Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 26 marks the 225th Anniversary of the death of Nano Nagle in 1784. In 1775 she founded the Presentation Congregation at Cove Lane, Cork.
Across the five continents Presentation Sisters, associates and friends will celebrate the Jubilee Year if Nano’s death. This Jubilee Year was launched on Christmas Eve 2008 and will continue until Christmas Eve 2009. The Presentation Sisters came from Kilkenny to Mooncoin in 1830 to begin a school in the village.
We, the Sisters, invite the people of Mooncoin to let us know how they would like to celebrate this event in our parish, by bringing to life the new hope and enjoyment in these days of recession, as Nano did in the years of the Penal Laws in the 18th century.
We will be delighted to hear your ideas by phone, 895114, or by post, by the end of May.
There will be a pilgrimage to Cove Lane, Cork, during the summer.
Books on the life of Nano Nagle are available on loan from the Convent.

Invites you to ‘Healthy Ageing’ Part 2. A free information day in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny on Tuesday, April 28. Registration and Refreshments at 10am followed by the Information Sessions at 10.30am. The day will be launched by Mr John McGuinness TD, Minister for Trade and Commerce. Guest speakers will discuss, Creating Wills, Elder Abuse, Depression and Dementia, Keeping Safe and the launch of the Kilkenny Directory of Services. Information stands will be available. For more information contact Debbie Kavanagh on 056 7785004.

RESULTS: Paddy Grace U14 Feile na Gael Tournament: Mooncoin 7-14 : Callan 2-4. Glenmore 4-2 : Mooncoin 1-6.
The Juvenile GAA Club would like to thank all those who contributed and helped with the recent successful bag pack at Blanchfields Centra, Mooncoin. In particular, thanks is expressed to Michael Blanchfield for his continued support. Please visit to keep updated with results, fixtures and match report.

Marfans Syndrome Research are holding a Golf Classic on Saturday, May 9, at Mountain view Golf Club, Ballyhale. Teams of 4: €200.00. 18 holes, 3 course meal, Winning Teams, Longest Drive & Nearest the Pin Prizes. For more information/booking please contact Kieran McGrath on 087-9793837.

Exercise class with music at Comerford’s Pub, big lounge at 8pm every Tuesday.
For more info call Jessika 085 1667407. Please bring your own mat.

Junior Results: April 12, Mooncoin 4-10 : Windgap 1-4; April 19, Mooncoin 4-8: Bennetsbridge 0-9.

Debs and evening wear for sale. Contact Melanie, 087 7843148, or Mags, 087 7530892.

We welcome into our Faith Community Charlie Joseph Mackey, Riverquarter, who was baptised recently.

Birdie and Sonny Murphy would like to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness to me. Those who sent Mass Bouquets and visited me during my stay in hospital. Holy Mass will be offered for their intentions. Birdie Murphy

Parents wishing to enrol their child for September 2009, who have not already completed an enrolment form are asked to do so, as soon as possible. Enrolment forms are available from the school. Phone 895411 between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Meeting at Parish Office Wed., April 29, at 8pm, for all those interested in getting involved.

CLEANERS: May 02/09 Kathleen O’Brien, Joan Scahill, Fiona Walsh, Kay Dunne.

MINISTERS: May 2 (8pm) Anna Walsh (C), Teresa O’Neill. May 3 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Margaret Brennan.
READERS: May (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. May 3 (10am) Una Walsh, Brian Pheasey.

MINISTER: May 3 - Kathleen Kearns.
READER: May 3 - Marjorie Godinho.
CLEANERS: May 2/9 - A Walsh & A Walsh.

Jimmy Dooner, Carrick Rd.

Sean Dunphy, Lismatigue;
James Tobin, Ballymountain;
Michael Kenny, Cussana;
Paddy Walsh, Carrick Road;
James & Ellen Brogan, Clonmore;
Mai Finn, Grange Rd;
John & Margaret Delahunty, Polerone;
Peggy Laffan, St Anne’s Tce;
Eileen O Keeffe, Carrick Rd;
Billy Grant, Grange.

