A Monster Bingo with €15,000 prize money will be held in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on Sunday 18th October at 3.00pm in aid of St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund. Gowran Parish Bingo Committee will be taking charge of staging this Bingo. Books €15 and €20 Single Sheets (3 in number) €2. Raffle tickets €2 or more. Please support.
First Penance and First Communion
St John’s Junior School
An enrolment meeting for parents of First Holy Communion Children will take place in St John’s Junior School on Monday 5th October at 7.00pm. Please bring your enrolment form along if it has not been completed already.
Friday next is the First Friday of October. 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.
Eucharistic Adoration takes place in Dunmore Church every Tuesday from 3-4pm. All are welcome.
10.30am choir will be resume on Sunday 4th October. New members are welcome.
St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
A meeting will take place in St John’s Presbytery next Monday 28th September at 11.00am (immediately after the 10.30am Mass) with a view to forming a Branch of the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society in St John’s Parish. All who are interested are asked and encouraged to attend.
The Chosen Path
Rita Shore Author of ‘The Chosen Path’ will be promoting her book this weekend a book of Prayer, Reflection & Poetry. The book is on sale for €10. All proceeds from the sale of her book goes to the Thomas Hayes Trust.
St Mary’s Restoration Fund Draw
The Seventh Draw for the Restoration fund takes place this coming Wednesday in the Chapter Room, James Street. All are welcome to attend.
Parish promoters: Ann Brennan, Áine Butler; Teresa Trehy; Paul McKiernan; Peggy Wall; Veronica McGuane; Jane Dineen; Mgt. Hanlon; Marian Eardly; Ann Marie Hogan; Kay Foley; Eddie Langton; Linda Nolan; Brian Roche; Tracey Maher & John Lennon.
St Luke’s Hospital Memorial Mass
St Luke’s Hospital, Carlow and Kilkenny will be holding its Annual Memorial Mass for all deceased patients of the Hospital on Tuesday, October 13th at 7.30pm. This year, the Mass will take place in the Parish Church of St Clare, Graiguecullen, Carlow. We extend a very warm welcome to all families who have been bereaved during the past year. The names of those who died between September 1st 2014 and August 31st 2015 at St Luke’s Hospital will be displayed close to the Altar.
All attending the Mass will be invited to light a candle on arrival at the Church and place it close to the display of names before Mass begins.
The Choir of Graiguecullen Parish will provide the hymns.
Family members and Staff members of the hospital will also participate.
All are invited to tea and refreshments afterwards.
Six Week Suicide Grief Awareness Programme
Kilkenny Bereavement Support are running a six week programme (1 ½ hours per week) that could support you and your family and friends. The programme will cover a range of themes including the stages of grief. Venue: Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch, Time & Dates: 8.00pm Tues. 29nd Sept, Tues. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Oct and 3rd November. Enquiries to Kilkenny Bereavement Support 77565 38.