Monday, September 29, 2014

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 28th September 2014

Do This in Memory
The parents/guardians of the First Holy Communion classes in St. John of God School, St. Patrick’s De la Salle School, Gaelscoil Osrai and Kilkenny School Project are asked to attend a meeting of the Do This in Memory programme on Monday 29th September at 7pm in the Parish Centre. 

First Friday of October
The first Friday of October occurs this week.  The priests of the parish hope to visit the sick and home bound at the usual times.  Please inform the Parish Office (776 4400) if you would like to have a name added to the list.
 
Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased:  Frank O’Rourke, Callan formerly of Riverside Drive. Funeral prayers on Monday  at 6.30pm in Johnston’s Funeral Home followed by removal to St. Canice's Church. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.00am. Burial in St. Lachtain’s Cemetery, Freshford. Tommy Lawlor, High Street.
Months Mind: Eileen Lacey (Sat 6.15).
Anniversaries: The Byrne Family (Sun 9.30). Ann Kavanagh (Sun 10.00). Matt Dwyer (Sun 11.00). Peter Gaule (Sun 12.00). Eddie Mc Philips (Sun 12.30). Bill & Kathleen Fitzgerald (Tues 10.30). Mary Butler (Thur 10.30). Helen Kelly. Frank Coyne. Ann Doyle. Paddy Wallace. William & Elizabeth Tyrrell. Gerry Kelly. Anastatia Buckley.  Fr. John Lennon. Billy & Patty Reinhardt. John Casey.
Intentions for Next Weekend:  Kathleen Roche (Sat 6.15). Mick O’Leary (Sat 7.00). Breda Phelan (Sun 9.30). Dan Gorey (Sun 10.00). Tom O’Neill (Sun 10.30). Ann Roche (Sun 11.00). Evelyn Coppinger (Sun 12.00).

Altar Servers - New Members Needed
The new altar servers rota is being compiled at the moment. Please contact the Parish Office to confirm your willingness to continue on as an altar server or enrol as a new server in our parish churches.  Forms are available at the sacristies for all servers. 

Parish Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Following our very successful and enjoyable evening for parish volunteers last year the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to do the same again this year.  Precise details will be announced later; in the meantime our parish volunteers are invited to keep the evening of Saturday, 1st November free.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support
The third talk in the Kilkenny Bereavement Support series  takes place on Thursday, 2nd October at 7.30pm in  the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.  The Speaker is Joan Freeman, CEO  and  Founder of Pieta House. Her talk is “The Story of Pieta House and Help in Suicidal Distress”.  Admission is €10 and proceeds go to Pieta House. Info: 0567 756 538.

Stress Management Skills Course
This 8 week course will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy beginning on   Thursday, 9th October 2014 (7.00pm – 9.00pm). Course costs €90 – Phone: 087 680 9428 for further information.

Alzheimers/ Stroke related/Dementia
Alzheimers/Challenging Behaviour in Older Adults talk by Mia Mc Loughlin, Consultant Psychiatrist for Later Life. Are you providing extra support for a loved one? Could you do with additional support? If so, come along to our talk on Monday, 13th October at 3.00pm at The Carers Association Centre, Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.

Art Classes with Mary Dillon
Beginning in the Parish Centre for 8 weeks, every Wednesday from 1st October. For enquiries and to register please contact Mary Dillon:: 087 222 4260, dillonmary@eircom.net.

Loreto Secondary School
1st Year Enrolment September 2015:  The closing date for applications for a First Year place is Wednesday, 8th October 2014. Application forms and admissions policy can be obtained from our website www.loretokk.ie or the school office. 

