CONFIRMATION: On Tuesday last, 14 May, Bishop Brendan Leahy was welcomed to the parish for the sacrament of confirmation. This was Bishop Brendan’s first visit to Cappagh since his ordination and to mark the occasion he, together with the confirmation class, planted a tree in the church grounds, symbolising new life and the growth in faith of the young and newly confirmed people. Thanks to everybody who has helped in any way in preparing the church and grounds for this very special occasion. A very special word of thanks to Ms. Marian Murray, Mr. Cyril Madigan and the teachers and staff in St James’ National School for their commitment and dedication to the education and development of the young people of the parish. Also many thanks to the parents for your support and co-operation in helping to hand on the faith and values to those who are to be confirmed. They are a credit to their parents, families and teachers. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this very important step in their lives.
Those confirmed were: Shauna Murphy, Danielle Young, Ciara Madigan, Jessica O’Connell, Alan McGrath, Aaron Cummins, Darragh Buckley, Lucas Costello, Danielle Condon, Caitlin Mulcaire, Tara Dolan, Caoimhe Dolan, Chloe O’Connell Amanda Giltenane, Katie Mulcaire, Patrick Gallagher, Martin Hallissey, Sophie Shiels, Tarah Hough, Casey Flynn, Séan Brosnahan, Lauren Murphy, Eoin Burke, Conor Kelly, Cathal Kelly, Maeve O’Connor, Joanne Foley, Mairead Barrett, Callum Daly & Rachel Mullane .
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: First Holy Communion will be celebrated in St James Church Cappagh on Saturday 25th May 2013.
MEDJUJORGE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorge departing from Shannon, September 14th to 21st. Fare €639 departing Shannon and half-board accommodation. Further details from John O’Brien. Cooga, Doon, Co Limerick. Tel: 061-380614.
CAPPAGH COMMUNITY CRÈCHE: We are holding a family fun/open day here in Cappagh Community Crèche on Saturday 8 June from 2-5pm. There will be bouncing castles, face painting refreshments and much more on the day. Please come along for a great day out.
IRISH CLASSES:Ar mhaith le do pháiste/pháistí Gaeilge a fhoghlaim trí cluichí, cómhrá agus craic??
Would your child/children like to improve their oral Irish through games, chat and fun with children their own age?? Well now is your chance!! The next series of fun Irish language classes will commence in Kilbeha on Tuesday, April 16thth.
This class will cater for 3rd-6th class pupils and will be facilitated by Denise Lyons and will be run on a Tuesday evening 8-8.45pm or Wednesday evening 7-7.45pm. Cost is €50 for 6 weeks. If interested please contact 0872467022by call or text and state which day you would prefer. Please note: If required, additional classes may be provided to cater for larger numbers.
NANTENAN GRAVEYARD: The clean up of Nantenan Graveyard is continuing each Monday at 6pm. Grass cutting and a general tidy up. Help would be greatly appreciated from anyone who has graves in Nantenan.
SOCIAL CLUB: TheAlzheimer 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 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 061-313456if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am.