REFLECT THE LIGHT
In an article entitled “Reflect the Light2, Roble Nebres tells us about the time he drove to the summit of Mt. Haleakala. After watching the sunset it became dark and he became anxious about the descent down the steep, winding road. When he left the parking lot the median strips on the road suddenly came alive with reflectorized lights. They provided a much needed directional guide on the mountain road.
The reflectors illuminated the way for Nebres, who made his descent down the treacherous mountain road. The reflectors, however, were useless without his headlights shining on them. The light they gave depended on the light from another source. Otherwise they could not help him.
When Jesus told his disciples they were the “light of the world”, he meant they were to be reflectors of the light of God. God is the illuminating source. God provides the light that is reflected from us. And God needs us to be reflectors of God’s light to a world of darkness.
Keith Wagner, Are We Hiding Our Faith?
Wed - Fri: 9.30am
Friday is the feast of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ and ‘World Day of Prayer for the sick’. To celebrate this Feast Day and pray for the sick, elderly and frail, a ‘Special Mass of Healing and Anointing’ will be celebrated on Wednesday February 9 at 3pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
In follow up to our meeting of Tuesday night re: Sacred Music – folk/gospel choir, a practice will be held on Tuesday night in the Nagle Chapel at 8pm. All are welcome.
Next Saturday Evening the young people/teenagers of Colaiste Cois Siuire will prepare the liturgy for the 6.30pm Mass. We thank them and their teachers. All young people/teenagers are welcome to come along and participate. The theme of the mass is ‘Friendship’.
SILVER CIRCLE - WEEK 13
€200: Peggy Madden, Ballymountain. €100: Liam Delahunty, Polerone.
€50: Nicky Dunphy, Ballygorey. €20: Betty Gilmartin, Kilmacow; Maurice Flynn, Mooncoin Heights; Nancy Wall, Filbuckstown; Michael Holden, Convent View; John Fripps, Dungooley; Dena Kennedy, Mooncoin Heights; Seamus Kearns, New line; Seamie Delahunty, Australia; Paul Duggan, c/o Colaiste. Robert Walsh, Ballincur; Una Foley, Main St; Sam Murphy, Old Luffany; Breda Costello, Kilmacow; Elaine Haley, Ballincur; John Hassett, Rathkieran; Michael J. Russell, c/o M. Flynn; Mairead O’Brien, Polerone; Colm Walsh, Polerone; Susan Walsh, Polerone; Caroline Moran, Suir Crescent.
The Club would appreciate anyone who may be willing to donate unwanted kids helmets, which their child may have outgrown.
The Registration night will be held on Friday, February 4. Registration Fees U-14 - €30, U-12 down - €20, Beginners - €20 plus free hurley. Family (3 kids plus) €50. Don’t forget to support our Table Quiz on Friday, Feb 11, in Doyles at 9pm.
Landscape Design Course
A 10 week Landscape Design Course will take place in the Piltown Community Centre on Thursday mornings from 10am-1pm. This course is aimed at social welfare recipients and is facilitated by Kilkenny Leader Partnership. Contact Siobhan Martin on 086 2337307 for more information.
Treat Ireland Run-Sunday, Apr 10 The Phoenix Park Dublin
Race Distance 10km: Entry Fee €28. You can run/walk/jog, for whatever charity you like. A few of us are taking part in the run for the school project in Kilimanjaro. If you would like to join us, please contact the Parish Office: 895123.
Mooncoin/Plounevez Lochrist Twinning Association
Meeting in Comerford's Lounge on Feb 15, at 8pm. All welcome, especially those interested in travelling to Brittany this year. The period envisaged is Aug 11-21 and may include an overnight (subsidised) trip to the Lorient Inter Celtique Festival, which is a huge celebration of our shared culture. For information contact Wally Walsh 087 4170785 or Christine Conway 086 3444387.
Looking for a career in Elder/Child Care? FETAC Level 5 Courses running in February. Communications Module: Feb 10, 11, 18 and 21. Safely & Health at Work Module: Feb 23, 24, 29 & March 4. Care of the Older Person: Mid March dates to be confirmed. Both modules will be held in Carlow from 10am to 4pm. Contact 059 9142208 or visit www.visiontraining.ie to book.
MOONCOIN GAA NOTES
Adult Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 9 at 8.30pm in the Sports Complex.
SCOIL MHUIRE LOURDES (BOYS SCHOOL)
Parents wishing to enrol their son for September 2011 can now contact the school for enrolment forms. School office will be open from 9am – 12:30pm Mon – Fri.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011
Young people from the Diocese of Ossory are invited to attend World Youth Day in Madrid in August 2011. Pope Benedict invited the young people of the Church to gather in Spain this year at the end of the WYD celebration in Sydney in 2008. Ossory will be there! If you are 18 years or older on August 1, 2011 and would like to be part of this world wide pilgrimage, please contact Fr Richard Scriven at 087 242 0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on www.madrid11.com/en
Kilmacow Community Centre
Will hold the following classes beginning February 8. Chariobics for the Over 50's ( €4/class), Body Sculpting and Shape & Tone (€6/class). Contact Jane on 086 216 3280 for times/information. Also Circuit Training Classes continue on Wed 8-9 pm, contact Noel 087 759 2201 for info.
A SINCERE THANK YOU
To everyone who offered prayers and sent mass bouquets to me during my recent illness.
CLEANERS: Feb 12/19
Ena Laffan, Jo Laffan, Joan Foskin, Joan Doran, Catherine Doran.
READERS: Feb 19 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Louise Walsh. Feb 20 (10am) Pat Dunphy, Siobhan Dunphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 12 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.
MINISTER: Feb 13 - Bridget Rochford.
READERS: Feb 13 - Padraigh Kirwan.
ALTAR SERVERS: Feb 13 - Aidin Quilty, Tara Ramaswamy.
CLEANERS: Feb 13/20 - K Barden, K Kinsella.
We commend to your generous prayers, Willie Morahan, Dournane, who died during the week. May he Rest in Peace.
Christopher & Paul Cuddihy, Licketstown,
Liam & Peter Walsh Ballincur.
Anastacia Power, Kilcraggen. John Kinsella, Ardera.
Seamus Doran, St. Judes Mooncoin.
Neddy Kenny, Lower Corluddy. Willie Rowe, Kilcraggen.