PRIEST ON CALL: Fr. Terry Loughran PP 086-8103482.
READERS: The Minister of the Word at Sunday 10 February 10.30am Mass is Michael Sheehan Snr.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK: The sacrament of Anointing for the sick and elderly will be celebrated on Friday 8th February at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Avenue. Sacred music for the occasion will be led by Musica Sacra Chorale, a resource group for liturgical music in the Diocese, directed by Dr. Patrick J. McCormack. This celebration by candlelight, will consist of readings and prayers and will conclude with a Eucharistic Blessing for the sick with the monstrance and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
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.
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.
THE WITNESS: The “Witness” is a powerful musical/drama which tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, through the eyes of St. Peter. It’s being staged in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March. Coming as it does so close to the end of Lent, it’s an ideal way of taking some time out in preparation for the up-coming feast of Easter and doing so in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Tickets are currently on sale from the Box Office in the Lime Tree Theatre. They can be reached on 061-774774. At €15 each, this show is a must for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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.
FR TED NIGHT: It’s now less than a month to the Parish event of the year. Fr. Ted and company have left Craggy Island and are slowly making their way to the Rathkeale House Hotel. All Going well they should arrive by Saturday 16th Feb at 8pm. In case they don’t make it, it’s important that we have as many LOOK-A-LIKES as possible on stand-by. We hope that you’ve started assembling your group/table and your costumes. (Mrs Doyle has ordered an extra-large tea-pot especially for the occasion). We’ll need a contact name and phone number for each table so that we can keep groups informed of the various events taking place on the night. The mock-wedding was a great night out for all the Parish, with your help, this can be just as good. Music, food, great company and plenty of craic. See you there. Ah, go on, go on, go on!!. Any guesses as to who will be the mystery Fr. Ted, Mrs Doyle, Dougle, Fr. Jack and Bishop Brennan on the night?. There’s only one way to find out!!
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Rathkeale & District Historical Society will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 8th February at the Community Arts Centre Rathkelae. The topic for discussion and the speaker is: “The private lives of the Limerick gentry - 1860 – 1914”, by Ms. Maeve O’Riordan, History Dept., UCC. The talk will have a particular focus on the O’Brien family of Cahermoyle and the Spring Rice family of Mount Trenchard.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their monthly Carer’s meeting at the Mid-Western Regional Office, 2nd Flr, George’s Quay House, George’s Quay, Limerick on Wednesday 6th February from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome.
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: Water meters are being read at the moment. As soon as that process is completed invoices will be issued. 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 wish to receive your invoice by email, please provide your email address to your local representative or to Tony Prendiville. 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.
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.