Parish Evergreens and Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday 16th December at 1pm in the Talbot Hotel. All Senior Citizens from the parish are invited. Admission is free but those who wish to attend must collect their ticket from the Parish Centre before Monday 10 December.
ST FIACC'S HOUSE DRAW
St Fiacc's House Annual Draw takes place on Monday 17th December. Cards available from Fiacc's House. New promoters would be very welcome. St Fiacc's House Christmas Cards for sale at reception in Fiacc's House.
St. Fiacc's House would like to say a big thank you to The Three Counties Vintage Club for their generous donation of €400.
LOURDES INVALID FUND
Graiguecullen-Killeshin Lourdes Invalid Fund wishes to thank Joan Doogue for her recent contribution of €760 from bag packing. Our thanks also to the Carlow Lions Club a total of €1,675 was raised at the recent Tea Dance. The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes take place next year from 1st to 6th July. A great gift for Christmas!!
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 01, 10, 16 and 27. The four lucky dip winners were Paul Corcoran, Martin Corcoran, Colm Fitzgerald and Brendan Walsh each received €25 and the sellers prize of €25 was won by Darragh McDonald. The jackpot for next draw stands at €7,100 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or from local shop and public houses.
Next Saturday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Masses on Friday evening 7th December at 7.30pm in St Clare's and on Saturday at 11.30am in St. Clare's and 10.15am in Holy Cross.
This Friday 7th December is the First Friday of the month. There will be the usual penitential service during the 10am Mass in St. Clare's.
YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
The next meeting of St Josephs Young Priests Society will be held on Wednesday 5th December at 8pm in the parish centre.
Training for team events has started on Fridays in St Fiacc's Hall and costs €1 per child. 5 to 6pm; Under 11 Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer and Basketball. 6 to 7pm; Under 13's Girls Basketball and Indoor Soccer. Thursdays 8 to 9pm; Under 13's Boys Indoor Soccer.
Coffee Morning and Christmas Fair on Thursday 6th December in Graiguecullen Parish Centre after 10am Mass in aid of County Carlow Hospice.
COMMUNION TO SICK
Fathers John and Brian will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound on Tuesday and Wednesday 11th and 12th December. Please note they will not be calling during this coming week.
COUNTRY MARKET COFFEE
Graiguecullen Country Market will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of County Carlow Hospice on Saturday the 15th December from 10am to 1pm in the Old School Hall.
Carlow Area Guides and Scouts will hold their annual Carol Service in aid of St Vincent de Paul in St Clare's Church, Graiguecullen on this Friday 7th December at 8.30pm. All welcome.
St Fiacc's NS Advent Mass will be held on this Friday 7th December at 11.30am in St Clare's.
The official launch of this year's Fiacc's Folk, our Parish Annual will take place next Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm in the parish centre. All are welcome
The fourth week of our First Communion and Confirmation Programme for Graiguecullen takes place at the 6.30pm Mass next Saturday 8th December. The First Communion Preparation programme for Killeshin takes place next Sunday 9th December at the 10.15am Mass in Holy Cross.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas collection will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 04, 16, 20 and 26 and there was no Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €4,000. There were no Match 3 winners. There were five Lucky Dips of €40 each; Vonnie Maher c/o Paddy Brennan, June Harte c/o June Harte, Mary Clare Bolton c/o Sticky, Magdelena Czerska c/o James Nolan and Karen Nelson c/o Jim Nelson. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Sean Doogue, Pattie Doogue and Ruairi Corcoran Poker Classic - Original 5 Card Draw on Sunday 09 December in Graiguecullen GAA Clubhouse. Entry fees is €50 and enquiries to Ruairi 087 9791824.