St John’s Nov 23

WEEKLY NOVENA: Every Tuesday at the 10am and 5.45pm Mass there will be a novena celebrated in honour of St Anthony. All are very welcome to attend. Also petition leaflets are available at the statue of St Anthony. You can leave your petitions there to be included during the novena Masses.

WEEKLY NOVENA: Every Tuesday at the 10am and 5.45pm Mass there will be a novena celebrated in honour of St Anthony. All are very welcome to attend. Also petition leaflets are available at the statue of St Anthony. You can leave your petitions there to be included during the novena Masses.

ADORATION: Adoration is held here in the Cathedral from Monday to Saturday. Morning prayer is offered for various needs; Monday is for the dead, Tuesday is Eucharistic Congress, Wednesday and Thursday is private intention, Friday is Victims of Abuse, Saturday is Forgiveness for the sins of the Church. Adoration is from 9am to 10am.

BAPTISMS: Baptism’s takes place on Saturday evenings at 4.30pm only. When booking a baptism please call in to St John’s Parish Office and please bring with you the birth certificate of the child. For parents who are not living in St John’s parish you will need a note of permission from one of the priests in your own parish. The baptism preparation meeting will take place the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Parish Centre. Both parents must attend the baptism preparation meeting, this prep meeting must be attended before the baptism can take place, the Godparents are invited to this meeting also. St John’s Parish Office telephone 061 414624.

MASS TIMES: Weekdays at 10am and 5.45pm. Saturday at 10am and Vigil at 6pm. Sunday at 8am, 10.30am, 12noon & 7pm. Holy Days of obligation Vigil Mass will be at 5.45pm the previous day (except weekends), on the feast day at 10am, 12noon and 5.45pm.

PARISHIONER: If you have a family member in a nursing home and they would like a visit from one of the priest’s of St John’s parish then please contact the Sacristan or the Parish Office on 414624

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: The Accord marriage preparation course is the only one which is officially approved the Limerick Diocese. None of the other courses have official approval even though some of them claim in their advertisement that they have.

TAKE CARE: Just a reminder when visiting or attending the cathedral for Mass never leave personal items or your handbag unattended at any time.

CONFESSION: Confession is available every Saturday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am and before the Vigil Mass from 5.30pm. A priest is also available on request.

CELIAC: If you wish to receive gluten free host at communion. Please contact sacristy before mass.

YOUTH CHOIR St Johns Catherdal: Youth Choir Looking for new members. The Choir sing every second Sunday at 10.30am mass.If your interested contact Kieran at the Catherdal 061 414624.

CEMETRY: There will be prayers in Mount Saint Laurence at 3pm every Sunday for the month of November. Sunday, November 24 the prayers will be lead by St. Munchin’s Parish.

LOTTO :The results of Saturday, November 16 were 5, 15, 20 and 26. There was no winner. The lucky dip winners were 1 Michael Kennedy 2 Eoin Barry 3 Christy McGuiness and Deirdre Slattery. The draw takes place every Saturday evening, next weeks jackpot will be €11,275 and will take place November 23. We thank you for your support.

ADVENT TALKS:The Dominican Biblical Institute are putting on four Advent Talks .. The talks are on Tuesday nights at 7.30. Admission is free; donations are invited. The title for the Talks is Preparing a Way Together. The Contribution of the Catholic Church in Ireland Today Rev. Professor Michael Hayes, President of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Tuesday, November 26.

The Contribution of the Church of Ireland in Ireland Today Bishop Trevor Williams, Bishop of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert. Tuesday, December 3.

The Contribution of the Muslim Community in Ireland Today: Dr Chris Hewer has worked in the field of Christian-Muslim relations for twenty years. From 1999-2005 he was the Adviser on Inter-faith Relations to the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham.