St. Brigid’s Parish, Kildare Town

Newsletter February 2016

Tuesday 9th February - Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 10th February – Ash Wednesday
Mass at 9am & 7.30pm
Blessed Ashes will be distributed after the Masses

Anniversary Masses for the Coming Week

Saturday 6th February 11.00am: LARRY & ROSE NEWMAN, Lourdesville
Saturday 6th February 6.30pm: PADDY BYRNE, Maryville, MARY & ELIZABETH HEFFERNAN, BRIGID WELDON, Oghill, WINIFRED LEACEY, Cherryville

Sunday 7th February 9.00am: LIAM McDONALD, Melitta Rd.

Tuesday 9th February 9.00am: WILLIAM & MARGARET MANGAN, Assumpta Villas

Wednesday 10th February 9.00am: KATHLEEN MURPHY, The Square, ROSE CORRIGAN, Dublin, EAMON MURPHY, Nurney, (40th birthday Remembrance)

Friday 12th February 9.00am: JOHN ROCHE, Silliot Hill

Saturday 13th February 11.00am: ANN KELLY, PADRAIG MACGOWAN, MARY O’CONNOR
Saturday 6.30pm: MAY LINDY, STEPHEN HEFFERNAN, Silliot Hill & Grey Abbey, JOHHN VAUGHAN, Campion Crescent (1st Anniversary) And PATRICK & MARY VAUGHN.

Sunday 14th February 9.00am: JOSEPH COATES, BRIGID BEHAN, Maddenstown
Sunday 14th February 11.00am: BETTY MURRAY, Woodside Park, PAT McNAMARA, Tully West, ROSE & BERNARD COMISKEY, Melitta Park.

Community News

- in Carmel Hall each Wednesday at 8.30pm. New members welcome. 1st – Violet Hendy 2nd – Billy McGrath 3rd – Eileen Doyle.

Kildare Women’s Group
- meeting will be held in the Day Care Centre on Wednesday 10th February at 8pm. It is important for all members to attend

Kildare Derby Festival AGM
- takes place Thursday 18th February at 8pm in Aras Bhride. All Welcome

A LARK Production
– “Larkin’ Through the Years.. in CMWS Hall Wednesday 10th , Thursday 11th , Friday 12th at 8pm and Saturday 13th February at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Aras Bhride and Kildare Heritage Centre.

Carmelite & Parochial Silver Circle February
Draw €500 – Ann Ganguly €200 – Peadar Behan €100 – Angela Crowe €50 – Aimee Middleton €40 – Brendan Dunne €30 – Patrick hughes €20 each: Tessie Barrett, Boss Barrett, Maeve McDonald, Liam O’Keeffe, Kathleen Kearney, Maeve Gleeson, Elton Barrett. . Promoters Prize : Maureen Leigh, Rosy Hall, Patrick Barrett

Cill Dara Historical Society
- next meeting Wednesday 10th February in Aras Bhride at 8pm. “Matchmaking and Marriage Customs in 19th Century Ireland” with Sean Ó Dúill, Heartland.

K & L Kildare Parish Co-Op Lotto Draw

- held Wednesday 03 /02/ 2015 Numbers Drawn were: 8, 12, 23, 28. There was 1 winner, Congrats to our own JOHN & MARY KENNEDY, Balyfin who won €10,000. Congrats to : JUDY KELLY promoter - Margie Sheridan, SADIE DOWLING – Promoter, Fiona Reid & LISA COTTER – Promoter, Ann Hill who won €36 each in Match 3 Numbers, congrats also to ROSA WALSH winner of the subscribers Draw – Promoter Margie Sheridan. Tickets cost €2 each on sale from Fiona Reid, The Sweet Shop, Bernard Conway, Margie Sheridan, Ann Hill & Parish Centre. Thank you for your continued support

Sacred Dance
– next session takes place in the Day Care Centre on Wednesday 17 February, 8pm – 10pm. Newcomers welcome, beautiful music, easy to follow steps.

The 58th Kildare Drama Festival
-takes place in CMWS Hall from Thursday 3rd March – Friday 11th March. Excluding Sunday. Tickets available from Kildare Heritage Centre, ph – 045 530672. See posters for list of plays.

Spanish Lessons
-Starting in February, small group. For more information contact: 0864043014.

Monasterevin Parish will be holding their Annual Novena during the Lenten period commencing Wednesday 10th Feb. at 7.30pm , (Rosary at 7.10 pm) in St. Peter and Paul's church. The theme of the Novena is "Keeping The Faith". The Novena gives us a perfect time to sit in quiet contemplation and to allow ourselves to be drawn into a deeper understanding of the Strength of Faith and help us to do something for Lent.

Wed 10th – Oisin Mcconville
Wed 17th – Kathleen Chada
Wed 24th – Brenda Drumm
Wed 2nd March – Joanne O’Riordan
Wed 9th March – David Vard
Wed 16th March – Br. Kevin Crowley

Preparation Course for Eucharistic Ministers
All Eucharistic Ministers who would like to continue in the Ministry or parishioners who would like to become Eucharistic Ministers are invited to participate in this course which runs over 3 Tuesday evenings in February 9th, 16th & 23rd in Aras Bhride. Booking is essential. Please contact parish office if you are attending

The new Dementia Specific Day Care Centre
- run by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Kildare Branch in Moore Abbey, Monasterevin has at the moment spaces for people with a dementia diagnosis. Contact Marie Boland, nurse – manager at 086 435550