PARISH NEWSLETTER 26th January.
A Special welcome to the children from Ballybrown & Patrickswell NS who are preparing for their First Holy Communion in May.
Catholic Schools Week 2019
This week we are celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools. We reflect on the Gospel values on which all Catholic schools are built. We look at how we celebrate our faith in our catholic schools and how this faith connects us to others. Therefore, our faith calls us to action together.
This year Friday of Catholic Schools Week falls on February 1st- the Feast of Saint Brigid. Our children will be making St Brigid’s Crosses and re-telling the Story of St Brigid.
Catholic Schools Week is a special time to remind our children of the gift of grandparents and this is especially celebrated in our schools.
We give thanks for the gift of our own local Catholic Schools and we thank them for the way they will promote Catholic Schools Week.
- Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage 2019: The deadline for receipt of names from parishes for those who wish to travel to Lourdes has been extended by the Diocese until the end of January. Contact the Parish Office if you are interested, we hope 2 places will be allocated to the parish. Those who are successful will be notified early February and any others may apply to the Youth Pilgrimage Administrator via the Diocese.
- Kids & Adults Sewing Classes: Starting Thurs 31st January for 8 weeks in the Community Resource Centre, Patrickswell. Kids classes 6pm-7.15pm, Adults classes 7.30pm-9.00pm. For all further details contact Nora on 085-7726744.
- Easter Pilgrimage Fatima and Lisbonex Dublin (last remaining seats) for Feast Day of Saint Anthony 9th/14th June 2019. Full Board €675 pps, single supplement €32. Contact James Treacy 061-921470.
- Rome/San Giovanni 15th /22nd April– Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for Easter period 7 nights €995 pps. Payments can be made in instalments, contact James Treacy on 061-921470.
Tiny Sebastian and her family who moved to the Parish from India 7 years ago died unexpectedly on 15th January. Tiny was a nurse, wife to Cyril and mother to Riyana aged 8 and Riyon aged 4.
A fundraiser is being held by the community of Patrickswell/Ballybrown to help the family with funeral costs of repatriating the body back to India and to express our support to them at this traumatic time. Donations can be put into the boxes at the back of the Churches, Resource Centres and the Patrickswell Post Office.
A coffee morning will also take place after the 10am and 11.30am masses in the Parish on Sunday 9th February.
Ballybrown: Sat 26th Rita Hannon & Michael Lynch.
Sun 27th Thomas O’Reilly. Wed 30th Paul O’Callaghan
Fri 1st John, Bridget, Dennis & Willie Collins.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
MASSES FOR COMING WEEK
Patrickswell: 9.30am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Saturday Mass – 6.30pm. Sunday 11.30am.
Adoration: Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.00pm & Saturdays 8.00am – 12noon.
Baptisms: 2nd & 4th weekends of the month on Sat at 5.00pm and Sun at 12.30pm.
Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday 12th February in Church Meeting Room at 7.30pm.
Ballybrown: 9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Saturday Masses – 8.00pm. Sunday 10.00am
Wednesday 8.00pm. Adoration from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Baptisms: 1st & 3rdweekends of the month on Sat at 5.00pm and Sun at 12.30pm.
Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 18th February at 7.30pm in the Church.
Baptisms to be booked one month in advance with Parish Office.
Please give one month’s notice when booking a Baptism.
First Friday 1st February: Calls to the housebound as normal, if you wish to put your name on the list please advise the Parish Office or Sacristans.
Feast Days: February 1st St Brigid, secondary patron of Ireland.
Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €1490
Limerick Social Services Centre Collection: €440.00