25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 18, 2011

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best
which is within us. – Marianne Williamson
There are so many challenges and demands in our lives that sometimes, at least I do, that we get so busy that we forget our true purpose – that purpose is to be the person that God has created us to be. In my life’s journey I usually have two problems that are similar but different - one I often times get myself running so fast that I forget that I have to take time to reflect on what it is that God actually wants me to be doing - although I am getting better at that (sometimes). The second is that I often forget that BEING all I am intended to be is not all about doing - it is about being. Being on the inside - taking time to stop, listen and hear what my heart is saying. Taking time to stop and sweep out the garbage that collects on the bottom of your heart from the debris that people and life tosses at me. Being in the silence to listen to God’s voice - words of comfort, words of joy, words of wisdom, words of challenge, words that are whispered so quietly that if I am not listening they are missed.

Will have membership forms available on Tuesday, Sept. 20 between 7.30pm and 8.00pm in the Parish Hall (Supper Room). 1st year students welcome to join. Existing members collect your forms! Numbers limited.
New Leaders Welcome.

Will hold its next Lecture in Mullinavat Parish Hall on Thurs. Sept. 29 at 8pm. The title is “The Ormonde Slate Quarries - “1820 to 1838” and lecture will be given by Mr. Richard Hyland. Admission €5, members free.

Congratulations to all our Junior Certificate students
on receiving your results. We wish you all the very best and every blessing for the future.

Mooncoin GAA Club would like to thank all those who contribute to making the recent 125 year weekend celebration a huge success. The Sport Complex was transformed to accommodate the exhibition of Mooncoin GAA memorabilia  made up of medals, photos, hurleys, newspaper cuttings tracing the history of the club from its formation in 1886 to the present day. A big thanks to all those who organised and participated in the Family Fun Day held on the Sunday. Finally to all the sponsors who gave generously to help make this a successful event. The U-12's U-10's U-8's and U6's played their part of making the whole weekend a success. To those who took part we hope they enjoyed it.
Last weekend saw the annual Roanmore Tournament under 8 & 9. Mooncoin had two under 8's and one U 9 on the day. All teams performed very well with medals coming home to all players. A great day was had by all.
Next Saturday the under 9 & 10 Mooncoin Tournament takes place with clubs from neighbouring parishes taking part. Your support would be great on the day.
Results: The first round of the U-14 championship Mooncoin 2-10 : Ballyhale 1-6. 2nd round - Mooncoin 3-7 : Piltown 2-8.
G.A.A. Gym Membership - Payment Options:
Full Annual Gym Membership Anytime
For members of Mooncoin G.A.A. €250 single / €350 couple
Non-members of Mooncoin G.A.A. €300 single / €350 couple
Annual Gym Membership on Pay as Use Basis
Members of Mooncoin G.A.A. €5 per session
Non-members of Mooncoin G.A.A. €50 (membership) + €5 per session
Bank Direct Debit options on monthly/weekly basis etc. available.
Contact: Joe Flynn, 087 1212408, Joan Daly, 086 1553968

Silver Circle
A meeting will be held for all promoters in the Complex on Tuesday Sept. 20 at 9pm.

Annual Table Quiz to be held in Doyle’s Bar Carrigeen on Fri. Sept. 23 at 8.30pm. €20for table of 4. Everyone welcome & all support appreciated.

Ashgrove Pitch & Putt Club
Ladies, beginners Pitch & Putt every Tuesday morning from 11am. Have fun while learning the game, with a view to joining. Clubs will be supplied. Refreshments available. Contact: Denny 087-9251552, or Cecily 086- 8679360.

Mixed Circuit Boot Camp Fitness Training Classes starting Tuesday, Sept 27 from 8pm to 9pm for eight weeks in G.A.A. Complex. All are welcome. Contact: 086 2470429.

Anybody who still has sponsorship cards for the Family Fun Cycle Day for Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, which was held on July 30, please contact Johnny Cleary on 087 9444458, as they have to be returned to the hospital.

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9.30am.
Thursday: 10am Mass - Mooncoin Church - Opening of the school year for Boys and Girls Schools. All are welcome.
Friday: 9.30am
Wednesday: 12 noon Mass - Carrigeen Church - Opening of the school year for Carrigeen School. All are welcome.

