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.