Sunday 1st February 2015

Carbury Parish Newsletter
Sunday 1st February, 2015
Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P. Tel: 046 9553355 Fax: 046 9552671
Fr. Alphonsus Murphy P.E. Tel: 046 9553020
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Parish Office Opening Hours: 9.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday
For all bookings, newsletter items, and general queries please call 046 9553355
Derrinturn Church
Kilshanroe Church
10am & 7.30pm
8:00am & 11am
First Friday
Next Week’s Gospel Mk 1:29-39
Blessed Candles will be available on the Altar in our Churches on Candlemas Day on Monday
2nd of February. People are welcome to bring their own candles with their names on them and
leave them on the table at the Altar to have them blessed.
Communion Update: Please observe the traditional protocol of no camera or videos during the
First Communion masses this year. (Bishop Denis has made the same request for Confirmation).
This is to help our children appreciate the beauty of the day they celebrate with their families. It
also helps to keep the focus on Jesus, who is the Bread of real life for them. Children are
always welcome to attend mass with their parents every Sunday. This is one of the ways we
show our love for Jesus and each other. Enjoy the day!
St. Brigid’s Day: Crosses will be available for sale at masses this weekend on Saturday 31st of
January and Sunday 1st of February in Derrinturn Church. All funds raised will go to school
funds. The St. Brigid’s Cross was traditionally believed to protect the house from fire and
disease. It was also placed in cow sheds to protect animals. It was passed from one person to
another as a symbol of peace and goodwill. As people hung up the cross they said this prayer:
“May the blessing of God and the Trinity be on this cross, and on the home where it hangs and
on everyone who looks at it.”
Marriage and the Family: On Christmas Day 2009, St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford was
destroyed by fire in the early hours of the morning. Just before Christmas, the cathedral was
reopened after five years of restoration work. One painting alone survived the inferno (in which
temperatures apparently topped 1000 degrees Celsius). While everything around it was
incinerated, a painting of the Holy Family survived. According to the senior project manager of
the restoration work, this canvas should have been one of the first canvasses to be set alight. “We
will never know how it survived” he said. I think we could read into this remarkable occurrence
as a parable for the family - in Ireland and elsewhere – today, The family is threatened by a
roaring inferno and it would take a miracle for it to survive - but this is a miracle we can be
assured will happen; God will not allow his family to be destroyed. (Taken from an article by
Rev. Gavan Jennings – Position Papers, Dublin).
Blessing of the throats will take place in our Parish after 9:30am on Tuesday 3 rd of February in
Derrinturn Church, on the feast of St. Blaise, who is the patron Saint of people with sore throats.
The blessing is a sign of the people's faith in God's protection and love for the sick.
Jan/Feb 2015
Sat 31st Jan
St John Bosco
Sun 1st Feb
St. Brigid
Mon 2nd Feb
The Presentation of
the Lord
Tues 3rd Feb
Anniversary Mass List
10am Owen & Mary Dempsey, Clonkeen and
deceased members of the Dempsey & Gill
7.00pm Confessions.
7.30pm Patsy Daly, Parsonstown. Rose Kenny,
Birthday remembrance. Eamon Pender, Mary
Pender & Brendan Gorman. Ciss O’Driscoll nee
Heavey, Birmingham & Carbury Village.
8am Jane McDonnell, Inchicore.
9.30am Candlemas Day Blessing of Candles.
Mass for the Sick & their Carers.
7:00pm Confessions.
7:30pm Mary Beatty, her
husband Frank and son
Michael. Seamus & Harry
Bourke, Coonough. Patrick,
Larance, Kit & Brigid
McKeon & the McKeon
9.30am Blessing of Throats.
St Blaise
Weds 4th Feb
St John Britto
Thurs 5th Feb
9.30am Maria Kelly, Drehid.
St Agatha
Fri 6th Feb
St Paul Miki and
9.30am Remembering our deceased on the Mass
Card list.
7:30pm First Friday
Sat 7th Feb
10am Remembering the living on the Mass Card
7:00pm Confessions.
St Mel
7:30pm Barry Murphy.
7.00pm Confessions.
Agnes Fagan.
7.30pm Baby Robin Dunne, Months Mind &
Clare Smyth. John & Nellie Reilly, Ticknevin.
