EXPOSITION, ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Tuesdays 10am to 8pm in Kilsheelan and Wednesdays 2pm to 7.30pm.
The annual cemetery Mass in Old Kilcash offered for those buried there and for all the recently deceased will be held on Friday, June 24, on the Feast of St John the Baptist ,at 7.30pm. The local church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and devotion to him seems to date back many centuries in the area. The Mass in Old Kilsheelan will be as usual on the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, July 1, at 7.30pm. This Mass will take the place of the First Friday Mass in the church if the weather permits. The Mass in Burntchurch will be on the Feast of St Joachim and Anne which is July 26, at 7.30pm. Committees of the other churchyards in Killaloan and Templetney should contact one of the priests to discuss a time for their annual Masses.
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS AT KNOCK:
A National Eucharistic Congress in Knock on Saturday, June 26, beginning around 11am with morning prayers. Usual devotions and a candle with Congress logo will be blessed for each Diocese to become the centre of the diocesan celebration on Sunday, June 26, at 12noon in the Cathedral. A first communicant with his/her family is also invited to this celebration in Waterford. The priests will be presented with special Eucharistic candle to bring back to their parish. This pilgrimage is important in preparing us for the IEC in June 2012. Contact St Mary’s Parish Office Clonmel for further information at 052 6122773.
DIRTY HANDS FOR TIDY TOWNS:
A huge big thanks to the large numbers of all ages who turned out to plant the village flowers. It was terrific and thanks to all the lads with vans and cars, who transported the plants to the various beds - so much was achieved in one hour that would otherwise have taken a week, so thank you all for coming out to get your hands dirty for your Tidy Towns. Anne was run off her feet, but was thrilled too. For those who contributed to the church gate collection and helped with the event, another big thanks. We have another nice little feature, a boat, thanks to Bill and Joseph for this and to Carmel, Jim and Mario for painting it. Hundreds of plants were grown this year thanks to Anne and to Gregg and others, who helped to pot them on. Judging is likely to take place this month, so we would like everyone to help maintain their areas and roads in a clean condition judging or not. This is how Kilsheelan generally presents itself. On Monday nights at 7pm willing hands are welcome to help with various small tasks so meet in the car park.
Tidy Towns sponsored an Art Competition in Kilsheelan N.S. The results are as follows: Junior and Senior Infants: 1st Alanna Hogan, 2nd Lauren Boland-O’Reilly, Highly Commended: Reece Bernard. First and Second Class: 1st Leah Ormond, 2nd Emma Larkin. Highly Commended Aisling Callery. Third and Fourth Class: 1st: Katie Glynn, 2nd Kelly Roche, Highly Commended Laura Bourke. Fifth and Sixth Class: 1st Eve Keating, 2nd Aoiffe Barry, Highly Commended Jake Forrestal. The Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all the children who took part in this competition. Some of the art work is on display at Maher’s Shop, The remainder will go on display at a later date.
NEW FITNESS CLASSES: Circuit classes for ladies take place every Tuesday from 6-7pm and for men also on Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm in Kilsheelan Community Centre. Classes are also on Thursday evenings for ladies from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday mornings a mixed class takes place from 10-11am. Further information from Graham at 087 650 0190.
KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB: The Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday, June 25, at 6.30pm. Hope you can join us.
G.A.A: JUVENILES: Kilsheelan’s great run in the Community Games U/10 Football came to an end in Thurles on Monday (6th June) against Roscrea. Having reached this stage in the competition for the first time in the Club’s history, the occasion seemed to get to the young players, and the more experienced Roscrea team rocked Kilsheelan with early goals. Roscrea were deserving winners, but the scoreline of 6-3 to 2-2 does not reflect how close the match was. A little more experience could have seen us crowned county champions. However, the young panel can be extremely proud of themselves for reaching this stage, and for playing on the main pitch in Semple Stadium, a feat many adults would love to achieve themselves. ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION: Our first outing as a group took place on Wednesday, June 8. The Swiss Cottage in Cahir was our first port of call. We enjoyed hearing the history of the Cottage. Next we went over the beautiful Vee, which was adorned by a breathtaking display of rhododendrons. We arrived in Lismore in time for lunch at Eamonn’s place. After lunch we took a stroll around the beautiful town of Lismore, including the historic and awesome St Carthage’s Cathedral. Then we took in Lismore Castle and gardens. We arrived in Melleray as the monks were preparing for vespers and afterwards appreciated the Interpretative Centre and Museum. We arrived back at Nagles to a welcome buffet supper.
BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE - JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP: This event is proving difficult to pin down a definite date for Junior members and parents should note that the Tennis Camp will now go ahead in the week beginning Monday, June 27, to Friday, July 1. Booking details and times can be had by contacting any members of the Junior tennis sub committee.