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: Baptism’s 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 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.
RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS: From Friday, April 19 to Sunday-21st, Spanish Point, Co. Clare. Cost €30 or donation. An opportunity for prayer, input and discussion. More information and booking forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr Brid fcJ 11 Priory Walk, Whitehall Road, Dublin 12, Tel (01) 4924075.
SAGART 2013: Sagart pilgrimage to Lourdes from September 22 for 5 nights staying in the Paradis Hotel. Bookings are now being taken. €699 per person all inclusive. Contact Kieran on 414624 for further details.
CONCERT: Fr Liam Lawton Concert in Aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Funds. On Sunday, April 21 at 8pm Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert in our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. Fr Liam will be joined by local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. This concert is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council. For the past 20 years Fr Liam he has been composing sacred and inspirational music and has performed in venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Eucharist Congress held in Dublin. His song Cloud’s Veil was adopted as an anthem across America following 9/11. Tickets cost €20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on 087 1363747, Nuala on 086 8443288 and Fr Roy Donovan on 087 2225150 or email: Philomenamartin_619@hotmail.com
SONG: On Sunday, April 21 in Mount St Alphonsus Redemptorist church, Carmel Conway (soprano), Mary Immaculate College Choral Society, and the Limerick Baroque Players (conductor: Paul Collins) will perform Patrick Hawes’ Song of Songs (Irish premiere) and John Rutter’s Requiem. Admission is free and the starting time is 8.30pm.