Edward & Margaret Dowdall. Eamon, Jane &
Michael Pender. Patrick & Elizabeth Carberry,
Mylerstown. Patrick Dunne, Kilkeaskin. Bernard
Dunne, Ticknevin. Teresa O’Brien, Ticknevin.
8am Bernard Connolly, Ballyfermot.
Sun 8 Feb
St Jerome
11am Fr. Willie Dowling & deceased members of
the Dowling Family. Patrick Kenna, Edenderry.
Michael Rossiter, Ballybrack. Michael Melia,
Clonkeen. Dennis Gorman. Catherine Ellis-Glynn
Birthday Remembrance.
Please remember the following in your prayers; Bernadette Pentony Conroy, Canada (sister-in-law
of Sennan Daly, Ticknevin; Mary Pender, late of Donore, Caragh and Lady Chapel Maynooth; Ettie
Mills nee Fox Southampton formerly Parsonsonstown and Ger Redmond, Stradbally (brother of
Bernie Hurst, Trinity Crescent). May they rest in peace.
Derrinturn Eucharistic Ministers & Readers for weekend of 7th & 8th February 2015
Mass Time
Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 8am
Sunday 11am
Teresa Corrigan
Sheamus Farrell
Gary Mooney & Sharon Mooney
Eucharistic Ministers
Paul Fogarty & Peg Hughes
Mary Carey
Marian Dolan & Marie Cully
Derrinturn Church Cleaning Group 1 to meet Tuesday & Friday
Kilshanroe Eucharistic Ministers & Readers for weekend of 7th & 8th February 2015
Mass Time
Eucharistic Ministers
Saturday 7.30pm
Sharon Ryan
Mary Duffy-Regan
Sunday 11am
Patricia Holton
Rita Clarke
Please note we are compiling new Readers and Eucharistic Ministers lists for Kilshanroe. We ask all
current Readers and Ministers to contact the Parish Office with your mobile numbers please.
Enrolments are now taking place in the four schools of the parish for September 2015. If you are
interested in enrolling your child or know of anyone wishing to enrol their child, please contact
or call into the schools for an enrolment form. Alternatively, leave a message at 046 9541612
(Kilshanroe), 046 9553522 (Killina), 046 9553521 (Ticknevin), or 046 9553490 (Derrinturn)
with your name and address and the relevant school will post you out an enrolment form.
Closing date for enrolments is Friday 13th February, 2015.
Collections Saturday 24th/ Sunday 25th January 2015
Derrinturn Basket
Clergy Donations
Kilshanroe Basket
Christmas Day
Mass Cards
Cemetery Plots Kilshanroe
Pioneer Calendars
Donations to Development
Dates for First Confession for our Parish are as follows
Mon 9 Feb, 2015
Derrinturn Church
Weds 11 Feb, 2015
Killina & Ticknevin
Derrinturn Church
Thurs 12 Feb, 2015
Kilshanroe Church
Confirmation Preparation: The You Shall Be My Witness Programme Introduction Meeting to
the Parents will take place on Monday 16th of February at 8pm in Derrinturn School. All Parents
with young people making their Confirmation are asked to attend. If you are unable to do so,
please contact the Parish Office between 9:30am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday.
Carbury GAA Lotto draw took place on Monday 26th January. The following numbers were
drawn 3, 10, 20, 25 and the bonus number was 13. There was 1 match 3 winner who received
€200. Next week’s prizes: Match 4 plus bonus to win/share €16,350. Match 4 numbers drawn to
win/share €10,000. Enter the draw online at – Search Carbury GAA.
Carbury GAA White Collar Boxing Event will take place on Saturday March 14 th at the
Hamlet Court Hotel Johnstownbridge. Training is already under way for this event.
There are many familiar faces taking to the ring and the event will involve players from
all levels. Tickets will be €20 and are available at the clubhouse or from any committee
member. For further information contact John ‘Speedy’ Kelly or Richard Cully.
