May 18

Sarah Burke 061-4146

Reporter:

Sarah Burke 061-4146

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

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

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, 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 evenings 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 priests 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 by 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.

SAGART 2013: Sagart pilgrimage to Lourdes from September 22 for 5 nights staying in the Paradis Hotel. Bookings are now being taken. €699 per person all inclusive. Contact Kieran on 414624 for further details.

LOTTO: The results of Saturday, May 11 were 3, 20, 25 and 3+. There was no winner, the lucky dip winners were 1 Sarah Burke 2 paddy Quinlivan 3 M O’Driscol 4 Brendan McNamara. Next weeks jackpot will be €12,000 and will take place May 18. We thank you for your support.

MILFORD: Grief is how we respond when we experience significant loss or change, such as bereavement. It can be powerful and feel overwhelming. Some people may feel lost amidst conflicting and intense emotions.

The death of one person can send ripples throughout the community. Bereavement not only affects the family, but also friends, work colleagues, teachers, neighbours and even acquaintances at clubs, and other social organisations.

There will be an information evening on Tuesday, May 28 from 7pm to 8.30pm aþ Milford Care Centre. Who is this intended for? These hour and a half-long evenings are designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. Bereavement counsellors are present in case you have specific questions. What happens? A short talk by a bereavement counsellor, different experiences of grief, services available and question time. How much does it cost? The information evening is free. Can I get counselling on the night? No counselling is available before or after the Information Evening. Bereavement counsellors in attendance are there to provide general information on grief and bereavement.

For further information contact Mary O Sullivan on 061 485800 or m.osullivan@milfordcarecentre.ie or a member of the Social Work Department.