Raheen Nov 23

REMEMBRANCE TREE - RAHEEN: Parishioners are invited to place the names of their deceased relatives and friends on the Remembrance Tree which has been placed in Raheen Church, using the cards which are located there for this purpose. Those whose names are placed on the Tree will be remembered at Prayers during this Month of The Holy Souls.

REMEMBRANCE TREE - RAHEEN: Parishioners are invited to place the names of their deceased relatives and friends on the Remembrance Tree which has been placed in Raheen Church, using the cards which are located there for this purpose. Those whose names are placed on the Tree will be remembered at Prayers during this Month of The Holy Souls.

SAFEGUARDING GATHERING: A reminder to those involved - the Safeguarding Gathering for the Pastoral Area which includes our Parish (Raheen, Mungret and Crecora) is taking place this Thursday evening at the local Millennium Centre at 8pm.

IRISH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION - THANKS: Organisers of the recent Church gate collection, on behalf of the Irish Epilepsy Association, at Masses in this Parish wish to extend their sincere gratitude to Parishioners for their most generous response.

BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION EVENING: On Tuesday evening next, 26 November, a Bereavement Information Evening will take place at Milford Care Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm. This event is designed to provide general information relating to grief and bereavement to those who are bereaved, to their families and friends. Bereavement counsellors will be present to deal with any specific questions which may arise. Further information regarding the event can be obtained by contacting 061-485867 or by emailing m.osullivan@milfordcarecentre.ie or by getting in touch with any member of the Social Work Department there. The Bereavement Information Evening is being held in seminar rooms 1&2 on the first floor of the new Day Care building at Milford Care Centre.

PARISH CLERK: Envelopes for the Raheen Parish Clerk’s collection have been distributed in relevant areas of the Parish. Any envelope distributor who has not yet collected a supply of envelopes for their particular area should do so as soon as possible. A small supply of envelopes is also available in the Church porch. Parishioners are requested to be as generous as they can in acknowledging the excellent work carried out by the Sacristan, Michael Donegan.

ADVENT TALKS - DOMINICAN BIBLICAL INSTITUTE: The theme for this year’s series of Advent Talks at the Dominican Biblical Institute, which will be of interest to local Parishioners, is “Preparing A Way Together”. The Talks will take place over the next four Tuesday evenings, commencing on Tuesday next, 26 November., when the President of Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College, Rev. Professor Michael Hayes, will address the topic “The Contribution of the Catholic Church in Ireland Today”. Professor Hayes is an internationally respected scholar in the field of Pastoral Theology, and is particularly interested in the relationship between Faith and practice. The other three Talks in the series will be given on Tuesdays December 3, 10 and 17; the Speakers will be Bishop Trevor Williams of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert, Dr. Chris Hewer and Sr. Jo O’Donovan, RSM. The series of prese ntations, which are taking place at the Dominican Biblical Institute, Upper Cecil Street, Limerick, is being facilitated by Fr. Brendan Clifford, O.P. Commencement time each Tuesday evening is 7.30pm sharp; admission is free.

SANTA LETTERS: Recalling the marked success of the “Santa Letters” project in the Parish during the past number of years, arrangements have been put in place for a similar project this Christmas. Anyone interested in becoming involved is requested to leave their name and contact details on lists which are now available in the Church. The purpose of the project, once again, is to arrange the donation of Christmas presents to children attending a School in Limerick which is designated with underprivileged status. The extent of interest in this project has been phenomonal over the years,.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: The normal monthly Church gate collection on behalf of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was not held earlier this month, so as not to clash with the annual Samaritans Church gate collection which was held on the same weekend. The annual Christmas collection organised by the local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will take place this year next weekend November 30/1 December, and Parishioners are urged to respond as generously as they possibly can.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE - CAMINO: Any local young people who are over twenty one years of age, and who would be interested in the possibility of becoming involved in a Youth Ministry Pilgrimage to Camino in Northern Spain next Summer, are invited to come along to an Information Evening on Friday evening next week November 29, at the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Denmark Street. The evening will commence at 7.30pm and it will provide an opportunity to explore what is involved, and to see if sufficient interest is expressed to make the proposal worthwhile. The intended time of the Pilgrimage would be early July, and it would be necessary that any young person participating is aged over twenty one at the time of travelling. Anyone who is interested but who cannot attend the Information Evening on Friday next is welcome to contact the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 061-400133. Organisers of the proposed Pilgrimage would need to have the necessary details generally in place prior to Christmas time.