St Nicholas’ Nov 9

MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays., Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.

MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays., Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.

CONFIRMATION : Preparation for this through the You Shall Be My Witnesses programme, will begin for all the young people preparing for their Confirmation on Tuesdays 12, 19, 26 November and ends on Tuesday 10 December.Time: 7.30 – 8.30p.m sharp.

MEDITATION: Quiet meditation on Tuesday mornings in 3 Oakton Road, Salesian Srs. house. Time: 10.30 am to 11

SAFEGUARDING GATHERING: We remind anyone in this parish working with young people to ensure they have the necessary permission forms signed by parents / guardians and are familiar with the guidelines. Copies of these forms can be had from our Parish Office.

There will be a Safeguarding Children Gathering for our Pastoral Area this Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm here in our Parish Centre. The new parish Safeguarding Representatives for the 8 parishes will be introduced and we will receive further information on the newly launched Diocesan Safeguarding Children policy and Resources. The following are requested to attend: Priests, Religious Sisters, Sacristans, Pastoral Councils, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers of the Word, Choir leaders, Those involved in First Communion and Confirmation programmes, adults in other parish ministry groups involving young people and anyone else interested.

CHURCH GROUNDS: We are very concerned about those young people who loiter on the church grounds and sadly have caused a lot of damage to property. Again we appeal to parents to take responsibility and talk to their children about respect for all property.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11.00 am.

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church every week from Thursday 7.30pm to Friday 7.30pm

CORBALLY COMMUNITY BRIDGE: Thursdays at St Nicholas’s Parish Centre, Westbury, at 2.00pm. Newcomers welcome.

VOLUNTEERING IN ZAMBIA: This is an extract from a letter received from the Salesian Sisters in Zambia. If any person is interested please contact Dympna 061 348510 immediately. “ In fact, we will be opening a Pre-School at City of Hope in January, 2014 and are wondering if perhaps you have two volunteers who would be able to work side by side with the teachers. We need the volunteers for a year, or at least if they can come for three months and if there can be a continuation of other volunteers to replace them. I look forward to hearing from you and really hope that you will find more volunteers for our Mission here at City of Hope.”

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Pastoral council meeting this Monday November 11th in the Parish Centre, Westbury. Meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers. Thursday November 14th at 7.30pm. St Nicholas Parish Centre. Meeting for all readers in our parish takes place on Monday November 18th at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, Westbury.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to chat to or to listen? Are there days when n9obody calls? Thje Senior Help Line provide a confidential listening service for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call anywhere in ireland. This Help Line is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm and from 7pm to 10pm. The phone number is: 1850 440444.

CEMEMTRY PRAYERS: The Annual prayers for the dead who are buried in Castlemungret and Old Mungret cemeteries will take place on this Sunday 10 November. The times are 2.30pm in Castlemungret and 3.30pm at Old Mungret. All families, relations and friends together with the public are invited.

LIMERICK CHORAL FESTIVAL: The 2014 Limerick Choral Festival will be held on March 7-9 2014. Syllabus and Entry Form are now available on our website ( Adjudicators: Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden & Mr. Kevin O’Carroll; Composer-in-Residence: Dr. Patrick McCormack. Organist-in-Residence: Mr. Daniel Battle. Please note that the closing date for entries is Friday, January 31 - although late entries will be accepted until Friday, February 7.

PARTEEN / ST NICHOLAS GAA: Results of lotto draw : 4 12 24 26 NO WINNER. Winners of the six lucky dips were: Fr. Tom Carroll, Parteen; Mark Langan, Drumcondora, Dublin 9; Jim Fitzgerald, Meelick; Tommy Danogher, Clonlara; John Hibbs, Lisduff, Clonlara; and Kyle Ryan, Broadford.