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community notices Sept 3rd 2018

PROLOGUE: “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.”  Confucius
CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414.  Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674 Parish Office:  Parish 068/31133 Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri.     Email: fealechurch@eircom.net Limerick Social Services:     061-314111   Accord NCW 069/61000.  .    Parish Church 068/51915.  Limerick Social Services:     061-314111.   A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/5198. Parish Support Worker 068/31019.   St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560.  087 – 2618412.  To book a Mass intention telephone the church 068/51915 during Mass times.  Counselling Appointment    061/314213. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: Freephone 116 123, text 087 2609090 (rates apply), email jo@samaritans.ie or visit Samaritans on 20 Barrington Street, Limerick.

Masses:   No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm.  Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm.  Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon.  Mass Intentions: Saturday 11am    Tom Fitzgerald, Knocknasna. 6.30pm. Maureen Higgins & Monica & Michael Collins and the Collins Family.  Juliann McCarthy, Meenkilly & Collins Park.  Jack O’Grady, Dromtrasna South. Kathleen Fitzgerald, Dromtrasna North.  Sunday 9.15am Kate Naughton, Hill Road &      Denis Naughton Mountcollins.  Molly Coleman & John Coleman Manchester.  12noon Paul Collins Convent Street & Limerick.  Michael O’Sullivan Colbert Terrace.  First Friday Next Friday of the month. Confessions on Thursday after the 10am Mass.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Group will meet at 8pm in the Sacristy on Wednesday 5th Sept.  Prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass.  Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass.  Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.  A basket for the collection of stamps for Peru is at the back of the altar.  If you know of someone in hospital please notify Fr. Tony.

KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  The church gate collection raised €1,170.00 for which the organisers thank all who manned the boxes and especially all those who contributed.

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY:  Monday, September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst young people in Ireland and worldwide. In Ireland alone, there are about 12000 attempted suicides each year. The number of cases of suicide has stabilised since the recession with 399 last year in 2016 in comparison with 451 in 2015 and 554 in 2011, according to the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) annual report.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY GARDEN:  The sale of produce outside the church last weekend raised just under €800.  A huge thank you to everyone who supported us.

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G. will commence classes on Tuesday, September from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) in

Teach na Féile Community Centre, New St.  Some of the benefits of Irish dancing include:

Increased physical Skills – Developing body control, muscular strength, endurance and energy levels. Motor Skill Development – Increased agility, balance and co-ordination.

Increased mental skills – Listening, following directions, increasing attention span, memorizing steps.  Weight Management – High burn calorie workout.  Term Fee: 5 weeks €40 (second family member €30).  Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

MASS FOR ARDFERT CO-ORDINATORS:  A gathering of parish contact people who organise retreats at Ardfert retreat centre will take place on Wednesday, September 12 from 7.30-9.30pm. Mass celebrated by Fr Liam Comer 066/7134276.

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support.

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, ‘The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro’.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:  Catholic Grandparents Association Knock Shrine 2.30pm on Sunday, September 9.   Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio – Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – The Tuttle Family – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.  A bus will leave the Cathedral in Killarney on Sunday, September 9 at 7am via Tralee and Listowel.  Hope to pick up in Abbeyfeale at 8.15am.   Enquiries to O’Shea’s 066 7180123.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  The Wednesday Club are hosting a fundraising tea dance in Fr. Casey’s Club House on Sunday September 9 from 3- 6pm. This event is being held on behalf of 4 year old Shane Enright from Athea Co Limerick. Shane was born with a number of serious health problems including cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, kidney problems. He is in constant leg pain as his spine is not growing properly. All money raised will go towards the extension of the family home to meet Shane’s basic needs. This little boy needs all the help he can get to make life a little more comfortable for him. Tickets for this event can be had from or donations can be made to members of the Wednesday club care of St Ita’s Hall or from Madeline O’Connor. Convent St. Your support would be greatly appreciated by the family of this lovely little boy. A raffle will also be held on the day. Music will be by The Billy O’Brian band with special guest BIG MAGGIE.  Tickets can also be got from Benny Thade McCarthy who is helping to organise the event.

CLASS:  A free Adult Sign Language Class will resume on September 18 at the Adult Education Centre in Mountmahon.  Beginner’s classes on Tuesday nights with Level 1 on

Wednesdays. Anyone interested please contact Breda 087 7715734.

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run. There is something for everyone in this year’s event. It doesn’t end there; having conquered the Dromtrasna Challenge, the after party will take place in The Winners Circle Abbeyfeale at 10pm. Entertainment will be provided by Pulse, a band that combines world-class musicianship with one of Ireland’s finest vocalists.   All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes.   The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services.  West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available.  If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

BACK2NEW FURNITURE POP UP SHOP NOW OPEN!  Re-designed and re-imagined furniture available. Now open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am-4.30pm at Market Place (previously Citizens Information), Market Yard, Newcastle West.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP:  11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: Abbeyfeale Garda Station 068 30010 (if station unattended the call will automatically be forwarded to NCW station 069 20650.)  My first cousins daughter works in the National Call Centre and recently told me that the most important thing when you make an emergency call is to be able to quote your eircode.  They can dispatch an ambulance to your door instantly with the eircode so have it beside the phone or written on the back of your mobile phone.  Talking of eircodes there is a new company who can mark your property with your eircode – tractors, quads, tools – should they be stolen and subsequently recovered then the Gardai will be able to hand them over to their rightful owners.  Check out www.propertymarking.ie or James on 052 9152895.   Never, ever post holiday snaps on Facebook while you are still away, it seems that if you are broken into,  the insurance company may not have to pay out, check the small print on your policy.  Lock windows and doors even if you are only going out for a few minutes.  Put handbags in the boot not the passenger seat and lock the door when you’re in the car.  Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65.  The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month.  Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.   The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale.  If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME RECRUITING POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS: West Limerick Resources is compiling a list of individuals interested in joining the Rural Social Scheme (RSS). Participants on the scheme work 19.5hrs per week and receive a top up payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. To participate on the scheme you must fulfil the following criteria: Be actively farming over 1 hectare of land; Have a valid herd number; Proof of application for the EU Basic Payment Scheme for the current year and be in receipt of Farm Assist, Jobseekers Allowance or other qualifying payments.  Spouses, children, brothers and sisters of the herd owner can also join the scheme if they meet relevant criteria.  Only one person allowed per herd number.  For further details contact Tom or Michelle at West Limerick Resources on 069-61316 or Email:  rsswlr@eircom.net.  Successful eligible candidates will be placed on a panel from which vacancies will be filled.

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office.  Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A.  Meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am.  These organisations are a great voluntary support to many people and we are happy to host their meetings in our parish office.

KNOCKANURE RAMBLING HOUSE:    Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP: If you have an hour or two to spare why not consider volunteering your time to help the work of St Vincent de Paul.  If you are interested contact Fr Tony on 087-2600414.  The Abbeyfeale shop will open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 10-4pm.  Further information 087 1213560.

MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GOURP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Rambling House on Thursday, September 6 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

ANAM CARA KERRY:  The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday, September 10 or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276) Ballyheigue Pattern Day: Saturday, September 8 Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 1 – 4.00pm. Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wednesday, September 12 from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course, Wednesdays – beginning September 19.  Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Saturday, September 29 from 9 -6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S:  National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22 from 10am –4pm.

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