27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 04,2009

May everyone be happy and safe and may their hearts be filled with joy.
May all living beings live in Security and in Peace –
Beings who are frail or strong, tall or short, big or small
visible or not visible, near or far away,
Already born, or yet to be born.
May all of them dwell in perfect tranquility.
Let no one do harm to anyone. Let no one put the life of anyone in danger.
Let no one, out of anger or ill will, wish anyone any harm.

South Kilkenny Historical Society
South Kilkenny Historical Society have organised a bus trip to Dublin on Thursday, October 29, visiting the National Archives, National Library and Ordnance Survey Office. The purpose of this trip is to highlight what is available from these repositories and encourage their use. Further information and booking details from Kathleen Laffan - 051-885278.

Mooncoin GAA
Camel Race Night in support of the Senior and Juvenile Clubs is on Saturday, October 10 at the Royal Oak Lounge at 9.00pm. All are welcome to what promises to be a fun night out.

Camogie News
Result: Junior B County Semi-Final: Mooncoin 2-2, O’Loughlins 1-4.
Fixture: Junior B County Final against Tullaoan in Thomastown at 11.00am on Sunday, October 4. Please come show your support for the club and your parish.

Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Kilkenny Leader Partnership will offer a free, one to one, confidential service reviewing individual’s employment options including: interview skills, c.v. preparation, upskilling, further training and options for off- farm employment, including information on schemes, farm assist and new enterprise options at the Citizens Information Centre, Mooncoin, on Thursdays from 10.30am – 12.30pm. No appointment necessary. Phone 051-898820 for further information.

Looking for Transition Year & 5th Year students to take part in our Drugs Programme at 7pm on Monday, Oct 5, in the Boys’ School, or contact the Parish Office, 895123, or Christine Kelly, 087-6970083. Interesting, informative and lots of fun! Look forward to seeing you.

AGM on October 8 at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room Caritas. All welcome.

AGM on Friday, October 9 in The Royal Oak. All new members welcome.

Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.

GlenRua Art
Experimental Drawing and Painting Classes. We will be re-commencing classes at The Old Vocational School, Slieverue, mid October, for eight weeks. For more information please phone Annette at 086-8514545, or Yvette at 086-8550221. Why not come and join us to discover the how and why of drawing and painting.

READERS: Oct 11/18 (11am) Joe Cashin, Ann Purcell.

MINISTERS: Oct 10 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Mary Murphy. Oct 11 (10am) Eileen Williams, Josephine Rowe.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 10 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan.

MINISTER: Oct 11 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Oct 11 - Pat Kinsella.
ALTAR SERVERS: Oct 11 - Aidin & Ciaran Quilty.

Richard Croke, Chapel Street; Eily Crowley, Riverquarter; Eamonn Kelly, The Cross; Mary Ryan, Rathkieran & Ballincur; Thomas Murphy, Ballincur; Hannah Murphy Ballincur; Patrick O’Brien, Main Street; Catherine & Jack Purcell, Luffany; Eddie Byrne, Chapel Street; Anastasia Malone, Tulaha.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 27, 2009

Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth
in the present moment,
To appreciate the peace and beauty
that are available now.
Peace is all around us –
In the world and in nature-
And within us-
In our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace,
We will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
It is a matter of practice.

Irish Pilgrimage Trust
Sincere thanks to the generous people of Mooncoin & Carrigeen who contributed so generously to the Church Gate Collection for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. A total of €413.78 was collected. The Trust takes young people, with special needs to Lourdes at Easter every year. Application forms for future trips are now available, for further information please phone 051-646074. Should you know someone special why not nominate that person? Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

Mooncoin Badminton AGM will take place on Monday, September 28 at 8pm in the Sports Complex. Anyone interested in joining can register on the night.

Mooncoin Vintage Club
Mooncoin Vintage Club would like to thank all who helped and supported the Show Day at Rathkieran last Sunday. A great day was had by all. Once again thanks to one and all.

Irish Dancing Classes
Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.

Mooncoin GAA
Camel Race Night on October, 10 in The Royal Oak Lounge. This is an important reminder to those who are selling camels and getting sponsorship for this event. All cards with the money need to be returned to James Grace, or Eugene Fitzgerald on, or before Thursday, October 1 - this will allow time to have race booklet printed. Thank you.

Monthly Mass of St. Josephs Young Priests Society
Will take place on Thursday October 1, at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel.

St. Vincent dePaul Conference Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at 8.00pm.

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland
The Waterford/South Kilkenny branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (M.S.I.), would like to thank all who supported the Harvest Dance in The Rising Sun, Mullinavat. A very enjoyable night was had by all.