Carbury Karate & BJJ Club is commencing classes in Karate and Brazilian Jui-Jit-Su on
Monday 2nd February in Carbury Community Centre. Junior classes from 7pm-8pm (6 to12
year olds - cost €3). Senior 8pm-9pm (13 years plus - cost €5). BJJ class 9pm-10pm (13 year
plus - cost €5) These style used in these classes is Wa-da-ryu based style zocho – ten. For further
information contact Sensi John Daniels on 087-2422537 or email [email protected]
Diabetes Ireland: Interested in walking the Camino de Santiago while fundraising for Diabetes
Ireland this year? Maybe you are a more experienced hiker and are interested in tackling the
Tour du Mont Blanc? For further information call Gary on 01 842 8118 visit
Ironing Service Available in Carbury area. Collection and delivery service available, locally if
required. Call 046 9553302 or 086 8627502.
Deepest Sympathy: The Board of Directors, supervisor and participants of Carbury Community
Employment Scheme, would like to extend Deepest Sympathy to Bernie Hurst , Trinity Crescent
and her family on the death of her brother Ger Redmond who passed away on Friday 23 rd of
January and was interred in Churchtown Cemetery, Athy on Sunday last. May He Rest in Peace.
Irish Hospice Foundation fundraising cycle: Get on your bike for the Irish Hospice Foundation
from the 21st to 27th of June) and join former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage on the Genoa to
Rome Cycle Challenge. By taking part in this cycle across Italy you will be raising much needed
funds for the IHF’s vital Nurses for Night Care service, which provides over 1,400 nights of free
nursing care at home annually to people with a non-malignant terminal illness. Register before
Friday March 13th on or call 1890 717000.
The Carmelite Friary will have the annual Blessing of Throats, on St. Blaise's Feast Day,
Tuesday 3rd February, starting after the 8.00am Mass and ending after the 7.30pm evening Mass.
Allenwood Career Choices –Are you unemployed and interested in furthering your career? If so
you are welcome to go along to Allenwood Enterprise Park to find out more about FETAC Level
4 Courses in; I.T, Horticulture and Work Experience. An open morning will be held in the
centre, on the first Tuesday of each month starting Tuesday the 3 rd of February 2015. For further
information please contact: Teresa or Theresa on: 045 870806.
Music Workshops with Fr. Liam Lawton for choirs and folk groups in our diocese will take
place on Wednesday 25th of February in Ballycane Church, Naas at 8.30pm or Thursday 26th of
February at St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, Carlow at 8.00pm. The cost of the workshop is
€10 which covers Book and Workshop. Please call Christine at FDS Office (059 -9164084) or
email [email protected] with numbers attending by Friday 20th February, so that enough music
books can be ordered, this would be much appreciated. We also request that you let Fr.
Fitzpatrick know if you are interested in attending.
Holistic Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Course: There will be a 6 week course commencing
on Monday 2nd February from 9.30am to 11.30am each Monday or alternatively on Thursdays
commencing 5th February from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Lilywell Centre in Carbury. For further
information please contact Cathy O'Grady 087 9177636 or Mary McVeigh 085 7054673.
Edenderry Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage: Will be departing Dublin on Thursday the 6th of August
2015. Hotel Solitude, 6 nights full board €769 per person inclusive. Limited single rooms –
supplement €210. Spiritual Directors: Fr Fitzpatrick & Fr McEvoy. For further information
please contact Monica Phelan – 046 9553698, Eilish O’Grady – 086 8909955, Geraldine
Farrell – 085 1784956, Sr Áine – 087 2902813. Meeting will be held soon.
Solemn Evening Prayer - Celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life will take place in the
Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, on the Feast of St. Brigid, Sunday 1 st February at 2015 at
4pm. Refreshments afterwards in Carlow College.
Sincere Thanks: Bernie Hurst, Trinity Crescent and family sincerely thank all the people from
Carbury who travelled to Stradbally last Sunday to attend the Funeral Mass and also the burial at
Churchtown Cemetery, Athy, of her brother Ger Redmond. Your presence was very much
Derrinturn ICA Guild will resume their monthly meeting on Tuesday the 3rd of February at 8pm
in the Old School House, Carbury Village. New members are always welcome.
We all sit down to listen to what the priest/deacon has to say about the readings we
have heard and how we might be able to put this into practice in our everyday lives.
We call this the homily. The priest/deacon normally stands at the ambo to give the
homily. At the end of the homily the priest may sit down and we can spend a few
minutes in quiet prayer. This time lets us think about what the priest has said and ask
God to help us to live as he would want us to.