READERS: A Vigil Mass for St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on this Saturday evening at 6pm 16 March. The Minister of the Word at Sunday 17 March 10.30am Mass is Anita Hawkes-Lyons.
PENITENTIAL SERVICE: On Wednesday 20th March, we will have an opportunity to reflect on areas of our lives that need to be changed. We can do just that by taking a little time out in preparation for Easter. Frs. Frank O’Connor, Noel Kirwin and Chris O’Donnell will be here with us for a short penitential service, where we can spend time in God’s presence and receive God’s Blessing for the journey ahead. The service will begin at 7pm and I hope you can join us for it.
MEDJUJORGE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorge departing from Shannon, September 14th to 21st. Fare €639 half-board for deposits received before February 17th. Further details from John O’Brien. Cooga, Doon, Co Limerick. Tel: 061-380614.
LOURDES: The Lourdes Office is now open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St., Limerick Tel 061-314111. The fares for this year are as follows: pilgrims €699 and for an Invalid €599. This is inclusive of travel insurance. Invalid forms are available from the Lourdes Office. If anyone wishes to go on pilgrimage give your name in to the presbytery and you can avail of the weekly savings plan.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Confirmation will be celebrated in St James Church Cappagh on the 14th May, 2013. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 25th May 2013.
TAIZE:Taize is a small community on the east of France, not far from Cluny and Lyon. It’s a place of Pilgrimage all year round for thousands of young people from all over the world. People of all different faiths, cultures and levels of belief flock there. The Limerick Pastoral Centre is organising to bring a group of 40 young people to Taize in July of this year. The group will spend 4 days in Taize and 3 days in Paris and Euro-Disney. You must be over 18 to travel . Anyone interested in finding out more, please contact the Sacristy. Cost and dates are on the poster in the porch.
FAMILY CARERS: Caring for carers, Limerick Branch in Association with the H.S.E. are holding a ‘Caring in the Home Course’ one evening per week for 12 consecutive Thursdays commencing 7 March 2013, 7.30pm – 9.30pm at St. Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West Co Limerick. For Application Form:- Phone :061 469484 or 061 469313, Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2pm or write to : - Caring for Carers, 1 John’s St, Limerick.
CAPPAGH CRECHE: Cappagh Creche are please to announce that they have extended their opening hours from 7am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday. They are also running Easter camps this year from 25-28 March and 2-5 April. We have both half days and full days available. Booking is essential on 069-63758
SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 061-313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am.
WATER SCHEME: Most scheme members should have their invoices by now. To make collections as easy as possible, please bring your invoiced amount to your nearest representative or to Tony Prendiville. All monies will be receipted. If you did not receive an invoice please contact us. If you wish to receive your invoice by email, please provide your email address to your local representative or to Tony Prendiville or simply send an email to email@example.com. This process will save money on paper, printing and postage. Terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 2003 will be complied with. Please contact any member of the committee or your nearest representative if you have any query or to submit your payment.
CAR BOOT SALE: The next Car Boot Sale will be held in the Community Centre Newcastle West on Sunday March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Gates open 7.30am. for info contact 06966200 or Marian 0876866450.
IMECOFARM: Family Fun at Imecofarm feeding animals, holding the small animals, fun forest train buggy ride, pony rides, indoor bouncy castle and crazy golf and more. Information at www.imecofarm.com
DEFIBRILLATOR: Just a reminder that the 24-hour emergency number is 087-9476844 and is voluntarily manned 24/7 and should be used in case of a heart attack.