All major sights of Rome -Trips to Assisi, Subiaco & Castelgandolfo
Audience/Angelus with the Holy Father
Cost approximately €1195 (including all taxes)
This price includes the following: * Return flight from Cork direct to Rome * 7 nights accommodation in the Irish College B&B * Refreshments on arrival * One buffet dinner at the college * One 4 course dinner in Rome, entertainment and drinks included * Coach transfers to and from the airport in Italy * Coach transfer to the catacombs of St Callixtus * Coach transfer to St Peter’s/Vatican city * Coach tour of the city by night * Any other coaching required for the itinerary * Day trip to Assisi * Half day trip to Castelgandolfo * Half day trip to Subiaco * Guided tours of all places visited * Tour leader for the duration of the trip * Hotel, airport and government taxes.
The price does not include: * Entrance fees to Vatican Museums and Catacombs. (€15 total) * Single rooms: €20 p.p. supplement per night * Travel insurance.
Congratulations to Mooncoin Youth Club on the huge success in the Ossory Youth “Mini Tops” held in New Ross, last Sunday.
1st prize in Comedy, 1st prize in Song & Dance, 2nd in Drama & 3rd in solo performance. They are a credit to Mooncoin Parish with their commitment and behaviour.
KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL LOCAL AREA PLAN
Public Consultation meeting regarding Change of Local Area Plan takes place in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, Dec 16, at 7.30pm.
The Presentation Girls’ School will perform the Nativity ‘Hosana Rock’ in the Church on Monday, December 21 at 7pm. Mass will follow.
The Mooncoin Christmas Fair Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes, made donations and supported us.
Raffle Prize Winners: 1st - Patrick Dunphy. 2nd - Gerard Sutton. 3rd - Gillian O’Brien. 4th -
Aoife Purcell. 5th - Bernie Holden. 6th - Helen Whelan, Mullinavat. In House Raffle Winners: 1st - Noreen Quilty,. 2nd - Aileen O’Brien. 3rd - Kathleen O’Brien. 4th - Eoin Cooney. Winner Dolls House: Willie Foran. Winner Hamper: Noreen Mahon.
STUDIO 51 HAIR DESIGN
23 Ballybricken Waterford. – Chris Rockett Proprietor. Many thanks to Chris for her donation to our Christmas Fair.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Doyles pub Carrigeen at 8.00pm on Thursday, December 17.
Ashgroft House, Wednesday mornings at 9.45am and in the Nagle Chapel Wednesday at 8pm. All are welcome.
A large number of Christmas trees have been generously given to Mooncoin Boys’ School so as to provide us with the much needed opportunity to raise some money. We will, therefore, be selling these beautiful pinewood lodge (non-shed) Christmas trees at the school on Monday December 14. The trees will cost €15 - €20 each. If you wish to order a tree please contact the school at 895411. All profits from the sale of these trees will go to the school. Thank you.
Silver Circle - WEEK 8
€200 - Sam Murphy, Old Luffany; €100 - Jim Kearns, Mooncoin Heights. €50 -Colette Ryan, Polerone. €20 - Eimear Cummins, Piltown; Tom Delahunty, Barnacole; Jenny Lannon, Ballincur; Johnny Walsh, Ballinlough; Hannie Ryan, Glenmore; Paddy Croke, Old Luffany, Stephen Greene, Roseleigh; PJ Rowe, Ballygorey; Kate Dunphy, Tubrid; Michael O’Brien, Chapel Street; Helen Delahunty, Filbuckstown; Eily Barden, Clonmore; Karen Purcell, c/o Spar; John Flynn, Cork; Bernard Keane, Riverquarter; Mairead O’Brien, Polerone, Eoin O’Shea, Portnahully; Gerard Sutton, Dournane Rd; Stephen Ahearne, Old Luffany.
We welcome into our Faith Community Eabha O’Leary who was baptised recently.
HAVING YOUR CHILD BAPTISED?
To facilitate the smooth running of the parish, Baptisms are now celebrated according to the following schedule:
Carrigeen: First Saturday of each month at 5pm
Mooncoin: Second Saturday of each month at 5pm
Kilnaspic: Third Sunday of each month at 5pm.
As always, if you wish to book a Baptism please contact the Parish Office at 895123.
Tom Roche, Ballincur would like to thank the many people who sponsored him in the recent Dublin City Marathon. He raised €6,360 for Our Lady’s Children Hospital Dublin.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, Dec 15 at 8pm.
MOONCOIN PARISH DRUG INITIATIVE
Calendars available in the local shops and outside Mooncoin Church before Mass this weekend. Cost just €3 each. We welcome your support.
READERS: Dec 20 (11am) Sr Mary Lenehan, Ann Purcell. Dec 24/26 (6.30pm) Josie Dolan, Eoin Crowley. Dec 25/27 (11am) Elaine Delahunty, Ailish Conneely.
MINISTERS:Dec 19 (8pm) Suzanne Halley & Dick Madden. Dec 20 (10am) Mgt Brennan, Yvonne Pheasey.
READERS: Dec 19 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. Dec 200 (10am) Bill Healy & Paul Derwin.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 19 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson (B).
MINISTER: Dec 20 - Ketherine Hogan.
READER: Dec 20 - Aoife Kearns.
Nora Walsh, Dublin & Clogga;
Maggie, Kattie & Richie Healy, Dungooly;
John Fielding, Rathkieran & New Zealand;
Ellen Walsh, Carrigeen;
Mattie Walsh Cloncunny.
One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me... I know we've been friends for a long time... but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"
Flood Relief Fodder Collection
The Iverk Show in conjunction with Gort Mart, Galway is organising Fodder Collection for farmers in the West, affected by the recent floods. Help can be provided by Round, or Square Bales of Silage, Hay, or Straw, or donations towards Transportation Costs. Drop off Point at the Iverk Show Grounds from December 8 – 12. Please contact Seamus Crowley on 087-6291632.
This is the final reminder that our Christmas Fair in aid of the Parish Hall will take place on Sunday, December 6, starting at 1.30pm. This year, thanks to your generosity, we have great bargains on fruit, veg, shrubs, cakes, new gift ideas, books and bric-a-brac. Bottle & Can stall and the Spinner with great prizes will be in full swing. Santa too will be present. We really need your continued support by coming along and hopefully you will able to do your Christmas Shopping.
South East Region Hospice
Sponsored Hill Climb up Slievenamon on Dec. 26 at 12 noon. All are welcome to take part. Mooncoin Vintage Club donated €1,000. Cards available from Kevin on 087-7406354. Many thanks to all our supporters over the years. See you all in The Rose for Refreshments after the event.
Colaiste Cois Siuire Parents Association
Would like to invite parents and past pupils to a presentation to Mr. Tom Walsh (former Principal) in Colaiste Cois Siuire on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8.30pm.
Brewery Lane Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir on Dec. 12/13 from 10am to 5pm.
M & W Classic Cards
By Michael Deady & William Power. T.Y. Students 2009/2010. Christmas Cards available €5 per pack. Contact Michael on 086 8659350, or 895658.
The New Gym is now open to existing and new members. If you are interested in joining come to the club office Mon. to Fri. 7pm - 10pm.
Silver Circle - WEEK 7
€200 - Sam Dunphy, Ballincur. €100 - Jonathon Foran, Ardera. €50 - Colm Walsh; Polerone. €20 - Kathleen O’Brien, Comeragh View; Ciara Dowling, Ballinlough; Frankie Fitzgerald, Polerone; Richard Mackey, Clonmore; Tomas Kinsella, Clogga; David Phelan, Ardera; Siobhan Birchhill Piltown; Willie O’Brien, Grange; Eoin Doyle; Ashgrove, Helen & Aoife O’Shea, St. Anne’s Terrace; Colm Scahill, Clogga; Bridie O’Keeffe, Clashroe; Keith Kirwan, Polerone; Avril O’Brien, Comeragh View; Ger Kirwan, Polerone; Caroline Dunphy, Tubrid; Ena Laffin, St. Anne’s Terrace; Claus Dunphy; Ballygorey; Joseph Foskin, Skelpstown; Joe Flynn, Mooncoin Heights.
Holy Day Masses
Monday, December 7.
Tuesday, December 8.
We welcome into our Faith Community Seamus Rohan who was baptised recently.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Comerford’s Pub on Tuesday, December 8 at 8.30pm.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
July 25 - Aug. 1, 2010. For more information, contact the Parish Office, or Fr. Dermot Ryan.
St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Collection will take place next weekend Dec 12/13. We would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous support over the past year. We are greatly indebted to you. Without your help we could not continue our work. Christmas imposes an extra burden on us all, particularly those in need. Our income from the year was €6,716.39. Our expenditure was €11,934.72. Outlay was on food, fuel, clothing, furniture & education.
CLEANERS: Dec 12/19 Noreen Holden, Rene Comerford, Alice Conway, Elizabeth Lennon.
MINISTERS: Dec 7 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Mary Murphy. Dec 12 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Teresa O’Neill. Dec 13 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Mary Hassett.
READERS: Dec 7 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. Dec 8 (10am) Ellie Hogan, Josephine Jones. Dec 12 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. Dec 13 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 12 - Kitty Doyle. Julianne Walsh.
Dec 13 - Kathleen Kearns.
Dec 13 - Mary Frisby.
Dec 12/19 - M Cody, A Reddy.
Dec 13 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.
We commend to your generous prayers, Margaret (Peggy) O’Keeffe, who was interred during the week. May she Rest in Peace.
Jimmy Walsh, Ballincur.
Neddy Walsh, Skye O'Donoghue, James Kinsella, Cloncunny; Richard & Nora Kinsella, Clogga; John Falconer, Tobernabrone; Mary Walsh, Filbuckstown; Sr. Anna Howley, Mooncoin; Joey and Michael Fielding, Portnascully.
All major sights of Rome
Trips to Assisi, Subiaco and Castelgandolfo
Audience/Angelus with the Holy Father
Cost approximately €1195 (including all taxes)
This price includes the following:
* Return flight from Cork direct to Rome
* 7 nights accommodation in the Irish College B&B
* Refreshments on arrival
* One buffet dinner at the college
* One 4 course dinner in Rome, entertainment and drinks included
* Coach transfers to and from the airport in Italy
* Coach transfer to the catacombs of St Callixtus
* Coach transfer to St Peter’s/Vatican city
* Coach tour of the city by night
* Any other coaching required for the itinerary
* Day trip to Assisi
* Half day trip to Castelgandolfo
* Half day trip to Subiaco
* Guided tours of all places visited
* Tour leader for the duration of the trip.
