THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Good things come to those who wait.
Better things come to those who try.
VOCATION SUNDAY MAY 15
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst. If you think God is calling you to serve the Church as a priest in the Diocese of Ossory contact: Fr Willie Purcell, Vocations Office. St Kieran's College, Kilkenny. 056-7770261/ 087-6286858. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Each Tuesday for the Season of Easter, after Mass until 5pm. If you could spend one hour, or a half hour in quite prayer, please sign sheet at the back of the church. Time of prayer this week opened for the boys and girls receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and for all the children and young people of the Parish and for all those doing exams.
THE SERVANT AT THE SUPPER
A Play written & performed by
At St. Fiacre’s Church, Kilkenny
On Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm
Adm: Free of Charge
In preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.
Times of Masses and services are displayed on a poster on the church notice board.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Carrigeen 1st Holy Communion: Saturday, May 21 at 11am
Mooncoin 1st Holy Communion: Saturday, May 28 at 11am
Keep the boys and girls in your prayers.
Formation of a Baptismal Team. It is hoped that parents of new babies seeking to have their children Baptised would meet with this team in preparation for the joyful occasion of the Baptism of their child. Information meeting for anyone interested in being a member of this team on Monday, May 16 at 7.30pm in the Parish Room.
All are welcome.
BEREAVMENT TEAMS/CELEBRATION OF FUNERALS
The death of a loved one is always a very sensitive period in anyone life. People appreciate support and friendship in this period of their lives. With this view we hope to have a group trained for this Ministry. Information meeting for anyone interested in being a member of this team on Monday, May 16 at 8.45pm in the Parish Room. All are welcome.
Rosedale is a support Home for elderly residents located at Upper Kilmacow. There is currently a vacancy in the Home for a suitable applicant. An application form can be obtained by phoning 051-885125, or e-mailing: email@example.com. For information on Rosedale's services visit: www.rosedalekilmacow.ie.
SUPER SUMMER ACTIVITIES CAMP 2011
Bookings are been taken for summer activities camp at Mooncoin G.A.A. grounds beginning August 8 - 12. For further information please contact Declan Wall on 051-898742 or 086-1246650 or www.fitnessbydesign.ie
SOUTH KILKENNY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Has organised a number of summer outings as follows: Saturday, June 4, Castlecomer Discovery Park (“Footprints in Coal") and Saturday, July 9, Clonfert and Clonmacnoise. The Society is also organising a visit to Arus an Uachtarain. Bookings and further details from Eddie at 086-8124349.
INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS AT ST. JOSEPH’S CARE HOME, FERRYBANK
New independent living apartments for the elderly are available for occupation at St. Joseph’s Care Home, Ferrybank. For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Joan between 9.00am and 2pm Monday-Friday at 051-833006. Volunteers are also needed. If interested please contact 051-833006.
PARISH CHURCH MASSES NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am.
Wednesday: 7.30pm. Rosary: 7.15pm.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 8pm.
Choir practice takes place on Monday nights at 7.30pm to 8.30pm and the choir sings at the 10am Mass on Sunday. We welcome singers and musicians to join us. A few children would be welcome in preparation for our forthcoming First Holy Communion on May 21 and maybe the mammies and daddies could come along too.
DISABLED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
Many thanks for your help with our recent Church Gate Collection, the proceeds of which amounted to €337.07. This money will be used to further our work for and on behalf of persons with disabilities and your support is greatly appreciated.
Meeting on Tuesday night at 8pm in the Parish Room. All members please attend.
MINISTERS: May 22 -Teresa O’Neill, Eileen Dowling.
READERS: May 22 - Laura & David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: May 21 - Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
MINISTER: May 20 - Bridget Rochford
READER: May 20 - Mary Frisby.
ALTAR SERVERS: May 20 - Ciaran & Eimear Quilty.
CLEANERS: May 20 - H Brennan, C Dunphy.
Alice Dunphy, Polerone;
Kathleen & Billy Bowe, Emil;
Mary O’Toole, Comeragh View;
James Murphy, Ballincur;
Sr. Josephine Walsh, Clogga & Sisters of Mercy;
James Walsh, Ballybrazil;
Richard Walsh, Aglish;
Mary O’Gorman, Mooncoin Heights;
Anna Maher, Ardera. James Walsh, Ballybrazil;
Richard Walsh, Aglish.
May they Rest in Peace.