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Graiguecullen Bingo

Tuesday 18th June @ 8.30pm in St Fiacc’s Hall. Jackpot €700 in 40 No’s. Check on Double No & win €1,510. In-house Mini Lotto €750. Great Prizes to be won. Bring a friend.

Graveyard Masses

Leaugh-Wed 19th June @ 7.30pm. | St. Mary’s-Monday 8th July @ 7.30pm.

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.

Family Masses

Our special Family Mass takes place next Sun 23rd June (Feast of Corpus Christi) at 10.15am in Holy Cross and 11.30am in St Clare’s Church. Children who have received their First Holy Communion recently are asked to attend and wear their First Communion outfits.

Remembrance Mass

For parents who will be presenting their children for baptism over the coming months will be held on Mon 1st July @ 7pm in the Parish Centre.

End of Year Mass for St. Fiacc’s NS

This Mass will be held this Friday 21st June at 11.30am in St. Clare’s to celebrate the end of another successful school year.

Priest’s Summer Collection

Envelopes can still be left into the Parish Centre or in collection bag at Sunday Mass. Envelopes available in boxes or alternatively special envelopes at church doors. Your support, financial or otherwise is greatly appreciated.


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

Finance Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Finance Committee will take place this Thursday 20th June at 8pm in the parish centre.

St. Vincent De Paul

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

Knockbeg College

Knockbeg College Annual on sale in the Parish Centre. €10.

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.

Coffee Morning

Will be held in the home of Catherine & John Nolan, Crossneen on Sat 22nd June from 10.30am – 1pm in aid of Mellon Educate. All welcome. A church gate collection will take place next weekend 22nd/23rd June in aid of Mellon Educate. Please support, Catherine Nolan and Vera Smith will travel to Capetown, in November to help to renovate and build schools.

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 1: 2nd – 6th July
CAMP 2: 9th – 13th July
CAMP 5: 30th July – 3rdAug
MORNING CAMPS 10 – 10.45 am
CAMP 3: 16th – 20th July
CAMP 4: 23rd – 27th July
CAMP 6: 13th – 17th 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.


‘A Barbecue will be held in The Barn in Ballinacarraig on Friday 21st June at 8.00 p.m. Tickets, €20.00, are available from Eist Cancer Support Centre, Waterfront Centre, Graiguecullen and from Patricia Wall, Chairperson Co. Carlow Hospice Committee at 087 6243068. Proceeds go to Eist and Co. Carlow Hospice. Support for a good night out greatly appreciated.’

Stand For Life

Pro Life Rally Sat 6th July 2pm Dublin City Centre. Support the right to life of EVERY human person. Bus leaving Askea Church car park @11.30am. Contact Martina 0872987934 or Ann 0872254206.


Fundraiser for Carlow Special Olympics Club Opportunity to De-clutter for a good cause. Clothing collection by NCBI – leave bags of Unwanted at the Dome on 14th of June at 6.45. ACCEPTED ITEMS: clean clothes, shoes in pairs, bed linen, handbags and towels. NOT ACCEPTED: duvets, pillows and cushions.

Gairdin Beo Cafe

Now open every Wednesday 10.00 to noon in The Stables. The Garden itself is open to the public daily 10.00am to 4.30pm.

41st Annual Wheelchair Cycle

All cyclists are asked to be at the Seven Oaks Hotel on Sat 15th June at 10 am for the 41st annual cycle for the Carlow Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association, we will be leaving at 10.30. If you are unable to take part please contact Jack Doyle on 086-8402081.

Walking Treasure Hunt

Killeshin Ladies Football are hosting a WALKING TREASURE HUNT on Sunday, 16th June, at 2pm. Meet at Killeshin Hall Team of 4 – €20/team Prizes galore and lots of craic!! Contact Jason 085 7730832

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre (on the grounds of St. Fiacc’s School)

Are hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Sat. June 15th 10am to 2pm. Help raise much needed funds for children with Down Syndrome.

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 1st July @ 7pm in the Parish Centre.


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

The Secular Franciscan Order Pilgrimage to Knock

Will be on Sunday 30th June. Tickets €20, are available from, The Friary Office, Dublin St and Lamberts Newsagents, Dublin St. All welcome.

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