St. Canice’s: Volunteer drivers are urgently required for St Canice’s Parish Homes for the Elderly

Minor Hurling-What was to be our preliminary round Championship match against Kilmacow last week turned into farce when the opposition failed to turn up without notice. The referee, ‘Boro panel, mentors and supporters had travelled to Mullinavat but all were left bemused with the lack of an opposition. In the end the referee threw in the sliothar with only one team on the field, the ‘’Boro duly scored a goal to secure the game. Meanwhile our Minor Roinn ‘C’ team went out of the championship when they came up against a superior Carrickshock side in Dunnamaggan last Friday.

Minor Hurling-What was to be our preliminary round Championship match against Kilmacow last week turned into farce when the opposition failed to turn up without notice. The referee, ‘Boro panel, mentors and supporters had travelled to Mullinavat but all were left bemused with the lack of an opposition. In the end the referee threw in the sliothar with only one team on the field, the ‘’Boro duly scored a goal to secure the game. Meanwhile our Minor Roinn ‘C’ team went out of the championship when they came up against a superior Carrickshock side in Dunnamaggan last Friday.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 16th August 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 17, 23 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Sinéad Hackett c/o John Hackett, €50 to Jim Cody c/o Johnny Campion, €40 to Catherine McCormack c/o Martin Morrissey, €25 to Dick McGrath c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Peter Walkin c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Neil Kavanagh c/o Richie Kavanagh, €25 to Jimmy McGarry c/o Jimmy McGarry. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher and €20 to Phil Doyle. Our next jackpot will be for €3,050. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Anniversaries- Sunday 26th August at 9.30am, Eileen Deloughry. Sunday 26th August at 10.30am, Tom Hennessy Snr and Tom Hennessy Jnr. Monday 27th August at 9.10am, Patrick Dowling, Keatingstown. Tuesday 28th August at 9.10am, Brian Boyd. Friday 31st August at 9.10am, Fr. Timmy O’Connor.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage- Led by Spiritual director, Fr. Paddy Carey (15th Sept. Booking: Ann 7765840/0868825622).

Baptisms- Baptisms take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 5.00pm in St. Canice’s. Newly Baptised are invited to attend 11.30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month.

Parish Registration- You are welcome to register as a member of St. Canice’s Parish by sending in your names and addresses to the Parish Office-056 7721533 and Margaret will be happy to look after you.

Grow-Coming soon: “Your Mental Health and Caring for it”. Grow’s free introduction course to mental health and wellbeing will soon take place in Kilkenny. The topics covered will include stress, relationships, etc. To book a place, contact Mary Walsh on 087-2843424.

Coffee Morning-Fundraising Coffee Morning and Raffle on Thursday 23rd August 2012, 10am – 12.30pm, Neighbourhood Centre, Butts Green. Also various crafts for sale (paintings, art, crafts, jewellery and more). Come in for cup of coffee and homemade cakes and support our Connect Café at Fr.McGrath Centre. (Connect Café is a drop-in coffee morning with arts, crafts & music, Monday to Thursday 11-1pm, Neighbourhood Centre, Butts Green. All welcome!

Mens Action Network-Mens Action Network is organizing a day trip to Wicklow Historic Gaol & Castletown House on 18th September 2012. Cost €40 includes bus, all admissions and dinner in Maldron Hotel Portlaoise. Tea/coffee & scones can be got in Wicklow Gaol Cafe at € 3,50. Bus leaves Butts Green at 8.30am. For booking please contact Eamonn 056 7789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 056 7780876. All welcome!

Relay For Life-Relay for Life is coming to Kilkenny. What is Relay For Life? At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey. Relay For Life is an overnight , community celebration and a unique , empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to CELEBRATE Cancer Survivors and to REMEMBER those who have left us. We are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the CELEBRATION . Our Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of July , 2013 at Scanlon Park , Kilkenny. We are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay , for 24 hours , because cancer never sleeps!!. Otherwise team members are free to socialise , have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment. If you think that you would like to be part of this event in any way , Contact the following.Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2369225 or 087 2925805.

Volunteer Drivers-Volunteer drivers are urgently required for St Canice’s Parish Homes for the Elderly. If you have one hour to spare one day per week, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Frances Gilligan (Manager) on 0567763117 for more information