Ballycallan, Killaloe & Kilmanagh News

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (2), 3rd July 2022

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased: Fr. Michael Keoghan, Diocese of Hexam & Newcastle, England and formerly of Liss

Anniversaries: Mary, Kate & Michael Walsh, Ballykeeffe (Sat 6.30)

John & Brigid Burke, Ballycuddihy (Sun 10:15)

Lily Manogue, Ballycloven (mon 7pm)

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

John Corcoran, Desert (Sat 6.30)

Alex & Mary Jo Harrison, Ballyhack (Sun 10.15)

 

Wind Farm Funding

Local groups interested in accessing funds from the Wind Farm Grant Scheme for their project should have their proposals submitted by 8pm next Tuesday evening.

The application should be emailed to:

mattosullivan2@gmail.com or dropped into Naomh Aodhán Community Centre post-box.

A meeting to agree on successful applications will be held next Thursday in Naomh Aodhán at 8:15pm.

Choirs Take a Break

Thanks to all our choirs. We are blessed to have quality singing and music at our three Masses.  Some of the choirs are taking a break for the summer and we hope they enjoy the well deserved rest.

 

Rosary

This is offered before Mass most days and on Saturday evening in our parish.  All welcome.

 

Sunday Funerals

We ask that funerals be arranged for any other day except Sunday. If a funeral must be on a Sunday, then it will take place in Ballycallan at 10:15am.

 

Security

Do take care when parking your car outside our churches or at the cemetery.  Don't leave your car unlocked or leave valuables in sight. 

 

MABS.  South Leinster Money Advice & Budgeting Service

Kilkenny MABS,  4 The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 0818 072610 

Free, Independent and Confidential Money Advice and Budgeting Service.

Data Protection

The Parish of Ballycallan holds information about most, but not all parishioners.  The information we gather is as follows: Baptism register, Confirmation register, Marriages register, Deaths Register. This information is used for verifying sacraments received and for ancestry searches. We also keep an electronic database of the above registers for convenient printing of certificates.

In addition to the above, we also hold current family names, and contact details (where given/known), plus a record of financial contributions made by individuals or families (Used for the tax rebate scheme).  For those who are involved in ministry in our parish, we hold records of vetting (where applicable), as well as contact details.

All information is securely stored, register books are kept in a locked safe and the parish computer is passworded and firewalled.  For the most part, the only person who has access to parish records and files is the priest of the parish. 

 

Peter’s Pence

The annual collection for the Pope’s charities will be taken up this weekend.  This money is used to assist the many thousands of requests the Holy Father receives for help each year .  If you would like to support this worthy cause, then put in a little with the normal collection, anything above the normal weekly amount I will forward to the diocese on your behalf

 

Mass Rock Mass

The annual Mass Rock Mass at Dowrath, will take place on Thursday, 21st July at 3pm (changed from 28th on account of a wedding commitment).  Please note this change.

 

 

Cathedral Draw Results

The Cathedral Renovation Draw took place last Wednesday.  There was 1 winner from our parish.  Congratulations to Johnny Keane.  The results were:

1st Prize, €2000, John & Mary Kelly, St. John’s

2nd Prize, €1000, Sheila Price, St. Mary’s

3rd Prize, €500, Johnny Keane, Ballycallan

4th Prize, €300, Meaney Family, St. Mary’s

5th Prize, €300, Martin Purcell, Johnstown

6th Prize, €200, St. John’s Parish

7th Prize, €200, Sean Murphy, Muckalee

8th Prize, €100, Catriona Ellis, Borris-in-Ossory

9th Prize, €100, Gowran Parish

10th Prize, €100, Anna Mai Treacy, Clogh

Thanks to all in the parish who support the draw.  The money raised goes towards the renovation of the Cathedral.

July

July is the month devoted to the Precious Blood of Jesus. July, month of haymaking, month of holidaymaking, highlight of summer. In July be with us, O Lord. The Pope’s intention for this month: We pray for the elderly who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility. During the Summer, communities assemble to celebrate various events, religious, cultural and athletic. May they be always safe. Sr. Eileen, Ennis

 

Items for newsletter by Friday morning please.  Space is limited so keep items short.  Priority is given

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (2)  26th June 2022

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased: Michael D’Arcy, California & Ballykeeffe (Jim D’Arcy’s brother)

Martin Marnell, Ballintaggart (Peter Brett’s brother-in-law)

Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Brien, Cushinstown & New Ross (Brother of Maurice O’Brien, Tingarron)

Ann Dunne, Romford, London  (Mon 7pm)

Anniversaries: Jack Murphy, Knockeenbawn (Sat 6.30)

Kitty Brett, Foxcover, Month’s Mind (Sun 9am)

Tom Brennan, Ballycuddihy (Sun 10:15)

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

Mary, Kate & Michael Walsh, Ballykeeffe (Sat 6.30)

John & Brigid Burke, Ballycuddihy (Sun 10:15)

 

Killaloe Church

We plan to fit new storm glazing to the 10 stained glass windows of Killaloe church. This will help to protect the valuable stained glass as well as improve ventilation in the church. 

The works will be paid for out of parish funds.

 

Rosary

This is offered before Mass most days and on Saturday evening in our parish.  All welcome.

 

June Offering for Priest

Sincere thanks to all who have contributed to the June collection for the support of the priest.  With the cost of everything rising these days, I greatly appreciate your generosity more than ever.

 

Sunday Funerals

We ask that funerals be arranged for any other day except Sunday. If a funeral must be on a Sunday, then it will take place in Ballycallan at 10:15am.

