Evening masses during Lent are celebrated on Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm. Stations of the Cross during Lent are on Sundays at 3pm. On this Thursday, the feast of St. Patrick (Principal Patron of Ireland) masses will be celebrated at 9.30am and 11.30am. Vigil mass on Wednesday at 7pm. Novena to Our Lady is cancelled on this occasion.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the pupils of the parish on April 12. All children in preparation for this special day are requested to attend the “Faith Friends Programme”. This will begin on Wednesday, March 23, from 8pm to 9pm, and continue on Wednesday, March 30, from 8pm to 9pm and Wednesday, April 6, between 8pm and 9pm. The programme will take place in the community centre, Galbally, and is facilitated by the Parish Renewal Group. Parents are encouraged to lend their usual support and it always proves a very worthwhile experience for all those who participate.
A special cookery demonstration will take place in Knockcarron Community Centre on Thursday, March 24, at 7.30pm sharp. Admission €8. The proceeds will go in aid of Daffodil Day. Patrons are kindly asked to support this worthy cause.
The Limerick Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society is striving to increase the number of volunteers available to carry out it’s annual fundraising events in order to continue providing very necessary services to people with M.S. and their families. If any person has spare time on their hands and like to organise a fundraiser on behalf of the Limerick Branch please contact the chairperson Pat O’ Dwyer (087) 990 7126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Following the very successful fashion show held in 2010, the local GAA ladies have decided to run the event again on March 25 in conjunction with AWARE. The venue for the event is once again in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, at 7pm. Tickets selling at E20 are on sale from Mary Magner or any of the club women and reports have it that the sale of tickets are going very well indeed. The ladies wish to stress that the show is for everyone and not just ladies interested in fashion. It promises to be a great night of craic and local models are in training to make sure they are in readiness for the catwalk on the night.