St Patrick’s Nov 16

MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays., Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.

MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays., Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.

CONFIRMATION :. Preparation for this through the You Shall Be My Witnesses programme, will begin for all the young people preparing for their Confirmation on Tuesdays 12, 19, 26 November and ends on Tuesday 10 December.Time: 7.30 – 8.30p.m sharp.

MEDITATION: Quiet meditation on Tuesday mornings in 3 Oakton Road, Salesian Srs. house. Time: 10.30 am to 11am.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: November is the month when we particularly remember our dead. We are aware that there are quite a number of people in our community who have lost a love one during the year. We also said goodbye to some of our parish members.

And many of us are grieving the loss of loved ones who died perhaps many years ago. Grieving takes a long time.

A special Mass of Remembrance is being prepared to remember all our loved ones. This will be on Thursday 28 November at 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas’ Church.

At this we will have a candle lighting ceremony, prayers and reflections, which we hope, will bring hope, comfort, and peace to many.

CHURCH GROUNDS: We are very concerned about those young people who loiter on the church grounds and sadly have caused a lot of damage to property. Again we appeal to parents to take responsibility and talk to their children about respect for all property.

TUESDAY 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 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11.00 a.m.

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church every week from Thursday 7.30p.m. to Friday 7.30p.m

CORBALLY COMMUNITY BRIDGE: Thursdays at St Nicholas’s Parish Centre, Westbury, at 2.00pm. Newcomers welcome.

VOLUNTEERING IN ZAMBIA: This is an extract from a letter received from the Salesian Sisters in Zambia. If any person is interested please contact Dympna 061 348510 immediately. “ In fact, we will be opening a Pre-School at City of Hope in January, 2014 and are wondering if perhaps you have two volunteers who would be able to work side by side with the teachers. We need the volunteers for a year, or at least if they can come for three months and if there can be a continuation of other volunteers to replace them. I look forward to hearing from you and really hope that you will find more volunteers for our Mission here at City of Hope.”

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Meeting for all readers in our parish takes place on Monday Nov. 18 at 7.30pm. Parish Centre. Westbury.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to chat to or to listen? Are there days when nobody calls? The Senior Help Line provide a confidential listening service for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. This Help Line is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm and from 7pm to 10pm. The phone number is: 1850 440444.

LIMERICK CHORAL FESTIVAL: The 2014 Limerick Choral Festival will be held on March 7th-9th 2014. Syllabus and Entry Form are now available on our website (http://www.limerickchoralfestival.com). Adjudicators: Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden & Mr. Kevin O’Carroll.; Composer-in-Residence: Dr. Patrick McCormack. Organist-in-Residence: Mr. Daniel Battle. Please note that the closing date for entries is Friday, January 31st - although late entries will be accepted until Friday, February 7th.

LIVING LINKS: Provide confidential support for families who have experienced a death by suicide. The contact number is 087 7998427 between 5.00 and 7.00pm (Monday to Friday)

Suicide Bereavement Healing Programme and Support Group: Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. Contact 061 400133

The Samaritans: Listening and befriending service at 20 Barrington St. Limerick. Phone 1850-60-90-90

Console: Suicide counselling and Support Services (061 306792)