Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Second Sunday of Easter, 3rd April 2016

Back To Normal
Masses return to their usual time of 9.30am and 10.30am.  Exposition on Monday in St. Fiacre’s from 11am to 9pm. The Parish Office re-opens from 9am to 4pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes
Please return you Trocaire family fast boxes to the sacristies or Parish Centre as soon as possible.  Thank you for your contributions to the Trocaire collection.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration
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.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The next meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in the Parish Centre after 10.30am Mass in St. Fiacre’s Church on Friday morning 8th April.  All members are welcome.

Fun Run
St. Patrick’s De La Salle Boys school will hold their annual Family Fun Run on Sunday 17th April from James Stephens Club in Larchfield.  Start you training now.  More details later. 

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.

Pray for Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased:  Ann Whyte (Nee Ahearne), (Sun 10.00).  Aileen Deegan (Nee Cantwell), Johnswell Rd.  Marian Fitzpatrick, Kinealy Ave.  Kevin Lynch, Archers' Ave.  Jim McGrath, Bamford.
Months Mind:  Thomas Dooley, Fr. Hayden Rd (Sun 9.30)
Anniversaries: Paddy Tomney (Sat 6.15). Sr. Philomena Corbett (Sat 7.00). Frank Cantwell (Sun 10.30). Gordon Deevy (Sun 11.00). Paddy & Teresa Burke (Sun 12.00). Oliver Kelly (Sun 12.30).  Pearl Brennan (Tues 10.30). Tess Kelly (Thurs 10.30). John and Mary Conway (Fri. 10.30)  Ellen & Alan Kelly. Michael Slattery. Christy Grace.
Intentions for Next Weekend:  Michael Morris (Months Mind Sat. 7.00). Tina Kelly (Months Mind Sun 9.30). Pauline Morris (Sun 10.00). Dan Bolger (Sun 10.30). Stella & Michael Hynes (Sun 11.00). Marie Coyne (Sun 12.00). William Norris (Sun 12.30).

Dates For Your Diary
Gaelscoil First Holy Communion: 23rd April, 11am, St. Fiacre’s, Loughboy
KSP First Holy Communion: 1st May, 12noon, St. Fiacre’s, Loughboy
St. John of God First Holy Communion: 14th May, 11am, St.  Fiacre’s, Loughboy
St. Patrick’s de la Salle, First Holy Communion: 21st May, 11am St. Patrick’s.
Cemetery Mass at Foulkstown:  Thurs 28th July, 7.30pm
St. Fiacre’s Well Mass:  Sheestown: 28th Aug, 3pm

Parish Newsletter
All items for inclusion must be submitted by Thursday afternoons. As usual, parish and diocesan notices take priority. Late notices will appear on our Facebook and web page (see banner above for addresses).  Due to limited space it is not possible to keep repeating an item each weekend. Items can be emailed to: stpatricksparish@ossory.ie.

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.
· 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 their big day.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Draw Results.
Draw 1 March 30th. 2016.  1st Prize, €2000 Kitty Brennan,  Lisdowney.  2nd Prize, €1000 Hannah Frisby, Callan. 3rd Prize, €500  Helena Hoyne, Callan.  4th Prize, €300 Eileen Butler, Tullaroan.  5th Prize,  €300 St. Vincent de Paul Soc. Coon, Muckalee.  6th Prize, €200 Kay Moran, St. Mary’s.  7th Prize, €200 Pauline Gardiner, Borris-In-Ossory.  8th Prize, €100 Lena Saunders, Callan.  9th Prize, €100  Mary & Joe Phelan, Lisdowney. 10th Prize, €100 Brendan & Frances Graham, St. Mary’s.  
Congratulations to all winners.  If you would like to subscribe to the draw please contact one of the priests of the parish: 10 euro per month.  The proceeds go to the restoration of the cathedral.  Do drop into the cathedral and see the beautifully restored sanctuary.  Well worth a look!

Church door collection
The annual Church door collection for children with special educational needs will take place on weekend of the  9th and 10th of April.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

Ossory Times
The latest edition of the Ossory Times is now available from the sacristies.  €2 per copy.  The Ossory Times is a quarterly publication by the diocese and features many article of interest from the diocese and parishes.

Eucharistic Ministers
The new rota has been printed and is available from the sacristies.  Please arrange a replacement if you can’t make a particular Mass.

Newpark Close Family Resource Centre.
The Centre is currently offering places on The Rapid Community Project QQI (formally FETAC) level 4 accredited Horticulture course. (40 weeks - 9.30 am to 1.30 pm daily .  All applicants must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment prior to commencement on the course. Contact  Mary Donnelly 0567723309.

Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group
The next meeting of the Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group will take place in St.Patrick's Parish Centre Loughboy on Monday April 4th at 8.00pm.

Loughboy Library
RTE Lyric FM will stage a performance at Loughboy Library on Tuesday April 19th at 3.30pm. The Bealtaine Festival celebrating creativity in older age will be launched during the Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Thurs May 5th.
Training courses, audiobooks, ebooks, newspapers and magazines are available free online at www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Table Quiz
Table Quiz in JB Byrnes Pub (John St Kilkenny) In Aid of GROW Mental health
Thursday 7th April, starts @ 8.30pm.  €5 per person, Table x 4