First Sunday of Lent, March 01, 2009

We begin as members of a Christian Community our Lenten Journey. Lent means ‘Spring time’, a time of new beginnings, a time of possibilities when the earth produces seeds of new life after the cold damp earth of winter. We are called as Christians to take a fresh look and the earth of our lives and to discover the seeds of possibilities that often lay dormant within us. Through reflection and renewal let us nurture those seeds of possibilities and nourish them in prayer.

May the power of the Holy Spirit that led Jesus,
lead you into a new spring time of inner growth.
May you discover new seeds of possibilities in the earth of your worries and anxieties.
May new dreams emerge and the courage to see them into fruition
May the winter of hopelessness give way to the springtime of hope
And may the earth of your being surprise you
as you Journey with Jesus to the glory of His Resurrection.

The group will present “Funny Money” a comedy by Ray Cooney, from Tues. Mar 3 – Sun. Mar 8 at 8pm nightly in the Parish Hall. Producer Liam Hoban is back on the boards as a cautious accountant. Esther Delahunty plays his long suffering wife. Frank Hogan is their confused friend Vic and Martina Dalton is his wife Betty. Ronan Walsh & Pat Dalton are the strong arms of the law & Seamus Kearns is a Streetwise taxi driver. To complete the cast, we are delighted to have Liam Walsh make his debut performance as the nasty Mr. Big!

Jessica Weismantel, Main Street, (beside Centra). Treatment include Sports injuries, Back, Neck & Shoulder Problems, Massage, Hot & Cold Treatments etc. Reduced Prices for Clubs & OAP’s. For appointments call 086 6623002.

Many thanks to the 47 Youths that attended the Valentines Disco in Piltown last week for their good behaviour. The Parish are very proud of them.

Needed for children and young people in the Kilkenny/Carlow area. Please contact Mairead Pierce, Social Team Work Leader – Fostering, HSE South, Kilkenny at 056 7784600.

headstones, etc. Contact Paddy Dungan, 087-7991152.

Baby minder available to mind child in minders own home. Please call 895233.
Child minder available to mind child in minders own home.
Contact Jenny 086 0817012.

Playstation 2, Plus 1 Controller and 1 Tennis Game, As New Rarely Used. €95. Contact 895722 after 6pm.

Registration Event: Friday, March 6 at 7.30pm at the Complex.
Carrigeen School: Hurling coaching will start Monday, March 2 at lunch break for 4th, 5th & 6th class boys and girls.
Primary Schools Hurling Team: Training at the Complex Monday, March 2 at 6pm and Sunday, March 8 at 9.30am in preparation for the Primary Schools Championship.
Minor Training: This coming Monday & Thursday at 7.30pm at the Complex.
U14 Football League: Result: Thomastown 4-9 : Mooncoin 3-3.

€200 - Mavis Keegan, Owning. €100 - Jamie McGrath, Polerone. €50 - Alan Roche, c/o Promoter. €20—Gerard Nolan, Grange Road; Seamus Delahunty, Portnahully; Libby & Allie O’Brien, Suir Crescent; Katelyn Felle, Kilcraggan; Anne-Marie Jacob, Old Luffany; Jackie Ryan, Ballygorey; Alyson Phelan, Kilcraggan; Nicholas Delahunty, Old Luffany; Eithne Bulfin, Cobh; Esther Purcell, Windgap; Audrey Fitzpatrick, Dournane; Pat Duggan, Piltown; Liam Law, Ardera; Cluas Dunphy, Ballygorey; Laura Dillon-Dunphy, Tubrid; Billy Quinn, Carrigeen; Martina Purcell, Filbuckstown; Ned Power, Ballymountain; Bridget Phelan, Aglish; Nicky Doyle, Suir Crescent.

The Howley Family, Ballytarsney, would like to thank their neighbours and all their friends who helped out through their recent bereavement. It was very much appreciated. Mass will be offered for your intentions. Month’s Mind Mass for Martin is on Sunday, March 1, at 11am.

New Toyota 18 Seater Bus delivered to Capetown on February 17 at 12pm for transporting kids to and from the Creche. Ronnie says a big thank you to the local supporters. The total cost was €30,000. Chairman: John Crowley

During Lent, Tuesday evening masses will have a dedicated theme. We hope all will share and partake in this celebration - a special invitation goes to all ministers who read the word of God in our celebrations in the parish churches.
Each Wednesday morning during Lent we will pray ‘Morning Prayer of the Church’ at 9.20am leading into Mass at 9.30am followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10am to 12 noon.

MINISTERS: Mar 7 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Dick Madden. Mar 8 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 7 Kitty Doyle, Julianne Walsh.

MINISTER: Mar 8 - Kathleen Kearns.
READER: Mar 8 - Katherine Hogan.
CLEANERS: Mar 7/14 - J. Corcoran, J. Barden.

Martin Howley, Ballytarsney.

William Dunne, Carrick Road; Jim Sinnott, Carrick Road; Mary Hayes, Ardera; Tom Foley, Main Street; Carroll Family, Suirville, Bill & Stasia Walsh, Crawn; Anna Franks, nee Walsh, Portnascully & Manchester; William Dunphy, Luffany; Eileen Woods, Chapel Street.