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SAVE OUR SPIRE (SOS) -

The spire of St. John’s Church, Nurney needs immediate repair. Its condition is very serious. Nurney parishioners are determined to raise the money and do the work with all speed. The people are few and the cost is huge €120K. We need help, please. Could you spare a gift to save this great landmark in the barrow valley and in Nurney village. The rector will be in Nurney Church from 11am till 6pm on Sat next 5th Nov, hoping to receive many gifts from well wishers and kind helpers everywhere.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS
This is a motto decided upon during millennium year 2000 by all our local National Schools, Our Lady Queen of the Universe, St. Brigid’s. St. Mary’s, Nurney, Garryhill, Ballinkillen and Newtown. The motto stands for the annual national school’s service in St. Mary’s Church at harvest time to thank God for his many blessings and to help people in need.

This year we worshipped together on Friday 7 th Oct and the particular theme was Helping the Hungry, referring to the forthcoming visit to Zambia by students from the Presentation de la Salle College. The students who will go to Zambia, together with Ms Jenny Maher, gave the National School pupils a presentation of what they would do and how and why. The participating schools sang lovely songs, made joyful music, prayed thoughtful prayers and read suitable poems and readings. It was an impressive and moving occasion. The national schools were able to hand over to Presentation de la Salle the fund they had collected to help[ the visit to take place, There was wonderful joy and commitment. The poor and sick and people with learning difficulties in Mongu, Zambia, will be the beneficiaries. Together, indeed, we do to great things.

CHURCH OF IRELAND (Anglican or Episcopalian)

Dunleckney Group of Parishes
The Church of Ireland group of parishes that serves the Bagenalstown area is called the Dunleckney group because of its history. Originally the Church of Ireland church stood next to the catholic church at Dunleckney, as can still be seen in the ruins. Even then, during penal times, the relationship between the local churches was one of friendship and trust.

The building and opening of the canal, the Barrow Navigation, in the 1790’s caused the town to grow fast. The community outgrew Dunleckney church and, as with St. Andrew’s moved into a new Church in the town. The town’s design partially reflected, and still reflects, Walter Bagenals’s dream of a small Versailles in Ireland, planned around the river frontage. St. Mary’s church in the town was accordingly completed and opened in 1844, with the town added in 1850.

The Church of the Good Shepherd Lorum near Ballinkillen stands on an ancient Christian site. St. Laserian paused a Lorum in his way from Rome via Wexford as he headed towards Old Leighlin. There is a fragmentary cross-shaft at Lorum and also the foundation of a former round tower. The present church is a fine building of the 1830’s with a tall spire added later.

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St. John’s Church, Nurney stands on the hill of Nurney and is “An Urnaí” the place of prayer. That says it all, so long is Nurney’s history. It is a natural place for prayer and contemplation as one surveys from it a long stretch of the Barrow Valley and further away Sliabh n mBan and the Comeraghs. The High Cross of Nurney should not be missed in the field behind the churchyard. The present church of St. John is about two hundred years old. It is an elegant and well proportioned country church with a spire that now requires urgent and substantial repairs. Accordingly an appeal SOS, Save our Spire, is being launched.

Dena Wynne will be in the church to receive gifts from 11 to 5pm on Sat 5 th Nov, hoping that there will be a generous response to the need for 120,000 euros immediately.

St,. Peter’s Church, Killedmond is on the lower slope of Mount Leinster below Rathanna and towards Borris. It is in a location of great peace and beauty and is itself a fine granite structure consecrated in 1846. It is quite hard to find, sheltering behind an attractive avenue of yew trees beside Killedmond cross roads.

TIMES OF SERVICES

St. Mary’s, Bagenalstown
11:15am each Sunday, except 8pm Saturday preceding second Sunday of the month. Eucharist first Sunday of the month.

The Good Shepherd, Lorum
10am each Sunday
Eucharist third Sunday of the month.

St. John’s, Nurney
8:45am each Sunday, except 8pm Sat preceding fourth Sunday of the month
Eucharist second Sunday of the month.

St. Peter’s, Killedmond
11:30am each Sunday, except 8pm Saturday preceding first Sunday of the month
Eucharist fourth Sunday of the month.

