SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, February 28, 2010

Moondharraig Players
The group will present “The Country Boy” by John Murphy on Tuesday, March 1 until Sunday, March 7 inclusive at 8.00pm nightly in Mooncoin Hall. We guarantee a really good night’s entertainment, and of course the welcome cuppa at half time as an added bonus!

Recycle Mobile Phones
The Girls’ School are recycling old mobile phones in conjunction with Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. A collection box will be in the Credit Union, or you may send your phones into the school. This comes under our Green Schools Programme. You may also recycle old batteries by sending them into the school.

All those who are traveling to Rome on the Parish Pilgrimage need to fill out a travel form, which is now available in the Parish Office and Sacristy. If possible, please collect your form, complete it, and return it to the office in the coming week. Thank You!
Some places are still available for those who are interested in traveling. Contact the Parish Office.

Anti Cyber Bullying
Abbey Community College Parent’s Association will hold a talk on Anti-Cyber Bullying presented by Dr. Stephen James Minton, Lecturer in Psychology, Trinity College Dublin on Monday, March 8 at 7.30pm in Abbey Community College. All are welcome to attend.

For children of all ages coming to Mooncoin in March. Posters will be in local shops soon. In the meantime if you would like more information please contact Carol on 051 380683, or 087 6357834.

Code of Ethics Course on Tuesday, March 2/9 at 7.45pm in the Complex.
It is imperative that anyone involved in the Juvenile GAA do this course.

Church Gate Collection: €570. Sincere thanks to everyone.

U13 & U11 County Championships held in the Watershed, Kilkenny.
U13 Cup Winners: Girls Doubles: Rebecca Twomey/Ciara Dowling.
Plate Winners:
Boys Doubles: Mark Kearns/Eoghain Walsh. Mixed Doubles: Mark Kearns/ Eleanor O’Neill. Girls Doubles Runners Up: Kate Dillon Duphy/Aoife Roche. Boys Singles Runner Up: Mark Kearns.
U11 Cup Winners: Boys Singles Runner Up: Billy Delahunty. Girls Singles Runner Up: Aoife Roche. Girls Doubles Winners: Niamh Hogan/Triona Walsh. Mixed Doubles Runners-up: Billy Delahunty/ Aoife Roche.
Plate Winners:
Girls Singles Winner: Triona Walsh. Girls Singles Runner-up: Niamh Hogan. Girls Doubles Winners; Shannon Treacy/ Evelyn Hayes. Girls Doubles Runners Up: Megan Lynch O’Connor/Maeve Brennan. (Galymoy Club).

€200 - Eddie Quilty, Nicholastown. €100 - Roisin Daly, Dungooley. €50 - Dave Stephan, Piltown. €20 - Eamonn Holden, Main Street; Breda Hammond, Old Luffany; Statia Walsh, Aglish; Richard Hogan, Clogga; Karl Phelan, Ballymountain; Kitty Walsh; Ballygriffin; Karen Purcell, Mullinavat; Liam O’Keeffe, Polerone; Ned Phelan, Ballymountain; Carmel Purcell, Middlequarter; Paul Winters, Roseleigh; Helen Murray, Ballinlough; Betty Gilmartin, Kilmacow; David O’Shea, St. Anne’s Terrace; Ann Dunphy, Tubrid; Sally Foran, Ardera; David O’Brien, Chapel Street; Tina O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown; Rachel Carroll, Polerone Green; Gerry Dunphy, Tubrid.

Lunchtime Theology in the Parish Hall on Thursday, March 4, at 1pm
Speaker: Fr. Willie Dalton.

FAS Community Employment Vacancies
Applications are welcome for a placement on C/E as Parish Secretary in Mooncoin for the coming year. The closing date for applications is Friday, March 5. If you would like to participate in the scheme, or for further information please contact the FAS office on 881984, or email

Presents a Variety Concert in The Royal Oak on Saturday, March 13 at 8.30pm. Admission €5. Performances by local artists and guests. Coming event.... Midnight Walk on Wednesday, April 14. For sponsorship cards and more information please contact Joe on 087 7612390 or, Kathleen on 051 895528.

There will be Morning Prayer with Mass every Thursday during Lent at 9.20am in Mooncoin Parish Church.

Kilnaspic: Thursday at 7.30pm
Mooncoin: Friday at 9.30am
Carrigeen: Friday at 8pm

CLEANERS: Mar 06/13 Bridget Holden, Margaret Delahunty, Marcie Foran.

