May 11

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC: A blood donation clinic is being held at the local South Court Hotel, Raheen this Thursday evening, 9 May, from 5pm to 8pm. Regular donors are requested to continue to support this vital service to others. New donors are always especially welcome. Potential, and existing, donors are reminded that a Donor Information local telephone line can be accessed, at any time, on 1850 731 137.

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC: A blood donation clinic is being held at the local South Court Hotel, Raheen this Thursday evening, 9 May, from 5pm to 8pm. Regular donors are requested to continue to support this vital service to others. New donors are always especially welcome. Potential, and existing, donors are reminded that a Donor Information local telephone line can be accessed, at any time, on 1850 731 137.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The Annual General Meeting of the local Mungret/Crecora/Raheen Bereavement Support Group is taking place on Monday evening next, 13 May, at the Millennium Centre, Raheen commencing at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

BARNAKYLE SHRINE: The Rosary will be recited at Barnakyle Shrine, Patrickswell next Monday evening, May 13 (the Feastday of Our Lady of Fatima) at 7.30pm. This Shrine is located within the Parish of Mungret/Crecora/Raheen. Everyone is very welcome to come along.

“QUEEN OF THE MAY” CONCERT: Readers may be interested in supporting a forthcoming Concert , the proceeds of which will go to the Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and to the St. Joseph’s Church (OConnell Avenue, Limerick) Renovation Fund. This “Queen of the May” concert is taking place in St. Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Avenue on Monday evening next, 11 May, at 8pm and will feature Michael Nash (Tenor), Sinead O’Brien (Soprano), Karen Franklin (Violonist) and Ancor Chamber Choir (Conductor is Cecilia Madden). The accompanist will be Bryan Meehan; Tony Doyle will act as MC for the evening and the Producer is Aidan Corr. Tickets, which cost €10, can be obtained from St. Joseph’s Presbytery, tel. 061-313401, from the Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society, tel. 061-313456/312605 or by calling 087-2318631 or 086-2398935. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night.

MUNGRET - LECTURE SERIES: The next Lecture in the “Art, History, Community” series, taking place at Mungret College, is being presented this Friday evening, 10 May, commencing at 8pm, when Mr. Nessan O’Donoghue will address the topic “Mungret: A Community 10,000 Years a-Growing, Part One - From Mesolothic to Monastic”. Admission is free.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Copies of the updated rota for Eucharistic Ministers in Raheen Church are now available for collection by individual Ministers at the Church sacristy.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Mungret/Crecora/Raheen Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Tuesday, 14 May, at 8.15pm in the Millennium Centre, Raheen. Members of the Pastoral Council are requested to please note this date, and to attend the meeting.

“MARANATHA”: The Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites anyone who is interested to a Healing Retreat which is taking place this Sunday, 19 May, from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle. The event will include Mass, the Rosary, Inner Healing Prayers, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession. Music for the occasion will be provided by the Maranatha Gospel Choir. Further information relating to the Maranatha Prayer Ministry can be obtained by visiting the websitewww.maranathaprayerministry.org or by emailing nightvigillimerick.yahoo.com.

AA MEETINGS: Weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in St. Paul’s Primary School, Dooradoyle on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8.30pm each evening.

CHILDRENS MASS: The Childrens Mass which will be celebrated in Raheen Church at 11am on Sunday, 26 May, will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1. In preparation for this prestigious event, as many of the childrens choir members as possible, together with second class primary school pupils, are requested to attend the regular Thursday evening rehearsals, at 6.30pm in the Church, between now and the date of broadcast.