Sunday, June 10, 2012

Corpus Christi, 10th June, 2012

Eucharistic Congress News
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress opens at the RDS, Dublin on this Sunday, 10th June and continues until the closing ceremony which will be held at Croke Park on Sunday, 17th June.
Tickets for events at the RDS which were booked online or by telephone must be collected at the RDS on the first morning for which the tickets have been booked.  It is advisable to have your booking reference number with you when you collect your ticket - number can be found on the confirmation email received at time of booking).
Further tickets for RDS events may be purchased on the day at the RDS and tickets for the closing ceremonies are still available online at
The parish coach for the Eucharistic Congress will leave St. Fiacre’s Church at 6.30am sharp on Tuesday, 12th June.  There will be a stop at Bewley’s Hotel, Newlands Cross to allow for optional breakfast. The coach will leave RDS at 8.00pm to return to St. Fiacre’s Church.
This coach is fully booked; coach tickets have been printed and are available for collection at the Parish Office.  Please do so as soon as possible.
Ossory Youth is running two coaches to the concluding ceremony at Croke Park on Sunday, 17th June. Seats are still available: 087 948 2753.
The Congress organisers have arranged a Taize Experience at the RDS on Monday, 11th June.  A coach will leave Ossory Youth, New Street at 3.00pm on that afternoon.  Coach is free; admittance to RDS is €3.00.  Contact 087 948 2753.

Congress on Radio and Television
On this Sunday the opening ceremony and Mass will be televised worldwide and on RTÉ Two, from 1.45pm.  It will be simulcast on RTÉ Radio 1 from 2.00pm to 4.45pm. RTÉ News Now will also be streaming the coverage live.
There will also be daily coverage of events in the RDS Arena from 1.45pm - 6.00pm, except Thursday, 14th  June, when it will begin at 3.00pm.

Feast of Corpus Christi
This feast is traditionally celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday (7th June this year).  However, in Ireland as in many other countries, the feast is now celebrated on the following Sunday.  Therefore, we mark the Feast of Corpus Christi this weekend. 
This feast celebrates the tradition and belief in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the sombre atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.

Corpus Christi Procession
Because of the Eucharistic Congress the Diocesan Corpus Christi procession will take place in Kilkenny on 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.
People are asked to gather at St. John’s at 2.15pm on the day.  All are welcome.

Extra Tickets for Congress
At the time of going to press our diocesan delegate, Fr. Martin Tobin, had 20 tickets for the closing ceremony at Croke Park on 17th June. These he received from a non-church source for use in the Diocese of Ossory.  We understand they are for the Hogan Stand and cost €10 each.  If interested contact Fr. Martin directly on 086 240 1278. First come, first served...

Divine Mercy
An hour of adoration and prayer in honour of Divine Mercy will take place in the Capuchin Friary on Sunday, 10th June from 3.00 - 4.00pm.

Weekly Envelope Collection
The total collected in last week’s envelope collection was €1,683.00.  Many thanks for your continued support. 

Pray for Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: John J. O’Toole, Bishop’s Hill.  Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Monday in St. Canice’s Church.  Edwin Stallard, Danville House. Sarah (Dolly) Dowling, Upper Johnstown, Waterford. Matthew Eugene Redmond, Lower Castlecomer Road. Mary O’Driscoll, Oak Hill, Castlecomer, formerly of Maudlin Street. Edward (Neddy) Bergin, Lower Dunmore. Margo Wrigley, late of Walkin Street & Hebron Road. Bill & Bridie O’Neill. Kathy Purcell. Nicky Dollard.
Anniversaries Paddy Noonan (Sat 6.15), Dan Fogarty (Sat 7.00), Noreen Llwellyn (Sun 9.30),  Joseph Murray (Sun 10.00), Jim O’Brien (Sun 10.30), Margaret McGrath (Sun 11.00), Catherine Kirwan (Sun 12.00), John & Eileen Fennelly (Sun 12.30), Patrick & Margaret Cantwell (Tue 10.30), Mary Reynolds (Fri 10.30), Michael & Christine O’Driscoll, Monsignor Martin Campion, Hannah Marnell, Annie Donnelly, Martin (Murt) Rowe, Statia Quirke.
Next weekend: Dan Maher (Sat 6.15), John Kenny (Sat 7.00), Martin Brennan (Sun 10.00), John McEvoy (Sun 12.00), Jonathan Barry (Sun 12.30).

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.

Exam Success
We continue our prayers for those sitting examinations at this time.  May God’s Spirit guide  and direct you  during the coming week.

Come to Kilkenny Flower Club
Butler House, Thursday, 14th June at 8.00pm and learn how to make a Hogarth Curve.  Angela Kelly will demonstrate it first and will help everyone afterwards.  Details of materials required will be found at: 

Loughboy Library
Toddler Hour: Wednesday at 11.30am for the next 3 weeks.
Exhibition: The Irish Wheelchair Association is hosting an exhibition until 29th June.  Artist space still available for 2012.
Book Club Gathering: a night for book lovers with refreshments served will take place on Thursday, 5th July at 8.00pm with guest, author Patricia O’Reilly.

Senior Help Line
Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am until 10.00pm, 365 days a year.  If you need any further information, please email or phone Neil Bruton at or 083 426 0081 or 01 657 9068.

Active Retirement Club
The next meeting of Kilkenny Active Retirement Club will take place on Monday, 11th June at 2.30pm in the Club House Hotel.

Medjugorje Irish Centre
Special offer €280 - For details Telephone 0044 288 224 1888 or call to stand 211 in The RDS Dublin at the Eucharistic Congress 2012.

Church Gate Collection
The annual church gate collection for the Good  Shepherd Centre, Kilkenny will take place this weekend, 9th/10th June.  Please support.

Kids’ Mini Marathon and Adult 5K
A Kids Mini Marathon and Adult 5K will take place on 17thJune at Kilkenny Castle Park 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 is €5 and the Adult 5K is €10. Registration forms are available from Studio One Barbers, Loughboy and Hennessy’s, Newpark S.C. or before 12.45pm at Castle Gates.