June 8

CURA: THE annual collection in aid of the Cura organisation will be taken up, as a second collection, at all Masses in the parish this weekend, 8 and 9 June. Proceeds of the collection will go towards the very valuable work undertaken by Cura, the Limerick branch of which is located at the Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Ongoing development of the services provided by Cura locally would not be possible without the support of the people of this Diocese. Many young women, and their families, avail of these services, and parishioners are urged to be generous in their response to this year’s collection. Support, this weekend, for the vital work undertaken by Cura will be very much appreciated.

CURA: THE annual collection in aid of the Cura organisation will be taken up, as a second collection, at all Masses in the parish this weekend, 8 and 9 June. Proceeds of the collection will go towards the very valuable work undertaken by Cura, the Limerick branch of which is located at the Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Ongoing development of the services provided by Cura locally would not be possible without the support of the people of this Diocese. Many young women, and their families, avail of these services, and parishioners are urged to be generous in their response to this year’s collection. Support, this weekend, for the vital work undertaken by Cura will be very much appreciated.

FIRST FRIDAY: This Friday, 7 June, is the First Friday of the month. Morning Mass will be celebrated in Mungret and Raheen Churches at the usual weekday times; there will be a 7.30pm Evening Mass in Raheen Church also. Holy Communion will, as usual, be brought to the sick and housebound by the Priests of the Parish.

PIONEER ASSOCIATION: The annual Enrolment Mass of the local Pioneer Centre is taking place this Friday evening, 7 June, at 7.30pm in St. Nessan’s Church, Raheen.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Mungret/Crecora/Raheen Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Tuesday, 11 June, 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.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS: The monthly meeting of the local St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held on Wednesday next, 12 June, at 8pm in the Millennium Centre, Raheen. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the work of the Society is welcome to come along to any of the monthly meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July and August.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY: Organisers of the “Ice Cream Sunday” event which was held at the Millennium Centre in Raheen on Sunday morning last wish to express their gratitude to everyone who supported the occasion, those who came along and purchased ice cream for a good cause, and those who assisted in various ways with the “behind the scenes” work which is always a necessary part of the organisation of any event. All funds raised on Sunday last now go to support the very commendable work which is undertaken by the Down Syndrome Association of Ireland.

REGIONAL HOSPITAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A Remembrance Service, in memory of those who passed away at the Mid Western Regional Hospital during the past twelve months, has been arranged to take place on Sunday, week, 9 June, at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle. This is an opportunity for families and friends who have lost a loved one during the past year to come together, and to join with others who have been similarly bereaved. Those who will attend the Serviare invited, if they so wish, to bring along a photograph of their loved one and have it placed in the Remembrance area. Anyone bereaved in this way is most welcome to come along to St. Paul’s on Sunday, 9 June; the Service will commence at 3pm.

“ADAPT” SERVICES: A Church gate collection is being held in the Limerick City Suburbs this weekend, 8 and 9 June, on behalf of Limerick’s Adapt Domestic Abuse Services. Adapt Limerick offers a wide range of services to women survivors of domestic abuse, and to their children. This annual Church gate collection represents a vital source of funding which enables Adapt to maintain a consistent level of service to these women and children. Support for the weekend’s collection will be very much appreciated.

WEDDING RING: A wedding ring was found in Raheen Church on Sunday morning last. The person who lost the ring should contact the Parish Office, tel. 210869.

APOSTOLIC WORKERS: Crecora Apostolic Workers wish to express their thanks to all who supported their recent annual display of vestments and other items for the Foreign Missions. All donations received on this occasion will be put towards the purchase of new materials for the coming year.

“MARANATHA”: The Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites anyone who is interested to a 3 Day Evening Retreat which is taking place this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5, 6 and 7 June, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm each evening at St. Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration will be included in each of the 3 hour sessions. Any further information can be obtained by contacting 085-7338617, 087-3878728 or 087-4167561.

OPEN AL-ANON MEETING: An Open Meeting has been arranged to take place this Suinday afternoon, 9 June, at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Denmark Street, Limerick commencing at 2pm and lasting approximately one hour. This meeting is open to the public and will include addresses by a number of Al- Anon speakers who will share their experiences.

PATIENTS’ TRANSPORT SERVICE: The Irish Cancer Society’s “Care To Drive” transport service is available to patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle. This service is provided free to the patient; a driver will collect the patient at his or her home and transport them to the Regional Hospital. Following their treatment, the patient will be similarly transported home. Any local resident who may be experiencing difficulty in getting to or from the Hospital for their chemotherapy treatment should speak to a member of the oncology team there. This is a very commendable initiative undertaken by the Irish Cancer Society.

ST. ANTHONYS NOVENA: Local parishioners may be interested to know that a Novena to St. Anthony is presently taking place at St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick and continues until Thursday next, 13 June, with Mass being celebrated each day at 10am and 7pm. Blessing with the relic of St. Anthony is included each day, together with Novena prayers. The Masses on Saturday are at 10am and 6pm, while the Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 10.30am and 7pm. Anointing of The Sick has been arranged for this Friday, 7 June, at 7pm. Blessing of children will take place on Thursday next, 13 June, at 9.15am in the school hall at St. John’s Girls and Infant Boys School. The Novena is being conducted by Fr. Pat Conlan, O.F.M.