Ministry – A Call to Serve
An evening for all in ministry in our parish
All Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Baptismal Teams, Sacristans, Choirs, Pastoral Councils, Liturgy Groups, Collectors, Finance Committees, Altar Societies and all volunteering in our parish are invited to St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy this Monday at 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Liam Power, Waterford.
Enrolment For Sacrament Of Confirmation
Candidates for Confirmations will be enrolled for the sacrament next Saturday evening’s 6.30 p.m. Mass. All parents and candidates are asked to attend.
Substance-Abuse Remembrance Mass
Also, at the 6.30 p.m. Mass next Saturday, special prayers will be offered for those who died during the past year through substance abuse, and for their families.
Senior School Penitential Service
A Penitential Service for the pupils of St John’s Senior School will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 11.15 a.m.
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.
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.
St John’s Homes for the Elderly
A vacancy has arisen at Homes for the Elderly located on the grounds of
St John’s Church. Applications are invited in writing from suitable candidates to: St John’s Homes for Elderly Committee, The Presbytery, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Closing date for application Tuesday 2nd December.
Towards Healing Counselling & Support Service (Formerly Faoiseamh). Eighteen years of listening and learning (1996 – 2014).
CONTACT DETAILS: Freephone: 1800 303 416; www.towardshealing.ie
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm; Friday 11am - 6pm.
O’Loughlin Gaels Lotto
Numbers:7, 10, 21, 24. Bonus 3. No Jackpot winner. 10 x €40 winners.
The new readers rota is available for collection from the sacristy.
St John’s Prayer Group
St John’s Prayer Group mass will be held in the Day Centre at 8.15pm next Wednesday 26th November. All are welcome.
Fr Movember’s Tash Under Threat
And the good news is that Fr Seán’s “handlebars,” grown for cancer fundraising, are soon to be history as the blades are sharpened for Friday night’s shave off!
Revenue Choir Christmas Recital
For the first time in its history the Revenue Commissioners’ Christmas Recital takes place outside Dublin. This year, they have chosen St John’s Church as the venue.
This Lunch Time recital will take place on Friday, 5th December, from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. Tickets €10 are available in the parish office or the sacristy. Patrons are requested to be seated by 12.55 p.m. The chosen beneficiaries of the proceeds are the Amber Women’s Refuge and St John’s Parish St Vincent de Paul Society.
School Coffee Morning
The School Of The Holy Spirit, Callan Road (near the SOS Centre), hosts a Coffee Morning, THIS SUNDAY, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m
Fibromyalgia Support group
Carlow Fibromyalgia Support group will host an information afternoon on fibromyalgia in the Seven Oaks hotel Carlow on Saturday November 29th from 3 to 5 pm. This information afternoon is to help people suffering with fibromyalgia, their families and friends gain a better knowledge of the condition. Admission free. Contact Katharine 089 4387283, Mary 086 1693887
South Kilkenny Historical Society lecture
A lecture on the 19th Century Church Building Programme in the Diocese of Ossory takes place on Thursday, November 27th at 8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall. Speaker is Rev. Dr. Feargus O Fearghaill, Admission: €5 (members free). During the period 1810-1820 ten churches were built in the Diocese of Ossory and the lecture coincides with the bi-centenary of Templeorum church (1814).
Susie Long Hospice Fund
Third Memorial Walk - Sunday, 30th at 12pm in the Castle Park. Free T-shirt for every donation over €5 .Sponsorship cards from Eamon on 085 148 7736.