Stoneyford -

Presentation Secondary School - The Parents Association presents ‘Spring into Music’; This is a performance by the award winning Presentation School Choir. It will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm in Hotel Kilkenny.

Presentation Secondary School - The Parents Association presents ‘Spring into Music’; This is a performance by the award winning Presentation School Choir. It will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm in Hotel Kilkenny.

Golden Wedding - Congratulations to John and Francis Wallace, Ennisnag who celebrated fifty years of wedded bliss last weekend.

Christening - Congratulations to Carleigh Mary Raggett and her parents Mark and Louise of Chapel View. Carleigh was christened in St Brendan’s Church by Rev Liam Cassin on Saturday afternoon.

Died in England - The death has occurred in England of Mr Jimmy Hurley. Jimmy was predeceased by his wife Sheila (nee Raggett) just a few weeks ago. Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Rota for next week-end - April 27/28 (Fifth Sunday of Easter). Readers - Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30pm Kathleen Egan; Sunday 10am Michael Dermody. Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm Mary Roche; Sunday 11am Caroline Kenneally. Eucharistic Ministers - Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30pm Pat Kenny; Sunday 10am Mary Malzard. Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm Marie Duggan; Sunday Mary Cahill.

Dates to Remember - Cemetery Masses for 2013: Calvary Cemetery on Friday, June 7 at 8pm. Stoneyford on Friday, July 5 at 8pm. Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday, July 6 at 8pm.

First Holy Communion - First Holy Communion will be celebrated on the following dates: Hugginstown Church on Sunday, May 5 at 11am for Newmarket School. Stoneyford Church on Sunday, May 5 at 11am for Stoneyford School. Hugginstown Church on Sunday, June 2 at 11am for Monroe School.

South Kilkenny Historical Society - Lecture by Noel Whelan on ‘John Kennedy’s Irish Legacy - how JFK’s visit and his presidency helped change Ireland’ will be given on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm in The Emigrant Centre, New Ross.

Year of Faith - This year we celebrate the Year of Faith. As part of our celebration the Diocese of Ossory is holding ‘Faith Fest 2013’ - Celebrating Faith in Ossory, on the weekend of Friday to Sunday, May 10 - 12. Much of the weekend’s activities will take place in St Kieran’s College, celebrating all that is good here in the Diocese of Ossory.

To launch the weekend a concert will be held in St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday, May 10 featuring Liam Lawton with special guests ‘The Unity Singers’. Doors open 7pm with concert at 8pm. Tickets are available from Adult Faith Development Office. Telephone: 056 775 3624, email afd@ossory.i

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group - The next monthly meeting will take place in the Community Centre, Stoneyford, on Wednesday, May 1 at 10.30am.

Alzheimer Cafe - Opportunity for those living with dementia and their family members to meet others in a similar position. Talks from dementia specific health care professionals. Wednesday, May 1 from 11am to 1pm, in Harry’s Bar, Langtons.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service - A special thanks to the 250 Donors who attended the recent Clinic in Carrick on Suir. A Clinic will be held in the Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny on Monday and Tuesday, April 29/30 and Wednesday; Thursday; Tuesday; Wednesday from May 1-8. Clinic Open from 4.30pm to 8pm.

Carrickshock Camogie Club - Camogie training commences on Wednesday, April 24, for all age groups at 7pm. For anybody who has yet to register please be there by 6.45pm to register.