Middle Deanery Meeting 17th Sept
The September meeting of the Diocese of Ossory Middle Deanery Pastoral Council (MDPC) took place in Peace in Christ on Wednesday,17th September.  Matters for discussion on the agenda included: Election of new a secretary, Ossory Times Magazine, Middle Deanery Youth Event, Feedback from Ossory Diocesan Pastoral Council (ODCP) Meeting
New Secretary: Alan Burke has been appointed to the role of MDPC Secretary
Ossory Times Magazine: Ossory Times is still looking for promoters of the magazine in each parish. People interested in this can contact our Parish MDPC Representative - Pat O’Shea.
Update on Middle Deanery Event: Two meetings have taken place since the last MDPC meeting. The outcome of these meetings was discussed by the MDPC.
Feedback from ODPC Meeting: Pat O’Shea, the MDPC representative on the ODPC was unable to attend and sent his apologies to the meeting of the 17th September. He did send a report from the ODPC.
The current focus of the sub group of the ODPC is to achieve some strategic direction towards the pastoral plans and the aim is to have this before the end of September.  Next meeting 15th October 2014.

Rosary for Life
Sunday, 5th October 2014 is Day for Life.  In response to Pope Francis’ request and linking with those gathered in Rome for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family a Rosary Vigil will be held in the Dominican Black Abbey, Kilkenny Sunday, 5th October at 4.00pm concludes with Mass at 6.00pm.  All are welcome!

Free Blood Pressure Check
The Irish Heart Foundation Road Show will be at the Newpark Close Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 30th September from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to get your Blood Pressure checked. This is a free service. 

September Draws to a Close
The months are slipping by and October is almost here. During the month of October, the Month of the Rosary, we can show our love for Jesus and Our Lady by saying the Rosary each day during the month and reflecting on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  The Rosary is recited in St. Patrick’s Church at 9.10am and St. Fiacre’s Church at 10.10am each morning.
The Pope's intentions for October are: That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence. That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

Explore the Monastic Way of Life
The monastic way in the secular world. A residential weekend at Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October 2014. To reserve a place, please contact Eileen from Monday to Friday, between 2.00pm  and 7.00pm at 0505 25600. A reservation can also be made by e-mail to guesthouse@msjroscrea.ie. Cost: 140.00pp.

Church Gate Collection
The annual church gate collection for Ossory Social Services will take place on the 4th and 5th October.

KFSIP
Kilkenny Forum for Social Inclusion and Participation invites you to the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle on Tuesday, 20th September from 1.30pm to 4.00pm to discuss rural and urban transport in the company of Minister of Rural Affairs, Ann Phelan TD. This is your opportunity to make your views known to the minister.

Loughboy Library
Protect your Children Online - A free Internet Security for Families Course is commencing shortly at Loughboy Library. Fridays 6.15pm to 7.45pm for 5 weeks. Tel 779  4176 to book a place.

Ionad Cairde Social Learning
Presents “An Evening with Dr. Fergus Heffernan” on Monday, 29th September from 7.30pm to  9.30pm in Hotel Kilkenny. Cost: €10 (payable at the door). The presentation looks at ‘the impact that living and working in a highly anxious world is having on the physiological and psychological of human beings’. Doors open at 7.00pm.  Tea/Coffee provided. Email: icsociallearning@gmail.com or telephone 085 164 8229.









Monday, September 22, 2014

Twenty Firth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 21st September 2014

Come on the Cats !!!
We wish the Kilkenny Senior and Hurling Team the best of luck in All Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay against Tipperary on Saturday next.  In particular we wish Brian Cody, Eoin Larkin and Jackie Tyrell, the panel members and all from St. Patrick’s Parish who are involved with the team the very best of luck on the day.  Let’s bring the Liam McCarthy cup back home.


Be Still and Know That I Am God
An evening on Christian meditation will be held in Peace in Christ Retreat House, Sion Road, Kilkenny on Wednesday, 24th September.  Time: 7.30pm. Speaker: Fr. Donagh O’Shea OP. Donation: €10 - light refreshments will be served. All are welcome and newcomers to meditation will be especially welcome. 


Eucharistic Ministers
The Parish Office is in the process of compiling the new rota. If you are unable or unwilling to continue please inform Michelle in the Office at 056 776 4400 as soon as possible.


An Hour of Prayer
In response to the Holy Father’s appeal to families for their support in prayer as the church begins a period of deliberation and reflection in Rome at the beginning of October on the pastoral care of families.
Fr. Dan Carroll will led an hour of prayer in St. Fiacre’s Church, Friday 26th September from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  Pope Francis said “your prayer for the Synod of Bishops will be a precious treasure which enriches the church.”.


