May 25

CHILDRENS MASS: The Childrens Mass which is being celebrated in Raheen Church at 11am this Sunday , 26 May, is being broadcast on RTE Radio 1.

CHILDRENS MASS: The Childrens Mass which is being celebrated in Raheen Church at 11am this Sunday , 26 May, is being broadcast on RTE Radio 1.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY: In support of the work undertaken by the Down Syndrome Association of Ireland, an “Ice Cream” party is taking place this Sunday, 26 May, in the Millennium Centre, Raheen, following the 11am Mass in Raheen Church. Everyone is welcome to come along, and enjoy a plentiful supply of ice cream; all proceeds of the event will go towards the Down Syndrome Association. Further information regarding the Ice Cream Sunday project nationally can be obtained by telephoning locall 1890 373737 or by visiting

APOSTOLIC WORKERS: Crecora Apostolic Workers are holding their annual display of Vestments and other items for the Foreign Missions this Sunday, 26 May, at 10.30am in Crecora Church. Everyone is welcome to come along, and view the display.

“SONGS OF FAITH”: Local Parishioners may like to join, this Sunday evening 26 May, with Bishop Brendan Leahy and fellow singers at St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick for an hour of scripture reflection and congregational hymn singing, as part of the Year Of Faith celebrations. The Service will commence at 5.30pm and all are very welcome to come along.

YOUNG AT HEART - PILGRIMAGE: The annual Pilgrimage to Knock, organised by the Mungret/Raheen “Young At Heart” Club, is taking place on Tuesday next, 28 May. Further information can be obtained by contacting Marian at 086 3929367 or Nora at 301184.

BEREAVEMENT INFORMATION EVENING: On Tuesday next, 28 May, 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. Information regarding the range of support which Milford Care Centre offers to the bereaved will also be made available. No doubt, some residents of this Parish would wish to partake in this very commendable event. Bereavement counsellors will be present to deal with any specific questions which may arise. Further information regarding the event can be obtained by contacting 061-485800 or by emailing 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 and 2 on the first floor of the new Day Care building at Milford Care Centre.

MPCC CREDIT UNION: A reminder to local members of the MPCC Credit Union - a representative of the Limerick Citizens Information Service attends at the Dooradoyle Office of the Credit Union on the last Wednesday of each month, from 10.30am until 12.30pm. This is a service provided by the local Credit Union in partnership with the Citizens Information Service whereby, on the last Wednesday of each month, Credit Union members can avail of the information provided by the Citizens Information Service which provides information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. Topics such as health and family matters, Social Welfare, taxation, housing, consumer affairs and education, among others, can be discussed. This information, and advice, is provided on a free and confidential basis to members of the local Credit Union; appointments are not necessary. The next such facility will be available on Wednesday next, 29 May.

LOST WEDDING RING: A white gold wedding ring was recently lost in the vicinity of the Mid West Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle. If some local person finds the ring the owner would be very happy for it to be left into the Parish Office at Raheen, tel. 210869, from where it can later be collected.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Anyone wishing to partake in the Marriage Preparation courses run by the Catholic “Accord” agency should note that booking of places is advisable six months in advance of the intended date of participation. Application forms are available from Accord at St. Munchin’s College, Corbally, tel. 061-343000.

MILFORD CARE CENTRE: Local readers, especially those who are interested in choral music, may wish to know that what promises to be a most enjoyable Concert will take place on Thursday evening next, 30 May, at St. Saviour’s (Dominican) Church, Glentworth Street. From the United States, the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, and Chamber Choir, will perform in St. Saviour’s, commencing at 7.30pm. Admission to the performance is free, but donations can be made on the night, and the proceeds will be given to Milford Care Centre.

REGIONAL HOSPITAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A Remembrance Service, in memory of those who passed away at the Mid Western Regional Hospital during the past twelve months, has been arranged to take place on Sunday, 9 June, at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle. This is an opportunity for families and friends who have lost a loved one during the past year to come together, and to join with others who have been similarly bereaved. Those who will attend the Service are invited, if they so wish, to bring along a photograph of their loved one and have it placed in the Remembrance area. Anyone bereaved in this way is most welcome to come along to St. Paul’s on Sunday, 9 June; the Service will commence at 3pm.

VISIT TO TAIZE: As an alternative to organising a trip to this year’s World Youth Day, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre is organising a trip to Taize, France. Young adults from this Parish have attended previous World Youth Day gatherings. Anyone aged between eighteen and thirty five years who would be interested in partaking in the trip, which includes three nights in Taize and two nights in Paris on the homeward journey, should contact either of the Priests in this Parish. The trip will take place from 4 July to 9 July next.

COMMUNITY GAMES: The Sports Evening organised by the Regional Community Games which was to have taken place on Thursday evening last, 16 May, at the Regional Soccer Grounds, Dooradoyle Road has had to be postponed, by a week, on account of very inclement weather last Thursday.

SALESIAN SECONDARY COLLEGE: The Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry has advised those concerned that, unfortunately, the College will be unable to organise the annual Camp Bosco Summer Camp this Summer, due to construction work which will be commencing there in July. For health and safety reasons, it will not be possible to allow children on to the Campus while construction work is underway. A number of students from this Parish attend the College at Pallaskenry.

PATIENTS’ TRANSPORT SERVICE: The Irish Cancer Society’s “Care To Drive” transport service is available to patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle. This service is provided free to the patient; a driver will collect the patient at his or her home and transport them to the Regional Hospital. Following their treatment, the patient will be similarly transported home. Any local resident who may be experiencing difficulty in getting to or from the Hospital for their chemotherapy treatment should speak to a member of the oncology team there. This is a very commendable initiative undertaken by the Irish Cancer Society.