Gathering for Confirmation Girls and Boys: Last Tuesday we had a gathering of 95 boys and girls who made their Confirmation recently. This was as a follow through to the You Shall be My Witnesses programme which the parish had done. This gathering was to acknowledge and celebrate with the 113 young people and the 21 leaders who facilitated the groups.
SYMPATHY: We offer our sympathy to Biddy O Connor and Anne Wallace on the recent death of Ronan O Connor in the USA. May he rest in peace.
MWRH REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A remembrance service will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle on Sunday 9 June at 3p.m. This will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved ones who has died at MWRH in the previous twelve months. If attending, please bring along a photo or symbol of your loved one to place in the Remembrance Area.
NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE: This will be held in Merrrion Square, Dublin this Saturday 8 June from 3 – 4 p.m. Your presence at this is important in order to challenge the Government rushing unjust and dangerous legislation through. We must demonstrate the massive number of pro-life people in Ireland. We are asked to get involved. Bring a car load or a busload. Buses will leave from the following locations: Roxborough Shopping Centre – 087 2274412. Augustinian Church 086 9275068. Milford Church 085 7233904.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Ard Scoil Mhuire debating team on reaching the All-Ireland Final in the Concern Debates at DCU in Dublin! One hundred and twenty Schools took part in the competition this year. So, well done to Alesia, Hayley, Jenny and Fiona.
EXAM TIME: To all who are doing exams we are thinking of you and pray that you will get the reward of the time and wok you have put into your study.
Annual Novena in St. Nicholas’: The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help commences Friday 14th in St. Nicholas’ Church. Mass each evening will be at 7.00p.m. We look forward to a large attendance as we pray for so many intentions and take out to realise the really important things in life. A team of priests will be preaching.
Mass to honour, remember and acknowledge babies who died: A special mass of acknowledgement and remembrance will be held in St. Nicholas Church as part of the Novena for parents and families of babies who died in the womb at birth or shortly after birth. This is a mass of healing for those affected by this loss. It does not matter how long ago it was since your baby died or if the baby died as a result of miscarriage, abortion, unsuccessful IVF at birth or shortly after birth. If you feel in need of healing you are very welcome to come and share this Eucharist with your community. A letter inviting people to name and register their babies in a special book in the church will be distributed to each house shortly. Special boxes will be left in each church to return the forms with the baby’s names. We urgently need people to help with distribution of these letters. If you can help please contact Geraldine or Leo at 061 341412 .
IRISH LANGUAGE CAMP: Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick are holding an Irish Language Sports Camp for 1st and 2nd year students (boys and girls) and an Irish Language Course for Transition Year and Fifth Year students during the Summer Holidays Details are as follows: Dates: Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2013 Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm. Cost: €60
MEDJUGORJE: There will be a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 14th to 21st September 2013. Bed & Breakfast and Evening Meal. Flights from/To Shannon. Cost €689. Come and join us for a relaxing and reflective week Contact: - John Keily 069 76253 or 087 6751795 or Dympna 0863708652
International Youth Gathering in Medjugorje: Youth Week in Medjugorje 31 July to 6 August every year. More than 50.000 youth and 500 priests from whole the world. Pray, testimonies, music, procession with candles, adoration, concert, dance... Spiritual life for young people. We encourage young people to check pilgrimages going at this time and to be part of an AMAZING WEEK. WWW.MLADIFEST.COM
ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church. Thursday 7.00pm – Friday 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to take a little time out to be still, reflect, and commune with the Lord
ACCORD: One of the ways that the Church in Ireland supports marriage is through the work of ACCORD. ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. ACCORD has a centre in St. Munchin’s College and Newcastlewest. ACCORD supports married couples in all life’s circumstances. Telephone: 343000
Mothers & Toddlers: They meet on Tuesdays in St. Nicholas’ parish centre every Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.30. This is an ideal opportunity for young parents to meet, chat and have a cuppa together
PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn: 7 8 19 21 No Winner. Winners of the six lucky Clare County Board Draw tickets were: Paraic O’Doherty, Ardnacrusha, Tom McDonald/ Meelick, Bobby O’Connell, Ballygar, Co. Clare, Jamie McMahon, C/OLandscape, Co. Clare, Paddy Kelly, Doonbeg and Rita Daly, Derafadda, Co. Clare