CHURCH NOTICES: Listed readers for this weekend, April 20-21, The Fourth Sunday of Easter Year C are as follows; Saturday at 7pm Dan Riordan, Sunday at 10am P.J.O’Grady, Sunday at 12noon Michael Punch. Eucharistic Ministers, Saturday at 7pm Mary Collins, Mary Bennis and Breda Carroll, Sunday at 10am Michael O’Mara, Mary Enright and Michael Punch, and Sunday at12noon, Seamus Enright, Patricia Barry and Rory Bennis. Please arrange a replacement if you are unable to fulfill any duty allocated to you. The weekly prayer meeting takes place on Monday at 8pm and all are welcome. Items for inclusion in the weekly Parish Newsletter should be handed into the sacristy by 9-30am on Friday or contact Fr. Muiris O’Connor on 353711 or 0866075628. Alternatively they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Patrickswell Church on Saturdays from 8am until 12noon, and in Ballybrown on Wednesday from 6 to 8pm.
CREDIT UNION: A representative of the Limerick Citizens Information Service will once again be in attendance in the Dooradoyle office of MPCC Credit Union on Wednesday, April 24 from 10.30am until12.30pm. This is an outreach service that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month for members who wish to avail of it. Information and advice is available on a broad range of public and social services including health and family matters, social welfare, taxation, housing, consumer affairs and education amongst others. The service is free and confidential, and operates on a drop-in basis with no appointments necessary. MPCC encourages members to avail of this service if you have any queries or concerns regarding public services or your rights and entitlements.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT: The weather relented on Friday morning and we were able to go ahead with the long awaited demonstration of the construction of a raised bed at one of our members’ gardens. It was a wonderful spring morning and all in attendance were grateful to be out in the fresh air and enjoying some exercise, as well as each other’s company. Next week’s class will be another outdoor session, weather permitting of course, to assist with some seed sowing, pruning, and a review of this term’s progress. The planned day trip to Dublin on Saturday was cancelled due to the weather, but will be rearranged for later in the year. Tickets and posters are now being distributed for the Tea Dance which is being held next Sunday, April 28, in the GAA Hall from 3 to 6pm, with music by T.J.Ryan. Admission will be by ticket at a cost of only €6, which can be purchased beforehand or on the door. There will also be a fund raising event for Alzheimers Tea Day in May, the date is yet to be confirmed.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS: Patrickswell Community Council intends to hold a positive living week at the Resource Centre during the last week in May, and would like members of the community to suggest activities and topics which would be of interest during that week. If anyone has ideas which could become part of the Positive Living experience, please contact Teresa at the Resource Centre. A gardening class and an Upcycling Experience have already been suggested by the Active Retirement and Friday Club. If you have any doubt over your rights or entitlements, why not call into Citizens Advice at the Community Resource Centre on Tuesdays 12.30 - 1.30pm. A qualified information officer is available free of charge every Tuesday to answer your queries and questions, the service is totally confidential and no appointment is necessary.
GOLF SOCIETY: The second outing of our 21st Anniversary Year will be held at Rathdowney Golf Club next Saturday, April 27.
THUMP BOXING: for fitness every Wednesday evening in Mungret GAA Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome. For more information contact John on 0879115411
DAFFODIL DAY THANKS: Daffodil day was held on a bitterly cold Friday March 22, but between Patrickswell, Ballybrown and Clarina, €2994 was collected. Mary Bagnell would like to thank everyone who donated to the collection, and the pupils and teachers of Ballybrown and Crecora Schools who brought in bunches of daffodils to be sold on the day. Also a big thanks to Mrs Nori Curtin for donating buckets of daffodils and thanks to Pops and Triona from Kildimo who spent a few hours picking daffodils for the girls in Clarina. She would also like to thank the girls who helped out on the day and who have being doing so for the past 5 years, during which time between Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day €25,715 has been collected which is amazing for a small community.
FASHION SHOW: The annual Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry, Passion for Fashion Show will be held next Wednesday, April 24 at 8pm in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. This year the funds raised will be used to make the school fully wheelchair accessible as there is a first year student starting in September who requires wheelchair access. Lorcan Murray of Lyric FM will be the MC for the night, and tickets can be purchased in advance and are available from the school 061 393105.
CHARITY RUN/WALK: On Saturday April 27, Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. Runners €10 and walkers €5 with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. A special aspect is our “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer, Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it we are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early. We can stall the start to 7.20 pm. We ask you to make a special effort to attend and thank you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.