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Graiguecullen Bingo

Tuesday 6th August @ 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Jackpot €1,610 in 47 No’s. Check on Double No & win €320. In-house Mini Lotto €650. Great Prizes to be won. Bring a friend.

Lourdes 2019

The Irish Catholic this week has a fab 2 page spread of photos etc on this year’s pilgrimage to Lourdes. Newspaper on sale in parish centre.

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.

Feast of St. Clare

We will celebrate the Feast of St Clare this year on Monday 12th August at the 10am Mass in St Clare’s Church. The chief celebrant will be Most Rev Bishop Denis Nulty. Blessing with First class relic of St. Clare. All are welcome to visit the Poor Clare Sisters and enjoy a cuppa.

Childrens Swimming Lessons

Mondays starting 2nd Sept 2019, for 14 Weeks @ €112 Per Child. 6pm – 6.45pm. Tuesdays starting 3rd Sept 2019 for 15 Weeks. 5pm – 5.45pm €120. 6 – 6.45pm €120. Saturdays starting 7th Sept 2019 for 15 Weeks, 9am – 9.45am, 10am – 10.45am – 1pm – 1.45pm €120. Fill in a booking form in the Pool office with €20 deposit per child. Due to the increase in demand for lessons bookings cannot be accepted without a deposit. It is recommended that children be at least 4 years of age.

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.

Graiguecullen Community Childcare

(on the grounds of St Fiacc’s Primary School) are now taking enrolments for Junior Preschool, ECCE Preschool, Full Day Preschool, Afterschool and Breakfast Club for September 2019. For more information, please call in anytime or phone 059 9137105. Limited spaces available.

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

Coastal Rosary For Life

Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love-Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text/call 087 278 6552.

St. Vincent De Paul

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

Eist

We hope that all Eist clients and their families are enjoying the summer. The Eist Cancer Support Centre will be closed for summer holidays from 1pm on Fri 2nd Aug until 10am on Mon 19th Aug

Run For The Kitchen

The streets of Carlow 5k/10k run in aid of St Clare’s Hospitality Food Kitchen. Entry Fee 5k €20/10k €25, Entire entry fee goes to the Kitchen. Sunday 15th September 2019. Race starts @ 10am. Register online @PopUp Races.

Accord Carlow

Pre – Marriage Courses 2019 September 6th & 7th Friday Night & Saturday October 4th & 5th Fri Night & Saturday. To reserve a place book on line at www.accord.ie or 059 9138738 Counselling Service: Accord offers low cost confidential counselling to Couples experiencing challenges or difficulties in their relationship. For further information contact Mary at 059 9138738

Killeshin Whist

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

Graiguecullen Swimming Pool – 059 9140330

EVENING CAMPS 6 – 6.45 pm
CAMP 5: 29th July – 2ndAug
MORNING CAMPS
10 – 10.45 am
CAMP 6: 12th – 16th Aug
MONDAY-FRIDAY @ €40 per child
Fill in a booking form in the Pool office with €20 deposit per child. Due to the increase in demand for lessons bookings cannot be accepted without a deposit. It is recommended that children be at least 4 years of age.

EVERGREENS DAY TRIP

Travelling to Bunratty on Wednesday 14th Aug. Stopping at Barack Obama Plaza on route. Tea & scones on arrival followed by a tour of the castle. Dinner @ 4pm in Durty Nellies followed by dancing. €35 must be paid to the Pool office by Fri 12th July to secure a place.

Fun Friday

For August “Fun Friday” is changed to the 2nd Fri of the month, Fri, 9th Aug. (NB change of date) If you would like to meet new people and you enjoy playing board games please join us at the Community House (opposite the Town Hall) in The Haymarket in Carlow Town Centre, from 8pm to 10pm. This is a free event and is open to all adults. For more info contact Sinead on (087) 2264202.

Carlow Tidy Towns Annual Garden Competitions

Entry Forms Available from Credit Union, Delta Centre, Douglas Jewellers and from John Boyd 087 6543002.

St. Patrick’s Boys A.F.C.

Family Funday & Mini World Cup on Sunday 11th of August at 1pm in The Meadows, Sleaty Street, €2 Entry (Kids Free). Bouncy Slide, Eliminator, BBQ, Mini World Cup for U8’s U9’s U10’s U11’s U12’s U13’s. Penalty Shootouts & Fun Activities.

Please Note

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

Pre-Baptism Meeting

For parents who will be presenting their children for baptism over the coming months will be held this Monday 2nd September @ 7pm in the Parish Centre.

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

Day of Prayer for Healing at Clonfert

Sat 3rd August, bus leaving Tullow Car Park @ 8am, Barrack St bus stop 8.20am. August Speaker: Fr. Pat Collins. Bring packed lunch. Ring Lily 087/2245193 or 059/9151245

Parish BBQ in aid of Arles Parish

Sun 4th August From 3pm in Coolanowle Country House & Organic Farm. Live Music & Dancing, Organic Food, Teddy Bear Picnic, Face Painting, Tea & Coffee & Cakes, Sports & Much More. Adm €20, Kids are free.

The Vincent de Paul Shop Tullow Street

Urgently need extra shop volunteers and also volunteer van drivers and helpers. If you can help for 3 hours any day during the week please ring Alex Stenson at 059 9173679 or email svpshopcarlow@gmail.com You will be guaranteed a friendly welcome, get the opportunity to develop new skills, while working in a shop where your contribution will be greatly valued by all.

Meet New People

“Would you like to meet new people? Do you enjoy playing board games? Join us this coming Friday, 5th July, for an evening of friendship and fun as “Fun Friday” continues. Please come along to the Community House (opposite the Town Hall) in The Haymarket in Carlow, this Friday night or on the first Friday of any month, from 8pm to 10pm. This is a free event and is open to all adults. For more information contact Sinead on (087) 2264202.”

Office Space to Rent

Office Space to Rent @ Graiguecullen Swimming Pool. Phone 059 9140330 for details.

Carlow Tidy Towns

Carlow Tidy Towns Annual Garden Competitions Entry Forms Available from Credit Union, Delta Centre, Douglas Jewellers and from John Boyd 087 6543002.

St. Fiacc’s Hall

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

Saplings Special School

SAPLINGS SPECIAL SCHOOL SPLIT THE POT DRAW-PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FORTNIGHTLY SPLIT THE POT DRAW ENTRY BOXES IN THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES: Killeshin Stores, Glenside Pub, Topline Doyle’s, XL Store Athy Road, Brian Hennessys (Gala) Portlaoise Road.

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