Adoration
Due to the Holy Hour taking place in St. Fiacre’s Church., the Adoration on Friday 26th September in St. Patrick’s Church is cancelled.


Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased: Paddy Murray, Ashurst.  Sr. Margaret Mulrooney, Villa Maria, Talbots Inch.
Months Mind: Tom Ryan (Sun 10.00).
Anniversaries: Eugene & Paddy Somers (Sat 6.15). Paddy Johnston (Sat 7.00). Milo Grogan (Sun 11.00). Moyra Cantwell (Sun 12.00). Margaret Jones (Sun 12.30). James & Mary Long (Tues 10.30). Marian Lennon (Wed 10.30).  Anastasia Ayres. Frank & Mary Nolan. Nora Hogan. Paddy Larkin. Bridget Cahill. Ger Kavanagh. Lily Downes, Josie O’Brien,. Mary, Richard & Billy Brennan. Mary Ward.
Intentions for Next Weekend:  Eileen Lacey (Months Mind Sat 6:15). The Byrne Family (Sun 9.30). Ann Kavanagh (Sun 10.00). Matt Dwyer (Sun 11.00). Peter Gaule (Sun 12.00). Eddie Mc Philips (Sun 12.30).


Choirs in Our Parish
Over the next few weeks our parish choirs will return after their summer break.  We are delighted to welcome them back.  We are blessed to have such dedicated people who enhance our liturgies, not just at weekends but at many other Masses and services adding life and energy to our celebrations throughout the year.  Our choir leaders, organists, musicians and soloists also give wonderful support and we are so grateful to them all for their commitment and service.  We are delighted to have music and singing at 6.15pm, 7.00pm, 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.30pm Masses each weekend.
New members are always welcome to come and join our parish choirs.  Ideally, others who are interested in choral music might assist by joining our parish choirs on an on-going basis and enhance the numbers we have already.  Interested persons are invited to approach the choir leaders after Mass or to telephone the Parish Office (056 776 4400) at any time.


Altar Servers
The new altar servers rota is being compiled at the moment. Please contact the parish office to confirm your willingness to continue on as an altar server in our Parish.  Forms are available at the Sacristies for all servers. 


Irish Pilgrimage Trust
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, which brings Young People with special needs to Lourdes at Easter each year, has a stand at this weeks National Ploughing Championships. Drop into our stand, Block 2 Row 35 Stand   640 while at the ploughing championships and learn more about the Trust and its work. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand.” www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com


Parish Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Following our very successful and enjoyable evening for parish volunteers last year the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to do the same again.  Precise details will be announced later but in the meantime those who volunteer in our parish are invited to keep the evening of Saturday, 1st November free.


Stress Management Skills Course
This 8 week course will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy beginning on   Thursday, 9th October 2014 (7.00pm – 9.00pm) Course costs €90 – Phone: 087 680 9428 for further information.


Free Training
Free training with Momentum and  Barrow Training.  Momentum is a new government initiative which will provide free education and training projects for 6,500 jobseekers. Participants will gain relevant skills for real work opportunities in identified growth areas. Barrow Training is delivering courses in Hospitality and Tourism in Carlow, Kilkenny, Naas, Waterford, Wexford and Bray and childcare in Kilkenny, Waterford and Clonmel. Visit www.barrowtraining.ie or www.momentumskills.ie for more information or call Siobhan on 059 972 1416.


Speech and Drama Classes
Starburst Speech and Drama classes begin this Tuesday 23rd September at 4pm in the Parish Centre. For more details please contact Kate on 0851142686.


Alzheimers/ Stroke related/Dementia
Alzheimers/Challenging Behaviour in older adults Talk.  Mia Mc Loughlin, Consultant Psychiatrist for Later Life. Are you providing extra support for a loved one. Could you do with additional support. If so come along to our talk. Monday 13th October at 3.00p.m. at The Carers Association Centre. Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.


Art Classes with Mary Dillon
Beginning in the Parish Centre for 8 weeks, every Wednesday from October 1st. For enquiries and to register please contact Mary Dillon:: 087 222 4260, dillonmary@eircom.net.