Weekly News Update

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 23rd September 07
On Thursday evening, 27th, the Healing Prayer Group will meet in the hall at 7:0pm. On the same evening the Bible Study Group will convene again after the summer break to resume the study of Genesis at 8:00pm. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 16th September 07
On Saturday next, 22nd, at 8:00pm at Nurney, we begin the annual giving of thanks to God for the blessings of harvest. This is an excellent opportunity to pray about the need for better world conservation and to give to those in real poverty, as well as being the usual chance for thanksgiving. The preacher will be the Reverend William Ritchie, the Rector of Tullow. All are Welcome.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 25th August 07
We remember that on Wednesday next, 29th, our bishop calls at Bagenalstown at 12:52 on his railway tour of the diocese. He will collect the various cheques from the parishes in favour of the charity ‘The Railway Children’ Which caters for the street children of the world, so often found in major railway stations. All are welcome to greet and wave off the bishop during his one minute visit—provided we stay behind the yellow line. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 12th August 07
Please would everyone remember to join in Nurney’s celebrations, with the Bishop, when it happens at 8pm, on Sat. week 25th August.
This is Nurney’s normal monthly Saturday service time. We shall in particular thank God for the completion of the great work of repairing Nurney Spire. All are welcome, especially those who have so kindly helped in one way or another.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 29th July 07
One advantage of a week in which no special event is planned is to give space for extra attention to the gospel by which we all live. This Sunday the Lord’s stories about rewards for those who ask persistently speak volumes to us about our life of prayer, as it should be.  “For everyone who knocks, the door will be opened”.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 22nd July 07
We will post bone the meeting of the Heading Prayer Group till 8.00 pm on Thursday 2nd of August. We will wish every one the best for there holidays this year www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 15th July 07
Advance note for the diary
Our bishop is coming to Nurney at the usual Saturday Service time in August, 8.00pm on Saturday 25th  August. He will be joining us in a special service of thanksgiving for the repair of the spire. Everyone is welcome,  especially kind friends who helped in any way.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 8th July 07
Looking Ahead: An advanced note for the diary
As part of the town festival weekend in August, we at Saint Mary’s church will have a Songs Of  Praise celebration at 8pm pm on Saturday 11th August with a special collection for Darfur. All will be very welcome to come to this .www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISH 1st July 07
Very best wishes to all our Senior Citizens in their summer outing to Rosslare on the 4th, Wednesday. We hope for a lovely day. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 24th June 07
Our Healing Prayer Group will meet this Thursday, 28th, at 8:00pm in the hall.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 17th June 07
Please remember that as always at the end of June we all gather for the ONE GROUP SERVICE at Killedmond on Sunday 24th at 11:30am. There are no other services on this day. The Killedmond service will be a Eucharist suitable for all the family and the theme will be the Barrow and all the blessings of water. The collection will go to the Bishops’ Appeal for the benefit of those in the world who have no good water. As well as the Sunday, we have the customary Killedmond Walk, with light refreshments, starting at 7:30pm at St. Peters’ church on the Saturday, 23rd.
All are welcome.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 10th June 07
There will be short ecumenical prayers, to which all are welcome, in the Tir na nOg garden in Bagenaltown cemetery on Friday (15th) after the graveyard Mass that begins at 8pm. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 3rd June 07
Next Sunday afternoon (10th) we look forward as usual to the annual fete for St. Mary’s National School in the school grounds. Many thanks in advance to all who help and everyone is welcome as always.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 27th May 07
All are welcome to the meeting of the Bible Study Group at 8:00pm in the Hall on Wednesday 30th May. This will be the final meeting of the Group before the summer holidays. We shall continue our study of Genesis. The great first book of the bible.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 20th May 07
With the approach of the Feast of Pentecost (Sunday 27th) may we al at this Ascensiontide remember the gift of the Holy Spirit and join accordingly in the Church’s worship. We pray especially for those who have recently been confirmed.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 29th April 07
The Lent bible studies resulted in people asking for more of the same during the rest of the year. Accordingly we shall meet again for a bible study group at 8:00pm on  WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY. All are welcome to join this group.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 22nd April 07
Would parents of pupils in St. Mary’s National School please note that they will be very welcome at the meeting at 8:00pm on Tuesday(24th) in the school to be brought up to date on the redevelopment project.
www.saveourspire.org

Concert at the Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall on Friday 8th June at 8pm as an Ecumenical Event. ALL WELCOME
Duiske to Lourdes Gala Concert
Featuring Carlow Chamber Choir
Duiske Tenors   Celtic Fusion
Trish Carroll & Jimmy Byrne
At Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh
On Friday, 27th April 2007
Doors Open: 7.30pm, Concert 8.00pm
Tickets: At local outlets, on the door or Tel: 087 907 7769
Proceeds in aid of IHCPT – sending children with special needs to Lourdes
Flower Arranging Lessons

In Ballinkillen/Lorum Community Centre in co-operation with V.E.C. in early May for more info contact Mary 086 1287733/0599773629
ANNUAL JUMBLE & CAKE SALE IN ST. MARY’S HALL SATURDAY 5TH MAY AT 2PM

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 15th April 07
At this time of year each parish must attend to its housekeeping and accounting duties in order to be in a fit state to do its work. Please note the date for your own parish’s annual Easter Vestry and be sure to attend.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 1st April 07
The detailed arrangements for Holy Week are available in the churches. Please would everyone attend and stay with the Lord throughout the journey of his passion from Palm Sunday to his burial.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 25th March 07
On Wednesday (28th) at 8:00pm in the hall we have the last of the three Lent Bible Study sessions on St. Paul, his work and his significance in the life of the church. ALL ARE WELCO ME
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 04th March 07
This week we have our first Lenten study evening on St. Paul, in the hall at 8:00pm. The day will be THURSDAY 8th and NOT, as previously advised, Wed 7th. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 25th Feb 07
On Friday (2nd) it is the Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer, As usual we look forward to two ecumenical services on that day. In St. Mary’s at 11:00am is the joint service by Our Lady Queen of the Universe and St. Mary’s National Schools. In St. Andrew’s at 8:00pm is the service of prayer, readings and hymns for everyone.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 18th Feb 07
On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we begin our observances of Lent with the Eucharist in St. Mary’s Church at 8:00pm. Please be sure to attend for this important moment in the life of the Church each year.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 7th Feb 07
On Tuesday next (6th) the Mothers’ Union welcomes other local branches to an area meeting in St. Mary’s Hall at 8:00pm. There will be a talk given, ‘In the Steps of St. Paul’.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 28th Jan 07
We shall keep next Sunday (4th) February as the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. This is a wonderful occasion in the early life of Our Lord, and not to be missed because it officially falls on a weekday (Fri 2nd).

