Ministers of the Eucharist for October: Sunday Mornings: Pat O’Hara and Donal Bowe. Saturday Evenings: Willie Dunne and Kay Mahony.

Church Cleaning Rota – October: Teresa Dunphy, Mary Lawlor, Margaret Donohue and Brigid Conroy.

MONSTER BINGO: In aid of St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund – With over €15,000 prize money available this event will take place in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on Sunday, October 18th at 3pm. Gowran Parish Bingo Committee take charge of staging this Bingo. Books costing €15 and €20. Single Sheets X3 for €2. Raffle Tickets from €2. Please support.

VOCATIONS AWARENESS AFTERNOON: An afternoon of conversation and reflection for men aged 18+ on becoming a priest in the Diocese of Ossory will take place on Sunday, October 4th in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral from 2pm to 5pm. Information from Fr. Willie Purcell, Vocations Director. For more information phone (087) 6286858 or by email.

SIX WEEK SUICIDE GRIEF AWARENESS PROGRAMME: Kilkenny Bereavement Group are hosting a six week programme (1.5hrs per week) that could support you, your family and friends. The programme will consider the following themes: A Map of Grief and Grief Responses; The Stages and Models of Grief; Dealing with the Question “Why?” and other Particular Difficulites; How to find and accept Support including the Needs of Children; Memories – Continuing Bonds; Resilience and Self Care. This programme will be held in Villa Maria, Talbotsinch, Freshford Rd, Kilkenny City at 8pm on the following Tuesdays – September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and November 3rd. Enquiries to Kilkenny Bereavement Support on (056) 7756538.