaths, dead flowers etc. are properly disposed of in the area provided. Please note, this waste facility is only for waste items from graves. It is NOT a dumping facility for household or garden rubbish and is closely monitored to ensure there is no such illegal dumping. Thanks for your cooperation.

Parish Shop
On sale in the foyer of the St. Patrick’s Parish Centre is a wide selection of religious goods, anything from rosary beads to prayer books to statues. Come in and have a look. The volunteers at the desk will be happy to help.
Signed Mass cards are also available at reception. Suggested stipend for each Mass is €10 and an individual Mass is guaranteed. Through the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Notices and Bookings
In order to help us help you, please note:
At least three months notice is required for those getting married. This minimum three months applies equally to the State.
For baptisms: at least two weeks notice is required so that we can inform the Baptism Team.
Those wishing to book anniversary/months mind Masses are advised to book well in advance as bookings are on a first-come-first served basis. Bookings are taken on the understanding that funerals always take precedence. From time to time errors do occur so please be patient if we may make an error.
Anyone wishing to book halls or rooms in the Parish Centre should do so through Mr Ted Byrne on 776 4400.

Corpus Christi Exegesis
Vatican II states that as a sacrifice "the Holy Eucharist is the centre and culmination of Christian life." Why?
1) Because it enables us to participate in Christ’s sacrifice as a present reality and to benefit from its fruits in our own lives.
2) Because it helps us to worship the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the most perfect way.
3) Because it strengthens our charity and unity with Jesus and each other in a joint offering of his body and blood to the Father.
4) Because it gives us a lasting memorial of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection, reminding us of our obligation to make loving sacrifices for others.
The Eucharist is the mystery of our faith, the mystery of our hope, the mystery of our charity.
Why do we celebrate the Eucharist some 2,000 years later? We do this because Jesus told us to do so: “Do this in memory of me.”
This Holy Memorial is known by various names:
1) "The Eucharist” because Jesus offered Himself to God the Father as an act of thanksgiving;
2) "The Lord’s Supper"--or the “Breaking of the Bread”--because we celebrate it as a meal;
3) "Holy Communion" because, we become one with Christ by receiving Him; and
4) "Holy Mass” (holy sending), because it gives us a mission: “Go in peace to love and serve others.”

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trinity Sunday, 19th June 2011

Corpus Christi Procession
The Diocese of Ossory, in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society, is holding a traditional Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Kilkenny City on this Sunday, 19th June. Bishop Freeman will carry the Blessed Sacrament in procession from St. John’s Church at 2.00pm and proceed to St. Mary’s Cathedral for solemn benediction. All are Catholics from all over the diocese are invited to join in the procession and prayer. In the traditional manner a special place will be given to this year’s First Holy Communicants who are invited to wear their Holy Communion outfits. Altar servers from St. Patrick’s Parish will lead the procession.  All participants are asked to gather at St. John’s Church for 2.00pm.


The Deep End
St Augustine longed to understand the doctrine of the Trinity and to be able to explain it logically. One day as he was walking along a beach he saw a little child on the shore. The child made a whole in the sand, ran to the sea with a little cup, filled her cup, came and poured it into the hole she had made in the sand. Back and forth she went. Augustine went up to her and said, ‘Little child, what are doing?’ and she replied, ‘I am trying to empty the sea into this hole.’ ‘How do you think,’ Augustine asked, ‘that you can empty this immense sea into this tiny hole with this tiny cup?’ To which she replied, ‘And you, how do you suppose that with this, your small head, you can comprehend the immensity of God?’ 
One problem is that we have to use human language to describe the indescribable. But we can say that the relationships of the Trinity are relationships of love, relationships of giving and receiving, relationships of community and life.   ‘The Triune God can be compared to a flowering plant with its deep, invisible root (God), its green stem reaching into the world from that root (Son), and its flower (Spirit) which opens to spread beauty and fragrance and to fructify the earth with fruit and seed. And it is all the one living plant.’
Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is

Questions People Ask
Q. Science teaches people to deal with facts rather than fictional myths. How could anybody with a scientific training believe in the Bible or religion?
A. One fact to consider is that many great pioneering scientists have been religious believers, from Copernicus to Newton, Darwin, Pasteur and many others, including Francis Collins who played a huge role in mapping the human genome. Moderate scientists deal with measureable facts only whereas great, innovative scientists also use imagination and intuition. Religious symbols, stories and beliefs develop fertile imaginations. Nobel Prize winner, Werner Heisenberger, said that the first sip from the cup of the natural sciences makes atheists, but at the bottom of the cup, God is waiting.
Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap

Pray for Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Patrick Scriven, Callan. Billy Ryan, Knocktopher. Anne Morgan, Johnswell. Annie Poole, England. Gerald Griffin,  United States.  Tom Grace, Lord Edward Street.  Funeral  Monday 11am St. Canice’s.

