Monday, January 27, 2014

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary TIme, 3rd November 2013

Living the Faith
This is the title of an interesting four week course to help us live our Christian faith as we journey towards Advent. The talks, which are free, will be held on Monday evenings 11th, 18th and 25th November and 2nd December at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.  On the first evening Rev. Dr. Dermot Ryan will help us explore how it is that we can or should celebrate the sacraments today in a more engaged and real way.  Please join us.
November Lists of the Dead
During November we remember in a special way our loved ones who have died.  It is a good and wholesome thing to pray for our dead.  Pre-printed forms are available in all our churches for those who would like to list deceased relatives and friends.  These can be placed before the altars and those listed will be remembered during our November Masses.  May they rest in peace.
Parish Remembrance Service
Our annual Parish Remembrance Service takes place on Thursday, 28th November at 7.30pm in St. Fiacre’s Church.  During this service we will remember those who have died, especially those who died during the past year.
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The monthly meeting of the local conference of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre after 10.30am Mass in St. Fiacre’s Church on next Friday, 8th November.  All welcome. 
Volunteer Appreciation Evening
All are delighted with last weekend’s Volunteer Appreciation Evening.  Well done to Parish Pastoral Council for taking the initiative and recognising the amount of voluntary work being done in our parish.
Parish Mission
St. Patrick’s Parish will host a Parish Mission from Saturday, 7th December until Friday, 13th December.  Keep the dates!  Further details later.
Men’s Weekend in Peace in Christ
Our diocesan retreat house hosts a weekend retreat for men between next Friday, 8th November (8.00pm) and Sunday, 10th November (2.00pm).  This weekend offers an opportunity to take time out for personal reflection and quiet prayer in pleasant and relaxed surroundings.  Details and booking: 056 772 1054.
Black Abbey Triduum
The Triduum in honour of St. Martin ends on this Sunday.  Rosary at 2.45pm.  Mass with Anointing of the Sick at 3.00pm.  All are welcome.
Mass in Honour of St. Joseph
Mass in honour of St. Joseph at the Mill Hill Chapel on this Wednesday, 6th November at 8.00pm.  Welcome.
In Remembrance of Our Dead
Peace in Christ Retreat House will host a Reflective Evening remembering and celebrating our loved ones who have died on 13th November between 8.00 and 9.30pm.  All welcome.
Mass for An Garda Síochána
For a number of years the extended family of Kilkenny Garda Station have come together to remember those who have died.  This year resulting from the renovations of Kilkenny Garda Station, it is appropriate that not only will we remember the past but also acknowledge the present and look forward to the future of An Garda Síochána within the Kilkenny community. 
A Mass of thanksgiving will be held on Monday, 18th November at 7.30pm in St Mary's Cathedral. Music will be provided by the Garda Band.  The Garda Band will also play some music for the congregation after Mass concludes.  All welcome to attend.
Bangers and Mash for Samaritans
The Samaritans are hosting a Bangers & Mash Lunch in The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street on Thursday 7th November from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Donation only: 10.00.  LoCall 1850 60 9090
Peace in Christ Collection
There will be a church gate collection for Peace in Christ Diocesan Retreat House on this Saturday and Sunday. We invite your generous support.
Our Lady of Kilkenny Rosary
At the Statue of our Lady, James Green on this Sunday, 3rd November at 3.00pm.  All welcome.
Camphill Community
The annual Open Day at the Camphill Community in Kyle, near Callan, takes place on Sunday, 10th November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.  This is an important fund-raising occasion for our community, which cares for children and adults with mental disability.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Cormac Cullen, Bamford.  Funeral prayers at his home at 1.30pm on Sunday followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church for 2.30pm Requiem Mass.  Burial afterwards at Foulkstown Cemetery.  Caroline Murphy-Cullen, Cuffesgrange. Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Danesfort at 10.15am on Sunday.  Burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Thomas Hennessy, Waterford.
Anniversaries: P.J. Marrinan (Sat 6.15). Ned O’Neill (Sat 7.00). Jack Garrehy (Sun 9.30). James Rafter (Sun 10.00). Margaret Moore (Sun 10.30). Eddie McPhillips (Months Mind Sun 11.00). Declan Walsh (Sun 12.00). Michael Phelan (Sun 12.30). Dominic Coll (Thur 10.30). John Cullen (Fri 10.30). Tom Shanahan. Jack Wellford.  Jim O’Neill. Tess O’Neill. Joseph Brennan. Thomas Tynan.
Intentions for next weekend: Mary & James Mulrooney (Sat 6.15). John Glynn (Sat 7.00). Gerard & Patricia Moore (Sun 9.30). Charles Carroll (Sun 10.00) May Muldowney (Sun 10.30). Paul Moloney (Sun 11.00). Mary Hanrahan (Sun 12.00). Henry Tiernan (Sun 12.30).
Do This In Memory
We welcome the boys and girls who hope to make their First Holy Communion next Spring to our 10.30am and 11.00am Masses this weekend.  With their families we continue to pray for them as they prepare to receive the Lord in the Eucharist for the first time.
Information on Haemochromatosis
Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, joint pain, diabetes, irregular heartbeat?  You may have too much iron in your blood.  Haemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders. It is completely treatable.
Information Meeting on Thursday, 7th November at 7.30pm at the Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street.  Speakers: Dr Zaid Heetun, Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Pauline Carroll, Noreen Maher, Angela Buggy, Hepatology Nurse Specialists.
Recruiting New Readers
Please contact the Parish Office (056 776 4400) if you would like to proclaim God’s Word in our parish churches.  A new rota is being prepared at the moment.
Eucharistic Ministers Rota
If you have not picked up your new rota from the sacristy yet would you please do so as soon as possible.
Coeliac Support Group
The local Coeliac Support Group will hold its next meeting in St. Patrick's Parish Centre on Monday November 4th at 8.00 pm.  Anyone effected by this disease is invited to attend. Fáilte roimh gach duine.
Kilkenny Active Retirement
Active Retirement Group meeting on Monday, 4th November at 2.30pm in the Club House Hotel.
Service of Remembrance
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland will be holding their annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 10th November at 3.00pm in St Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue (Off South Circular Road) Dublin 8.
Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Men’s Fitness, Health and Training in conjunction with Fennelly Fitness. Six week course for unemployed men will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11.00 – 1.00pm. Training will take place in Fennelly Gym, Hebron Industrial Estate. Contact Connie 086 771 8040.  Free of charge.
Benefit 4 Computer Programme: This  programme is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about computers and the internet. Topics include: internet, social media. There is a small fee for this course. To book: 086 771 8040.
Used Clothing Appeal
Dochas Nasamu Orphanage, Nairobi is holding a used clothing appeal on Friday 8th November from 10.00am to 11.00am, at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre  Car Park. For further information, please contact Marie on  087  689 0995.  Thanks for previous support.
Ossory Times
Ossory Times, our diocesan magazine is available at the Parish Centre and at the sacristies.  Only €2 each.
Volunteers Needed
Anam Cara is a national voluntary organization that provides support to parents after the death of their son or daughter. All  services are offered free. To raise funds, Anam Cara is organizing a national bag pack in Dunnes Stores on Saturday 30th November. Would you consider helping us out? Volunteers needed for a couple of hours on the day. Call 01 404 5378 or
Wheelchair Association Angel Days
Please support the IWA “Angel Days” appeal on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November.
Church Gate Collection
The Irish Heart Foundation: annual church gate collection on the weekend of the 9th and 10th November 2013.
First Saturday Devotion
At St. Fiacre’s Church after 6.15pm Mass on Saturday, 2nd November.  All are welcome.