Did You See The State Of His Face Lately?
November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month during which the biggest fundraising activity for the Irish Cancer Society's Action Prostate Cancer programme happens – and it’s called MOVEMBER.
Movember is a global, not-for-profit, charitable event, in which those involved (with the required neck and the upper lip)grow a moustache only to have it shaved off at the end of the month. Truly incredible!!
Anyway, if you’d like to support the Irish Cancer Society's Action Prostate Cancer Programme, you can sponsor our own “Fr Movember” himself by throwing him a few bob. And who knows, with a bit of luck, he might do us all a favour and get rid of it before the end of the month!
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: ‘You really can make a difference.’
Annual Bereavement Mass
The St John’s Parish Annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in St John’s this Wednesday, November 19th, at 7.30 p.m. All are invited to this important event, particularly for those who were bereaved in the past year.
Dates For Your Diary
29th November -
Remembrance Mass for those who died through Substance abuse during the past year 6.30pm.
5th December -
Revenue Choir lunchtime Christmas Recital in aid of St Vincent de Paul and Amber Women’s Refuge in St John’s Church at 1.00pm Sharp. Tickets €10 in sacristy/office.
14th December -
RTE Radio Mass in St John’s at 11.00am. No 10.30 mass
21st December -
Kilkenny Choir 4.00 p.m. Concert in St John’s.
2nd January -
Suicide Awareness Gathering 7.30pm. in St John’s.
Best Of Luck To Our Minors
We send sincere best wishes to our Minors who take on Dicksboro in the County Final today, Sunday. Throw-in is at 12:45 and it promises to be a great occasion. We urge you to get to Nowlan Park and cheer on the Boys from St John's Parish.
Johnswell Sale of Work
Johnswell Development Committee will hold their annual Sale of Work on Sunday November 30th in Johnswell hall at 2pm. The usual sideshows include wheel of fortune, cake sale, bottle stall, raffle, books and vegetables, followed by an auction for sticks, farm produce etc.
Parish Pastoral Council
Meeting will take place next Thursday at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Thanks to all who returned their November Offerings so far. If you have forgotten, you can still hand them in to the Sacristy or Presbytery.
Dunmore Annual Bake/Cake Sale
Dunmore Annual Bake/Cake Sale will take place after 11am mass on Sunday 7th December. Please drop in baked goods and raffle prizes before Mass to the Hall. All are very welcome.
Choir practice for Radio Mass in St John’s, Monday, 7.30 p.m.
O’Loughlin Gaels Christmas Shop
Christmas Club Shop Tuesday and Friday: 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. for all your club gear!
Retired Nurses Association
Mass for Retired Nurses and deceased nurses will be celebrated in St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Wednesday 19th November at 10.30am. After Mass a Tea/Coffee Morning will be held for the Carlow / Kilkenny Home Care Team.
The Carers Association
There will be a FREE 4 week course for carers of people with dementia in St Patricks Parish Centre from Mon 17th Nov. 2 – 4 pm
Places are limited so bookings or further info please contact Caroline Clifford on 056-7784008 or Teresa Hennessy on 087-9693297.
Kilkenny Horticultural society
Kilkenny Horticultural society Gardening talk by Pat Comerford Flower power Garden Center takes place in Clubhouse Hotel on Wednesday November 19th at 8 pm. Admission 5 Euro Plant sale and Raffle.