The Kildare finals took place in Clongowes on 29th and 30th of June. The weather could hardly have been worse. As usual our athletes did us proud and despite the awful conditions enjoyed themselves immensely while their parents in vain sought shelter from the elements. We wish all who have qualified to represent Kildare in the National Finals every success. We congratulate and thank the coaches who have been training the youngsters since Easter. It is a huge commitment. We are blessed to have such dedicated and generous adults in our community.

IACP professionally-accredited Counselling Psychotherapist is available in McAuley Place offering free counselling to Adults. Donations are welcome if possible. Contact 087 699 8110.

The Michaela Foundation is currently recruiting enthusiastic individuals aged 17+ to volunteer at their Summer Camp for girls in the Loreto Senior Primary, Crumlin Road from 10th – 14th July.   At Camp, girls aged 11-13 will engage in a range of volunteer-led activities based on Michaela Foundation’s five core elements; Fun, Faith, Fashion, Well-being and Fáilte. Benefits include the satisfaction of giving time constructively, the sharing and gaining of skills and experiences, not forgetting the  buzz from meeting new people. Visit www.michaelafoundation.com to apply online. All volunteers must be vetted and complete child protection training.  Further training will be provided for all volunteers.

Lough Derg

Kildare and Leighlin three-day Pilgrimage on August 13th to 15th. Pick up in Naas at 7.00a.m. Advance booking essential. Contact Joe 087 3815887 or Michael 087 6697902.

Sunday 2nd July

Peter’s Pence collection on Sunday 2nd July in place of the Share collection. This enables Pope Francis to  support the poorest parishes in the Church.

Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Saturday, 8th July. A small number of seats on the bus are still available. Adults €25 for adults and €15 for children. Contact Mary 087 053 8541.

Friday 7th July

Friday is the First Friday of the Month . Mass will be offered for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead.  There will be Exposition of  the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00am to 6.00 pm in Eadestown. Fr. Micheal will call to the housebound with Holy Communion.