‘The Joy of the Gospel’
Would you like to join a group to read and discuss the above short book by Pope Francis? Meeting at St. Patrick's Parish Centre on Mondays at 11.00am. All are welcome. This book by Pope Francis is now available at The Chapter House Book Shop in the Cathedral grounds. It costs €4.99 and is well worth reading and reflecting upon.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014
The annual Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to our Lady's Shrine at Lourdes will take place between 22nd & 27th may this year. Places are available at €745 per person sharing. For bookings please contact Ms Eleanor O'Connor, Glenmore Parish Office. Telephone 051 880 414 (10.30am - 2.30pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Lourdes Committee
There are still some sponsored places available for St. Patrick’s parishioners on this year’s Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes in May. So if you - or somebody you know - is ill, elderly or going through a difficult time, contact any of the Committee Members or Michelle at the Parish Office on 776 4400 and let us know.
Healing for Adults Bereaved by Suicide
HELP + HOPE + HEALING
Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold a healing group for adults bereaved by suicide from Tuesday, 25th February at 8.00pm in Villa Maria, Freshford Road. The course will be run by experienced facilitators for six consecutive Tuesdays. This is an annual event which has proven to be very beneficial in the past. The Group provides a safe place for the bereaved to meet and share their loss in confidence with others. It is a place to share thoughts and feelings with others who are experiencing something similar. It will be a small group, 6 - 8 people. It is a closed group in that once the group commences, no new people may enter. Information and booking: Kilkenny Bereavement Support at 056 775 6538.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Stephen Bennett, College Road. Requiem Mass at 12.30pm on Sunday followed by interment at Foulkstown Cemetery. Eily Connolly, Glenmore. Iseult Derlua O’Connor, Castle Road. Noel Murphy, Assumption Place. John Prendergast, Bishop’s Meadows. Mandy Seavers (Fri 10.30). Colm McCarthy (Sat 11.00am at St. Fiacre’s Church followed by Burial of Ashes at Foulkstown Cemetery).
Anniversaries: Nicholas Healy (Sat 6.15). Joseph Lawlor (Sat 7.00). Peggy Shanahan (Sun 9.30). Michael Costello (Sun 10.00). Michael & Ann Purcell (Sun 10.30). Mollie Johnston (Sun 11.00). Patrick & Rita O’Rourke (Sun 12.00). John Millea (Tues 10.30). Mikey Holland (Wed 10.30). John & Brigid O’Rourke (Thur 10.30). Maye Coyne. Patrick & Teresa Kennedy. Marjorie Foskin. Catherine Cullen. Jimmy Gahan. William Holland. Eamon Muldowney. Paddy Barry. Kitty O’Donoghue. Ellen Doyle. Michael & Mary Tyrrell. Anne Somers. Martin Dermody. Rita & John Hillman. Catherine White. Michael Drennan. Christy Walsh. Michael & Annie Bourke. Bill O’Connor.
Intentions for next weekend: Mena Somers & Frank O’Brien (Sat 6.15). Pat Adams (Sat 7.00). Davy Maher (Sun 10.00). Eilish Dunne (Months Mind Sun 10.30). Michael Muldowney (Sun 11.00). John Hennessy (Sun 12.00). Bill O’Connor (Sun 12.30).
Walk the Camino This Summer
31st May 2014: seven days in the beautiful hilly and historic surroundings of Northern Spain. See the sights and cultural highlights of the Camino De Santiago. Flights, transfers, accommodation and a meal per day included. Anyone aged 18 to 65 can take part; no hiking experience needed, just a basic level of fitness. All funds raised will go to Youth Programmes, Clubs and Opportunities for Young People in the Diocese of Ossory. For details: Desert Hall, New Street or contact Dave on 056 776 1200.
An Croí Nua
An adult faith development programme compiled especially for those looking towards renewal in Ireland. The programme is based on our Celtic Spirituality with scripture woven throughout. A wonderful opportunity to share faith and to meet others interested in renewal. The programme will take place in the Parish Centre during the Tuesdays of Lent starting on Tuesday 4th march from 11.15am to 12.45pm. As this is a small group booking is essential. If interested please book your place by calling Eileen Ross on 087 206 4262. If overbooked we will look at the possibility of running a second group, maybe at night if possible.
Russian Orthodox Liturgy
We have agreed to host a Russian Orthodox Liturgy at St. Fiacre’s Church at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 25th February. While this is for the Russian Orthodox members of our parish and other interested people are welcome.
St. Patrick's Community Games
Congratulations to the girls and boys of our parish who represented our area in the recent County Swimming Gala. Best of luck to James, Daniel, Robbie, Sean and Anna who will go on to represent Kilkenny in the National Finals next August.
St. Patrick’s Art Competition will take place on Saturday, 1st March from 2.00 to 5.00pm in Gaelscoil Osrai, Loughboy. Children living in St. Patrick’s Parish from Under 6 to Under 16 are able to take part. Paper will be supplied on the day but children need to bring their own art materials, colours, paints, etc. Our Under 10 Handwriting competition will take place on the same day. Come and get involved. Best of luck to everyone. Telephone Paula 086 887 2447 for information.
Exhibition Space is available for all artwork, i.e. paintings, crafts, photographs free of charge at the library. Telephone 779 4176 to book a slot.
James Stephens Social Club
The Annual General Meeting of James Stephen’s Social Club was held in the Club Rooms on Wednesday, 19th February. The following officers were elected: Chairman: Michael Brennan. Treasurer: Ann Owens. Secretary: Emmet Cooney. Other members: Des McGrath, John O’Neill.
How the Story of the Earth and the Universe connects with the God Story and with our own Human Story. Sr. Colette Cullinan RSM. Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014. Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre. Cost - €10 – please bring packed lunch – tea and coffee will be provided.
Booking: Please book before 11th March by contacting Pam or Catherina at 056 772 2870 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. This workshop will help us explore how to articulate our faith in today’s world and find authentic ways of being Church today.
Mindfulness and Christianity
“How does the practice of mindfulness deepen the experience of Christian faith?” with Donagh O’Shea O.P. on Saturday, 1st March at 10.00am at Integritas, Ennisnag, Stoneyford. This day will explore what is involved in this practice and how it can deepen our experience of the personal encounter with Jesus Christ. To book please contact the centre at 056 772 8902 or email@example.com www.integritas.ie
Transition Year students in St. Kieran’s College are hosting a fundraising coffee morning in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on Thursday 27th February from 10.00am to 2.00pm. All proceeds towards their pilgrimage to Lourdes in May where they will be aiding sick pilgrims from Ossory. All are welcome.
Church Gate Collection
The School of the Holy Spirit will hold their annual church gate collection next weekend. Please support this worthy cause as monies raised will fund essential therapies. Queries to Therese @ 087 904 0208.
Please try to get all anniversary notices into the office by Thursday before publication. We ask that you write the details on a page (not a tiny scrap of paper which can easily be misplaced), telephone the details to 056 776 4400 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We endeavour to include all notices accurately but we cannot accept responsibility for misspellings and late submissions.
For the main part we are happy to book particular Masses for special intentions like anniversaries etc. However, we take the booking on the understanding that funeral Masses take precedence. If an anniversary Mass is booked for a time required for a funeral the earlier intention will be mentioned and the Mass offered at the earliest time agreeable to the relatives and priest.