Loughboy Library
National Adult Literacy Agency: a learner ambassador from NALA will be available at the Library to speak to adults thinking for returning to education. 
Tips on how to use mobile phones, iphones, ipads etc on Fridays at 3.45pm.
Exhibition: The Irish Patchwork Society are currently exhibiting at the Library. Well worth a visit!
Internet Security for Families: Free course covering basic filtering, blocking websites etc commencing immediately on Fridays 6-8pm.  Please book 056 779 4176.


St. Vincent De Paul
The monthly collection for  the St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.


Kilkenny Bereavement Support
The third talk in the Kilkenny Bereavement Support series  takes place on Thursday Oct 2nd at 7.30 pm in Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny.
The Speaker is Joan Freeman, CEO  and  Founder of Pieta House. Her talk is, “The Story of Pieta House, and Help in Suicidal Distress”.
Admission is €10 and proceeds go to Pieta House. Information from 0567 756 538.

Loreto Secondary School
1st Year Enrolment September 2015:  The closing date for applications for a First Year place is Wednesday, 8th October 2014. Application forms and admissions policy can be obtained from our website www.loretokk.ie or the school office.
Open Night For 6th Class Girls:  An open night will take place on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 6.45pm. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available by either emailing your request to office@loretokk.ie or by calling to the school office.


Integritas
The monastic way in the secular world. A residential weekend at Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October 2014. To reserve a place, please contact Eileen from Monday to Friday, between 2.00pm  and 7.00pm at 0505 25600. A reservation can also be made by e-mail to guesthouse@msjroscrea.ie. Cost: 140.00pp.


September Literature Course
Evening literature class exploring the work of Seamus Heaney and William Trevor.  Eight-week course starts Thursday, 25th September from 7.00pm  to 9.00pm at Kilkenny Campus, located at St Kieran’s College. Course fee 130, including tea/coffee. To book, please email margaret.irish@nuim.ie or call 087 344 5388.


Ionad Cairde Social Learning
Presents “An Evening with Dr. Fergus Heffernan” on Monday, 29th September from 7.30pm to  9.30pm in Hotel Kilkenny. Cost: €10 (payable at the door). The presentation looks at ‘the impact that living and working in a highly anxious world is having on the physiological and psychological of human beings’. Doors open at 7.00pm.  Tea/Coffee provided. Email: icsociallearning@gmail.com or telephone 085 164 8229.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Exaltation of the Cross, 14th September 2014

The Exaltation of the Cross
This weekend’s feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery in 320 of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, under the Temple of Venus in Jerusalem and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which marks the site of the Crucifixion.
 The basilica, named the Martyrium, and the shrine, named the Calvarium, were destroyed by the Persians in 614. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre which now stands on the site was built by the crusaders in 1149.
However the feast, more than anything else, is a celebration and commemoration of God's greatest work: his salvific death on the Cross and His Resurrection, through which death was defeated and the doors to Heaven opened.

Come on the Cats !!!
We wish the Kilkenny Senior and Intermediate Camogie Teams the best of luck in their games against Cork and Limerick in this weekend’s All Ireland Camogie  Finals. In particular we wish Aoife Neary, the panel members and all from St. Patrick’s Parish who are involved with the teams the very best of luck on the day. 


Divine Mercy
An hour of prayer and adoration in honour of Divine Mercy takes place in the Friary Church on Sunday 14th September from 3-4pm.  All are welcome.  


Be Still and Know That I Am God
An evening on Christian meditation will be held in Peace in Christ Retreat House, Sion Road, Kilkenny on Wednesday, 24th September.  Time: 7.30pm. Speaker: Fr. Donagh O’Shea OP. Donation: €10 - light refreshments will be served. All are welcome and newcomers to meditation will be especially welcome.  


Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased:  Lilly Coyne, Fr. Hayden Road.  
Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 12.30pm on Sunday. Burial in Foulkstown Cemetery.  Eamon Byrne, Newpark Drive. Phyllis Wheeler (nee Brophy), Warwickshire and late of Walkin Street. Bridget Dwyer, Pearse Street. Funeral Mass at St. Canice’s Church at 11.30am on Sunday. Burial in St. Kieran’s Cemetery.  Breda Dooley (Tues 10.30).
Anniversaries: Michael Reddy (Sat 6.15). Sr. Sylvester Brennan (Sat 7.00). Jim Ryan (Sun 9.30). Joe Brennan (Sun 10.00). Catherine Grace (Sun 10.30). Mary & Joan Bissett (Sun 11.00). Eileen Barham (Sun 12.00). Margaret & Christy Aherne (Mass offered on Saturday,13th at 9.30). Mary Kennedy (Tue 9.30). Retired Teachers Association (Thur 10.30). Ciss Holland (Fri 10.30). Patrick Traynor (Sat 9.30). Rita McCarthy, Chrissie Scott. Josephine Neary. Maureen Holden. Tom Little. Ernie Harrington. Syd & Elizabeth Bluett. Kathleen Murphy. Margaret Morris. Sally Holden. Molly Browne. Anna Beale. Billy & Statia Tallent. 
Intentions for Next Weekend: Eugene & Paddy Somers (Sat 6.15). Paddy Johnston (Sat 7.00). Tom Ryan (Months Mind Sun 10.00). Milo Grogan (Sun 11.00). Moyra Cantwell (Sun 12.00). Margaret Jones (Sun 12.30).


Eucharistic Ministers
The Parish Office is in the process of compiling the new rota. If you are unable or unwilling to continue please inform Michelle in the Office at 056 776 4400 as soon as possible.


Integritas
The monastic way in the secular world. A residential weekend at Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October 2014. To reserve a place, please contact Eileen from Monday to Friday, between 2.00pm  and 7.00pm at 0505 25600. A reservation can also be made by e-mail to guesthouse@msjroscrea.ie. The cost of the weekend per person is €140.00.


Refreshments After Mass on Tuesday
The holiday season is over and we are again in a position to offer light refreshments after our Tuesday morning Masses at St. Fiacre’s Church.  When you have finished in church on a Tuesday morning feel free to proceed to the Parish Centre for a tea or coffee and a chat with neighbours and friends.


Friends of Calcutta Clothing Appeal
A clothing appeal in aid of Friends of Calcutta will take place on Thursday 18th September in the Parish Centre car park from 10.00am to 12 noon.  Friends of Calcutta is a totally voluntary Irish Charity. 


Ionad Cairde Social Learning
Presents “An Evening with Dr. Fergus Heffernan” on Monday, 29th September from 7.30pm to  9.30pm in Hotel Kilkenny. Cost: €10 (payable at the door). The presentation looks at ‘the impact that living and working in a highly anxious world is having on the physiological and psychological of human beings’. Doors open at 7.00pm.  Tea/Coffee provided. Email: icsociallearning@gmail.com or telephone 085 164 8229. 


Loreto Secondary School
1st Year Enrolment September 2015:  The closing date for applications for a First Year place is Wednesday, 8th October 2014. Application forms and admissions policy can be obtained from our website www.loretokk.ie or the school office.
Open Night For 6th Class Girls:  An open night will take place on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 6.45pm. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available by either emailing your request to office@loretokk.ie or by calling to the school office. 


September Literature Course
Evening literature class exploring the work of Seamus Heaney and William Trevor.  Eight-week course starts Thursday, 25th September from 7.00pm  to 9.00pm at Kilkenny Campus, located at St Kieran’s College. Course fee 130, including tea/coffee. To book, please email margaret.irish@nuim.ie or call 087 344 5388.
Parish Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Following our very successful and enjoyable evening for parish volunteers last year the Parish Pastoral Council has decided to do the same again.  Precise details will be announced later but in the meantime those who volunteer in our parish are invited to keep the evening of Saturday, 1st November free.


Stress Management Skills Course
This 8 week course will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy beginning on   Thursday, 9th October 2014 (7.00pm – 9.00pm) Course costs €90 – Phone: 087 680 9428 for further information.


