EASTER CEREMONIES 2013: Wednesday, March 27 Chrism Mass 7.30pm. Holy Thursday, March 28 Adoration 9am, Morning Prayer 10am, Mass of the Lords Supper 6.30pm, Night Prayer 8pm.
Good Friday, March 29 Morning Prayer 10am, The Lord’s Passion 3pm, Stations of the Cross 6pm. Holy Saturday, March 30 Morning Prayer 10am, Solemn Celebration of Easter Vigil 8pm.
Easter Sunday, March 31 8am, 10.30am,12noon and 7pm.
Confessions Holy Saturday from 10.30am to 12noon and from 2pm to 4pm
WEEKLY NOVENA: Every Tuesday at the 10am and 5.45pm Mass there is a novena celebrated in honour of St. Anthony. All are very welcome to attend. Petition leaflets are available at the statue of St. Anthony. You can leave your petitions there to be included during the novena.
ADORATION: Adoration is held here in the Cathedral from Monday to Saturday. Morning prayer is offered for various needs; Monday is for the dead, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is private intention, Friday is Victims of Abuse, Saturday is Forgiveness for the sins of the Church. Adoration is from 9am to 10am.
BAPTISMS: Baptism’s takes place on Saturday evenings at 4.30pm only. When booking a baptism please call in to St John’s Parish Office and please bring with you the birth certificate of the child. For parents who are not living in St John’s parish you will need a note of permission from one of the priests in your own parish. The baptism preparation meeting will take place the first and third Tuesday of each month evenings in the Parish Centre. Both parents must attend the baptism preparation meeting, this prep meeting must be attended before the baptism can take place, the Godparents are invited to this meeting also. St John’s Parish Office telephone 061 414624.
MASS TIMES: Weekdays at 10am and 5.45pm. Saturday at 10am and Vigil at 6pm. Sunday at 8am, 10.30am, 12noon & 7pm. Holy Days of obligation Vigil Mass will be at 5.45pm the previous day (except weekends), on the feast day at 10am, 12noon and 5.45pm.
PARISHIONER: If you have a family member in a nursing home and they would like a visit from one of the priests of St John’s parish then please contact the Sacristan or the Parish Office on 414624
MARRIAGE PREPARATION: The Accord marriage preparation course is the only one which is officially approved by the Limerick Diocese. None of the other courses have official approval even though some of them claim in their advertisement that they have.
PARISH LOTTO: The results of Saturday, March 16 were 6, 11, 15 and 21. There was no winner, the lucky dip winners were 1. Kay Ahern 2. Michael Chambers 3. Paddy c/o Cusacks 4. Helen Kiely. Next weeks jackpot will be €11,000 & will take place March 23. We thank you for your support.
TAKE CARE: Just a reminder when visiting or attending the cathedral for Mass never leave personal items or your handbag unattended at any time.
CONFESSION: Confession is available every Saturday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am and before the Vigil Mass from 5.30pm. A priest is also available on request.
YOUTH 2000: Youth 2000 will be hosting a youth retreat(for 16-35 year old) in mount mercy college, model farm road, Cork city from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24. A big attendance is expected at this donation only event, with newcomers very welcome. The weekend will consist of a programme covering masses, talks, music, workshops, testimonies, meet new people etc. e Residential – so please bring a sleeping bag if you wish to stay overnight. Under 18s to download booking form from website. For more information contact 086 3301766 or check out www.youth2000.ie
SAGART 2013: Sagart pilgrimage to Lourdes from September 22 for 5 nights staying in the Paradis Hotel. Bookings are now being taken. €699 per person all inclusive. Contact Kieran on 414624 for further details.