A Word in your ear:
Endings and New Beginnings
For more than twenty years The Grapevine parish newsletter has been a constant feature of Parish life in Mooncoin, Carrigeen and Kilnaspic. It was probably one of the first regular parish newsletters in the Diocese of Ossory. Since the beginning Joan and Kathleen Kelly (now Kathleen Fitzgerald) have faithfully produced The Grapevine, maintaining its constant high standard of production. Recently Joan and Kathleen have indicated to me that they wish to bring their involvement with The Grapevine to a conclusion and pass the baton on to someone else. They have done a magnificent service to the parish community and I want to thank them most sincerely.
The Parish Pastoral Council has set about the task of seeking a new team of people to produce The Grapevine. We are looking for people who have a flair for this kind of work and most importantly, can give the time each week to produce the newsletter. The Pastoral Council is also proposing to incorporate an advertising section in The Grapevine. This would simply mean that companies and local businesses or organisations would have the opportunity to buy a weekly advertisement for a period of three months . Any such business should contact the parish office as soon as possible.
Fr. Martin

Coláiste Cois Siuire
Parents Association will hold its annual Fashion Show on Friday, March 23 at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated, as we hope to raise money to develop the recreational facilities and equipment. Tickets available at the school office, Tel: 895112, and a limited number are available at the door on the night. Standard tickets €10, Concession tickets €5.

After the homily the priest invites us to stand and profess our faith. We do this by saying the Creed. There are two Creeds that can be said at Mass: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. The Creed tells us simply what we believe as members of the Church. We stand to show that we are proud to be followers and friends of Jesus.
During this time we pray for all our needs, particularly for the Church, the leaders of our country, those who are sick and in need of God’s healing and those who have died. The Prayer of the Faithful is normally spoken by the Minister of the Word on our behalf. At the end of each prayer there is a moment of silence and then the Minister of the Word says: ‘Lord hear us’ or ‘We pray to the Lord’, and we answer: ‘Lord graciously hear us’ or ‘Lord hear our prayer.’

Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group
The third meeting of the newly formed Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group takes place from 8pm on Monday, March 5, at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.  All are welcome. For more information ‘phone Edwina on 086-8628626, email, find us on Facebook: Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group, or follow us on Twitter: Kilkenny Coeliac.

Mooncoin Camogie Club
Will hold their Annual Table Quiz on Friday, March 9 in Doyle's bar, Carrigeen at 8pm. Table of 4: €20.
The club would like to congratulate Laura Dillon Dunphy on making the U14 Kilkenny County team, and wish her the best of luck for the coming year.

Silver Circle - Week 17
€200: Tom Delahunty, Barnacole. €100: Claire & Catriona Bowe, Emil. €50: Michael Blanchfield, Main St. €20: Lucy Quinn, Corluddy. Wayne O’Toole, Suir Crescent. Margaret Murphy, Polerone. Ned & Tom Gahan, Piltown. Alice Phelan, Kilcraggan. R A & C Law, Ardera. Kitty Doyle, Luffany. Jimmy Dunphy, Tubrid. Michael Holden, Polerone. Michael Quinn, Clonmore. Joe O’Hanlon, Dournane. Larry Delahunty, Ballytarsney. Frank Law, Ardera. Paudie McCarthy, Ballinlough. Emma Holden, Ballinlough. Noel Phelan, Polerone. Breda Dunphy, Ballygorey. Ann Power, Dournane Road. Willie Fleming, Ballybrazil. Ned Doyle, Aglish.

Masses during the week
Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am

Franciscan Brothers Mission Appeal
In Mooncoin Church March 17/18.

Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative
A Diocesan Seminar “Alcohol / Drugs: A Parish Response” organised by the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative is taking place on Wednesday, March 7 in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Kilkenny and on Thursday, March 8 in Piltown Community Hall at 7.30pm. Launch by Bishop Freeman. All welcome – bookings Mary 01-5053044 or John 086-8611531

Carrigeen School Enrolment
Closing date for enrolment for children starting in Carrigeen School in September 2012 is March 30. Tel: 895423 or call to the school.

Girls’ School Enrolment
If you wish to enrol your child in the Girls’ School, and you did not receive a form from the school please contact them on 895503. Closing date March 12

CLEANERS: Mar 10/16 - Elizabeth Lennon, Alice Conway, Rene Comerford, Noreen Holden.

MINISTERS: Mar 11 (10am) Noreen Walsh, P.J. O’Leary.
READERS: Mar 11 (10am) Louise Walsh, Joe Sullivan.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 10 Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

Carrigeen Church
Choir Practice re-commencing on Monday nights at 7.30pm at Carrigeen Church in preparation for Lent & Easter. All new singers and musicians welcome. See you Monday, March 5.

MINISTER: Mar 10 - May Coady.
READER: Mar 10 - Aideen Quilty.
ALTAR SERVERS: Mar 10 - Kate Kearns, Tara Ramaswamy.

Adoration for the blessed sacrament will take place each Sunday for the duration of Lent from 3-4 pm in Kilnaspic Church.

Tom Foley, Main St.
Linda Holden, Clonmore.
Pat & Phil Dunphy, Ballytarsney.
Michael O’Brien, New Road & Dublin.
Tom O’Brien, Mooncoin & London.
Joe Doyle, Luffany.
Siobhan (Dodie) Crowley, Mountneill. (1st Anniversary).
Mary Lennon, Corluddy & Waterford.
May they Rest in Peace.