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 14th Jan 07
The Mothers’ Union Annual Dinner takes place at the Lord Bagnel this Tuesday evening, 16th. If you would like to go, please give your name now to Elaine Stanley or Angela Kidd.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 31st Jan 06

It is good to report that Nurney’s great task to repair the spire and tower of the church is complete in every sense. Not only is the work done to a high standard, but all funds are received and creditors paid. We are extremely grateful to many kind friends and would like to say a warm word of thanks to them all.
A very Happy New Year to everyone. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 24th Dec 06
Next Sunday, 31st there will be ONE SERVICE for the Group of Parishes, Eucharist for all the family, with Christingle(to celebrate the light of Christ in the world) at St. John’s Nurney at 11:00am. A joyous and blessed Christmas to everyone.
www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 17th Dec 06
On Wednesday evening (20th) at 8:00pm there is the Carol Service for the whole group of parishes in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to this joyful celebration, as always. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 10th Dec 06
On Wednesday next(13th) at 8:00pm all of us associated with St. Mary’s National School look forward to going to Ballinkillen Church to join in our Carol Service with Ballinkillen National School. Christmas is all about a child, and it is altogether right that children should begin our parochial celebrations together.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 3rd Dec 06
Many thanks to everyone who supported the annual sale for the parishes on Friday last. The result was most satisfactory and much  appreciated. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 27th Nov 06
The Annual Sale organised by the Mothers’ Union takes place in St. Mary’s Hall from 7:00pm on Friday 1st. All are welcome,as always.www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 19th Nov 06
There are two evening services to be noted during the coming week. First, there will be a service of healing, with the laying -on of hands for anyone who wants it, at Nurney at 8:00pm on Wednesday 22nd. Secondly, the Tír na nÓg service is at St. Mary’s Church at 7:30pm on Friday 24th. All are welcome on either occasion. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 12th Nov 06
Please note that the annual ecumenical Tír na nÓg service is in St. Mary’s Church this year, and it is postponed to Friday 24th (not 17th) at 7:30pm.  All are welcome. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 5th November 06
Families interested in Confirmation in 2007 are reminded please to be sure to attend the meeting in St Mary’s Hall at 11am on Sat next 11th Nov, to discuss the arrangements for preparing the candidates. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 29th October 06
At this time of year it is of great importance that we remember and rejoice in the Communion of Saints, which is the church’s name for the fact that  all our dear ones and the saints themselves remain united with us in love. Love is stronger than death. The power of light and life is greater than the power of darkness and evil. Hallowe’en there may be, but it is followed by All Saints Day. For that , thanks be to God. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 22th October 06
We much look forward to our bishop coming among us next Sun 29th.  The Bishop will celebrate and preach in St. Mary’s Church at 11:15am.  There will be NO OTHER SERVICES on the day, in the hope that everyone will be present. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 2nd October 06
The annual joint National Schools’ service takes place in St. Mary’s Church at 11:00am on Friday 6th. All parents and friends of our local National Schools are most welcome as always. Also on Friday 6th, at 8:00pm in the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge, we have the Draw for Nurney’s spire fund. All who kindly purchased tickets are invited.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES—
As usual, all are welcome at the thanksgiving for harvest at Lorum at 7:30pm on Sunday next, 1st October. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 17th September 06
It is important to remember that the Thanksgiving for Harvest at Nurney will take place NOT at Nurney’s normal time of 8pm on Saturday 23rd, but at 7:30pm on Sunday 24th. There will be no Saturday night service at Nurney on 23rd. This is to accommodate our visiting preacher for the Harvest Thanksgiving, the Revd. Nigel Sherwood, rector of Arklow. Many will recall photographs in the national press of Revd. Sherwood climbing up the scaffolding of the spire of his parish church recently. Arklow and Nurney have been engaged in the same huge task of repair. We each know what the other has gone through. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 10th Sept 06
On Tues next 12th Sept Mothers’ Union will begin their new season. There will be a Eucharist in St. Mary’s Church at 8pm followed by the Annual General Meeting in the hall. All members are encouraged to attend. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 3rd September 06
As National Heritage Week comes to an end there will be a special heritage walk from Rathanna starting at 3:00pm this Sunday, 3rd. The walk will take in some of the heritage treasures in the area, including St. Peter’s Church, Killedmond. There will be light refreshments at Rathanna Hall at the end of the walk. All are welcome. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 27th August 06
As our schools and colleges prepare to return for their next academic year we wish them the best. We pray for all who learn and all who teach, and for the other school staff also. We pray especially for those going to new schools and colleges and those going to school for the first time. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 20th August 06
Our Best Wishes and prayers go to Fr Declan as he is installed Parish Priest this Saturday 26th. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 13th August 06
Very best wishes and our prayers go with Fr. Pierce as he ceases to be Parish Priest, and it is good that we do not need to say goodbye to him. Congratulations and warm support to Fr. Declan in his new and demanding role in the parish. Welcome to Fr. Paddy as he begins his life and work among us. We by no means forget Fr Tom in his life and ministry here. Fr. Tom is everyone’s friend, including our beautiful birds, whether resident or migrant from Africa. www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 30th July 06
It is worth having an occasional reminder that our parishes have a healing prayer group that meets monthly. Members of the group would always be pleased to know the names of people for whom they might pray. Leave a not or telephone message at the rectory if you wish.
www.saveourspire.org

