November Remembrance Service
Our annual Parish Remembrance Service will be held at St. Fiacre’s Church on this Thursday, 29th November at 7.30pm. During the service we will remember all of our departed relatives and friends. Special mention will be made of those from our parish who died during the past twelve months. We hope all bereaved will come and find consolation and strength in our prayer together. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre after Mass.
Advent Children’s Liturgy
On Sundays during Advent the 10.30am Mass at St. Fiacre’s Church is dedicated to a children’s liturgy helping to prepare the younger members of our congregation for Christmas. This usually ends with a big celebration on Christmas morning.
To help prepare the liturgy a practice will be held at St. Fiacre’s Church at 6.30pm on this Thursday. Children willing to participate in the liturgy are asked to attend with their parents/guardians.
Sadly, the organisers of this liturgy are few in number and more help is urgently required. We are looking for parents and grandparents to become involved in the practices and in helping out on Sunday mornings. Those interested in lending a hand are asked to contact the Parish Office (776 4400) for details.
Rosary in St. Fiacre’s
The Parish Pastoral Council has accepted a proposal to introduce the rosary before weekday Masses in St. Fiacre’s Church as an initiative for the Year of Faith. Beginning on Monday week, 3rd December, we are looking for volunteers to lead the prayer. Please contact the sacristan if you are willing to help.
Christmas Mass Cards
Cards offering the recipient a share in the Christmas Masses celebrated by the priests of our parish are available at reception in the Parish Centre. The cost is €3.00 per card. All other Mass cards available in the Parish Centre offer an individual Mass and the recommended stipend is €10.00.
Pray for our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Michael Doyle, Waterford Road and late of Connolly Street. Patsy Dawson, Willow Close. Mary Frances Maher, McAuley Place. Billy Walton, Woodlands, Kells Road. Paddy Kavanagh, Ossory Park.
Months Mind: Nancy Tiernan (Sun 9.30). Kay Doran (Sun 12.00).
Anniversaries: Danny & Eileen Allen (Sat 6.15). James Fox (Sat 7.00). Bill Keogh (Sun 10.00). Patrick Malone (Sun 10.30). Paul Maloney (Sun 11.00). Deceased Members of St. Patrick’s B & R Band (Sun 12.30). Eugene & Nora Curley (Thurs 10.30). Jeremiah Mullally (Sat 9.30). Margaret Roche. Pat Kearney. Mervyn White. Rory McPhillips. Gertrude Donnelly, John Norton, Michael Beale, Michael Gibbons, Eileen Barry, Frank & Mary Purcell.
Intentions for Next Weekend: Michael Fitzmaurice (Sat 6.15). The O’Neill & Brett Families (Sat 7.00). Ramie & Breda Dowling (Sun 9.30). Kathleen Brown (Sun 10.00). James Ryan (Sun 10.30). Mick O’Leary (Months Mind 11.00). Thomas Dowling (Sun 12.00). Mary & James Mulrooney (Sun 12.30).
Coffee Afternoon & Sale of Work
The School of the Holy Spirit, Seville Lodge, Callan Road will hold its annual Coffee Afternoon and Sale of Work in the school between 2.00 and 5.00pm on this Sunday, 25th November. Please support this school which caters for people with special needs.
St. Patrick’s De La Salle School Parents’ Council is holding a Cake Sale at the School Hall on Friday, 30th November from 11.00am. All donations of cakes and buns greatly appreciated.
Monster Christmas Bazaar
CBS Primary School, Stephen Street on Sunday, 2nd December from 12 noon until 4.00pm.
L’Arche Christmas Fair on Sunday, 2nd December in the L’Arche Workshop, Callan.
Feast of Christ the King
Today is the final Sunday of the Church’s year and is nominated the Feast of Christ the King. Next Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, is the first Sunday of the new Church year.
Do This in Memory
This weekend we continue the programme of preparation with our First Holy Communicants and their families at 10.30am and 11.00am Masses on Sunday. As a community we welcome all who come to participate in the programme and promise to continue our prayers for our young people.