CLEANERS:Oct 03/10 Bridget McGrath, Pauline Tobin, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Elsie McGrath.

MINISTERS: Oct 03 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Teresa O’Neill. Oct 04 (10am) Mary Hassett, Yvonne Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 03 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

MINISTER: Oct. 04 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: Oct. 04 - May Coady.
CLEANERS: Oct 03/10 - M. Fahy, A. Walsh.
ALTAR SERVERS: Oct 04 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.

Walter & Kitty Delahunty, Portnascully,
Phil Radick, Chapel View & Wembley;
Nellie Doyle, Ballygorey & Rocketts Castle; James Fogarty, Ballinamona, Kilmacow; Frank Bradshaw, Main Street.

25th sunday in Ordinary Time, September, 20, 2009

GAA Complex
The Sports Hall is now complete and will be available for Indoor football, Badminton etc. from Oct 1. For bookings call 086 3854101.

Every Tuesday at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex.

AGM in Carrigeen Community Hall on Wednesday, Sept 30 at 8pm.

Educational opportunities for adults and school leavers commencing in September.
Computer Applications and Office Administration, course is One year's duration., certified by FETAC, Level 5 and can be taken onn a full-time or part-time basis.
Maintenance grants are available to eligible students. PHONE 051 895112 for enrolment details and further information.

Juvenile GAA
Congratulations to our under 10’s, under 9’s, under 8’s and under 7’s teams that have recently enjoyed a series of challenge games and blitz events. Our youngest club members have shown great skills and abilities in the games. The club would like to thank the coaches and parents for the commitment and support to the teams. Result: U14 hurling championship Mooncoin 3-11 : Clara 3-1.

Meeting on Thursday, September 24, at 8.30pm in Mullinavat Hall (opposite Church).

Mooncoin GAA Camel Race Night
Mooncoin Senior and Juvenile Clubs are jointly running a Camel Race Night on Saturday, October 10 at 9.00pm in the Royal Oak Lounge, Rathkieran, Currently camels are been sold across the parish and beyond! It promises to be a great social event. More details can be found on our website

Starts Tuesday, Sept 29 in Kilkenny, for 1 full day oer week for 11 weeks, Call Vision Training on 059-9142208 or 086 1704157.

Kilmacow Community Centre
Aerobics Class on September 21, from 8pm to 9pm
Circuit Training on September 23, from 8pm to 9pm
Pilates Monday 10.30am – 11.30am Wednesday 8pm – 9pm.
For more information contact Noel 087 7592201.

Hall Committee
A meeting will be held in the Parish Office on Tuesday, September 22, at 8pm. Could all members please attend if possible.


Scripture & Light
Taste & see the Lord is good. Interesting weekend exploring the scriptures with Fr. Patsy Kelly from 8.00pm Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 in the Nagle Chapel attached to the church. All welcome to one or all sessions. Contact Sr. Mary 051 895114 or the Parish Office 051 895123.

Drama Classes
Commenced September 14 at Mooncoin Parish Hall. Places still Available Times 3.30 – 4.30pm 4-7 year olds & 4.30 - 5.30pm 8-12 year olds. 10 week Term €80.00. Flexible Payment. Contact Conor Halpin 087 2225225.

READERS: Sept 26/Oct 3 (6.30pm) Elaine Delahunty, Sr Mary Lenehan. Sept 27/Oct 4 (11am) Margaret Grace, Liz Knox.

ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 2 6 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Murphy.

We commend to your generous prayers, John Hyacinth D’Arcy, Elm House/Athenry, who was interred during the week.
May he Rest in Peace.

Mary Quigley, Ballytarsney.

William Fewer, Ballygriffin; Michael Foskin, Tim Durney, Jamestown Piltown; Billy Laffan, St. Annes Terrace; James O’Brien, New Road; Ann Dobbyn, Comeragh View.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 13, 2009

Day Care Centre will re-open on Wednesday, September 16, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are most welcome.

We would like to congratulate Cathy Jones, Rathkieran, on 1st place in the Senior Flute competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009.

Tommy & Marian Ryan would like to take this opportunity to thank all their customers for their support over the 18 years. Mass will be offered for your intentions. They would also like to wish Pauline, Gemma & Owen all the best in the years to come.

The Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. We support this from our shop in Ballybricken, Waterford. We are totally dependant on volunteer labour and the generosity of our donors. We would appreciate any clothing, toys, books, or furniture, that may be surplus to your requirements. If you have any query about a donation please ring the shop at 879425.

To mind children in minders own home. Contact 895233.

