Saturday, April 21, 2012

3rd Sunday of Easter, 22nd April 2012

Pray for Our Deceased
Recently Deceased: Tom Fitzpatrick, Cedarwood Drive. Martin  Holohan, Conahy.  Requiem Mass in St. Colman’s Church, Conahy, Sunday at 11am.

Months Mind : Patrick Cantwell, (Fri  10.30),

Anniversaries:  Betty Byrne (Sat 6.15), Joseph Ayres (Sat 7.00), Tess O’Neill & Phil Bourke (Sun 9.30), Eileen Byrne (Sun 10.00),  Michael Gaule (Sun 10.30),  Francis McNulty & Nicholas Downey (Sun 11.00), Kathleen Daly (Sun 12.00),  Jimmy O’Neill (Sun 12.30), Tessie & Peter Fennelly (Tues 10.30), Thomas Butler (Wed 10.30), Mary & Eddie O’Keeffe (Thurs 10.30), Mary Muldowney (Fri 9.30),  Geraldine Carroll, Elizabeth Geoghegan, Michael O’Reilly, Ann & Noel O’Dwyer, Peggy & Michael Bourke, Andrew O’Neill, Billy Connick, Mairead Dowling, Billy Nugent, Annie Connick, Elizabeth, Arthur Connick., Kathleen Esmonde
Intentions for next weekend
Anniversaries: Helen Renehan (Sat 6.15), Fintan  Brennan (Sat 7.00), Jessica Harper Brennan (Months Mind Sun 9.30), John Byrne (Sun 10.00), Mary B. Gordon (Months Mind Sun 10.30), Pierce A. Grace (Sun 11.00), Ted O’Dwyer (Sun 12.00), Ellen McCabe (Months Mind Sun 12.30).

The New Story
Its implications for faith life and living.
Sisters of St. John of God are delighted to welcome Br. Mark McDonnell CFC to lead this workshop.  This is a workshop on ecology/cosmology and will offer an opportunity to reflect on the New Universe Story and our relationship with the Earth.  Saturday 26th may 2012, St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.  10.00am - 4.30pm.  Cost €10.  Please bring a packed lunch (tea & coffee will be provided).  Please book before 12th May by contacting

Eucharistic Congress
How to Book:
1. Telephone:  Bookings Office: 01 2981122
2. Online:
3. Download paper booking form at above address and send it to the  address on the form.
4. Talk nicely to Michelle in the parish office who will help you.

The 9th of May is the deadline for online booking.  Please note that those of you who have booked a seat on the bus going to the Congress from St. Patrick’s Parish and have not paid yet, should do so as soon as possible.  The cost is €10 and can be paid in the Parish Office.  The bus will leave St. Fiacre’s Church (there will be no other stops) at 6.30am sharp on Tuesday 12th June and will stop at 7.30am for toilet facilities and breakfast at Bewleys Hotel at Newlands Cross.  Breakfast will range from toast to a full Irish.   The cost of breakfast is not included in the ticket price.  If you miss the bus, you forfeit your fare. The bus will leave to return to Kilkenny at 8pm that evening.  For any other information please contact the Parish Office at 056 7764400.

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture
Title: The Eucharistic Congress
Speaker: Ms Colette Furlong, Pastoral Services Manager of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which takes place in Dublin next June.
Date: Thursday, April 26th, Time: 8pm, Venue: The Rising Sun, Mullinavat. 
Admission: €5 (students, with adequate adult supervision, and members free).  This lecture provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about this important Roman Catholic Church event and will be followed by a viewing of the Radharc documentary 'The Year of the Congress' (1982).

Limited Space
Sorry, in the event of limited space, priority is given to Parish Notices.

Gardeners needed
Do you have 1 hour to spare every fortnight, if you do, maybe you would consider volunteering as a Gardener for the Parish Centre.  Please contact the Parish Office if interested.  056 7764400.

Life in the Spirit Seminar
A Life in the Spirit Seminar will take place at The Black Abbey (Dominican Priory) in Kilkenny City, beginning on Tuesday April 24th.  During the next two months the talks will be presented at The Black Abbey, Dominican Priory in Kilkenny City over the course of 7 Tuesdays starting April 24th at 7.30pm.  The first night will be opened by Mr. Joe Dalton on the 24th April. Other contributors and distinguished speakers throughout the seminar include Tony Scott, Pat O'Shea, Margret Keane and Fr John Harris op.  On Pentecost Sunday the 27th of May at 3pm, Baptism in the Spirit will be lead by Fr Mark Condon of YOUTH2000.  The concluding night (5th June) will be led by The Bishop of Ossory, Bishop Seamus Freeman.

“The Life in the Sprit Seminar is designed to help Christians and all people to sense the action of the Holy Spirit in their lives working in and through them. It is for changing viewpoints, taking a moment to look back on our lives and looking forward to the path ahead”, say the Lay Dominicans.

Pope Benedict on his 85th birthday
"I am in the final stage of my life journey and I do not know what awaits me. However, I do know that the light of God exists, that He rose again, that His light is stronger than all darkness, that the goodness of God is stronger than all the evil in this world. This helps me to continue with confidence. This helps us to continue, and I would like to thank everyone who, through their faith, continually makes me aware of God's 'yes'".

GROW Mental Health meetings
TUES morn 10-12 WED night 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St, Kilkenny. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending a meeting or just come along. GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems e.g worry, anxiety or depression. Helping people to help themselves.
Table Quiz in Cleere’s Pub, Parliament St on Tues 24th April at 8.30pm in aid GROW Mental Health Movement/ Ceart Patientwise. €5 per person Fun, Food and loads of prizes. All Welcome

Vocations Sunday
To mark Vocations Sunday on April 29th a Holy Hour for Vocations to the priesthood in our Diocese will take place in: St. John's Church Kilkenny  On Friday 27th April At 7.30 pm. Theme: 'The call to Priesthood'  Led by: Fr. Willie Purcell.

Mindful Eating Workshop
Saturday 28th April, 2012 - 10am - 4pm
This workshop will enable you to make healthier food choices and to rediscover the pleasure of eating ... without the guilt.  Mindful Eating helps us to develop more awareness around our negative eating patterns and behaviours.  Facilitated by Deirdre Kavanagh - a qualified Holistic Nutritionist.  Cost: €40 (please bring packed lunch) Tea/Coffee and healthy snacks provided.

Loughboy Library
Computer Classes—learn how to book a holiday, shop online, manage your photos
and send e-mails by signing up for the free computer classes at the library.