Weekly Missalette

Weekly Missalette Sunday 5th February 2016

posted on: 18-01-2016

 

5th Sunday in Ord. Time

07 February 2016

 

Baptisms

Baptisms will take place in St. John’s Church, Cratloe on the following dates February 28th, March26th Holy Saturday April 24th, May 22nd, June 19th 2016 at 12.30 p.m.

Preparation Meetingswill be held on Monday: and in St. John’s Church February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th & June 13th at

7-30 p.m. Parents and Godparents are invited to these meetings. Please contact Fr. Enright 357196 to make arrangements for Baptisms.

 

Pioneer Lenten Challenge! Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.  Make your Lenten pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie and joining online or by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative- Fr. Liam Enright. P.P. # 357196 Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being.Go for it and make a difference to someone’s life!

 

Limerick Pilgrimage to

Medjurgorje Easter 2016

5 nights ex Dublin 599 euro. Hotel opposite St James Church. Contact James Treacy 0860572216 or 061921470

St John's Folk Group

Our little folk group is going from strength to strength, with about eight young musicians in our group, who are currently mentored by Jody O'Connor. We also have a steady membership of another eight young singers. We welcome people to join in with us whenever we sing. This is going to be much easier in the New Year, thanks to the generosity of David and Anne Stewart of ADS Associates Limited, Lightening Protection Specialists. They have kindly sponsored the photocopying and laminating of all the songs in our current repertoire. We will be able to distribute the words at Mass time and collect them and re-use them. Go raibh mile maith agaibh. And you know what the old song says - " All God's creatures have a place in the choir!" Anyone interested in joining our practices should contact Martin Golden at 087 2329659. Thanks so much to our members, their parents and Jody O'Connor for all your support this year.
 

New Planned Giving Envelopes                                                                                                                 Will be distributed to households before the First Sunday in March. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Those who kindly distribute the boxes are asked to please collect them in the Presbytery after Mass

 

Eucharistic Adoration

   Adoration in the Little Church this Sunday 9-30 a.m. to 10-00 a.m.  and  from2-00 p.m. to  5-00 p.m. and  St. John’s Church Cratloe on Monday February 8th from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

 

Carrigoran House Rail Sale  Come bag a bargain at Carrigoran House Rail Sale  Sunday 21 February from 1 pm.  Interested in taking a rail contact 061 368100 for further details. All proceed to Alzheimer’s and Elderly Care.

 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday next February 10th is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent. Holy Ashes will be blessed and distributed during Mass. in St. John’s Cratloe at 9.30 a.m. and in the Little Church Sixmilebridge at 7.30 p.m.Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.

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4th Sunday in Ord. Time

31st January 2016

 

Baptisms

Baptisms will take place in St. John’s Church, Cratloe on the following dates February 28th, March26th Holy Saturday April 24th, May 22nd, June 19th 2016 at 12.30 p.m.

Preparation Meetings  will be held on Monday: and in St. John’s Church February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th & June 13th at

7-30 p.m. Parents and Godparents are invited to these meetings. Please contact Fr. Enright 357196 to make arrangements for Baptisms.

Candlemas

Candles will be blessed at the 12.30 a.m. Mass in St. John’s Church. on Tuesday February 2nd.

Feast of St. Blaise

Wednesday February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise. Throats will be blessed after 9.30 a.m. Mass in St. John’s Church, Cratloe. Mass in the Little Church at 7.30 p.m. after which Throats will be blessed.

Catholic Schools Week

Mass at 10.00 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Cratloe on Thursday February 4th

as part of Catholic Schools Week Celebrations. The children invite their Grand-Parents who can, to attend. Refreshments in the School after Mass.

Year of Mercy - Diocesan Pilgrimage

Bishop Brendan will be leading a special pilgrimage to Rome this Autumn, as part of our diocesan celebrations of the Year of Mercy. When: Sept 28th - Oct 2nd 2016 Cost: €799 For details of the pilgrimage please call 057 9355050 (mornings only) or email info@culturalconnections.eu

 

 

Monday is the Feast of

St. Brigid

St Brigid is one of the patron saints of Ireland. Her name is a byword for Irish (Celtic) spirituality, for service to the poor and for care for all of creation.

St Brigid’s Cross:

The story is told that, one night, Brigid went to sit with a dying man. He was a chieftain, and members of his household hoped Brigid would speak to him of Christ, and perhaps convert him before he died. However the man was very ill and couldn’t listen to such talk. So Brigid prayed for him instead. As she sat by his bedside, she picked up some of the rushes scattered on the floor. (This was typical of the time, rushes were warm and kept the floor clean). She began to weave rushes into a Cross, and as she did the Chieftain asked her about it. She wove and spoke of Jesus and prayed for the Chieftain.

He came to know Christ that night, was baptised and died in peace.

St Brigid’s Crosses are traditionally made by Irish people around her feast day. Many homes place them over a door lintel or in the thatch of a house.

 

Priesthood

If you are interested in becoming a Priest, Limerick Diocese invites you to ‘Come and See’ on February 5th & 6th 2016. Thurles College

Fr Leslie McNamara. Vocations Director, Diocese of Limerick lesliemcnamara@eircom.net 061/414624

 

Synod Prayer

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness, but aware that we gather in your name. Come to us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts.

Give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own, and to live it in our lives.

Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son.

You desire justice for all: enable us to uphold the rights of others; do not allow us to be misled by ignorance or corrupted by fear or favour. Unite us to yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful to all that is true. As we gather in your name many we temper justice with love, so that all our decisions may be pleasing to you, and earn the reward promised to good and faithful servants. Amen

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY.Mercy is the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to a hope of being loved forever despite our sins’  Pope Francis.The sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday in Saint Joseph’s Church, O Connell Avenue between 11am and Noon.

First Friday

Friday February 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. Communion to the sick between 11.00 a.m. & 12noon. A meeting of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will take place in the Little Church at 7.30 p.m. Adoration will take place at 7.00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration in

St. John’s Church Cratloe on Monday February 1st from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

 

 

 

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