* Hotel, airport and government taxes
The price does not include:
* Entrance fees to Vatican Museums and Catacombs. (€15 total)
* Single rooms: €20 p.p. supplement per night
* Travel insurance
A large number of Christmas trees have been generously given to Mooncoin Boys’ School so as to provide us with the much needed opportunity to raise some money.
We will, therefore, be selling these beautiful pinewood lodge (non-shed) Christmas trees at the school on two dates: Monday December 7th and Monday December 14th. The trees will cost €15-€20 each. A sample tree will be available for viewing at the school during the first week of December. If you wish to order a tree please contact the school at 895411.
All profits from the sale of these trees will go to the school. Thank you.
SUE RYDER SHOP
The Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. We support this from our shop in Ballybricken, Waterford. We are totally dependant on volunteers for our labour force, the generosity of donors for our stock.
We would appreciate any clothing, toys, books or furniture that may be surplus to your needs at the moment. If you have any query about a donation please ring the Waterford shop on 051-879425.
The is our seconds request and we want to express our thanks for the response we received for our last appeal.
This years AGM will be held in the Complex on Friday, December 4 at 8pm. All members are invited to attend. Please note that a Mass for the living and deceased club members will take place in the Parish Church at 6.30pm on Saturday December 5, your attendance would be appreciated. The GYM will be open to club members from Monday, Nov 30, Mon-Fri 7-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm. Check with officers, or in the Complex for details, prices etc.
Carrigeen Community Preschool
The Preschool are holding a Pub Quiz on Friday, December 04 at 8.30pm in Doyle’s Pub. Team of 4 is €20. Raffle on the night. Your support is appreciated.
St. Vincent De Paul Conference Meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 8pm.
St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
The Monthly Mass of will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel. All are welcome. As this is the Year of the Priest, why not make a special effort to attend Mass and come to the exposition for even 15 minutes.
READERS: Dec 6/13 (6.30pm) Lucy Quinn, Margaret Keane. Dec 8 (11am) Sean Hassett, Ann Purcell.
MINISTERS: Dec 5 (8pm) Dick Madden, Anna Walsh (B). Dec 6 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
READERS: Dec 5 (8pm) Tony Gaynor, James Gaynor. Dec 6 (10am) Una Walsh, Brian Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 5 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).
MINISTER: Dec 6 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Dec 6 - Kitty Kinsella.
ALTAR SERVERS: Dec 6 - Claire Bowe, Kate Kearns.
James Quilty, Nicholastown; Maggie & Fred Walsh, London. Peg Cody, Clogga; Mary & Billy Walsh, Kilmacow. Jo Granger, Suir Crescent; Nora, Tommy & Dick Walsh, Clogga; Tom Dunphy, Luffany; Sean Brown, Waterford; Fr. James Reddy, Barrabehy; Tommy Lynch, Ballincur; Johanna Carroll, Ballybrazil; James & Mary Walsh, Corluddy.
A man's daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The pastor assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
"I guess you were expecting me," he said. "No, who are you?" "I'm the new associate at your local church," the pastor replied. "When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up." "Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man. "Would you mind closing the door?" Puzzled, the pastor shut the door.
"I've never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man. "But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer," the old man continued, "until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, 'Joe, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here's what I suggest: Sit down on a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I'll be with you always. 'Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you're doing with me right now.' So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours very day. I'm careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown, or send me off to the funny farm."
The pastor was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the pastor that her daddy had died that afternoon. "Did he seem to die in peace?" he asked. "Yes, when I left the house around two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, in fact, beyond strange, really weird. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on a chair beside the bed."
Santa will be arriving in the hall on Sunday, December 6 during the Fair, so bring along the children. They always look forward to meeting him.
The next meeting will be held in the Parochial Hall on Thursday, November 26 at 8pm.
South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture
Title: Origins, Geography and Traditions of the Suir Valley in Co. KilkennySpeaker: Mr Joe O'SullivanDate: Thursday, Nov. 26Venue: Mullinavat Hall (opposite church).Time: 8pm. All welcome.
Lions Club Carrick-on-Suir and District
In association with Console Presents A One Day Seminar on Suicide Bereavement on
Tuesday, December 01, 10am – 3pm in Glencomeragh House (R680) Kilsheelan,
Co. Tipperary. Key Note Speaker: Mr. Christy Kenneally.
Silver Circle - WEEK 5
€200 - Gary Condon, Roseleigh. €100 - Ann Dunphy, Tubrid. €50 - Catriona McDonald, Trim. €20 - Catriona Mackey, Polerone; Dawn Costine, Portlaw; Geraldine De Courcey, Mooncoin Heights; Frances Mahon, Ballybrazil; Johnny Walsh, Ballinlough; Paul Butler, Roseleigh; Tommy Power, Crawn; Mary Delahunty, Luffany; Sinead Quinn, Polerone Green; Bill Delahunty New Road; Jim Hayes, Ballincur; Joan Doran, Convent View; Eugene Fitzgerald, Luffany; Jimmy O’Brien, Corluddy; Sinead Walsh, Mooncoin Heights; Geraldine O’Brien, Polerone; Teresa Dungan, Mullinavat; Bridget Rochford, Clogga; Rosie Ryan, Suir Crescent; Maurice Flynn, Mooncoin Heights.
We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently; Ciara Doherty, Jake Hahessy & Sean O'Donoghue.
Congratulations to Colette Barden & Seamus Anderson who were married recently.
FETAC Level 5 Care Skills Course. Commences November 26. Limited places remaining. This course opens up a Career in Care. Full details from Vision Training, 086 1704157.
Carrigeen Community Preschool
The Preschool are holding a Pub Quiz on Friday, December 04 at 8.30pm in Doyle’s Pub. Team of 4 is €20. Raffle on the night. Your support is appreciated.
Carrigeen Altar Society
Collection for flowers for Christmas at Masses week ending November 28/29.
CLEANERS: Nov 28/Dec 05 Noreen Quilty, Brenda Holden, Mickey Lannon.
MINISTERS: Nov 28 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Halley. Nov 29 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Noreen Walsh.
READERS: Nov 28 (8pm) Teresa O'Neill, Louise Walsh. Nov 29 (10am) Ronan Walsh, Eilish Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Nov 28 Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.
MINISTER: Nov 29 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: Nov 29 - Katherine Hogan.
CLEANERS: Nov 28/Dec 05 - B. Rochford, B. Comerford.
ALTAR SERVERS: Nov 29 - Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.
Joe Mahon, Cellbridge.
Johanna Dunne, Skelpstown; The Dollard & Walsh Family, Ballybrazil; Richie Tobin; Therese Walsh; Edward Dunphy, Luffany; Dick Dunphy, Luffany; Leo Walsh, Aglish; Breda & Phil Radick, Chapel View/Wembley; Mattie Byrne, St. Anne’s Terrace; Gerard Cody, Clonmore; Margaret Elliot, Polerone; Johanna Moran, Ballybrazil;
Patrick Smith, Carrick Road.
It's that time of year again. The Fair will be held in the Hall on Sunday, December 6 starting at 1.30pm. All the usual stars will be there. To help us we are appealing to you to support our efforts by donating:
Homemade Cakes & Buns; Fruit & Veg;
Shrubs; Bottles & Toys; New or unused gift items.
BRIC A BRAC:
Over the last 3 years we have spent €1,200 for skips to remove unsaleable items when the Fair is over.
This year, therefore, we would appreciate saleable items that are no longer of use to you, but would appeal to new owners.
The proceeds of the Christmas Fair go to the Parish Hall, which has been painted inside and outside and the outside road wall also. The floors have been scrubbed, sealed and polished. There is constant maintenance needed on the plumbing and electricity. In addition, areas of the kitchen have been upgraded.
Your support and generosity makes this possible, so may we take this opportunity to thank you very much.
Silver Circle - WEEK 4
€200 - Derek Pheasey, Ballinlough. €100 - Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Pat Kinsella. €50 - Mae Walsh, c/o Bingo. €20 - Keith Kirwan, Polerone; Bill Delahunty, New Road; Felix Griffin, Comeragh View; John Foran, Ardera; Ann Power, Dournane Road; Jack McDonald, Ballinlough; Maurice Nolan, Grange Road; Michael Ryan, Old Luffany; Eoin Dermody, Ballincur; Johnnie Walsh Snr., Ballygriffin; Claus Dunphy, Ballygorey; Ann & Walter Walsh, Clogga; Michael O’Brien, Chapel Street; Anna Dunphy, Tubrid; Michael Quinn, Clonmore; Margaret Phelan, Luffany; Teresa Dungan, Mullinavat; Crona Sullivan, Polerone; Jenny Walsh, Ballincur; Ciara McGrath, c/o Martina Law.
AGM of the Club on Friday, December 4 in the Complex at 8pm. All are welcome. Mass for living & deceased members on Saturday, December 5 in Mooncoin Church at 6.30pm.
Table Quiz in Doyle's Bar in Carrigeen on Friday, November 20 at 9pm. Table 4/€20. Come Along. Enjoy the Night.
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Why replace when you can renew, very reasonable rates. Phone: Stephen Croke at 086- 3004165.
JUVENILE GAA CLUB
The Liam McCarthy Cup will be coming to our the Complex on Monday, November 16 at 8pm sharp. Its a great chance for our players and members to have their photos taken with the county players. Come along for what should be a fantastic night for all.
SOUTHERN DEANERY PASTORAL COUNCIL
A meeting took place in Mullinavat Hall on Monday, November 9. The following people were elected: Co-Ordinator: Dolores Doherty, Rosbercon; Chairperson: Jimmy Walsh, Templeorum; Secretary: Carmel O’Toole, Aghaviller. We look forward to a bright future for the Deanery Pastoral Council under the guidance of the new officers. The next meeting takes place on Monday, November 30.
We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently; Caelan Horan, Grace Ellen Byrne & Julie Ann Dunphy.
A meeting will be held in the convent on Thursday, November 19 at 7.30pm. Many thanks for your support to our Annual Collection.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, November 17 at 8pm.
IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION
Members of the Waterford branch would like to sincerely thank all walkers, sponsors and everyone who supported our Annual 10k Walk from Portlaw to Carrickbeg held on August 30 last. We have received the sum of €10,500 to date for which we are very grateful. We can assure you we are a voluntary organisation and all monies raised will go towards helping our patients in this area.
Dick Moore will be at 5 Mooncoin Heights on Wednesday, November 18 at 8pm.
READERS: Nov 22/29 (11am) Margaret Hayes, Mary Grace.
MINISTERS: Nov 21 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Dick Madden. Nov 22 (10am) Mary Hassett, Yvonne Pheasey.
READERS: Nov 21 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. Nov 22 (10am) Laura Pheasey, Lynn Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Nov 21 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.
Nov 22 - Richard Hogan.
Nov 22 - Patrick Kinsella.
Ian Long, Fiona Long, Andrew Long.
Statia Cuddihy, Luffany.
Ellen Keane, Ballytarsney; Sr. Laura Corcoran, Cussana; Noreen Lane, Emil; Norrie Coady, Kent, England; Edward, Eily & Joseph Murphy, Dournane; Richard Doherty, Fiddown; John Fripps, Grange; Michael O’Brien, Polerone; Kathleen Tobin, Barabehy; Edmond Dunne, Emil & Turkstown.
Sometimes love costs no less than everything. Parents know this in bringing up children in love; and then it costs a lot to let them go, as they make their way through life, finding their own feet, forming their own families. And the love of God opens the door to people who are poor; if we fail to recognise the poor in our world we are missing God. And we know that a passion for wealth can close us off from other people as we fail to see their needs and get into competition with them. The call of the Lord is to give of ourselves for others, even when it hurts; and into a love which shares with those who are poor. His love calls us, and when we live in this love of giving and receiving, we are the most blessed of people.
Journeying through the Scriptures in Advent
A series of talks organised by the parishes of Ferrybank, Slieverue, Glenmore and Rosbercon aimed at making Advent a more meaningful time of spiritual preparation leading to a more fruitful celebration of Christmas. The opening talk will be given on November 26 in Glenmore Parish Hall at 8.00pm. The speaker will be Dr. Tom Norris D.D. an Ossory priest who was Professor of Theology for many years in St. Kieran’s College Seminary and has been Professor of Theology in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for 25 years. Presently Fr. Norris who is well published, is serving on the International Pontifical Theological Commission, advising his Holiness Pope Benedict.
Dr. Michael Mullins will speak in Ferrybank Parish Centre on December 2, Slieverue Parish Centre on December 10 and The Albatross Hall, Rosbercon on December 17 (all at 8.00pm.) Dr. Mullins is presently in his first months as P.P. of Ballybricken, having taught scriptures in Maynooth for many years and was on the staff of St John’s Seminary prior to that. He has published three commentaries on the evangelists as well as many other articles.
These talks are open to all and there is no attendance charge.
SILVER CIRCLE - WEEK 3
€200 - Joan Dunphy, Luffany. €100 - Rachel Carroll, Pollrone Green. €50 - Sr. Gertrude Flynn, Convent. €20 - Alyson Phelan, Kilcraggan; Josephine Sutton, Dournane Road; John Croke, Chapel Street; Karen Purcell, Ballymountain; Eddie O’Keeffe, Rathcurby; Breda Delahunty, Portnahully; Breda Doyle, Suir Crescent; Helen Hanlon, Dournane; Kitty Hewetson, Portnascully; Lucy Crowley, Kilnaspic; Joan Daly, Dungooley; Josephine Jones, Rathkieran; Mary Grace, Ballicur; Ned Doyle, Aglish; Maurice Nolan, Grange Road; Tommy Delahunty, Ballybrazil; Mairead O’Brien, Polerone; John Crowley, Polerone; Dave Cody, Ferrybank; Ryan Foran, Ardera.
Mooncoin Juvenile Badminton Club would like to thank all who supported them in their recent Bag Pack in Centra, Mooncoin. Thank you to Michael & Alice Blanchfield for the opportunity of fund raising in their store.
Christmas Fair Raffle
Tickets are now on sale for a major raffle in aid of the Parish Hall. Thanks for all your generosity in the past.
St. Vincent DePaul monthly collection next weekend Nov 14/15. Thank you for your continued support.
CLEANERS: Nov 14/21 - Mary Grace, Noeleen Kinsella, Margaret Crowley, Mary Telford.
MINISTERS: Nov 14 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Anna Walsh (B). Nov 15 (10am) Eileen Williams, Catherina O’Reilly.
READERS: Nov 14 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. Nov 15 (10am) Frances Dunphy, Kate Doody.
MINISTER: Nov 15 - May Coady.
READER: Nov 15 - Kay Quinn.
CLEANERS: Nov 14/21 - A. Walsh, A. Walsh.
Peter Rowley, Ballybrazil;
James and Elizabeth Reid, Ballincur;,
Peter & Margaret Walsh, Luffany;
Michael Asper, Luffany;
Canon Francis Grace.
Asking the Angels for a blessing before bedtime is a lovely way to end the day.
Angels bless and angels keep
Angels guard me while I sleep
Bless my heart and bless my home
Bless my spirit as I roam
Guide and guard me through the night
and wake me with the morning's light.
REMEMBRANCE MASS BOOK
Available in the Church for anyone who would like someone remembered at 7.30pm Mass in Mooncoin on November 9.
ALL SOULS MASS
For anyone who died last year, candles are available in the Church at 7.30pm Mass in Mooncoin on November 2.
Silver Circle - WEEK 1
€200 - Helen & Aoife O’Shea, St. Anne’s Terrace. €100 - Mary Walsh, Lower Corluddy. €100 - James Walsh, Polerone. €50 - Jack Hueston, Lower Corluddy. €20 - Ned Power, Ballymountain; Mattie Collins, Old Luffany; Damien Moran, c/o Marie Flynn; Sarah Forde, Chapel Street; Emily Crowley, Riverquarter; Ned Doyle, Ballymountain; Margaret Sullivan, Clonmore; Pat Kinsella, Clogga; Roisin Sweeney, Comeragh View; Breda Hammond, Ballygorey; Liam O’Brien, Comeragh View; Eamonn Delahunty, Portnascully; Pat Bagnell, Ashgrove; Martin Delahunty, Ballytarsney; Tony Treacy, Ashgrove; Sr. Maire Maguire, Mooncoin Convent; Annette Reddy, Barabehy; Hannah Ryan, Ballygorey; Betty Power, Crawn.
All managers, mentors and intending mentors, are asked to attend Mooncoin GAA Complex on Tuesday, November 03 at 6.45pm. The purpose of this meeting will include a session supervised by Bryan Ryan. This will be followed by another session with Pat Butler from the Leinster Coaching on Sunday, November 08 at 7.00pm in the Complex. As we intend to start indoor training soon after these sessions it is essential that all people who intend to get involved with our juveniles attend these important dates.
Mooncoin Boys’ School Parents Association
The first meeting of the Parents Association of Mooncoin Boys School will take place on Monday, November 02 at 8pm in the Boys’ School. All parents are welcome.
The P.T.A.A. Dinner is on November 20. Anyone that is due for a Silver, or Gold Pin, Phone 895483.
Citizen Information Centre
Thursday: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Friday: 11.00am – 1.00pm
First Friday Masses
Kilnaspic: Thursday 7.30pm
Carrigeen: Friday 8.00pm
Mass as usual in Mooncoin.
HAVING YOUR CHILD BAPTISED?
Starting in Advent, to facilitate the smooth running of the parish, baptisms will now be celebrated according to the following schedule:
Carrigeen: First Saturday of each month at 5pm.
Mooncoin: Second Saturday of each month at 5pm.
Kilnaspic: Third Saturday of each month at 5pm.
As always, if you wish to book a baptism, please contact the Parish Office at 895123.
Edmund Rice Brothers
You are cordially invited by The Edmund Rice Brothers at Mount Sion to attend a Taizé Prayer Service, which will be held on Friday, November, 06 at 8pm. Music will be provided by the Waterford Peace Choir. Tea and coffee will be provided in the monastery after the prayer. All are welcome to this evening of quiet prayer and reflection.
FETAC Level 5 Care Skills Course. Commences November 26. Limited places remaining. This course opens up a Career in Care. Full details from Vision Training. 086 1704157.
St. Josephs Young Priests Society
Monthly Mass will take place on Thursday, November 05 at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel. All are welcome. As this is the Year of the Priest, why not make a special effort to attend Mass and come to the Exposition, for even 15 minutes.
READERS: Nov 08/15 (11am) Cara O’Mahoney, John Lennon.
MINISTERS: Nov 07 (8pm) Mary Murphy, Suzanne Halley. Nov 08 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Noreen Walsh.
READERS: Nov 07 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. Nov 08 (10am) Pat Dunphy, Siobhan Dunphy.
MINISTER: Nov 08 - Ollie Dunphy.
READER: Nov 08 - Richard Hogan.
Patrick Walsh Knockanure;
Bernie O’ Doherty, Carrick & Ballinlough; Michael Lannon, Ballinlough;
Mark & Annie Grant & Margaret Fielding Portnascully.
Dear God, With this prayer
I call to mind my friends.
I ask for Your blessings on them.
May angels fill their nights
And bless their days.
May they find joy and peace and harmony.
May I be a source of happiness in their lives.
May our bond be strong and based on truth.
May they always know that
In me, they have support.
May I live a life that
Lives up to this prayer.
Thank you God.
Meeting will be held in the Parish Office on Tuesday, October 27 at 8pm.
Kilkenny Leadership Partnership
Will offer a free one to one confidential service reviewing individuals employment options, including interview skills, CV preparation, upskilling, further training and options for off-farm employment, including information on schemes, farm assist and new enterprise options at the Citizens Information Centre, Mooncoin, on Thursdays from 10.30-12.30am. No appointment necessary.
PUBLIC MEETING (OPEN TO ALL)
Calling all supporters, members, players, past and present of Carrigeen GAA Club and members of the local community, to attend a public meeting to discuss mapping out the future direction of Carrigeen GAA Club and the provision and future development of the excellent facilities currently being developed in Asper Park. The committee are eager to strengthen the Club and maximise the facilities for the benefit of the local community and are requesting your attendance and input into the drafting of future strategy.
Royal Oak Bar: Thursday, October 29 at 8.30pm.
