Queen of Peace Sept 7

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir practice on Tuesdays from 8-9pm in the Church. New members are very welcome.

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir practice on Tuesdays from 8-9pm in the Church. New members are very welcome.

PIANO: Piano tuition is available in the parish on Saturdays. Beginners of all ages are welcome. For more information contact Yvonne at 087 6192561.

MASS BOOKINGS: The Mass book for 2014 will be available in the second week of September. You can book masses from January- December 2014. Please note: Weekend masses are shared. Month’s mind masses are added onto weekend masses. Monday morning mass is reserved for ‘People of the Parish’. Fifteen masses are offered for ‘All Souls’ during the year.

MEALS ON WHEELS: Queen of Peace, Meals on Wheels run 5 days a week and the cost is only €3 for dinner and a dessert. If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the service please ring Siobhán on 061481490 or 0871256619

GALVONE N.S.: A Clothing Bank is now available in Galvone NS school car park to help with fundraising for the school. It is suitable for used/ unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags. It will be available to the community during school hours.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT: A charity called ‘ The Indira Initative’ based at 72, O Connell Street offers one to one tuition and discounted books and uniforms for primary, secondary and third level students. They are seeking donations of uniforms and books in good condition as well as communion and confirmation clothing, DVD’s, toys, shoes and accessories. For more information check out www.facebook.com/IndiraInitative

CHIROPODY: People over 66 with a medical card requiring chiropody services can contact Valerie Greene, office manager, Carebright on 061-383863

TIDY TOWNS: Janesboro Tidy Towns group have been doing a fabulous job all throughout the summer.

Congratulations to them on qualifying once again for the ‘Going for Gold’ Final, which they won last year. Take a stroll locally and see their hard work.

They are running a ‘Tidiest Street/ Avenue’ Competition. There will be adjudication under various categories – control of weeding, absence of litter, individual front garden, planting, upkeep and general tidiness. The winners will be announced at a planned Community Day – Date to be confirmed.

They meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm outside Queen of Peace School to weed and clean the streets.

New members are always welcome. If interested phone 0894667651. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.

ALCOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS: The Sarsfield Group meets in the Maldron Hotel, Lough Gur room, 3rd floor every day. The times are: Sunday, 11am & 4pm; Monday & Tuesday, 1pm & 6pm; Wednesday, 11am & 6pm; Thursday, 1pm & 6pm; Friday, 1pm; Saturday, 11am.

The O Connell Street Group meet in the Augustinian church basement on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1pm. A Polish speaking group meet at the same venue on Thursdays

PRAYER GROUP: The Good Shepherd prayer group meet on Tuesdays in their house on the Roxboro Road. They meet at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.

ACTIVE AGE GROUP: The Queen of Peace Active Age group has re-opened after the summer break. They meet on Wednesdays at 3pm in the Janesboro FC house. All are welcome- old and new members.

POSITIVE AGEING WEEK: Positive Ageing week takes place from Friday, September 27 to Saturday October 5. Age Action is asking individuals and groups to join in the festivities by organising an event. For further information contact Lorraine Murphy at 01 4756989 or lorraine.murphy@ageaction.ie

SILVER SURFERS: Would you like to nominate an older person in Limerick who has embraced new technology? Age Action and Google are trying to find Limerick’s top “Silver Surfer”. Forms to be filled in by September 15 on www.ageaction.ie/silversurfer

M.S. LIMERICK: Maureen Sparling affectionately known as ‘The Parish Poet’ and a local correspondent in this paper has generously donate €5.

All proceeds go to MS Society, Limerick.

If anyone would like a copy, please let me know or call into our Mid West Office on Saint Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle.

Table quiz: There will be a table quiz in the Brunch Cafe, Upper William Street on September 11 to support MS Limk. Table of 4- €20. Great prizes, a raffle and special guests guaranteed. Also first tea and biscuits are free.

CLARE’S WISH: A Limerick man, Kevin Clancy, has founded Ireland’s only charity organisation to grant once in a lifetime wishes to both adults and children. The charity will be launched in Thomond Park on Saturday, October 12. For further information Google ‘ Clare’s Wish Foundation’.

SET DANCING: Monaleen GAA club resume classes on Thursday September 12. Beginners- 7-8pm, Advanced 8-9.15pm. All welcome

DÓCHAS: Dóchas (Hope for people with Autism) acknowledges the very generous contributions to them from the parishioners. They welcome all donations of clothing, bric-a-brac-and toys. They have just moved to new premises at 14, Parnell Street and your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Contact them on 061 315566. Anyone needing information or direction regarding services for people with autism should make contact with Dóchas, email: dochas@eircom.net or contact their liaison worker at anne.oconnor@dochas.net.

LEGION OF MARY: The Legion of Mary, Rosa Mystica Presidium has been active in the parish for 58 years. 6 members visit the housebound, those in nursing homes and St Camillus Hospital. They could do with some more members and volunteers. Call to the Resource Centre any Tuesday night between 7-8pm.

LIMERICK WOMENS’ NETWORK: If you know of anyone who is receiving a Job Seekers payment please let them know of this upcoming course. €10.00 participant fee will be paid for every session attended to assist with travel expenses and tea and coffee will be provided.

WORK MATTERS: This course will provide women an opportunity to examine a changed workplace culture and develop skills in a supportive environment. Participants will be assisted in the preparation of individual goal plans. DATES: September 23 & 30; October 7, 14 & 21; November 4, 11, 18 & 25; December 2. They will be held at LIMERICK WOMEN’S NETWORK, Unit 2 Sarsfield Gardens, Moyross from 10-1pm. Contact Liz Price 061 275970 Mob 0873283746 or Email lplplink7@gmail.com