THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen.
Determine to spend time making things happen.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
In preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Dublin from June 10 to 17, 2012, the Diocese of Ossory, in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society, is holding a traditional Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Kilkenny City on Sunday, June 19. Bishop Freeman will carry the Blessed Sacrament in procession from St. John’s Church at 2pm and proceed to St. Mary’s Cathedral for solemn benediction. The four city parishes will organise ‘prayer stations’ at Canal Square, The Parade and The Tholstel, with choirs from St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. John’s Parish, St. Canice’s Parish, along with the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir and the Kilkenny Gospel Choir providing the sacred music. Parishioners from all over the Diocese of Ossory are encouraged to attend the celebration. In the traditional manner a special place will be given to this year’s First Holy Communicants who are invited to wear their Holy Communion outfits. Altar servers from parishes throughout the diocese are invited to process in their parish vestments. All are asked to assemble at St. John’s Church in time for a 2.00pm start.
Kilimanjaro School Project
It was not possible to make the trip in April, but work is continuing by local people. It is envisaged to have the school ready for January 2012 – when the new school year begins. To ensure this target is met we are organising a building blitz from Wednesday, October 26 - Saturday, November 5. We are appealing especially for plasterers; but all volunteers are welcome. For further information contact: Fr Peter Muldowney 086-8265955 or log onto www.kilimanjarodirect.org.
50th INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
COMMUNION WITH CHRIST AND WITH ONE ANOTHER
The third National Collection for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress will take place today. We thank you for your support to date. We need the help of everyone so that the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 will be a success. Please give what you can to assist us with the preparations and hosting of the 2012 Eucharistic Congress. Further information on the preparations for the Congress is available on www.iec2012.ie
PARISH FUN DAY
Thanks to all who organised and helped on the Parish Fun Day. A great effort was made by all. A special thank you to the Drugs Initiative Group (MDAPP) and their many young helpers. Well done and keep up the good work.
Super Summer Camp Activities
Bookings are being 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.
Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this Parish on June 18/19.
What is Viatores Christi? Viatores Christi, Catholic lay missionary development workers, was founded in 1960 and recruits, prepares and facilitates the placement of lay people who wish to serve in areas of need in
Africa, Asia and South America.
Why are they talking to us? To raise awareness about the missionary work of the Church and the role of lay missionaries, both at home and overseas. To thank us for our support for this work over the years. To offer an opportunity and preparation to anyone who feels called to volunteer their time, skills and talents. To appeal for our ongoing help both financially and above all through our prayers.
Due to another collection next weekend S.V.P. will hold their monthly collection the weekend of the June 25/26. Thank you for your continued support.
Conference Meeting on Tuesday June 21 at 8pm.
The I.C.A are interested in forming a Guild. Anyone interested please contact Breda on 087-1331927, or Mary on 087-6807798.
As from next weekend the Mass leaflets will be in a tray at the three entrances to the Church. Please pick one up on the way in and leave it back on the tray on the way out. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Tuesday: 9.30am. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 5pm.
Wednesday: 7.30pm. Rosary 7.15pm
Thursday & Friday: 9.30am
The Old Graveyard: Friday, June 24 at 8pm.
Kilnaspic: Sat. July 2 at 8pm.
Thanks to all who helped to organise the Cemetery Mass in the New Cemetery & Carrigeen during the week. Thanks to all who looked after the graves. All looked splendid. Good to see so many coming to celebrate and take part in the Mass. For those who have died may they rest in peace and God’s comfort and peace be with those who grieve.
Good Inscribed Pen found in The Mooncoin Credit Union Office, can be claimed Thurs/Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm,Closed 1-2pm Lunch, or Saturdays 10am - 2pm
END OF YEAR SCHOOL MASS
In the Boys’ School on Thursday, June 16 at 11.30am. Parents and family members welcome.
AREA MEETING FOR KILNASPIC AREA
On Thursday June 16 at 8pm in the church. All are invited and welcome to attend.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Meeting on Tuesday 14 at 8pm in the Parish Room. All members please attend.
GIRLS’ SCHOOL B.O.M. MEETING
On Monday night at 8pm in the School.
CARRIGEEN NS B.O.M. MEETING
On Wednesday night at 8.45pm in the School.
MINISTERS: June 19 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
READERS: June 19 (10am) Pat Dunphy, Siobhan Dunphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: June 18 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).
MINISTER: June 18 - Helen Brennan.
READER: June 18 - Aiden Quilty.
ALTAR SERVERS: June 18 - Ciaran & Eimear Quilty.
CLEANERS: June 18/25 - A. Walsh & A. Walsh.
We commend to your generous prayers, Annie Dobbyn, Turkstown, who was interred during the week. May she Rest in Peace.
Sean Webster, Comeragh View.
Tommy & Mary Grant, Dournane Road.
John & Catherine Crowley, Mooncoin.
Mary Dwyer, Portnahully.
Nellie Wallace (nee Coady) Mullinavat.
Rest in Peace.