Second Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2009

Supported Employment
Supported Employment is an initiative that enables and empowers people with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market.It is a free and confidential service to both employers and employees. We can help all candidates throughout County Kilkenny who are over eighteen years of age and have a disability for example; Intellectual, Mental Health, Physical, Sensory or Hidden.We offer a wide range of services to our candidates for example; • Support with career planning, CV preparation and interview experience.• Sourcing of suitable employment to match your skills and abilities.• Advice and support to assist you in preparing for work.• On the job support.• Assistance in becoming part of the regular workforce and enjoying social and financial advantages.We also facilitate employers with:• Assessing your recruitment needs.• Providing you with suitable employees to fill your position.• Matching your needs as an employer with the skills, knowledge and experience of suitable candidates.• Providing support, if necessary, with induction, on the job training, evaluation and monitoring.• Providing you with advice and information on relevant grants and schemes.Should you require more information about Supported Employment, or if you would like to avail of the service please see the below contact details. KASES, Unit 1, 3rd Floor, Desart House, New Street, Kilkenny. 056-7772549.

Hoodies and skirts available in various sizes, please contact Collette Doyle (086-8354844) or Mai Murphy (086-3854714).
The Club would to congratulate Sarah Crowley and Deirdre Walsh, who have made the U16 and U14 County Panels.
Training has now commenced. New members always welcome, please contact one of the above numbers.

The course will take place over 5 Tuesday nights, starting April 21. The course is free and offers existing and potential childminders a chance to meet up, have their questions answered and gain useful information. To book a p
lace or get more information please contact Helena on 056-7752865. This course is organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee.

Please look after my family today
And be with me as I play with my friends.
Please help children who are hungry
And grown-ups who can’t find a job.
Please take care of people who are sick
And be with those who are lonely.
Please teach me to care for your world,
Your animals, plants and trees.
Please remind me of your love - all the time.

MINISTERS: April 25 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Suzanne Halley. April 26 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: April 25 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).

MINISTER: April 26 - Helen Brennan.
READER: April 26 - Helen Quinn.

Philomena & Pat Dunphy, Ballytarsney;
Margaret Kinsella, Ballincur;
Margaret Connolly, Kilkenny;
Jim & Molly Hearne, Kilnaspic.

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Message
A time filled with New Possibilities
In the present climate there is much gloom, between the budget, the odd bad weather day and the economy national and global etc. In the midst of suffering, darkness and depression there is light at the end of the tunnel. I heard a little joke recently – Due to cut backs the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off. The light at the end of the tunnel of Holy Week is Christ risen to new life. He is the Light of the world. Let our thoughts turn towards that first Holy Week… the apostles and friends of Jesus were devastated by the fact that their Lord and Saviour was crucified with two criminals. What a downturn it must have been for them. They had given their everything to Jesus and now what was there but suffering, death and that it would possibly be the same for them. Those words in the Gospel to Mary: ‘It is I’, ‘Why look among the dead for someone who is living’, or words to Thomas… ‘doubt no longer but believe’. These are but a few of the words of encouragement. I join with the Good News in giving words of encouragement – Christ is for us the Light of the World. May He who strengthened the first disciples strengthen you and your families this Easter time. May every grace and blessing be yours this Springtime and may the love of God reign in your hearts and homes as we journey together in the ways of the Lord. I take this opportunity to thank one and all who helped in the Easter ceremonies and I wish you a Happy Easter and may all your loved ones experience the love of the risen Jesus. Fr. Eamonn O’Gorman P.P.

The parish office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, April 13/14. It will re-open on Wednesday morning at 9.30am.