Months Mind: Brigid Fahy (Sun 10.30)

Anniversaries: Dan Maher (Sat 6.15), John Kenny (Sat 7.00), Catherine Roberts (Sun 9.30), Noreen Llewellyn (Sun 11.00), John McEvoy (Sun 12.00), Billy Costelloe (Sun 12.30), Liam Drohan (Mon 9.30), Margaret McCarthy (Wed 9.30), Paddy Bergin, Sr. Margaret Mary Bergin, Mary Bowe, Des Manning, John Costigan., Phil Kavanagh, Johanna O’Dwyer, Tom O’Donoghue, Margaret & Michael Power, Liam Farrelly, Margaret Maher, Se├ín Fitzpatrick.

Intentions for next weekend: Ann Comerford (Sat 6.15), James Hackett (Sat 7.00), Tom Sinnott (Sun 9.30), John Joe Traynor (Sun 10.30), Lillian Beatty (Sun 11.00), Austin Murphy (Sun 12.00), Martin Phelan (Months Mind Sun 12.30).

St. Vincent de Paul Collection
The monthly collection for the local conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.  Please support this local charity.

Parish Pilgrimage to Congress
St. Patrick’s Parish is running a coach to Knock for the National Eucharistic Congress on  next Saturday, 25th June. The coach will leave St. Fiacre’s Church at 6.50am, St. Patrick’s Church at 7.00am and return home at 10.00pm.  Tickets cost 15 and are available from the Parish Office before Tuesday 21st June. Further details at the Parish Office on 776 4400.

The New Roman Missal
When and why are we getting a new edition of the Roman Missal?
The new edition of the Missal will come into full use over a period of time between September and 27th November 2011, the First Sunday of Advent. The new edition is necessary for a number of reasons. Firstly, in the years since 1975 when our current Missal was published, a number of additional texts have been made available for use in the Mass. These include additional Eucharistic Prayers, some new Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Masses for over twenty new Feasts of Saints (for example, St Pius of Pietrelcina/Padre Pio, Edith Stein, Maximilian Kolbe). The new material is to be included in the Missal so that it can be used in our celebrations.
Secondly, in 2001 the Holy See issued new directives for the translation of the Latin texts. Translators were asked to make the English text follow more closely the original Latin in its wording and structure. They were also asked to strengthen the biblical language and images in the texts and to reintroduce some theological vocabulary that may have been lost over the years.
Across the English-speaking world the new edition of the Roman Missal will therefore contain both new material and a new style of translation.

Envelope Collection
The total contributed to the envelope collection last week was 2,205.  Thanks for your generosity to this and all the collections for the priests and parish.

National Eucharistic Congress
On next Saturday 25th June, pilgrims will travel to Knock from every corner of Ireland for the National Eucharistic Congress. The heart of the Congress will be the celebration of the Eucharist, preceded by the anointing of the sick. During the Mass, a large candle with the Eucharistic Congress Logo will be blessed for each of the cathedrals in Ireland. These will be brought back to each diocese to be placed at the center of a later diocesan celebration. As we continue our preparation for 2012, these candles will be a reminder of Christ’s presence in each diocesan community and of the communion of the Irish Church.

First Holy Communion
Four young people from St. Patrick’s Special School received their First Holy Communion during a colourful celebration at St. Fiacre’s Church on Saturday morning.  We congratulate the young people, their parents and families along with the teachers and staff at the school.  Well done to all involved.

St. Joseph’s YPS Pilgrimage
The diocesan branch of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is also running a coach to Knock for the National Eucharistic Congress.  This coach will collect passengers at St. Fiacre’s Church at 7.45am. Fare is 20.  Booking essential with Marian on 086 069 3510

An Evening of Liturgy and Song
Fr Liam Lawton presents “The Glendalough Mass”.  Fr Liam Lawton will give a workshop for choirs and those who work with liturgy groups on Tuesday, 21st June in St Patrick’s Parish Centre.  All choir members and those interested in liturgy are encouraged to attend.

Church Parking
We would remind all who park in the vicinity of our churches that the rules of the road and traffic bylaws should be observed at all times.  Please be attentive to road markings and signage as you park your vehicles for church services.  Thank you.

Elm Green Mass
The Annual Mass for the residents of Elm Green will take place at Elm Green on Thursday next, 23rd June at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support
Kilkenny Bereavement Support is a voluntary organization whose members offer one-to-one support to people who have been bereaved.  It operates from Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Freshford Road. 
At the moment we are recruiting a new group of volunteers.  The volunteers will have a 30 hour training course in September and October.  For an application form and information,  please telephone 056 775 6538 or email info@kilkennybereavementsupport.com

South Kilkenny Historical Society
Coach Trip to the ecclesiastical sites at Clonmacnoise and Clonfert.
Date: Saturday, July 9th. Departing the Rising Sun, Mullinavat at 7am. Cost: €22 (including admission to Clonmacnoise visitors centre). Booking and further information from Eddie Synnott at 086 812 4349.  Pick ups possible between Mullinavat and Borris in Ossory.

