St. Fiacre’s Well Mass
The annual novena to St. Fiacre ends on this Sunday afternoon with Mass at the well in Kilfera at 3.30pm. Novena prayers will be recited from 3.15pm on this Sunday afternoon.
St. Fiacre’s Well is situated at Sheastown on the banks of the Nore. The well is approached via the avenue of Sheastown House which is about two miles beyond the roundabout on the Bennettsbridge Road. About fifty people gathered there each evening during the past week and we anticipate a much larger congregation on Sunday afternoon. Why not come out and join us in this celebration which has continued uninterrupted for generations? Bottled water from the well will be available on the day.
Thanks to the St. Fiacre’s Well Committee and all involved in organising this annual event. Thanks, also, to the local landowners for their understanding and generous cooperation in allowing the novena to take place on private property.
All are welcome to attend the concluding Mass and, if you have been taking part in the novena, we pray the blessings you asked for will be granted through the intercession of St. Fiacre.
This weekend, at all Masses in our parish and across the Diocese of Ossory, a survey will take place to allow the Catholic community to share its view regarding vital plans under consideration by Bishop Freeman. Our Bishop would like the opportunity to be given to all to participate in this opinion gathering exercise. In this way, we hope that as we take the next steps in this endeavour, we will do so informed by as wide a body of opinion as possible.
Please take the time during Mass to read and consider the plans outlined and then fill in the survey provided. All surveys are confidential and you can choose to give your contact details if you wish before returning the completed document.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Anna Keenan, 39 The Sycamores. Reposing at her home from 2.00pm on Monday. Rosary at 8.00pm on Monday. House private on Tuesday morning. Requiem Mass at St. Canice’s Church at 11.00am followed by burial at St. Kieran’s Cemetery. Kate Joyce, Hebron Park. Fr. Anthony Norbert Heaslip, Carmelite Friary, Knocktopher. Michael Gibbons, Oughterard. Ellen Kelly, Clarnwood, Freshford Road.
Months Mind: Eileen Glennon (Sun 11.00).
Anniversaries: Tom & Michael Casserly (Sat 6.15). Johanna Nolan (Sat 7.00). Paddy Mullen (Sun 10.00). Tom & Mary Byrne (Sun 10.30). Della Harney (Sun 12.00). Patrick Culleton. Margaret Cantwell. Margie, Bob & Glenn Brady. Evelyn Costello. Marie Kealy Carson. Sheila & George Mastino. Tommy Morris. Jack Allen. James Browne. Patrick Ruth. Joseph O’Shea. Elizabeth Carroll. Pierce & Catherine Marnell. Mick Coonan. Christopher & Mary Ryan. Lawrence Brett. Thomas O’Keeffe. Kitty Mullin. Michael White.
Intentions for next weekend: Patrick “Patsy” Ryan (Sat 6.15). Paul & Mary Cody & Bill Marnell (Sat 7.00). Patricia Mulhall (Sun 9.30). Thomas Madden (Sun 10.30). Jim Ryan (Sun 11.00). Brigid Kenny (Sun 12.00). Michael “Muggers” Larkin (Sun 12.30).
Gaelscoil Osrai will reopen at 9.10am on Thursday, 29th August. St. John of God Girls’ School and St. Patrick’s De La Salle Boys’ School will reopen at 9.20am on Thursday, 29th August with the Junior Infants starting on 2nd September.
St. Patrick’s Parish Shop offers a wide range of religious items for sale at reasonable prices. The shop is located in the foyer of our Parish Centre and is open during office hours. This is the place to purchase bibles, rosary beads, holy water fonts and requisites for Baptism and other sacraments.
Faith of our Fathers Conference
This is the name given to a conference and exhibition to be held at The Hub, Cillin Hill from 13th to 15th September. This will be an extraordinary three days for the enrichment of the faith of all Catholics. Daily celebration of Mass at 9.30am on Friday and Saturday and 5.00pm on Sunday. Daily talks and workshops by well known Catholic speakers. Tickets €7.50 per day. For more information or tickets call 059 862 7268 or 087 672 3410. Please see posters and brochures in our church porches.
Theological Studies Programme
This programme at St. Kieran’s College ran for the second time last year with a group of 25 participants. It was a resounding success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The course aims at providing religious education, faith formation and spiritual enrichment for those actively engaged in parish life or in the pastoral care of people, young and old. The course would be of enormous help and value to people involved in teaching at primary level or indeed for those finding themselves teaching R.E. at second level without any formal training or qualification in the area. The programme is a Level 7 Certificate accredited by St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. It provides a solid foundation for any of these fields of ministry and a suitable springboard for further specialization. Above all it helps create confidence and conviction for future volunteers in the life of the parish and the church.
The programme runs for 24 weeks, September – May, Mondays and Thursdays, 7.00 – 9.00pm with modules in the Old and New Testament Scriptures, Church History, The Church, past and present, Moral Theology, Liturgy and Sacraments.
For further details apply to Declan Murphy, Course Director on 087 908 1470 or 056 775 3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilkenny Alzheimers Support Group
The Kilkenny Alzheimer Support Group for past and present carers of people with Alzheimers or Dementia takes place on Wednesday, 28th August, 4.00 - 5.30pm at the Kilkenny Alzheimer Day Care Centre (behind the Village Inn). The support group gives carers the opportunity to share information and give support to each other. It is facilitated by a clinical nurse specialist who is glad to provide information and support to carers. For information contact Ruth on 056 777 1230.
The Kilkenny Alzheimer Cafe takes place in Harry’s Bar, Langton's Hotel, John’s Street from 11.00am - 1.00pm on Wednesday, 4th September. The cafe is for anybody living with dementia and anyone who wants to find out more about it. There will be information about dementia specific services in Kilkenny. A Clinical Nurse Specialist in dementia will be there for a question and answer session. Tea and scones for all. For more info call 056 777 1230.
Crisis pregnancy may be hard to face. It can help to talk to someone. Talk to us today, we will listen.
If you are pregnant and distressed and would like to talk to someone in confidence. Phone 1850 622 626 or the local centre number 056 772 2739.
A Realistic Prayer
I want to thank you, Lord
for being so close to me this day.
With your help, I haven't been impatient,
lost my temper, been grumpy, judgemental or envious of anyone.
But, I will be getting out of bed in a minute and I think I’ll really need your help then. Amen.
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