We welcome into our Faith Community, Courtney O’Shea-Power, who was baptised recently.

A meeting to be held in the Convent on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7.30pm. New members welcome.

Will resume on Wed. Sept. 21 8pm – 9pm in the Convent. All Welcome. Contact: Sr. Mary 895114

Carrigeen Community Preschool
A.G.M. on Tuesday, September 27.

Rehab County Kilkenny
Church Gate Collection
Is due to be taken up at all Masses on Sat/Sun Sept. 24/25

For the elderly of the area in Ferrybank. Mass at 11am, Lunch at 12 noon. Then you can stay for an activity e.g. singalong, bingo etc. which is usually at 3pm and of course have a cup of tea! Cost €5.

Kilkenny Campus offers morning, afternoon and evening courses beginning in October. Archaeology (6 weeks), Literature (6-8 weeks), Irish for Beginners/Improvers (both 18weeks). Applications close Thursday Sept 22. Fees from €100 for 6-week course to €300for 18 weeks. For details call 056 7775910 or 087 2630999 or see www.nuim.ie/kilkenny.

On Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7.30pm in the Parish Room.

MINISTERS: Sept 25 (10am) Dick Madden, Mary Murphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 24 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

MINISTER: Sept 24 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: Sept 24 - Kitty Kinsella.

Kitty & Walter Delahunty, Portnascully.
Edward Walsh, Ballygriffin.
Hanora Foskin, Rathcurby 1st Anniversary
Michael Foskin, Rathcurby. Billy Laffan, St. Anne’s Terrace.
James O’Brien, New Road.
Tim Durney & Sr. Andrew Durney, Jamestown.
Kathleen Falconer, Clonmore. Annie Barron, Kilmacow.
May they Rest in Peace.

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 11, 2011

Cherish the gift:
This day with its blessing and challenges is a gift from God, so don’t insult him with complaining. “Do all that has to be done without complaining or arguing, then you will be innocent and genuine, perfect children of God and you will shine in the world like bright stars, because you are offering it the word of life” (Phil 2:14)

A Service of Remembrance for the 10th anniversary of Sept 11 will take place on Sunday, Sept 11 at the City Hall, Kilkenny, at 7pm. The service is hosted by Mayor David Fitzgerald. Bishop Freeman and members of the various churches will lead the prayer service. Music will be provided by the Kilkenny Gospel Choir and St. Patrick's Brass Band. All Welcome.

Mooncoin Vintage Club Raffle in aid of South Eastern Cancer Foundation Solas Centre
1st Grey Ferguson 20 TVO
2nd 500 litres of Home Heating Oil (Unecol)
3rd Weekend Away (The New Park Hotel)
4th 32” Flat Screen Television (by Euronics)
5th €250 Voucher for Ballymountain
Builders Providers
Tickets €10 each. Draw will take place at the show on Sunday September 18th at 3pm. Any queries please contact Kevin on 087 7406354

Next Gym Induction on Thursday, September 15 at 7.30pm. Contact: 051-895435, or 087-1212408.

Irish Dancing Classes
On Tuesdays at 7pm in the Sports Complex. All are welcome. Contact No: 051 850641

Congratulations and well done to the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team. You did us proud and we are proud of you. Thank you for the many hours of joy and hope that you bring to us, as you entertain us with your skill and enthusiasm for the game.

Over the last few months, the Sunday collections have fallen a lot. Guess it is understandable in the present climate. However, it has come to our notice, there is sometimes one or two collections on the way in and that some people stand in the gateway. I wish to take this opportunity to remind all those who collect outside the church that the law states “that collections will not be taken up within a distance of twenty meters of all entrances to church property” (Collection Act 1962). We, the finance committee, ask all collectors to observe this legal requirement and that all collections taking place would be published on the grapevine the week before. Our insurance bill for Sept 2011 - 2012 this year comes to €7,223.09. Costs are going up every month. While we think globally we have to act locally. Thanking you in anticipation for your co-operation in relation to those matters.