ONE DAY RETREAT
November14, in Peace & Christ Kilkenny. Theme of the day, Youth & Unemployment. Free bus running from Kilmacow. If interested call Mary on 086-0760500, or 885578 before November 6.
Kilnaspic: November 5 at 7.30pm
Carrigeen: November 6 at 8.00pm
Mooncoin: November 9 at 7.30pm
HAVING YOUR CHILD BAPTISED?
Starting in Advent, to facilitate the smooth running of the parish, baptisms will now be celebrated according to the following schedule:
Kilnaspic: First Saturday of each month at 5pm.
Carrigeen: Second Saturday of each month at 5pm.
Mooncoin: Fourth Saturday of each month at 5pm.
As always, if you wish to book a baptism, please contact the Parish Office at 895123.
CLEANERS: Oct 31/Nov 7 Bridget Holden, Marcie Foran, Margaret Delahunty.
MINISTERS: Oct 31 (8pm) Dick Madden, Teresa O’Neill. Nov 1 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
READERS: Oct 31 (8pm) Tony & James Gaynor. Nov 1 (10am) Aisling Walsh, Deirdre Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 31 - Margaret Phelan, Margaret Dunphy.
MINISTER: Nov 1 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: Nov 1 - Melwyn Godinho.
CLEANERS: Oct 31 / Nov 7 - M. Gilmartin, M. Rochford.
We commend to your generous prayers, the following who died recently. Anastacia Cuddihy; Luffany; Brigid Castle, Tobernabrone; Joe Mahon Cellbridge.
Joe O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown; Maggie Dunne, Carrick Road; Paddy Holden, Carrick Rd; John & Patrick Wall, Mooncoin, Maria Reville, 31 Suir Crescent; Andrew Carroll, Dungooley; Kay English, Liverpool & Barrabehy.
That if I stay too long in it’s path
My path shall be burned up also.
I must go back to the land again
And find the eagle at home with the rock.
I must climb to the mountaintop
And find the spot where the river begins.
I must lie quietly beside the earth
And find the warmth of its heart.
I must turn my vision to the sky
And find the purpose of clouds.
Then trouble seems far away
And the breath which consumes all beauty
Has passed right over me.
Youth 2000 Youth Retreat - St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny
Youth 2000 will be hosting a youth retreat in St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny, from Friday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 25. All young people ages 16-35 are very welcome to this donation only event, with newcomers very welcome. Under 18’s must have parental consent – forms available from website below. The weekend will consist of a programme covering Youth masses, talks, music, workshops, games etc. Residential – so please bring a sleeping bag! For more information contact James Mahon on 085-7351210. Check out http://www.youth2000.ie/.
Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Will offer a free one to one confidential service reviewing individuals employment options, including interview skills, C.V. preparation, upskilling, further training and options for off-farm employment, including information on schemes, farm assist and new enterprise options at the Citizens information Centre Mooncoin, on Thursdays from 10.30am – 12.30am. No appointment necessary. Phone 051-898820.
One day retreat
November 14, in Peace in Christ, Kilkenny. Theme of the day Youth & Unemployment. Free bus running from Kilmacow. If interested call Mary on 086-0760500, or 885578 before November 6.
Marfan Syndrome Research
Table Quiz at the Showboat, The Glen, Waterford, on Thursday, October 22 at 9.00pm. Teams of four €20. Come along support and enjoy.
Open Public Meeting Tuesday, October 20 at 8pm in Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road, Waterford.
St. Vincent dePaul
Conference Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at 8.00pm.
A meeting of the Apostolic Society to be held in the convent on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.
READERS: Oct 31 (6.30pm) Geraldine Purcell, Maureen Kearns. Nov. 1 (11am) Ann Lee, Margaret Grace.
MINISTERS: 0ct 24 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Anna Walsh (B). Oct 25 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Mary Hassett.
READERS: Oct 24 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Louise Walsh. Oct 25 (10am) Breda Walsh, Joe Sullivan.
MINISTER: Oct 25 - Katherine Hogan.
READER: Oct 25 - Jason Dunphy.
Mary Atkins, Comeragh View; Catherine O’Keeffe, Polerone; Michael Walsh, Filbuckstown; Edward O’Keeffe, Convent View; John O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown; Michael Conway 3 St. Annes Terrace; Richard & Eileen Wilson, Portlaw; Walter Wattie Hogan; John Crowley, Barrabehy;
Michael Jacob, Luffany; Anna McGrath, Dungooley.
To celebrate the Year of the Priest
Evening Prayer and Benediction
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Church of the Assumption, Mooncoin
Pope Benedict XVI writes in his Letter to Priests on June 16th, 2009, “the immense gift” priests are to “the whole of humanity”
Your presence would show our appreciation and support for our priests.
The homily will be given by: Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, for the Parishes of Ferrybank, Glenmore, Kilmacow, Mooncoin, Rosbercon, Slieverue, Templeorum.
Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin
Evening Classes - Autumn 2009
(A minimum of 14 per class required in order for classes to commence)
You can still enroll for classes by phoning the school office at 895112, between 9 a.m. and 3pm.
Classes will commence in mid-October.
Classes on offer include:
Basic Computers (for beginners)
Personal Beauty Care and Wellbeing
FINANCE CHURCH ROOF AND PARISH HOUSE, FILBUCKSTOWN
The Church roof and paving is paid for. The parish has also carried out extensive renovations on the parish house in Filbuckstown. It is hoped to have this paid off by Christmas. Thanks to one and all for your great support. The weekly envelopes will, from January 2010, become monthly envelopes. Once again thanks for your great efforts throughout the years and for your continued support.
Girls School Parents Association
Recently held its AGM. The following appointments were made: Chairperson – Noreen Quilty, Secretary - Stephanie Beasant, Treasurer - Marie Bowe. The next meeting will be held at the school on Tuesday, November 10 at 8.00pm. All girls parents are welcome, and any input would be appreciated.
Looking for transition year and 5th year students to take part in our Drugs Programme. Interesting and informative and lots of fun! 7pm in the Boys School Mooncoin or contact parish office 051 895123 or Christine Kelly 087-697 0083. Looking forward to seeing you.
Camel Race Night in support of the senior and juvenile clubs is on Saturday October, 10 at the Royal Oak Lounge – 9.00pm. All are welcome to what promises to be a fun night out.
Silver Circle – Commences this coming Tuesday, October 13 at 9.00pm for promoters to get names in. Prizes are still the same: 1st - €200, 2nd - €100, 3rd - €50, 20 x €20, at €2 per week over 10 weeks is still good value.
Last Sunday €656.43 (incl. Carrigeen & Kilnaspic). Thanks to all for their help and contributions.
Hycie Darcy, Elm House, Mooncoin.
Michael Reid, Comeragh View; Michael Lannon, Carrigeen; James Holden, Main Street; Noreen O’Brien, Comeragh View; Patirck O’Brien, Ballincur; Thomas Dunphy Ballygorey; Margaret O’Keeffe, Glengrant.
May all living beings live in Security and in Peace –
Beings who are frail or strong, tall or short, big or small
visible or not visible, near or far away,
Already born, or yet to be born.
May all of them dwell in perfect tranquility.
Let no one do harm to anyone. Let no one put the life of anyone in danger.
Let no one, out of anger or ill will, wish anyone any harm.
South Kilkenny Historical Society
South Kilkenny Historical Society have organised a bus trip to Dublin on Thursday, October 29, visiting the National Archives, National Library and Ordnance Survey Office. The purpose of this trip is to highlight what is available from these repositories and encourage their use. Further information and booking details from Kathleen Laffan - 051-885278.
Camel Race Night in support of the Senior and Juvenile Clubs is on Saturday, October 10 at the Royal Oak Lounge at 9.00pm. All are welcome to what promises to be a fun night out.
Result: Junior B County Semi-Final: Mooncoin 2-2, O’Loughlins 1-4.
Fixture: Junior B County Final against Tullaoan in Thomastown at 11.00am on Sunday, October 4. Please come show your support for the club and your parish.
Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Kilkenny Leader Partnership will offer a free, one to one, confidential service reviewing individual’s employment options including: interview skills, c.v. preparation, upskilling, further training and options for off- farm employment, including information on schemes, farm assist and new enterprise options at the Citizens Information Centre, Mooncoin, on Thursdays from 10.30am – 12.30pm. No appointment necessary. Phone 051-898820 for further information.
MOONCOIN PARISH DRUG INITIATIVE
Looking for Transition Year & 5th Year students to take part in our Drugs Programme at 7pm on Monday, Oct 5, in the Boys’ School, or contact the Parish Office, 895123, or Christine Kelly, 087-6970083. Interesting, informative and lots of fun! Look forward to seeing you.
DAY CARE CENTRE
AGM on October 8 at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room Caritas. All welcome.
MOONCOIN GUN CLUB
AGM on Friday, October 9 in The Royal Oak. All new members welcome.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.
Experimental Drawing and Painting Classes. We will be re-commencing classes at The Old Vocational School, Slieverue, mid October, for eight weeks. For more information please phone Annette at 086-8514545, or Yvette at 086-8550221. Why not come and join us to discover the how and why of drawing and painting.
READERS: Oct 11/18 (11am) Joe Cashin, Ann Purcell.
MINISTERS: Oct 10 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Mary Murphy. Oct 11 (10am) Eileen Williams, Josephine Rowe.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 10 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan.
MINISTER: Oct 11 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Oct 11 - Pat Kinsella.
ALTAR SERVERS: Oct 11 - Aidin & Ciaran Quilty.
Richard Croke, Chapel Street; Eily Crowley, Riverquarter; Eamonn Kelly, The Cross; Mary Ryan, Rathkieran & Ballincur; Thomas Murphy, Ballincur; Hannah Murphy Ballincur; Patrick O’Brien, Main Street; Catherine & Jack Purcell, Luffany; Eddie Byrne, Chapel Street; Anastasia Malone, Tulaha.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth
in the present moment,
To appreciate the peace and beauty
that are available now.
Peace is all around us –
In the world and in nature-
And within us-
In our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace,
We will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
It is a matter of practice.
Irish Pilgrimage Trust
Sincere thanks to the generous people of Mooncoin & Carrigeen who contributed so generously to the Church Gate Collection for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. A total of €413.78 was collected. The Trust takes young people, with special needs to Lourdes at Easter every year. Application forms for future trips are now available, for further information please phone 051-646074. Should you know someone special why not nominate that person? Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Mooncoin Badminton AGM will take place on Monday, September 28 at 8pm in the Sports Complex. Anyone interested in joining can register on the night.
