A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took them to catch them. "Not very long." they answered in unison. "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families. "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" "We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas. In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. We have a full life." The tourist interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat." "And after that?" "With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise." "How long would that take?" "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years." replied the tourist. "And after that?" "Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, " answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!" "Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the fishermen. "After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends." And the moral of this story is:
Know where you're going in life...you may already be there!!
The Irish Epilepsy Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to last month’s annual Church gate collection and the collectors whose help was greatly appreciated. Amount collected €841.
Sponsored Midsummer climb up Slievenamon in aid of Niall Mellon Township Trust
Sunday, June 27. Leaving church carpark at 12.30pm approx. Bring a packed lunch and drinks. For more information contact Eugene O’Keeffe 086-3649082.
Lots of fresh raspberries available free, just come and pick. Phone: 895518
We are holding two art camps this summer – July 19 to July 23 and August 16 to August 20. 1pm to 2 pm every day. Please contact Annette at 086-8514545 or Yvette at 086-8550221.
Thank you to everyone for all the prayers, candles lit and well wishes during my recent stay in hospital. The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions. Carrie Holden
RESULTS: Intermediate Hurling Round 2 of the Byrne Cup: Mooncoin 0-14 : Mullinavat 2-11
Junior B Hurling League /Championship Round 3: Mooncoin 0-7 : Tullogher/Rosbercon 1-12
Intermediate Hurling Round 3 of the Byrne Cup: Mooncoin 2-12 : Clara 1-18. Junior Hurling League /Championship: Mooncoin 0-12 : Carrigeen 1-11.
FIXTURE: Junior Hurling: Mooncoin take on Slieverue in Mooncoin on Sunday, June at 2pm.
A Family Fun Day will be take place in the Sports Complex on Sunday, July 18 - Underage hurling and camogie games. Barbeque, tea, coffee and cakes. Music. Novelty events. Games start at 1pm.
There will be no 9.30am Mass on Tuesday, June 29. There will be an End of year Mass for the Boys’ School and the Convent School at 10.00am instead. The end of year mass for Carrigeen School will take place at 11.30am on the same date.
We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently. Mia Grace Howley. Sinead Catherine Comerford. Ethan Owens.
TANZANIAN ORPHANAGE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Claire Sullivan, Ashgrove would like to sincerely thank all those who supported her recent fundraising in aid of her volunteer work in the Tanzanian Orphanage programme. Your help is really appreciated. Many Thanks.
MEETING IN CARRIGEEN
There will be a meeting in Carrigeen Hall on Wednesday, June 30 2010 at 8pm concerning the proposed additions to the Record of Protected Structures for Co. Kilkenny. Aine Doyle from Kilkenny Co. Council will be present.
MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP
Mother & Toddler Group finished this week and will start back in September.
MINISTERS: July (6.30pm) Conor Brophy, Brigid McGrath, Birdie Murphy, Hannah O’Shea, Marian Brogan.
(11am) Edward O’Keeffe, Gaby Kelly.
READERS: July 3/10 (6.30pm) Dearbhla Kearns, Triona O’Keeffe. July 4/11 (11am) Sr. Mary Lonergan, John Lennon.
CLEANERS: July 3/10 - Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Margo O’Brien, Martina O’Reilly.
MINISTERS: July 3 (8pm) Dick Madden, Anna Walsh (B). July 4 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Eileen Williams. July 10 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Declan Walsh. July 11 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Josephine Rowe.
READERS: July 3 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. July 4 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey. July 10 - Ned & Eimear Phelan. July 11 - Bill Healy, Paul Derwin.
ALTAR SOCIETY: July 3 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.
July 10 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.
July 4 - Richard Hogan.
July 11 - Bridget Rochford.
July 4 - Pat Kinsella.
July 11 - Kay Quinn.
July 11/18 - A. Dunphy, M. Frisby
July 4 - Claire Bowe, Kate Kearns.
July 11 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.
Kilnaspic Graveyard Mass will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 7.30pm.
Bridget (Cissy) Jones, Carrick Road.
Sr. Josephine Walsh late of the Sisters of Mercy & Clogga.
We commend to your generous prayers the following who died recently. Nicholas Dunne of Dublin & Skelpstown. Mary (May) Kelly of Castlemorris, Hugginstown. May they Rest in Peace.
Winnie McDonagh, Kathleen Carroll, Clonmore.
Michael Jones, Main Street. Patrick Ryan, Ballincur.
Luke Roche, Tubrid. Fr Willie Doyle, Luffany & England.
Pat Walsh, Ballygorey. John Purcell, Polerone.
Mary & Benedict Fewer, Dournane.
Michael & Mary Halley, Ballygorey.
Agnes Foley Main Street. Nora Tobin Main Street.