Queen of Peace Nov 23

November Liturgy: The annual November Liturgy for the deceased of the parish took place on Sunday 10th November at 11am Mass in Queen of Peace church. Families who have been bereaved within the last year were invited to bring a candle to the altar to remember their loved ones in what was a very special and prayerful ceremony. Susan and the Parish Choir greatly enhanced the liturgy with their singing as always. The parish Bereavement Support Group are to be thanked for their dedication and work throughout the year and in the organising of this very special Liturgy.

November Liturgy: The annual November Liturgy for the deceased of the parish took place on Sunday 10th November at 11am Mass in Queen of Peace church. Families who have been bereaved within the last year were invited to bring a candle to the altar to remember their loved ones in what was a very special and prayerful ceremony. Susan and the Parish Choir greatly enhanced the liturgy with their singing as always. The parish Bereavement Support Group are to be thanked for their dedication and work throughout the year and in the organising of this very special Liturgy.

Christmas Fair: The annual Christmas Fair takes place in Our Lady Queen of Peace School Janesboro on Sunday 1st December from 2-5pm. It is organised each year by the Parents Association who do a tremendous amount of voluntary work for the school throughout the year and will include again this year Santa’s Grotto, spin the wheel a raffle and lots more. Also looking for donations of any unused or unwanted gifts to raise funds for the school. Proceeds will also go to a cause to send a young person to America for cancer treatment. If you would like to book a stall or donate items please contact the school on 311285 or Rachel on 086-1222860.

Piano Lessons: Piano Lessons available in the parish phone Yvonne on 087-6192561 for information.

Dance Hall Conversations: The Limerick Dance Hall scene is set to be relived with a trip down memory lane over the next two weeks. Are you dancing? Limerick Dance halls Project will begin this November with a series of conversations that will be held through the city where Limerick people will be invited to share their memories of the lively dance hall scene that existed in Limerick from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Organised by Creative Communities, a network of local artists, activists and community workers from throughout Limerick City, the dance hall conversations will offer an informal setting for local people to share their memories of the dance hall scene: from the ballrooms and show bands to the dance styles and fashion trends; from bike rides out to The Oyster in Dromkeen,to the Jetland ballroom on the Ennis Road, this exiting scene brought people together, young people from Limerick City and County during a unique period in Irish history.

These conversations are the beginning of a bigger project as part of City of Culture 2014 and we look forward to talking to people about what kind of a showcase event they would like to be part of in 2014. ‘Dance Hall Conversations’ will take place on: Wednesday 27th November in the Boro (Janesboro FC Clubhouse) at 3pm. Please come along and share your memories.

Care and Repair: Limerick Care and Repair is a free minor home repair service for people over 65 and people with disabilities.

If you would like to avail of this service please contact Iris Mockler on 087-3906793 mobile, 061-324703 landline or email to limerickcitycareandrepair@gmail.com

Active Age Group: The annual November Remembrance Mass for deceased members took place on Wednesday 13th at 3pm in the Boro club. All were invited to bring a candle which we placed on the altar before Mass in memory of our past members, their families and friends. Tea and refreshments were served after the Mass. It is good to remember.

On Thursday afternoon some members of the club went to Claughan GAA club hall for an afternoon of music, song and of course dancing as always. It was organised by the Limerick City Co-ordinators and a number of clubs from around the city attended. Tea and refreshments were served and a great afternoon was enjoyed by all.

On the Nail: The Limerick Writers centre presents the December ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering on Tuesday 3rd December 8pm in The Loft Venue @ The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick.

This month our guests are Joe Sweeney and Gene Barry, followed by the Open-Mic.

Joe Sweeney was born in Dublin and graduated from UCD with an honours Master’s Degree in Anglo Irish Literature in 1983. He was a teacher of English and French, until becoming a fulltime writer in 2007. Novelist, short story writer, poet and humourist he has been the recipient of various literary prizes including a first prize in Listowel Writers’ Week, a first prize in The Cross National Short Story Competition, adjudicated by Professor Brendan Kennelly. He was also shortlisted for a Hennessey Award. He has had work published in various outlets including the New Irish Writing Page, A Day in the Life (a short story published by RTE), Orbis, and The Cork Yule Book. His work has been broadcast on RTE radio, and recorded on CD. He was recently shortlisted by Readers Digest and published on their website. He is bringing out a collection of humorous stories and essays in the spring of 2014.

Gene Barry is an Art Therapist, Poet, and a practicing Psychotherapist. He is the founder of Elbow Lane Poetry a bi monthly poetry event held in Fermoy, Co Cork. He is also the chairman and founder of the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. Gene has been published widely both at home and internationally. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals including: The Stony Thursday Book, Revival under the Radar, Euphony, Cyphers, University of Chicago, Irish Examiner, Origami Condom, Douglas Post, The Ranfurly Review, Mad Swirl, Poetry Super Highway, Emara, and Dark Stream. Rebel Poetry published Gene’s Chapbook No Family Tree in 2008.In 2011 Gene was editor of the anthology Silent Voices, a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Millstreet. He additionally edited two anthologies Remembering the Present which was launched in May 2012 and Inclusion which was launched in August 2012.

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along on the night. Admission is free and the night begins at 8pm sharp.

Note: Our special author’s book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc. publicised make sure you are represented at the table. The Limerick Writers centre acknowledges the support of Foras na Gaeilge & The Arts Council of Ireland.

Further information contact: Dominic Taylor at 087-2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Drama Group: BLACKGUARDED: OUR VAGINA DIALOGUES written and performed by Limerick Women Warriors will be staged at 69 O’ Connell Street (formerly the Belltable Theatre) on December 5th at 8pm. Tickets €6. To book: 061-774774 or 061-326623 (Mary Mc Cusker). Also in Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock on December 12th at 8pm(to book: 063-98727).

All proceeds will go to Rape Crisis Mid-West. Over 16s only. Performed by a Community Education Drama group and supported by Northside Family Resource Centre and Limerick City Adult Education Service.