26 May 2012

Parish Announcements for Sunday, May 27th 2012

Pentecost Sunday
  • The special collection takes place at today's Masses for the Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Invalid Fund.
  • Bishop Martin Drennan will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on the sixth class pupils of Scoil Bhride, Shantalla here in Sacred Heart Church this Friday, June 1st 2012 at 11am.
  • The First Friday of the month occurs this week, but because of Confirmation on Friday, Fr Malachy and Fr Hugh will bring Holy Communion to those who are housebound due to illness or old age on Thursday instead, i.e. this Thursday, May 31st 2012.
  • Next Sunday will be Trinity Sunday.
  • The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place today, Sunday May 27th 2012. Bus leaving Galway Cathedral at 11.15am. Sacrament of the Sick at 2.30pm. Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.
  • The Easter Offering envelopes for the priests of the parish are being taken up during these Sundays of May. We thank you for your contributions.
  • The Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre is organising a bus service to the Eucharistic Congress in the RDS for the weekdays of the Congress, June 11th to 16th 2012. Each day, the bus will leave Galway Cathedral at 6.30am and in the evening will leave from the RDS at 9.00pm. For an individual, 35 euro for bus ticket and entry fee for the Congress. 100 euro for a family of two adults and four children. Tickets available from the Pastoral Centre. For details, phone (091) 565066. Daily themes: Monday: Ecumenism, Tuesday: Marriage and Family, Wednesday: Priesthood and Ministry, Thursday: Reconciliation, Friday: Suffering and Healing, Saturday: The Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • The tickets for the final Mass of the Congress on Sunday, June 17th 2012 will be distributed through the parish to those who applied for them. We will inform you when we receive the tickets.
  • In the parish here, we will mark the opening of the Eucharistic Congress on Sunday, June 10th, Feast of Corpus Christi at the 12.15pm Mass that day, which will end with Benediction and a procession to the Adoration Chapel for all-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We request the participation of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and the Adorers. All children from the parish who received First Holy Communion this year are invited to come in their outfits for this special occasion.
  • We pray for the soul of Tom Sherlock, Coogan Park and Drom Chaoin, who died during the week and whose funeral took place in Galway Cathedral.