St Nicholas’ Nov 23

BINGO NIGHT: Thursday, November 28. Doors open at 7.30, starts at 8pm sharp. Adults are €10 per book, children half book are only €5. Door prize and raffle will also take place.

BINGO NIGHT: Thursday, November 28. Doors open at 7.30, starts at 8pm sharp. Adults are €10 per book, children half book are only €5. Door prize and raffle will also take place.

MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays., Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.

25TH LIMERICK SCOUTS: Table Quiz

In aid of local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures, O’Driscolls Corbally Bar Friday 29th of November at 8:30 Cost: €40 per table (€10 per person)-Bring a team of 4 or come on your own- we’ll get you on a team!! A raffle will be held on the night with lots of spot prizes. For more information or to pre book tables please contact Paul: 085-220 9676, Ger: 087-2380313 or Mike: 086-8064179

CAN YOU SPARE A LITTLE TIME TO HELP: We are looking flower arrangers, and volunteers to help with the cleaning of St. Munchin’s College Chapel, at a time that will suit those who are interested. If you can give even a half hour please contact Fr. Derek or one of the ladies involved.

COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR: We urgently need male voices to enhance our choir. Now would be an ideal time to join as we start rehearsing our Advent and Christmas programmes. If you are interested contact John 346664/085 7406822

ST MUNCHIN’S SECONDRY SCHOOL: is organising a mass of Remembrance for all those who have passed away, and for those who have been killed in the recent storm in the Philippines on Thursday Nov 21st at 7.30pm.in St Munchin’s College. All welcome.

GARDA VETTING: All people involved in Church Ministries such as Eucharistic ministers, Choir leaders, Sacristans, Readers etc. must fill in a vetting form which are available in the sacristy in St Nichols church. These must be filled out and returned to Fr Derek as soon as possible.

MEDITATION: Quiet meditation on Tuesday mornings in 3 Oakton Road, Salesian Srs. house. Time: 10.30 am to 11am.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: November is the month when we particularly remember our dead. We are aware that there are quite a number of people in our community who have lost a love one during the year. We also said goodbye to some of our parish members.

And many of us are grieving the loss of loved ones who died perhaps many years ago. Grieving takes a long time.

A special Mass of Remembrance is being prepared to remember all our loved ones. This will be on Thursday 28 November at 7.00pm. in St. Nicholas’ Church.

At this we will have a candle lighting ceremony, prayers and reflections, which we hope, will bring hope, comfort, and peace to man

BEYOND LIFE’S STRUGGLE: How the seasons change, How certain is it that summer gives way to autumn, and the falling of the leaves and the passing of so many things, and the tears of one who grieves. Yet, winter gives way to spring, new hope and life after suffering. And so it is, and certain too the promise of new life for our loved ones gone, no more strains or suffering now. Beyond life’s struggle there awaits only joy. Autumn is a prelude to winter. Some define it as fall, and that is duly noted because of what happens to the leaves, they fall. Autumn is a dignified season, it resonates dignity and grace. The kaleidoscope of colours keeps one looking up and beyond in profound amazement.

CRAFT DISPLAY AND SALE: Will be held in St Nicholas Church, Westbury Saturday November 23 from 4.30—6.30pm. Sunday November 24 from 11a,—2pm. Handcrafted and household items, toys, personal items & Christmas gifts. Made by girls & women in Good Shepherd self-help projects in Thailand, Latin America & African countries.

Please support this very worthy cause.

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church every week from Thursday 7.30p.m. to Friday 7.30p.m

CORBALLY COMMUNITY BRIDGE: Thursdays at St Nicholas’s Parish Centre, Westbury, at 2pm. Newcomers welcome.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: Console is holding a Celebration of Light service in the Augustinian Church, O’Connell St at 4pm on Sunday December 1 to remember loved ones lost to suicide.

PARTEEN/ST NICHOLAS COMMUNITY GAMES 2014: Indoor Trials

Boys & Girls Under 10 (over 8 yrs)

Boys & girls Under 13 (over 10 yrs)

Date : This Sunday 17th November. Time: 2pm.

Venue: Parteen GAA club All Weather Pitch Westbury. Any queries Tel: 087 6902122

COMMUNITY GENACOLO: Community Cenacolo is a Catholic community that helps people overcome addictions. We are based on a 30 acre farm in Knock, Co. Mayo. The Community was started by an Italian nun, Mother Elvira, in 1983 and currently has 60 houses worldwide , accommodating over 2,000 people. The Community life is one of friendship, prayer and work. The young men and women live off divine providence relying on the farm produce. We are recognized by the Church as a private association of the faithful. We are a non-profit organisation and our program is completely free. If you know of anybody who is suffering from addiction and needs help please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website. cenacolocommunityireland@yahoo.ie

SENIOR HELP LINE: Do you need someone to chat to or to listen? Are there days when nobody calls? The Senior Help Line provide a confidential listening service for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. This Help Line is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm and from 7pm to 10pm. The phone number is: 1850 440444.

LIMERICK CHORAL FESTIVAL: The 2014 Limerick Choral Festival will be held on March 7th-9th 2014. Syllabus and Entry Form are now available on our website (http://www.limerickchoralfestival.com). Adjudicators: Dr. Marion Doherty Hayden & Mr. Kevin O’Carroll.; Composer-in-Residence: Dr. Patrick McCormack. Organist-in-Residence: Mr. Daniel Battle. Please note that the closing date for entries is Friday, January 31st - although late entries will be accepted until Friday, February 7th.

PARTEEN / ST NICHOLAS GAA: Results of lotto draw : 1 7 13 19 NO WINNER. Winners of the six lucky dips: Deirdre Hopkins, C/O Mannion Dry Cleamers, Athlunkard Street; Liam Kelly, C/O Meelick Tavern, Meelick; Thomas A O’Connor, Westbury; Mary Dillon Angela Nash, Ardnacrusha Post Office; Aisling Murphy, Westbury and Pat Freda Gleeson, Caherdavin Lawn.