ST MUNCHIN’S COMMUNITY CENTRE: On September 10 St Munchin’s Community Centre held its registration day for enrolment in a vast variety of classes. All morning the Centre was busy with people eager to join up for their chosen subjects which included – Local History, Guitar, Spanish for Beginners, Stress Management, Furniture Restoration, Creative Writing, Crochet, Card and Jewellery Making, and Flower Arranging. Added to that diverse choice were the very popular and much in demand keep-fit courses – Exercise over 55’s, Step Aerobics, Line Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Aqua Aerobics, and to calm the spirit, Yoga.
Helen, Susan and their staff then had the unenviable job of allocating places to the applicants, who will be notified shortly as some classes are due to begin this month.
While the Centre is busy and vibrant with various events happening throughout the summer months, people are especially glad to avail of the services on offer to while away the dark evenings which are fast approaching.
It is not necessary to be attending a class to use the Centre, everyone is welcome to come and go as they please. I would say to elderly people living alone who don’t like to venture out at night, to visit during the day and avail of the healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. Relax and enjoy the company – there is always someone to have a friendly chat with.
If instead you would like to have your lunch delivered to your own home please contact the Community Centre at 061-458651
A team of fully qualified professionals operate the Hairdressing Salon and are available Tuesday, Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday, Friday 8.30 am to 6.30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm: Wash and Blow-dry €10; Wash cut and blow-dry €20; Wash cut and colour €40; Upstyles for all occasions – Weddings, Communions, Debs.
LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: On Monday December 16 our parish will host a concert in St Munchin’s Church featuring the ever popular singer Liam Lawton. Also taking part will be the combined choirs of our parish. We are aiming to raise funds to have very necessary work done on St Munchin’s Church. Those of you who frequent St Munchin’s will be aware that our lovely Church is in urgent need of attention so fundraising is of the utmost importance.
Tickets will soon be available at €20 each and how nice it would be to present one to a friend as a Christmas gift. Please spread the word to friends, family and former parishioners.
More information and details on this will be available in the coming weeks.
WEDDING: The marriage took place in St Munchin’s Church of Jennifer Brazil and David Sheehan. Jennifer is daughter of Dolores and Wayne Brazil, of Collins Avenue, Kincora Park. David is son of Majella and Pat Sheehan, Ballynanty. Fr Tony O’Riordan, PP Corpus Christi Parish was the celebrant, while Jackie and Miriam provided the music throughout the ceremony.
The couples’ daughter Chloe, and David’s sister Kayleigh Sheehan were bridesmaids’ Five year Katie O’Doherty cousin of the groom was the very pretty flowergirl. Andrew Sheehan brother of the groom was bestman and Ryan Brazil nephew of the bride was groomsman. Jibs Sheehan cousin of the groom was the pageboy.
Darren Barry and Garry Moore, cousins of the Groom, did the Readings. The Offertory Gifts were presented at the altar by Dolores Brazil and Majella Sheehan mothers of the Bride and Groom.
The couple entertained approximately 110 guests to their wedding reception in the Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon where music was provided by the group “Lolligaggers”
The bride and groom have now returned from their honeymoon in Malta.
ART CLASSES: On Tuesday October 1 Art Classes resumed in St Munchin’s Temperance Hall and will continue each Tuesday at 10 pm. Please contact Mary McCusker in the Family Resource Centre for all other start times of classes – 061-326623.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Are you over fifty-five years, and do you live on the Northside of Limerick City then you may wish to avail of the Meals on Wheels service that is offered by Northside Family Resource Centre, Ballynanty. You can receive hot meals delivered to your home between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. Home cooked dinner plus dessert costs €3. You can request this service by contacting Tracey or Jean on .326623.
ENTITLEMENTS CLINIC: Also in the Northside Resource Centre a Social Welfare Entitlements Clinic will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 am to 1 pm. Mary McCusker at 061-326623 will provide more information.
COLLECTION: The Diocesan Needs Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Your continued generous support is very much appreciated.
ST MUNCHIN’S/ST LELIA’S FOOD PANTRY: Following on the success of last years Food Pantry in our parish, Sr Barbara Jackson together with a team of volunteers is again organising a Food Pantry event. This venture is to give some source of relief to families within our parish who may be in need of support. People with children who have lived life without receiving aid from various charitable agencies but at this present time of cutbacks these families are now having trouble making ends meet.
What is required now are contributions of non perishable items such as cans of stew, box of cereal, pasta, soup etc. These items would be for the Food Pantry and would be distributed weekly to the families. Thank you to all who contributed so generously to the project last year. Donations were received on a regular basis. Please continue to remember those less fortunate than ourselves when doing your weekly grocery shopping and add something extra to your basket and drop the items into the baskets at the back of our Churches.
LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE: Northside Youth Space: Limerick Youth Service accepts Limerick City Council’s decision to postpone the vote re the disposal of lands for the proposed Northside Youth Space, to allow some councillors an opportunity to become more informed on the matter.
‘We respect the councillor’s decision and look forward to a positive outcome at October’s meeting,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, Limerick Youth Service.
‘This issue is simply about giving our young people a proper space to engage in youth work,’ continued Ms. Kelly.
The Northside Youth Space will bring Limerick Youth Service’s existing northside projects, which currently operate in unsuitable conditions, into one centralised location.
Ballynanty Youth Club, Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project, Northside Youth & Family Intervention Project and the 4th Corner, Northside Youth Café, will all be based in the proposed Youth Space.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist continues to take place every Tuesday in St Lelia’s Church after 10.15 am Mass until 5 pm, and on Wednesdays in St Munchin’s Church after 9.30 am Mass until 5 pm.
DEATHS: We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of the following parishioners who died recently – PHYLLIS RYAN nee Ledger, Browns Quay, Thomondgate. Wife of the late Joseph. She is survived by her sons Michael, Noel, Joseph, Kevin, Danny, Gerard and Anthony, daughters Jennifer, Rose and Annette, brothers Geoff, Danny, Bertie, Jim and Garry, sisters Ann and Francis, grandchildren and extended family. Removal took place from Crosses Funeral Home on Tuesday evening to St Munchin;s Church with Burial on Wednesday in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Munchin’s.
MARY MURPHY nee Fitzgerald, Herbert Grove, Castletroy View and late Priory Park, Clancy Strand. Survived by her partner Paul, brother Patrick, sisters Marguerite and Gearodin, sister-in-law Josephine, niece Megan, nephew Jack relatives and friends. Removal from Thompsons Funeral Home on Tuesday to St Munchin’s Church. Burial took place in Relig Mhuire Cemetery, Askeaton following Requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.