An tOchtú Domhnach Fichead Saor: 8/9 Deire Fómhair 2016
Recent Death: Tommy Walsh, Polrone, Tullahought
John Hayes, Hillingdon, London (formerly Kildrummy, Windgap)
Anniversaries: Windgap: Mary O’Meara, Bawnreagh
Kay Clinch, Rossaneny Court
Tullahought: Pat Purcell, Kilmacoliver
Mass Times: Weekend: Windgap: Saturday, 7.30 pm. Tullahought: Sunday, 10 am.
Weekdays at 9.00 a.m. (except in the event of a funeral).
Windgap: Readers: September: 17, Marie Brown; 24, Larry O’Shea; October: 1, Sean Foley; 8, Heather O’Brien.
Eucharistic Ministers: September: 24, Breda O’Shea; October: 1, Eileen O’Gorman; 8, Margaret Mackey; 15, Joan Waters; 22, Liz Jackson.
Collectors for October: Pierce Landy & Laurence Crowley.
Tullahought: Eucharistic Ministers:, September: 4, Leo Conalty; 11, Patricia Power; 18, Mary Walsh; 25, Eileen Grace; October: 1, Leo Conalty;
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: The Diocesan Committee of the Society, having spoken at the three Deanery meetings in April, would like to speak to anyone in the Parish who is interested in starting a branch in the parish. Contact details: President Paul Clarke -086-2523534 firstname.lastname@example.org; Vice President Phil Cooke – 0868333029 email@example.com; Secretary Marian Fennelly – 086-0693510 marian.fennelly@ kilkennycoco.ie.
Blessing of Pump House: The blessing of the New Pump House will take place on Thursday next at 4.00 p.m. All are welcome.
Knit and Stitch Show: Bus to Knit and Stitch Show in the RDS on Thursday, 21 October, will leave Callan at 7.30 a.m. Further enquiries to Maria Landy at 0879518384.
Juvenile Badminton: Tullahought Juvenile Badminton Club are having a registration night on Wednesday 12th October 7.30 - 8pm in Windgap community centre.
Camogie News: Denise Gaule is bringing the All Ireland camogie cup – the Duffy cup - to Power’s public house in Tullahought on Friday Evening next. Everyone is welcome
Bullaun Stone, Windgap NS: In a previous number of the Nuachtlitir the Bullaun stones in Killamery were mentioned. There is also a bullaun stone in the grounds of Windgap N.S. This very large stone came from the wood in Barnabrack (Bearna Breac). In addition to the round hole typical of such stones there is a huge crack in the stone. Seeing that it is only about a half mile from Killamery (as the crow flies) Eddie Kelly speculates that the monks were possibly forming a bullaun and had nearly completed the job when the stone split. Jim Power and Eddie Kelly (with a very young Shay Power in attendance) brought it down to the school grounds one evening after school in the late 1970s. Canon Carrigan mentions another bullaun stone – in Mrs Carroll’s field - about 250 yards south of Killamery graveyard; “a large rough boulder with a nicely chiselled circular bowl”. Cá bhfuil an chloch sin anois?
Voices of Hope – Reflections for October – St. Canice’s, Kilkenny. These reflections etc. are to take place on Wednesday evenings in October at 7.30. This is an initiative for the year of Mercy. All are welcome to celebrate God’s great gifts of hope, mercy and healing. Refreshments and a chat afterwards in St. Canice’s Parish Centre.
On Wednesday, 12 October, Ms (now Senator) Joan Freeman will be speaking on the theme of mercy. Ms Freeman is a practising psychologist. She opened Pietà House in Lucan some years ago. It now has 18 branches throughout the country. On Wednesday, 19 October, Fr Desmond O’Donnell will conduct a service of Reconciliation and Healing. By establishing the Year of Mercy Pope Francis was reminding us of how abiliding and available God’s mercy is and how important it is for each one of us to experience this infinite treasure. Paraphrasing the parable of the Prodigal Son Pope Francis wrote:
The path to return home is the path of hope and new life. God awaits our returning to the journey; he awaits us with patience; he sees us when we are still a long way off; he runs to meet us; he embraces us; he kisses us; he forgives us. This is how God is. This is how our Father is. And his forgiveness cancels the past and regenerates us in love.
Knock Shrine: Restore your soul this Autumn at Knock Shrine with a new series of faith renewal events! Take time-out to lift your spirit and deepen your faith with workshops, retreats and more to reflect, discuss and engage. ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’, one-day retreats for spiritual renewal, returns on Saturday October 1st. See the full programme of Faith Renewal events at www.knockshrine.ie/faithrenewal; to book place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (094) 93 88100.
Tullahought Church: On Sunday 2 August 1885 the chapel in Tullahought was consecrated by the bishop of Ossory Abraham Brownrigg. The Munster Express of 8 August 1885 describes the event: “For many years the old chapel, which was not at all adequate to the requirements of the parish, had been falling into a state of decay, and towards the end of’1882 was in a miserable condition. The Rev James Brennan the energetic and patriotic curate of the parish [from 10 Sept. 1882], took the arduous on himself of seeing that an edifice suitable to the worship of God should be erected, and his efforts met with that hearty response every given by the Irish people to any appeal for the furtherance or advantage of their religion. In the short space of two years a beautiful building has sprung up, which would do credit to far larger and wealthier parishes than that of Tullahaught, which is one of the smallest in the diocese. Father Brennan worked earnestly and indefatigably, and the success which crowned his labours is but a measure of what he deserves. On Sunday, besides the parishioners of Tullahaught, many were present from
Carrick-on-Suir, Newtown, Callan, Windgap, etc. The Callan choir, under the conductorship of Mr Kerwick, and with the valuable assistance of the Rev Dr Cane, Dublin, gave their valuable services on the occasion. I am informed the cost of the chapel was nearly £1,500, of which about £150 still remains due. It is to be hoped that Father Brennan will not have to wait long until the liabilities have been cleared off, and his beautiful church be wholly free of debt. The altar which is a magnificent work of art was presented by some friends in London”.
The Solemn ceremony of consecration having been performed, by his Lordship, Dr Brownrigg, High Mass was celebrated with the bishop presiding. The celebrant was Fr Carrigan CC Callan, deacon, Fr E Brennan CC Callan, Fr James Byrne, sub-deacon, Fr James Brennan, Master of Ceremonies. In the choir were Archdeacon Drea, PP Callan, Fr Coyne, PP Dunnamaggin, Fr Hoyne CC Hugginstown, Fr Purcell, PP Templeorum, Mr McKenna, student, St. Kieran’s College, Fr P. Power, CC Carrick-on-Suir. On the conclusion of Mass the bishop gave “a most eloquent and impressive address”, congratulating priests and people on the beautiful church. The ceremony concluded with his Lordship’s benediction.