Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pentecost Sunday, 27th May 2012

Eucharistic Congress Candles
The last of the special Eucharistic Congress Candles are available to buy at the Parish Centre.  Candles cost €2.00 (small) and €2.50 (large).

Foulkstown Cemetery
We are grateful for the shows of support that we have received from parishioners who appreciate our efforts to deter dumping at Foulkstown Cemetery.  Again we appeal to parishioners to keep an eye out for people driving in and dumping household waste and other items.  Please take note of registration numbers of offenders’ vehicles and ring the Parish Office at 056 776 4400.  We will forward the information to the Litter Warden.   Sometime in the future, when our illegal dumpers finally get the message that the waste facilities in Foulkstown are for wreaths and dead flowers from the graves in Foulkstown, we will be able to open the gates once again.

Eucharistic Ministers
We appeal to Eucharistic Ministers to be vigilant when distributing Holy Communion and take notice of anyone who does not consume the host at the altar.    Please refer to the priest those who approach with a pyx looking to take away a host. 
Ministers unavailable to attend on a weekday or weekend are asked to arrange a substitute.

Kilkenny Gospel Choir
There will be a Cake Sale in aid of the Kilkenny Gospel Choir Charity after 10.30am and 12.00 noon Masses at St. Fiacre’s Church on this Sunday, 27th May. 

Latin Mass
High Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on this Sunday, 27th May in St. Patrick's Church at 5.00 pm.  All welcome.

Joint Diocesan Evangelising Cells
A Mass will  be celebrated  in St. Fiacre’s Church at 8.00pm on Thursday, 31st May.  All welcome. 
First Friday of June
The first Friday of June occurs this week.  The priests hope to visit the housebound at the usual times.  Please contact the Parish Centre if you, or someone known to you, would like to be added to our lists.

Pray for Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Martin Phelan, Caoimh Nu, and late of Connolly Street.  Requiem Mass at St. Canice’s Church at 11.30am on Sunday followed by burial at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.  Aidan Anglin, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Margaret Holohan, Assumption Place. Paddy Woodcock, Farmley, Cuffesgrange.
Anniversaries:  Michael Maher (Sat 6.15), Patrick William Doheny (Sat 7.00), Patrick Banahan (Sun 9.30), Blánaid Cleere-Manning, (Sun 10.00), Angela Quigley (Sun 10.30), James Hogan (Sun 11.00), Tommy, Kitty & Martin Phelan (Sun 12.00). Martin Neylon (Months Mind, Sun 12.30), Patrick Lanigan (Wed 10.30), John Scott (Fri 9.30), Harry Kelly, Angela Quigley, Gerald Keys, Brian Mahon, Jim Carew, Michael Smyth, Sean Monahan.
Intentions for next weekend: Richard Ruth (Sat 6.15), Sr. Immaculate Purcell (Months Mind Sat 7.00pm), Fran Blanche (Sun 10.00),  Susan Delaney, Denis Garrihy, Ann Conway, Mary O’Meara (Sun 10.30), Frances Keaney (Sun 11.00), Ann & Tony Coyne (Sun 12.30).

Neighbourhood Mass
The annual neighbourhood Mass at Melville Heights will be celebrated on the green area at 7.30pm on Wednesday.  All welcome.

Family Field Day
Bunscoil Mc Cauley Rice in Callan will host their first Family Field Day on today, Sunday, 27th May from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.  Lots of fun for all the family: wheel of fortune, big bouncy castle…  Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be there!

