THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD, January, 10, 2010

A New Year’s Prayer
May God make your year a happy one!Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;Not by making your path easy,But by making you sturdy to travel any path;Not by taking hardships from you,But by taking fear from your heart;Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;Not by making your life always pleasant,But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,And by making you anxious to be there to help.God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

Parish Hall
Any Group, or individual planning to use the hall during 2010 will need to contact the Parish Office on 895123, giving details of times and dates. This will help avoid double bookings.

FAS – Community Employment Vacancies
Applications are welcome for a placement on the FAS C/E Scheme in the areas of Mooncoin for the coming year. The closing date for all applications is Wednesday, January 13. If you would like to participate in the Scheme, or require further information on the Kilmacow/Slieverue Community Employment Scheme, please contact the FAS Office (Tel 051 – 881984), or email

Irish Dancing Classes
Will resume Tuesday, Jan 12 at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex. Phone 850641. They will also resume in Piltown on Thursday, January 14 in the Hall opposite Anthony’s Inn car park at 6.30pm.

Iverk Show AGM
Monday, January 11, Service at St. Paul's Church of Ireland Piltown at 7.30pm followed by AGM in Community Centre at 8.15pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are welcome.

Blossoms Drama Classes
For children - beginning Monday 18 January 18. Children 4-7 years 3.30pm & 8-12 years 4-5.30pm. Contact Conor on 087-2225225.

Saturday Fun Club
Sports Activities, Games, Arts & Crafts For 4 to 10 Years every Saturday in Kilmacow Community Centre 10am to 1pm. Registration Night Thursday, January 21 from 7pm to 8pm. For More information contact Susan on 087- 2171029.

Circuit Training Class
Starts Wednesday, January 20 running every Wednesday 8pm to 9pm. Registration Night Wednesday, January 13 at 8pm in Kilmacow Community Centre. 10 classes €80. For More info contact Noel on 087-7592201.

Aerobics Class
Get up to the Beat with Jane, starts Monday, January 18 running every Monday 8pm to 9pm. Registration Night Monday, January 11 at 8pm in Kilmacow Community Centre. More info contact Noel on 087-7592201.

St. Vincent dePaul
The Local Conference wish to thank you for your generosity towards the Christmas Collection. The Monthly Collection will be held next weekend January 16/17. Conference Meeting Tuesday Jan 19 at 8.00pm.

Apostolic Society
A meeting will be held in the convent on Thursday 14 at 7.30pm (weather permitting).

Family Communications & Self Esteem
An 8 week parenting course for parents of 9 - 16 year olds will be held in Kilkenny starting the week of January 25. The course is free. Contact Teresa for venues and other details on 056- 7761400, or 087-2349693, before January 20.

READERS: January 17/24 (11am) Michael Keane & Ann Lee.
CLEANERS: Jan 9/16 - Fiona Walsh, Kay Dunne, Kathleen O’Brien, Joan Scahill.

MINISTERS: Jan 16 (8pm) Dick Madden, Mary Murphy. Jan 17 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Mary Hassett.
READERS: Jan 16 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. Jan 17 (10am) Laura Pheasy & Lynn Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Jan 16 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

ALTAR SERVERS: Jan 17 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.

Edward Moore, Rathcurby; James & Bridie English, Carrick Road; Eileen Brooks, (nee Wilson), London; Bridget Lannon, Ballinlough; Liam Mackey, Clonmore; James O'Brien, Grange; Michael Keane, Ballytarsney; Nancy Carbery, Aglish; Cis Mackey, Polerone; Tommy Talbot, St Anne's Tce; William Doran, Liverpool; Jim Grace, Portnahully; Sean Cashin, 16 The Hawthorns; Elizabeth Griffin.