Stoneyford - On the run

Mount Juliet Run - Well done to all the local runners who took part in the run on Saturday, also to all the Juveniles who were in action over the week-end. Training is now in progress for the Stoneyford 10k every Monday and Wednesday night at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9pm. There is also a walking group in action for those who don,t want to run so come on down and get fit and have fun doing it.

Mount Juliet Run - Well done to all the local runners who took part in the run on Saturday, also to all the Juveniles who were in action over the week-end. Training is now in progress for the Stoneyford 10k every Monday and Wednesday night at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9pm. There is also a walking group in action for those who don,t want to run so come on down and get fit and have fun doing it.

Church matters - Rota for next week-end: February 23/24 (Second Sunday of Lent) Readers: Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30pm. Declan Lennon; Sunday 10am. Eileen Sutton. Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Liam Duggan; Sunday 11am. Noreen Kenneally. Eucharistic Ministers: Stoneyford Saturday 6.30pm. Pat Kenny; Sunday 10am. Bernie Grace. Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Patricia Barron; Sunday 11am. Ann Power. Months Mind Mass:In Hugginstown Church on Sunday February 24 at 11am. - Tommy Kearney, Lismatigue.

Anniversary Masses: In Stoneyford Church on Saturday . February 23 at 6.30pm - Ned Drea, Oldtown. In Hugginstown Church on Saturday February 23 at 8pm. - Neddy & Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue Lenten Station Masses: Lenten Station Masses will take place in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday . February 26. at 7.30p.m.;

and in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday February 27 at 7pm. Extra Envelopes for the Lenten Station Collection are available at the Church Porch.

Reflection on the ‘Word Of God’: On Wednesdays during Lent there will be an opportunity to reflect on the following Sunday Readings. This will take place in the Parish House, Hugginstown at 8pm. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers: A number of extra Eucharistic Ministers and Readers are needed for weekend Masses in both Stoneyford and Hugginstown. A course will be held for training during Lent and if you are willing to take part please contact any of the Parish Pastoral Council. Or ring 056 776 8693

Stoneyford School - Closing date for Enrolment for September 2013 will be Friday March 1. 2013.

Bingo - Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m

Kilkenny/Carlow Contact - It is a Community based Befriending & Support Organisation for Older Persons. Volunteers are asked to donate an hour or two each week to visit an older person who may need Social Contact or Security Connections. An Induction and Open Morning will be held in the Fr. McGrath Centre, Kilkenny on Monday February 18 from 11am to12.30pm. Please come along if you are interested in Volunteering. Please contact Eleanor Doyle, Coordinator or Mary Colclough, Community Development Worker on 056 7751 988 for further information.

Get Help; Getting Active - Over 50 Years? Need to get active? ‘Fitline’ has the answer. Their free service gives information, advice and motivation to get moving. They know what physical activity is available all over Kilkenny. For more information free phone Go for Life on 1800 303 545.

Cross Border Orchestra Ireland - Peace Proms 2013 - Concert will take place in The Hub, Kilkenny on Saturday March 2. Tickets are available at Essaness Music Shop, Kieran Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056 776 5693. Choirs made up of 1500 children from Primary Schools in Kilkenny and neighbouring Counties will participate. Our Parish Schools will be represented.

Bord na nOg - The A.G.M. will take place in the G.A.A. Club Rooms, Hugginstown on Friday February 22 at 8pm. All are very welcome.

Pilgrimage - Bookings are now invited for The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from May 22 to 27 Book now at 051 880414 or glenmore@ossory.ie (between Monday and Friday from 10.30a.m. to 2.30p.m. except Wednesdays). Further details on Notice Board in Churches.

Collection - The Church Door Collection in aid of ‘Peace in Christ, - Retreat House’; will be held after all Masses on next weekend 23./24 February 2013.

Droichead Family Resource Centre, Callan - Computer Course: Once off, low cost, beginner’s computer course in Droichead Family Resource Centre, Callan: Learn to use the internet, email, skype and basic digital photography etc. The course will be held on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday afternoons. Call 056 77 555 19 Ext. 1 to book a place. An Open Music, Song and Dance Session will take place in Droichead Family Resource Centre (The Friary) every Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm for the older folk in Callan and surrounding area. All are welcome to join in on the session and have a bit of craic. Tea and Coffee will be served.

Basic Digital Photography Course will take place in Droichead FRC, Callan on Wednesday, April 4. from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The course will run for 5 Wednesdays.