Mooncoin Vintage Club
Mooncoin Vintage Club would like to thank all who helped and supported the Show Day at Rathkieran last Sunday. A great day was had by all. Once again thanks to one and all.
Irish Dancing Classes
Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.
Camel Race Night on October, 10 in The Royal Oak Lounge. This is an important reminder to those who are selling camels and getting sponsorship for this event. All cards with the money need to be returned to James Grace, or Eugene Fitzgerald on, or before Thursday, October 1 - this will allow time to have race booklet printed. Thank you.
Monthly Mass of St. Josephs Young Priests Society
Will take place on Thursday October 1, at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel.
St. Vincent dePaul Conference Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at 8.00pm.
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
The Waterford/South Kilkenny branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (M.S.I.), would like to thank all who supported the Harvest Dance in The Rising Sun, Mullinavat. A very enjoyable night was had by all.
CLEANERS:Oct 03/10 Bridget McGrath, Pauline Tobin, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Elsie McGrath.
MINISTERS: Oct 03 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Teresa O’Neill. Oct 04 (10am) Mary Hassett, Yvonne Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 03 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.
MINISTER: Oct. 04 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: Oct. 04 - May Coady.
CLEANERS: Oct 03/10 - M. Fahy, A. Walsh.
ALTAR SERVERS: Oct 04 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.
Walter & Kitty Delahunty, Portnascully,
Phil Radick, Chapel View & Wembley;
Nellie Doyle, Ballygorey & Rocketts Castle; James Fogarty, Ballinamona, Kilmacow; Frank Bradshaw, Main Street.
The Sports Hall is now complete and will be available for Indoor football, Badminton etc. from Oct 1. For bookings call 086 3854101.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.
CARRIGEEN COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL
AGM in Carrigeen Community Hall on Wednesday, Sept 30 at 8pm.
COLÁISTE COIS SIÚIRE
Educational opportunities for adults and school leavers commencing in September.
Computer Applications and Office Administration, course is One year's duration., certified by FETAC, Level 5 and can be taken onn a full-time or part-time basis.
Maintenance grants are available to eligible students. PHONE 051 895112 for enrolment details and further information.
Congratulations to our under 10’s, under 9’s, under 8’s and under 7’s teams that have recently enjoyed a series of challenge games and blitz events. Our youngest club members have shown great skills and abilities in the games. The club would like to thank the coaches and parents for the commitment and support to the teams. Result: U14 hurling championship Mooncoin 3-11 : Clara 3-1.
SOUTH KILKENNY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Meeting on Thursday, September 24, at 8.30pm in Mullinavat Hall (opposite Church).
Mooncoin GAA Camel Race Night
Mooncoin Senior and Juvenile Clubs are jointly running a Camel Race Night on Saturday, October 10 at 9.00pm in the Royal Oak Lounge, Rathkieran, Currently camels are been sold across the parish and beyond! It promises to be a great social event. More details can be found on our website
FETAC LEVEL 5 HEALTH CARE COURSE
Starts Tuesday, Sept 29 in Kilkenny, for 1 full day oer week for 11 weeks, Call Vision Training on 059-9142208 or 086 1704157.
Kilmacow Community Centre
Aerobics Class on September 21, from 8pm to 9pm
Circuit Training on September 23, from 8pm to 9pm
Pilates Monday 10.30am – 11.30am Wednesday 8pm – 9pm.
For more information contact Noel 087 7592201.
A meeting will be held in the Parish Office on Tuesday, September 22, at 8pm. Could all members please attend if possible.
REHAB ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION TAKES PLACE
WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 26/27.
Scripture & Light
Taste & see the Lord is good. Interesting weekend exploring the scriptures with Fr. Patsy Kelly from 8.00pm Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 in the Nagle Chapel attached to the church. All welcome to one or all sessions. Contact Sr. Mary 051 895114 or the Parish Office 051 895123.
Commenced September 14 at Mooncoin Parish Hall. Places still Available Times 3.30 – 4.30pm 4-7 year olds & 4.30 - 5.30pm 8-12 year olds. 10 week Term €80.00. Flexible Payment. Contact Conor Halpin 087 2225225.
READERS: Sept 26/Oct 3 (6.30pm) Elaine Delahunty, Sr Mary Lenehan. Sept 27/Oct 4 (11am) Margaret Grace, Liz Knox.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 2 6 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Murphy.
We commend to your generous prayers, John Hyacinth D’Arcy, Elm House/Athenry, who was interred during the week.
May he Rest in Peace.
Mary Quigley, Ballytarsney.
William Fewer, Ballygriffin; Michael Foskin, Tim Durney, Jamestown Piltown; Billy Laffan, St. Annes Terrace; James O’Brien, New Road; Ann Dobbyn, Comeragh View.
Day Care Centre will re-open on Wednesday, September 16, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are most welcome.
We would like to congratulate Cathy Jones, Rathkieran, on 1st place in the Senior Flute competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.
ON THEIR RETIREMENT
Tommy & Marian Ryan would like to take this opportunity to thank all their customers for their support over the 18 years. Mass will be offered for your intentions. They would also like to wish Pauline, Gemma & Owen all the best in the years to come.
SUE RYDER FOUNDATION
The Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. We support this from our shop in Ballybricken, Waterford. We are totally dependant on volunteer labour and the generosity of our donors. We would appreciate any clothing, toys, books, or furniture, that may be surplus to your requirements. If you have any query about a donation please ring the shop at 879425.
To mind children in minders own home. Contact 895233.
And much more. Great Quality at Affordable Prices. Contact Owen for a Free Quote - 086-2334633.
COLAISTE COIS SIUIRE
PLC Course available, for more information call 895112.
Commencing September 14, at Mooncoin Parish Hall. Times 3.30pm – 4.30pm for 4-7 year olds and 4.30pm - 5.30pm for 8-12 year olds. 10 week Term €80.00. Flexible Payment. Contact Conor Halpin 087 2225225.
St. Vincent dePaul Conference Meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 8.00pm. Monthly collection next week end September 19/20. Thank you for all your continued support.
COMMUNITY CENTRE KILMACOW
Aerobics Class starting Monday, Sept. 21st 8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. for 10 nights. Course €80. Registration Monday 14th 8 - 9 p.m.
Circuit Training Class - starting Wednesday 23rd Sept. 8 - 9 p.m. Registration: Wednesday 16th 8-9 p.m. 10 nights. Course €80.
A meeting to be held in the convent on Thursday, September 16, at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.
Thanks to all who contributed to the S.O.S. Annual Collection in August. €760.00 collected in the Parish of Mooncoin.
CLEANERS: Sept 19/26 Nellie Phelan, Margaret Fielding, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Teresa Dermody.
MINISTERS: Sept 19 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Anne Walsh (C). Sept 20 (10am) Mary Hassett, Noreen Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 19 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
MINISTER: Sept 20 - Mai Coady.
READER: Sept 20 - Tom Reddy.
CLEANERS: Sept 19/26 - J. Corcoran, J Bardon.
ALTAR SERVERS: Sept 20 - Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.
We commend to your generous prayers Eileen Finnegan, 27 Mooncoin Heights, who died recently. May she Rest in Peace.
Kathleen Crowley, Polerone;
Peter Fitzgerald, The Cross, Mooncoin;
Kathleen Falconer, Clonmore;
James Delahunty, Portnahully.
All bookings and payments should be made through the Parish Office, Monday to Friday, 9.03am - 1pm. Phone; 895123.
Charges for use of Hall
- Parish Volunteers working with Parish groups, i.ei. Youth Groups, the cost is €10 per hour.
- All other bookings cost €20 per hour.
- Adequate supervision must be available and provided by the group involved.
- Any danages, or breakages must be paid for.
- Any rubbish incurred must be removed by the hirer at the end of the session.
- Any groups using the Hall must have their own insurance cover. This will discussed at the time of booking.
- If for any reason a group has to cancel a booking, please inform the Parish Office.
There are quantities of clothes, equipment, etc, left in one of the rooms backstage since last leason. We would ask the group leaders to remove any items they wish to keep. Anything left will be disposed of by September 15.
More hoodies are being ordered this week. Anyone who wants one should contact Mai on 086 3854714 before Wednesday. Members are reminded that all money is due for shorts, hoodies and membership.
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP
The Mother and Toddler Group will reume after summer break on Tuesday, September 8, 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome
The Moocoin Bridge Club would like to put on Bridge Classes for beginners this Autumn. Anyone interested should contact Melwyn at 087-6383127. Venue and day of week of classes will depend on level of interest.
Dick Moore will be at 5 Mooncoin Heights on Wednesday, September , at 8pm.
LIFLINE SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY
The World Suicide Prevention Day will be marked on September 12, in McDOnagh JUnction Sopping Centre, Kilkenny. The Lifeline network will host stalls from a number of support agencies. There will also be dance, music and art activities for all the family to enjoy. This event will take place from 1pm to 5.30pm. All are welcome.
The Youth Club will re-open on Tuesday, September 22. As there are less leaders this year there will be limited places for members. Application forms for members will be available on Tuesday, September 8, between 7.30pm and 8pm in the Supper Room. They can be returned on Tuesday, September 15, between 7.30pm and 8.00pm to the Parish Hall. If there is anyone who would like to help out in the Youth Club and has a few hours to spare, please feel free to call to the Parish Hall on either of these nights, to talk to our Club leaders.
We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently.
Cian John Kennedy, Barrabehy; Stephanie Alice Phelan, Kilcraggan; James Noel Walsh, Cloncunny.
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST
Mooncoin/Carrigeen. Annual Church Gate Collection weekend September 05/06.
We commend to your generous prayers Peggy Brady (nee O'Meara) Dublin, formerly Chapel Street, and Beatrice Morris, Clonmore, who died recently. May they Rest in Reace.
Anastasia Dermody, Ballincur;
Pat Foley, Chapel Street;
John Everett & Esther Everett, Dournane Road;
Edward Delahunty, Luffany;
Margaret Delahunty, Luffany.
See the Comeragh Mountains and lovely Tory Hill,
See the winding river flowing by the mill,
See the pearled spider lace woven ‘ere the night,
Dearest Lord we thank you for the gift of sight
And may God bless those who have never seen
Their own dear valley of verdant green.