Gerard Manley-Hopkins International Summer School ‘06 with Gerard Gillen will perform organ recital at St Peters & Paul Church, Monasterevin on Fri 28th July at 8:15pm. Adm €10.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 24th July 2006
May we once more publicize the fact that we are not finished yet in raising the necessary funds to defray the cost of rebuilding the spire of St. John’s Church, Nurney. We are delighted that the spire now stands firm and seen as a major landmark along the Barrow Valley, but we still need support for our Monster Draw with good cash prizes on Friday 6th October. Tickets available from Nurney parishioners. For details see www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 17th July 2006
This is a reminder that everyone is welcome to the enthronement of Bishop Michael Burrows tonight(Sunday 16th) in St. Laserians Cathedral, Old Leighlin at 7:30pm. We are not finished yet in raising the necessary funds to defray the cost of rebuilding the spire of St. Johns Church, Nurney. There will be a Monster Draw with good cash prizes on Friday 6th October. Tickets available from Nurney Parishioners. For details see www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 9th July 2006
All are welcome to the service of installation of Bishop Michael Burrows at St. Lazerian’s Cathedral Old Leighlin at 7:30pm on Sun next 16th July followed by light refreshments at the Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 2nd July 2006
We pray for the Very Revd. Michael Burrows, now Dean of Cork, as he is consecrated Bishop for our diocese this Monday, 3rd July, in Dublin.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY
See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 25th June 2006
Our National School children are getting their holidays now. We wish everyone well during the summer break. May the children have wonderful holidays and the teachers and everyone at school a well earned rest from their labours. We ask God’s blessing on all children and families, that they may enjoy themselves in safety, peace and freedom.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY
See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 18th June 06
Please remember that next weekend we keep as St Peters weekend at Killedmond. On Saturday evening from 7:30pm is the walk starting from Killedmond Church and ending there, with light refreshments afterwards. On Sunday there is ONE SERVICE for the whole group of parishes at Killedmond at 11:30am followed by a cup of coffee at the church
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 11th June 06
On Friday(16th) the Tír na nÓg Coffee Morning will be held at Longs from 10:30am. All are welcome and support for this project and its maintenance will as ever be appreciated please.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 3rd June 06
Please pray for our Diocesan Synod which takes place in Kilkenny on Wednesday(7th).
On Friday (9th) at 11:00am in St. Mary’s Church the National Schools of the dioceses will have their annual festival service: a joyous occasion with many children form all around.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 28th May 06
Next Sunday, 4th June, is Pentecost, the day on which we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the church. This is one of the greatest of our annual festivals. Please may we all mark it is such by a willing attendance at church.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 21st May 06
Thursday next, 25th, May is forty days after Easter. It is therefore kept as the feast of the Ascension. We shall celebrate the Eucharist at Nurney at 8:00pm on this day, combining the service with the six-monthly service of healing with the laying-on of hands for any who wish it.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 14th May 06
We look forward to welcoming the Scouts for their Investitime??? At St. Mary’s Church on Tues 16th May. Also the Mothers’ Union diocesan festival Service is in Castlecomer on Thurs with the Girls’ Friendly Society in Kilkenny on Sun 21st May, for their prizegiving. Congratulations to everyone for another year’s life and work and our prayers and best wishes for the future.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 7th May 06
Next Sunday 14th we look forward to celebrating the 21st birthday of our Boys’ Brigade and to welcoming the Brigade companies from throughout the south-east to their annual regional service in St. Mary’s church at 3:30pm. The preacher will be the Revd. Dr. Norman Gamble, who was here at the time of the foundation in 1985 and who is well known locally.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 30th April 2006
Everyone is invited to the Songs of Praise at St. Mary’s Church Inistioge at 3:30pm on Saturday next, 7th May. The programme is very varied and there is something for all to enjoy.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 23rd April 2006
This week each of the four parishes has its administrative and financial A.G.M., that is, its Easter Vestry. The dates and times are already publicized. It is important to have a good attendance at each of these annual events.
SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY See www.saveourspire.org
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE IN
Lorum Church on Mon 17th April at 2pm I memory of Forbes Vigors, Knocklonigad who tragically died in Belfast 65 years ago

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES Easter Sunday 16th April 06
Everyone is warmly invited to St. Laserian’s Cathedral on Molaise Day to the Ecumenical celebration of our local patron saint – 7:30pm Tuesday next, 18th April.

SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY
Great Easter Cake Sale This will take place in St. Mary’s Hall from 2pm on Good Friday. The work on Nurney’s Spire is most fortunately done, except for some carpentry, but there is still a big need to defray the costs. Please help and at the same time buy a beautiful cake or two for Easter. Everyone will be most welcome. See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 9th April 06
The arrangements for Holy Week and Easter are already well publicized. Please be sure to stay with the Lord during his week of suffering and death so that we can worthily celebrate his resurrection. A joyous and blessed Easter to everyone.

SAVE OUR SPIRE: NURNEY 9th April
Great Easter Cake Sale This will take place in St. Mary’s Hall from 2pm on Good Friday. The work on Nurney’s Spire is most fortunately done, except for some carpentry, but there is still a big need to defray the costs. Please help and at the same time buy a beautiful cake or two for Easter. Everyone will be most welcome. See www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 2nd April 2006
The final Lent Service prior to Holy Week will be at 8pm in Lorum this Wed 5th April. We shall have a chance to see what the Church is saying and doing nationally in relation to the moral aspects of medicine and drug testing .

