Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Nativity of John the Baptist, 24th June 2012

Pray for Our Deceased
Recently Deceased:  Sr. Padua Delaney, St. John of God Convent, Kilkenny. Requiem mass Sunday at 11am. Kathleen (Kitty) McCarthy Meadow way.  Requiem mass Monday at 10.30, St. John’s  Peggy Barry, St. Joseph’s, Waterford Road & Washington.
Months Mind: Paddy Nolan (Sat 6.15), Martin Leahy (Sun 10.00), Breda Conoboy (Sun 12.00)
Anniversaries: Lillian Beatty (Sat 7.00), Thomas Sinnott (Sun 9.30), Ann Comerford (Sun 10.30), William Costelloe (Sun 12.30), Johanna O’Dwyer, Mary Bowe, Margaret & John McCarthy, Liam Farrelly, Patrick Doheny, Betty & Patrick O’Sullivan, John McMyler, Bridie Conroy, Dixie Bateman, Pat Maher, Joe & Molly Bergin, Sean Fitzpatrick, Richard Dunne, Richard McEvoy.
Intentions for next Weekend
Anniversaries: John Joe Traynor (Sat 6.15), Fran Ryan (Sat 7.00), Edwin Stallard (Months Mind Sun 9.30), Sharon Galvin (Sun 10.30), Lily Purcell (Sun 11.00), Austin Murphy (Sun 12.00), Maureen Walsh (Sun 12.30)
Corpus Christi Procession
The Corpus Christi Procession takes place today, Sunday 24th.   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. 

Elm Green Mass
The Annual Mass for the residents of Elm Green will take place at Elm Green on Thursday next, 28th June at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

South Kilkenny Historical Society Coach Trip
The South Kilkenny Historical Society has organised a coach trip to Seir Kieran, Newgrange, Knowth and the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre on Saturday, July 7th 2012. The cost of the trip is 45, which includes admission fees to all the sites and an evening meal at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin. Further information from Eddie Synnott, mobile - 086-8124349; e-mail -

Family Fun Day - Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre
This exceptional venue will be hive activity, having the return of the Mountain Rescue Team, Julie McCormick returns with her engaging puppet show while Moonshine Balloon Magic is an amazing show that is part clown and part magician and produces elaborate balloon sculptures. Arts and Crafts Table, Irish Dancing, Lively entertainment, Bouncy Castles, Tug of War, Meet Pet Calves and Lambs and various other farm animals. You can enjoy the Barbeque, and have a look at our new Canopy which is the committees pride and Joy. Hope to see you there.  Admission €3 Children FREE under 12.

Weekly Envelopes
The total collected in last weeks weekly envelope collection amounted to €1482.00.  Many thanks. 

10th Anniversary
To mark the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the missing persons monument in the Castle Park Kilkenny a remembrance service will take place at the monument on Sunday June 24th at 12 noon. All are welcome.  Those attending will be encouraged to join in the Corpus Christi procession at 2.15.

Kilkenny City Oral History Project
Kilkenny Leader Partnership are looking for individuals or groups from the Loughboy area to take part in an Oral History Project on the area. We are trying to explore how different areas in the City were named eg the Village, The Rocks, and The Continent etc. We will map the origins of the names and identify distinguishing figures attached to these names and look at the history of the relationship between the area. The finished Project will be displayed at National Heritage Week. Please contact Connie McGee on 086 7718040.

Cemetery Mass
The annual Cemetery Mass in St. Kieran’s Cemetery will be celebrated on Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. The Cemetery Mass in Dunmore and Johnswell Cemeteries will be celebrated on Friday 6th July at 7.30pm.

Danesfort Cemetery Mass
The Danesfort Cemetery Mass takes place on Thursday 28th July at 7.30pm. 

Loughboy Library
A Night for Book Lovers - will take place in Loughboy library on Thursday 5th July at 8pm. The guest speaker will be author Patricia O’Reilly from Dublin, writer of fiction, non-fiction and journal & radio articles.  RSVP Loughboy Library Tel 056 7794176. 

Uniform Sale
St. John of God parents association will hold a uniform sale in the Parish Centre on Thursday 28th June from 7pm-8pm. 

The Irish Catholic
The Irish Catholic is available for sale at the sacristies and costs €1.30

Youth 2000 Leinster- Retreat Day
St Catherine's House, North Campus, NUI College Maynooth.  A Youth 2000 Leinster Retreat day will take place in St Catherine's House, North Campus, NUI College Maynooth, Co. Kildare. This will be a relaxed day consisting of inspiring talks, prayer, Mass, healing service & testimonies. The theme for the day is; "Do not be afraid, only have faith" (Mk5:36) Contact: Rob 086 8636296 or Anne

Eucharistic Congress Healing Stone
Lord we are so sorry for what some of us did to your children;
Treated them so cruelly,
especially in their hour of need.
We have left them with a life-long suffering.
This was not your plan for them or us.
Please help us to help them.
Guide us, Lord.  Amen

The healing stone will be permanently placed at St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg.