Life is a Journey

Life is a journey for us ordained
By our creator from heaven above
On a destined road and by him sustained
With fatherly care and abounding love

At times the journey has unwonted trends
Over terrains that are seemingly steep;
How pleasing it is when we’ve rounded the bends
And emerged from depths formidably deep.

Some carry great burdens along the way
Sickness, misfortune and crosses to bear;
Some are oppressed, some wander and stray
But obstacles all succumb to a prayer.

Be the journey short or road may be long
The Lord will call us, discounting our years
And welcome us back to where we belong
To a home without sorrow and tears.

Our forebears of old reached happy demise
And journeyed thank god with temporal ease;
Their beautiful souls found true paradise
With life Eternal and heavenly peace.

This is a journey we all have to make
While bearing in mind the end that shall be
Without any choice but one road to take
To travel upon to Eternity.

Annual collection for flowers will take place at masses on week-ending 1st & 2nd May all donations appreciated.

Carrigeen Church
Choir practice on Monday night at 8pm in preparation for the First Holy Communion. We would like to see a few new members, all are welcome.

Enrolment for Boys’ and Girls’ Schools
Parents wishing to enrol their child in Junior Infants for September 2010, who have not already completed an enrolment form, are asked to do so as soon as possible. Enrolment forms are available from both schools.
Enrolment forms to be returned by Friday April 23.
Phone: Boys’ School: 895411
Girls’ School: 895503

Mooncoin Primary School Hurling Results
Country Cup Mooncoin 6.4 R/Inistioge 3.4
League Mooncoin 0.3 Ballyhale 1.11
League Mooncoin 3.8 Gowran 2.2
League Mooncoin 3.9 Castlecomer 2.1

School Sports
St Senans Athletic Club will hold their Annual School Sports on Wednesday evening 5th May @ 6.30pm in the Kilmacow Sports Complex.
Events for Juniors, Seniors, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,& 6th classes and an inter school relay. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each event. Also a Perpetual Shield will be presented to the best overall school. Entry fee €1. All are welcome.

Pilgrimage to Rome
Last Places available for the pilgrimage to Rome All those interested should contact the Parish office.

Open Gym Session
Tuesday, April 27, from 8pm to 10pm (Men).
A qualified Fitness Instructor will be on hand to provide information on the use of our gym equipment and answer any queries. Light refreshments will be served.

Craic in the Complex
Friday, April 30, The Social committee of the Mooncoin GAA Club are holding an entertainment night of Music Song and Dance in the GAA Complex on Friday 30th April at 9pm. An invitation is extended to all interested Musicians, Singers and Dancers etc. Why not come and join us for ‘Craic in the Complex’ for a great night’s entertainment. No cover charge Refreshments served on the night.

Mooncoin Drugs Peer Education Programme
Peer education for confirmation candidates resumes this coming Monday night the 26th April at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Carrigeen Eucharistic Ministers -Sat. 1st May - Declan Walsh Teresa O’Neill
Carrigeen Altar Society: May 1st : Judy Doherty & Margo Delahunty
Kilnaspic Eucharistic Minister:- Sunday, 2nd May: Ollie Dunphy
Kilnaspic Reader - 2nd May: Mary Gilmartin

Ger Dowling, Carrigeen.

Jerry O’Neill, Elm House; Philip O’Keeffe, Waterford, Mrs Power, Tramore; Alice Dunphy, Polerone; BrIdget (Cissie) Jones, Carrick Rd.

Michael Kenny, Cussana; James Tobin, Ballymountain; Catherine Kinsella, Cloncunny; Sean Delahunty, Lisnatigue; Billy Grant, Grange; James & Ellen Brogan, Clonmore; Paddy Walsh, Carrick Rd; Bridget Thompson, Clonmel; Mai Finn, Grange Rd; Eileen O’Keefe, Carrick Rd.; Mary Holden, Main Street.