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community notices 29th May 2019

PROLOGUE:  “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

– Oscar Wilde

DEATH:  Sincere sympathy is offered to the family of the late Mary O’Brien, The Grove.  May she rest in peace.

WEDDING BELLS:  Congratulations to Corina O’Connell and Christopher Enright who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage in Abbeyfeale on Saturday, May 4.  We wish them every happiness in their married life together.

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are going online with a crowd funding campaign to fund the publication of a full colour limited edition hard back book featuring the artwork of wood turner and artist Liam Flynn. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam’s work. Essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms—liam-flynn Besides the opportunity to purchase the book – please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at:  http://www.liamflynnwoodturner.com/fund-it.html Thank you for your support.

YOGA CLASSES:  Yoga classes every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8.30pm.  Yoga is a great activity, it gives you strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness.  Contact Mike 087 2732591.

WALK ON THE CONNEMARA GREENWAY:  Liam O’Mahony and Dennis McAuliffe of the Great Southern Trail led a walk in Connemara on Bank Holiday Monday.  We had a wonderful day in beautiful scenery with good company, got the welcome of the day from Maureen Lane’s niece when we stopped for scones and tea on the lawn at Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel – the scones were as warm as the welcome and as for the blackcurrant jam……… We finished up at the Old Ground in Ennis where we enjoyed a fabulous four course dinner thus negating the benefits of the earlier walk!

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  The next meeting of West Limerick Mental Health Assoiation will be held in NCW on Wednesday, May 14 at 8pm in the house next to O’Connell House on the way into the Desmond Complex.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  The 25th. Annual Fleadh by the Feale was an outstanding success with visitors from all over the globe thronging the town.  A presentation was made during the celebrity concert to founder member Maureen Murphy who was stepping down after 25 years service to the Fleadh committee.  Chairman Vincent Sheehan thanked her for her contribution to the organisation of the Fleadh alongside her late husband Dan.  There were sessions in every pub in town all weekend, dancing in the Square, jigs and reels at Mass and all culminated with the All Ireland Bones Monday night being won by Barry Patton from Kansas.

YOUTH CLUB FUNDRAISER: The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.   As part of their involvement in the John Paul 11 awards a number of members of Abbeyfeale youth club along with their leaders have started to work on in the garden at the side of the curate’s house and are planning to sell the produce during the summer and donate the money raised to charity.  Fr. Shoji, our curate for the next three years, is in charge of watering and is having a pastoral visit from his Bishop in India so the first sale will be to support the Bishops projects and will take place at both Masses on Sunday, May 12 which the Bishop will be saying.  We hope to have lettuce plants, herbs, sunflower and pumpkin plants along with jams, buns and a few surprises.  Your support will be most welcome.

HARNETT REUNION:  A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 9 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm.  New members always welcome.  They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14.  Orange Day is even cancelled as there will be so many Harnetts travelling from the North.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on [email protected]

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  We will have booking details shortly. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody, whether Harnett,

READING GROUP:  St. Ita’s Reading Group will meet on Wednesday May 8 @10.30a.m. New members welcome.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the Leadership of Bishop Brendan Leahy This year’s pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Thursday June 20th and returning on Tuesday June 25.  A limited number of sick or assisted pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes.  For more details please contact the Lourdes Office, Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Telephone: 061 314111

THANK YOU:  We wish to thank Abbeyfeale Drama Group for donating the proceeds of the first night of their play ‘Marriage of Connivance’  to the Lourdes Invalid Fund which amounted  to  €1,400.  It is very much appreciated.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  There will be an afternoon tea dance in  Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon.  All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

VOCATIONS DAY:  World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 12, which is also known as  “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood,  diaconate and religious life. We ask you to keep this intention in your prayers this coming week.  A Holy Hour for Vocations will be held next Sunday from 3- 4 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

REMEMBERING ZOE:.   The Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 12 commencing in Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds, Abbeyfeale at 9am and cycling through scenic parts of West Limerick, North Kerry and North Cork. There will be 3 cycle routes: 50km, 85km and120km.  There will also be a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a new 10K Run.

DOG SHOW:  The Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show will take place in the Town Park on Sunday May 19, with Judging commencing at 2pm.  We will have 12 classes- with Rosettes for 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th  place per class.  The classes are as follows:  Best Big Dog, Best Small Dog, Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Best Dressed Dog, Judges favourite, Best Rescue Dog, Best Small Puppy, Best Child Handler under 14, Best female, Best male, Best puppy, Best Doggy Trick.  This year we received a donation of beautiful silver trophies for the 12 first place winners. The 12 first place winners will go on to compete for  1)Best in Show   and  2) Reserve Best in Show .  All proceeds from this show will go towards the upkeep of our wonderful Town Park.  Many of us dog owners bring our dogs to the park on a regular basis, it’s a great place great to exercise the dogs and also socialises to them. The dogs love it and the people love it and the park is available free of charge 365 days per year.  Let us all do our part to help with the upkeep of our park.

