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Welcome to Graiguecullen & Killeshin Parish

Mission Statement

Graiguecullen Killeshin parish is a welcoming, worshipping, community, committed to living the Gospel in our daily lives. Nourished by the Eucharist we strive to live in justice, truth, love and peace, so that others may say of us: “See how these Christians love one another. Our churches, celebrations and ceremonies are open to all people of goodwill. There is a seat reserved for you at the Lords table in St Clares or Holy Cross church every Sunday and special feast day. Your participation will strengthen the Body of Christ so as to serve the whole community. All our Ministry Groups are open to all and you are always welcome to join any of them.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Continues this Monday night 17th June at 7.30pm in St Clare’s Church. The rosary is recited at 7.10pm. This year’s Theme is: “The importance of faith in our daily lives” GUEST SPEAKER for this week is: Fr. Derek Ryan CSSR – Fr. Derek Ryan is a Redemptorist Missonary Priest. One of the places he has worked is a small village Furancungu in Mozambique. During his time there he oversaw the building of a church and school for the parish. During an interview Fr Derek (age 39) said “Some of my friends would say that I’m mad for staying in the Church. But the reason I did stay was my love for ministry, the Redemptorist congregation and a desire to walk with people on their faith journey. Sometimes that journey of life can be quite difficult for people. It’s a great privilege and honour to be available to those who are most in need and to serve people in the sacraments.”

Graiguecullen Swimming Pool Celebrates 25 yrs

You are invited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Graiguecullen Swimming Pool this Sunday 16th June beginning with a Mass of Thanksgiving @ 11.30am in St. Clare’s Church followed by BBQ and lots of entertainment on the Pool grounds.

The story began way back in 1989 with the completion of the New Primary School on the Killeshin Road causing the original school building at the Numbers to become vacant, quickly falling into disrepair. There was a lot happening in the Parish at this time, Fr. Fingleton’s house was under construction and it was during a tea break there that a group on a FÁS scheme working around the area suggested that a swimming pool would be a great addition to the area and the old school would be the perfect site for it. Fr. Fingleton consulted his extensive library and produced a book on swimming pools which was to become a reference point for the delivery of the ambitious dream. A public meeting was called to see if the impossible could be achieved. A plan of action was agreed upon, everyone was given a job to do and a Finance Committee was established. A major fund raising drive followed encouraging more people to become involved and an entire community was mobilised. The dream became a reality through the vision, ambition, hard work, dedication and sheer determination of a tight knit community led by Fr Fingleton and Fr Jim O’Connell. An enormous voluntary workforce gathered together to tackle the major construction project. This unique community construction initiative was the envy of many with an 11 month delivery time frame from commencement to completion. The Graiguecullen Swimming Pool opened at 7am on the 1st June 1994 with immense satisfaction of all involved. 25 years on and the pool has gone from strength to strength and continues to be one of the most
successful pools in the country attracting customers from far and wide. Graiguecullen Swimming Pool committee would like to thank all the volunteers, staff, lifeguards and instructors who have given their time and
expertise over the years and to our many loyal customers who continue to support our facility.

St Clare’s Hospitality

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

The service is free of charge but a donation box is available at the door.

We are currently making up to 50 food parcels a week as well as feeding around 80 people in our food kitchen each day.

Donations go directly to helping local people in need. We are extremely grateful to everyone who donates their time and/or money to this cause. Just a reminder about our food bins at the church doors and in the Parish Centre. We would really appreciate any donations of tinned peas, beans, cooking rice, coffee, custard powder etc. as our stocks are low.

All Work Done For The Greater Glory Of God

For information on our statement on safeguarding children  Click Here

Safeguarding

If you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children or vulnerable adult contact Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) – Ms Joan Treacy: Ph:085 8021633 | E-mail-dlp@kandle.ie. Safeguarding Reps: B. Lloyd – 087 7719368 | Suzanne McWey – 087 6216207.

Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Events 2018/2019

To view the Church Calendar: Sept 2018 – Aug 2019  Click Here

June 2019

Sat 1st: 6.30pm – Exam Mass

Sun 2nd: 10.15 & 12.15pm – First Communion Ceremonies – Killeshin

Fri 7th: 7.30pm – Killeshin Cemetery Mass

Sun 9th: Evergreens Holiday

Fri 14th: 7.30pm – Sleaty Cemetery Mass

Sun 16th: 10.15am – Mass to remember Babies who died before, during or after birth (Holy Cross)

Wed 19th: 7.30pm – Leaugh Cemetery Mass

Sun 23rd: 10.15am/11.30am – Family Mass

Mon 24th: Final Night of Novena

Wed 26th: 7.30pm – Graiguecullen Graduation Mass

Thurs 27th: 7.30pm – Killeshin Graduation Mass

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