Tullow, Grange and Ardattin Parish Newsletter
12th January, 2020
The Baptism of the Lord
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
Last Sunday was the feast of the Epiphany, the first revelation of Jesus as God to the people. This Sunday is described as the second Epiphany, the second time Jesus is revealed as God. It marks the end of the Christmas Season. Today the Church recalls the Baptism of Jesus, an event which forms the basis for every Baptism over the last two thousand years including the Baptism of each one of us. The Baptism of Jesus was a day of great significance. Our Gospel tells us that the Baptism took place in the presence of the Trinity. The Father, who spoke from heaven saying “ this is my Son the beloved”,The Son, Jesus who was Baptised in the River Jordan, The Holy Spirit of God, who descended from the heavens like a dove. The true and unique God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shows Himself in Christ, through Him, with Him and in Him.When we enter our Church we bless ourselves with Holy Water and say the words “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. We do this to remember our Baptism. The important day on which we became Christians.
PARISH MAGAZINE—”Reflections” -Now on Sale
The Parish Magazine is on sale in the Parish Office. Price €7.
Bingo every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. in Murphy Memorial Hall. Hickson’s Supervalu Jackpot next week is €620 .
TULLOW POETRY APPRECIATION GROUP
will meet again on Tuesday 14th January at 8 p.m. in Teach Bhride to chat informally about the art of the spoken word. Bring your favourite poem and bring a friend. All welcome.
SCOIL MHUIRE LOURDES ENROLMENT
Application for enrolment for 20/21 school year in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Tullow, now open. Closing date February 14th, 2020. During this time application forms will be available from the school secretary 10 a.m.—2. p.m. each day. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 14th February.
CHAIR YOGA: 6 WEEK COURSE
Starting on Wednesday 15th January in Tullow Parish Centre at 11.30 a.m. Phone Maria on 087 6421820.
If anyone found a wedding ring that was lost in Tullow, can they drop it into the parish office and we will contact the owner. Thank you.
CE OR TUS SCHEME
Do you Qualify to participate on a CE or Tus Scheme? Are you eligible to participate in the RSS Scheme (if you have a Herd number or access to a herd number you may be eligible)? If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the above Develop Tullow Association Cig/Tullow Tidy towns would like to hear from you. Please note: These position are equal opportunities. Contact Mary Walsh, 086 1132971, Margaret Kirwan, 087 8538596 or William Paton, 087 6787115.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2020
If there is NO St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tullow this year, how would you feel? At a meeting of DTA, Cig held recently it was agreed that unless we can secure the help of additional voluntary/clubs to form a working committee it will not be possible to have a Parade this year. If you or your club/group want to see the Parade continue, please contact Margaret Kirwan on 087 8538596, Denis Ryan 087 6701091. LACK OF RESPONSE -NO PARADE.
MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT
in Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Tullow on Wednesday 19th August, 2020 at 8 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Tullow Parish. Tickets are €25 and are now on sale from The Parish Office, Tullow
PARISH ENVELOPE COLLECTION
If you have not received this year’s envelopes, and would like to use them to make your contribution to the parish, please contact the parish office on 059 9151277.You can also now make your donation to the parish by electronic banking. Follow the links on our Parish Web Page. Thank you.
CARE OF THE ELDERLY PARTY
will be held today Sunday 12th January at 3 p.m. in Murphy Memorial Hall.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Ministers of the Eucharist
- 7.30 p.m. Teresa Kelly: Ronan Jackman: Brendan Dowling: Anita Doyle.
- 11.00 a.m. Phyllis Holden: Tim Healy: Ann Dowling: Veronica Ronan
GRANGE, OUR VISION
An important community meeting to view and discuss emerging ideas for Grange Village will be held on 16th January from 7—9 pm. in Forward Steps Resource Centre, Tullow. To confirm attendance or for more information contact Deirdre Black Associates on 087 4186962.
TULLOW ACTIVE RETIREMENT
The January meeting of Tullow Active Re-tired will take place on Tuesday January 14th at 2.45 p.m. in The Parish Centre. A committee meeting will take place at 1.45 p.m. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME.
TULLOW YOUTH PROJECT
are hosting a Meet and Greet in Ballon Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd January from 4.30—5.30 p.m. Youth workers from Carlow Regional Youth Service would like to chat to young people and parents from Ballon/Rathoe to get ideas for creating a social group for young people in the area. WE NEED YOUR HELP: Tullow Youth Project, Bishop’s House. We are looking for volunteers to help in our Youth Service. Get in touch today to find out more. Phone 059 9152297 or Email [email protected]
SCOIL PHADRAIG NAOFA, TULLOW
are now enrolling boys for September 2020. Closing date for application is February 28th, 2020. Please contact the school for an enrollment form.
KILDARE & LEIGHLIN DIOCESAN ADORATION COMMITTEE
invite you to a ‘Day of Prayer, Mass, Adoration, sharing and music, in Carlow College on Saturday January 25th, 2020 to begin at 10 a.m. Refreshments served. All welcome.
ARDATTIN ALTAR FLOWER GROUP
would like to extend sincere thanks to all those who contributed towards the flower arrangement this Christmas.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected from Tullow, Ardattin and Grange amounted to €2,780. We would also like to thank all the people who donated money, bed clothing, furniture, food etc., all the Clubs, Schools and individuals who fundraised for SVP during 2019. We appreciated all the support.
Results of SVP Christmas Raffle.
1. Gerry Cosgrove.
2. Ger Delaney.
3. George Baird.
4. Teresa Kennedy.
5. Brigid Flynn.
6. Pauline Canavan
EURO MILLIONS SYNDICATE ST. PATRICK’S G.A.A
Join our Syndicate. Be entered in every Euro Millions Draw. Support your local club. Only €30 for the Year. Tickets available at Ansbro Moulding shop, online through Facebook page and also from club members.
RE-SURFACING WORK OUTSIDE TULLOW CHURCH
has commenced. Sincere thanks to all promoters and supporters of our recent Parish Draw (October 2019). Amount raised was €10,000 which will go towards this work.
Development: €1,865. Offertory: €1,429. Many thanks.