PRAY THE ROSARY FOR IRELAND: The Ireland needs Fatima group invite you to a Public Square Rosary Rally which will be taking place on Saturday morning next, and every Saturday, at 10.30am at the junction of O’Connell Street and Cruises Street, Limerick, The 15 decades of the rosary will be prayed for Ireland, and for all Ireland’s needs. It has already been established in Cork. This is a wonderful opportunity for you, your family and your friends, to honour Our blessed Mother by saying the Rosary in a public place. All are welcome to join in the prayers for all, or part, of this one hour of prayer.
PARISH OFFICE: located in the Sacristy of St Brigid’s Church. Tel O6I 319477, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 10.15am until 1.00pm.
SUNDAY MASS TIMES: Vigil Mass is celebrated at 6pm in St Patrick’s Church, Clare St., every Saturday evening, and at 7pm also in St Brigid’s Church.
Sunday Mass in St Patrick’s Church is at 12.30pm, and at 11.30am in St Brigid’s Church. All are welcome.
MASS IN THE LATIN RITE: is celebrated every Sunday morning at 10.30am in St Patrick’s Church, by a Priest from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priests. Confession is available before the Mass, from 10am until 10.25am. All are welcome. For more information on the Latin Mass visit www.institute-christ-king.ie
RECENTLY DECEASED: On behalf of our parish community, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends, and neighbours, of the following parishioners called Home to God recently …. Jack Quinlivan, Rita Hogan, Michael O’Shaughnessy, Maureen Anslow, Pat Franklin, Katie Faulkner, Marian Barnes, Lily Sheehan, Gus Flemmng and Stuart Madden. May their souls rest in peace in The Loving Arms of Jesus.
GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: the Catholic Grandparents Association are to hold their 7th annual pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, September 8. Guest speaker will be Sr. Briege McKenna. Ceremonies commence at 2.30pm in the Basilica, and all grandparents are invited to attend.
ST PATRICK’S GAA: Best of luck to our senior footballers who take on Monaleen this week in Claughaun, and they will also take on Newcastle West in Askeaton. on Friday night next. These are two very important games for the club, which should decide if we qualify for the latter stages of the championship.
JUNIOR HURLING: Saint Patrick’s junior hurling team drew 1 goal and 13 points with Ballybrown, at Claughaun’s field, last week in the fifth round of the city junior hurling championship. The conditions were wet, but the Claughaun field was in immaculate condition, and both teams served up a cracker of a game. Saints started well and took an early lead 1-03 to 2 points. Ballybrown manager made some good tactical moves which helped bring Ballybrown back into the game, and at half time St Patrick’s led by 1-06 to 6 points. Geroid Hegarty was Saints outstanding player in the first half, scoring 1-04.
Ballybrown stormed back into the game in the second half, drawing level early in the second half, and taking the lead. With time running out Ballybrown had a one point lead, but Wayne Cronin equalized for Saints with a magnificently taken long range free to level the match. The result keeps Saint Patrick’s on course for a place in the semi-finals with two games to go.
UNDER AGE: The Cul Camp took place last week and was a great success. Forty five young players took part in the week of hurling and Gaelic football. Limerick hurlers Gavin O’Mahony, and Paudie O’Brien, attended the camp to talk to the young players and signed hurleys and helmets, and posed for photographs.
St Patricks U12 Gaelic Football squad lost to Oola in a re fixed Gaelic Football match. Missing several players because of the holidays, St Patrick’s never hit form on the night. Next up for the under 12 footballers are the finals day activities out in UL. The u12 hurling squad will be training Tuesday this week.
U14 hurling training will take place on this Tuesday and Thursday night, August 22, in Rhebogue at 6.30pm.