MINISTERS: Mar 06 (8pm) Dick Madden, Anne Walsh (C). Mar 07 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Margaret Brennan.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 6 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.

MINISTER: Mar 07 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: Mar 07 - Jason Dunphy.
CLEANERS: Mar 07/14
A. Quinn, K. Hogan.
ALTAR SERVERS: Mar 07 – Ian Long, Fiona Long, Andrew Long.

Teresa Fielding, Rathkieran; Ella Power, Listrolin.

We commend to your generous prayers, Peter Reid, Ballincur, who died recently.
May he Rest in Peace.

Bill Walsh, Crawn; Robert & Margaret Walsh, New Aglish; Mary Hayes, Ardera; Margaret Foskin, Rathcurby; Ellen & Edmond Kenny, Cussana; William Dunphy, Luffany; Pat & Phil Dunphy, Ballytarsney; James & Ellen Guy, Trim; Vincent Guy, Trim.

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, February 21, 2010

Fashion Show
Colaiste Cois Siuire Parents Association will hold a Fashion Show on Friday, March 19 at 8pm in Mooncoin Parish Hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated, as we hope to raise money to buy a difibulator and other equipment for our local school.

The recently formed Mooncoin GAA Social Committee intends to provide a programme of social, recreational activities and events in their newly refurbished indoor complex. Suggestions and ideas for inclusion in this programme by the people of the parish would be greatly welcomed. Boxes for this purpose will be provided in the following locations. All local shops: Parish Office & the GAA Complex from Monday, February 22 for two weeks.
Gym now also open on Tuesdays 10.15am – 12.15pm.
Spaces available for indoor soccer. Tuesday – Friday 6-7pm Wednesday and Thursday 9-10pm.

€200 - Hilary Og Delahunty, Grange. €100 - Seamus Delahunty, Sydney. €50 - Tom Grant, Main Street. €20 - Bill Delahunty, New Road; Cathy Delahunty, Barnacole; Sonny Murphy, Polerone; John Phelan, Skelpstown; Willie Kirwan, Polerone; Kay Lyons, Old Luffany; Audrey Fitzpatrick, Dournane; Patsy Law, Mullinavat; Dylan McGrath, Polerone; Winnie Tyler, Grange; Sr. Carmel O’Connor, Convent; Helen Delahunty, Filbuckstown; James Comerford, Lower Corluddy, Catriona Mackey, Polerone; Martin Murphy, Grange; Siobhan Birchall, Piltown; Paul Norris, Clogga; Eamonn Mackey, Waterford; Ned Delahunty, Portnascully; Fr. Dermot Ryan C.C., Mooncoin.

Soccer Club
Results: UII A: Mooncoin 0 : Ballinroad 2. UII B: Villa 7 : Mooncoin 0. UI3 B: Ballinroad 1 : Mooncoin 9. U15 SFAI CUP: Mooncoin 3 : Dungarvan 1.
This team has now reached the last 32 in Ireland and will play Quay Celtic from Dundalk.
DIV 3 Friendly: Mooncoin 0 : MV Celtic 3.
Kits for Kids – Thanks you to all who collected tokens from the Daily Mail. The kit will arrive in a few weeks. Thank you also to Centra, Spar and Crokes for their help with this exercise.
Champions League Draw – Tickets on sale soon.

If you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and want to study at Vision Training, then you may be able to get up to 100% funding for your course. This means that you get your course for free! Fetac Level 5 Health Care, Child Care, Special Needs. For further details please contact Aislinn on 086 1704157, or visit

Apostolic Society
Many thanks to all for your support of the recent sale our St. Bridget Crosses.

St. Vincent dePaul
Conference Meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 8.00pm.

An accredited computer course will run in Kilmacow Community Centre on Monday mornings.
A Computer Club will run in Piltown Community Centre on Tuesday mornings.
Both will be commencing in the coming weeks. For more information contact, Fiona, Kilkenny Leader Partnership on 898820. Places are limited.

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture
Title: From the South East of Ireland to a New Found Land:
exploring a shared heritageSpeaker: Mr Ray McGrathVenue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church) Date: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 8pm.

READERS: Feb 28/Mar 7 (11am) Margaret Grace, Michael Keane.

MINISTERS: Feb 27 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Haley. Feb 28 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Josephine Rowe.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 27 - Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.

