Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The Kilkenny Novena – this Tuesday to Wednesday week
The time has come and we’re all set for the Ninth Annual Novena facilitated by Redemptorists Frs Brendan Keane and Denis Luddy. They too look forward to a great turnout this year, especially as we’ve changed to the month of May.
PLEASE TAKE HOME A COPY OF NOVENA
TIMETABLE AVAILABLE AT BACK OF CHURCH
Petition and Thanksgiving Leaflets are also now available – you are asked to place them in the boxes in front of the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Novena Candles and New Novena Booklets (€1) will be available at each Mass.
Jockey Johnny Murtagh
On Tues week at 7.30pm, as part of our Novena, we are delighted to welcome Johnny Murtagh, former flat race champion jockey and current successful horse trainer, to give his personal faith testimony - a witness that's fuelled by his rich spirituality connected to his recovery from addiction. Johnny challenges us to appreciate the gift of every Moment of Life. An inspirational and challenging man.
“Be grateful and appreciate life.”
The Diocese of Ossory
invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Coordinator of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan
This co-ordinator will be given the task of implementing the Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016-2020 across the forty-two parishes of the Diocese.
This will be a temporary part-time post for a three-year term. Prospective candidates should hold a degree in Theology or a commensurate discipline, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be holders of a valid driving licence with the use of a car and have proven experience of active engagement and leadership within the Church.
The applicant will be committed to the ethos of the Catholic faith. Please send your CV and cover letter, specifying your suitability for the position of Coordinator of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, by post, in confidence, quoting ref Coordinator of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, to
Fr Dermot Ryan,
Selection Committee Chairperson,
St Kieran’s College,
College Road, Kilkenny.
Closing date for applications Friday 6th May 2016, 5.00pm
Interviews will be held Friday 20th May 2016 and Saturday 21st May 2016
Shortlisting will apply. The Diocese of Ossory is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will disqualify.
Thanks to all who contribute to the Parish and Diocesan collections during 2015.
We thank those who support the ‘Envelope Collection’ on a weekly or yearly basis, and those who contribute by means of a Standing Orderthrough the Bank. All proceeds of the Envelope Collection and Standing Orders go exclusively towards the running costs of the parish.
If you have become irregular in your support of the upkeep of your parish, we urge you to think again. Our wish is to maintain the same high standard of services, facilities and infrastructure that we are blessed to have in St John’s Parish. We are very grateful to you for the sacrifices that you make via your regular contributions in order to maintain these standards. We are also aware that some find life financially very difficult.
However, we appeal to all parishioners, if at all possible, to maintain, commenceor recommence, some regular contribution towards the running costs of our parish. St John’s Parish Finance Committee
Ossory Vocations Information Day
An Information Day with Fr Willie Purcell will take place on Saturday May 14th at 10. 30 am in The Chapter Room, St Mary’s Cathedral.
Cois Nore Charity Shop
The Kilkenny Cancer Charity Shop, John St seek volunteers. Call 0567715001.
Epilepsy Church Gate Collection next weekend. Your support will be appreciated.
Bank Holiday Monday – 10.30 a.m. Mass only.
Next Friday is the First Friday of May. Holy Communion at the normal times.
St John’s Prayer Group
Prayer group will not meet on the 4th & 11th May. Back to normal Wed. 18th May.
Adoration Room closed for the duration of the Novena. reopens on 12th May.
Dominican Black Abbey
May Rosary Vigil will take place today Sunday at 4.15pm.
The Monthly Rosary in James Green takes place this Sunday at 3.00pm.
Blessed Edmund Rice
Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice: mass in Westcourt Thursday, 5th May at 7.30pm.
St Mary’s Cathedral – Second Draw Results
Prize Winner Parish
1st Prize €2,000 Mem Dunphy Ballyragget
2nd Prize €1,000 Monica Murray St Mary’s
3rd Prize €500 Fr Noel Maher Aghaboe
4th Prize €300 Cardinal C. Murphy O’Connor St Mary’s
5th Prize €300 Mary Sullivan Mooncoin
6th Prize €200 Michael & Mary O’Connor Muckalee
7th Prize €200 Kate Morris Callan
8th Prize €100 Michael Hyland Aghaboe
9th Prize €100 Brendan Walshe Ballyragget
10th Prize €100 Sr Imelda St Mary’s