November Remembrance Service
Our annual Parish Remembrance Service takes place on this Thursday, 27th November at 7.30pm in St. Fiacre’s Church. During this service we will remember those who have died, especially those of our parishioners who died during the past year. All are welcome and invited to attend this evening of prayer.
Thanks to all who supported the priests and bishop through the November Offerings. We appreciate your support.
Our Parish Shop, located in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, has restocked with a rich selection of Advent and Christmas items: calendars, cribs, candles and cards… Come and have a look.
Christmas Mass Cards
Christmas Mass Cards, offering the recipient a share in the Christmas Masses celebrated by the priests of our parish, are available at the Parish Centre. The cost is €3 per card.
Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The 2015 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 22nd and 27th May. Cost is €755 pps. Please contact Glenmore Parish Office on 051 880 414 for all bookings.
Collection for Ossory Priests Society
The Ossory Priests Society is responsible for making suitable financial provision for sick and retired priests in the Diocese of Ossory. Currently provision is being made for 16 priests in the diocese. This collection will be held this weekend. Please support.
Forty Hours Adoration
Forty Hours Adoration at St. Mary’s Cathedral will conclude with Benediction on this Sunday 23rd November followed by Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 11.00am. Drop in if you have a few minutes.
Thanks to those from our parish who gave time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Attention: All Volunteers/Ministers
Ossory Adult Faith Development has arranged an evening on this Monday, 24th November at 7.30pm at St Patrick's Parish Centre for all those involved in the various ministries in our parishes (Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Baptismal Teams, Sacristans, Choir Members, Pastoral Councils, Liturgy Groups, Collectors, Finance Committees, Altar Societies and other volunteers). This evening is an opportunity to recognise the contribution people make in our parishes and to reflect on why it is we serve as Christians. We encourage all who volunteer in our parish to attend.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Sr. Brigid Leech, St. John of God Community. Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 12.30pm on Sunday followed by burial at Foulkstown Cemetery. Sr. Joanne Holohan, St. John of God Community. Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 11.00am on Monday followed by burial at Foulkstown Cemetery. Fr. Maurice Crean, Crean, Mill Hill Missionaries, Dublin and late of St. Joseph’s House, Waterford Road, Kilkenny. Requiem Mass at Mill Hill Missionaries, Rathgar at 12.00 noon on Tuesday followed by burial in Bohernabreena Cemetery. Kay O’Reilly, Hollybank Drive. Eddie Walsh, Cypress Avenue. Jim Doyle, The Orchard.
Anniversaries: Kevin C. Hughes (Sat 6.15). James Fox (Sat 7.00). Paul O’Dwyer (Sun 9.30). Bill Keogh (Sun 10.00). Ramie & Breda Dowling, Phyllis, Marie & Thomas Dowling. (Sun 10.30). Madge O’Brien (Sun 11.00). Patsy Dawson (Sun 12.00). Billy Clune (Sun 12.30). Johnny Burke. Joan Meehan. Margaret Guilfoyle. John & Margaret McCarthy. Vera & Mai O’Connell. Kitty McMyler. The Beehan Family. Michael Gibbons. James Leahy. Michael Beale. Patrick J. Crotty. Myra Needham. Una Heffernan. Dollie & Pearse Butler. Josephine Randall.
Intentions for Next Weekend: Julia Carroll (Sat 7.00). Michael Hickey (Su 9.30). James Ryan (Sun 10.00). Peggy & Jim Costigan (Sun 10.30). Mary & James Mulrooney (Sun 11.00). Elaine Kelly (Sun 12.00). Kitty Stallard (Months Mind Sun 12.30).
Advent Pop Up Fair
St. Patrick’s Parish Centre hosts a special Advent Pop-Up Fair following all Masses at St. Fiacre’s Church next weekend. Featured stands will sell jewellery, gift sets, costume jewellery, handbags, purses, scarves, pashminas, hats, fascinators, ladies shoes, suits, shirts, ties, china cup candles, children’s gifts and CDs. Teas/coffees and mince pies available. Bumper raffle. Admission free. All in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust which brings children with special needs to Lourdes at Easter.
The School of the Holy Spirit will hold its annual Coffee Morning on Sunday 23rd November from 11.00am to 1.00pm in Seville Lodge. There will be home baking, our school’s Christmas Carols CD and hampers to be won. Contact Therese 087 904 0208.
St. Patrick’s Parish values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and young people and are committed to their protection and support in a way that promotes their human dignity and integrity as children of God. Further details and information on posters in our churches and on www.patricksparish.com
The Alzheimer Society
Table quiz in aid of Kilkenny Branch of The Alzheimer Society will be Friday, 28th November at 8.30pm at James Stephens GAA Club. €20 per table of four. For info: Breda Manogue on 087 964 8756.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Carlow Fibromyalgia Support Group will host an information afternoon on fibromyalgia in the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow on Saturday November 29th 2014 from 3.00 to 5.00pm. Contact Katharine on 089 438 7283 or Mary on 086 169 3887.
There will be a special remembrance Mass at St. John’s Church at 6.30pm on next Saturday, 29th November for those who died through substance abuse.
Christmas Gift Idea
A Trócaire Gift brings real hope and opportunity to families living in poverty. Not only does it change the lives of the families receiving the gift, it also changes the lives of the local business owners and farmers that supply the gifts. www.trocaire.org/gifts.
Storytime & Crafts for Toddlers: every Thursday at 11.30am. All welcome.
Christmas Themed Reading: Friday 5th December at 6.30pm. Writers are invited to come along and share their Christmas stories both real and imaginary.
South Kilkenny Historical Society
The 19th Century Church Building Programme in the Diocese of Ossory. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Feargus O Fearghaill. Date: Thursday, 27th November at 8.00pm at Mullinavat Parish Hall. Admission: €5.
Speech and Drama
Starburst School of Speech and Drama has added a new class in St. Patrick's Parish Centre at 4.45pm on Tuesdays. Beginners welcome. Classes starting January 2015. Contact Kate 085 114 2686 for more information or to make a booking.
Go for Life Games
Over 50s Short Mat Bowls and Go For Life games take place in the Watershed on Tuesday evenings at 8.00pm. All are welcome. Free for all to try during the month of November.
St Lazerian's House
A low dependency residential care unit for 20 older people in Bagenalstown is looking for relief Healthcare Assistants. Experience and Fetac Level 5 in Healthcare required. Please contact Marian Manning (Manager) on 086 125 8480 for further details.