Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 28, 2009

MOONCOIN: Tuesday 7.30pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am.
Saturday - 6.30pm, followed by Confessions. Sunday - 11.00am.
CARRIGEEN: Saturday - 8.00pm. Sunday - 10am. Friday - 8.00pm.
KILNASPIC: Sunday - 9.00am. Thursday - 7.30pm.

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. 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.
ALTAR SOCIETY: July 4 Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson. July 11 - Margaret Phelan (L), Margaret Dunphy. July 18 Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.

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.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 21, 2009

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.

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."


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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to Tom Roche, Ballincur, and Noel Walsh, Ballygriffin, on completing the recent Cork City Marathon.

Annual Collection next weekend June 26/27 at all three churches in the parish.

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.

Sunday, June 21, In aid of St Beacon’s National School.
Commencing at 12pm.
Special Guest: Richie Kavanagh.

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.

The Body And Blood of Christ, June 14, 2009

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.
Fr. Eamonn

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

In Mullinavat
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 monthly collection next weekend June 20/21. Your continued support is much appreciated. Conference meeting Tuesday, June 23 at 8.00pm.

Mooncoin (Old):
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.

The Most Holy Trinity, June 07, 2009


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.

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
the community
would come and enjoy some
light entertainment
while the walk is in progress.
Don’t forget your autograph book. and camera.

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

Mooncoin (New): Friday, 12th June at 7.30pm
Mooncoin (Old) : Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30pm
Kilnaspic: Thursday, 16th July at 7.30pm

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.