Sunday, June 17, 2012

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 17th June 2012

Eucharistic Congress
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress ends today with the Statio Orbis Mass in Croke Park.  This Mass is being televised on EWTN and RTE and promises to be a fitting end to a well run and widely received week of devotion and prayer to the Blessed Eucharist.
We are grateful to the many parishioners who attended  the congress representing the Parish on various days during the week and to those attending the closing ceremony Mass today.
We hope that the Congress will bring many blessings to our Parish and Church now and in the future.

Corpus Christi Procession
Because of the Eucharistic Congress the Diocesan Corpus Christi procession will take place in Kilkenny on next Sunday, 24th June 2012.
The procession will begin at St. John’s Church, Dublin Road, Kilkenny at 2.30pm and proceed through the City to St. Mary’s Cathedral, to arrive approximately one hour later.
St. Patrick’s Parish is responsible for a ‘station’ at The Parade.  There we will provide a table for the Blessed Sacrament, a hymn and scripture reading.
All parishioners are invited to participate in the procession.  All altar servers and first Holy Communion recipients are invited to wear their gowns and take a special place in the procession.  Please assemble at St. John’s at 2.15pm on the day.  All are welcome.

Register With Us
Those who are new to our parish are invited to register as members of St. Patrick’s Parish.  Contact Michelle in the Parish Office (776 4400) for details.

Parish Shop
A wide range of religious items is available for sale in the Parish Shop which is located in the foyer of the Parish Centre. Drop in and have a look, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Pray for Our Deceased
Recently Deceased: Andy Lawlor, 27 Rose Hill Court.  Rosary, Sunday at 8pm at his residence.  Funeral Prayers, Monday 10.15 followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church for 11am mass.  Burial in St. Kieran’s Cemetery. Patrick Stephenson (Fri 10.30).  Declan Wyley, Canal Walk, Castle Road. Brigid Murphy, Woodlawn, Archers Avenue. Frank O’Dwyer, Kilsheelan Heights.
Anniversaries: Dan Maher (Sat 6.15), John Kenny (Sat 7.00), Martin Brennan (Sun 10.00), Aoife Rose Lanigan (Sun 11.00), John McEvoy (Sun 12.00), Jonathan Barry (Sun 12.30), Deceased members of Kilkenny Active Retirement Group (Thurs 10.30), Elizabeth Bolger (Months Mind), Michael Larkin, Jack Carroll, Mary Walsh, Des Manning, Phil Kavanagh, May Devlin, Liam Egan, Dan Carroll, Michael & John Barry, David Murphy, Michael & Margaret Power, Liam Drohan, John Costigan.
Intentions for next weekend: Paddy Nolan (Months Mind Sat 6.15), Lillian Beatty (Sat 7.00), Martin Leahy (Months Mind Sun 10.00), Ann Comerford (Sun 10.30), Breda Conoboy (Months Mind Sun 12.00), William Costelloe (Sun 12.30). 

Exam’s End
As the exams start to draw to a close for many young people, we wish them all a peaceful and restful summer.  You have done your best and keep in mind there’s life beyond exams.

Parish Office Opening Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from
9.00am - 1.00pm.  2.00pm - 4.00pm.  Telephone 056 776 4400.  Email:  Mrs Michelle O’ Connor is the parish secretary and is happy to help in every way possible.
Cemetery Mass
Please note that the Foulkstown Cemetery Mass takes place on Thursday 26th July at 7.30pm. 
While the Cemetery Committee works hard to maintain the graveyard to the highest standard, they do not look after individual graves.  It is up the individual families to maintain their own graves.  Thanks to all who take care of our cemetery so well.

Foulkstown Cemetery
We are currently in the process of erecting NO DUMPING sings in Foulkstown Cemetery.  We hope this will make it absolutely clear to those who are illegally dumping that our facilities are for the cemetery only.
Once the signs are in place we hope to open the far gate to allow public access to cars once again.  However if the dumping continues, we will have no alternative but to close this permanently.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience that has been caused by the gate closure.   This was all due to one or two individuals.  We again appeal to people to keep a watchful eye for illegal dumping, note registration of cars and forward them to the Parish Office.   Thank you for your co-operation.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Monday from 11.00am to 10.00pm in St. Fiacre's Church and from 4.00pm to 9.00pm in St. Patricks. All are welcome to attend this adoration of Jesus truly present in his Blessed Sacrament.

Parish Centre Opening Hours & Bookings
Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm.  All bookings for the Parish Centre must be made through Ted Byrne. 
Important Notices
At least two weeks notice must be given for baptisms, contact the parish office for dates and to register.
Three months notice must be given to both Church and state for marriages (the state must be notified separately).  Those applying for marriage will be asked to fill out a registration form and must make arrangements to meet their priest.  Couple’s intending to marry must fill out a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry form and provide a new baptismal and confirmation certificate.  Contact the parish office for details.

Theology Course
A certificate in Theological Studies is being offered in St. Kieran’s College for the academic year September 2012 to May 2013. 
The aim of the course is to provide general theological education and formation in the main aspects of faith.  The course also aims to provide the background needed for lay involvement and leadership roles at parish and diocesan levels.
For more details contact: Declan Murphy, Course Director 056 7721086  Application forms can be downloaded from: or

Church Cleaners
We are grateful to those who clean and prepare our churches in preparation for our liturgies.  Thanks for your invaluable help.
It goes without saying that many hands make light work: we are in need of volunteers to augment our cleaning teams.  Please contact the sacristans in our churches if you can help.