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Graiguecullen Monster Christmas Bingo

Sunday 15th Dec. @ 3.00pm. Great prizes to be won. Chocolates left and right of the winner. In house Lotto Draw for 2 Turkeys, 2 Hams & 3 books. Bring a friend.

Graiguecullen Bingo

Tuesday 10th Dec @ 8.30pm. Jackpot 45 numbers €1,350. Double Number €1,440. In-house Mini Lotto €1,400 in St Fiacc’s Hall. Great Prizes to be won. Bring a friend.

Goose Club

Annual Goose Club will take place this Sun 8th Dec at 7pm. Your support is greatly appreciated. In St. Fiacc’s Hall.

Parish Envelopes

The 2020 boxes of envelopes are available at the church doors and we ask each family to take a box and use the envelopes to make your contribution to our Parish Development Fund and other special collections. We need your financial support to continue to upkeep and maintain our beautiful churches and parish buildings and to develop our pastoral initiatives. The work of the parish is greatly helped by your regular Financial Support.

PRE-BAPTISM MEETING

The next meeting for parents who are presenting their children for baptism will take place on Monday 13th January 2020 at 7pm in the Parish Centre.

Youth Mass

Our monthly youth Mass will take place next Sat 14th Dec at 6.30pm in St Clare’s Church. All children preparing for Confirmation and their families are encouraged to attend. The theme for this Mass will be ‘HOPE’. In the midst of winter, when even nature itself seems to be declaring decay, we gather at this Mass as people of hope. We know in the very darkest hour our God is with us. All our readings and music will be of hope. All are welcome.

St. Clare’s Hospitality Food Kitchen

Will open for dinner on Christmas Day. We hope to make this a very special day for our clients. To raise funds to cover our costs we are having a coffee morning and bric a brac sale in early December. We would greatly appreciate any unwanted gifts you might have and these can be left into the Parish Centre. Thank you for your support.

St. Clare’s Hospitality

Committee wish to thank everyone who helped with the Bag Pack last weekend. We raised €4,001.69. This would not have been possible without your help. Thanks to the management and Staff of Dunnes Stores for their support and all who contributed for their generosity.

Holy Communion to the sick and housebound for Christmas

Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound during the coming week.

Prayer Intercessors

This group is available to pray regularly but individually for the life of the parish as well as specific intentions that arise from time to time. If you have a family member who is seriously ill or is undergoing a major operation or any other special request please ring the parish office (9141833) & we will send out a group text to request prayers. In order to maintain confidentiality we do not use names in the texts. If you are interested in joining this ministry please give your name and mobile number to the parish office.

Friends of Fiacc’s House Annual Draw

Will be held this Monday 9th December and the cards are available now in Fiacc’s House. Lines €10 each – full card €100. Entertainment from 8pm.

Christmas Prayer Box

We invite Parishioners to write any special prayers or intentions for Christmas and place them in the box beside the crib in St. Clare’s. They will be placed in the crib for Christmas.

Commissioning

Commissioning of the new young Eucharistic Ministers this Monday 9th @ 7pm in St. Clare’s. The young people have just completed the training course & we thank them for their service.

St Fiacc’s NS Advent Mass of Giving

This Mon 9th Dec at 11.30am. All are welcome. Each child will bring a nonperishable food item to the Mass & we will make up Christmas Food Hampers for those in need.

St. Clare’s Hospitality

Are in urgent need of donations particularly biscuits & cereal of any kind for our food parcels. We are very grateful for all donations.

Parish Carol Service

Wed 18th Dec 7pm in St. Clare’s Church. All Parish Choirs and Killeshin Pipe Band will be taking part. Admission is free but a collection will be taking up to support the local St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Service are in urgent need of volunteer drivers. If you can help please contact Fiacc’s House between 9am-2pm Monday-Friday 059 9143892.

Safeguarding

If you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children or vulnerable adult contact Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) – Mr Michael Daly: Ph: 085/8021633 E-mail-dlp@kandle.ie

Christmas Penitential Service

Christmas penitential service will take place at all Masses on the weekend of 21st & 22nd of December.

St. Vincent De Paul

Local Conference – St. Fiacc’s. Tel: 086 – 1592775.

Carol Service

A Carol service will take place in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen, Maganey on Sun 22nd Dec @ 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Drug and Alcohol addiction knows no boundaries

You Are Not Alone, help is always available. Please contact You Are Not Alone support group on 085-7872730 for a confidential and non-judgemental service.

Carlow Voices

Carlow Voices will hold their Christmas concert Remembering Decembers at 4.30pm on Sun 15th Dec in St Mary’s Church, Haymarket. Adm is €12, €10 concession while children are free of charge. Tickets are available from any choir member or call 085 7352791.

Killeshin Whist

Killeshin Whist every Wednesday night @ 8.30pm in the Community Hall.

RehabCare Carlow

Presents The Brexit Blues a musical comedy based on Brexit on Monday 9th and Tues 10th Dec at 8pm in the RehabCare Resource Centre on the Castlecomer Rd. On Mon 9th The Graiguecullen Men’s Choir are special guests and on Tues 10th we have The Nolan Sisters. Your support would be greatly appreciated and all monies raised will go to the Carlow Centre. (Please note change of date from 17th &18th to 9th & 10th as printed in the Co. Carlow festive family experience brochure).

