Congratulations to the GraiguecullenKilleshin Parish Youth Ministry Group on winning the Children & Young Persons Category of the 2012 Community & Voluntary Awards hosted by Laois Community Forum in association with Laois Sports Partnership, Laois County Council & The Leinster Express.
Emma & Sarah Nolan accepted the award on behalf of the Youth Ministry Group and received a framed certificate and a cheque for €400. A special thanks to Pat Whelan who nominated the parish for this award.
The Board of Management of St Fiacc's Co-Educational Parish National School is now accepting pre-enrolment applications for September 2013. A form will be available in the school office commencing Monday 26th November.
The forms are available earlier than usual in case a waiting list or other resources are required. It is hoped to have a reasonably accurate number of the demand for places, therefore early application is advisable. To pre-enrol your child you need to collect a pre-enrolment application form from the school office, complete and return before 31 January 2013. The returned forms will be logged and dated. Offers of places will be issued in the spring time.
There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 16 and 18. The four lucky dip winners were Alison Gibson, Louise Mc Donald, Chris Moran and Jason Hughes and each received €25. The seller's prize of €25 was won by Dan Doyle. The next jackpot stands at €7,000 and tickets can be purchased for €2 from any club member or from our local shop and public houses.
Parish Evergreens & 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
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.
The Annual Mass to remember all our parishioners who died during the past year or family members who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 30 November at 7.30pm in St Clare's.
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.
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto were 01, 13, 16 and 32 and there was no Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot will be €10,000, reserve €10,000, and second reserve €3,800. 3 x Match There were three Match 3 winners of €70 each; Sean Alysbury c/o MOR, Dominic Lalor c/o Jimmy Dunne and James Nolan c/o James Nolan. Sellers prize of €20 each went to Red, and two prizes to Michael Regan. Poker Classic - Original 5 Card Draw on Sunday 09 December in Graiguecullen GAA Clubhouse. Entry fees is €50 and enquiries to Ruairi 087 9791824.
There is a Coffee Morning and Christmas Fair on Thursday 6th December in Graiguecullen Parish Centre after 10am Mass in aid of County Carlow Hospice.