Sunday, September 18, Camphill Community, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Festivities start 2pm – 5pm. Wheel of Fortune, Cake Sale, Plants & Vegetables, Afternoon Teas/Coffees, Raffles, Games, Numerous Stalls, Children’s Entertainments. We welcome donations of cakes, vegetables, plants, bric-a-brac etc.
The Camphill Community cares for children and adults with special needs. Please do visit our website at http://www.camphill.ie

2011/2012 Post Leaving
Certificate Day Course
FETAC (Level 5) Computer Applications and Office Administration
Places are limited.
Evening Classes October 2011
Evening classes on offer this autumn include the following:
Personal Beauty Care and Wellbeing
Solid Works - Computerised Drawing Course
Beginners Bridge
Computers for Beginners
For further information please contact the school 051 895112

Juvenile Badminton Club
The AGM is on Monday, Sept 12 upstairs in the Complex. Registration for new and current members, will take place. New members must be 8 years by Dec 31, 2011. Primary school children must attend with an adult.

Zumba Fitness
Ladies Want To Get Fit? But don’t want the hassle of running etc. Don’t worry “Zumba Fitness” it is. If you can move your hips to the sound of music & exercise daily, come to Mooncoin Complex for 8pm Thursday nights. Instructor: Rachel Dunne, 087-3108840.

Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.

Conference Meeting Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm.
Monthly Collection next weekend September 17/18. Thank you for your continued support.

Day Care Centre
Recommencing at the Parochial Hall on Wed. Sept 14 from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. New Members Welcome.

Rehab County Kilkenny Church Gate Collection
The Annual Rehab Church Gate Collection is due to be taken up at all masses on Saturday and Sunday September 24/25

Family Communication & Self Esteem
An 8 week parenting course for parents of 9 - 17 year olds. The Drum Youth Centre, McDonagh Junction, Kilkenny. Every Thursday morning 10-15am - 12.45pm from Oct 6. The Course is FREE. Topics covered include Communication, Self Esteem, Problem Solving, Peer Pressure, Assertive Parenting, Conflict Resolution. For further information or to book a place contact Teresa/Bernie at The Health Promotion Dept on 056-7761400 or text your name and details to 087-9693297. Closing date Sept 23.

Welcome to Ms. Aoife McGrath – Aoife has a doctorate in Theology and is presently studying in Mater Dei. She is pastoral worker in SS Joseph’s & Benildus & St. Mary’s, Ballygunner, Waterford, for the past 2 years. Aoife will speak at all the Masses and launch our Pastoral Plan for 2011 – 2013.

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently.
Eoin Leonard Galvin
Sean Anthony McDonnell
Anna Elizabeth McDonnell
Elizabeth Alice Darcy

READERS: Sept 17/24 (6.30pm) Valerie Kirwan, Eileen McGrath. Sept 18/25 (11.15am) Mary Ann Foley, Maureen Kearns.
CLEANERS: Sept 17/24 - Noeleen Kinsella, Mary Grace, Margaret Crowley (R), Mary Telford.

MINISTERS: Sept 18 (10am)- Eileen Williams, Teresa O’Neill.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 17 - Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.

MINISTER: Sept 17 - Katherine Hogan.
READER: Sept 17 - Emma Comerford.

We commend to your generous prayers, the following who died recently.
Bríd Conneely, Inis Oíre, Aran Islands
Michael Deady, Ballinlough, Carrigeen
May they Rest in Peace.

Seamus Foskin, Polerone. (1st Anniversary)
Peter Fitzgerald, Chapel Street.
Rita Moore, Rathcurby.
May they Rest in Peace.

23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, September 04, 2011

The Democratic Party Leader J. Layton in Canada who died of cancer recently wrote in a letter the week before he died:
“My friends, love is better than anger, hope is better than fear,
optimism is better than despair, so let us be loving, hopeful and
optimistic and we will change the world”
A lot of wisdom in those words!

