Roscommon town notes

Blessed Sacrament adorers required Permanent Adorers required for 4-5 a.m. Tues. night/Wed. morning and 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Parish Office on (090) 66 26298, or contact any of the clergy.  Recent deaths Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Vera Keane, St. Coman’s Park; Jim Kelleher, Hawthorne Drive; and James Kelly, Mullingar, brother of Teresa Gleeson, Bohergarve. We offer sincere sympathy to their bereaved families and friends. Brazilian Mass change of date Mass has been changed from Easter Sunday to Sunday 30th March at 7 p.m.  Grief to healing group at Vita House ‘From Grief to Healing’, a facilitated group, takes place again on Tuesday, 18th March at 8.30 p.m. This is an opportunity for those coping with loss in their lives to come together in a safe, comforting environment and take time to reflect and share, gain some understanding of the grief process, and through this group support enabling them re-evaluate and heal. Cancer support group  The cancer support group takes place on Thursday, 10th April at 8.30 p.m. This is a group that offers support to anyone who has been affected by Cancer or knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. All Welcome! Enrol for new classes in Yoga & Tai Chi start after Easter: weekly meditation takes place in Vita House at 1.30 – 2 p.m. every Thursday. Counselling services Counselling/Psychotherapy & Bereavement Support Services are available each day by appointment. Phone in confidence to 090 66 25898. S.T.E.P.S Programme The S.T.E.P.S programme starts Monday, 31st March, from 6.30 pm. to 8.30 pm. The course will run for 10 consecutive nights. S.T.E.P.S.- Steps To Excellence for Personal Success – is an opportunity to take a fresh look at your life. Have fun as you participate in this popular programme that will include simple but powerful motivational and assertiveness skills. A few places are still available. Please contact Vita House as soon as possible. Booking is essential for all above courses. For further details on any of above please phone Vita House on 090 66 25898. Holy places collection Holy Places offerings will be taken up on Good Friday. Please note special envelope in your Church Offering Box for this Collection.   First Holy Communion The next session in the Programme will take place on Holy Thursday at 5.00 p.m. Blessed Sacrament chapel The Blessed Sacrament chapel will close for the Easter Triduum and for cleaning from 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday 19th March to 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 25th March. Divine Mercy novena Novena to Jesus the Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday and concludes on Mercy Sunday (1st Sunday after Easter). Leaflets available in Church Porch. Easter parade The annual Roscommon Town Easter Parade will commence on Easter Sunday 23rd March at 1 pm following last Mass. The parade will follow its usual route from Abbeytown and all businesses, voluntary and community Groups are invited to enter a float and get involved. For full details, contact Ivor on 086 813 0723. Foster parents wanted Health Service Executive West Roscommon Community Services are currently looking for families in county Roscommon who would like to share their home with a foster child or children on a temporary or permanent basis.  For more information, please contact Eva on 071 96 62087 (office hours only). Holy Week Ceremonies, March, 2008 Holy Thursday:  Mass for Children 5 p.m. Solemn Mass of Last Supper 8 p.m. Adoration to Mid-night Holy Hour 11-12 midnight. Good Friday: 12 noon Stations of the Cross starting at the Square. 3 p.m. Solemn Ceremony of the Passion. 4-9 p.m. Silent prayer and veneration of the Cross 8 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Confession. Holy Saturday: Confessions 2-4 p.m. Easter Vigil: 9 p.m.  Easter Sunday: Masses 8:30 a.m:  10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.