MOONCOIN: 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.
THE TROUBLE TREE
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."
FROM NEXT WEEK THE GRAPEVINE WILL BE PRINTED EVERY 3 WEEKS UNTIL SEPTEMBER.
WALK FOR LOURDES/HOSPICE FUND
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.
MOONCOIN BOYS’ NATIONAL SCHOOL
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.
MOONCOIN SOCCER CLUB
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.
CORK CITY MARATHON
Congratulations to Tom Roche, Ballincur, and Noel Walsh, Ballygriffin, on completing the recent Cork City Marathon.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
Annual Collection next weekend June 26/27 at all three churches in the parish.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION PILTOWN
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.
MULLINAVAT CLASSIC AND VINTAGE SHOW
Sunday, June 21, In aid of St Beacon’s National School.
Commencing at 12pm.
Special Guest: Richie Kavanagh.
SCHOOL END OF YEAR MASS
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.