School Book/Uniform Sale
Loreto Secondary School on Wednesday, 22nd June.  Buyers and sellers welcome.  Sellers setting up from 6pm.  Book list available on the day.

Cat Boarding
Safe, homely cat boarding facilities available. Phoenix House Cattery, Kilkenny. Contact: 086 897 1170 or 056 778 6168.  Peace of mind for you and your cat.


Happy Father’s Day
A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens,
suggests, and defends
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs,
but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong.

We hope all fathers have a wonderful day!

Lourdes Direct Charter
September 2011
2 September for 5 nights - Available
7 September for 5 nights - Full
12 September for 5 nights - Available
17 September for 5 nights - Available
€639 per person fully inclusive
We also offer a free place for every 10 paying pilgrims, allowing small groups in the parish to have their separate pilgrimage with their own Spiritual Director, while still being part of the large Marian Pilgrimages 'family'.  For groups enquiries please contact Mary Kelly on 01 878 8159 or mkelly@marian.ie

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pentecost Sunday, 12th June 2011

We are God’s address



Last Sunday, the feast of the Ascension, we were entrusted with the mission of Jesus. This week we remember our gifts for that mission. We each have a ‘variety of gifts but the same Spirit. To each is given ‘the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.’ We can honour this day by exploring our individual gifts and asking ourselves – how am I using my gifts for the common good?
Pentecost ushered in a new era of the Spirit. In the First Reading we hear Luke’s dramatic and noisy account of Pentecost – violent wind and tongues of fire. In the Gospel, the Spirit comes as a gentle breath. Whatever form it takes or however we symbolize the work of the Spirit in our own lives, we can be confident that we are never without the presence of God – Pentecost is that promise realised. Locked doors are opened, fear turns to courage and we are sent out to work for the Kingdom of love and justice that Jesus preached.
 
O Wind, Wind,
you breathed upon the clay
and there was life,
you danced down to the forehead of a Galilean
and there was hope,
you shook the foundations of community
and there was Pentecost.
Wind of nothingness and awe,
Wind of knowing and unknowing,
Wind of bearing and begetting,
Wind of secrets and mystery,
O wise, wise Wind,
whisper to us your grace.
(William Loader)
Jane Mellett


Guest Choirs this Sunday
We are delighted to welcome the choir from St. Patrick’s De La Salle Boys’ School, Coote’s Lane to 10.30am Mass on this Sunday.
The Abbey Singers will provide the sacred music at the 12.00 noon Mass in the same church. They too are welcome. We look forward to an enhanced liturgy on both occasions.


Corpus Christi Procession
The Diocese of Ossory, in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society, is holding a traditional Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Kilkenny City on next Sunday, 19th June. Bishop Freeman will carry the Blessed Sacrament in procession from St. John’s Church at 2.00pm and proceed to St. Mary’s Cathedral for solemn benediction. The four city parishes will organise ‘Prayer Stations’ at Canal Square, The Parade and The Tholsel with choirs from St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. John’s Parish, St. Canice’s Parish along with the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir and the Kilkenny Gospel Choir providing the sacred music.
Parishioners from all over the Diocese of Ossory are encouraged to walk in the procession or at least to assemble at the ‘Prayer Stations’. In the traditional manner a special place will be given to this year’s First Holy Communicants who are invited to wear their Holy Communion outfits. Altar servers from St. Patrick’s Parish will lead the procession. Servers from parishes throughout the diocese are invited to process in their vestments. All are asked to assemble at St. John’s Church in time for a 2.00pm start.
(In the event of rain appropriate announcements will be made at the ‘Prayer Stations’ mentioned above and alternative services will be held at St. John’s Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral).


Questions People Ask
Q. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
St Paul, in his Letter to the Galatians, contrasts the life of self-indulgence with life inspired by the Holy Spirit. Self-indulgence produces sexual vices, violence, drunkenness and other forms of unhappiness. Paul then lists nine beautiful qualities of life in the Spirit. There are three fruits growing out of a deep relationship with God: love, joy and peace. The next three fruits form harmonious relationships with people: patience, kindness and goodness. The final three are fruits of inner strength: trustfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of all people.
Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap


