BAPTISMS: We welcome into our Christian Community the following babies who were baptised in our parish during the month of December: Sarah Eileen Lyons, Juliette Brosnahan, Max James O’Halloran, Darragh Ryan, and Joseph Tadgh O’Callaghan.
Congratulations to their parents, godparents, and families. We now pray God’s blessing on all and wish a long, successful and happy life ahead for the newly baptised.
DOCHAS: The annual Church Gate collection in support of Dochas – Hope for People with Autism - will take place at all Churches this weekend January 18 and 19. They are appealing for help as all funds raised go directly towards the services they provide. Dochas are also looking for any unwanted Christmas Gifts you may have – biscuits, sweets, wine, cosmetic sets, etc. to use as raffle prizes at upcoming events. These items may be dropped into the Dochas office or shop in Parnell Street. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
AWARE VOLUNTEERING: Volunteer recruitment is now open for the role of Support Group Facilitator for Aware’s network of face-to-face depression support groups which take place weekly in locations nationwide. Each support group meeting is facilitated buy two trained volunteers. Volunteer commitment involves initial training of approximately twentyo0ne hours with follow-up training workshops throughout the year. To read more about what’s involved when you volunteer as a facilitator for the face-to-face support groups, view their document ‘Support Group Facilitator Role Description’.
Full details of this role, training dates and requirements as well as details of other volunteering positions in Aware are available on their website. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.
MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: This Sunday January 19 we celebrate World Day for Migrants and Refugees, when we remember and pray for those who have had to leave their countries, their homes and their families – not an easy thing to do. The focus of this will be on fellow human beings who have had to flee their homes because of violence or oppression. We think of our own Irish migrants who have been forced to seek work abroad due to the current economic crisis. As a nation our hospitality has been challenged by the arrival of so many asylum seekers and migrant workers in our country. On this World Day for Migrants we think and pray for all migrants and refugees, no matter where they come from.
BREAKFAST CLUB: Barnardos, Ireland’s leading children’s charity, are currently seeking and recruiting for Breakfast Club Volunteers for two mornings per week, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 10 am, in two primary schools in Limerick. St Mary’s National School, Bishop Street, Limerick and Southill Junior School, O’Malley Park, Limerick. Tasks will include preparation of breakfast; setting up dining area; serving breakfast to children; clean and tidy up after breakfast; support children with activities and games.
If you are interested in this volunteer role please contact Suzanne on 01-7080431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOCIAL SERVICE COLLECTION: The annual Social Service Centre Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend January 18 and 19. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated.
TIME TABLE: Mass times in our parish Churches are as follows:- St Munchin’s – Saturday Vigil 6 pm; Sunday 11.30 am; Holy Days as on Sundays; Weekdays 9.30 am.
St Lelia’s – Saturday Vigil 7 pm; Sundays 10.30 am; Holy Day as on Sundays; Weekdays 10.15 am.
Mass for the African Community is celebrated each Sunday at 3 pm in St Munchin’s Temperance Hall, Thomondgate.
St Camillus’ Hospital – Sundays 10.15 am.
Parish Feast Days – St Munchin celebrated on first Sunday in January. St Lelia celebrated on second Sunday in September.
Baptisms: St Munchin’s first and third Saturday of each month at 4.15 pm. St Lelia’s second Saturday of each month at 4.15 pm.
One month’s notice of Baptism is required in each case.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: will take place on Saturday May 17 in St Lelia’s Church. CONFIRMATION will take place on Saturday March 22 in St Lelia’s Church.
MARRIAGES: The parties concerned must give a minimum of three months notice to a priest of the parish and to the Civil Registrar.
LEGION OF MARY : hold their meeting in St Munchin’s Temperance Hall on Tuesdays at 4 pm from November to April, and at 7.30 pm from May to October.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: have their meetings on the third Thursday of each month in St Munchin’s Temperance Hall.
SYMPATHY: We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of the following parishioners whose deaths occurred recently –MARY BOURKE, Hennessey Avenue, Kileely, late Crescent Clothing, Danus, and Loretta Bloom. She is survived and sadly missed by her sisters Teresa, Helen, Christine and Ann, brothers Sonny and Martin, nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, grand-nephews, relatives and her many, many friends. Her remains were received into St Munchin’s Church on Sunday evening, and as a tribute to the esteem in which she was held and the popularity of the Bourke family, St Munchin’s Church was packed when her requiem Mass was celebrated by Canon Donal McNamara PP assisted by Fr John O’Byrne, St Mary’s, and Fr Tom Mangan, St Josseph’s. Following her requiem Mass Mary was laid to rest in Mount St Oliver Cemetery.
Christopher (Chris) Maher, Mayorstone Crescent, late of Dell. He is survived by children Niamh, Aisling and Ronan, parents Eamonn and Maura, sisters Cathriona and Nora, brothers-in-law, nephews, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Removal took place from Thompsons Funeral Home on Monday to St Munchin’s Church. Burial took place in Mount St Lawrence Extention Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.