The Revised Roman Missal
On November 27 – The First Sunday in Advent, will mark a significant change for the Catholic Church in Ireland and throughout the whole world. On that day, we will being to use the Roman Missal, Third Edition. This is the third revision of the ritual text that contains the prayers and instructions for the Celebration of the Mass. The implementation of this new edition of the Roman Missal provides each of us with a unique gift – an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the sacred liturgy, to reflect on and to appreciate it’s meaning and importance in our lives. As we move forward in the process of implementing this new resource, it is our hope that we will come to a renewed awareness that “What we pray is what we believe”. We will begin during the month of September to use some of the new responses.

We would like to wish the Kilkenny Team the very best of luck on Sunday. We hope that everyone will enjoy the day & that anyone travelling up to Croke Park will have
a safe journey.

Will be open from:
9am to 1pm, Monday - Friday.
2pm to 5pm, Monday & Wednesday afternoon. Please note the extra hours for doing business. All items for the Grapevine should be in no later than mid-day Wednesday.

Denis Fielding, Portnascully, donated the bell to the church in Carrigeen in September, 1911, before going to Kilmeaden. Denis Fielding, his grand nephew, still lives in the home house where Denis grew up as a young man. This bell has served our church for the past 100 years. We remember Denis in a prayer of thanks and all the Fielding family.

Meeting will be held in the Supper Room on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm.
Contact: Marie Flynn 087-9013925

Irish dancing classes resume after the summer break on Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm in the Sports Complex. All are welcome. Contact No: 051 850641

With the advent of Parish Pastoral Councils and the structured involvement of lay people in the life of the diocese, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, as part of its mission of education and formation, wishes to offer, on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Ossory, a programme of education for those involved in parish life.
This course will be of interest to people who are involved in parish life, or to those who are involved with the Diocesan Forum. It may also be of interest to those who wish to deepen and enrich their own understanding of their faith and who are prepared to become involved in parish life.
For further information, contact 056-7721086, or the Parish Office.

Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.

Meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm in the Parish room.

Will be launched on the weekend September 10/11 at all Masses. Aoife McGrath pastoral worker in Waterford City will speak at all Masses.

Meeting on Wednesday September 7 at 7.30pm in the Parish room.

Rosary Procession on Thursday, September 8 from Ballybricken Green at 7pm to The Cathedral. All are welcome.

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptized recently.
Tyler Nicholas O’Connor
Alex Anthony O’Connor
Ryan James O’Connor

Conference Meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm.

Meeting on Saturday, September 10 after 8pm Mass.

MINISTERS: Sept 11 (10am) Bill 7 Peggy Healy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 10 - Judy Doherty,
Margo Delahunty.

MINISTER: Sept 10 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Sept 10 - Patrick Kinsella.
CLEANERS: Sept 10/17 - K. Walsh, C. Norris.

We commend to your generous prayers, Eileen Holden, Carrigeen, and John Lennon who was interred in Carrigeen recently. May they Rest in Peace.

Pat (Smiley) Foley, Chapel Street; Esther & John Everett, Dournane Road;
Anastasia Dermody, Ballincur. May they Rest in Peace.

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, August 28, 2011

If you’ve been shown mercy & forgiveness by those whom you’ve wronged, don’t hinder the ripple effect.
Show mercy & forgiveness to others who’ve wronged you.
It is much easier to turn a friendship into love
than love into friendship.

Children…. Good News….. Schools after the summer holidays open next week!
The Girls’ & Boys’ School open on Tuesday, August 30.
Carrigeen School on Thursday, September 1.
Wishing all our pupils and students the very best for the school year 2011 – 2012. Enjoy the learning and the fun. With prayers and best wishes to pupils, teachers and all who work in the school system.

To all our Leaving Certificate students, we wish you all the very best and every blessing as you embark on a new and exciting stage of your lives. May God the Holy Spirit be your guide and protector.

Couples who intend to marry abroad and who make arrangements to do so with the help of a travel company should, like all couples, make contact with their parish in good time to give notice of marriage, to undertake the normal marriage preparation and to carry out the necessary church formalities (that is to establish their freedom to marry). This applies also to mixed marriages. Couples intending to marry abroad should give more notice than usual, as the legal procedures involved in a foreign marriage take a considerable amount of time.

