Owning Retirement Homes. Formerly Sue Ryder Homes
A sea of yellow rapeseed. Rich growth of April May
Templeorum church.. Anniversary Masses....
Sunday Dec 2nd @ 9.00am......Paddy O'Sullivan.
Dec.25 th @ 9.00am....Bridget Drennan.
Dec.30th @ 9.00am.....Martin Brennan.
Jan 6th @ 9.00am.....Marian Corcoran.
Month's Mind Mass for Seamus Purcell will be held in Owning Church
Sun. evening 9th.Dec. @ 6.30pm. .
ANNIVERSARIES AT THIS TIME
Patrick & Hannah Power, Catherine & Pat Dunne, William & Hannah Kearns.
Piltown Tuesday, 4th December at 7:30p.m
Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception in Piltown Friday, 7th December at 6:30pm
Holy Day Mass in Piltown Saturday, at 11:00am
EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF JESUS THIS WEEK
Dear Father, I don’t know how to travel light. I go through my day, burdened by doubts, fears, loneliness and grief. Show me how to be free from these earthly cares. Throughout this week, teach me to come to you. Teach me to unburden myself. Teach me to seek your peace and rest. Amen.
Ten young people from the Parish travelled to Kilkenny last Monday. They met with Bishop Dermot Farrell and youth workers from the Ossory Youth Service. Our young people were well spoken and articulate in their conversation. They are to be congratulated and we are proud of them. These boys and girls will now do a course on Leadership and they will our Youth Leaders for the new Youth Group that we intend to start after Christmas. We will also be running another programme on “Your Mind Matters” plus a Drugs Awareness course. Our boys and girls are very enthusiastic and that’s great – but to make all this happen we need adult involvement and support. Can you help? Give a call to the Parish office on 051 643112.
On the topic of Youth, will those who drop off children for classes or events particularly at the Halls of the parish, please ensure that the children are handed over to the care of those supervising the event and to also be sure to be there to collect the children before the event’s actual finishing time. Children are not to be left unattended or waiting outside venues.
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER DUES
Many thanks for the continuing support from everyone who has returned the November dues and a kind reminder about the December ones. Your generosity is appreciated as always.
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Owning Church gate collection which was held in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. The total collected was €192.15. Thanks also to the volunteers who facilitated the collection.
THE FUTURE OF OUR PARISH
Chaired by Bishop Farrell, will reflect on the shape of parishes today and into the future, Monday, 3rd December 7:30pm at St Kieran’s College.
READERS IN OUR PARISH
Two evenings, in St. Kieran’s College, will offer a chance for Ministers of the Word, to come together to reflect on their important ministry as part of an Advent journey.
Thursday 6th and Thursday 13th December at 7:30pm in St Kieran’s College.
THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF PILTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL would like to thank all those who contributed to the Church gate collection recently. A total of €205 was raised which goes towards our school funds. Piltown School Calendars for 2019 are now available from the School office, Centra & Piltown Credit Union at a charge of €10 each.A BLESSING FOR A CRIB & A CHRISTMAS DAILY GRACE:On this first weekend of Advent, we have simple prayer cards of a blessing for a crib and another for a simple Christmas and daily grace before meals - take one home to place beside your crib or on your table.
The word Advent means the arrival or coming.
In catholic tradition the 4 coloured candles of the Advent wreath represent the 4 thousand years from the time of Adam and Eve to the birth of Christ, one for each thousand years.
The circle of evergreen represents Gods complete and unending love for us to eternity.
The first purple candle is called the" Prophets Candle" in remembrance of the prophets who foretold the coming of the Messiah.
It represents "Hope" as we await the coming of Jesus.
The second purple candle is the "Bethlehem Candle" and represents" Love." The love of Jesus for us, as he humbles himself to be born in a manger.
The third or pink candle is called the "Shepherd's Candle" and represents "Joy", the joy of the Shepherds and also joy that our wait is almost over. This Sunday is often called Gaudete Sunday (meaning rejoice)
The fourth (purple) candle is called "The Angels Candle" and represents "Peace" The peace brought by the coming of The Messiah into the world.
The White Candle is called "The Christ Candle" and represents the light of Christ that has come into the world. White to show that Jesus is spotless, sinless and pure.
PILTOWN CAMOGIE CLUB
The AGM of Piltown Camogie Club takes place on Friday 7th December at 9pm in the GAA Complex.
Everyone is welcome and we would urge all parents of current players and all players over 16 to attend – also anyone who would like to become involved in any way in the coming year is welcome.
We would also like to congratulate our Club Secretary Sheila Norris who has recently been appointed as Chairperson of Kilkenny Camogie County Board
PILTOWN SCHOOL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Parents association of Piltown National school would like to Thank all those who contributed to their Church gate collection recently. A total of €205 was raised which goes towards our school funds
Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Owning Church gate collection which was held in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. The total collected was €192.15. Thanks also to the volunteers who facilitated the collection
PILTOWN SCHOOL CALENDERS FOR SALE
Piltown School Calenders for 2019 are now available to purchase from The School office, Centra & Piltown Credit Union at a charge of €10