Looking Forward to Victory for O’Loughlin Gaels
‘Go out and make your own piece of magical history for the club!’
That was the battle cry from one of O’Loughlin Gaels most celebrated players, Andy Comerford, as the latest bunch of high achievers from the St John’s Park club prepared for the Leinster senior hurling final against Cuala, (Dublin) in Portlaoise today at 2pm. Come out and support them!
Thursday - Feast of The Immaculate Conception
Thursday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception/Holyday of Obligation.
Vigil Mass in St John’s on Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Thursday Masses are at the usual Sunday times in St John’s Church.
St Vincent De Paul Society
The annual Christmas Collection will take place next weekend. Thank you for you continued support.
& Weekly/Yearly Envelopes for Parish Funds
The Weekly/Yearly Envelopes & Christmas Offering Envelopes are now available for distribution. We would appreciate if Distributors, whose generous help is always valued, would collect their respective Areas from the presbytery.
- The “Christmas Offering Collection” goes towards the salaries of the Priests of the parish, the Bishop of the Diocese.
- If you have let the practice of supporting your Parish or Personnel slip, we urge you to recommence and play your part in running this very fine parish.
- Once again, we take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who our parish each year.
Dunmore Annual Bake / Cake Sale
The annual bake/cake sale will take place next Sunday 11th Dec. after the
11 am mass to raise funds for Christmas time in our Church.
All donations of cakes and buns gratefully accepted and raffle prizes appreciated. Please come along on the morning for a cuppa and get dessert sorted for the dinner.
Johnswell School Craft Sale & Coffee morning
The annual craft sale and coffee morning will take place in Johnswell School on Sunday 18th December after 10am Mass. There will be a great variety of crafts and home baking for sale and as this is in aid of Johnswell School your support would be greatly appreciated.
Troyscourt Meals on Wheels
Volunteer drivers are required to deliver dinners from Troyscourt to the St John’s Parish area. Troyscourt would be able to provide more dinners if they had more drivers from this area. Thanks to all from the Parish who currently provide this service. Please contact the parish or one of the Priests
Shoe Box Appeal for Homeless
A collection after each of the masses next Sunday 11th for the homeless. Items might include hats, gloves, scarves, toothpaste, roll-on deodorant, toothbrush, shower gel, chocolate, sweets, cereal bars, Christmas Cards. A box will be left in the porch. Any queries to 087 669 3674. Boxes delivered to Help the Homeless.
Johnswell Active Retirement
A meeting in Johnswell Hall will take place on next Wednesday 7th at 7.00pm, followed by a flower arrangement class at 7.15pm. Everyone is welcome.
Monthly Rosary at James Green this Sunday at 3.00pm.
The Three Tenors – Next Saturday
St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund
Christmas Concert with the Three Tenors at St Mary’s Cathedral, next Saturday 10th December, in aid of St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund.
Tickets €25 available in Sacristy, Parish Office or online at www.ossory.ie
Advent Resources Now Available
Ossory Advent Pack - €1; Sunday Reflection Booklet - €2;
Thought for the Day Booklet - €2; Sign up for daily Advent Text – Free; Advent Tweet - Free
Kilkenny Flower Club
Christmas Demonstration by Helen Dooley takes place next Thursday at 8pm in Butler House. All welcome. €10 for non-members.
Samaritans Information Evening
An information session will be held in Butler House next Wednesday 7th at 7.00pm. If you would like information or have thought of volunteering with us, you will be most welcome.
Kilkenny Choir & Kilkenny Youth Orchestra
The Kilkenny Choir & Kilkenny Youth Orchestra will host their Annual Concert/Recital in St John’s Church next Sunday afternoon at 4.30 p.m.
St Mary’s Cathedral –Ninth Draw Results
Prize Winner Parish
1st Prize €2,000 Adam Ellis Borris in Ossory
2nd Prize €1,000 Anna Nolan Callan
3rd Prize €500 Lilliam O’Hanlon St Mary’s
4th Prize €300 Brian Dunlop St Patricks
5th Prize €300 Kathleen Maher Lisdowney
6th Prize €200 Martin Purcell Johnstown
7th Prize €200 Mary Hackett St John’s
8th Prize €100 Seán Lowry Camross
9th Prize €100 Ann Roberts Ballyragget
10th Prize €100 John Flynn St Canice’s