Hear the plaintive cuckoo and the thrush’s song,
Hear the dawning chorus of the feathered throng,
List to their melody, music to the ear,
Dearest Lord we thank you for the gift to hear.
And may God bless those who have never heard
The purest notes of a songster bird.
Touch is a precious gift and gives each message plain,
Be it perceiving some pleasure, or of pain.
Blest be this facility ever giving much.
Dearest Lord we thank you for the gift of touch
And may God bless those who cannot feel the touch
Of the gentlest hand, nor a manly clutch.
Tasty food and vitals gratify for sure,
Hunger and misfortune haunt the world’s poor,
Old wise philosophy, “It’s sinful food to waste”,
Dearest God we thank you for the gift of taste
And may God bless those with dire finance faced
And with the scavenger dine on midden waste.
Smell the perfumed orchid and scented garden flower,
Inhale the aroma wafting from the bower,
Where the bees steal sweet nectar from every blossom bell.
Dearest Lord we thank you for the gift of smell
And may God bless those who’ll never know the smell
Of the Tiger Lily, nor the Pimpernel.
Educational opportunities for adults and school leavers
commencing in September. Computer applications and office administration.
Course is of one year’s duration, certified by Fetac, Level 5 and can be taken on a full time or part time basis. Maintenance grants are available to eligible students.
Phone 895112 for enrolment and further information.
The draw for All-Ireland tickets will take place on Tuesday night at 9pm. All paid up members will be included in the draw, so why not pay your membership before Tuesday night!
More hoodies are being ordered this week. Anyone who wants one should contact Mai on 086-3854714 before Wednesday. Members are reminded that all money is due for shorts, hoodies and membership.
A confidential Aware Information & Support group meeting for relatives of those with depression in the South East will take place on Wednesday September 2nd, at 8 pm in St. Mary's Centre, Haughney Green, Kilkenny. For more information contact Fran at Aware on 086 8200938.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, September 1, at 8pm.
THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST
Annual Church Gate Collection on week-end September 5/6.
CLEANERS: Sept 5/12 - Fiona Walsh, Kay Dunnne, Kathleen O’Brien, Joan Scahill.
MINISTERS: Sept 5 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Halley. Sept 6 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Margaret Brennan.
MINISTER: Sept 6 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: Sept 6 - Helen Quinn.
CLEANERS: Sept 5/12 - T. Hennebry, K. Scully.
ALTAR SERVERS: Sept 6 - Niamh Crowley, Claire Bowe.
We commend to your generous prayers Mary Phelan, Bawn, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny, and Margaret Phelan, Mooncoin Residential Centre & Piltown, who were interred recently. May they Rest in Peace.
Annie Phelan, Skelpstown, and Lisha Crowley, Kilnaspic.
William & Margaret Diggins, Carrick Road; Martin & Bridie Diggins, Grange Station; Breda O’Sullivan Polerone; Jason Cashin, Waterford/Suir Crescent; Jo Foran, Ardera; Joseph, Mary Kate & Margaret Tobin, Chapel View; Maureen & Cedrick Burling, Mooncoin/Belfast; Paddy Tobin, Wales; Tom Murphy, Skelpstown; Jimmy Foley, Main Street; Kathleen Crowley, Polerone; Danny Purcell, Grange; Annie O’Sullivan (Cleary), Clonmore; Catherine Burke, Piltown; Sean Tyler, Grange; Denis McCarthy, Ballinlough; Michael, James & maria Grant, Old Luffaby; Eleanor & JimmyBrennan, Ashgrove; Mary Walsh, Portnahully; Thomas & Margaret Power, Old Luffany; Kathleen Bowden, London/Old Luffany; Kathleen Nehan, Dungooley; Willie McGrath, Dungooley; Rita Moore, Carrigeen; John Delahunty, Mullinavat.
I am pleased to inform you, the parishioners of Mooncoin, of my appointment of Father Dermot Ryan, Curate, in the parish of Mooncoin, as and from September 01, 2009. Father Ryan has also agreed to serve the diocese in the area of Adult Faith Formation.
As you may be aware, Father Ryan received his doctoral degree summa cum laude (first class honours) in defending his Thesis at the Pontifical Gregorian University on June 25, 2009, (Method to Mission: The ecclesial vocation of a theologian as exemplified in the works of Francis A. Sullivan SJ in the context of method at the Gregorian University). On my own behalf and on behalf the priests, religious and laity of the diocese, I congratulate him.
I pray that God will bless him, his work and the people he is called to serve.
With every good wish.
Séamus Freeman, SAC., Bishop of Ossory.
The Moondharrig Players welcome Georgetown University Kentucky to Mooncoin, where they will stage their 1 act play ‘A fence for Martin Maher’ in the Parochial hall on Thursday August 27 at 8.30pm. The production will be supported by a lecture on emigration and local history by Denis Buckley, as well as music song and dance with local musicians. All are welcome. Admission €5. The Moondharrig Players hope to travel to Kentucky and perform there in Easter 2010.
GLENRUA ART GROUP
This summer in the old Vocational School, Slieverue
Commencing Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21, 10am – 2pm each day. All children 7 to 12 yrs welcome.
Please contact Annette Duggan 086 8514545, or Yvette Brennan 086 8550221.
Results: U14 Hurling League Roinn B Final:
Lisdowney 6–3 : Mooncoin 4–6.
Congratulations to our Under 10’s, 8’s and 7’s who recently played a series of challenge matches against Kilmacow, Slieverue and Windgap. We had some great wins and close draws!
Monthly collection next weekend August 15/16. Thank you for your continued support.
READERS: Aug 15/22(6.30pm) Maureen Kearns, Geraldine Purcell. Aug 16/23 (11am) Marjorie Godhino, Eoin Crowley. Aug 29/Sept 05 (6.30pm) John Lennon, Josie Dolan. Aug 30/Sept 06 (11am) Nellie Phelan, Richard Wilson.
CLEANERS: Aug 8/15 - Noreen Holden, Rene Comerford, Alice Conway, Elizabeth Lennon. Aug 22/29 - Ena Laffan, Jo Laffan, Joan Foskin, Joan & Catherine Doran.
MINISTERS: Aug 15 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Suzanne Halley. Aug 16 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy. Aug 22 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Anna Walsh (B). Aug 23 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Eileen Williams. Aug 29 (8pm) Dick Madden, Mary Murphy. Aug 30 (10am) Catherina O’Reilly, Josephine Rowe.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Aug 15 Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B). Aug 22 - Kitty Doyle, Julianne Walsh. Aug 29 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.
MINISTERS: Aug 16 - Helen Brennan. Aug 23 - Kathleen Kearns. Aug 30 - Katherine Hogan.
READERS: Aug 16 - Mary Gilmartin. Aug 23 - Aiden Quilty. Aug 30 - Padraigh Kirwin.
CLEANERS: Aug 22/29 - A. Quinn, K. Hogan.
KILNASPIC ALTAR SERVERS
Aug 16 - Aoife & Kate Kearns. Aug 23 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris. Aug 30 Aiden & Ciaran Quilty.
John Jackie Ryan, Ballygorey. Peg McGrath (nee Hennebry), Luffany / Coventry, England. James McGrath, Dungooley. Peg Dunphy, Luffany. Joseph Phelan, Aglish. Nicholas & Catherine Fewer, Ballinlough. John Walsh, Portlaw / Ballygorey. Richard Ryan, Ballygorey. Mary Kate McDonald, Corluddy. Patrick Power, Kilcraggan. James Holden, Main Street. Edward Byrne, Polerone / London. Maisie Kostiuk, Mooncoin / Canada. Michael Cullen, Wexford. John & Margaret Merry, Carrick Road. Margaret Kennedy (nee Foran), Ardera / Kilburn, London. Stella Walsh, Rathcurby. Jack Foskin, Rathcurby. Phil Doran, New Road. Catherine Doran (nee Nolan), Liverpool.
I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations; It isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.
The six-monthly Church Door Collection
will take place next weekend, July 25/26.
Your generous support, as always,
is greatly appreciated.
Next Grapevine will be printed weekend August 8/9.
A THANK YOU MESSAGE
To all my dear friends and neighbours. Thank you so much for all your Mass Cards and kindness. Love and God bless you all. A special mass has been offered up for your intentions.
CHERNOBYL AID IRELAND
Please help us by donating any of the following unwanted items. Clothing, Towels, Bed Linen, Curtains, Shoes, Bags. On Tuesday, July 21 from 9am to 12 noon at Mooncoin Church Car Park. For further information contact Tina 087 6301350. Charity No: 12648.
CLONMACNOIS YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL
Annual summer festival to be held in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, from Thursday, Aug 13 to Sunday, August 16, 2009. This festival has been a true source of life and hope for many young people. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Clonmacnois. 16 to 35 year olds welcome and it’s FREE! Youth 2000 will organise free buses to Clonmacnois. These buses will stop in the major towns en-route. Young people can check the website www.youth2000.ie
Information and leaflets available at the Parish Office.
Summer Camp for Boy’s and Girl’s aged 7 to 13 years on Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, from 10am to 2pm. Cost €60. Names and deposits will be taken tomorrow, Monday, July 20 at 7pm at the Pitch in Ashgrove.
Congratulations to Deirdre Walsh, Ballygorey on winning the U14 Leinster Camogie Final with Kilkenny. Kilkenny3-14 : Dublin 3-0.
RESULTS: U16 Mooncoin1-18 : Glenmore 0-0. Mooncoin 9-11 : Kilmacow 1-0.
DISABLED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
Many thanks to the collectors and for your generous contributions of €436.97 to our recent Church Gate Collection. This money will be used to further our work for and behalf of persons with disabilities. Your support is greatly appreciated.
READERS: July 18/25 (6.30pm) Elaine Delahunty, Joe Cashin. July 19/26 (11am) Ann Purcell, Ann Lee.
CLEANERS: July 25/Aug 1
Brenda Holden, Noreen Quilty, Mickey Lannon.
MINISTERS: July 25 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Teresa O’Neill. July 26 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Eileen Williams. Aug 1 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Dick Madden. Aug 2 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Yvonne Pheasey. Aug 8 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Mary Murphy. Aug 9 (10am) Mgt Brennan, Mary Hassett.
READERS: July 25 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. July 26 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: July 25 - Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
Aug 1 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy. Aug 8 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.