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES— 26th March 2006
This week the Lent Wed Service will be at St. Peter’s Killedmond at 8pm
CONCERT Middleton High School Orchestra, Middleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A Sunday, 26th March 2006 at 7:30pm in St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin Admission FREE

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 19th March 06
This Saturday(25th) is the Feast of the Annunciation. The Mothers’ Union Eucharist will be combined with Nurney’s regular service and will be held there at 8:00pm. There is no service this Wednesday, 22nd .

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 5th March 06
The Service and discussion for the coming Lent Wed 8th March will be at 8pm in Lorum. We shall look at the work of the Church nationally concerning social justice.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 25th Feb 06
Lent begins this week. Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Details are all available on the calendar sheets already in the Churches. Friday is additionally the Women’s World Day of Prayer. We look forward to welcoming pupils from Our Lady Queen of the Universe to St. Mary’s at 11am and to the Ecumenical prayers at 8pm. All are welcome to these two Services.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 19th Feb 06
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At present the diocese is in the care of the Archbishop of Dublin. On Sun next 26th the Archbishop requests that everyone should attend the Eucharist at St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny at 11:15am, at which he will preach. The Archbishop also requests that no local services be held on that day, so there will be none.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 12th Feb 06
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The coming week is being observed widely in the Church as Marriage Week. We shall pray for marriage and family life, especially remembering in our prayers those recently married within our group of parishes.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 5th Feb 06
On Tuesday next, 7th, the Mothers’ Union will meet in the Hall at St. Mary’s at 8:00pm to discuss poverty and deprivation among children and how it can be relieved. The rector will be prevent to report on the recent conference held to promote understanding of this subject.
Visit www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 29th Jan 06
For the next seven Sundays we welcome among us William Stacey of Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. William is a student for ordination at the Church of Ireland Theological College in Dublin. He is here to gain experience in preaching and in leading the worship of the church, other than the sacramental services. We wish him well and will do everything possible to support him in his work.
Visit www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 22nd Jan 06
Would members of the Mothers’ Union please note that the annual dinner is now to be held at the Lord Bagenal on the altered date of Tuesday 24th January. Please give names to Angela Kidd or Elaine Stanley. Visit www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 15th Jan 06
On Wednesday we begin the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We must ensure that it is just that, in both our private and our public prayer. We shall do something suitable locally, as we always do. But we need also to remember that the gospel of Christ is simply not credible to the wider world unless the various churches are seen to have good relationships with one another. Visit www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 8th January 06
We in St. John’s Church, Nurney would specially like to thank Nurney National School. It’s Parents’ Council and all connected with it, for the most generous donation towards the repair and rebuilding of the spire. This was given at the Annual Carol Service last month, itself a joyous occasion. The donation is greatly appreciated and increases our determination to press on with the task. Visit www.saveourspire.org for the details

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES Christmas Day 2005
SAVE OUR SPIRE– St. John’s Church, Nurney—Thank you to everyone who has generously given so far. Please buy a Special Nurney Christmas Candle from one of the outlets where they are on sale at €2 each. To find out more, including the way to make a donation, visit www.saveourspire.org The arrangements for Christmas are already well publicized. A blessed and joyous Christmas to everyone.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 17th December 05
SAVE OUR SPIRE– St. John’s Church, Nurney—Thank you to everyone who has generously given so far. Please buy a Special Nurney Christmas Candle from one of the outlets where they are on sale at €2 each. To find out more, including the way to make a donation, visit www.saveourspire.org

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES - 11th December 05
The main Carol Service for our group of parishes takes place at 11:15am on Sun next 18th Dec. There will be no other services in the group on this day. All are welcome. Those wishing to make their Communion on this day please note that the Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Lazerian’s Cathedral at 10am.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 3rd December 05
Warm Christmas wishes to our Senior Citizens and to everyone who is generously entertaining them this Sunday and next at Ballykealy and Ballyloughan. The first of many Carol Services in the locality will be at St.Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny at 7:00pm on Sunday next, 11th. All are welcome.