MINISTERS: Feb 28 - Katherine Hogan.
READERS: Feb 28 - Kay Quinn.
ALTAR SERVERS: Feb 28 - Aiden & Ciaran Quilty.

Nellie Norris, Clogga.

David Phelan, Kilcraggan; Mike & Lena Foran, Main Street; William Dunne & Jim Sinnott, Carrick Road; John, Mary & Martin O'Brien, Dournane Rd.; Mikie O'Brien, Ballybrazil; Paddy O'Brien, Main Street; Brigid Grant, Dournane Road; Bill & Anna Corrigan, Ballon, Co. Carlow; Patrick, Edmond, Hannah, Catherine, Walter & Johanna Walsh, Aglish.


Journeying with Jesus
The Ossory Adult Faith Development committee are hoping to offer to all parishes, or as many as would like to avail of it, the opportunity to reflect on the life of Jesus in scripture and story. This will be, by means of a lectio divina style of reflection, an opportunity for people to learn more about Jesus and his importance for our lives today. Two such groups will meet in our parish this lent. If you are interested in meeting for an hour a week to take part in this please contact the parish office.

Evening of Prayer & Reflection for Readers & Eucharistic Ministers
Conscious that so many people volunteer to work as Readers and Eucharistic ministers throughout the diocese, the Ossory Adult Faith Development Committee have decided to offer an evening of prayer and reflection for those who work in these areas. It is hoped that these evenings will provide an opportunity for our Readers and Eucharistic Ministers to reflect upon, and deepen their understanding of their contribution to our parish community. We would like to invite, where possible, all of our readers and Eucharistic ministers to avail of this opportunity. Our parish is invited to attend on Friday, March 26 in The Parish Hall, Ferrybank from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. If you are a Reader, or Eucharistic Minister why not consider making this part of your Lenten journey? If you are free to attend please let us know so that we may pass on approximate numbers. Thank you.

Moondharraig Players
It’s that time of year again! Rehearsals are in full swing for this years production of the ‘Country Boy’ by John Murphy. Producer, Frank Hogan, is currently putting the cast of both old and new through their paces. The play runs from Tuesday, March 2 to Sunday, March 7 in Mooncoin Parish Hall at 8pm nightly. We look forward to meeting and entertaining you all again this year.

Mooncoin GAA
Registration night for Juvenile Club and Camogie Club will take place in the Complex on Friday, February 19 from 7.30pm - 9pm. .All current members are asked to register on the night and all new members are very welcome to join our club.

Mooncoin GAA & Vodafone
Mooncoin GAA has registered with a great scheme with Vodafone, where the GAA Club get 1% of each top up credit, or monthly bill if your number is affiliated with the club. There is no cost to you. Existing Vodafone customers simply need to inform the club of their permission to affiliate the number. Those who wish to transfer to Vodafone can also do so by signing a form at the GAA Complex. This is a really useful scheme for our GAA Club and we would invite all to consider joining it.

Mooncoin Ploughing Association
Annual Ploughing Match at Kilcraggan on Sunday, February 14 at 12 noon.

St. Vincent dePaul monthly collection next weekend Feb 20/21.

Celtic Heart Weekend Retreat
In Grace Dieu Retreat Centre, Waterford, on Saturday, February 27 10am - 5pm and Sunday, February 28 10am – 3pm. Contact Emmaus Productions, 3 Main Street, Tramore. Phone: 391784.

Waterford IT, in conjunction with Coláiste Cois Siúire intend running a course starting in March 2010 - Foundation Certificate in After School Support.
This course is accredited by Waterford IT and is geared towards Parents and interested individuals with a view to working with our after school Homework Club. There is no Fee. It involves 24 hours of tuition, taking in a basic introduction to Child Protection training, Intercultural Awareness and Literacy and Numeracy Interventions, to mention but a few, and 16 hours of work placement. A certificate of participation and attendance will be presented to all who complete the course. For further information contact Tracey Groome at (086) 0448202.

Ash Wednesday
Mass & distribution of ashes.
Mooncoin: 10.30am
Carrigeen: 12.00pm
Kilnaspic: 7.30pm

TRÓCAIRE BOXES can be collected in the porch of all three churches.

CLEANERS: Feb 20/27—Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Martina O’Reilly, Margo O’Brien.

MINISTERS: Feb 20 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Mary Murphy. Feb 21 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.