A sincere word of thanks to Theresa Finn who was our parish secretary for 1½ years. We wish you every success and blessing as you go back to college. Thank you for your patience, skill and service.
Welcome to Ann Croke our new secretary – we look forward to working with you and serving the people of the parish. God’s blessing and peace be with you both.

Monday, August 29
The Mooncoin GAA membership draw for All-Ireland tickets will be held at 8.30pm in the Sports Complex.
Friday, September 2
The ticket draw for All-Ireland tickets takes place at 9pm in the Sports Complex.

Congratulations to the family of the Mooncoin GAA Club in celebrating 125 years since its formation. Well done. A big thank you to all Club members and organising committee for the weekend celebrations. A wonderful weekend was had by all. Thank you. We wish you continued success and many graces and blessings in the future.

Over the last few months, the Sunday collections have fallen a lot. Guess it is understandable in the present climate. However, it has come to our notice, there is sometimes one or two collections on the way in and that some people stand in the gateway. I wish to take this opportunity to remind all those who collect outside the church that the law states “that collections will not be taken up within a distance of twenty meters of all entrances to church property” (Collection Act 1962). We the finance committee ask all collectors to observe this legal requirement and that all collections taking place would be published on the grapevine the week before. Our insurance bill for Sept 2011 – 2012 this year comes to €7,223.09. Costs are going up every month. While we think globally we have to act locally. Thanking you in anticipation for your co-operation in relation to those matters.

Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.

Sick & housebound will be visited
Mass: Kilnaspic - Thursday 8pm
Eucharistic Service: Carrigeen - Friday 8pm
Mass: Mooncoin - Friday 9.30am
Wedding Mass: Mooncoin - Friday 2pm

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised during the summer months:
Ciara Josephine Lonergan.
Charlie John Hearne.
Pádraig Peter Fanning.
Darragh Christopher Phelan.
Michéal Senan Beagan.
James Michael McTighe.
Richard Bernard Dunphy.
Méabh Kate Mackey.
Joseph Richard Ryan.
Poppy Lee Fielding.
Kevin James McGrath.
Fionn Declan Walsh.
Dylan Nicholas Walsh.
Lia Ellen Wilson.
Amy Marie Barden.
Harry Diarmuid Mackey.
Eve Helen Mackey.

Cantor Needed to lead us in song for our Church Liturgies. If interested or know of somebody who would be interested, please contact the parish office on 051-895123 or Fr Peter on 086-8265955

This weekend at all Masses.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.

READERS: Sept 3/10 (6.30pm) John Allen, Thomas Grant. Sept 4/11 (11.15am) Maureen Joseph, Ann Lee.
CLEANERS: Sept 3/10 Bridget Holden, Margaret Delahunty, Mabel Hassey, Marcie Foran.

MINISTERS: Sept 4 (10am) Noreen Walsh, PJ O’Leary.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 3 - Margaret Phelan (L), Margaret Dunphy.

MINISTER: Sept 3 - Mary Frisby.
READER: Sept 3 - Kate Heneberry.
CLEANERS: Sept 3 - A Hearne, D Aylward.

Breda O’Sullivan, Polerone.
Jimmy Foley, Main Street.
Sean Tyler, Grange.
Kathleen Behan (nee McGrath), Dungooley.
William McGrath, Dungooley.
John Delahunty, Mullinavat.
Danny Purcell, Grange.
Tom Murphy, Skelpstown.
Joseph, Mary Kate & Margaret Tobin, Chapel View.
Maureen & Cedric Burling, Chapel View.
Paddy Tobin, Wales.
May they Rest in Peace.


Give God a chance,
and He will make something beautiful of your life. Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps
if you are not willing to move your feet.

Monday, August 15 – ‘Feast of the Assumption’ Prayers 3pm – 5pm including Benediction of Blessed Sacrament (by special permission) at 3pm.
Programme for 26th Anniversary 2011
Organised prayers in the grotto during Anniversary commencing on Tuesday, August 16. Anniversary will continue each evening at 8pm.
Saturday, August 20 – Prayers 9.00pm followed by all night vigil 12.00am to 6.00am
Sunday, August 21 – Prayers 3.00pm to 5.00pm. also at 8.00pm
Anniversary will close with candle light procession.

