posted on: 24-11-2014
1st Sun. Advent 30th Nov. 2014
Baptisms will take place in St. John’s Church, Cratloe on the following dates at 12.30 p.m.: 2014: Sunday Dec. 28th. 2015: Sunday January 25th, February 22nd, March 22nd Holy Saturday April 4th
Preparation Meetings will be held on Monday: Dec. 22nd January 19th, February 16th, March 16th & 30th in St. John’s Church at 7-30 p.m. Parents and Godparents are invited to these meetings. Please contact Fr. Enright 357196 to make arrangements for Baptisms.
Adoration in St. John’s Church on Monday December 1st from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and in the Little Church on Sunday 30th Nov. from 2-00 p.m. until 5-00 p.m.
Little Church, Forty Hours Adoration 2014
Theme: The Success Of The Synod. Saturday 6th Dec. 8-00 a.m. until 10-00 p.m. Adoration 7-30 p.m. Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer
Sunday 7th Dec. 8-00 a.m. until 10-00 p.m. Adoration
10-00 a.m. Mass
7-00 p.m. until 8-00 p.m. Holy Hour and Healing Ceremony
Monday 8th Dec. Feast Of The Immaculate Conception Adoration 8-00 a.m. until 7-30 p.m. 7-30 p.m. Mass and Closing of the Forty Hours
Lions Club Collection
The annual church gate collection in support of the Lions Club will be held on Nov. 29th & 30th
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend December 6th & 7th. Please give generously
The Advent Wreath
The Advent Wreath with four candles standing upright represents the four Sundays of Advent. The round ring of the Advent wreath represents eternity –time without end. As the circle is never ending, so time with God goes on and on. The evergreens stand for eternal life, life without end. Evergreens don’t die in the winter and like them God is always fresh and new. The candles remind us of Christ ‘the light of the world’. A new candle is lit each Sunday as the celebration of Christ’s coming draws nearer. Three candles are purple, reminders of the spirit of penance. A pink candle (for joy) is lit on the third Sunday. In recent years a White or Red candle has been lit on Christmas Eve to represent Christ the newborn Saviour.
Advent Talks in the Dominican Biblical Centre
Tues 2 Dec: Time: 7.30 PM
Éamonn Fitzgibbon is a priest of Limerick Diocese. As Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Planning he has responsibility for coordinating the Limerick Diocesan Synod scheduled to take place in 2016
Light Up a Memory
The official ceremony to mark the illumination of the Milford Hospice Tree will take place at Milford Care Centre on Sunday December 14th at 6.00 p.m. Milford Hospice warmly invites you, your family and friends to join them for this special occasion.
Friday December 5th is the First Friday. Mass in St. John’s Church at 9-30 a.m. and in the “Little Church”, Sixmilebridge (Cratloe Parish) at 10.30 a.m. Confessions before each Mass. Holy Communion to the sick from 11-00 a.m. until 12.00 noon.
Annual Christmas Celebration of Light Service will take place this year at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday November 30th in St. Augustine’s Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick Remembering loved ones lost to suicide.
The Christmas Gathering for all who help in the Church will go ahead on Monday 1st December in the School at 8pm.
Young People’s Corner
Getting ready for CHRISTmas?
We are going to host a special event for children this year to help them prepare for Christmas. We will tell the story of Advent at 10.45 a.m. before 11.30 a.m. Mass on the four Sundays of Advent. Further information contact Catherine Healy or Siobhan Crowe.
The official launch of the Diocesan Synod takes place on December 7th at the 12 noon Mass in St. John’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Brendan Leahy. This is a significant diocesan event. All the delegates have been invited to the Mass but Bishop Brendan would also like it to be known that anyone from the diocese who would like to come is most welcome. Bishop Brendan asks for prayers as we launch the Synod.
It is planned to set up a folk group to sing at Mass on Saturday nights. Practice is continuing at 7-00 pm on Fridays in An Sportlann at the GAA Hall. We would like parents to stay and sing if possible as we get ready for our first performance. New members always welcome. Contact Martin Golden 087 232 9659 if you would like to get involved.
Parish Clerks’ Collection
You are asked to be generous in your support of the Parish Clerks (Tara McElwain – St. John’s Church & Ita Cusack – Little Church). Please return your envelope on the weekend of Dec. 6th & 7th
Limerick Youth Service's annual Christmas Fair will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 5 Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick
Eucharistic Ministers Meeting on Monday Dec. 1st at 8.05 p.m. in the School Staff Room.
- Saturday Evenings Cratloe - 7:30pm
- Sundays Cratloe - 11:30am
Sixmilebridge - 10am
- Eves of Holydays Sixmilebridge - 7:30pm
- Holydays Cratloe - 11:30am
- Weekdays (Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri) Cratloe - 9:30am
- First Fridays Cratloe - 9:30am Sixmilebridge - 10:30am