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This is a list of all parish and community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information.

Baptismal Team

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Portlaoise Gospel Choir

Portlaoise Gospel choir have been together for over 4 years. They practice every Tuesday night in the Parish Church at 8pm. The choir began performing as a mass choir but has grown under the musical direction of Marjie to become a regular at many different events and celebration.  For more information on Portlaoise Gospel choir www.portlaoisegospelchoir.com

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Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word (Readers)

If you would like to be a Eucharistic Minister or reader at Mass please contact Parish Office on 057 8621142 during office hours.

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St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

A society of lay people who pray and work to foster and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Meets monthly.

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Rainbows

Rainbows is a Parish service offered for children who have experienced loss through death or separation. For more information on Rainbows contact the Parish Centre on 8621142 (office hours) or you can visit the official Rainbows website www.rainbowsireland.com

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Bereavement Support Group

Through a team of volunteers the Parish reaches out to support, to comfort and console those whose loved one has died. Facing the death of a loved one is a very painful experience and draws upon our deepest emotions, both mentally and spiritually. Whatever your bereavement be it the death of a parent, spouse, brother, sister,child relative or friend, we

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Lenten Scripture Group

Lenten Scripture Group Welcome.

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Grow Community Mental health Support Group

Grow Community Mental Health Support Group meets every Wed. at 7:30pm in the Community Mental Health Centre, Bridge St. Portlaoise. If you are suffering from epression, Shyness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, then why not come along. Contact: John at 086 – 8033126.

For more information on the services offered by Grow visit www.grow.ie

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Legion of Mary

Join the Legion of Mary.
Weekly meetings in the Prayer Room every Wednesday at 8pm.
Works include home to home visitation, hospital visitation, sale of Catholic papers, any other contact – work to spread the faith.
For further details contact the Prayer Room on any Wednesday night at 8:00pm or phone 087-9611331.

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Merchants Quay Ireland Midlands Project

Rehabilitation/After Care Support Groups available in Midlands.

Merchants Quay Midlands Project are currently setting up support groups for people who are working  towards achieving a drug/alcohol free lifestyle.

Venue: Grattan Street, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise

Time: Thursdays

We woul love to meet with you and discuss how you can move forward in dealing with addiction and relapse prevention issues. For more

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Shine

Formerly Schizophrenia Ireland. Supporting people affected by mental ill health. For further information contact(057) 9323111 or information helpline 1890 621 631 or log onto www.shineonline.ie

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St. Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent De Paul in Portlaoise is located at 1 Dublin Road, (057)8660486 and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

The aim of the St Vincent de Paul Society is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

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Al – Anon Meeting

Tuesday Night @ 8pm in Mount St Anne’s to help people affected by alcoholism. All are Welcome to Attend.

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Library News

Portlaoise Branch Library are running a Children’s Non- Fiction, Reading Challenge for 7-12yr olds commencing on 3rd March until 2nd June 2009. Open to all members, and new members are welcome. See in Library for details. For further information contact Portlaoise Branch Library on (057) 8622333.

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Amen

Support Service for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse. Weekly Support Group Meetings – Tuesday Night 8pm – 10pm. Contact 046 – 9023718 for information or log onto www.amen.ie

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Cura

A voluntary Organisation which offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy. There are 16 Centres around the country. Contact 1850 – 622626 for your nearest . Information on Cura can be found at www.cura.ie

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Clonad GAA Club

Clonad GAA Club Welcome.

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AWARE

Need help for Depression?
Weekly Aware Meetings are held in the Parish Centre, St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Tuesday’s at 7.30pm. Contact: (059) 8625898.

More information on the services provided by Aware can be found at www.aware.ie

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Library

Portlaoise Branch Library.
Contact phone: (057) 8622333

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Al – Anon

Meetings held Tuesday nights at 8pm in Mount St. Anne’s to help people affected by alcoholism. All are welcome to attend.

Alot of very helpful information can be found on al-anon offiical website www.al-anon-ireland.org/alanon.htm

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50+ Active Age Group

50+ Active Age Group Welcome.

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Grow Community Mental health Support Group

Grow Community Mental Health Support Group meets every Wed. at 7:30pm in the Community Mental Health Centre, Bridge St. Portlaoise. If you are suffering from epression, Shyness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, then why not come along. Contact: John at 086 – 8033126.

For more information on the services offered by Grow visit www.grow.ie

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Parents supporting Parents

Parents, supporting Parents, why: to provide support for parents whose children have beed diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other related challenging behaviours.
Contact: 086-2037713

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Alateen

If you are a teenager and your Mum or Dad has a drinking problem, you can see what it’s doing to them.
But can you see what it’s doing to you?
For Information on your local meeting, Contact: Jacinta on 087 – 2929315 / (057) 8663013.

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