The Pontifical Mission Societies in Ireland would like to say Thank You for your support of ‘World Missions Ireland’. This year we made €2,746,000 available to the Universal Solidarity Fund for distribution in 2011. This included the Mission Sunday Collection for 2010 as well as monies donated by individual donors and schools.

Mooncoin GAA are celebrating 125 years on August 20/21.  The event will be opened on Saturday, August 20 at 7.30 by Liam O'Neill, GAA President Elect. Past winning teams of the hurling, football and camogie club will be honoured. An exhibition will be held showcasing past memorabilia of the club. We are still taking in memorabilia, which can be handed in to the GAA Sport Complex between 7.30 pm and 9pm - all items will be returned to the owner post the event.
On Sunday, a family GAA Fun Day will be held, there will be a townsland league involving the members of the Juvenile Club, followed by an exhibition match between Mooncoin and Tullaroan at 3pm. Live music and BBQ will also take place on Sunday. All are welcome  - free entry.

The next event will be a Cruise on the River Barrow with commentary on Saturday, August 20 as part of Heritage Week 2011 Event. Group leaves on the Galley Cruise, New Ross, at 2.30 p.m. Cost €12 per person (including tea and scones). Further information and booking Eddie Synnott (086-8124349).

Will be held on weekend Aug 27/28

Will be resuming on September 6 in the Parish Hall. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30 to 12.30. All are welcome.

Last call for plasterers to volunteer for the Kilimanjaro School Project in October. Further information contact – Fr Peter 086-8265955.

Monday, August 15:
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – A Holy Day of Obligation.
Kilnaspic: 9am
Carrigeen: 10am
Mooncoin: 7.30pm
Masses Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri – 9.30am.

Monthly Collection August 20/21. Thank you for your continued support.

Cantor Needed to lead us in song for our church liturgies. If interested, or know of somebody who would be interested, please contact the parish office on 051-895123, or Fr Peter on 086-82659

Many thanks for your generosity to the recent Trocaire collection in aid of the drought stricken area of East Africa which realised €3,643 from the three churches. May the Lord bless and reward you for your generosity.

READERS: Aug 20/27 (6.30pm) Roisin Crowley, Dearbhla Kearns. Aug 21/28 (11.15am) Claire Bowe, John Lennon.
CLEANERS: Aug 20/27 - Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Margo O’Brien,
Martina O’Reilly.

MINISTERS: Aug 21 (10am) Declan Walsh, Yvonne Pheasey. Aug 28 (10am) Anne Walsh, Eileen Dowling.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Aug 20 - Kitty Doyle, Julianne Walsh. Aug 27 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.

MINISTER: Aug 20 Richard Hogan. Aug 27 - May Coady.
READER: Aug 20 - Jason Dunphy. Aug 27 - Melwyn Godinho.
CLEANERS: Aug 27/Sept 3 - A Hearne, D Aylward.

Eileen McCarthy, Ballinlough.
Sunday, August 21 at 10am in Carrigeen.
May She Rest in Peace.

Peg Dunphy, Luffany. John Kinsella, Clogga.
Mary Walsh, Portnahully. Mary Walsh, Ballygorey.
Denis McCarthy, Ballinlough. David Coleman, Dournane Rd.
Joe Holloway, Slough England, & Carrick on Suir.
Phil Doran, Monaghan & New Rd. Jo Foran, Ardera.
Sean Foran, Harristown. Kathleen Crowley, Polerone.
Jimmy Foley, Main St. Sean Tyler, Grange.
May they Rest in Peace.


The second Annual Sponsored Leisure Family Cycle in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, takes place on Sunday, July 31 at 2pm. The start and finish is at The Royal Oak. The route is over 10k via Mooncoin, Polerone Quay (drink stop) and finish at The Royal Oak.
Helmets to be worn if at all possible
Bikes must be roadworthy with brakes
Afterwards BBQ, Facepainting, Kiddies Disco and music in lounge later.
This is not a race, it is a leisure cycle.
Sponsorship cards – Johnny Cleary 087-9444458 and local shops.

In Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, from Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7. For young people age 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new friends. Donation only. Free buses available from around the country. For more information, contact 085-82892321 or 01-6753690 or book online: www.youth2000.ie

Congratulations to our U14 boys who recently brought home the Tom Conway Memorial Cup, with a 2-0 win over Carrick.
This is the second cup to be won by the club this season. Well done to all involved.

2 September for 5 nights
12 September for 5 nights
17 September for 5 nights
€639 per person
For more information contact
Mary Kelly on 01-8788159
or www.marian.ie.

Tues to Fri – Eucharistic Services 9.30am

The 6.30pm Mass on Saturday, July 30 will be offered for the repose of the soul of Paddy Phelan, who died in New York on June 14.

CLEANERS: Aug 6/13 Bridget McGrath, Pauline Tobin, Elsie McGrath, Ellen Fitzpatrick.

MINISTERS: July 3 - Bill & Peggy Healy. Aug 7 - Catriona O’Reilly, Mary Murphy.
Aug 14 - Margaret Brennan, Eileen Williams.
ALTAR SOCIEY: July 30 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy. Aug 6 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer. Aug 13 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).

MINISTERS: July 30 - Helen Brennan. Aug 6 - Katherine Hogan. Aug 13 - Jason Dunphy.
READERS: July 30 - Helen Brennan. Aug 6 - Pat Kinsella. Aug 13 – Kay Quinn.
CLEANERS: July 30/Aug 6 - A. Dunphy, M. Frisby. Aug 13/20 - K. Barden, K. Kinsella.
ALTAR SERVERS: July 30 - Aidin Quilty, Tara Ramaswamy.

Theresa Ann Watts.
Patrick Phelan,
Polerone & New York.
Paddy Murphy, Barabehy.

Patsy Fitzgerald, Cashel. Andy Wall, Mooncoin. Paddy & Joe Purcell, Carrick Road. Paddy Foran, Ardera. Peggy Wall, St Jude’s. William Keane, Ballytarsney. Catherine Phelan, Dournane. Annie Phelan, Skelpstown. James Holden, Main St. Maisie Kostuik (nee Holden) Mooncoin & Canada. Edward Quinn, Polerone & London. John & Margaret Merry, Carrick Rd. Michael Cullen, Wexford. William & Margaret Diggins, Carrick Rd. Bridie & Martin Diggins, Grange Station. Stella Walsh, Rathcurby. Jack Foskin, Rathcurby. Nicholas Grace, Aglish. William & Richard Walsh, Aglish. Jackie Ryan, Ballygorey. James McGrath, Dungooley. Joseph Phelan, Aglish. Richard Ryan, Ballygorey. John Reddy, Barabehy. Buddy Murphy, Barabehy. Kathleen & William Aylward, Ballinlough. Paddy Launders, Suir Crescent.
May they Rest in Peace.


Our daily lives can easily become filled with stress, pressure and confusion. But we can stop at any moment and slip away into the presence of God’s spirit through prayer, reflection and meditation, and there find peace and refreshing.
‘Be still and know that I am God.
All the earth proclaim in the Lord. Sing your praise to God’.
Wishing you all a very happy and joy filled and safe summer. Drive with care – life has no spare.

Would like to thank all of the parish team most sincerely for the very warm welcome which Charlie Flynn received when he visited the parish of Mooncoin on June 18/19. Charlie was greatly touched by the hospitality and response he received. The amount of €1,333.24 was donated to Viatores Christi by the parishioners of Mooncoin. Also we were delighted to receive some enquiries from people who may be interested in joining our lay missionary preparatory programme, with the view to going overseas, or getting involved in voluntary work here at home. Collette Rooney Development Officer.

Mooncoin GAA will celebrate 125 years in existence this year. To mark this milestone, Mooncoin GAA will hold a celebration of past, present and future of the Club on August 20/21. It is planned as part of the celebration to hold an exhibition of past club history. To make this event a success, the Mooncoin GAA committee are looking for items to be part of the exhibition - photos, newspaper articles, memorabilia, which is linked to the history of the club. The committee would be grateful for any of these items which could be displayed as part of the exhibition. All items will be returned to the owner after the event. Contact Billy on 051 895933, Seamus on 051 895600, or David on 087 1222373.

