CROOM CELEBRATES BISHOP’S DAY: Four members of the parish of Croom attended the celebration of the Ordination of Fr. Brendan Leahy at St. J0hn’s Cathedral on Sunday last 14th April. The Ordination ceremonies commenced at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday. The Cathedral was packed to capacity to be part of the Ordination church ceremonies. The chief celebrant was Archbishop Dermot Clifford with the attendance of the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Browne. The Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick, Trevor Williams, participated in the ceremony. The parish representatives were Nora Kennedy, Mary Lynch, Pat Kenrick and Milo Spillane. Croom had a big role with the involvement of Fr. Paul Finnerty, Diocesan Secretary who undertook the momentous occasion in the history of the Diocese of Limerick. Fr. Liam Enright Church Road headed up the Choir rendering some beautiful hymns. Many Bishops and Archbishops assisted with the entire priests of the Diocese and Priests from far and wide and overseas. Fr. Joe Kennedy PP Croom and Fr. Eamon O’Brien CC Croom were situated with the religious congregation at the High Altar in the Ordaining of the new Bishop of Limerick. Many former Priests of the parish were present in the large gathering. The former Mayor of Limerick Frank Prendergast was in the seating aisle with the correspondent of the Croom Notes and he joined in the singing of the hymns as it was his former parish church in his growing up days in Limerick City. It brought up memories for Frank of his childhood days attending the Cathedral for the different parish ceremonies, Sunday was one special day for Frank. He did not spare the vocal chords at Sunday’s celebrations of Bishop Brendan Leahy. Leaving the church following the Ordination of the Bishop the Croom scribe met up with a 92 year old woman who stated that it was her third Ordination of a Bishop of Limerick which she attended during her nine decades. The Ordination ceremony was broadcast on the World Wide Web and many of the people of the diocese and our exiles who are domiciled throughout the world were able to view the proceedings of the Ordination. The parish of Croom and the district wish Bishop Brendan Leahy in tending to his flock as Shepherd and Priest of the Diocese of Limerick. Bishop Brendan will have many visits to Croom, Banogue and Manister in administering the Sacrament of Confirmation in the years ahead. The congregation was invited to afternoon tea in the Mary Immaculate College in South Circular Road where the new Bishop mingled with his parishioners of the Diocese.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass of John and Annie Fitzgerald Main St. Croom at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Saturday 13th April. The anniversary mass of Margaret, Sadie and Eileen O’Donoghue Cherrygrove Banogue at SS Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue Sunday 14th 10.00 a.m. The anniversary mass of Mrs. Hannie and Jim Begley their son Larry and daughter Ita St. Senan’s Tce. Prayers for Paddy Kearney Main St. Mrs. Anne Carroll Carrigeen. Month’s Mind mass for Jack Manning Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow and Main St. Croom.
MAIREAD DINEEN ( NEE LOFTUS): The death took place recently in London of Mairead Dineen (Loftus) Chamber Road Kensal Rise, London NW10. Mairead was formerly from Anhid Croom, daughter of the late Bill and Tessy Loftus. Mairead was predeceased by her husband John Dineen in December 2012. Mairead is survived by her daughter Catherine, sons Liam and John, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Mairead was interred in the local cemetery in London following requiem mass.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The first National Pilgrimage to Knock as part of the Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration will take place on this Saturday 20th April. The Apostolate of Adoration are inviting people interested in a wonderful day of talks, workshops, prayer, adoration, rosary, blessing of the sick, eucharistic procession, children and young children’s activities, children’s adoration workshop and mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Brown Apostolic Nuncio, details email email@example.com Bus details Phone Maura Cagney 061397361 Or Dan Riordan at 0863102395
JUVENILE GAA CLUB TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz in aid of Croom GAA Juvenile club will take place on Friday 19th April in Storan’s Bar at 9.00 p.m. Giant raffle on the night with spot prizes galore. This fundraising is to assist in the hosting of the Féile na Gael in Limerick this year. There will be a visiting club where young players will be hosted in Croom during the festive event.
CROOM MACRA: The Monthly meeting was held last Monday night. Lots of exciting events are planned for the month ahead. Members play Tag Rubgy each Thursday in the Bruff Spring League. last Thursday they drew 4-4 with Burkie’s Angels. Well done to Boher Macra who organised a great table quiz last Friday night. Loads of fun was had on the night.
Last but not least a huge congratulations to Aine O’Brien and Seamus McGrath who recently got engaged. Best wishes to you both!
CROOM AND DISTRICT GOLF SOCIETY: The Croom & District Golf Society held their first outing of 2013 at the Adare Manor Golf Course on Sat last. In 1st place was Luke Storan with 42 points, 2nd was Ray Twomey with 40 points & in 3rd place was Liam Ryan with 39 points. The category prize went to Paddy Hynes with 36 points, the front nine was won by Robbie Moloney & the back nine was won by club captain for 2013 Johnny Fitzgerald with 19 points. The next outing is at N.C.W. Golf club on Sat 11th May.
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK ‘73: Charity 5 Km Run/Walk On Saturday April 27th at 7.20 pm 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 thanking you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Regular updates on our Facebook page.