BAPTISM MEETING: A Baptism meeting is being held in the Millennium Centre, Raheen this Thursday evening February 6 at 7.30pm; parents whose babies are about to be baptised are obliged to attend this meeting. Baptism meetings, organised by the Parish Baptism team, are held in the Millennium Centre, Raheen on the first Thursday of each month, commencing at 7.30pm. The purpose of these meetings is to assist with preparation for receiving the Sacrament; parents, and godparents if possible, who reside in the parish, and who intend having their child baptised, are strongly encouraged to attend one of these meetings, where all of the information which they require regarding the Sacrament of Baptism will be made available to them. Anyone who finds themselves unable to attend this Thursday’s meeting should contact Fr. Michael Noonan, Parish Priest, at 061-301112.
FIRST FRIDAY: This Frida February 7 is the First Friday of the month. Daily Mass will be celebrated in Crecora Church at 9.15am and in Raheen Church at 10am; 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.
MUNGRET - FIRST FRIDAY: Massgoers in Mungret should note that the normal Daily Mass on Friday morning is not being celebrated there this Friday. Instead Mass is being celebrated in Crecora Church at 9.15am.
ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS: The monthly meeting of the local St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be hel d on Wednesday next February 12 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.
LIMERICK LACE CLASSES: Limerick Lace classes are taking place at the Millennium Centre (beside the Church) in Raheen on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm until 4.30pm. Further information can be obtained by contacting 087-6411656.
CYCLE LANE: Welcome though the introduction of cycle lanes, a number of years ago, in this locality was, their condition, from a safety and general maintenance point of view, regularly leaves a lot to be desired. Right now, for instance, and not for the first time, the amount of silt accumulated at a number of points along the cycle lane renders the facility unsafe for cyclists to use, not to mention being particularly unsightly. It behoves Limerick County Council to maintain facilities such as this in a constantly safe condition. One could not blame cyclists, given the unsafe condition of sections of the cycle lane at present, for avoiding it; the alternative of using the roadway however, together with all of the other busy, and constant, traffic brings its own hazards.
DEMENTIA: A service offered by the Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland is a weekly Social Club event for those suffering from dementia, and their carers, at the Woodfield House Hotel on the Ennis Road. The Social Club event takes place, in a supported environment, on Tuesday mornings from 11am until 1pm. There is no charge for attending, and tea and coffee are provided. Anybody who would like to attend should telephone Mary at 061-313456, or they can come along to the Woodfield House Hotel on a Tuesday morning between 11am and 1pm.
BRIDGE CLUB: The Social Bridge Club holds its weekly get togethers at the Millennium Centre, in Raheen on Monday mornings, commencing at 10am.
“CELEBRATING LIMERICK CITY OF CULTURE - 2014”: The third in the “Public Lecture Series 2014: Worship, Life and Celebration” which has been organised by Mary Immaculate College, as one element of it’s contribution to Limerick’s City of Culture 2014, takes place on Thursday next February 13 when a Lecture entitled “Feasting and Fasting. Food, Life and Celebration” will be delivered by Dr. Trish Kieran. The College has arranged this series of eleven relevant Lectures which are being held on consecutive Thursday evenings until Thursday, 10 April, from 5pm until 6pm each evening, at the new Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road. Admission is free and the Public are invited to attend all or any of the Lectures. Any further information regarding the Lecture series can be obtained by contacting the College at 061 - 204507.
TABLE QUIZ MILFORD CARE CENTRE: Local Parishioners have always been supportive of projects organised to assist the excellent work undertaken on an ongoing basis by Milford Care Centre; they will be interested to know therefore that a Table Quiz is taking place this Thursday evening February 6 at the Wolfe Tone Bar, O’Connell Avenue, in aid of Milford Care Centre. The Quiz will commence at 8.30pm, tables of four will cost €20 and spot prizes will be there to be won!.
“MARANATHA”: The Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites anyone who is interested to a Healing Retreat which is taking place on Sunday week February 16 from 2.30pm to 7pm at St. Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle. The event will include Mass, the Rosary, Inner Healing Prayers, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession. Music for the occasion will be provided by the Maranatha Gospel Choir. Everyone is welcome. Further information relating to the Maranatha Prayer Ministry can be obtained by visiting the websitewww.maranathaprayerministry.org or by emailing nightvigillimerick.yahoo.com.