St John’s Aug 31

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 or a hospital 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.

CELIAC: f you wish to receive gluten free host at communion. Please contact the sacristy before Mass.

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

DVD: A DVD of the Ceremony of the Ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy is now available in the Gift Shop priced at €10 each.

KNOCK: National Grandparemts Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage to Our Lady Shrine Knock on September 8 2013. A bus will leave from outside the Salesian primary School at 8;30am. The guest speaker this year is Sr Briege Mc Kenna on the day. if interested please contact Sr. Susan at 0857491270.

NCBI: NCBI is looking for community-based volunteers to assist visually impaired people in the Garryowen area. If you have 1 to 2 hours per week to spare we would love to hear from you. Training and support provided. For further information please contact Aonghus Meaney at 061 310818 or email aonghus.meaney@ncbi.ie

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their Monthly Carer’s Meeting at their Day Care Centre, Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, Limerick on Wednesday, September 4 from 3 to 4pm. Tel 061 313456. All are welcome.