Rambling Night

Christmas Rambling night in Oisin House on the Tues 17th Dec at 8pm songs stories and music tea cakes, scones and  coffee. Looking forward to seeing you there in your Christmas attire.

Christmas Variety Concert

There will be a Celebration of Christmas Variety Concert in the Arboretum Garden Centre, Leighlinbridge, on Wed 11th Dec at 8pm. in support of the Eist Cancer Support Centre, Carlow. The special guest country singer, Derek Ryan. The Castlecomer Male Voice Choir, Paprika & other guests. There will be a mulled wine reception at 7.30 pm. There will also be a door prize. Tickets @ €20 are for sale at the Eist Centre 059 9139684 or at the Arboretum Garden Centre.

St Vincent De Paul Graiguecullen

Please note that the annual Christmas appeal church gate collection will be held on the 7th & 8th of Dec. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported us throughout the year. Your support has done so much to help people in our community. We wish all our friends and supporters a very happy & Holy Christmas.

South Leinster Money Advice and Budget Service CLG

Carlow Office, 72D Tullow Street, Carlow. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Phone Number 0761 07 2070 | Fax 059 9142360 | www.mabs.ie MABS National Helpline 0761 07 2000. Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

Evergreens Holiday 2020

To the 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel, set on the Wild Atlantic Way and the shores of Galway Bay. €399 per person sharing (€20 single supplement per night) for 4 nights, 5 days. Leaving Monday 1st June and returning Friday 5th June 2020. Please give names with €100 DEPOSIT per person to the Swimming Pool office. Limited places available.

Please Note

All charity church gate collections must be licensed and take place outside the church gates and not on church property. Thank You.

Carlow Castle Bridge Club

Welcomes new members every Wednesday 10am – 1pm. in Seven Oaks Hotel. Contact Maire 0879626706 or Madeleine 086 408028.

The ’67 Bridge Club

In the Seven Oaks hotel every Tues @ 7.2pm. New members welcome. Contact Anna 087 8531800.

Draw

Friends of Fiacc’s House Annual Draw will be held Monday 9th December and the cards are available now in Fiacc’s House. Lines €10 each – full card €100. Entertainment from 8pm.

Grow

Are you? Struggling with Anxiety or Depression? Finding Life Difficult? Isolated? GROW is here to help you. Our Mental Health Support groups are free and confidential and open to all, no referral or booking needed. Just come along. Weekly Meeting Time is: Tuesday @ 7.45pm. Venue: St Catherine’s Social Services Centre Joseph’s Road. Contact: Mary 087 2843424

Prayer Intercessors

This group is available to pray regularly but individually for the life of the parish as well as specific intentions that arise from time to time. If you have a family member who is seriously ill or is undergoing a major operation or any other special request please ring the parish office (9141833) & we will send out a group text to request prayers. In order to maintain confidentiality we do not use names in the texts. If you are interested in joining this ministry please give your name and mobile number to the parish office.

Clothes Recycling

Vera Smith & Catherine Nolan, Niall Mellon Educate Volunteers are holding a clothes recycling collection all year round in aid of their forthcoming trip to South Africa to help build schools in Capetown. Old clean clothes, shoes, bags, bedlinen (no duvets or pillows please), curtains can be dropped at any time to Terry Smith Kitchens, Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow or collection can be arranged by contacting Vera on 086 8317940 or Catherine on 086 8709846, Mobile phones accepted. Thank you for your Support.

You are not ALONE

Family Support Group Carlow for families who are affected by problem drug or alcohol use of a family member. Contact 085 7872730 or 059 9142565.

Parish Youth Choir

Practice each Saturday from 12.45pm to 2pm in the Parish Centre. The choir is open to all secondary school students and young adults. Musicians also very welcome.

Whit

“Whit” Weekend 2020 Break in The Brandon Hotel, Tralee from Thursday 28th May to Monday 1st June 2020. 4 nights B + B and 4 evening meals + bus €330. Names and deposit of €100 to be paid by Friday 15th Nov. Limited places available. For booking or more information: Tel 086 8173843.

Al-Anon Support Group

Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? Do you worry about how much they drink? Al-Anon can offer understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers whether they are still drinking or not. Al-Anon Family Groups have weekly meetings where all are welcome. Carlow: St. Catherine’s Community Service Centre, St. Joseph’s Road – Mon @ 8pm.Askea Parish Centre, O’Brien Road, Askea – Thurs @ 8pm or Tel: 01-8732699 for further information. Website: al-anon.ie

St. Fiacc’s Hall

Available for Parties and Indoor Sports. Phone 059 9140330 for details.

Prayer Meetings

Prayer meetings held every Monday @ 8pm in Sacred Heart Hall. All welcome.

Older Parish Bulletins

Link 1st December 2019

Link 24th November 2019

Link 17th November 2019

Link 10th November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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