First Holy Communion &
Confirmation Dates 2017
First Holy Communions –
St John’s: Sat. 13th May, 10.30am.
(for St John’s Junior & Model Schools):
Johnswell: Sunday 14th May at 10.00am.
Confirmations in St John’s –
Saturday 11th March at 11.00am.
Pilgrimage to Knock
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next Sunday 25th September. Bus leaves the Parade at 8am. For bookings phone Pat 7764783 or Kay 087 9428305. Fare €20 and all are welcome.
Kilkenny Archaeological Society
An illustrated lecture on the excavations of St Mary’s Church off High Street., will take place in the Springhill Hotel on Wednesday, September at 8.00pm given by Coilin O’ Drisceoil M.A, M.I.A.I. who have conducted a major exploration of the medieval church and surroundings over the last year.
The Artesian String Quartet
Project Music Management presents the Artesian String Quartet from London whose concert will place in The Black Abby on Monday 26th September at 7.30pm. Tickets €15. Reservations email: email@example.com or at the door.
Danesfort Pilgrimage to Knock
Danesfort Parish St. Vincent de Paul Pilgrimage to Knock on Thursday 29th September. Bus leaving St. Fiacre’s Church at 8.15am. Fare including dinner €40. Contact Alice 086 344 5984 or Dymphna 086 337 5759.
A showing of this movie which is based on the happenings at the sacred mountain side village of Medjugorje takes place on Sunday 25th September in the visual arts centre, Carlow at 3.00pm & 8.00pm. Admission €10. Tel:059 9172400.
Grow Mental Health
The amount collected from our recent church gate collection in St John’s was €575.22. We would like to thank you for your support which helps to keep our services available to the public.
Table Quiz in aid of Grow
Table Quiz in Aid of GROW Mental health takes place on Thursday 22nd September @ 8.30pm in Billy Byrnes. Load of Fun, Food and Prizes, €5 per person, Table x 4.
Medjugorje Retreat Weekend
Retreat weekend hosted by Medjugorje Council of Ireland at Knock Shrine takes place from Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th. Holy Mass, Adoration, Talks and Testimonies. Guest Speaker: Fr Leon Pereira O.P. Chaplin to the English Speaking Pilgrims in Medjugorje. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loreto Secondary School
1st Year Enrolment – The closing date for application for a First Year Place is Thursday 13th October 2016. Application forms and Admissions Policy can be obtained from our website www.loretokk.ie of the school office.
Open night for 6th Class Girls – Open night takes place on Monday 26th September at 6.30pm. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available by either emailing your request to email@example.com or by calling to the school office.
Certificate in Theological Studies 2016/17
Do you want to know more about your church and your faith.? If so why not take part in a course offered in St Kieran’s college for the coming year, two nights a week Oct to Dec and Jan to May. This course will explore areas such as scripture, moral theology, the Church, liturgy, the sacraments and Church history. It is intended for those who are new to theology and those who want to explore it a little further. For information see www.ossory.ie or contact 7753624 or 087 9081470.
Be Still and Know that I am God
Christian Meditation will resume in St Patricks Parish Centre next Wednesday 21st at 4pm. All are welcome.
The annual Barrow Walk takes place on September 24th This year’s event will take you on a breath-taking walk along the Barrow towpath from Ballyteigelea Bridge to historic St. Mullins. Registration is €10. Transport is provided from James Stephens GAA Club, Larchfield at 10.30am to Borris where the walk begins. Please feel free to contact Margaret or Louis on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-8732711 to register and receive your Walking Pack!
The Annual Open Day at the Camphill Community in Ballytobin near Callan takes place on Sunday 18th September from 2pm to 5pm. All are welcome.
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Draw
The 7th of the Diocesan Monthly Draws in aid of St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund will take place on Wednesday, 28th September in the Chapter Room. Subscribers and Promoters very welcome. €10 per month.
Tickets are available locally at the Parish Office; the Sacristy; or from:
Ann Brennan; Aine Butler; Jane Dineen; Marian Eardly; Fr Brian Griffin; Margaret Hanlon; John Lennon; Jody Murphy; Veronica McGuane;
Paul McKiernan; Linda Nolan; Fr Seán O’Connor; Irene Purcell; Brian Roche; Peggy Wall; Eddie Langton.