Annual Novena in St. Nicholas’: The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help commences this Friday 14th in St. Nicholas’ Church. Mass each evening will be at 7.00p.m. We look forward to a large attendance as we pray for so many intentions and take out to realise the really important things in life. A team of priests will be preaching.
Mass to honour, remember and acknowledge babies who died: A special mass of acknowledgement and remembrance will be held in St. Nicholas Church as part of the Novena for parents and families of babies who died in the womb at birth or shortly after birth. This is a mass of healing for those affected by this loss. It does not matter how long ago it was since your baby died or if the baby died as a result of miscarriage, abortion, unsuccessful IVF at birth or shortly after birth. If you feel in need of healing you are very welcome to come and share this Eucharist with your community. A letter inviting people to name and register their babies in a special book in the church will be distributed to each house shortly. Special boxes will be left in each church to return the forms with the baby’s names. We urgently need people to help with distribution of these letters. If you can help please contact Geraldine or Leo at 061 341412 .
IRISH LANGUAGE CAMP: Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick are holding an Irish Language Sports Camp for 1st and 2nd year students (boys and girls) and an Irish Language Course for Transition Year and Fifth Year students during the Summer Holidays Details are as follows: Dates: Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2013 Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm. Cost: €60
MEDJUGORJE: There will be a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 14th to 21st September 2013. Bed & Breakfast and Evening Meal. Flights from/To Shannon. Cost €689. Come and join us for a relaxing and reflective week Contact: - John Keily 069 76253 or 087 6751795 or Dympna 0863708652
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING: Why not be part of a memorable International Youth Week in Medjugorje 31 July to 6 August this year. More than 50.000 youth and 500 priests from whole the world. Pray, testimonies, music, procession with candles, adoration, concert, dance... Spiritual life for young people. We encourage young people to check pilgrimages going at this time and to be part of an AMAZING WEEK. WWW.MLADIFEST.COM
ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church. Thursday 7.00pm – Friday 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to take a little time out to be still, reflect, and commune with the Lord
FUNDRAISER: Changing Times Theatre in conjunction with St. Gabriel’s School fundraiser presents “The Worst day of my life”, a one-act comedy by Alan Richardson. This is directed by Evelyn Killeen McCrann and will be performed at the Southcourt Hotel, on Friday 21 June at 8.30p.m. Special guests will be the Brosnan Family and the Great Padini. Entrance fee €20. Tickets available from the HJotel and St. Gabriel’s School.
ACCORD: One of the ways that the Church in Ireland supports marriage is through the work of ACCORD. ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. ACCORD has a centre in St. Munchin’s College and Newcastlewest. ACCORD supports married couples in all life’s circumstances. Telephone: 343000
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO: There are still places left on Third Age’s Trip on the Comino de Santiago which takes place on the first week of September. All proceeds will go to the Senior Help Line, a peer to peer listening service for older people. If interested please contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 4260081 for further information or to book a place.
Mothers & Toddlers: They meet on Tuesdays in St. Nicholas’ parish centre every Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.30. This is an ideal opportunity for young parents to meet, chat and have a cuppa together
PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn: 7 10 26 27 No Winner. Winners of the six lucky Clare County Board Draw tickets were: Pat Cherry, Parteen; Tony Jordan, Westbury, (Online winner); David Lawlor, C/O Brownes, Parteen; Joe Dempsey, Meelick; Noel Spillane, Clonlara and Amy O’Connor, Ardnacrusha