Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8th November 2015

Mercy: Understanding Pope Francis
The second in our series exploring the Papacy of Francis takes place on Wednesday next 11th November at 7.30pm at St Patrick’s Parish Centre Loughboy during which Fr Albert McDonnell (Canon Lawyer, Killaloe Diocese) will explore the theme of mercy through the new process of marriage annulments. Is this a mercy applied to people's lives?   Admission free.  All welcome.

Christian Meditation
Christian Meditation has resumed in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre at 4.00pm each Wednesday.  All are welcome to come along and join in prayer.

Westcourt News
The monthly Mass to pray for the intercession of Blessed Edmund Rice in our lives and for his canonisation will take place in Westcourt on Monday, 9th November at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date.  All are welcome.

St. Mary’s Restoration Fund Auction
There will be a “Super Auction” on Saturday 28th November at O’Loughlin Gaels Sports’ Complex, Hebron Road.  Advertisements for Auction Catalogue: Quarter Page - €40. Half Page - €60. Full Page - €100.  Auction items also sought.  Contact Fr. Patrick Dalton on 086 828 3478 for further details.

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 reception in the Parish Centre.  The cost is €3.00 per card.

Conference on the Environment at Knock
Knock Shrine is holding a day conference with leading thinker and writer in the field of eco-theology, Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, on Saturday, 14th November. The conference will explore Pope Francis’ writings in his ground breaking Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. Fr McDonagh is known around the world for his work to promote environmental justice.

Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Dominic Hogan, England & Fr. Murphy Square. Bridget Maher, Fatima Place. Bregeen Cassidy, Galway & College Road. Thomas Phelan, Faithlegg, Waterford.
Months Mind: Mary Hehir (Wed 9.30).
Anniversaries: Ned & Anthona  Burke (Sat 6.15). Sr. Brigid Leech (Sat 7.00). Mary Shannon (Sun 9.30). John Glynn (Sun 10.00). Kathleen Redpath (Sun 10.30). Peter, Julie & Willie Carroll (Sun 11.00). Ann Nugent (Sun 12.00). Mary Hanrahan (Sun 12.30). Vera O’Connell (Mon 9.30). Martin Connolly (Tues 9.30). Deceased Residents of Larchfield & Nuncio Road (Tues 10.30). John & Gertie Murphy & Family (Thurs 10.30). Berute Poskaite (Fri 9.30). Eugene & Nora Curley (Fri 10.30). Billy Walton (Sat 9.30). Vivian Etaferi. Charles Carroll. Maureen Kennedy. James Maher, John Cullen. Henry Tiernan. Hugh McCormack. Arthur & Gretta Somers.
Intentions for Next Weekend: Maura Leahy (Sat 6.15). Richie Delaney (Sat 7.00). Rena Brett (Sun 9.30). John Brennan (Sun 10.00). Eddie Walsh (Sun 10.30). Deceased Members of St. Patrick’s Brass & Reed Band (Sun 11.00). John Byrne (Sun 12.00). Gerald & Patricia Moore (Sun 12.30).

Celebrating Religious Life in our Diocese
There will be special events to mark the contribution of our religious in our diocese on Sunday, 29th November at St. Kieran’s College from noon until 5.00pm.  The day will conclude with Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5.30pm.

November Remembrance Service
Our annual Parish Remembrance Service takes place on Thursday, 26th 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 special evening of prayer.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.

Retired Nurses Association
Mass for retired and deceased nurses will be celebrated in St. Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 10.30am.  After Mass a tea/coffee morning collection in aid of the Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team will take place in the Parish Centre.  Please be as generous as you can for this very worthy cause.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The monthly meeting  of the St. Patrick’s Parish Guild of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society will be held in St Patricks Parish Centre on Friday 13th of November after 10.30am Mass. All are welcome.

Knitting Lessons
Interested in learning how to knit.  Warm, friendly, welcoming atmosphere.  Proceeds to Charity. Contact Liz on 086 835 9425 to express an interest.

The Carers Association
The annual Winter Market will be held from 10.00am to 5.00pm on 22nd November in the Youth Centre, Carlow.

20th Anniversary
Jo Jo Dullard is missing 20 years this November.  Jo Jo was 21 years of age at the time of her disappearance as she was making her way from Dublin back home to Callan. To mark the anniversary a walk and service to remember Jo Jo will take place on Sunday 15th  November after the 11.00am Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral to the Missing Persons’ Monument in the Castle Park.  All welcome.

St. Lazerian's House
St Lazerian's House is holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 2nd of December at 11.00am.  Entry €5.00.  We will have some gorgeous home baked scones/cakes/ etc ready with a lovely cup of St Lazerian's tea or coffee. Please support this event as we are almost ready to start the extension. We look forward to seeing our friends from among the local community.

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance
All are invited to an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance at Kilkenny Castle Park World War I Replica Cemetery on Sunday, 8th November seating from 4.30pm.  There we will remember 3,129 Kilkenny men and women who took part in World War I.  There will be prayers, hymns, piper, wreath laying and Minister and Ambassador representatives from the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Bishop Séamus Freeman, SAC,  will officiate.

Duck Race
Novelty Duck Race on the Nore (between Lady Desart Bridge and John’s Bridge) in Kilkenny City on  this Sunday  at 2.00pm. We will have face painting, Johnnie Jukebox, Donald Duck.  You can buy your duck for the race and lots of fun in the afternoon from 1.00pm. All proceeds to Enable Ireland, O’Neill Centre, Kilkenny.

Fibromyalgia Talk
There will be a talk by Dr. Pat Crowley about the use of LDN in the treatment of fibromyalgia in the Ossory Park Community Centre, Hebron Road on Wednesday 11th November at 7.00pm. All are welcome. Also, a short reminder: fibromyalgia group meets for tea/ coffee in above Centre each Saturday at 2.30pm.  Please contact Tommy on 086 108 0291.

Gold Star Kilkenny
Gold Star Kilkenny aims to promote the development of universal access at all levels from people with disabilities to our older citizens. Through influencing policies, devising creative actions and working with the community in innovative ways it aims to ensure the full involvement and inclusion of all our citizens in all aspects of every day life.
We would like to invite you to have your say in making Kilkenny a more attractive placer to do business, live and socialise in by attending our consolation meeting at The Springhill Court Hotel on Monday, 30th November from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Parish Newsletter
All items for inclusion must be submitted by Thursday afternoon before publication.  Parish and diocesan notices take priority. Late notices will appear on our Facebook and web page.  

Papal Blessings
Papal blessing parchments to mark weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, jubilees and some other occasions are available through the Parish Shop. 
Please enquire at the reception desk in the Parish Centre.
There are lots of other items of a religious nature available at reasonable prices in our parish shop which is located in the Parish Center.

Thinking of Getting Married Soon?
Couples wishing to be married in our parish are asked to note the following:  Contact the Parish Office (776 4400) as early as possible to book your preferred date.  Bookings are on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please note that it is a civil requirement to inform the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths of your intention to marry at least three months before the date - see www.gro.ie for more information about this aspect of preparations.
Contact the parish where you now reside where pre-marriage papers will be prepared for forwarding to the place of marriage. www.gettingmarried.ie is a useful source of information for couples as they plan the big day.