DUNLECKNEY PARISHES 27th November 05
On Friday next, 2nd, the Mothers’ Union will hold their annual Christmas sale in the Hall from 7:00pm at St. Mary’s in the town. The proceeds will be shared between St. Vincent de Paul and Nurney’s ‘Save our Spire’ appeal. St. Mary’s school will also be raising funds at the sale. Please support this in the usual generous way. All are welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 20th Nov 2005
On Thursday next, 24th, we shall have our customary six-monthly service of prayer for healing, with the laying-on of hands at 8:00pm at Nurney. All are welcome.Annual Christmas Sale will be on Friday 2nd Dec at 7:00pm in St. Mary’s Hall. Usual stalls and raffle. Proceeds in aid of Nurney Church and Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 13th November 05
Many thanks indeed to everyone who so generously supported Nurney’s Gift Day for the spire appeal -(SOS), Save our Spire. About €17k cane in on the day, a flying start.
The Cabaret in Ballykealy on Mon 14th Nov is in aid of Killedmond Church Funds.
The Annual Tir na NÓg Ecumenical Service in St. Andrew’s Church on Fri 18th Nov at 7:30pm.
The Girls’ Friendly Society and Boys’ Brigade enrolments are at 11:15 in St. Mary’s Church on Sun 20th.
Annual Christmas Sale will be on Friday 2nd Dec at 7:00pm in St. Mary’s Hall. Usual stalls and raffle. Proceeds in aid of Nurney Church and Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 6th November 2005
Confirmation 2006 —Will all families interested in Confirmation in 2006 please make a point of attending the meeting at 11am in St. Mary’s Hall on Sat next 12th Nov to discuss and arrange the preparation sessions for the candidates.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 30th October 05
SAVE OUR SPIRE (SOS) – The spire of St. John’s Church, Nurney needs immediate repair. Its condition is very serious. Nurney parishioners are determined to raise the money and do the work with all speed. The people are few and the cost is huge €120K. We need help, please. Could you spare a gift to save this great landmark in the barrow valley and in Nurney village. The rector will be in Nurney Church from 11am till 6pm on Sat next 5th Nov, hoping to receive many gifts from well wishers and kind helpers everywhere.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 23rd October 05
Everyone is welcome to the thanksgiving for harvest at St. Lazerian’s Cathedral Old Leighlin at 7:30pm on Sun next 30th.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 16th October 05
Wednesday is the Feast of St. Luke, the gospel writer who was also a doctor. This week we should be especially careful to pray for all who bring healing to people and who promote health in our community and more widely. Most of all let us pray for St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny and its excellent work throughout the year.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 9th October 05
Would St. Mary’s National School parents please note that their Associations A.G.M. is at 8:00pm on Monday, 10th. Also the Mothers’ Union annual Eucharist for the opening of the new season is at 8:00pm on Tuesday 11th in St. Mary’s Church.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 2nd October 05
Everyone is welcome to the Annual Thanksgiving for Harvest at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lorum, this Sunday, 2nd, at 4:00pm.(NOT 7:30PM)   and at St. Mary’s in the town on Thursday, 6th, at 8:00pm.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 11th September 05
At this time we extend our prayers and deep sympathy to the Keogh and Healy Families and all involved in the tragedy at Coolyhune.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 4th September 05
Would everyone please note the September course in learning about worship that is being put on in Kilkenny. It would be the greatest help in the life of the parishes if more people would come forward to lead worship in services of the word. This is a simple and uplifting way in which to serve God and his people. Please consider and volunteer.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 28th August 05
We wish our schools and colleges all the best as they resume for the new term. Special prayers and good wishes go with those going to school for the first time and those going to new schools

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 14th August 05
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus heals the daughter of the Canaanite woman. The woman has urged Jesus strongly to help her , foreign though she is. ‘Even the dogs’, she says, ‘eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’ The outcome is that Jesus ministers to the foreigners as well as to his own people: ‘both– and’ not ‘either – or’. This is the challenge for us.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 7th August 05
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus heals the daughter of the Canaanite woman. The woman has urged Jesus strongly to help her , foreign though she is. ‘Even the dogs’, she says, ‘eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’ The outcome is that Jesus ministers to the foreigners as well as to his own people: ‘both– and’ not ‘either – or’. This is the challenge for us.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 31st July 05
Today’s Gospel is the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus can make a little go a long way amongst those in need. Let that spur us on in our giving week by week as well as in response to special appeals.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 24th July 05
For this week’s Gospel Jesus’ parables are small pictures of life in farming, fishing and baking. What could be simpler and what could be more challenging?

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES – 17th July 2005
Today’s parable of the wheat and the reeds in the Gospel reading is crystal clear for us all in its meaning. As the wheat harvest approaches let us apply the lesson taught by Jesus to every aspect of our lives.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 10th July 2005
This Sunday we have as the Gospel reading the Parable of the Sower. Amongst other things this reminds us that we are a community that depends mainly on farming and agricultural services. We ask God’s blessing on all that we undertake to do, and we pray for vision and courage as we look and plan ahead.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 3rd July 05
St. Mary’s National School is most grateful to everyone for their most generous support for the development fund. The Fete, together with the draw, made over €7,000 . Every penny of this will be needed for much-needed redevelopment, hopefully on the new site. The parents Committee, the ticket sellers and all who gave money and took part are warmly to be thanked.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 26th June 05
We wish all our National School pupils and their families the very best for the coming summer holidays. We also thank our school staff, teaching and other, for all their work and commitment through the year, May they enjoy the holiday season and may everyone be safe in water and on the road.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 19th June 05
As usual we shall keep next weekend, 25th and 26th June, as St. Peter’s weekend, concentrating our worship and activity at St. Peter’s Killedmond. On Saturday evening all are welcome for the walk at Killedmond, starting at the church at 7:00pm and finishing there, with light refreshments. On Sunday at 11:30am there will be the O.N.E. Service for the group of parishes at Killedmond, a family service with all age groups in mind.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 12th June 05
Two things this week deserve our warm support:
The school fete on Sunday afternoon (12th) will as always provide welcome funds for St. Mary’s National School. This is the more necessary this year when we may be incurring heavy development costs. Apart from fund-raising, the event is most enjoyable socially.

