Feb 2

ST BLAISE: Throats will be blessed after the 6pm Mass on Saturday evening and after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday morning.

ST BLAISE: Throats will be blessed after the 6pm Mass on Saturday evening and after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday morning.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD: Saturday next 2 February is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Traditionally on this day, candles are blessed for use in the home and church during the coming year. Anyone who wishes to have candles blessed should bring them to the church before the 6pm Mass on Saturday evening and label them for collection afterwards.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: There will be a clothes collection in aid of Ballingrane Methodist Church on Friday 1 February and saturday 2 February. Items of clothing, bags of shoes, towels, curtins, etc can be left at Ballingrane Methodist Church on Friday 1 February from 3pm to 4pm and on Saturday 2 February from 10.30am to 11.30am. Ahurch.ll porceeds in aid of Ballingrane Methodist Church.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Confirmation will be celebrated in St James Church Cappagh on the 14th May, 2013. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 25th May 2013.

THE WITNESS: The “Witness” is a powerful musical/drama which tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, through the eyes of St. Peter. It’s being staged in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March. Coming as it does so close to the end of Lent, it’s an ideal way of taking some time out in preparation for the up-coming feast of Easter and doing so in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Tickets are currently on sale from the Box Office in the Lime Tree Theatre. They can be reached on 061-774774. At €15 each, this show is a must for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

TAIZE:Taize is a small community on the east of France, not far from Cluny and Lyon. It’s a place of Pilgrimage all year round for thousands of young people from all over the world. People of all different faiths, cultures and levels of belief flock there. The Limerick Pastoral Centre is organising to bring a group of 40 young people to Taize in July of this year. The group will spend 4 days in Taize and 3 days in Paris and Euro-Disney. You must be over 18 to travel . Anyone interested in finding out more, please contact the Sacristy. Cost and dates are on the poster in the porch.

FR TED NIGHT: It’s now less than a month to the Parish event of the year. Fr. Ted and company have left Craggy Island and are slowly making their way to the Rathkeale House Hotel. All Going well they should arrive by Saturday 16th Feb at 8pm. In case they don’t make it, it’s important that we have as many LOOK-A-LIKES as possible on stand-by. We hope that you’ve started assembling your group/table and your costumes. (Mrs Doyle has ordered an extra-large tea-pot especially for the occasion). We’ll need a contact name and phone number for each table so that we can keep groups informed of the various events taking place on the night. The mock-wedding was a great night out for all the Parish, with your help, this can be just as good. Music, food, great company and plenty of craic. See you there. Ah, go on, go on, go on!!. Any guesses as to who will be the mystery Fr. Ted, Mrs Doyle, Dougle, Fr. Jack and Bishop Brennan on the night?. There’s only one way to find out!!

WATER SCHEME: Water meters are being read at the moment. As soon as that process is completed invoices will be issued. To make collections as easy as possible, please bring your invoiced amount to your nearest representative or to Tony Prendiville. All monies will be receipted. Please contact any member of the committee or your nearest representative if you have any query or to submit your payment.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Just a reminder that the 24-hour emergency number is 087-9476844 and is voluntarily manned 24/7 and should be used in case of a heart attack.

Ballingrane Methodist church: is holding a collection of unwanted clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags and belts, curtains, towels and mobile phones for recycling this coming weekend. People are asked to drop off their unwanted items at Ballingrane Methodist Church on Friday 1st February between 3pm and 4pm or on Saturday 2nd February between 10.30am and 11.30am. All proceeds will go towards staging the Adare Methodist Church Flower Festival which will be held on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May.

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