MINISTER: Feb 21 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Feb 21 - Pat Kinsella.
CLEANERS: Feb 21/28 - K. Walsh, C. Norris.
ALTAR SERVERS: Feb 21—Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.

Billy Daniels, Carrick Road;
Michael O'Brien, Ashgrove;
Tom Phelan, Luffany; Mary Foley, Rathkieran;
Tom Crowley, Barrabehy;
Catherine O'Keeffe, The Pound;
David Power, Kilcraggan;
Anastasia Power, Kilcraggan;
John Reid, England / Ballincur.


July 25 - August 1 - Led by Fr. Eamonn O'Gorman
All major sights of Rome
Trips to Assisi, Subiaco and Castelgandolfo
Audience/Angelus with the Holy Father
COST €1195 (including all taxes)
This price includes the following:
* Return flight from Cork direct to Rome
* 7 nights accommodation in the Irish College B&B
* Refreshments on arrival
* One buffet dinner at the college
* One 4 course dinner in Rome, entertainment and drinks included
* Coach transfers to and from the airport in Italy
* Coach transfer to the catacombs of St Callixtus
* Coach transfer to St Peter’s/Vatican City
* Coach tour of the city by night
* Any other coaching required for the itinerary
* Day trip to Assisi
* Half day trip to Castelgandolfo
* Half day trip to Subiaco
* Guided tours of all places visited
* Tour leader for the duration of the trip.
* Hotel, airport and government taxes
The price does not include:
* Entrance fees to Vatican Museums & Catacombs. (€15 total)
* Single rooms: €20 p.p. supplement per night
* Travel insurance (please consult your booking form)

€200 - Martina Law, Ardera. €100 - Margie Treacy, Ballincur. €50 - Mary Walsh, Grange. €20 - Marie Purcell, Grange; Ena Delahunty, Grange; Danny Doran, Convent View; Eithne Ponce deLeon, Filbuckstown; Richard Hogan, Clogga; John Phelan, Skelpstown; Paudie Purcell, Polerone; Ger Nolan, Grange; John Kennedy, Kilmacow; Tom Henebery, Ballybrazil; Celine Murphy, Grange; Claus Dunne, Newrath; Ciara Law, Ardera; Thomas Dunphy, Glengrant; Karl Phelan, Ballymountain; Eddie Aylward, Silverspring; Joe Dolan, Polerone; Kitty Walsh, Ballygriffin; Sean Behan, Kilmacthomas; Andy Aylward, Mullinavat.

Juvenile GAA
On March 2 & 9 all Club Officers Mentors and Club Officials must attend The Code Of Ethics & Best Practice Course which will be held in the complex. On completion of this course all people who attended will be certified. Updates will be provided coming nearer the course.
Under 11’s-12’s indoor hurling every Sunday from 5pm-6pm. Under 12’s – 13’s indoor hurling every Sunday from 6pm-7pm.
The Club will run a Sports Quiz in Doyle's Bar, Carrigeen on Friday, Feb 12 at 8.30pm sharp. All are welcome with teams of four for €20.

Mooncoin Garda Station
Is now closed for renovations. The Station will now move to Mooncoin Credit Union until works have been completed. Opening Hours displayed at Credit Union.
New Phone Number: 051 896618 Outside Opening Hours: Contact Mullinavat 051 898122

Experimental Drawing and Painting Course
Will take place at the old Vocational School, Slieverue. The course of six weeks will start on Tuesday, February 16, morning and/or evening session available. For more information please phone GlenRua Art, Annette 086-8514545, or Yvette 086-8550221.

Ossory pilgrimage
Bookings are now invited for The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes May 22 to May 27 €720 pps. Those who wish to travel with the main group, or with the sick should contact Eleanor 051 880414 or Mon to Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm (excluding Wednesday).

MINISTERS: Feb 13 (8pm) Anne Wash (C), Declan Walsh. Feb 14 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Eileen Williams.

MINISTERS: Feb 14 - Bridget Rochford.
READERS: Feb 4 - Helen Brennan.
ALTAR SERVERS: Feb 14 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.

Micky Fripps, Dungooley.

Dick & Mary Comerford, Clogga;
James Walsh, Clooneen, Clogga, Joe Norris, Bog Road;
Mary Galvin, Clonea Power; Willie Rowe, Kilcraggan;
Christopher & Paul Cuddihy, Licketstown;
Neddy Kenny, Lower Corluddy; Seamus Doran, St. Judes; John Hearne, Filbuckstown.