Church notices: As a result of diocesan changes, Fr Danny O’Gorman was transferred to Killenaule-Moyglass and so here in Doon there will be only one priest for the foreseeable future. For many years now four Masses were celebrated every weekend – Saturday Evening Vigil Mass, Sunday 9am and 11am in the Parish Church and 10am in the Convent Chapel. As and from Oct 5th/6th, three Masses will be celebrated.
Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at 6:30pm and 11am Mass on Sunday in the Parish Church and Sunday 9:30am Mass in the Convent Chapel. I know some people will be disappointed as you attended a selected mass for many years but changes were inevitable. There is a shortage of priests and the future is posing many questions. What will the parish of the future be like? What will my role be? Handing on the faith to the next generation. If a priest is ill, who will lead Communion Services in the parish and exploring ways of involving young adults in the church? It is intended to run a course 1 night a week over a period of 5 weeks beginning on Thursday, 7th November dealing with all these questions. Venue – Annacarty from 7:30 to 9:15pm as we attempt to address the new situation we find ourselves in. It is hoped to have 6 – 8 people from all local parishes attending. If interested please contact Fr Ryan.
Thanks to Fr Gerard Moloney Cssr, Eddie Stone and Ms Eilis Casey who shared with us during our Triduum of Prayer and to all who attended. A special word of thanks to our Organist, Choir, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Collectors, Altar Servers and our Sacristan.
Friday next is the 1st Friday of the Month of October – Evening Mass with Novena Prayers at 7:30pm.
Next weekend, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will speak at all Masses about their work and will be asking for your financial assistance.
The Relics of St Anthony: will visit St John’s Cathedral, Limerick on Mon 21st Oct where a celebration mass in his honour will be held at 7pm. Bus will leave from Lysaght’s Cross at 5:15pm for anyone wishing to travel. Contact Mary Hennessey at (062) 71243 before Wed 16th Oct if interested.
Fri 4th Oct anniversary mass: Mary O’Brien, Palmerstown, Dublin & Lacknagoneeny & parents Josie & Tom Ryan (L) Lacknagoneeny at 7:30pm
Milford Hospice: Grateful thanks to all who supported Milford Coffee Morning in the Pastoral Centre. €500 was raised for a great cause.
Irish Cancer Society: would like to thank all who supported a their recent church gate collection which raised €1228.91.
The Gathering: Thanks to everybody who attended the Gathering last weekend. It was a truly memorable occasion and so many people played important roles with their time and assistance. A special word of thanks to main sponsors – Daybreak, Ann’s Shop, The Local and Preachers. Also to the I.C.A and all who donated cakes and made sandwiches. A profit of €1093was made and this was donated to the Senior Citizen’s Party fund. The returns from the Vintage Day which are separate will be announced shortly.
Progressive ‘45’: Card Drive commences next Sunday night the 6th Oct in the Fr McGrath Hall. All welcome – Good fun and good company.
The Rosary: will be recited before daily Mass for the month of Oct in honour of Our lady. It will also be recited on Sunday Evenings at 6pm in the parish church.
Cappamore Show Committee: will hold a table quiz this Friday Oct 4 starting at 9.30pm in O’ Dwyers bar Cappamore in aid of 95fm’s 95 Stop tour supporting the Childrens Ark Unit at the University Hospital Limerick and the CARI foundation. Table of 4 €20 and a raffle on the night. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Doon GAA: Lotto: 23rd Sept. Numbers drawn 4-11-21-8. No winner. Next week’s draw will take place in The Local with a jackpot of €13,400. Fixtures: U16 County Final Doon v Na Piarsaigh on Sat 5th Oct at 3:45pm in Bruff. East Junior B Championship final result - Doon 2-4 Pallasgreen 0-10. Awaiting replay fixture. Minor County Final fixture Doon v Na Piarsaigh on Saturday 12th October at 1.45pm in Kilmallock. Club 125 Dinner Dance: on Saturday 23rd Nov. in Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort to celebrate our 125th year. A great night of celebrations, presentations, special guests, dinner and dancing is promised. Tickets will be available for sale in the coming weeks, priced at €25 per person. 125 Club Jersey: anyone interested in ordering a jersey please text Trisha on (086) 8`338898 ASAP.