The family of Michael O’Keeffe, ‘Suirview’, Polerone, Mooncoin, would like to thank most sincerely the many people who sent him Get Well Cards and Mass Bouquets and the numerous people who also visited him while he was in hospital in both Waterford Regional and St James’ Hospital in Dublin. Michael and his family are most appreciative for the many kind regards and good wishes that were extended to him during his long stay in hospital. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Primary School Results: Mooncoin 3-8 : Piltown 1-1. Mooncoin 0-4 : Graig 1-6.
School Fixtures: Mooncoin v Castlecomer on Thursday, April 23 in the Complex.
W.C.L. Results: Mooncoin 1-4 : Mount Sion 3-3.
Club coaching at Carrigeen School during lunch break every Monday. Next school team training on Monday, April 20 in the Complex at 3.30pm.
A big welcome to all the boys and girls who joined the club recently. Beginners training takes place every Sat at 4.00pm in the Complex. Helmets, hurleys and club gear will be on sale on training days.

Carrigeen: June 5, 8pm
Mooncoin (Old) : June 9, 7.30pm
Mooncoin (New): June 12, 7.30pm
Kilnaspic: July 16, 7.30pm

Our annual display will take place next weekend April 18/19 in the Parish Church, before and after all Masses. Please come and view.

Monthly Collection next week end April 18/19.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 8.00 pm.

We, as a parish, are grateful for the time and dedication that Fr. Dermot Ryan has and continues to give to us over the past number of years and wish him every grace and blessing as is reaches the final stages of the journey towards his Doctorate.

READERS: Apr 18 (6.30pm) Sean Hassett, Elaine Delahunty. Apr 12/19 (11am) Joe Cashin, Ann Purcell.
CLEANERS: Apr 18/25 - Jo Laffan, Ena Laffan, Joan Foskin, Katrina O’Keeffe.

MINISTERS: April 18 (8pm) Mary Murphy, Declan Walsh. April 19 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Catriona O’Reilly.
READERS: April 18 (8pm) Tony & James Gaynor. April 19 (10am) Ronan & Eilish Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: April 18 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

MINISTER: April 19 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: April 19 - Padraig Kirwan.
CLEANERS: April 18/25 - M. Gilmartin, M. Rochford.

Mary Esther McDonald, Emil.
Thomas Walsh, Portnahully.
John Connolly, Abbeyleix.
Bill Walsh, Rathcurby.
Michael Norris, Clogga.
Mary Holden, Main Street.
Catherine Durney, Jamestown, Piltown.

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, April 05, 2009

Monday, April 06
Mooncoin: 7.00pm Stations of the Cross
Carrigeen: 8.30pm Station of the Cross (Confessions after Mass)

Tuesday, April 07
Mooncoin: 7.30pm. Mass of Healing (Confessions after Mass)

Wednesday, April 08
Mooncoin: 9.20am. Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass followed by Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
10.00am -11.00 am. Benediction
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny: 7.30pm Mass of Chrism

Holy Thursday, April 09
Kilnaspic: 6.30pm Mass - Confessions 6pm before Mass.
Mooncoin: 8.00pm Mass of The Lord’s Supper
Carrigeen: 8.00pm Mass of The Lord’s Supper.
Tenebrea – Service of Shadows; is a most beautiful, powerful service that begins just after Holy Communion on Holy Thursday Night. This service leads you into an experience of the humanness of Jesus as he goes out into the night to meet his fate.

Good Friday, April 10 - Day of fast & Abstinence
Mooncoin: 3.00pm Passion of the Lord
8.00pm Our Lady of Sorrows Service & The Kissing of the Cross
Carrigeen: 3.00pm Passion of the Lord
Kilnaspic: 7.30pm - Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 11
Carrigeen: 8.00pm - Vigil Mass
Mooncoin: 8.00pm - Vigil Mass (No 6.30pm Mass)

Easter Sunday, April 12
Kilnaspic: 9.00am Mass
Carrigeen: 10.00am Mass
Mooncoin: 11.00am Mass

Masses for Easter Week
Mooncoin: Tuesday 7.30pm and Wednesday to Friday 10.30am

With every good wish and blessing this Holy Week & Easter time. Fr. Eamonn.

A very important meeting will be held in Comerford’s Lounge on Wednesday, April 8, at 8pm.
The purpose of the meeting is to start the process of organising a fund-raising campaign for a very sick child in the Parish. Please come along and show your support.

