Raheen Oct 26

ST. NESSAN’S PASTORAL AREA: Parishioners who are involved in any aspect of the Liturgy are invited to a meeting which is taking place thisThursday, 24 October, in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick at 8pm. Those who are members of Liturgy groups, Ministers of The Word, Ministers of The Eucharist, members of Church choirs, Cantors, Church Sacristans, members of Baptismal Teams, Bereavement Support Team members, flower arrangers, those who assist with Church cleaning and anyone who is involved in Sacramental preparation are welcome to come along. The meeting will be addressed by a member of the Diocesan Liturgy Group who will explain the various forms of assistance which the Diocesan Pastoral Centre can make available to all those involved in the Liturgy.

ST. NESSAN’S PASTORAL AREA: Parishioners who are involved in any aspect of the Liturgy are invited to a meeting which is taking place thisThursday, 24 October, in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick at 8pm. Those who are members of Liturgy groups, Ministers of The Word, Ministers of The Eucharist, members of Church choirs, Cantors, Church Sacristans, members of Baptismal Teams, Bereavement Support Team members, flower arrangers, those who assist with Church cleaning and anyone who is involved in Sacramental preparation are welcome to come along. The meeting will be addressed by a member of the Diocesan Liturgy Group who will explain the various forms of assistance which the Diocesan Pastoral Centre can make available to all those involved in the Liturgy.

FR. RICHIE DAVERN: A very warm welcome is extended to our new Curate, Fr. Richie Davern. Fr. Richie has already commenced work in this busy Parish, Raheen/Mungret/Crecora, and he is wished the very best in the many aspects of Parish life with which he is now becoming familiar.

COFFEE MORNING - SELF HELP AFRICA: Parishioners may wish to lend their support to a very commendable Charity entitled “Self Help Africa” by attending a Coffee Morning which is taking place this Friday morning, 25 October, from 10am until midday at MPCC Credit Union’s Offices at neighbouring Dooradoyle. Dave Noble, an employee of MPCC Credit Union, will be taking part in the Tour De Ethiopia in mid November, in aid of Self Help Africa, and support for this Friday’s fundraising Coffee Morning will be very much appreciated.

MUNGRET HERITAGE SOCIETY: The series of Lectures, with the theme “Life On The Shannon Estuary - Wildlife, Fishing and Vikings” which was organised by Mungret Heritage Society continues on Tuesday evening next, 29 October, at Mungret College. The series commenced last week with a presentation by Dr. Veronica Santorum entitled “Bees, Butterflies and Beasties” which introduced the unique wildlife of the Shannon’s Estuarine meadows, and was illustrated with the aid of pictures, handouts and live specimens.

On Tuesday this week, in a presentation entitled “Skills, Joys and Hardships of Net Fishing”, Peter Byrnes revisited his long life of net fishing on the upper Estuary.

On Tuesday next, 29 October, Lenore Fischer, in a presentation entitled “Vikings On The Estuary”, will explore the question of Viking raiding, trading and settlement along the Shannon Estuary and the river Maigue. The Lecture will commence at 8pm; admission is free and everyone is very welcome to come along.

MPCC CREDIT UNION - MUNGRET OFFICE: The Directors of MPCC Credit Union wish to advise their customers that, with effect from Friday next week, 1 November, it’s Offices at Mungret will close at 5pm on Friday evenings, and will not reopen from 6 to 7pm, as heretofore. Reference will be made to the matter again in these Notes next week. The Directors regret the necessity for this change, and apologise to their customers for any inconvenience caused.

Customers are advised that the Patrickswell Office of MPCC Credit Union will continue to remain open for business on Friday evenings until 7pm. MPCC’s Office in Ballybrown Community Centre will continue to remain open from 7 to 8pm on Friday evenings.

Full details of opening hours at all of MPCC’s Offices are available on www.mpcccreditunion.ie

LIMERICK LACE CLASSES: On Wednesdays at the Millennium Centre in Raheen, classes in Limerick Lace are held from 2.30 to 4.30pm. New members are welcome; for further information, anyone interested in partaking in these classes can contact the Parish Office at 210869.

TAX RECLAIM SCHEME: This Parish - Raheen/Mungret/Crecora is, again this year, participating in the Tax Reclaim Scheme and letters have been distributed to PAYE taxpayers who donated in excess of €250 to the Parish during 2012. The Parish is particularly grateful to all who participated in this Scheme in the past, for the benefit of the Parish, and it will be particularly appreciated if they will do so again in respect of 2012. As well as those who have received the standard letter from the Parish office, anyone else who would like to be involved with the Scheme is welcome to contact the Parish office at 210869 or 301112, between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR: For those who are interested, a Divine Mercy Holy Hour is held at the University Hospital Chapel, Dooradoyle every Friday afternoon at 3pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Included in the Holy Hour are the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Rosary and Veneration of the first class relic of Saint Faustina. as well as Prayers for the Sick.