Mass Times: Windgap: Saturday, 7.30 p.m. Tullahought: Sunday, 10 a.m.
Masses for 16-20 November Windgap: Tuesday, 9.30 am; Friday, 9.30 am.
Tullahought, Thursday, 7.30 pm.
Windgap: Readers: 31 Oct. Rita Phelan; 7 Nov. Caoimhe O'Shea; 14 Nov. Martin O'Shea; 21 Nov. Michelle O'Brien; 28 Nov. Sean Foley; 5 Dec. Larry O'Shea.
Eucharistic Ministers: Oct., 31, Ann O'Shea; Nov. 7, Breda O'Shea; 14, Margaret Mackey; 21, Joan Watter; 28, Liz Jackson.
Tullahought: Eucharistic Ministers: Leo Conalty; Patricia Power; Mary Walsh; Eileen Grace.
November List for the Dead: Please leave your list in the basket on the altar. They will be remembered in the masses celebrated during the month.
Windgap Camogie: The Under 21s are playing the semi-final against Dicksboro in Danesfort on Sunday 15th Nov at 11am. All support welcome
Right4UFitness – Windgap Parish Hall Hall, 10.30 am; 8 weeks to get fit for Christmas from Wed., 11 Nov. & every Wed. thereafter. Ladies only. All fitness levels welcome. Kettlebells, dumbbells, steps & mats will be used. Classes will work through 3 components of fitness. You pay as you go - so turn up - bring mat & bottle of water. Enquiries to Emer (086)3743763.
Workshop on Forgiveness, 18 Nov 2015. 8-9pm by Br. Michael Heffernan at Blessed Edmund Rice Centre, Callan. All are welcome.
The John Smyth Memorial Tractor Run in aid of Windgap N.S.and the Kilkenny Home Care Team was a marvellous tribute to the late John Smyth with over 200 tractors - from splendid blue and green ‘behemoths’ to Massey Fergusons – truly a sight to behold.
Annual Fair Camphill, Kyle, Coolagh takes place on Sunday, 15th November 2015, from 1pm to 5pm. Crafts, Wheel of Fortune, Children’s games & activities, vegetable stall, live music etc.
Windgap Community Development Company will have its AGM on Wednesday next the 18th of November in the GAA Club Rooms at 8pm, all are welcome.
November Offerings: A Gentle Reminder that the November Offerings are now due.
Mount Carmel Annual Open Day: Mt. Carmel is holding its Annual Open Day on Sunday 15th Nov. 2-5pm; with music, refreshments, raffle etc.; admission €2; the McCarthy Cup will be there with some of Kilkenny heroes reliving their experiences ar páirc na himeartha.
Coolagh Cards & Raffle: Pre-Christmas card games for hams and hampers get under way in Coolagh Hall on Thur. 17 Nov. and continue each Thursday night until Christmas.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: Talk in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, 7.30 p.m. Wed.18 Nov. Fr. Sean McDonagh – “Pope Francis’ Encyclical on caring for the environment ‘Laudato SI’”.
Special Collection: Sincere thanks for your continuing support for the Special Collection and a gentle reminder to those about to send in their contributions.
Progressive 25 Cards: Progressive 25 cards in Guinan’s, Friday, 20th November, at 9 pm.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Fundraising: Monster Auction being organised for Saturday, 28 Nov. in O’Loughlin Gaels Sports Complex. Advertisements for auction catalogue: €40 quarter page, €60 half page. €100 full page. Auction items sought - Contact Fr Patrick Dalton at 0868283478.
Course for current and new Readers: St. Patrick’s Centre. Loughboy, 7.30 pm, Tues. 24 Nov. & Tues. 1st Dec.. The same course is being offered in Mullinavat Church at 7.30 pm Mon. 23 & 30th Nov. and Ballyragget Church: Wed. 25 Nov. & 2 Dec.
Ossory Priests Society Annual Collection – 22 November, Feast of Christ the King. The Ossory Priests Society (founded 1846) is responsible for the care of the priests in the diocese who are sick, infirm or incapacitated by old age.
Free Electrical Recycling Day - Weee Ireland¬ www.recyclefree.ie - Carrick on Suir Fair Green Car Park, Sat., 21 Nov. 10.00am - 4.00pm TVs, Aerials/Microwaves IT Equipment/ Dishwashers/Fridges/Freezers/Power tools/Battery operated toys/Kettles, Toasters / batteries.
Upcoming: Windgap Annual Bazaar - Sunday, 13th December, in Windgap Community Hall, at 2 pm. Expect to receive more details go luath. The Christmas Raffle is also about to be launched. By the way, “bazaar” seems to be a loan word from Persian (bāzār = “a market”), entering the English language in the 1580s via Turkish and Italian perhaps.
Children’s Bereavement Awareness Day on 20 November is aimed at those supporting bereaved children, whether parents or carers, teachers, sports groups, faith communities or friends in their local communities. Kilkenny Bereavement Support will have a stand with trained volunteers in McDonagh Junction Shopping Mall (Nov. 20th) to support the initiative.
Priests of Windgap: Edward Nolan was born in Inch (Talbot’s Inch) in 1774 in St. Canice’s, Kilkenny. The family has headstones and monuments in the churchyard of St. Canice’s Cathedral. He was uncle of Patrick Kelly, bishop of Waterford (1822-29) and grand uncle of the historian Fr Mathew Kelly. He began his studies in the Old Academy (later St. Kieran’s) in 1793, went to Maynooth in 1797 but in 1798 was “rusticated”, suspected (not unreasonably) of showing disaffection towards his Majesty’s government. Ordained in Kilkenny in 1801 he spent a year in his native parish, most likely living at home. He worked in his Alma Mater (1802-5). in Freshford (1805-07), St. Mary’s (1807-8) and Thomastown (1808-11) before returning to teach theology in the seminary, then in Maudlin St. Which had about 250 students. The seminary moved to Birchfield in 1814 and in August or September the following year he was appointed PP of Windgap and Dunnamaggin. After 2½ years, Dr Mansfield, wishing to return to his old parish, exchanged parishes with Fr Nolan who became PP Gowran and Clara in March 1818. He remained there for the next 33 years. [Dr Mansfied probably brought with him from Gowran the French chalice now in Windgap that once belonged to Bryan Kavanagh PP Gowran]. The old chapel of Tullahought (taken down in 1890) was erected during Fr Nolan’s time in Windgap. Until then the people had gone to Mass in Coolhill or Windgap. Fr Nolan was later Archdeacon and Dean of Ossory and a candidate for bishop after Dr Marum’s death in Dec. 1827. While PP Gowran and Clara he was president of St. Kyran’s College for three years (1839-42).
Reflection for Holy Souls: “You can shed tears that they have gone or you can smile because you have lived. You can close your eyes and pray that they’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all they have left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember only that you have gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what they’d want: smile open your eyes, love and go