Congratulations to our U13 league team who took 1st place in the Leinster Juvenile League finals held at Baldoyle, Dublin last weekend and to our U15 League team who came runners up to the Dublin team. As our badminton season comes to a close the committee would like to thank all our members, selectors and managers for a great year and look forward to seeing you all in September.

Mooncoin GAA are looking for hurling helmets in good condition that can be used for the primary schools – if you have any to donate that are in good condition please give them to any coach/trainer in the club or call Eugene Fitzgerald on:085 7387013.
Please visit to keep updated on fixtures in April.

Cake Sale & Raffle for Easter Egg this weekend, in the Hall after Masses. Also, there will be a collection box for the ‘Make a Wish’ to recycle mobile phones as part of our fundraising.

Ann Marie Jacob from the parish will be visiting the stricken area in May, to carry out much needed charity work. A perfume/make up basket is in Centra Supermarket for fund raising. Tickets €2 a strip, 3 strips for €5. All money raised will be used to improve the lives of children in an orphanage in Grozova. In addition money raised will also be used to provide medical supplies and building materials.

We welcome into our Faith Community Jack Gerard Walsh, Polerone and Harry Edmond Lonergan, Polerone, who were baptised recently.

READERS: April 5/12 (11am), April 9 (8pm) Ann Lee. Margaret Grace.

READERS: April 09 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Suzanne Halley, Mary Hassett. April 10 (3pm) Teresa O’Neill, Anne Walsh (C), Yvonne Pheasey. April 11 (8pm) Bill Healy, Dick Madden, Mgt Brennan. April 12 (10am) Eileen Williams, Noreen Walsh.
READERS: April 11 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Louise Walsh. April 12 (10am) Laura Pheasey, Lynn Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: April 11 Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

MINISTER: April 12 - Richard Hogan.
READER: April 12 - Aiden Quilty.

Michael & Michéal Phelan, Middlequarter; Dermot Keane, Ferrybank; Josie Foran, Comeragh View; Mick Jones, New Road; Johnny, Catherine & Richard Jones, New Road; Jimmy O’Keefe, Dournane Road; William Reville, Suir Crescent; Liam & Peter Walsh, Ballincur; Thomas Everett, Dournane Road. John Madden, Ballymountain; Kathleen Nolan, Whitehall; Esther Delahunty, Portnascully Mill; Nora Phelan, Polerone; Mai Oliver, London; James Barden, Kilnaspic; Thomas Fitzgerald, Cashel.

Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2009

Sponsored Walk on Sunday, June 14, at 12 noon, at the Walking Track in the GAA Complex. Sponsorship cards are available from Day Care committee members, or from Billy O’Keeffe 051-895933.

St Vincent DePaul Conference meeting
Tuesday, March 31, at 8pm.

Ann Marie Jacob from the parish will be visiting the stricken area in May, to carry out much needed charity work. A perfume/make up basket is in Centra Supermarket for fund raising. Tickets €2 a strip, 3 strips for €5. All money raised will be used to improve the lives of children in an orphanage in Grozova. In addition money raised will also be used to provide medical supplies and building materials.

Mass in Kilnaspic on Thursday at 7.30pm.
Mass in Mooncoin on Friday at 9.30am.
Mass in Carrigeen on Friday at 8pm.

Results from the County Championships held in Kilkenny recently.
U11 Cup Section:
Girls Singles Winner - Rebecca Twomey
Girls Singles Runner Up - Laura Dillon Dunphy
Girls Doubles Winners - Rebecca Twomey/Laura Dillon Dunphy
Girls Doubles Runners Up - Áine Hewetson/Megan Hewetson
Plate Section:
Girls Singles Runner Up - Aoife Roche
Girls Double Runners Up - Kate Dillon Dunphy/Amy Fogarty (Mullinavat)
U13 Cup Section:
Boys Singles Runner Up - John Fitzgerald
Boys Doubles Winners - John Fitzgerald/ Kieran Dillon Dunphy
Girls Singles Winner - Deidre Walsh
Girls Doubles Winners - Deidre Walsh/Roisin Crowley
Mixed Winners - John Fitzgerald/Deidre Walsh
Plate Section:
Boys Singles runner Up - Eoin Purcell
Mixed Doubles Runners Up - Patrick Walsh/Eleanor O’Neill

