Annual Bereavement Mass
The St John’s Parish Annual Bereavement Mass will be celebrated in
St John’s Church on Wednesday November 18th, at 7.30pm.
Ossory Priests Society
The Ossory Priests Society is responsible for making suitable financial provision for the care of the priests in the Diocese of Ossory in infirmity, sickness and old age. The Annual Collection for this good cause takes place next weekend, 14/15th November outside church.
A contribution to Ossory Priests Society is an opportunity to show appreciation for the many years of service our retired priests have given to God and to the faithful in our parishes throughout the diocese. The priest is a part of every Catholic family. They offer counsel and comfort, and they lead us in celebrating the sacraments. Your support is very much appreciated. Declan McCann, Ossory Priests Society
Frances Black and Kieran Goss In Concert
Watergate Theatre next Sunday, 15th
Frances Black, founder of the RISE Foundation which runs here in St John’s, and Kieran Goss will be performing in concert next Sunday, 15th November in the Watergate Theatre. Frances has become a friend of the parish through her captivating contribution to the Kilkenny Novena two years ago, and also through her ongoing and successful program, RISE, which she founded to assist families who struggle to overcome addictions of various kinds, as well as coping with the fallout caused by these addictions.
This concert promises to be a great ‘reunion’ - a gig not to be missed. You can book tickets at watergatetheatre.com/events/frances-black-kieran-goss-reunion/
A Super Auction in aid of St Mary’s Restoration Fund will take place on Saturday, 28th Nov. in O’Loughlin Gaels Complex.
Viewing from 10.00 am; Auction 11.30 am. Catalogue: €3.
Contributions of Original Paintings; Garden & Household Furniture; Antiques; Firewood; Crockery; Lamps; Toys, etc. would be most welcome.
‘Every Little Helps’ and your support in any manner will help this event for the Diocese to be a great success.
Please return your November Offerings at this time. Blank forms for the list of your deceased are available in the church porch – Place them in the basket in front of the Altar.. Please do not leave your November Offerings in the basket because it’s only for the list of your loved ones.
St John’s Young Priests Society
A meeting of the St John’s Young Priests Society will take place in the Presbytery on Monday at 11.00am (immediately after the 10.30am Mass) for 30 minutes approx. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Thomas Hayes Trust
Giving Light and Hope service to commemorate the lives lost through Suicide. Join with us Fri. 20th November at 7.00pm in St Canice’s Church.
Service for Healing of the Generations
Service will take place in St Brigid’s Church, Coon next Wednesday. Commences with Adoration at 6.30pm. Mass at 7.30pm.
Annual craft fair at Camphill takes place next Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
Retired Nurses Association of Ireland
Mass for Retired and Deceased Nurses will be celebrated in St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Wednesday 18th at 10.30am. After Mass a Tea/Coffee morning will take place in the Parish Centre. All proceeds to the Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team.
Kilkenny Flower Club
Flower Demonstration by Teresa Collins (AOIFA) will take place next Thursday in Springhill Court Hotel at 8 pm. Entrance: €15 includes refreshments. Proceeds in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Assoc.
There will be a talk by Dr. Pat Crowley about the use of LDN in the treatment of fibromyalgia in the Ossory Park Community Centre on Wednesday 11th at 7pm. All are welcome. Please contact Doris - 086 62346491 or Tommy - 086 1080291.
The annual Sharing Fair Craft Sale and Coffee Morning to support the work of Kilkenny nun, Sr Mary Hayden in Thailand, will take place at Langton’s of John Street next Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
The monthly Blessed Edmund Rice Mass will take place in Westcourt on Monday, 9 November at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date.
Forthcoming Events To Note
Sat 28th Nov: Auction in aid of St Mary’s – O’Loughlin Gaels Complex.
Sun 29th Nov: Celebrating Religious Life in our Diocese – St Kieran’s College.
Tues 24th & Tues 1st Dec: Formation for Readers of The Word – St Fiacre’s.
Sun, 31st Jan: Annual Parish Social – Langton House Hotel.