Trying to Quit Smoking?
A six week stop smoking group is available at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre commencing on Thursday, 18th September.  Contact Bernie O’Brien, Health Promotion & Improvement, 1st Floor, St. Canice’s Hospital.  056 773 4863/087 251 4531


Pitch & Putt
Kilkenny Recreation Sports Partnership is starting an Older Adult Introductory 4 week pitch and putt programme. This will start next Wednesday 17th at 11.00am at Lacken pitch and putt (St Canice’s Hospital grounds, Dublin Road). There is no fee required from those interested.  Beginners Welcome!  Contact Alan on 056 779 4990 or 087 327 6271.


Volunteers Required
Kilkenny and Carlow Contact is seeking volunteers for Befriending to Older People in Kilkenny City and surrounding areas. 
Do you have empathy with older people?  Could you commit to one hour per week to befriend an older person. If the answer is ‘Yes’ please come along to an Information Evening in the Fr. McGrath Centre, St Joseph’s Road, Kilkenny on Monday, 15th September at 7.30pm.   For more information or details call 056 775 1988, Ext 6.


Free Training
Free training with Momentum and  Barrow Training.  Momentum is a new government initiative which will provide free education and training projects for 6,500 jobseekers. Participants will gain relevant skills for real work opportunities in identified growth areas. Barrow Training is delivering courses in Hospitality and Tourism in Carlow, Kilkenny, Naas, Waterford, Wexford and Bray and childcare in Kilkenny, Waterford and Clonmel. Visit www.barrowtraining.ie or www.momentumskills.ie for more information or call Siobhan on 059 972 1416.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7th September 2014

Come on the Cats !!!
We wish the Kilkenny Senior and Minor hurling teams the best of luck in this weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Finals. In particular we wish Brian Cody, Eoin Larkin and Jackie Tyrell as well as and Conor Browne and Luke Scanlon, the panel members and all from St. Patrick’s Parish who are involved with the teams the very best of luck in the finals. Let’s bring the Liam McCarthy cup back home. 

 
Tickets Are Very Scarce!
Our parish is running a coach to the Annual Grandparents’ Pilgrimage at Knock on next Sunday, 14th September 2014.  The coach will leave St. Fiacre’s Church at 8.00am and stop at Tullamore to allow pilgrims to have a break.  The official celebrations begin at 2.30pm with Mass in the basilica at 3.00pm. Chief celebrant will be Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio. Fr. Liam Lawton will lead the singing.  There will be a reflection by Catherine Wiley, of the Catholic Grandparents’ Association. The coach will leave Knock shortly after the celebrations stopping for a short while in Tullamore on route home to Kilkenny.  We expect to arrive at St. Fiacre’s Church before 10.00pm.
At time of printing there were only four available tickets remaining so please contact the Parish Centre (056 776 4400) on Monday to book your seat.  Return fare: €10.00.


 Children’s Prayer Appeal
We invite children to write a prayer for their grandparents.  Send prayers to Grandparents’ Association, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co Mayo or email to info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.com


St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
The AGM of the society will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on Friday 12th September after 10.30am Mass in St. Fiacre’s Church.  All welcome.


Pray For Our Deceased Friends
Recently Deceased:  Biddy Furniss, Troyscourt and formerly of 101 Patrick Street.  Funeral prayers at Johnston’s Funeral Home at 7.30pm on this Saturday evening followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church.  Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Monday.  Cremation will take place at Newlands Cross Crematorium at 12.00 noon on Tuesday. Catherine Carroll, Jenkinstown. Requiem Mass at Jenkinstown Church at 12.00 noon on Monday followed by interment in Conahy Churchyard. Rosary at her home on Sunday at 9.00pm. Maureen Lanigan, Joiner’s Folly. Michael O’Neill, Fr. Albert Place. Therese Treacy, Parnell Street. Jean Conway (Sun 12.00).
Months Mind: Bridget McGrath (Sun 11.00).
Anniversaries: Tony Madden (Sat 6.15). William (Bill) Hackett (Sat 7.00). Mary O’Donnell (Sun 10.00). Bridget Kenny (Sun 10.30).  Jacqueline Rainey (Sun 12.30). Sarah & Patrick Leahy (Wed 9.30). Sean O’Keeffe (Fri 10.30). Michael & Bridget Slattery. Sharon McEvoy. Jack Allen. Bob, Margie & Glenn Brady. Paddy Ryan. Evelyn Costello.
Intentions for Next Weekend: Michael Reddy (Sat 6.15). Sr. Sylvester Brennan (Sat 7.00). Jim Ryan (Sun 9.30). Joe Brennan (Sun 10.00). Catherine Grace (Sun 10.30). Mary & Joan Bissett (Sun 11.00). Eileen Barham (Sun 12.00). Margaret & Christy Aherne (Sun 12.30).


