CEREMONIES OF HOLY WEEK : Wednesday Evening Blessing of Holy Oils at the Chrism Mass in St. John’s Cathedral at 7.30 p.m. Chief celebrant Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio. Holy Thursday no adoration of the Blesses Sacrament in Sr. Nessan’s Hospital Oratory. Holy Thursday St. Mary’s Church Croom 8.00 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper. After mass the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession to the altar of Repose and the church will remain open until 11.00 p.m. SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Mass of the last Supper 8.00p.m. and the church will remain open until 10.00 p.m. Trochaire boxes can be returned on Holy Thursday evening masses.
GOOD FRIDAY: A day of Fast and abstenance. Banogaue church Stations of the Cross 12.00 noon and celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 8.00 p.m. Croom celebration of the Lords Passion 3.00 p.m. and Stations at 8.00 p.m.
EASTER VIGIL: St. Mary’s Church Croom Easter Vigil at 8.00 p.m. Renewing of Baptismal Promises and the Exsultet. A request to bring candles for the renewing service.
EASTER SUNDAY DAWN MASS: The Easter Sunday Dawn Mass takes place in Anhid Historic Cemetery at 6.30 a.m. Motorists can drive to the cemetery area weather permitting. Seating will be provided for the congregation and a canopy is erected for the celebration of the Dawn Mass.
BANOGUE EASTER SUNDAY: Mass will take place at 10.00 a.m.
CROOM EASTER SUNDAY: Mass 11.30 a.m. Caharass Nursing Home 11.30 a.m.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for Paddy and Annie Kiely St. Senan’s Tce. St. Mary’s Church, Croom Sunday 24th. The anniversary mass for Patrick and Catherine Walsh, Ballyculleen, at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Sunday 24th. The Month’s Mind mass for Colm O’Regan, Anhid, Croom on Sunday 24th. at St. Mary’s Church, Croom. Prayers for Dan Ryan, Islandmore. John and Mary Ryan, Rathbranagh . Prayers for Noel, Dan and Bridget O’Brien, Leo and Cora Harlow, Main St, Croom. Prayers for Mrs. Mary Clancy, Ploughlands.
FR. RONALD NEVILLE KILFINNY RIP: The death took place of Fr. Ronald Neville a native of Kilfinny, son of Mick and Nellie Neville, Neville’s Cross Kilfinny. Fr. Ronald was Parish priest of Harold’s Cross, from 1999 until his retirement of 2008. He was Ordained the 31st May 1958. Chaplain Holy Faith Convent Celbridge 1958-1960. Chaplain Cherry Orchard Hospital 1960-1961. Chaplain to the Defence Forces, Collin’s Barracks and UN Service overseas 1961-1979. Seven tours of duty, 2 in the Congo, 4 in Cyprus, and 1 in the Lebanon. Curate Clonskea 1979-1991. Parish Priest Rolestown 1991-1999.
Concelebrated Requiem mass took place in Harold’s Cross, his former parish and the remains was brought to St. Mary’s Church Rathkeale where concelebrated mass was officiated by his brother Canon James Neville former parish Priest of Abbeyfeale assisted by many clergy from his former diocese of Dublin and priests from the diocese of Limerick. Fr. Ronald is survived by his brother Canon James and his sister Eithne. He was predeceased by his brother Brendan, and his brother Fr. Ernan. Fr. Ronald had a life long commitment to the GAA. His father Mick Neville won 2 All Irelands 1917,1920. Fr. Ronald was also responsible for donating the family grounds to the Limerick GAA at Rathkeale, known as Mick Neville Park and now a playing and a training grounds for Limerick GAA. He would be a regular visitor to the Limerick Gaelic Grounds Ennis Road and to many of the county club championship games with members of his family. He was a true Gaelic supporter. Many of the GAA clubs and county board had a strong representation at his requiem mass. His interment took place to Rathkeale cemetery.
Limerick has lost a loyal supporter of Limerick GAA.
CROOM MACRA: Well done to our Mens Basketball team who competed in the National Dairy Council Competition in the University of Limerick on Sunday. Congratulations to the Berrings the winners on the day and to all the ladies teams also. Sport continues on Thursday at 8.30pm. All are welcome.