THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
When you feel burdened with all there is to do, reassess your priorities. Then do the most important things first, and leave the rest for later.
Applications are now being accepted for The Ossory Pilgrimage, May 22 to 27. The package costs €720 pps and includes bus transport from Kilkenny city to and from the airport, flights to and from Lourdes, bus to and from Tarbes airport, five days full board in a hotel, full pilgrimage programme, all taxes and insurance as well as the services of the Joe Walsh Travel Agency while in Lourdes. Contact Eleanor at 051 880414 weekdays except Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. or firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSE OF PREPARATION EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Ferrybank Hall 8pm - 9pm
Monday, March 28
Speaker Fr. Willie Dalton
Monday, April 4
Speaker Fr. Ollie Maher
Monday, April 11
Speaker Fr. Ray Dempsey.
If you wish to become a Eucharist Minister, please contact the Parish Office, or Fr. Peter.
Lenten Stations are due at this time. Thanks to all who have sent them in. Masses offered for your intentions during the coming week.
Fr Willie Purcell, Vocations Director
Will speak at 11am Mass in Mooncoin Church on Sunday, March 27 about the Reflection Weekend on Vocations to the Priesthood in Ossory, commencing with Adoration led by Fr Willie on Friday, April 8 at 7.30pm at Mooncoin Church. A workshop will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 11am - 12.30pm in the Supper Room.
KILKENNY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Is offering 3 talks during Lent on the area of loss, how it affects individuals and communities, how the bereaved can best cope with their loss, and how the family, friends and neighbours can provide support to someone following death. The talks will take place in St. Patrick's Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny at 8pm on the following dates;
Wed. March 23: ‘Bereavement and Loss’
Wed. March 30: ‘Difficult Losses’
Wed. April 6: ‘Being comfortable around one’s own loss and how
to support others’
All are welcome. Further information: Kilkenny Bereavement Support , Ossory Diocesan Office, Sion Rd. Kilkenny, 056-7756538.
‘Craic in the Complex’
The Social Committee of the Mooncoin GAA Club are holding an entertainment night of Music Song & Social dancing in the Function Room of the GAA Complex on Friday, April 8 at 8.30pm. An invitation is extended to all, including interested Musicians, Singers, Entertainers etc. Why not come and join us for ‘Craic in the Complex’ for a great nights entertainment. No Cover Charge. Refreshments served.
PARISH HALL COMMITTEE
At a recent meeting the following Committee members were elected:
Rose Crowley - Treasurer
Breda Dean - Chairperson
Marie Flynn - Secretary
Next meeting will be held on May 5.
CHILDRENS CHOIR PRACTICE
On Tuesday at 6pm in the church. All children are welcome.
FOLK CHOIR PRACTICE
On Tuesday night at 8pm in the Nagle Chapel. New members are welcome.
Trip to Plounevez our sister village will take place in August. Air Fare: €169.27: Boat - as foot passenger: €130: based on 28 people travelling. Colaiste Cois Siuire have now been offered the possibility of a student exchange with the Secondary School in Plounevez. For more information call Walter on 087-4170785/896835.
LENTEN PROGRAMME MASSES/SERVICES
Monday, March 21 at 8pm in Mooncoin, Eucharistic Service; time of Prayer and reflection with Ministers of the Eucharist. You are welcome to join us.
We welcome into our Faith Community, Rosaleen Alice Burke, who was baptised recently.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 8.00pm.
A meeting of the Apostolic workers will be held in the Convent on Thursday 24 at 7.30pm.
For Mooncoin on Tuesday at 8pm in the Parish Room.
B.O.M. MEETING FOR THE GIRL’S SCHOOL
On Wednesday Night at 8pm in the school.
Choir practice continuing every Monday night at 7.30pm at Carrigeen Church. We would appreciate new members, past members and musicians to join us on Monday nights in preparation for Easter. Singing at the 8pm Mass on Saturday Nights.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary at 6.30pm
Thursday: 7.00am & 9.30am. Lunchtime Scripture and Directed Discussion, Parish Hall 1.00pm to 2.00pm. Soup and rolls served.
CLEANERS: Mar 26/Apr 2 Bridget McGrath,
Pauline Tobin, Elsie McGrath, Ellen Fitzpatrick.
READERS: Mar 26 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Louise Walsh.
Mar 27 (10am) Bill Healy, Paul Derwin.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 26 Judy Doherty,
MINISTER: Mar 27 - Richard Hogan.
READER: Mar 27 - Pat Kinsella.
CLEANERS: Mar 26/Apr 2 - A. Quinn, K. Hogan.
Annie Fitzgerald, Cashel. Paddy & Nonie Purcell, Rathkieran. William Mackey, Polerone. Tommy Foley, Chapel Street.
John Drohan, Clonmore. Ger Dowling, Ballinlough.
John Everett, Rathkieran. John Cody, Kilnaspic.
Nelly Doody, Ballincur. Walter Crowley, Polerone.
Thomas Wilson, Mooncoin Heights. Niall Fox. Aglish.
May they Rest in Peace.