Carer of the Year
Just a reminder, Carer of The Year and Young Carer of the year nominations are closing 19th September so if you know of any local carers who you’d like to nominate, you can fill out a form at http://carersireland.com/carersoftheyear2014.php or get in touch with us at the centre: The Carers Association, Unit 1, Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny or call 056 772 1424.


Kilkenny Flower Club
Meetings resume in Butler House on Thursday, 11th September at 8.00pm. Demonstration by Beatrice Hartog.  Non members welcome, cost €6.00.


Westcourt News
The monthly Mass to pray for the intercession of Blessed Edmund Rice in our lives and for his canonisation will take place in Westcourt on Monday, 8th September 2014 at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.


Rosary
The monthly rosary on the First Sunday in James Green at the statue of Our Lady of Kilkenny continues on this Sunday, 7th September at 3.00pm. 


“Be Still and know that I am God”
Christian Meditation will resume in Peace in Christ Retreat House on Wednesday, 10th September at 4.00pm. All are welcome to come and experience this type of prayer. 


Parents of Adults with Autism/ASD
For parents of  teenagers/adults with Autism/ASD who would like to help to influence person centred and family focused initiatives in Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary:  Thursday, 11th September at 11.00am in Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre. Facilitated by the Autism Partnership.


World Suicide Prevention Day
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, 10th September a Service of Light will be held in St. Mary's Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  Please bring a candle to join communities throughout the world who will light a candle at 8.00pm to remember all whose lives have been touched by suicide.  Service led by Fr. Willie Purcell and Kilkenny Gospel Choir.


Alliance Fran├žaise
Children’s French Classes - from 4 years of age.  Secondary School and Adult classes also available. 
Enrolments: Tuesday, 9th September and Wednesday, 10th September from 7.00pm - 9.00pm  at the Club House Hotel, Patrick Street. Call 087 668 2696.


Young at Heart
The Young at Heart Club reopens on Wednesday, 10th September from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the Parish Centre.  All welcome.


Ionad Cairde Social Learning
Presents “An Evening with Dr. Fergus Heffernan” on Monday, 29th September from 7.30pm to  9.30pm in Hotel Kilkenny. Cost: €10 (payable at the door). The presentation looks at ‘the impact that living and working in a highly anxious world is having on the physiological and psychological of human beings’. Doors open at 7.00pm.  Tea/Coffee provided. Email: icsociallearning@gmail.com or telephone 085 164 8229.


Alopecia Support
The next meeting of Alopecia Support Ireland will be on Thursday, 11th September 2014 at 7.30pm at Moran’s Red Cow Hotel, Dublin.  All welcome.  Contact: alopeciaireland@gmail.com or 089 229 8100.


Loreto Secondary School
1st Year Enrolment September 2015:  The closing date for applications for a First Year place is Wednesday, 8th October 2014. Application forms and admissions policy can be obtained from our website www.loretokk.ie or the school office.
Open Night For 6th Class Girls:  An open night will take place on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 6.45pm. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available by either emailing your request to office@loretokk.ie or by calling to the school office.


Don’t Just Go to Church
That’s right: Don’t just go to church - be the church!  The Priory Institute is Ireland’s only accredited premier institution offering theology courses both online and in a traditional classroom setting.  Application deadline is 22nd September.  For more information log on to www.prioryinstitute.ie or call 01 404 8124.


September Literature Course
Evening literature class exploring the work of Seamus Heaney and William Trevor.  Eight-week course starts Thursday, Sept 25th, 7.00 to 9.00pm at Kilkenny Campus, located at St Kieran’s College. Course fee 130, incl. tea/coffee. To book, please email margaret.irish@nuim.ie or call 087 344 5388.