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Ballycallan, Killaloe & Kilmanagh News

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B, 25th February, 2024

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Anniversaries: Mags Cody, Kilbraghan. Also, Willie Cody, Kilbraghan  (Sat 6.30)

Tom Maher, Damma Upper, (Sun 10:15)

Tom Manogue, Ballycloven

 

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

Anne O’Brien, Tingarran, (Month’s Mind, Sat 6.30)

Carmel O’Halloran, Pottlerath (Sun 9am)

Liam Delaney, Ballycuddihy (Sun 10:15)

 

Trócaire Boxes

These are available in church porches

 

Lenten Station

Sincere thanks to all who have, and will contribute to the Lenten Station. I am grateful for your generous support . Fr. Liam

 

New Parish Envelopes

These are currently being prepared for distribution. The new box starts in March.  If you don’t currently receive parish envelopes, and would like to support the parish in this way, get in touch.  Thanks.

 

School Enrolment

Enrolments for Sept. 2024 are now being accepted by St. Aidan's N.S.  Enrolment forms are available on our website, www.staidans.scoilnet.ie or by phoning Brigid on 7769340.  Enrolment forms need to be returned before March 31st. 

 

Cash for Clobber

Fundraiser for St. Aidan's NS.   Time to recycle your old clothes, shoes, household textiles and handbags. Drop donations in to the hall in St. Aidan's N.S. Kilmanagh before Tuesday March 12th  (9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday) Thanking you

Trad Night

Trad Night, in The Pound, In Aid of Coias Noir, Saturday 16th March.  Admission €5. All welcome.

 

VOCATIONS WEBINAR

Tuesday, 5th March from 8-9pm. The webinar is hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ platform (www.thehookoffaith.com) and is organised in collaboration with the National Vocations Office.

The webinar is entitled ‘The Last Priest in Ireland? It Depends on You’.  It is a follow up of a RTE documentary broadcast in January entitled ‘The Last Priest in Ireland’. The keynote speaker will be Breda O’Brien. There will be a panel of responders.

The webinar is a Church response to the programme and an opportunity for dialogue about the future of vocations to the priesthood in Ireland. The provocative title hopefully promotes a desire to create a culture of vocations for which we are all responsible. The initiative is part of the year of prayer and promotion to the diocesan priesthood ‘Take the Risk for Christ’.

 

First Friday Visits

I will be making my usual First Friday visits next week.  Thursday the 29th, Kilmanagh & Killaloe from 1.30pm onwards.  Friday 1st, Ballycallan, from 1.30pm onwards.

 

Kilkenny Community Radio

Are you interested in radio? Have you some spare time to do some volunteering? Why not think about volunteering with Community Radio Kilkenny City 88.7FM You might even learn a new skill along the way  We need people for research, reception, presenting on air or just to come and help out

If this interests you why not give us a call on 056-776 2777 or by email at info@crkc.ie

We'd love to hear from you!

Funeral Catering Committee

The Funeral Catering Group was a parish-wide initiative where, on the occasion of a funeral, volunteers would come together and provide refreshments in Ballycallan Hall.  It was in operation for 45 years and many families remember the kindness and attention the group gave to them on the occasion of a funeral.

But, with the onset of Covid in 2020, the committee was suspended and now, with an ageing profile, fewer volunteers willing, or able to help, and with insurance issues, the committee have decided, they’ve done their bit, and are calling it a day. 

We are grateful to the outgoing committee of Miriam Purcell, Anne Young & Brigid Murphy for their sterling work, and indeed we are grateful to all the local coordinators, volunteers and members who helped out when asked.  Most people saw  just the tea and sandwiches and enjoyed a meal, but behind the scenes, it involved a lot of work, making and preparing food, cleaning, serving, washing and tidying up after each event; it’s hard to get help like that these days.

To the committee, thanks once again.  We will look at some way to mark your contribution over the years to the parish.

The Poor Clares

The Poor Clares in Galway are holding a Monastic Experience Day for young women  who might be interested in their way of life. The event will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday the 2nd of March.  The day is designed to help those who may be exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life.  Anyone wishing to book a place should email vocations@poorclares.ie 

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1st Sunday of Lent, Year B. 18th February, 2024

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased:  Anthony Connolly, Moyglass & Mullinahone

Anniversaries:  Jackie Hanley, Kilmanagh (Sat 6.30).  Michael Murphy, Dreelingstown. Also Kieran Murphy & Jim & Lena Murphy (Sun 10:15)  Julia Ryan, Desert (Mon 7pm)

PJ Garvan, Ballycallan (Thurs 7pm)

May Purcell, Ballykeeffe

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

Mags Cody, Kilbraghan, (Sat 6.30)

Tom Maher, Damma Upper, (Sun 10:15)

The Holy Hour in Kilmanagh, Wednesday’s 7pm.  All welcome.

An ideal opportunity for prayer during the season of Lent.

Trócaire Boxes

These are available in church porches and are a way of helping those less fortunate than ourselves through the traditional ‘giving up something for Lent.’  Support this campaign if you can.

Lenten Station

Sincere thanks to all who have, and will contribute to the Lenten Station.  This is the last purple envelope in your current contribution box.  I derive my entire salary from the six special collections that are taken up each year, and I am grateful for your generous support . Fr. Liam

St. Vincent de Paul

Thanks to all who supported the recent monthly collections: January €423. February €405.  All money donated is used locally.

Quick Quip; Plan ahead - It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

New Parish Envelopes

These are currently being prepared for delivery. The new box starts in March.  If you don’t currently receive parish envelopes, and would like to support the parish in this way, get in touch.  Thanks.

School Enrolment

Enrolments for Sept. 2024 are now being accepted by St. Aidan's N.S.  Enrolment forms are available on our website, www.staidans.scoilnet.ie or by phoning Brigid on 7769340.  Enrolment forms need to be returned before March 31st. 

Cash for Clobber

Fundraiser for St. Aidan's NS.

Time to recycle your old clothes, shoes, household textiles and handbags. Drop donations in to the hall in St. Aidan's N.S. Kilmanagh before Tuesday March 12th  (9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday) Thanking you

 

Lent in Our Diocese

There are a number of events happening over Lent in our diocese. Some of these are:

Lent Tweets

Follow @OssoryDiocese on X for a simple thought each day during the Lenten Journey

A Spirituality of Brokenness

Prof. Salvador Ryan leads a reflection on how we are called to find God and holiness in the ordinary everyday mess of life.  Venue: St. Kieran’s College, 11th March, 7.30pm

Catholic Education in Ireland

Alan Hayes, CEO, Catholic Education Partnership, will lead a reflection with Principals, Chairpersons, BOM members and teacher, reflecting on the importance of ethos in shaping our Catholic Schools today: Venue: St. Kieran’s College, 14th March, 7.30pm

Ministers of God’s Word

New and existing ministers are invited to explore the Ministry of Reader with Fr. Chris Hayes, Maynooth.  Venue: St. Kieran’s College, Wednesday, 13th March, 8pm & Wednesday, 20th March, 8pm.

Trad Night

In aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support & Craobh Osraí, 16th March, The Pound, Ballycallan.  Adm. €5.  Contact Mary Dunphy for details 086 4010 914.  All musicians welcome.

IHCPT. Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who came and supported our bake sale on Sunday. We raised €540. We would especially like to thank Fr Taylor, Colette and Amy Walton, Paul Kenna, Nicola Kenny, Katie Ronan and Róisín Foley, the businesses who donated raffle prizes and everyone who brought cakes etc. We are extremely thankful and grateful for everyone who contributed anything in order for us to raise funds for our pilgrimage.     Georgina and Sarah

 

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