Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Easter Sunday, 26th March 2016

Happy Easter

The priests and members of the St. Patrick’s Parish Pastoral Council wish all in our community a very happy Easter.  May the blessings of the Lord’s resurrection give us new hope and strengthen our faith during the coming months.

Holy Week Liturgies

Thanks to all who helped celebrate our Holy Week Liturgies.  Many people worked away in the background while others came forward to help in the sanctuary.  Thanks to all.

Thanks also to all who attended our Holy Week Liturgies.  It was uplifting to join in prayer with so many from within our community and beyond.

Easter Week in our Parish

Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church at 11.00am each morning during the coming week.  Please note: there will be no 9.30am Mass at St. Patrick’s Church and no 10.30am Mass at St. Fiacre’s Church.  There will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Fiacre's Church on Easter Monday.

Easter Offering

Many thanks to all who support us priests (and bishop), through the five special contribution envelopes.  The Easter Offering is taken up around now.  Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Healing Service

Come and enjoy the healing power of Jesus.

With Janice and Moss Carraig.  The Holy Spirit prayer ministry (as seen on ‘Would You Believe’) at 3pm on the 2nd April 2016 in St. Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy.  For more info contact: Janice on 069 77628 or 0876174639 or Teresa on 0861680370

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Pray for Our Deceased Friends

Recently Deceased:  John O’Sullivan, Westfield Drive and Larchfield.  Requiem Mass, Sunday at 12 noon, St. Fiacre’s Church.  Interment afterwards in Foulkstown Cemetery. Jim McGrath, Bamford.  Rosary Sun 8pm in Cuffesgrange.  Funeral Prayers, Mon 10am followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church for 11am Requiem Mass.  Interment Danesfort Cemetery.  Kevin Lynch, Archer’s Ave.  Requiem Mass, Monday, 12 noon, St. Joseph’s Church, Foulkstown.  Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  Thomas Kiely, Bishop Birch Place. David Glynn, Glendine. Terry Walsh, St. John’s Court & Larchfield.  Eileen Harrington, Edenvale Close.  Margaret Murphy, Maudlin St.

Anniversaries: Frank Dawson (Sun 11.00). Mary Lawler (Sun 12.30). Pauline Conroy . Mary Delaney & Sheila Daisy Ramsbottom. (Thurs 11.00).  Michael Slattery (Fri 11.00). Thomas Donnelly. Edward & Mary Teresa McDonald. Brigid Della Maher. Martin & Elizabeth Brennan. Katie & Mary Mullally.  Rose & Ted Kenny. Bridget Tallis. Annie & Dick Burke. Ann & Joe Walsh. May McCann. Eileen Quigley. Martin Morrissey. Mikey Delaney.  Paddy Blanchfield. Paddy Walsh. John Curran. Elizabeth Kavanagh. Myles, Thomas & John Delaney.  Tom, Ann & Johnny Delaney (Tues 11am).

Intentions for Next Weekend:  Paddy Tomney (Sat 6.15). Sr. Philomena Corbett (Sat 7.00). Ann Whyte (nee Aherne) (Sun 10.00). Frank Cantwell (Sun 10.30). Gordon Deevy (Sun 11.00). Paddy & Teresa Burke (Sun 12.00). Oliver Kelly (Sun 12.30). 

Eucharistic Ministers

The new rota has been printed and is available from the sacristies. 

First Friday

Fr.  Liam will visit the sick and housebound  on the 7th and 8th of April as arranged.  Fr. Roderick will visit as previously arranged.              

Remembrance Service

St Luke’s Hospital will be holding it’s the annual remembrance ceremony for families who have been bereaved by the death of their child through miscarriage, still-birth or early infancy death. Wednesday, April 13th   in St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny at 7.30pm.  Refreshments  after the ceremony.

Ossory Times

The latest edition of the Ossory Times is now available from the sacristies.  €2 per copy. 

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration

Diocesan Draw

The 1st of the Diocesan Monthly Draws for the coming year in aid of St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund  will take place on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in the Chapter Room.   Subscribers and Promoters very welcome.   Subscription €10 per month. If you would like to join, contact the priests of the parish or the Parish Office 056 7764400.

Fr. Liam Lawton

Fr. Liam Lawton accompanied by the RTE Light Orchestra, St. Mary's Cathedral, Friday, 8th April 2016 at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €25, Tickets available in almost every parish in the Diocese, at the Cathedral Bookshop and at the Diocesan Office. For more details Phone Fr. Pat Dalton 086-8283478 or Nellie at 086-0276332.

Divine Mercy Sunday, 3rd April 2016

Capuchin Friary, Kilkenny from  2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Rosary, Chaplet of Mercy, Confession, Holy Hour, Mass at 4.00 p.m., followed by blessing of St. Faustina Relic.  Directed by Fr. Willie Purcell. All are welcome.

Marian Movement of Priests

Marian Movements of Priests, Monday 28th March at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Mill Hill on the Waterford Road.  Mass, Rosary and Holy Hour.  

Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

Topic: Padraig Pearse. Speaker: Mr Pat Cooke

Date: Thursday, March 31st. Time: 8pm. Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church). Admission: €5 (members and students free).

Westcourt News

A mass to pray for the intercession of Blessed Edmund Rice in our lives and for his canonisation will take place in Westcourt on Monday, 28th March 2016 at 7.30pm.  The liturgy will be organised by the Callan 1916 Centenary Committee.

The Universe Story & God

Come and explore with Dr Margaret Twomey RSM how contemporary ways of thinking about the world are reflected in ancient Christian tradition; how theology can be enhanced by evolutionary theory and how the Universe Story calls for justice for all. Details as follows: Date: Saturday April 23rd; Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny; Time: 10.00-4.30; Cost €10. Please bring packed lunch. Please book before 18 April by contacting: Catherina or Catherine at 056 7722870 9—5 pm.

World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day will be celebrated this July in Krakow from July 25th to July 31st.  Young people, over the age of 18 years of age, are invited to Contact Fr. Richard Scriven (087 2420033) or Derek Dooley (087 938 4242) if they would like to participate in this pilgrimage with Pope Francis to the homeland of Pope John Paul II.  Further information from Fr Scriven, PP Inistioge, 087 2420033 or or

Fr. Philip O’Halloran

Annual whist drive for Fr Philip O' Halloran's Missionary work for the Mill Hill Fathers in Uganda, will be held in Callan Parish Hall on Wednesday 30th March at 8pm.  All welcome. Donations greatly appreciated.


The monthly rosary on the first Sunday in James Green at the statue of Our Lady of Kilkenny continues on Sunday 3rd April. at 3pm.  All are welcome