 

Security

Do take care when parking your car outside our churches or at the cemetery.  Don't leave your car unlocked or leave valuables in sight. 

 

The Sensory Garden at St Aidan's

Lovely to see two beautiful recycled picnic tables at St Aidan's Sensory Garden - kindly donated by the Parents' Council , Sensory Garden Committee and Kathleen Cahill .  

The children of St  Aidan's NS will make good use of these in the years ahead.

 

MABS.  South Leinster Money Advice & Budgeting Service

Kilkenny MABS,  4 The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 0818 072610 

Free, Independent and Confidential Money Advice and Budgeting Service.

Assisting people in dealing with their existing debts, Mortgage arrears and helping them to begin to manage their own resources

MABS offers free Debt Relief Advice

Personal Insolvency options

Money Management Sessions provided for Transition/Leaving Cert Students & Community Groups

Data Protection

The Parish of Ballycallan holds information about most, but not all parishioners.  The information we gather is as follows: Baptism register, Confirmation register, Marriages register, Deaths Register. This information is used for verifying sacraments received and for ancestry searches. We also keep an electronic database of the above registers for convenient printing of certificates.

In addition to the above, we also hold current family names, and contact details (where given/known), plus a record of financial contributions made by individuals or families (Used for the tax rebate scheme).  For those who are involved in ministry in our parish, we hold records of vetting (where applicable), as well as contact details.

All information is securely stored, register books are kept in a locked safe and the parish computer is passworded and firewalled.  For the most part, the only person who has access to parish records and files is the priest of the parish. 

 

School End of Year Mass

Next Tuesday at 10am the Mass in Kilmanagh will be the end of year school Mass.  This is the first time we have been able to gather as a school since the pandemic, so we are looking to it and to saying farewell to the current sixth class.  All welcome to attend. 

 

Peter’s Pence

The annual collection for the Pope’s charities will be taken up next weekend.  This money is used to assist the many thousands of requests the Holy Father receives for help each year .  If you would like to support this worthy cause, then put in a little with the normal collection, anything above the normal weekly amount I will forward to the diocese on your behalf

 

First Friday

I will make my First Friday Visits, Thursday in Kilmanagh and Killaloe from 1.30pm on and Friday in Ballycallan from 1.30pm on. 

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi. 19th June 2022

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Anniversaries: Nellie Ryan, Kilmanagh (Sat 6.30)

Margaret, Paddy & Dick Hennessy, Ballyfrunk

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

Jack Murphy, Knockeenbawn (Sat 6.30)

Kitty Brett, Foxcover, Month’s Mind (Sun 9am)

Tom Brennan, Ballycuddihy (Sun 10:15)

 

Killaloe Church

We plan to fit new storm glazing to the 10 stained glass windows of Killaloe church. This will help to protect the valuable stained glass as well as improve ventilation in the church. 

 

Rosary

This is offered before Mass on Saturday evening in our parish.  All welcome.

 

June Offering for Priest

Sincere thanks to all who have contributed to the June collection for the support of the priest.  With the cost of everything rising these days, I greatly appreciate your generosity more than ever.

 

CYMS Hall

Most will be familiar with the small derelict hall that stands by the road in Kilmanagh village.

The hall was built in 1933, when a group of 11 parishioners, seemingly headed by the then Parish Priest John Bergin, took out a lease on a small piece of land which was owned by the Trayer family. They built a small hall on the land which eventually became known as the CYMS hall and was home to a snooker table and nothing else.  Over the years, the property has fallen into disrepair.  In recent times it was used by teenagers from all over Kilkenny as an unsupervised meeting place. This led to anti-social behaviour as well as alcohol use. 

The Hall closed in 2016. The floor has collapsed, it never had any toilet facilities,  and the power was turned off.  There is no room for expansion.

From the original group of 11, the only two remaining interested parties in the CYMS hall are Trayers (it’s on their land), and the parish. 

After an exhaustive search, it seems the only connection the parish has to the premises is through Fr. John Bergin, PP in 1933 heading the list of names, and we have been insuring the premises ever since. As the building cannot be extended, it has no monetary value to us, and having to insure and maintain it is a liability

It is my intention therefore to remove our interest from the hall. This will leave the Trayer family solely responsible for it.  In turn, they will insure the premises, removing our obligation to do so (and our only tie to the hall). From then on, they can do with the property as they see fit.  In addition, the Trayer family have agreed to:

· Make a generous contribution to the new Naomh Aodhán Community Hall in Kilmanagh as a good will gesture.

· The premises will never again open as a hall.

Backed by the Parish Pastoral Council, I believe this is in the best interest of the parish.  We hope to complete the transaction during the summer.

 

CYMS Snooker Table

This full-sized antique table is located in the CYMS hall and has been offered to numerous groups (including the GAA), as an ongoing concern, but given its size and the cost involved in dismantling it for removal, no one seems to want it. 

I again offer it to any interested groups.  Removal will be your responsibility and you must indemnify the parish against any injury that might be sustained. 

 

Happy Father’s Day

To all our dads, Happy Father’s Day.  May you have a pleasant day and be spoiled a little more than normal.

 

Sunday Funerals

We ask that funerals be arranged for any other day except Sunday.  If a funeral must be on a Sunday, then it will take place in Ballycallan at 10:15am.

 

Security

Do take care when parking your car outside the church or at the cemetery.  Don't leave your car unlocked or leave valuables in sight. 

 

Parish Website

You can read this newsletter online at our parish website at www.ballycallan.com