Secondly there is the Tir na nOg
coffee morning in Long’s on Fri 17th Jun. This is well worthy of support in the cause of maintenance and improvement of the Tir na nOg memorial garden. Many thanks to all who so kindly help in this

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 5th June 05
Please pray for our Diocesan Synod, meeting on Thursday of this week(9th) at Mount Wolseley, Tulllow

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 29th May 05
It is not often that a parishioner reaches the Century. Many congratulations and all blessings to Mrs. Susan Naylor who passes this great milestone today, Sunday 29th. Very best wishes to Susan and all the family.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 22nd May 05
Please be sure to pray for all of our newly confirmed parishioners, their parents, families and all who love them and support them along life’s way

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 15th May 05
Please remember that there is ONE Service only for the group on Sunday next 22nd: Confirmation at St. Mary’s Church, 11:15am. All are encouraged to attend. Please pray for our Confirmation candidates and their families.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 8th May 05
On Sun evening next 14th is the concert with Kilkenny Youth Orchestra in St. Mary’s Church in aid of the redevelopment fund for our National School. Ticket and details are available from school parents

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 25th April 05
The Mothers’ Union AGM takes place on Tuesday at 8:00pm.
On Saturday the Confirmation Candidates are invited to a special day at Kilkenny College organised by Philip Heak our Youth officer. The rector has the details. The Annual Jumble and Cake Sale in St. Mary’s Hall on St 7th May at 2pm.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 17th April 05
Monday is St. Laserian’s Day. It is a good opportunity to reflect in thankfulness on all our blessings, not least the long tradition of faith and Christian hope in this place. Laserian himself was an interesting man with a remarkable life-story. But, more important, he and his colleagues brought to this region our imperishable faith is the risen Christ, and that alone should make us truly thankful.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 10th April 05
This weeks gospel reading is the story of what happened on the road to Emmans. There can be no story more striking or remarkable to inspire our faith in the risen Christ. Let familiarity never dull our sense of the power and wonder of the gospel.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 3rd April 05
During the coming weeks the parishes hold their annual Easter Vestries, which are A.G.M.’s for essential administration purposes. The meetings are already advertised in detail and attendance is strongly recommended.
On Tuesday (5th) is the Mothers’Union annual eucharist for the Annunciation at 8:00pm in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 27th March 05
A joyous and Blessed Easter to everyone. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed: Alleluia!

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 20th March 05
The arrangements for Holy Week and Easter are already circulated in the churches. We stay with the Lord throughout his passion, trial and crucifixion, so that we can worthily celebrate the resurrection when it comes.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 13th March 05
Our Eucharist of St. Patrick will be at Lorum at 8:00pm on Wednesday 16th. Please would everyone attend this one group celebration for our national saint and apostle. A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 6th March 05
This Wednesday the special 8:00pm Lent Service will be in St. Mary’s Church. It will consist of a short evening service followed by a talk and discussion on the New Testament.
All are welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 27th Feb 05
Very best wishes to ‘Flame Alive in 2005′. We unite in prayer that hearts and minds might turn to Christ, here and everywhere. We look forward to helping in any way we can

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 20th Feb 05
On Wednesday next, 23rd, the 8:00pm
Lent Service will be at Nurney and all are encouraged to attend.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 13th Feb 05
For this Wednesday in Lent we shall meet in Lorum at 8:00pm for a short service followed by a talk and discussion about how the bible came to be. We hope to strengthen our relationship with the scriptures this Lent.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 6th Feb 05
Please remember that this Wednesday, 9th, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. We start our Lenten observance with the Eucharist in St. Mary’s Church at 8pm using the special order of service appointed in our new Prayers Book. Let us all make this the first thing in our observance of Lent.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 30th Jan 05
Our group of parishes is being invited by KCLR to provide the “Reflection” for Sunday morning next, 6th February. Please excuse our inadequacies in broadcasting and join us in worship and prayer all through the year.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 23rd Jan 05
We hope that Fr. Murphy will be able to be with us in Nurney on Sunday next, 30th, to preach a sermon about the Week Of Prayer for Christian Unity, a worldwide event in which we play a full part

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 16th Jan 05
On Tues 18th Jan we move into the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a week which is just that. The reason for its place in the calendar is that it ends with the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (25th Jan). St. Paul is the father of Christian Mission, and without unity of heart and mind Christians cannot hope to influence the wider world. Hence the need for an annual week of prayer. Let us make good use of it.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 9th Jan 05
This weekend, 8th and 9th January, we are making our special donations to the Indian Ocean Disaster Fund organised by the Bishops’ Appeal. It is most important that as a Christian community we respond generously as a corporate effort to meet this immense need, as well as taking advantage of the many opportunities that we have to contribute individually.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 2nd Jan 05
This year the Epiphany falls on Thurs nest. We shall celebrate this feast on Sun 9th. The coming of the wise men to Bethlehem has many implications and lessons for us a t Christmastide and throughout the year.

