50 brave souls to Climb Croagh Patrick on Saturday 11th May 2013. All Proceeds towards the Parish. Please Support. Sponsorship Cards in the Sacristy after Mass.


We welcome to the Parish Community through the waters of Baptism Dylan Martin Birdy. May Dylan get all the help he needs to grow in faith.

Wedding Bells

CONGRATULATIONS to Susan Roe and Adam Craughan who were married in St. Enda’s this weekend, may they have many happy days ahead.

Tridiuum to St. Joseph

St Joseph’s Parish Carrickmacross extend an invitation to all, to come and join us for Our Tridiuum to St Joseph, on the 29th, 30th April and 1st May (the Feast of St Joseph, the worker). Masses 10am and 7.30pm. Guests speakers include, Sr Margaret Anne, Sr Mary Jo, Rev Fr Peter Mc Verry, Rev Fr Martin Donnelly, Rev Fr Benedict Hughes, Mgr Vincent Connelly. Hope you’ll join us for this celebration in the Year of Faith.

Trocaire Collection 2013

AMOUNTED to €2,218.00. Thank you for your support.

Parish Pastoral Team meeting

NEXT on Tuesday 16th of April at 8.30pm.

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group

A monthly healing mass will be celebrated in St. Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan Town on Monday April 8th 2013 at 8pm. Celebrant Father John Keane. Holy Rosary 7:40pm. Everyone Welcome.

Health and Wellness

TUESDAY April 9th, at 8pm Workhouse, Carrickmacross. The World Health Organisation recently issued `warnings` on the use of everyday household products. We have alternative products, safer for home and better value. All are welcome to presentation, where no spending is required.

Open Day

St Michael Little Scholars are having their open day on Friday 19th of April from 2pm - 5pm to enrol for September 2013. Contact service 0429692720. currently have kickboxing, cooking and football coaching in our service. We would like to thank all who took part in our cake sale last Sunday. We currently have a job vacancy for a childcare assistant on the CE scheme. Contact Eugene on 0429692720.

Killanny GAA News

“Hunt for the Hunk 2013” in aid of GFC Development fund on Friday 27th of April at 8pm in the Community Centre at 8pm. Adm €10. Please support. Congratulations to Shane Grimes, Adam and Andrew Kieran on making the County Minor panel. Lotto Numbers 5,18,2,27. No Jackpot Winner. Weekly €20 Patsy Connolly, Aisling Grimes, Louis Cunningham, Jim McBride, Tadgh Daly, Leo Kerley

Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland

ARE you caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? The Alzheimer’s Society Of Ireland are holding a 5week course of training for family carers with Alzheimer’s or dementiain the Shirley Arms Hotel ,Carrickmacross. Wednesday evenings April 17th, April 24th,May 1st ,May8th, and May15th. Contact Rosie Murray -01 207 3800 or

The CAWT Social Inclusion Programme

Free upcoming programmes for women: Free Relaxation programme for New Mums of children 0-4years in the Iontas Centre Castleblayney. Weds 10th April 10am -12noon Topics covered will be reflexology, aromatherapy, to book please contact Collette Deeney 0876708721. Free CBT and Mindfulness programme starting Tues 16th April in the Clones family resource centre 7.30-9.30 pm for any woman who may have emotional eating habits i.e. over or under eating or who has an eating disorder. To book please contact Collette Deeney 0876708721. Free Relaxation programme for Mums of children with special needs; Thurs 11th April in the YWCA Monaghan some of the topics covered will be Indian head massage, reflexology for children, and for self use to book please contact Collette Deeney 0876708721 or

Monster Bingo

DUNDALK Lions Club are holding a monster Bingo in aid of local charities on Sunday 21st. April at 3pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. Prize money €5000. Killanny Parish Bingo, THIS Friday 12th April at 8.00pm in Killanny Parish Hall. €1,000 in Prizes on the Night. Supporting 6th Monaghan Killanny/Inniskeen Scout Troup.

Pilgrimage to Fatima

25th September 2013 from Carrickmacross, 7nights, €754 +€25 insurance if required, Spiritual Director Fr. Jimmy Mc Phillips. For details contact Noeleen Keenan 0879828831 or Kitty McMahon 0429661644.

Poker classic

On Friday 12th of April in Mannan Castle Golf Club in Donaghmoyne 9pm sharp in aid Donaghmoyne playpark. Tickets are €20 at door on the night.

ICA News

OUR next meeting takes place on Wednesday next 10th of April in the Parochial hall at 8pm. Our guest speaker will give a talk and demonstration on Reflexology. Our meal out will take place on Thursday the 11th. New members welcome.

Cash For Clobber

KILLANNY Parents Support Group are holding a cash for clobber re-cyclying program. Items to be donated are unwanted clothes, shoes bed linen towels etc. Bags can be dropped at the hall on Weds 10th between 9am and 9:45am and 7 and 8pm and Thursday 11th and Friday 12 of April between 9am and 9:45am

Positive Thinking Course

Ivan Hopkins, Bsc Psyc and DAPP, is delivering a 6-week Positive Thinking Course in Carrickmacross Workhouse. The course commences next Wednesday, 10th April, from 8pm to 9.45pm and costs €60. For more information, or to enrol, contact Ivan at 087 27 41 445.

Reel It In

CARRICK CCE & Feile Patrick Byrne presents Reel It In in concert on Sun 7th April in the Shirley Arms Hotel. Adm. €5. Described as ‘The Beatles of Trad Music ‘, this event marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the great Irish harper Patrick Byrne.


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