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: 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 or hospital and they would like a visit from one of the priests of St John’s parish then please contact the Sacristan or the Parish Office on 414624
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.
YOUTH CHOIR St Johns Catherdal Youth Choir: Looking for new members. The hoir sing every second Sunday at 10.30am mass.If your interested contact Kieran at the Catherdal 061 414624.
PARISH LOTTO: The results of Saturday, January 25 were as follows 21, 26, 27, 30. There was no winner so the lucky dip winners are as follows 1 Geraldine McCarthy 2 Patrick Molloy, 3 J Collins, 4 Nancy Moloney. Next weeks jackpot will be €8,010 and the draw will take place on February 1 in St Johns.
SAGART PILGRIMAGE: The Saggart Pilgrimage will take place on September 22. For 5 nights 80714 departing Shannon Airport. Please contact Kieran at 061 414624 for full details.
RAPE CRISIS: Rape Crisis Centre is based at Punch’s Cross and was founded in 1980. We provide support and counseling to men and women who have survived sexual abuse and rape. We are looking for some volunteers to help with our annual Church Gate Collection at St John’s in early March. We would be very grateful if you could contact us at our Freephone number on 1800311511 or email email@example.com.
SAGART GATHERING: There will be a Lourdes Sagart Gathering on Friday, February 21 at 7.30pm in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. Music provided by Jimmy Connery and meal included. Tickets available from Kieran in the sacristy and you can contact him on 414624.