Farewell: This week we bid farewell to Fr. Danny O’Gorman as he takes up his new assignment in Moyglass, Killenaule. Diocesan changes were announced during the week and with two parish priests retiring – Fr. Liam Ryan PP Killenaule and Fr. Rochford PP Emly and a curate- Fr. James O’Donoghue CC taking up a full time assignment as Chaplain to Limerick Regional Hospital, effectively we are three priests less and so changes ensued. Fr. Danny was with us just for 12 months and was in the process of getting to know his parishioners, very faithful to all his pastoral duties, celebrating the sacraments, visiting the sick, actively involved in the “Do this in Memory” program for 1st communicants, diocesan chaplain to the travelling community and a member of the Cashel & Emly diocesan council of priests. A very sincere and deeply committed priest. We will miss Fr. Danny and we wish him well in his new ministry in the parish of Killenaule, Moyglass.
First Friday: is next Fri. 6th Sept. Evening Mass at 7:30 in Parish Church.
Months Mind 6th Sept: John Joe Ryan (M), Carnahalla-Months Mind at 7:30pm.
Legion of Mary: The legion of Mary Presidium in Doon urgently needs new members to survive. If you wish to do something for this Year of Faith, the legion of Mary invites you to come along to their meeting in the Pastoral Centre at 7pm any Mon. evening. The legion also provides opportunity for lay missionary work overseas, where you will meet and work with fellow legionaries from all over Ireland, and make new friends. If you are a former member of the junior legion the time is now right to get involved in the adult legion. In any case come along and see. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock: on Sun. 29th Sept. Bus leaving Doon at 8am, costs €15. Contact 380201. Closing date for booking is Wed. 25th Sept.
Adoration & Veneration of the Blessed Sacrament: continues each Wednesday from 11am until 10pm in the Parish Church. Please sign your name and the time you spent with Jesus in the register so we will know there is someone with the Lord at all times. Thank You.
St. Michael’s College: Attention all leaving cert students, and those wishing to participate in further education. The following day classes are being offered. Application form/brochure available from the college. Tel: 381272 * Childcare/special needs assistant * Business & computer studied * ECDL * Care of the elderly/healthcare support * pre nursing course * horticulture. Evening classes also available. Enrolment for all courses will be held on 10th Sept. from 9am-9pm.
Irish Blood Transfusion Service: will be holding a blood donor clinic in Pallasgreen Community Centre on Thur. 12th Sept. From 6pm-9pm. All welcome.
The Schedule from September at Doon Community Centre: Tuesdays: Mother & Baby Club 10am - 12, Zumba 7 - 8pm (from Tuesday Sept. 3rd) Irish Dancing 6 - 7pm (from Tuesday Sept. 10th) Unislim 7.30 - 8.30pm
Wednesdays: Kettlebells 7.30 - 8.30pm
Thursdays: Ladies Boxfit Class 8 - 9pm (from Thursday Sept.12th)
Saturdays: Red Cross Cadets 5.30 - 6.30pm
For information on any classes, please call 086 - 8938984
Part Time Caretaker: needed for Convent N.S., Doon. Applicants are invited to apply for the post to Chairperson at Parochial House, Doon before Tue. 10th Sept.
Doon GAA: Lotto: 26th August: Numbers drawn 11-15-22-28. No winner. Next week’s draw will take place in Kelly’s Bar with a jackpot of €12,600. Fixtures: U 16 Co. semi final next weekend Doon v Murroe Boher, time & venue TBA. Results: County Senior Championship quarter final Doon 1-18 South Liberties 0-9. Doon will now meet Adare in Semi final stage on Sunday 15th Sept. East Jun. A C/Ship Semi Final Doon 1-12 Ahane 2-8. U16 C/Ship Doon 3-14 Newcastlewest 0-6. Minor C/Ship Doon 3-17 Balbec Gaels (Killmallock) 1-9. Best of luck: to all our panellists in the various underage hurling taking part in Inter County tournaments this weekend: Shane O’Connell u-17, Eoghan McNamara, Barry Murphy, Brian McPartland & Tadgh Whelan u-16. To get notifications of all Doon’s upcoming fixtures, text your name to (087) 9387755. Website www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie. Facebook: Doon GAA. Twitter: @DoonGaaClub.
Newsletter Notices: to be handed into Parochial House by Wednesday’s at 6pm, many thanks.