Forty Hours Adoration
About seventy people gathered for the opening Mass of the Forty Hours on Friday evening last. Since then a steady stream of people have kept 24 hour prayerful watch in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the Parish Centre. This will conclude with concelebrated Mass at St. Fiacre’s Church at noon on this Sunday. Celebrant: Bishop Seamus Freeman SAC.
Collection for Retired Priests
The Ossory Priests’ Society is charged with the responsibility of providing for priests during their retirement. Currently there are 13 retired priests in the Diocese and 10 more priests are due to retire within the next 5 years. At the moment we have 5 priests in long term nursing home care. A collection to support retired priests in the Diocese of Ossory will be held in each parish this weekend. We ask you to support these men who have given their life’s work to the people of the diocese.
Mr. Dan Feehan, Barrister, will make a presentation at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on ‘Will Provisions for People with Special Needs’ at 8.30pm on Thursday, 29th November. Registration at 8.15pm; talk 8.30pm sharp! €5 per person, includes tea/coffee. Text only to 087 904 0208 with numbers attending for logistical purposes.
Irish Pilgrimage Trust
The Kilkenny Group of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (formerly IHCPT) will shortly take a table at a local car boot sale to raise funds for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. We invite donations of suitable bric-a-brac, ornaments, pictures, CDs, etc. to help raise money on the day. We will take any saleable items which may be cluttering your attic at the moment. Drop material at Parish Centre before Friday, 30th .
KCLR 's Christmas Carol Concert
This year, ignite the real Spirit of Christmas and, re-light hope! KCLR's Soul Agenda presenters Vicki Sandall and Fr Dan Carroll, present the first “Spirit of Christmas Carol Concert” in aid of the Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team. Tickets €5, available from KCLR or on the door, with all proceeds going to the Homecare Team. For more details see www.kclr96fm.com. The KCLR Spirit of Christmas Carol Concert in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny on Saturday, 8th December at 7.30pm.
Advent Text Message
Receive a free scripture text message each day for Advent - text your number to 085 831 3100.
Have you time to spare?
S.O.S. is a voluntary organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability.
We are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from our services. Volunteers are also needed to support us in providing extra social and recreational activities. For further information contact the social work department on 056 776 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Overnight Vigil at Knock Shrine
Pilgrimage to Knock Night Vigil for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 7th to 8th December. Bus leaving Butts Green, Kilkenny at 5.00pm on Friday, 7th December and returning at 9.30am on Saturday, 8th December. Bookings to Peggy @ 087 056 4430.
The House that Jack Filled
The Watergate Theatre has a production of “The House that Jack Filled” By Theatre Lovett on Sunday 25th November at 6pm. For every ticket bought if the person mentions the charity Lifeline they will get a donation (€2.50 from every ticket that mentions Lifeline gets split between Lifeline and one other local charity) Tickets for the show cost €7.50 or €24 for a group of 4. Phone The Watergate (056) 7761674 mention Lifeline.
Historical Society Lecture
'75 Years of Forecasting the Weather in Ireland'
Speaker: Mr Michael Walsh, former head of forecasting at MET Eireann. Date: Thursday, November 29th, 2012. Time: 8pm. Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church). Admission: €5 (society members free)
Be a CLASS Volunteer
Public meeting for relatives and friends of people with mental health difficulties on Tue 4th Dec at 6.30pm in the Carers Association , Priors Orchard, Johns Quay, Kilkenny. Be a CLASS Volunteer! Carer Liaison and Support Service. Are you a good listener? Can you give one hour a week? Have you experienced a mental health crisis in your family or supported a friend during one? The CLASS Project is looking for Volunteers to Provide Peer Support to Carers, Friends and Family Members whose Loved Ones are Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties. Training Provided
For Further Information Contact:
Clare Cody, CLASS Co-ordinator,
The Carers Association,
John’s Quay, Kilkenny.