Our Lady of the Rosary

Jude Meaney

Reporter:

Jude Meaney

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three months notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three months notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: This alternative form of prayer, takes place each Monday evening in Our Lady Of The Rosary Church, after Adoration at 7 pm. Many thousands of people all over the world have found their spiritual lives enriches by the practice of Christian Meditation. Christian Meditation has been practiced since the foundation of the Church and was reintroduced by the late John Main, who was a Benedictine monk. We say a prayer word, which we call a mantra and this word is repeated, all during the meditation. A difficulty for people are the constant distractions - we do not fight them; we treat them as background noise. Maybe you have attempted Meditation on some previous occasion, but do not be discouraged, as each attempt is regarded as a new beginning. The goal of Meditation is to keep The Lord Jesus, in Reverence in our hearts and to be open to His Presence in silence and stillness. Meditation helps people to be in a state of empathy with God. The weekly meeting, helps people in the daily practice of Meditation in their lives.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY COELIAC COMMUNION: Anybody who has a Coeliac condition is welcome to receive the Chalice at communion time, when the Ministers of the Eucharist receive at our Masses. Please if possible, inform the Celebrant before Mass begins, so as to make him aware.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY PARISH RADIO SYSTEM: Towards the end of Sunday Masses, the celebrant priest calls the Minister of the Eucharist to the altar. These Ministers distribute Holy Communion to our parishioners, who are not physically able to come to church ceremonies. These parishioners will already have participated in the Sunday Mass, via their radio sets in their homes. Our system is in operation since 2001. In 2006, this equipment was licensed. We are restricted to using the system for the following, on a real time basis, service only available on a non commercial basis and service will not be available for reception on standard domestic receiver.

Our licence is valid for 5 years and we can be found on 27.6 to 27.99 MHz band. This licensing scheme will allow Church and community based organisations throughout the country to cater for parishioners, who are housebound and are unable to attend Church or other community services. A group of experienced parishioners liaise and assist our parish, in installing these radio sets. Interested parishioners may apply for the service by phoning 061 452 517, 061 452 169 or call into the sacristy.

SHANNON RFC TABLE QUIZ: Come along and Support Shannon RFC Table Quiz at O’’Driscolls Bar in Corbally on Friday, January 25 at 8pm. €40 per table. Lots of Spot Prizes. Please contact Richie for more details on 087 6745 320.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: At the University Arena, UL on Saturday, January 26 from 2pm to 3pm, join Limerick Sports Partnership and a small group for a Question &Answer session with Kayleigh Yeoman (Operation Transformation Leader in 2012) and Gerard Burke (UK’’s Biggest Loser 2012). Learn how they lost kilos and made healthy changes, based on advice from two experts in their weight loss programmes. Booking is essential. Special offer- €5 fee gives access to weight loss Q&A at 2pm, plus take an exercise class at 3pm from the array offered as part of the UL40 Fitness Convention at the Arena.

LIMERICK PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY JANUARY TALK: Limerick Philosophical Society will hold a public lecture entitled “ Religion Without Reason Is Blind And Reason Without Religion Is Wild “ at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, on Monday, January 28 at 8 pm. The Guest Speaker is Mr. Noel Flannery , M.Econ.Sc.,M.A. and admission is free.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY TABLE QUIZ: There will be a charity table quiz in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, on Thursday, January 31 at 8pm in Bobby Byrnes Bar, O’’Connell Avenue, Limerick. €40 per table of 4. For further information, please telephone Damien on 087 2361 420.

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