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news letter April/May 2019


News letter April/May 2019

The Big Day for May is the Confirmation on Saturday the 25th at 3.30pm. Please pray for our seven candidates who have been attending the classes in Rathvilly and Stratford before the services.
The next day our big annual event the tractor run will take place on Sunday 26th May at 2pm.starting at Bough School. This is always a great event with proceeds being shared between the Rectory fund and Lalor centre in Baltinglass.
There will be a mid-summer supper and song at Lisnavagh House on Wed.19th of June at 7.30.p.m.Tickets on sale from the parishioners.
Finally, congratulations To Paul and Leanne Murphy, Garrettstown on the birth of their baby girl.

On Monday the 29th of April in Bough school there will be a service at 8.30, in Stratford on Thursday the 2nd of May in St Marys at 8.00 pm there will also be a service all are welcome.

In Baltinglass and Ballynure on the 8th of May in St Marys there is a service taking place, also United service on the 5th of May in Baltinglass Ger James will be taking this service.

Darkness into light will take place on the 11th of May at 4.15 am in Baltinglass, they also need helpers to take part if you would be interested in helping this event contact mags on 089- 9798484. Registration cannot happen on the night so make sure to register as it is for a great cause,

The annual BKT youth club have organised a BBQ on the 11th of May from 8.00 to 10.00 pm all are welcome.

There will be a monthly healer prayer service on Wednesday the 1st of May after which evening Wednesday service is on hold for the summer months.

Also a light reminder that the rector will be away for general synod from the 14th to the 18th of May.

Easter great vestries are as follows:


  • Rathvilly Monday 29th April 8.30 in Bough school.
  • Stratford 8.00 pm on Thursday 2nd of May in st john Baptist church.
  • Baltinglass and Ballynure Wednesday 8th of May 8.00 pm in St Marys.
  • United service Sunday 5th of May in Baltinglass with Ger James taking the service.
  • Darkness into light 4.15 am the 11th of May.
  • Annual BKT youth group BBQ on Saturday 11th of May 8.00 pm – 10.00.
  • Monthly healer prayer service Wednesday 1st of May after which evening Wednesday service is on hold for the summer months.
  • Confirmation 3.30 on Saturday 25th of May Rathvilly.
  • The rector will be away for general synod from the 14th to the 18th of May.

Merry Christmas

This weekend Bishop Empey is taking Saturday evening service and Archdeacon Bantry White is doing Sundays. Next weekend  (17th -18th) Saturday evening in Stratford  and United service at 11 in Baltinglass for the Carol service.
Wednesday the 21st at 8pm there is a candle little Carol service in Ballynure
Christmas Eve 7.30pm in Rathvilly
Christmas Day 9am Ballynure
10.15am Stratford
11.20 Baltinglass

Saturday new year’s eve evening prayer in Stratford at 7.30pm
New Year’s Day 11am Rathvilly
Epiphany /Nollaig na mBán 11.45 am Baltinglass Hospital all welcome

Cricket club agm December 30 8pm
Venue to be arranged