Parish Senior Citizens’ Party
Parishioners of a certain age are looking forward to the annual St. Patrick’s Parish Senior Citizens’ party which will be held in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm on Monday, 27th January. We look forward to a wonderful night and an opportunity to sing and dance together. Tickets (€10) are only available at the Parish Centre. We ask people to purchase tickets to enable us to plan the catering on the night. Music by the Marble City Swingers. Get your party frocks and dancing shoes ready!
Catholic Schools’ Week
This will be celebrated from this Sunday, 26th January to 2nd February. The theme for the week is, Catholic Schools: Places of Faith and Learning. There are a number of Catholic schools in the parish and we salute what they accomplish. They enrich not only the local community but also society in general. The seeds of faith are planted in the home and the role of parents as primary educators ought to be recognised by involving them in school activities. The Catholic school emphasises the mission of Christ and the religious programme affirms and deepens the understanding the students have of the Catholic religion. Teachers who work hard day in day out giving witness and spreading the faith are to be praised.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Do you know of anyone who is unwell, suffered a bereavement or going through a difficult time who would like to travel to Lourdes in prayer or thanksgiving in 2014? Please forward names to members of the St. Patrick’s Parish Lourdes Fund Committee. Call the Parish Office on 776 4400.
Mass Times at the Capuchin Friary
Mass times from the 1st February will be Monday to Saturday: 10.30am & 5.40pm.
This means the 7.30am Mass is no longer continued for Sundays or weekdays. A 5.40pm Mass is introduced for all days except Sundays.
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Chrissie Cahill, Conahy. Sr. Finbarr Coffey, “Villa Maria”, Freshford Road. Tom Cantwell, Dean Cavanagh Place. Annie Hawe, Ballybought Street. Requiem Mass at St. John’s at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Chrissie Bergin, Brownstown. John Dowling, Fr. Murphy Square. Teresa Barcoe, Nore Terrace.
Anniversaries: Daniel “Algie” Lanigan (Sat 6.15). Ann O’Shea (Sat 7.00). Maureen Barry (Sun 9.30). Jack Comerford (Sun 10.00). Kathleen Hickey (Sun 10.30). Michael Moore (Sun 11.00). Nora Foley (Sun 12.00). Fr. Joe O’Shea (Sun 12.30). Michael McDonald (Tue 9.30). Peg Brennan (Sun 10.30). Con Noonan (Sun 9.30). Ellen, John, Pat & Mary Butler (Wed 10.30). Margaret & Michael Muldowney (Thur 10.30). Lil, Billy & Eamon Costelloe (Fri 10.30). Tommie Ryan. Elizabeth Kavanagh. Michael White. Martin Coyne. Anne Kenny. Peter & Jimmy Browne. May Morris Allen & Paddy Morris. Denis Nyhan.
Intentions for next weekend: Hughie Shiels (Months Mind Sat 6.15). Anne Nolan. Breda Butler (Sat 7.00). Noeleen Flood (Sun 10.00). Michael White (Sun 10.30). Jimmy McGrath (Sun 11.00). John Collins (Sun 12.00). Oliver Mannion (Sun 12.30).
Kilkenny Solemn Novena
St. John’s Parish will host the Kilkenny Solemn Novena from Sunday, 2nd February until Tuesday, 11th February. The novena will be led by the Redemptorists’ Team and all are welcome. Further details at www.stjohnskilkenny.com
St. Brigid's Day Service
This year’s St. Brigid’s Day Service will take place in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, 1st February at 8.00pm. Holy Water from St. Brigid’s Well, Kildare and the traditional Red Flannel will be available on the night. This year’s collection is for the ‘Kilkenny Homeless Project’. All Welcome.
Taizé Youth Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage to Taizé, France, organised by Ossory Youth, under the Patronage of the Bishop of Ossory, from 17th to 24th August 2014. The Pilgrimage is open to Transition Year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Applications by Wednesday, 29th January. Information: Patrick Bookle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 776 1200 or (087) 212 9006.
The Joy of the Gospel
Pope Francis encourages every Christian to rediscover the joy of a personal encounter with
Jesus in his amazing new message of hope, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel. From St. Mary’s Cathedral Bookshop @ €4.99.
School of the Holy Spirit
A Table Quiz in support of the School of the Holy Spirit will take place in James Stephens GAA Club on Wednesday, 29th January at 9.00pm. Table of 4 = €20. Good fun for a good cause.
Stress Management Skills Course
An 8 week course takes place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre beginning on Tuesday, 28th January. Cost: €80. Information: 087 680 9428.
Join us in Butler House, Patrick Street on 27thJanuary for our Open/Information night at 7.30pm until 9.00pm. Have you time to spare? If you are 20+ and see yourself as non-judgemental and a good listener, think about it. Training in March 2014. www.samaritans.org
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Support group for carers of people with Alzheimer's/dementia will meet on Wednesday, 5th February from 4.00 to 5.30pm in The Village Day Centre (behind The Village Inn).
Support and information in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome. For more information call Ruth on 056 777 1230.
St. Patrick’s Community Games
The community games is about to kick off again in St. Patrick’s for the second year running. If you are interested in getting involved please come to a meeting on Tuesday, 28th January in Springhill Hotel at 8.30pm.
Upcoming events include U8 to U16 Swimming, U10 Handwriting, U6 to U8 Art competitions. Lots more events planned in future months. Tel: Paula 086 887 2447 for more information.
30/80KM Family Fun Get Fit Cycle
James Stephen’s GAA Club members are hopping onto their bikes and hitting the roads. Why not join them for a wonderful and exciting day?
Date: Saturday, 22nd March. Location: James Stephen’s Clubrooms, Larchfield. Registration: 9.30am to 10.40am. Start time: 11.00am. Entry fee: €20 single adult (entry + 1 raffle ticket for prize draw). Family €30 (2), €40 (3), U16's €10. Prize draw and refreshments will be served directly after the cycle. For information contact organisers Liam Power 085 724 0012 or Tim Butler 087 676 4747.
Kilkenny Leader Partnership Courses
KLP is taking registrations for a Benefit 4 Computer Class which they will be delivering in early February. This is a good basic computer course covering topics such as using the internet, emails, digital photography, Skype and using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The course is for 5 weeks and there are evening and morning options in Kilkenny City. Fee is €10.00. Information/registration: Connie McGee - 086 771 8040.
Computer lessons for the elderly will be available free on Thursday and Fridays at 6.45pm commencing on 6th/7th February. Enquiries: 779 4176.
Diamond Engagement Ring Lost
A diamond ring was lost in the vicinity of Foulkstown Cemetery. Please contact Fr. Dan with information if found.
Centering Prayer Retreat
5th March 2014 - 12th March 2014
Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. www.orlagh.ie. Reservations/Bookings: email@example.com. Contact Eileen Foley, 087 601 7709
Knitting Classes in Parish Centre
Knitting classes for beginners and those refreshing their skills began at the Parish Centre last Tuesday and continue for the next nine weeks. New members still welcome. Classes from 7.00pm - 8.00pm.