2004

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 26th Dec 04
For 1st and 2nd January the arrangements are as usual for the first Sunday of the month. We wish everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 19th Dec 04
We wish everyone a blessed and joyous Christmas. The arrangements for the Festival are as usual and are published in detail in all the churches. Eucharists are at 1pm in Killedmond on Christmas Eve and at 8.45, 10am and 11.30 respectively.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 12th Dec 04
The Annual Carol Service for the whole group of parishes is to be in St. Mary’s Church at 8:00pm on Thursday next, 16th,. We welcome the choirs from St. Andrews Church and we hope that everyone will be with us to begin the celebration of the Festive Season.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 5th Dec 04
On Friday next, 10th, the Annual Mothers’ Union sale takes place in St. Mary’s Hall from 7pm. The aim is to raise funds for the work of the parishes and also for Tir na nOg.
All are very welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 28th Nov 04
We look forward to our annual united service for the local National Schools. This was something that we began at the millennium and are enjoying as a tradition since that year. This year the theme is Advent and the date, time and place are Tuesday next, 30th, at 1:30pm in St. Andrews Church. St. Mary’s N.S. will be taking part and parents and friends are welcome as always.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 21st Nov 04
On Thursday next, 25th, at 8:00pm in St. Johns Church, Nurney is one of our six monthly services of prayer for healing, with the laying – on of hands for those who would like it. For these services we use the beautiful new liturgy provided in the prayer book. All are encouraged to come.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES CONFIRMATION 2005 7th Nov 04
Please will all families interested in Confirmation on 22nd May 2005 note that there is a meeting at 11:00am on Saturday next(13th) in the hall to discuss and agree upon the arrangements for preparation of the candidates. It is important please that ALL interested families are represented.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES – 31st October 04
Our annual Mothers’ Union Eucharist is in St. Mary’s Church at 8:00pm on Wednesday 3rd. All are welcome to join in support of the MU, who do so much in the way of prayer and action to further the life and work of the Christian community in this place

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES – 24th October 04
We keep next Sunday,31st, as All Saints’ Sunday. The pattern of services will be as normal throughout the group,with the eucharist celebrated at Nurney and Lorum. We pray for safety on the roads and from fire and accidents with fireworks throughout the holiday period.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 17th October 04
Pray for our Annual Diocesan Synod taking place this Thursday at Cashel. We shall gather from all parts of the south-east under the shadow of St. Patrick’s Rock. We remind ourselves of our wonderful heritage and must try to be worthy of Jesus Christ and all who have gone before us.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 10th October 04
On Monday Evening(11th) at 8:00pm the School Parents Association of St. Mary’s National School holds its AGM at the school. All parents are welcome and we hope that as many as possible will attend.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 3rd October 04
We thank God for the blessings of harvest at Lorum this Sunday(3rd) and at Killedmond next Sunday(10th)at 7:30pm in both cases. All are very welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 26th September 04
We thank God for the blessings of harvest at St. Mary’s Church in the town at 8:00pm on Friday(1st) and at 7:30pm on Sunday(3rd) at Lorum. All are most welcome at these services to thank God, to praise him and to pray for a better world. Part of our worship will be to give generously to the poor of the world.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 19th September 04
Saturday next, 25th, is the Family Day for our diocese in Kilkenny College from 10 till 4. All are welcome and encouraged to attend: see leaflets in the churches. On Sunday next, 26th, the diocesan and parish Readers are licensed and commissioned for the next three years in St. Canice’s Cathedral at 5:00pm. Please be there to support our local Readers, so important in the pattern of Sunday worship.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 12th September 04
There is huge emphasis on the ingathering of harvest in this community now. There are the rallies at Fenagh and Rossdillig, to remind us of how it used to be done. There will later be the opportunities to thank God in our Churches for the blessings of harvest. An essential part of this should be our generosity to the poor of the world, whose plight is so sharply brought before us each day. May we put aside money now, so that during the harvest thanksgivings we can give with a truly open hand to those whose hunger is ever present

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 5th September 04
We warmly thank all involved in the Whist Drive for their hard weekly work throughout the summer months. The venue of St. Mary’s Hall now reverts to its fortnightly pattern of use, beginning on this coming Friday, 10th.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 29th August 04
Best wishes to everyone in our schools and colleges as a new year begins. We pray for God’s blessing on all who learn and all who teach. We pray for those who work in our schools and for everyone at home who loves and supports the pupils and students. We pray especially for those going into different schools or going into school for the first time.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 22nd August 04
We said goodbye to Father Kevin earlier in the month and we wish him well in Edenderry. Now we welcome Father Declan Foley among us and look forward to working with him. To both priests we offer our prayers and support.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 15th August 04
At our retiring collections this month we are supporting the Bishops’ Appeal special fund for the Darfur refugees in Sudan. This is instead of the diocesan missionary project, which is temporarily out of action.
Please may we all be prepared to give with special generosity a gift to these unfortunate millions of victims of warfare.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 1st August 04
Please could we all put some money aside for the relief of suffering in Darfur,Sudan. The scale ,urgency and severity of the problem are immense, as we know well. We shall shortly have a special collection in each church, to be announced. This is being done throughout the Church of Ireland

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 4th July 04
We extend our deep sympathy and the assurance of our prayers to those injured and bereaved in last Saturday’s tragic road accident. We pray also that during the holiday season there will be careful driving and safety for everyone in the water and on the roads.

Dunleckney Group Of Parishes 27th June 04
This year the Mothers’ Union annual outing is to Belvedere, Co. Westmeath, on Saturday 3rd July. If you would like to go, details are available from Iris Ruddock or Ruth Grothier.

Dunleckney Group Of Parishes 20th June 04
The Annual Fete in aid of St. Mary’s N.S. funds will from 2pm in the school grounds on Sun 20th June. Support would be welcome please.
We keep next weekend (26th & 27th ) as St. Peter’s weekend at Killedmond. On Sat evening 26th from 7:30pm there will be a walk arranged from Killedmond Church, lasting for about an hour, returning to light refreshments. This is a new idea and should be most enjoyable. All welcome.

DUNLECKNEY GROUP OF PARISHES 13th June 04
On Sat 19th June there is the Annual Coffee Morning at Long’s in the town in aid of Tir na nOg in the Cemetery. Please support this worthwhile project. Many thanks to our Mothers’ Union and all others involved.

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