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
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.
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.
DVD: A DVD of the Ceremony of the Ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy is now available in the Gift Shop priced at €10 each.
HYMN SING:L The recent ‘Songs of Faith’ event here in the cathedral was a most enjoyable event; several hundred people came and joined Bishop Leahy in singing many favourite hymns. There will be another ‘big hymn sing’ in the autumn – details to be announced nearer the date. The event was an initiative of the Cathedral Choir & Choir Director, whose aim it is to encourage more congregational singing in the cathedral. The Cathedral Choir holidays commence this weekend until September, when membership will be open again – all enquiries to the Parish Office 061-414624.