COLLECTIONS for Morocco & Libya, at Mass next week.
At Mass last weekend, the anniversary of Nora Herlihy, Kingsland, was remembered. Also prayers for Br. PJ McMahon who passed away on Friday 15th.
Next Week's Collection: Two very different catastrophes in Morocco and in Libya, causing “unimaginable trauma” to bereaved families. Fr. Tom has decided that all monies taken up at Mass next week will be donated to these two causes to try and help alleviate some suffering and to provide humanitarian aid.
Folk Choir: First outing for the choir, last Sunday. Delighted to welcome our new members and look forward to singing together. Dates booked for Masses on Sundays - 8th October, 5th Nov (7pm), 10th Dec, 24 & 25th Dec.
If you would like to join in & there's plenty of room, text 'Granagh Folk Choir' on 087-2474714.
Our sympathies to the McMahon families on the death of Br. Patrick Joseph (PJ) McMahon, Blessed Edmund Rice House, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, who died at the Blackrock Clinic, on Friday, 15th. Pre-deceased by his parents Elizabeth and John and his brother Seán. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, his sister, Sr. Helen (Melbourne), and his brother Jim (Clare), sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, The Christian Brothers Community, neighbours and many friends.
He was reposed in Edmund Rice Memorial Chapel, Callan on Sunday, 17th. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday followed by burial in Kilbride Cemetery.
St. Ita's: The collection taken up last Sunday 17th amounted to €393.00. Thank you for your generous support.
Thought for the Week; "Gratitude turns what we Have, into Enough".
Wed 27th Sept: Longcourt Hotel, 16.50-20.10: This is an appointment based clinic, please call 1800 222 111 to book an appointment.
MUSIC in LISKENNETT:
Sun 1st Oct: 3.00pm; The Liam O'Connor Show is back for 2023, with Special Guest, the one & only ** Brian Kennedy **. Along with the ‘ Liskennettes’, the Ladies singing group plus lots more Entertainment. It's always a great evening. Funds raised from this concert will help cover the cost of purchasing Hay for Horses and Ponies this Winter. Taking place in the Indoor Area at Liskennett Farm, V35X242.
CONGRATS, Sr. HELEN:
Since the Children's Grief Centre was founded fourteen years ago by Sr Helen Culhane, it has catered for over 2,000 children who have travelled from all over the country to seek help. Sr Helen says the need is great when it comes to dealing with the grief of children who have lost a loved one, and children who are in the midst of a family whose parents are separating or divorcing. They cater for children from 4 to 18 and it is all free of charge. She and her volunteers have worked so hard to ensure they could have a specially dedicated centre, which has now opened in Limerick.
Her own congregation, the Mercy order, gifted her a building on the grounds of Scoil Carmel, known as The Mount. It cost €3.5 million to upgrade!!! It is a specially designed, light-filled building, with five dedicated rooms where children can come to be helped to express their feelings. The service was already helping up to fifty children a week. With this new dedicated centre, the long term aim is to double that, up to one hundred children a week. A massive undertaking for Sr. Helen, her wonderful team and volunteers, well done to all concerned.
DID YOU KNOW:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society. When you have contributed to any of their collections, here's just some of the ways you have helped:
Catching cancer early:- 60 years ago, diagnosing cancer was much harder. Now they have Ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET scanning. Thanks to you, they were able to commit €1million to get BowelScreen started in 2014, offering free bowel cancer screening to people aged 60-69 years of age.
Childhood cancer services:- These services have transformed and grown in recent years, with ground-breaking counselling services, art and play therapy, children's activity camps and drive-to-treatment services for children affected.
World-class cancer research:- Research is constantly identifying new and better treatments, as well as making us ever more aware of how to avoid it. A huge €85 million has been dedicated to funding cancer research and trials since we began, thanks to you!
Breakthrough cancer campaigns:- Just two of the many impactful campaigns that have succeeded are the transformative smoking ban in Ireland. This dramatically reduced the number of smokers in Ireland and is predicted to cut lung-cancer incidence by a fifth over the next twenty years. More recently, a campaign you funded led to the complete abolition of in-patient charges in Irish hospitals – a cost which hugely burdened cancer patients at an already stressful time. The Irish Cancer Society has become the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, all thanks to their supporters.
Thur 21st Sept; Dawn court; 10:30am - 12pm, coffee morning in support of Milford Hospice.
Fri 22nd Sept; Friars Gate, 7pm; Culture Night - Irish Dance, Music, Poetry & Storytelling - FREE.
Fri 22nd; Schoolyard at 7pm; Culture Night in Charleville, Ceol agus Poetry. - FREE. Sat 23rd; Car Boot Sale in Croom Sports Hall, 9.30am.
Mon 25th; Line Dancing class begins, 8.30-9.30, Rathkeale House Hotel.
Fri 29th; Glorách Theatre; In his one-man show "Jon Kenny in Words, Lies & Songs".
Fri 29th; Broadford Autumn Concert, 8pm, community centre.
Sat 30th; 11am - 1.30; Civic Centre; Garden Talk with Ted Riordan, Cuan Mhuire, Garden Centre.
Sat 30th & Sun 1st Oct; Motor Club Hillclimb, Knockfierna.
5th-15th Oct: Friars Gate; 'Inspector Drake & The Black Widow' - Kilmallock Drama Society.
Fri 27th Oct; F. Gate; Halloween Kids Film - Hocus Pocus - 2pm - FREE ENTRY.