Archive for Parish Notes
KILKEEDY MASS: The annual mass in Kilkeedy Graveyard for all our deceased relatives and friends was celebrated by Fr. Michael Cussen PP. on last Friday evening August 26 at 7.30pm. A large attendance turned out and we were blessed with a fine evening. A big thank you to our Ballybrown Church Choir led by P.J. Carroll with Rosaleen Donovan on the organ. They added greatly to he occasion. Thanks to our neighbours the O’Gorman family for allowing us the use of their electrical power for the duration of the mass. Thanks to Declan Tierney and Adrian McGann for looking after the amplification. A big thank you goes to our team who looked after the parking of the cars. Thanks to the people who built and prepared the altar for the occasion. This ensures that we now have a permanent location for our altar. Thanks to Jimmy O’Neill, Breska and Bertha O’Grady, Banogue for their generous donation of an altar slab and the altar cloth. A big thank you to Michael Byrnes and the Ballybrown GAA Club for the use of their chairs and benches which add greatly to the comfort of the congregation, especially the elderly. Thanks to Seamus Coughlan our caretaker and Vincent Kelly for having the graveyard in such wonderful condition and for their time and effort in ensuring that Kilkeedy is a final resting place to be proud of. Thanks to all or supporters who gave so generously in the collection for the graveyard upkeep, this is our only means of funding and we appreciate your financial support. Finally thanks to all who helped in any way to make the occasion once more a great success. Go raibh Maith agaibh go leir.
PROPOSED DATES FOR GRAVEYARD MASSES : Clounanna Tuesday August 2 at 7.30pm. Patrickswell Tuesday August 9 at 7.30pm. Kilkeedy Friday August 26 at 7.30pm.
PROPOSED DATES FOR GRAVEYARD MASSES: Clounanna Tuesday August 2 at 7.30pm. Patrickswell Tuesday August 9 at 7.30pm. Kilkeedy Friday August 26 at 7.30pm.
SAILORS HAGGARD MASS : Mass in memory of all deceased members of the fishing community will take place at the Sailors Haggard, Newtown on Tuesday July 19 at 7.30pm. All welcome.
FIRST FRIDAY : Friday next June 3 is the First Friday; Communion will be taken to the sick and housebound.
PATRICKSWELL FAMILY FUN DAY: Patrickswell Community Council and the Share A Dream Foundation are jointly hosting a Tennis Ball Race and Family Fun Day on Sunday May 29 at McSweeneys Farm. The Fun Day begins at 1pm, with the Tennis Ball Race beginning at 3pm. There will be many other attractions and activities at the event to make it a fun filled family day out including a BBQ, Mouse Race, Bucking Bronco, Children Amusements and Dog Show. All proceeds from the event will be shared between Patrickswell Community Council, which is building a new community centre in the village, and Share A Dream Foundation, who move heaven and earth to make a dream come true for a child who is terminally ill. Tennis ball tickets can be purchased for €5 each, with the wonderful prize of €1,000 for the first ball to cross the line. Tickets can be purchased by following the link on Patrickswell Community Council Facebook page, or from Patrickswell Resource Centre. We will be also hosting at Tractor Run on Saturday 28th starting at Mc Sweeney’s Farm at 7pm with BBQ afterwards at the Dark Horse Pub to benefit both charities. For more information contact the Resource Centre on 061 320303 or email patrickswellcrc@gmail.