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS: West Limerick Resources provides ongoing support to Local Community Groups in the West Limerick area. Should your group require any support, guidance or training contact Damien 087 9042477.

LOURDES:  The Sagart pilgrimage will take place from September 19 for 5 nights.

Fr. Tony has the details.

BRUACH NA CARRIGE:  The Glen Theatre Drama Group from Banteer will present their latest production “Sive” in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Sunday , May 12 at 8.30pm. The highly acclaimed Glen Theatre group have got great reviews for their performances all over Ireland including Northern Ireland over the last number of years.  The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for Children between 6 and 15 years will take place from July 15-25 next.

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1.  We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.   Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

CONRADH NA GAEILGE/GAELIC LEAGUE; a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale.  Members welcome.  Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

COMMUNITY ALERT NOTES:  Thanks to everyone who supported our recent church gate collection – the monies collected go towards the summer outing and Christmas lunch.   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.  Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day 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.

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday, August 31 in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until May 31.  All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.

CALLING PARENTS:  Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME RECRUITING POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS: West Limerick Resources CLG have a number of vacancies on the Rural Social Scheme (RSS). Participants on the scheme work 19.5hrs/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.  One person allowed per herd number only.  For further details contact Tom or Michelle, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 069 61316 or E-mail:  [email protected]  Successful eligible candidates will be placed on a panel from which vacancies will be filled.

MASS TIME:  Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6e.30pm   and    Sunday   9.15am & 12noon.    Athea -   Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins   – Sunday 11am.  Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.00 am.  Tournafulla    -   Saturday 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414.  Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Fr Shoji Vargihese      089/4431922 Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office; Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133    Email: [email protected]   Limerick Social Services:  061-314111.    AA    061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019.  Accord NCW 069/61000.   Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email [email protected] Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people effected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203    068/ 31262    068/51984    St Vincent De Paul    Tel 087/1213560 .  Counselling Appointment    061/314213.  Masses:   No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm.  Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm.  Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon.  Mass Intentions:  Saturday 6.30pm   Margaret Reidy 1st Anniversary.  Lizzy Cahill , Dromtrasna Collins  13th  Anniversary  and her son Timmy Cahill 4th Anniversary.  9.15am   Louis McEnery Dromtrasna.

Mass cards  are available in the sacristy during Mass times       068/  51915.   On the weekend of May 11/12 we will welcome Bishop George Rajendran SDB.  Bishop George is bishop of the diocese of Thuckalay, in South West India. Fr Shoji who recently came to live and minister in Abbeyfeale is a priest of the diocese of Thuckalay. Bishop George is on a fundraising mission to Ireland and will be making an appeal for funds  towards the running of two schools in his diocese that specifically cater for mentally and physically challenged children.  An Evening of reflection & prayer for Abbeyfeale Parish will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday, November 26 from 7.30 – 10.30pm.  Contact is Rita Horgan 086 3738626.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE AND SAN GIOVANNI Leaving Dublin September 15 for 6 nights (3 nights at each shrine). Contact Michael Clifford (085 1309835) or Marian Pilgrimages (01 8788159).

RAMBLING HOUSES:   Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month.   Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.  Knockanure Thursday, May 2 at 8pm.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB:  Meet every First Friday in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.

ROSARY FOR FAITH AND LIFE: Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite  the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To see the locations visit  www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

ST. PADRE PIO EVENING:  Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction in Listowel church, Friday, May 3.

CONCERT IN MOYVANE CHURCH:  Aonghus McAnally and guests on Wednesday May 22. It will have stories, laughs, very special music and songs we all know.

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT KERRY HOSPICE: Charity Fundraising dance in the Torc Hotel, Killarney on Friday, May 10 at 8.30pm (Doors open at 8pm), in aid of  the  Palliative  Care  Unit/Kerry  Hospice. Tickets can be bought on the door or by calling -0876276146.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2,   Tuesday, July 9 -

Thursday July 11 or Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. Fare €140 including coach, boat and island. To book you seat contact Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel on 087 3966399 (9am to 6pm).

WE’RE GOING VINTAGE IN DROMIN ATHLACCA:  Star Kids Creche and the Community Hall will hold a fundraising Vintage Run on Sunday May 26– Registration from 11.00am costing €20.00 – All Types of Vehicles most welcome. Family activities and refreshments to take place in the Community Hall after the run is launched at 12.00.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch.  September 24—October 2.  For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.

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