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.