It’s Ordination Day! Pray for Fr Brian
“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community … Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” — Pope Francis – Easter 2013.
Today is ordination day here in Kilkenny! Brian Griffin will be ordained to the priesthood this afternoon at 3.00 p.m. in the Cathedral. We all join with Pope Francis’ prayer intention is for vocations:
That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.
Please offer a prayer for Brian today AND commit to continued intentional prayers for vocations from your family and parish community. Come, Holy Spirit!
Fr Brian’s “First Mass & First Blessing”
Brian will celebrate his “First Mass” and give his “First Blessing” in St John’s next Wednesday, 1st July, at 7.00pm.
All are very welcome.
Friday next is the First Friday of July. The sick and housebound will be visited at the normal times. Please inform the parish office or one of the priests if you have a relative or neighbour who would like this service.
Cemetery Masses Next w/e
The Annual Cemetery Masses in Dunmore and Johnswell cemeteries will be celebrated next Friday, July 3rd at 7.30 p.m.
The Six Berkeley Students – R.I.P.
We thank the 650 people who signed the Book Of Condolence at our parish church during the past week on behalf of Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Ashley Donohoe, Lorcán Miller Niccolai Schuster and Eimear Walsh – R.I.P.
This Book is important insofar as it helps us, as a community, to express our sorrow and sympathy for the families. And, in some small way, it may comfort the families to know that our parish is thinking and praying for them at this time.
It will be sent for circulation – like other books throughout the country – to the families during the coming week.
St Kieran’s Cemetery Mass
Many thanks to all who attended the huge gathering for Mass & Prayer in St Kieran’s Cemetery on Friday evening. We were blessed, thank God, with the weather, and we thank all those involved in the arrangements in any way:
choirs, Gray’s sound, Murphy Bros., readers, sacristans, collectors, caretakers, county council and Fr Jackie Robinson for being chief celebrant on the occasion.
All Ireland Rally for Life
Join the All Ireland Rally for Life at 2.00pm next Saturday, 4th July at Parnell Square, Dublin. There will be a bus leaving Super Valu, Loughboy at 12 noon - €10. To book your place ring Ron on 0866696632.
St Mary’s Cathedral – Fourth Draw Results
Prize Winner Parish 1st Prize €2,000 Margaret Murphy Muckalee
2nd Prize €1,000 John Ryan Gowran
3rd Prize €500 Tom & Mary Butler Lisdowney
4th Prize €300 Dick & Berna Walsh Tullaroan
5th Prize €300 Dermot Kelly Bennettsbridge
6th Prize €200 Tom Purcell Muckalee
7th Prize €200 Joe Moore B. in Ossory
8th Prize €100 Jim Ryan St Kieran’s
9th Prize €100 Denis Croke B. in Ossory
10th Prize €100 Ina Redmond Ballacolla
New members are urgently needed for our Baptismal Team Ministry.
If you’re generous enough to join please call the office on 7721072.
Game, Set and Fun with Parks Tennis
Coaching and fun for girls and boys aged 6-17 years in Presentation Secondary School, Loughboy. Just €20/€25 for two weeks.
Starts 6th July to 31st July. Call 085-282 8846 (6-8pm only).
Charm bracelet lost around Christmas. Charms included miraculous medals, St Catherine of Sienna Medal and a small cross. Sentimental value. Reward. Phone 086 0811941.
Where do we come from?
A little girl asked her mother, "Where did people come from?"
Her mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children and that's how all mankind was made."
A couple of days later she asked her father the same question.
The father answered, "Many years ago there were lots and lots of monkeys, and the human race evolved from them."
The confused little girl returned to her mother and said, "Mommy, how is it possible that you told me that we were created by God, and Daddy said we came from monkeys?"
The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."