Second Sunday of Lent, March 08, 2009

Journey through the Season of Lent

Time of possibilities and growth

During this Season of Lent we are taking themes for the five weeks. The focus this week is on family and community. We light a candle in each of the churches for all the varying needs of families in our parish community. The family is the nucleus of our community and is called the domestic church. Christian values are first learned in the family. For example the values of caring, sharing, looking out for the other, prayer are all learned in the home. Through the centuries we have seen how parents cared for their families and the sacrifices they made to make life better for the next generation. The greatest gift that we can give to the next generation is the values that are at the heart of the Gospel, the Good News – God’s love for us and the sharing of that wonderful love with one another.

Lord, bless all families in our parish community with the grace and strength they need to face the varying challenges and needs of our time. May they discover new seeds of possibilities wherever new challenges arise. We ask this in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Prayer basket is placed in the sanctuary area of each church
for your welcomed prayer intentions.

Trocáire Boxes are available in the Porch of each Church

Mooncoin teams come good in County Championships last weekend.
U15: Girls Singles Winner - Joanne Kelly. Girls Singles runner up - Deirdre Walsh. Girls Doubles Winners - Joanne Kelly, Marianne Walsh. Mixed Doubles Runners up - Joanne Kelly & Dean Shortall (Moonenroe).
Shield: Girls Singles Runner up - Maeve Lowry. Girls Doubles runner up - Niamh Sanders, Maeve Lowry. Boys Singles runner up - Cormac Fleming. Boys Doubles runner up - Niall Brophy, Eoin Purcell.
U17: Girls Doubles runners up - Laura Wall, Rachel Holden (Mullinavat).
Shield: Girls Singles runner up - Hannah Ryan. Girls Doubles winners - Miriam Purcell, Sarah Crowley. Mixed Doubles runners up - Aidan Tracey, Shauna Walsh. Congratulations to all.

RESULTS: U14 Football League - Barrow Ranger 4-5 : Mooncoin 3-7.
Minor Training every Monday and Thursday at 7.30pm in he GAA Complex.
Please visit

€200 - Tom Thompson, Roseleigh. €100 - Catriona Crowley, Mddlequarter. €50 - John Joe Kinsella, Dournane. €20 - Jackie Murphy, Nicholastown; Willie Walsh, Clogga; Bridget Dunphy, Tubrid; Damien Kelly, AIBP; Richie Hogan, Clogga; Joe Murphy, Aglish; Nicky Henebery, Ballybrazil; Kitty Delahunty, Portnahully; Johnny Egan, Cloncunny; John Foley, Main Street; Mickie & Robbie Kearns, New Road; Chloe Quinn, Polerone Green; Tommy Mackey, Riverquarter; Ellie Cochrane, Dournane Road; Padraig Tobin, Polerone; Bridget Holden, Suir Crescent; Sr Maura, Convent; Matt Williams, Ashgrove; Roy Foran, Ardera; Maureen Kearns, Aglish.

Silver Circle draw at the Parish Office, Tuesday at 9pm.

Are now taking applications for new entrants for September 2009. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office (9.30am to 12.30pm). Closing date for applications is Friday, April 3. Phone: Boys’ School 895411. Girls’ School 895503.

Thanks to all who helped with or contributed to our recent collection.

Anyone who might like to donate a Sacred Vessel to the Missions in Memory of a deceased family member or relative please contact 895483 or 086 0764783 before March 11.
Next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 12, at 7.30pm in the Convent.

We are seeking 20 unemployed people looking for a career in Care. Training course at FETAC Level 5 supported by the Department of Social and Family Affairs. The successful applicants will be placed on a panel to work with Oak Tree Home Care in the Kilkenny area. Please visit for an application form or phone 059-9142208.

Monthly collection Next weekend March 14/15. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at 8.00pm.

MINISTERS: Mar 14 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Declan Walsh. Mar 15 (10am) Mary Hassett, Josephine Rowe. Mar 16 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Mary Murphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 14 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.

MINISTER: Mar 15 - Katherine Hogan.
READER: Mar 15 - Kitty Kinsella.
Thomas Fielding, Rathkieran; Joe Doyle Luffany; Edmond & Ellen Kenny, Cussana; Willie Tobin, Chapel View; Cait Cantwell, Tramore/Grange; Laurence Cantwell, Chapel St.; Linda Holden, Clonmore; Walter O’Keeffe, Poleron John Croke, Chapel St.;Walter McDonald, Emil; Johnny Walsh, Dournane Road; Cait Cantwell, Tramore/Grange; John Croke, Chapel Street; Tom O’Brien, Mooncoin/London; John Keane, Ballytarsney; Mary Kate Falconer, Tobernabrone.