Johnstown -

Peggy O’Rourke


Peggy O’Rourke



The Annual Church Gate Collection for Rehab Care, Kilkenny will be held on the weekend Sept 21st/22nd. The Church Gate collection is the principal fundraising event in the year and all monies raised will be spent on services for people with special needs. Your generosity to this collection will be greatly appreciated.

The church gate collection for SOS will be held this coming weekend.

Schools... All schools in the parish are now open. Colaiste Mhuire resumed full classes on Friday last . St Kieran’s National school and Crosspatrick National school are also open. We wish all the teachers and pupils a very happy school year ahead!

Congratulations... Fionn PatrickO’ Donovan was welcomed into the parish faith community with his baptism in St. Kieran’s Church. He is son of JJ and Niamh O’Donovan, Ballyellis . Congrats to all!

The late Mrs Mary Healy

The unexpected death last Sunday of Mary Healy(nee Hughes) Ballynonty, Thurles came as a shock and sadness to all in Johnstown who knew her. Mary was daughter of the late Dan and Dolly Hughes, Ballyspellan and moved to Ballynonty on her marriage. An ardent GAA follower and in particular Kilkenny, she never missed travelling to an All Ireland when Kilkenny played. A comparatively young woman her death will leave a great void in her family particularly with her husband Michael, daughters Aine and Maria, son Patrick, brother Paddy, sister Breda, aunt, cousins, brother in law and many friends and neighbours both in Johnstown and Ballynonty. The requiem Mass for Mary was celebrated in the church of St Patrick and Oliver, Glengoole last Wednesday followed by burial in Crosscannon Cemetery, Killenaule. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Diocese of Ossory

Bishop Freeman has sent a letter of thanks to all who took time to participate in last weeks diocesan survey . Considered views will help inform planning process regarding the areas outlined. If you have not returned your survey please do so immediately so that they can be forwarded to the diocesan office.

Spinning Classes

Spinning classes will be held in Crosspatrick Hall every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.45pm. Wednesday spin at 7pm and bootcamp at 7.45pm. Starting Sept 9th cost 1 spin class per week € 55 2 spin classes per week €35, course runs for 7 weeks. Boot camp pay as you go at €5. Contact Susan 0863204208. The classes are open to all.

Spa Development/Fenians Lotto...26th August... winning numbers were 11,15,16,28. There was no jackpot winner and 2 match three..Anthony McEvoy c/o Walshes and Ger Grace c/o Anne Holmes. Promoters prize Walshes. Next week’s jackpot € 4,600 and the draw is in Paschals Bar.