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: Baptisms 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 or a hospital 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.
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.
COELIAC: f you wish to receive gluten free host at communion. Please contact the sacristy before Mass.
PARISH LOTTERY: The parish lotto returned last Saturday the results are on the notice board. Tickets cost €1.50 and are available from promoters, Carol’s shop, the Gift Shop in the Cathedral & Corcoran’s butchers. We thank you for your continued support.
GARRYOWEN: Environment Clean – up every Wednesday at 10.00am at Our Lady’s Shrine in Garryowen.
CHOIR: Choir members needed - contact Choir Director at 061414624
ST. JOHN’S CYWMS SNOOKER CLUB: The Snooker Season is starting soon in St Johns CYWMS. A full calendar of events is on the notice board, at our club in Upper William Street. Events this year include a league for all players, which will be used to select our teams for the 2014 Munster Club Championships in Killarney, which will be held in January. There will also be several handicap events at Christmas and at Easter, as well as doubles events a nd blitz events. The club will also host a Masters Open Event in December. We are calling on all members to participate and the Sporting Committee look forward to seeing you there. The first event will be the league. The names need to be in by Tuesday, October 1. All matches will be the best of five frames and the league will conclude in December.
In other news, club members Franks Sarsfield and Kevin McMahon both travelled to Carlow on Sunday last, for the first Irish Masters Ranking Series Event. Frank lost to Tony Seymour from Nenagh in the Last 16, on a score of 3-2. Kevin also went down to Anthony O’ Connor from Cork 3-2, at the same stage. Both players hope to improve for the next events and challenge for the top 5 or 6 ranking slots, to hopefully qualify for the International teams again this year.