Pray for Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Peg McGrath, 64 St. Fiacre’s Place. Funeral prayers at Johnston’s Funeral Home at 7.00pm on Sunday followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Monday followed by burial at St. Kieran’s Cemetery. Ann Coyne, Upper Patrick Street. Mary Carew, Tipperary. Leo Rice, Callan and Lourdes. Sally Austen.
Anniversaries: Paddy Noonan (Sat 6.15), Martin Brennan (Sun 10.00), Aoife Rose Lanigan (Sun 10.30), Susan Delaney Ann Conway, Dennis Garrehy, Mary O’Meara (Sun 12.00), Jonathon Barry (Sun 12.30), Fr. Michael Brennan (Fri 10.30), Elizabeth Griffin, Pauline Purcell, Martin (Murt) Rowe, John Fitzgerald, Paula Dalton, Seamus Dowling, Mgr Martin Campion, Daniel Carroll, Michael & Bridget Carroll & Ellen Mooney, Fred & Ellen Clarke.
Intentions for next Weekend: Dan Maher (Sat 6.15), John Kenny (Sat 7.00), Catherine Roberts (Sun 9.30), Brigid Fahey (Months Mind Sun 10.30), Noreen Llewellyn (Sun 11.00), John McEvoy (Sun 12.00), Billy Costelloe (Sun 12.30)
 
National Eucharistic Congress
On Saturday 25th June, pilgrims will travel to Knock from every corner of Ireland for the National Eucharistic Congress. The heart of the Congress will be the celebration of the Eucharist, preceded by the anointing of the sick. During the Mass, a large candle with the Eucharistic Congress Logo will be blessed for each of the cathedrals in Ireland. These will be brought back to each diocese to be placed at the center of a later diocesan celebration. As we continue our preparation for 2012, these candles will be a reminder of Christ’s presence in each diocesan community and of the communion of the Irish Church.
 

Parish Pilgrimage to Congress
St. Patrick’s Parish is running a coach to Knock for the National Eucharistic Congress. Coach will leave St. Fiacre’s Church at 6.50am, St. Patrick’s Church at 7.00am and return home at 10.00pm. Tickets cost €15 and are available from the Parish Office before Tuesday 21st June. Details at the Parish Office.

St. Joseph’s YPS Pilgrimage
The diocesan branch of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is also running a coach to Knock for the National Eucharistic Congress. This coach will collect passengers at St. Fiacre’s Church at 7.45am. Fare is €20. Booking essential with Marian on 772 4794 or 086 069 3510

An Evening of Liturgy and Song
Fr Liam Lawton presents “The Glendalough Mass”. Fr Liam Lawton will give a workshop for choirs and those who work with liturgy groups on Tuesday, 21st June in St Patrick’s Parish Centre. All choir members and those interested in liturgy are welcome.

Elm Green Mass
The Annual Mass for the residents of Elm Green will take place at Elm Green on Thursday, 23rd June at 7.30pm. All welcome.
 

St. Vincent De Paul Donation
The members of the local conference of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul wish to thank the boys of 6th class at St. Patrick’s De La Salle School for their generous donation to the society’s funds. The boys made the contribution from the gifts they received at their recent Confirmation.

Eucharistic Ministers
Ministers in St. Patrick’s Church who currently serve at the 7.00pm, 9.30am and 11.00am Masses will have received new rotas which changes their days of ministering. We are currently recruiting more ministers for St. Patrick’s Church and hope to have a finalised rota in place as soon as possible. Thanks to those who have agreed to return and support this important ministry.

Divine Mercy
There will be an hour of prayer and adoration in honour of Divine Mercy in the Capuchin Friary Church on Sunday, 12th June from 3.00pm - 4.00pm. All are welcome to come and spend some time in prayer.

Envelope Collection
The total for last week amounted to €2,205. Thanks to all for your generosity.
 

New Web Blog
Many thanks for the kind comments and suggestions on my blog page. People have asked me to reprint the link so here it is:

Reading Challenge
Kilkenny Library Service will run a Reading Challenge for adults and children from 4th July to 19th August. The challenge is to read 6 books during this period. Entry to the challenge is free. Full details are available from www.kilkennylibrary.ie, local libraries and the mobile library.
 

Bennettsbridge Field Day
There will be a Community Field Day in Bennettsbridge GAA Field on Sunday, 19th June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Wheel of Fortune, cake sales, raffle, fire engine display, novelty games for all ages. All are welcome to come along and have a great day out.

Parish Website
www.patricksparish.net - check it out!

National Collection for Congress
The Third National Collection for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be taken up in all parishes at all Masses throughout the Diocese on this weekend. Please support this national collection.
 
First Holy Communion
We welcome the young people from St. Patrick’s Special School, Kells Road, their families, teachers and staff to St. Fiacre’s Church as the make their first Holy Communion on next Saturday. The celebration is at 11.00am.


Church Gate Collection
Self Help Africa will hold a church gate collection on the 18th & 19th June 2011.



Appeal for Charity or Person in Need
HandyMac Building and Maintenance contractors are appealing for a person in need or a charity who require some conversion or renovation work done. Visit www.handymac.ie for more details.