And much more. Great Quality at Affordable Prices. Contact Owen for a Free Quote - 086-2334633.

PLC Course available, for more information call 895112.

Commencing September 14, at Mooncoin Parish Hall. Times 3.30pm – 4.30pm for 4-7 year olds and 4.30pm - 5.30pm for 8-12 year olds. 10 week Term €80.00. Flexible Payment. Contact Conor Halpin 087 2225225.

St. Vincent dePaul Conference Meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 8.00pm. Monthly collection next week end September 19/20. Thank you for all your continued support.

Aerobics Class starting Monday, Sept. 21st 8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. for 10 nights. Course €80. Registration Monday 14th 8 - 9 p.m.
Circuit Training Class - starting Wednesday 23rd Sept. 8 - 9 p.m. Registration: Wednesday 16th 8-9 p.m. 10 nights. Course €80.

A meeting to be held in the convent on Thursday, September 16, at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

Thanks to all who contributed to the S.O.S. Annual Collection in August. €760.00 collected in the Parish of Mooncoin.

CLEANERS: Sept 19/26 Nellie Phelan, Margaret Fielding, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Teresa Dermody.

MINISTERS: Sept 19 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Anne Walsh (C). Sept 20 (10am) Mary Hassett, Noreen Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 19 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.

MINISTER: Sept 20 - Mai Coady.
READER: Sept 20 - Tom Reddy.
CLEANERS: Sept 19/26 - J. Corcoran, J Bardon.
ALTAR SERVERS: Sept 20 - Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.

We commend to your generous prayers Eileen Finnegan, 27 Mooncoin Heights, who died recently. May she Rest in Peace.

Kathleen Crowley, Polerone;
Peter Fitzgerald, The Cross, Mooncoin;
Kathleen Falconer, Clonmore;
James Delahunty, Portnahully.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 06, 2009.


Bookings 2009/2010

All bookings and payments should be made through the Parish Office, Monday to Friday, 9.03am - 1pm. Phone; 895123.

Charges for use of Hall
  • Parish Volunteers working with Parish groups, i.ei. Youth Groups, the cost is €10 per hour.

  • All other bookings cost €20 per hour.

  • Adequate supervision must be available and provided by the group involved.

  • Any danages, or breakages must be paid for.

  • Any rubbish incurred must be removed by the hirer at the end of the session.

  • Any groups using the Hall must have their own insurance cover. This will discussed at the time of booking.

  • If for any reason a group has to cancel a booking, please inform the Parish Office.

Backstage Rooms

There are quantities of clothes, equipment, etc, left in one of the rooms backstage since last leason. We would ask the group leaders to remove any items they wish to keep. Anything left will be disposed of by September 15.

More hoodies are being ordered this week. Anyone who wants one should contact Mai on 086 3854714 before Wednesday. Members are reminded that all money is due for shorts, hoodies and membership.


The Mother and Toddler Group will reume after summer break on Tuesday, September 8, 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome


The Moocoin Bridge Club would like to put on Bridge Classes for beginners this Autumn. Anyone interested should contact Melwyn at 087-6383127. Venue and day of week of classes will depend on level of interest.

Dick Moore will be at 5 Mooncoin Heights on Wednesday, September , at 8pm.


The World Suicide Prevention Day will be marked on September 12, in McDOnagh JUnction Sopping Centre, Kilkenny. The Lifeline network will host stalls from a number of support agencies. There will also be dance, music and art activities for all the family to enjoy. This event will take place from 1pm to 5.30pm. All are welcome.


The Youth Club will re-open on Tuesday, September 22. As there are less leaders this year there will be limited places for members. Application forms for members will be available on Tuesday, September 8, between 7.30pm and 8pm in the Supper Room. They can be returned on Tuesday, September 15, between 7.30pm and 8.00pm to the Parish Hall. If there is anyone who would like to help out in the Youth Club and has a few hours to spare, please feel free to call to the Parish Hall on either of these nights, to talk to our Club leaders.


We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently.

Cian John Kennedy, Barrabehy; Stephanie Alice Phelan, Kilcraggan; James Noel Walsh, Cloncunny.

Mooncoin/Carrigeen. Annual Church Gate Collection weekend September 05/06.


We commend to your generous prayers Peggy Brady (nee O'Meara) Dublin, formerly Chapel Street, and Beatrice Morris, Clonmore, who died recently. May they Rest in Reace.


Anastasia Dermody, Ballincur;

Pat Foley, Chapel Street;

John Everett & Esther Everett, Dournane Road;

Edward Delahunty, Luffany;

Margaret Delahunty, Luffany.