The U6’s opened with their first club match Thursday last in Slieverue. It was a very enjoyable evening for both child and parent, we look forward to their next match. The U8’s also attended and they too performed very well on the evening. They are all looking forward to the Mooncoin U8 blitz in early July. The U10 team is progressing nicely having competed in the Kilkenny ‘Go Games’ and the Ballyduff upper U10 tournament, which took place over two weekends. The lads enjoyed going to west Waterford to compete. Thanks to Centra, a number of our U10’s had the opportunity to train with Henry Shefflin and John Mullane last Saturday morning at Nowlan Park. The two lads were great giving their time to training and talking to our future stars. The U11 team is still involved in the Waterford city league with one round of matches to be played. They are competing in the A league and are performing well. Our U12’s took part in the Tullogher tournament taking honours over Mullinavat on the last day. The Kilkenny U12 league begins on July 23. Best of luck lads. The primary schools were beaten in the quarter final against Thomastown. They had a fantastic league campaign, but were beaten by the better team on the day. A special thanks to Mr. Niall Tennyson for his coaching to the lads.

Child care assistant required for Carrigeen Community Pre School on a temporary release contract up to 10 hours per week. Fetac Level 5 child care qualification and 2 years experience in early child care education. Applications by CV via email to:
Closing date for applications July 24.

For the month of July Tues – Fri. Mass or Eucharistic Service will be celebrated at 9.30am. Weekend masses as usual.
During the month of July in the case of emergency and I am not available contact: Fr. Brian Flynn 087-2828391/051-885122.
Fr. Paschal Moore 0872408078/051643112.

Will be open Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm as usual. 051-895123 or email Mooncoin@ossory.ie.

To all who prepared and were present at the Mass and blessing of the graves in the Old Cemetery last Friday. A special word of thanks to Dick Holden for looking after the cemetery and FÁS workers for painting the walls. I encourage all to continue to keep our cemeteries clean and tidy and please take home all rubbish with you.

Monthly Collection July 16/17. Thank you for your continued support.

U14 cup final.
Mooncoin Celtic V Carrick United. Monday, July 4. 6.45pm kick off. Venue Tramore.

READERS: July 9/16 (6.30pm) Margaret Grace, Brandon Power. July 10/17 (11.15am) Margaret Hayes, Mary Grace.
CLEANERS: July 9/16 - Ena Laffan, Catherine Doran, Therese Walsh, Alice Phelan.
July 23/30 - Nellie Phelan, Angela Haley, Patricia Conway, Kathleen O’Brien.

MINISTERS: July 10 - Eileen Dowling, Yvonne Pheasey.
July 17 - Dick Madden, Teresa O’Neill. July 24 - Anne Walsh, P.J. O’Leary.
READERS: July 10 - Una Walsh, Lynn Walsh. July 17 - Ellie Hogan, Josephine Jones.
ALTAR SOCIETY: July 9 - Margaret Phelan (L), Margaret Dunphy. July 16 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty. July 23 - Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.

July 10 - Richard Hogan.
July 17 - May Coady.
July 24 - Mary Frisby.
July 10 - Marjorie Godinho.
July 17 - Tom Reddy.
July 24 - Clare Walsh.
July 16/23 - M Cody, A. Reddy.
July 10 - Ian, Fiona & Andrew Long. July 17 - Ciaran & Eimear Quilty.
July 24 - Kate Hennebry, Kate Kearns.

Mary Kiernan, Ballincur. Joan Walsh, Corluddy.
James O’Brien, Dundrum, Co Tipperary.
Mary Holden, Aglish. Tom Phelan, Polerone.
Bridget O’Brien, Grange Road. Leisha Crowley, Kilnaspic.
Peter Walsh, New Aglish. John Murphy, Aglish.
Nicholas & Catherine Fewer, Ballinlough.
Statia Walsh, Rathkieran. Ned Phelan, Portnascully.
Peggy Vereker, Moonveen. John Nolan, Corluddy.
Mary Kate McDonald, Corluddy.
May they Rest in Peace.