July 26 - May Coady. Aug 2 - Richard Hogan. Aug 9 - Brigid Rochford.
July 26 - Kitty Kinsella. Aug 2 - Mary Frisby. Aug 9 - Aoife Kearns.
July 25/Aug 1 - A Hearne, D Aylward. Aug 8/15 - K Walsh, C Norris.
Tom Hearne, Comeragh View.
We commend to your generous prayers Alice ‘Lisha’ Crowley, Kilnaspic, and Sean Power, Elm House/Tramore, who were interred during the week. Paddy Foran, Ardera & London (Funeral arrangements later).
May they Rest in Peace.
John Kinsella, Clogga; Mary Kiernan, Ballincur; Paddy & Joe Purcell, Carrick Road; Mary Foley, Chapel Street; Sonny Kelly, Ballygorey; Andy Wall, Mooncoin; Mary Holden, Aglish; James O’Brien, Knockavilla, Co Tipperary; Peggy Wall, St Judes/Clogga; Anna Grant, Grange; Mary Rowe, Ballygorey; Peter Walsh, New Aglish; Thomas Dermody, New Aglish; Bill Corcoran, New Aglish; Joan Walsh, Corluddy; John Murphy, Carrigeen; Nicholas Grace, Aglish; Peggy Vereker, Moonveen; Eddie Quinn, Middlequarter; Patrick ‘Patsy’ Fitzgerald, Cashel; William Brennan, Knockanure; Jack & Cecelia Collins, Knockanure; Patrick Launders, Suir Crescent; Catherine Phelan, Dournane; Norah Cody, Kilnaspic; Nora Delahunty, Ballybrazil.
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with cupcakes, several cans of root beer and started on his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he saw an elderly woman. She was sitting on a park bench watching the pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed the lady looked hungry so he offered her a cupcake. She gratefully accepted and smiled at him. Her smile was so wonderful that he wanted to see it again, so he offered a root beer as well. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling without saying a word.
As it began to grow dark, the boy realized how tired he was and wanted to go home. He got up to leave but before he had gone no more than a few steps, he turned around and ran back to the old woman, giving her a big hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever. When the boy arrived home his Mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked, "What has made you so happy today?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." Before his mother could respond he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile in the whole world!" Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face. He asked, "Mother, what has made you so happy today?" She replied, "I ate cupcakes in the park with God." And before her son could reply, she added, "You know, he is much younger than I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn life around.
People come into our lives for a reason,
a season, or a lifetime....
Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Next Grapevine will be printed weekend July 18/19.
Will be holding two art camps this summer in the Old Vocational School, Slieverue. The first will take place from Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, and the second takes place on Monday, August 17, to Friday, August 21. All children aged 6 to 12 years are welcome. Please phone Annette Duggan at 086-8514545, or Yvette Brennan at 086-8550221 for more details.
Fixtures: Junior League/Championship - Mooncoin v. St Martin’s on July 3.
For sale, 1 year old laying hens. Phone 051 895231.
Result: U14 Hurling League Semi-final, Mooncoin 5-7 : Dansfort 4-9.
Our U14 team is now in the County Final. This is a great achievement and we wish the team and coaches best of luck in the final. Date and time of the final is yet to be finalised but expected to be in early July.
Club Gear/Clothing: We have recently ordered new club gear and clothing. Jerseys, Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Jackets and other club gear will be on sale in the Club Shop which will be open on Thursday, July 2, at 7.00pm. http://www.mooncoin.kilkenny.gaa.ie/ For news, fixtures, results and club information.
Kilnaspic: Thurs, July 16, 7.30pm.
READERS: July 4/11 (6.30pm) Elaine Delahunty, Sean Hassett. July 5/12 (11am) Liz Knox, Margaret Grace.
CLEANERS: July 11/18
Mary Grace, Noeleen Kinsella, Mary Telford.
MINISTERS: July 5 - Katherine Hogan. July 12 - Jason Dunphy. July 19 - Ollie Dunphy.
READERS: July 5 - Kay Quinn. July 12 - Patrick Kinsella. July 19 - Katherine Hogan.
CLEANERS: July 11/18
K. Bardon, K. Kinsella.
July 5 - Aoife & Kate Kearns.
July 12 - Kate Henneberry & Sarah Norris.
July 19 - Aidin & Ciaran Quilty.
MINISTERS: July 4 (8pm) Dick Madden, Anne Walsh (C). July 5 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Margaret Brennan. July 11 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Declan Walsh. July 12 (10am) Mary Hassett, Noreen Walsh. July 18 (8pm) Mary Murphy, Suzanne Halley. July 19 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy. READERS: July 4 (8pm) Tony & James Gaynor. July 5 (10am) Ronan & Una Walsh. July 11 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. July 12 (10am) Eilish Walsh, Brian Pheasey. July 18 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. July 19 (10am) Ellie Hogan, Josephine Jones.
We commend to your generous prayers Margaret Quinn, 10 Morgan Street, Waterford, and her sister Mary Walsh, who were both interred during the week. May they Rest in Peace.
Breda O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown.
Agnes Foley, Main Street;
Nora Tobin, Main Street.
MOONCOIN: Tuesday 7.30pm. Wednesday 9.30am. Thursday 10am. Friday 9.30am.
Saturday - 6.30 pm, followed by Confessions. Sunday - 11.00 am.
CARRIGEEN: Saturday - 8.00 pm. Sunday - 10am. Thursday 11.30am.
KILNASPIC: Sunday - 9.00 am.
THE TROUBLE TREE
A carpenter was hired to help restore an old farmhouse. He had just finished a rough first day on the job, during which a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While his employer was driving him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he issued an invitation to his employer to meet his family. As they walked towards the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked his employer to the car. They passed the tree and his employer's curiosity got the better of him. He asked him about what he had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied. "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again."
"Funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."
FROM NEXT WEEK THE GRAPEVINE WILL BE PRINTED EVERY 3 WEEKS UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
WALK FOR LOURDES/HOSPICE FUND
We would like to thank all who helped in any way to make Sunday, June 14 a really great day. To those who sponsored flowers, drinks, fruit and chocolate, all of which was appreciated by the walkers, a special thanks. Before we can make a final decision about the money raised, we need to get back the remaining sponsor cards and donations. To date just half of these have been returned.
MOONCOIN BOYS’ NATIONAL SCHOOL
Recently the grounds of the Boys’ School have been seriously damaged by young people, not only drinking and leaving cans scattered around, but also by smashing glass and bottles on the basketball court. This is extremely dangerous and totally unfair to our pupils. We ask everybody, especially parents, to remind their children that the school grounds are totally out of bounds and not to be used as a drinking den during the summer. We also would remind everybody that CCTV cameras are in operation all round our school, 24 hours per day all year round.
MOONCOIN SOCCER CLUB
SUMMER CAMP on Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, from 10am to 2pm/10am to 1pm Friday. Names and deposits will be taken on Friday, July 3 from 6pm to 8pm at the Ashgrove Pitch.
AGM on Sunday, July 5, at 12.30pm in Comerford’s Big Lounge.
The Mooncoin Residential Care Centre is seeking applications for the part-time position of Activities Co-ordinator. The ideal candidate must be outgoing, motivated, creative and must enjoy and have an understanding of working with the elderly. Duties for this position will include organising and conducting daily activity programmes and ensuring all programmes meet the needs of our residents. Interested candidates should submit their C.V. to Gillian Bailey before Friday, July 10.
CORK CITY MARATHON
Congratulations to Tom Roche, Ballincur, and Noel Walsh, Ballygriffin, on completing the recent Cork City Marathon.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
Annual Collection next weekend June 26/27 at all three churches in the parish.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION PILTOWN
Cantus Movus Chamber Choir from Philadelphia,
The Unity Singers Kilkenny & Prelude Male Voice Choir
in Concert on Wednesday, July 1, at 8pm.
Door admission: Adults €10 & Children €5
Proceeds in aid of Carrick River Rescue.
MULLINAVAT CLASSIC AND VINTAGE SHOW
Sunday, June 21, In aid of St Beacon’s National School.
Commencing at 12pm.
Special Guest: Richie Kavanagh.
SCHOOL END OF YEAR MASS
Thursday, June 25, at 10.00 am. Mooncoin.
Thursday, June 25, at 11.30 am. Carrigeen.
CLEANERS: June 27/July 4 Bridget Holden, Margaret Delahunty, Mabel Hassey.
MINISTERS: June 27 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Halley. June 28 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Josephine Rowe.
READERS: June 27 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Louise Walsh. June 28 (10am) Laura Pheasey, Lynn Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: June 27 Kitty Doyle, Julianne Walsh.
MINISTER: June 28 - Kathleen Kearns.
READER: June 28 - Richard Hogan.
CLEANERS: June 27/July 4 - C. Crowley, K. Delahunty.
Michael Jones, Main Street;
Kathleen Carroll, Clonmore;
Patrick Ryan, Ballincur;
Luke Roche, Tubrid;
Pat Walsh, Ballygorey;
Fr Willie Doyle, England/Luffany;
Edward Fox Madden & Nellie Aylward (nee Madden) both of Corluddy;
Sr Cabrini Delahunty, Carrigeen;
Michael & Mary Haley, Ballygorey;
Mary & Benedict Fewer, Dournane.
Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.
The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've every had.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
Thanks to one and all who partook and gave a great helping hand in our celebration of the Fun Day on Sunday May 31. Everything went so well - from the celebration and participation in the 11.00 a.m. Mass to the Fun Day in the Parish Hall and surroundings. The Lord blessed us with a wonderful day. Thanks again to everybody.
FAS C/E SCHEME
Applications are welcome for 3 placements on the FAS C/E Scheme in the areas of Kilmacow / Slieverue / Mooncoin. These posts will become vacant in early July.
If you would like to participate in the Scheme, or require further information on the Kilmacow / Slieverue Community Employment Scheme, please contact Jay Shanahan (087 2864982) or Noel Dunphy (087 7592201) at the Community Hall Office (Tel 051 881984) or email email@example.com.
Sunday, June 14 at 1.00pm
In Aid of Local Playschool
We welcome into our Faith Community Holly & Brooke Lannon, Suir Crescent, who were baptised recently.
ST VINCENT dePAUL
St Vincent dePaul monthly collection next weekend June 20/21. Your continued support is much appreciated. Conference meeting Tuesday, June 23 at 8.00pm.
