Saturday, June 30, 2012

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1st July 2012

Foulkstown Cemetery Mass
Please note that the annual Foulkstown Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 26th July at 7.30pm.  While the members of the Cemetery Committee work hard to maintain the graveyard to the highest standard, they do not look after individual graves.  It is up to the individual families to maintain their own graves.  Thanks to all who take care of our cemetery.

Registration in the Parish
We are anxious that all members of St. Patrick’s Parish be formally registered with us.  This facilitates proper planning, budgeting and decision making in our parish community.  As many already know we are obliged to pay an annual diocesan levy on the population of our parish.  Furthermore, accurate figures are required to make decisions about the regularity of Masses, deployment of personnel and the use of material resources.  
We appeal for your assistance in this matter.  Please contact the Parish Office to ensure you and your family are registered.

Peter’s Pence Collection
This tradition originated in Europe towards the end of the 8th Century.  Like other practices of its kind, this custom underwent many changes in the course of the centuries, until in 1871 Pope Pius IX gave it his approval in the Encyclical Letter Saepe Venerabilis.  At present the collection is taken up throughout the Catholic world either on 29th June, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, or on the Sunday closest to this Solemnity
Accordingly, the second collection at our Masses this weekend will be for the Holy Father. Please support this collection, the proceeds of which will be sent to the Pope for his charitable use. 

Pray for the Deceased
Recently Deceased: Enda Cantwell, St. Maul’s. Reposing at his parents’ home, Springmount, Waterford Road from 4.00pm on Monday with rosary at 8.00pm. Funeral prayers at 11.00am on Tuesday followed by removal to St. Mary’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass at noon. Burial afterwards at Foulkstown Cemetery. Teresa Howe, Shellumsrath. Marie Coyne, St. Fiacre’s Place. Rose Joan McErlean, Co Antrim. John Hayes, Butts Green & Abbey Street.
Months Mind: Edwin Stallard (Sun 9.30).
Anniversaries: John Joe Traynor (Sat 6.15), Fran Ryan (Sun 7.00),  Sharon Galvin (Sun 10.30), Lily Purcell (Sun 11.00), Austin Murphy (Sun 12.00), Maureen Walsh (Sun 12.30), Dick O’Hara, Mary Blunden, William Maher, Gretta Kiernan, Gerard McCarthy, Thomas & John Phelan, Edward & Anne Whelan.
Intentions for next weekend: Patrick Roche (Sat 6.15). Donal O’Neill (Sat 7.00). Catherine Roberts (Sun 9.30). Pauline Kennedy (Sun 10.00). Joseph Daly & Mary May Savage (Sun 10.30). Ger Doheny (Sun 11.00). Sean Hennessy (Sun 12.30). 

Society of St. Vincent De Paul
The next meeting of the St. Patrick’s Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul will take place on Monday, 2nd July and thereafter fortnightly for the months of July and August.

Weekly Envelopes
The total collected in last week’s envelope collection amounted to €1,588.00.  Many thanks.

Missing Persons
As a way of showing support for families of missing persons, please say The Lord’s Prayer at 3.00pm on this Sunday, 1st July.  If people respond to this request, the power of this prayer may move someone to give that nugget of information allowing a family to locate their loved one.  

Kilkenny Medjugorje Youth Group
The local Medjugorje Youth Group has organised a Coffee Evening at the St. Patrick’s Parish Centre after the 6.15pm Mass on this Saturday.

Monthly Rosary
The monthly rosary on the First Sunday in James Green at the statue of Our Lady of Kilkenny continues on Sunday 1st July at 3pm.  All welcome.

First Friday
The first Friday of July occurs this week.  The priests will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times.

First Saturday Devotion
Will take place in St. Fiacre’s Church on Saturday, 7th July after 6.15pm Mass.  Prayers and adoration will end at 9.00pm.  All are welcome.

Divine Mercy
An hour of adoration and prayer for Divine Mercy will take place in the Capuchin Friary Church on Sunday, 8th July from 3.00 - 4.00pm.  All are welcome to come along.

Mass in Honour of St. Joseph
The monthly Mass in honour of St. Joseph will be held at St. Joseph’s, Waterford Road on this Wednesday at 8.00pm.  All welcome.

Irish Wheelchair Association
Many thanks for donations at the recent church gate collection.  €812.00 was collected outside the churches in St. Patrick’s Parish.

Corpus Christi Procession
Thanks to the many people from our parish who participated in and helped run last weekend’s very successful procession through Kilkenny.

Bereaved by Suicide
Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold its monthly meeting for people bereaved by suicide in Villa Maria, Freshford Road, Kilkenny at 8.00pm on next Thursday, 5th July.  All are welcome. For further information call 056 775 6538.

Diocesan Appointments
Bishop Seamus Freeman has announced the following diocesan appointments.
Very Rev. Eamon Foley, P.P., Rathdowney to retire and live in Kilkenny.  Very Rev. Martin Delaney, Adm., Mooncoin, appointed parish priest of Rathdowney.
Very Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P., Dunamaggan also appointed Parish Priest of Windgap.
Very Rev. Richard Canon Phelan P.P., Ballycallan, appointed Pastor Emeritus, Ballycallan.
Rev. Lorcan Moran, Curate, Thomastown, appointed Parish Priest, Ballycallan.
Rev. Dermot Ryan, Chaplain, St. Kieran’s College, Diocesan Adult Faith Development Director, also appointed Curate, Thomastown.
Rev. Kieran O’ Shea, Curate, Ballycallan, appointed Curate, St. Canice’s, Kilkenny.
Rev. Fergus Farrell will reside in St. Kieran’s College. As Diocesan Archivist, he will oversee the transfer of the archives from the former Diocesan Office to the new office in James’s Street.
These appointments will take effect on 14th July 2012.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg
Buggy’s coach departs on Sunday, 22nd July and returns on Tuesday, 24th July.  Route: Castlecomer 6.15am, Ballyragget 6.30am, Kilkenny (The Parade) 7.00am.  Book before July 20th. On or 056 444 1264 & 087 253 5989.
This is Buggy’s 61st anniversary pilgrimage.