Eucharistic Congress Tickets
The diocesan tickets for the closing ceremony at Croke Park on 17th June are expected to be delivered to parishes during the coming week.  St. Patrick’s Parish will distribute these as soon as we receive them.
Tickets for the weekday events which were booked online by individuals (including those booked by Michelle at our Parish Office) must be collected at the RDS on the day of the event (pilgrims must register each day anyway, so both can be done at once).
To date the Diocese of Ossory has 380 pilgrims booked in for the RDS and 40 volunteers.  For those who have not yet booked the following new booking options have now been put in place.
The option to book tickets for the RDS has now been extended to 4th June.  See
Special events ‘Dual Tickets’ for the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony are now available to purchase together for €40 on the Congress booking page
A limited number of tickets are also available for the closing ceremony at Croke Park on 17th June in the Upper Cusack Stand and the Upper Hogan Stand.  These can be purchased for €10 from and selected Centra and Supervalu stores (including Supervalu, Loughboy).
Please see for updates.

Baptism in the Spirit
A Baptism in the Spirit Ceremony will be held at the Black Abbey, Kilkenny on this Pentecost Sunday at 2.30pm.  This is as part of the ongoing Life in the Spirit Seminars at the Abbey.  The Baptism in the Spirit Ceremony will be led by Fr Mark Condon, St Mary’s Cathedral and Youth 2000.  A testimony will be given by Mrs Margret Keane followed by individual prayer.  All are welcome.

Foulkstown School Re-union
The organising committee would like to thank everybody who made the school reunion such a great success.  Everyone really enjoyed the evening. We would particularly like to thank all those who sponsored raffle prizes and those who gave such generous donations.  In the near future we hope to erect a plaque on the wall where the school once stood.   Could those who have not yet paid for their tickets please do so as soon as possible to any committee member as the hotel has to be paid for the meal.  Once again we would like to thank anyone who helped is any way to make the reunion a happy and memorable occasion.

Bag Pack for GROW
If you have an hour to spare GROW would be very grateful for any help with a forthcoming bag pack.  Contact Mary/ Eileen 056 776 1624 if interested.

Loughboy Library
Knitters Wanted - for a unique knitting project.  Registration forms and starter packs with needles, wool and pattern are available at the library.  Cost €5.00.  All eligible.  Tel 779 4176 for more details.

Kilkenny Parks Tennis
Summer Tennis Coaching Camps start on 2nd July for 4 weeks.  For children aged between 6 and 17 years. Registration at Presentation Secondary School on Saturday, 9th June from 2.00pm.  For information call 085 282 8846.

First of the Summer Wines Tasting
Thursday the 31st May marks the first of the summer wine for the charitable team on John Street. Joining forces are the Wine Centre, Gardenia, Kilkenny Skin and Scalp Clinic and Langton’s to raise money for the Motor Neurone Association. Tickets are €10 and further information is available from 056 772 2907.
The tasting takes place in Gardenia garden centre in the courtyard on Thursday 31st of May at 7.30pm; tickets are €10.00 and can be bought from the wine centre prior to the event.   To rsvp to this event check out the Wine Centre’s & Gardenia facebook page, or purchase your tickets before Thursday in the Wine Centre, 15 John Street, Kilkenny or call 056 772907.
For more information regarding this event please contact Sally Aughney on

Kids Mini Marathon and Adult 5K
A Kids Mini Marathon and Adult 5K will take place on Father’s Day, 17thJune at Kilkenny Castle Park with kick off at 2pm. Children and Teens are welcome to take part. An Adult 5k will take place directly after the kids run also in the Castle Park ensuring the whole family can participate and have fun while raising much needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Chernobyl  Children International. Entry for the Kids Run is €5 and the Adult 5K is €10 but participants are not asked to raise any sponsorship; a welcome relief to many as raising sponsorship can be hard in these difficult times. Registration forms are available from Studio One Barbers, Loughboy and Hennessy’s, Newpark Shopping Centre or alternatively you can register on the day but must be there for 12.45pm at Kilkenny Castle Entrance Gates.

Knock Summer Festival

The Knock Summer Festival is taking place on Saturday the 28th July. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. The theme for the day is ‘ONE’. Why not come and join us for this day. The day is free of charge. It is for all people aged 17-30. For more info check out, or call us on 0876927850. Find us on Facebook Knock Summer Festival. "