St Nicholas’ Oct 12

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN AND PARENTS: Last Monday evening we had the enrolment of these children who will be preparing for their First Penance and First Holy communion over the coming months.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN AND PARENTS: Last Monday evening we had the enrolment of these children who will be preparing for their First Penance and First Holy communion over the coming months.

FOR 16 – 20 YEAR OLDS: There will be a huge gathering for all young people aged 16—20years in the Greenhills Hotel on Saturday 12 October. 1.30—5.00p.m.

This is organised by the Thomond Cluster which comprises of the following parishes:

St. Nicholas, Parteen / Meelick, Our Lady of the Rosary, Caherdavin, Cratloe, St. Munchin’s, Corpus Christi and St. Mary’s. We expect a huge turn out for this gathering in FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP.

It will be led by Elation Ministries—a group of young people who travel the country spreading the Good news of the Gospel through sharing their stories, lots of music and fun. Refreshments will be provided. As we need to know numbers it is important that those attending give their name to their school Chaplain, or Fr. Derek or Sr. Dympna. Look forward to a GREAT event just for you!

CONFIRMATION PARENTS: There will be a meeting for all parents of children preparing for their Confirmation this Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.30p.m. in our Parish Centre.

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

PARISH VISITATION: This is currently taking place in Carraig Midhe and parts of Westbury and Athlunkard not visited in April.

MILFORD CHARITY SHOP: Milford Care Centre have opened a Charity Shop at 22 Thomas Street. They are looking for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags and unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac etc. Contact Aeilish on 0868366846 from 9.30 – 5p.m. Monday to Saturday.

STAND FOR LIFE: All are invited to witness for Life a the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, as we demand that the current abortion law is repealed. Be part of an unstoppable movement bringing Ireland back to life this Saturday October 12 at 6pm. at the South Court Hotel, Limerick.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11amm. and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11.00 a.m.

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

VOLUNTEERING WITH VIDES Ireland: If any person between 20 and 40 years of age would like to experience life on the Missions for at least six weeks during 2014 please contact Sr. Dympna (061 348510) who co-ordinates VIDES Ireland—an NGO developed by the Salesian Sisters to offer young people an opportunity to experience life in a Third World country. A mission in Assam, India would love Volunteers from February onwards.

CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE: The annual Limerick Diocesan Charismatic Conference will be on this weekend 11 – 13 October in the Crescent College, Dooradoyle. The main speaker will be Fr. Jim McManus CSsR. Opening Mass this Friday at 8.00p.m. Saturday 10.00-6.00p.m. and Sunday 10.00 – 6.00p.m.

PARISH GATHERING: Our annual Parish Gathering will be on Monday 21 October. Our focus this year will b e on the various groups in the parish – listening to them and hear ideas for future development and resources. This will take place in our Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

OXFAM FUND-RAISING CONCERT FOR SYRIA: “Songs for Syria” at the Strand Hotel on Tuesday October 22 at 8pm. This promises to be a very s[special evening featuring songs from Broadway and the West End Musicals. Performances by Denise Broderick, Ian McGlynn, Dave Griffin, Cathy McGlynn, Richie Hayes, Judy O’Connor and Jean McGlynn. Tickets cost €15 and are available from the Oxfam Shop, William Street. Or call 061 413244 or 0857406822. All proceeds will go directly to the Syrian Crisis Appeal. Please come along and support. You will be delighted!”

ST. MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE FASHION SHOW: St Munchin’s College in association with The Holman Lee Agency proudly present its Fashion Show on Wednesday October 16th at 7:30pm at The Strand Hotel. All proceeds from the night will go to support the Colleges further development - specifically the development of a virtual learning environment for enhanced student learning and the provision of additional dressing rooms to support PE and extra-curricular activities. Tickets for this evening of high fashion are available from the school office at €10. The office is open daily or can be contacted by phone at 061 - 348922 or email at

LIMERICK VOLUNTEER FAIR: This Saturday October 12 in Limerick City Hall. 1 – 5pm the theme of this year’s fair is “Believe in Limerick” and continues to promote and celebrate Volunteerism and active citizenship across Limerick.

DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTION: Trocaire door to door fundraisers will be in our area for a couple of days during October and November. These fundraisers will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing a navy Trocaire polo shirt and jacket and will be carrying photo ID.

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

PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn 7 11 15 26 NO WINNER.

Winners of the six lucky dips were: Adam McMahon, Landscape, Clonlara.Jim Fitzgerald, Meelick,

Ger Mulconroy, Parteen, Co. Clare. Niamh & Maeve Ahern, Meelick, Tom O’Brien, Roe East, Ardnacrusha, Shay Kelly, C/O Tail Race Bar, Parteen.

News in brief: Intermediates overcame Clarecastle in Shannon on Saturday. Yes our Intermediates are still in the run for Championship glory. Despite being down a point at the break the lads in the blue and white ran out winners and will be in action again this weekend.

Our u/15’s are in competition this weekend also and we wish them well.