Tuesday, June 16, at 7.30pm.
Thursday, July 16, at 7.30pm.
READERS: June 20/27 (6.30pm) Nellie Phelan, Josie Dolan. June 21/28 (11am) Margaret Keane, Lucy Quinn.
MINISTERS: June 20 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Mary Murphy. June 21 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
READERS: June 20 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. June 21 (10am) Frances Dunphy, Kate Doody ALTAR SOCIETY: June 20 Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).
MINISTER: June 21 - Helen Brennan.
READER: June 21 - Melvin Godinho.
We commend to your generous prayers, Tom Hearne, Comeragh View, and Paddy Butler, formerly of Clonmore, who was interred in Sheffield, England, during the week, and also his wife, Ethel, who died recently. Mass will be offered for the repose of their souls. May they Rest in Peace.
Patrick Carroll, Ballybrazil. Sean Webster, Comeragh View. Kathleen & Denis Kinsella, Dournane Road. Thomas & Mary Grant, Dournane Road. Ambrose Power, Carrick-on-Suir. Patrick Ryan, Rathkieran. May Dwyer, Portnahully. Nellie Wallace (nee Coady), Listerlin, Mullinavat.
Lord, you know I am growing older,
Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject.
Release me from the craving
to straighten out everyone’s affairs.
Keep me from the recitation of endless details,
Give me wings to get to the point.
Seal my lips when I am inclined
to tell of my aches and pains.
They are increasing with the years and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes by.
Teach me the glorious lesson
that occasionally I may be wrong,
Make me thoughtful and not nosey, helpful but not bossy,
With my vast store of wisdom and experience
it does seem a pity not to use it all.
But, you know, Lord,
that I want a few friends at the end.
MOONCOIN LOURDES/HOSPICE FUND
Our sponsored walk will take place
next Sunday, June 14, at 12 noon
in the GAA Complex.
We are pleased to announce that our very own
High King, Darren Holden,
will be coming to support us on the day.
We would be delighted if
would come and enjoy some
while the walk is in progress.
Don’t forget your autograph book. and camera.
FAS C/E SCHEME
Applications are welcome for 3 placements on the FAS C/E Scheme in the areas of Kilmacow/Slieverue/Mooncoin. These posts will become vacant in early July.
If you would like to participate in the Scheme, or require further information on the Kilmacow/Slieverue Community Employment Scheme please contact Jay Shanahan (087 2864952) or Noel Dunphy (087 7592201) at the Community Hall Office (Tel 051 881984) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mooncoin (New): Friday, 12th June at 7.30pm
Mooncoin (Old) : Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30pm
Kilnaspic: Thursday, 16th July at 7.30pm
SACRED HEART THANKSGIVING MASS
Fr Bernard J. McGuckian S.J will concelebrate in our Thanksgiving Mass in honour of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, June 9, at 7.30pm in Mooncoin Church. Groups taking part in the ceremony are asked to assemble at 7.00pm please.
On Kilmacow Road. Bracelet with name and date inscribed. Phone: 895181.
CLEANERS: June 13/20 Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Martina O’Reilly, Margo O’Brien.
MINISTERS: June 13 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Declan Walsh. June 14 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Eileen Williams.
READERS: June 13 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. June 14 (8pm) Pat & Siobhan Dunphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: June 13 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.
MINISTER: June 14 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: June 14 - Jason Dunphy.
CLEANERS: June 13/20 - A. Dunphy, M. Frisby.
We commend to your generous prayers Breda O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown, who was interred during the week. May she Rest in Peace.
Richard Walsh, Clogga.
Neddie Foran, Ardera.
Larry Dunphy, Polerone.
Michael Hayes, Ardera.
Edmund Walsh, Ballincur.
John O’Hanlon, Filbuckstown.
Joan Walsh, Aglish.
Tom Walsh, Portnahully.
Margaret Thomas, Polerone.
Tom Nolan, Whitehall.
Thomas Barden, Kilnaspic.
Anna Clarke, Clogga.
Ned & Statia Bowe, Cloncunny.
Today I put aside my “when this happens” and my “if only this could be” and my “when things get better” and my “soon as I have this.”
I am going to harvest what I now have, gather all the many gifts that are already mine.
I am going to observe what has been put in my granary of my heart and marvel at the abundance.
I will stand before this heap of blessings and take a long grateful look. I will say farewell to my “when” and be thankful for what is.
125th GAA CELEBRATION
With an excellent turnout, Mooncoin GAA Club proudly marched through Mooncoin, led by a piper, to 11.00 mass. Following this a series of games took place in the GAA Complex. We would like to thank all who helped this successful celebration. In particular, we would like to thank the piper, the Gardai, those who provided refreshments, Eamonn Holden, our main sponsor for the day John Crowley and especially all the juvenile members and their parents. A special thank you to the senior club committee and players who organised the games. On behalf of the club we wish to express our appreciation to James Grace and Eugene Fitzgearld for organising such an excellent event to mark the 125th GAA Celebration.
RESULT: U14 Hurling League:
Mooncoin 6-10 : Mullinavat 5-1.
Summer Camp from Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31. Full details over the next few weeks.
Best of Luck to all the players sitting exams.
In Aid of Baby Sam Appeal
Registration at Royal Oak from 11am, Departing at 1pm.
Tractors stopping at Mooncoin church for local support from 1.15pm.
Tel: 087 2250580.
We regret to inform you that the Summer Camp for 12-18 year olds will not be running, due to a logistics problem. However, watch this space in October for details on planning for Summer Camp 2010.
THE MESSENGER OF THE SACRED HEART
Mass of Thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart for promoters, past and present, especially the Sisters of the Presentation Convent, subscribers and all who have devotion to the Sacred Heart, on Tuesday, June 9 at 7.30pm in the Parish Church.
June is the month in which we celebrate the Feast Day and this year the Parish of Mooncoin has been invited to host one of the Annual Promoters’ Masses for the South East Region.
The whole parish in welcome to join in this special celebration.
A confidential Aware Information & Support group meeting for relatives of those with depression in the South East will take place on Wednesday June 3, at 8pm in St. Mary's Centre, Haughney Green, Kilkenny. For more information contact Fran at Aware on 086 8200938.
St. Vincent DePaul Conference meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 8pm.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
A big thank you to all those who contributed to the Irish Cancer Society collection last weekend. A total of €1,101.10 was collected in the parish. Thanks also to all the collectors.
READERS: June 14/21 (11am) Geraldine Purcell, Maureen Kearns.
MINISTERS: June 6 (8pm) Dick Madden, Suzanne Halley. June 7 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Mary Hassett.
READERS: June 6 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. June 7 (10am) Aisling Walsh, Deirdre Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: June 6 Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.
MINISTER: June 7 - Richard Hogan.
READER: June 7 - Helen Brennan.
Anastasia Walsh, Amberhill, Aglish.
Nora Rowe, Carrick Road.
Peggy O’Brien, Grange.
Joseph O’Brien, Turkstown.
Vincent Fitzpatrick, Waterford.
Annie & John Henebry, Ballybrazil.
Michael Foley, Rathkieran.
Richard Dixon Comerford, Clogga.
William Walsh, Knockanure.
Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday 31st May
Family Fun Day
11.00 am: Celebration of Mass our Young Confirmation People will renew their Commitment to‘Live by the Power of the Holy Spirit by making healthy life choices’.
11.40 am: Planting a tree to commemorate 3years in existence of ‘Mooncoin Parish Peer Drug Education’
11.55 am: Refreshments in the hall and the presentation of Certificates to the: Peer Educators and Confirmation Young people. The certificates will be given out by John Taffe the representative of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs initiative.
12.40 pm: The Fun Begins! Barbeque! Bouncy Castles! Gladiators! Face painting – Puppet show – Barney, Bob the Builder and Homer Simpson will be there! There will be a Talent Show, Parachute Games and a Disco. Music to suit all tastes and fun to be had by all!
We would like to say a ‘BIG THANK YOU’ to all the involved in the Mooncoin Parish Drug Initiative who researched and organised much of the day, also to the extended committee, Thank You! All helpers will be recognisable by their coloured bib! Come along and enjoy our ‘Family Fun Day’ !! All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
God, who made the earth,
The air, the sky, the sea,
Who gave the light its birth,
Careth for me.
God, who made the grass,
The flower, the fruit, the tree,
The day and night to pass,
Careth for me.
God, who made all things,
On earth, in air, in sea,
Who changing seasons bring,
Careth for me.
RESULTS: Primary Schools: Mooncoin 2-0 : Tullogher 1-0. U14: Mooncoin 3-3 : James Stephens 2-2.
Hard luck to our Feile team who were beaten by a very strong Mullinavat side in the quarter final.
U12 and U16 training will commence in June. New members always welcome.
Thank you to all the people who collected and contributed to the recent collection for ‘BRAINWAVE’ The Irish Epilepsy Association. Amount Collected €849.
NIALL MELLON TOWNSHIP TRUST
To all who supported the fundraiser for the Niall Mellon Township Trust on Saturday last. €976 Euro was raised between the Bike Run and the Raffle and hopefully a good day & night was had by all, despite the bad weather.
Thanks to all who supported the Camel Race Night in the Royal Oak in aid of Habitat for Humanity Ireland. The total amount raised was €5,264.60. Your support was greatly appreciated.
We welcome into oour Faith Community the following who were baptised recently.
Tom & Lucy Cuddihy, Carrigeen, and Aine Doyle, Ballygorey.
READERS: (6.30pm) Josie Dolan, Nellie Phelan.
CLEANERS: May 30/June 6 Bridgid McGrath, Pauline Tobin, Elsie McGrath, Ellen Fitzpatrick.
MINISTERS: May 30 (8pm) Mary Murphy, Teresa O’Neill. May 31 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Catriona O’Reilly.
READERS: May 30 (8pm) Tony & James Gaynor. May 31 (10am) Breda Walsh, Joe Sullivan.
ALTAR SOCIETY: May 30 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
Mary Brigid Walsh, Mooncoin. Tommy & Anna Kinsella, Ballytarsney. Christy Rowe, Chapel Street. Anna Talbot, St Annes Terrace. Mary O’Brien, New Road. James Murphy, Ballincur. Nora & Thomas Rowe, Carrick Road. Anna Hearne, Carrick Road. Mike Walsh, Crawn.
John Walsh, Crawn.