U10 hurling training will commence for all children from senior on Sat. April 4 at the Complex from 4pm to 5pm. Any child not registered can register on the day. It is mandatory that all children wear a helmet and football boots. Helmets and hurley’s will be available for purchase on the day. Any parent wishing to help out at these training sessions should contact Mick Holton on 087 7737222. Minor training Mon. & Thurs. at 7.30pm in the Complex.

Dark Brown Leather Sofas. 2 – 2 Seaters. As New. €700 O.N.O. Phone 087 7525536.
Baby Glider. Unwanted Gift. Needs mattress. Can be locked in a stationary position. Suitable from birth – 5 mths approx. €80 (was €199 new) Contact 086 0869557.

€200 – Deirdre Dermody, Aglish. €100 – Linda O’Toole, Mooncoin Heights. €50 – Johnny Foran, Ardera. €20 – Noreen Holden, Polerone; James Mylett, Comeragh View; Liam O’Brien, Comeragh View; Martina Law, Ardera; Mick Holton, Carrigeen; Tommy Mackey, Clonmore; Mary Lacey, Portnahully; John Mahon, Ballybrazil; Breda Delahunty, Portnahully; Johnny Walsh, Ballygriffin; Michael Haley, Hugginstown; Paddy Bowe, Turkstown; Stephen Crowley, Polerone; Anna Hearne, Kilnaspic; Gaby Kelly, Comeragh View; Kevin Grant, Portnascully; Pauline Tobin, Polerone; Eamon Holden, Main St; Roisin Crowley, Riverquarter; Alan Conway, Roseleigh.

Are you a childminder, or thinking about becoming a childminder? Please come along to the information evening in Glenmore Community Hall on Wednesday, April 1 at 7.30pm. For more information please contact Helena, Childminding Advisory Officer with Kilkenny County Childcare Committee on 056 7752865.

"Have you been affected
by the recession"?An information Fair for allFriday April 3 - 11.00am to 7.00pmWaterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road CampusFind out about Education/Training,
Enterprise/Employment, Benefits/Entitlements, Managing Your Money, Voluntary/Community Activity, Health & Wellbeing.

Are holding a Cake Sale & Raffle for Easter Egg on Sat/Sun. April 4/5 in the hall after masses. There will also be a collection box for the ‘Make a Wish’ to recycle mobile phones as part of our fundraising. Your support would be very much appreciated.

A.G.M. of Carrigeen Finance Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 8.15pm in Carrigeen Hall.

CLEANERS: April 04/11 Noreen Holden, Rene Comerford, Alice Conway.

READERS: April 04 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. April 05 (10am) Frances Dunphy, Kate Doody.
ALTAR SOCIETY: April 04 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.

MINISTER: April 05 - May Coady.
READER: April 05 - Mary Gilmartin.
CLEANERS: April 04/11
H. Brennan, C. Dunphy.

Thomas & Catherine O’Brien, Polerone.
Jimmy O’Brien, Polerone. Noel Doyle, Ballymountain.
Margaret Walsh, Lower Corluddy. John Everett, Rathkieran.
Eily Phelan, Portnahully. Ann Doody, Tubrid.
John Walsh, Portnahully. Mary Allen Peel, Carrick Road.
James & Ellen Brogan, Clonmore.
Eamonn Walsh, Mooncoin Heights. Jackie Lannon, Suir Cres.
Margaret Conway, St Anne’s Terrace.
James O’Keeffe, Rathcurby. Edward Browner, Grange.
John Phelan, Dournane. Thomas Everett, Dournane Road.
May Moran, Ballybrazil. James Delahunty, Ballybrazil.