SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: In order to help parents and families embark on this faith journey with their child, Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish is offering a Baptism Preparation Evening to all parents seeking Baptism for their child. This meeting allows parents to meet with other parents as well as members of the parish community.
It is an opportunity for them to prepare for this sacrament of welcome as well as explore and discuss its importance. This meeting will take place once a month in our Parish Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm. The dates of each meeting will be available from the reception desk in the Parish Centre. While this evening is optional, parents are strongly encouraged to avail of the meeting as assistance will be available.
KILLESHIN FC LOTTO
There was no winner of Christmas lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 15 and 16. The four lucky dip winners were Damien Lawler, Anita Comerford, Niall Dowling and Farmer Byrne, each received €25 and the seller's prize of €25 was won by the Shop. The next jackpot stands at €7,500 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or in the local Shop and public houses. Killeshin FC wishes everyone a happy and a peaceful New Year and thanks everyone for their great support in 2012.
Our Parish Annual is now available from the parish centre and local shops and it cost just €5.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Killeshin Ladies AGM will take place on Friday 11 January in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend.
Graiguecullen Country Market is closed until the first Saturday of February. They would like to take this opportunity to wish all their customers a very happy New Year.
The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place next year from 1st to 6th July, staying in the Hotel Paradis and costs €749 per person. Anyone interest contact Tully's Travel. A great gift for Christmas!
Bingo is every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in St Fiacc's Hall. Great money to be won on the night. Jackpot now stands at €1,610 in 47 Numbers. Check on Double number and win €1,300
Over 30 teenagers have completed a six night training course to become Eucharistic Ministers. They will be commissioned at a special Mass this Thursday 10th January at 7.30pm in St Clare's Church. All are welcome to join them and their families. A meeting of the young people will take place this Tuesday 08 January at 4.30pm in the Parish Centre.
Fitness exercise and Pilates, ten week course sponsored by VEC commencing in Oisín House. Contact 0868596607 and let us know if morning or evening suits. €25 for ten sessions.
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.
EVERGREEN'S HOLIDAY 2013
The annual holiday commences on Monday 10th June for four nights, five days, staying in the Four Seasons Hotel, in Carlingford, Co. Louth. Cost €300.
A special family Mass will be celebrated in St Clare's on the first Sunday of each month at 11.30am. We see this Mass as an opportunity for families to worship together and to get more involved. St Clare's children's choir will sing at the Mass and we will be looking for different families to participate.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Carlow Active Retirement AGM is on 9th January and will be held in the Workman's Club at 2.30pm. All members are asked to attend please.
DATE TO REMEMBER
St Abban's Athletic Clubs, Fifth Annual Table Quiz in the Grove Lounge on Thursday 24th January. Full details in later editions of these notes.
Adult Badminton has commenced on Thursday nights from 9pm to 10pm in Killeshin Hall. For further information contact Siobhan 086 0703491. Killeshin Hall now taking bookings, €20 per hour. Contact Dora in Killeshin Stores 0599147900
Sunday morning swimming lessons have resumed since last Sunday and are for twelve weeks at a cost of €60. Contact Paul 0876121666
THURSDAY MORNING CLUB
Thursday Morning club has resumed after 10am Mass in St Clare's. Parishioners are invited into the Parish Centre after Mass for a cuppa and a chat.
Graiguecullen & District Indoor Bowls now playing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm in St Fiacc's Hall. All ages welcome.
Bridge Club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome.
Anyone who would like to reflect on the Sunday readings is invited to a half hour meeting each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. A special invitation to all who will be reading the Word of God at Mass on Sunday.
Newly formed Killeshin Community Centre committee invites anyone interested in renting or leasing rooms in the old Killeshin National School please contact Laurence 086 8521941 or Orla 087 7645127.