It is time for me to see the flaws of myself
and stop being alarmed.
It is time for me to halt my drive for perfection
and to accept my blemishes.
It is time for me to receive slowly evolving growth.
the kind that comes in God’s own good time
and pays no heed to my panicky pushing.
It is time for me to embrace my humanness,
to love my incompleteness.
It is time for me to cherish the unwanted,
to welcome the unknown,
to treasure the unfulfilled.
If I wait to be perfect before I love myself,
I will always be unsatisfied and ungrateful.
If I wait until all the flaws, chips and cracks disappear,
I will be the cup that stands on the shelf and is never used.
SUSIE LONG HOSPICE WEEK
Hospice Week, organised by the Susie Long Hospice Fund and KCLR96fm takes place October 11 - 17. As part of Hospice Week, “Touch Therapy & See What Really Matters”, a demonstration and explanation of Comfort Touch Therapy by complementary practitioner Denise O’Connell and a practical workshop exploring ways to enrich your daily life, with life coach Siobhan Sims, author of ‘Did Your Day Count?’ takes place at the Ormonde Hotel on Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm. Admission is free, donations to the Susie Long Hospice Fund are welcome. For other Hospice Week events, visit www.susielonghospice.com or Tel: 086-3789250.
WATERFORD HOSPICE SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
To mark the 22nd anniversary of the founding of Waterford Hospice Movement, an ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving will be held in The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street, Waterford, on Thursday, October 14 at 7.30p.m. All are invited to attend.
It’s that time of the year again. Silver Circle Draw 2010/2011 commences again on Tuesday, October 19 at 9.00pm. Promoters must have their names in before Monday, October 18 by 8.00pm. Contact: M Flynn 0876756862. Weekly Prizes of €750. If you’re not in you can’t win.
Mooncoin Children’s Choir recommences on Tuesday evenings in the Supper Room of the Parish Hall between 6pm – 7pm starting next Tuesday, October 12. All children 2nd class and over are welcome to join. Contribution of €1 per family per night is asked.
We welcome into our Faith Community, Emily Jane Fewer, Rozel, Ballincur, who was baptized recently.
IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION
The Waterford Branch of the Irish Kidney Association would like to thank everyone who took part in our Annual 10K Walk from Carrick-on- Suir to Portlaw on Sunday, August 29. We would also like to thank everyone who gave sponsorship and helped in any way to the success of this event. It is very much appreciated. We are a voluntary organisation and all monies raised will go towards patient care and support in our area.
READERS: Oct 16 - (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Michael Connolly.
Oct 17 (10am) Ronan Walsh, Eilish Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 16 - Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.
Seamus Foskin, Polerone. Hanora Foskin, Rathcurby.
We commend to your generous prayers, Elizabeth (Betty) Grant, formerly of Main St. Mooncoin & Dungarvan, who was interred during the week. May she Rest in Peace.
James Corcoran, Grange. Seamus Corcoran, Grange & Kilmacow. Michael Reid, Comeragh View. Eamonn Kelly, The Cross. Margaret O’Keeffe, Glengrant. Thomas Dunphy, Ballygorey. James Holden, Main St. Kay English, formerly of Barabehy & Liverpool.