MASS TIMES CHANGES: From this weekend of November 30th and December 1st Mass Times will be changed. This is in line with the new arrangements within our Diocese of Ossory. On Saturday evening November 30th the Vigil Mass will be in The Holy Trinity Church, Durrow at 7pm. Vigil Mass in Cullohill on Saturday evening will be at 8pm in St Tighearnach Church. On Sunday December 1st Mass will be in The Holy Trinity Church Durrow at 11.30am with no Mass in Cullohill on Sunday. These new times for the Masses in the Parish will continue until a review at the end of the first year.

CHURCH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – December 2019: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor. Mass Readers: Saturdays – November 30th and December 7th: Catherine Freeman; December 14th and 21st: Ann Vaugh. Sundays – December 1st and 8th: Michael Conroy; December 15th and 22nd: Fergal Hassett.

Readers and Cleaners: Readers and Cleaners are needed to assist the present group who are doing great work reading at Mass and cleaning the Church weekly in the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow. The rota for Readers is two Masses every six months and the readings are given to you once we receive them in the Church. For more details contact Martin Lawlor who co-ordinates the readers at (087) 2185839.
The Rota for the cleaners is a couple hours once a week for a month and it reoccurs every four to five months depending on the number of cleaners. The number of cleaners has dropped in the past year and we appeal to anyone who has two hours a week in the morning for a month rota maybe twice a year to contact Angela Drennan or any member of the cleaners to get your name added to the list. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Parish Evenings: Starting in Advent the Diocesan retreat team will host parish evenings in St Kieran’s College, or in your own parish. These evenings are an opportunity for people to take time to reflect in the midst of our busy lives. The theme this year, taken from Laudato Si’, for the retreats is “Praised be to you O Risen – Lord Alive in Every Creature”

Support Group: A support group meeting for Relatives of a Loved One with Mental Health Issues on Wednesday, 4th December at 7pm in The Resource Centre, Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.

Rome Pilgrimage: The Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a pilgrimage to Rome (24th to 29th of August 2020). These days in the eternal city are an opportunity through art and sacred sites to unlock knowledge of our faith and to deepen our understanding of God. Anyone interested can contact or call (056) 7753624.

Taizé Youth Programme 2020: A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from Sunday 28th June to Sunday 5th July 2020. A week in the Taize Community is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Tens of thousands of young people from around the world, including 30 from Kilkenny, made the trip to Taizé this year.
The programme, which runs from December 2019 to July 2020 is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Closing date is Friday 22nd November. For additional information, including cost, and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at (056) 7761200, (087) 2129006 or

SYMPATHY is extended to Delaney family, Erkindale, Durrow on their recent bereavement.

ONLINE ADVENT RETREAT: Reflect on the great ‘O Antiphons’ used in Evening Prayer and Mass during the second part of Advent. Watch an online talk each day from December 16th 2019. Register Now by contacting (01) 4048124 or emailling or visiting

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: On Sunday 22nd December at 7.00 pm you are invited to a Christmas Carol Service in St. Fintan’s Church (Church of Ireland), Durrow. We are delighted that the Durrow Community Choir, Vocem Daru, will be joining us for a seasonal service of lessons and carols. Mulled wine and mince pies served afterwards. All very welcome!

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.