BISHOP LEAHY VISITS CROOM AND BANOGUE: On Tuesday last Bishop Brendan Leahy Blessed the new extension of Banogue National School. It was a special day for the parish when the new extension to the local school was blessed. The construction to the new extension of the school shows an interest in further developing the education of the students of the parish of Banogue. It was a special say for the parish with our new Bishop blessing the new school extension.
BISHOP LEAHY VISITS THE OLD SCHOOL: Bishop Leahy met with the various parish committees Adoration committee, Baptism preparation team, board of Management, choir, cleaners, collectors, Finance committee, Graveyard maintenance, Ministers of the Eucharist, Pastoral council, Parents association, Pioneers, Prayer group, Readers, St. Joseph’s young Priests society, St. Vincent de Paul, Visitation group, Staff of schools and parishioners.
LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICES: Are you over 18 and interested in helping out with your local Youth Club, Youth Café or one of Limerick Youth Service’s many youth projects? Limerick Youth Service is holding an Open Information Evening this Thursday, November 14th at The Factory, Southside Youth Space, Galvone Rd, Limerick from 18:00-20:00hrs. Eoin O’Meara-Daly, Volunteer Co-ordinator, will be on hand to answer your questions and outline the many types of volunteering opportunities available at one of Ireland’s leading youth work providers. Volunteer Induction Training Programme is a two hour four week programme that equips volunteers with the skills required to engage with and support young people,’ explained Mr. O’Meara-Daly. After the first class, the training will continue on consecutive Thursdays, November 21 and 28 respectively. The final session, to be held on Thursday, December 5 is a mandatory Child Protection Training programme. Volunteer Application and Garda Vetting Forms will be on the night or can be downloaded from our website at www.limerickyouthservice.com/volunteers . For more information please visit the above link or contact Eoin O’Meara-Daly or Dermot Troy 061-412444.
MANISTER DRAMA: Manister Drama Group are currently busy at rehearsals for their next round of comedy drama to cheer up those dark winter nights for anyone who would like a laugh ( well that’s everyone then!). They are staging over two weekends “Awake in the West” by M.J. Ginnelly in Manister Hall on Saturday and Sunday November 23/24 and Saturday and Sunday November 30/ December 1 at 8pm. All involved in Manister drama are thrilled to have Nigel Mercier as director once more. Nigel is a highly acclaimed actor in his own right as well as director so all members both old and new have the benefit of Nigel’s experience and expertise not to mention talent. This year’s performance has a great mixture of experience and newcomers. Set in a country house in the west coast of Ireland, the play centres around the recently departed Tom Healy (Reg Turner). Dr. John (Stephen Murphy ) informs the family of his last wishes. After a life floating in drink it’s almost no surprise that his final wish is to float eternally…by being buried at sea that is!! How will his daughter Mary (Mary Stenson ) and son Martin (James Griffin), Tom’s old drinking partner Barney (Stephen Cregan), Barney’s long suffering wife Margaret (Marcella Byrnes), the love struck neighbour Joan (Joanne O’Donnell) and Fr. Cassidy (John Cregan) deal with the chaos that follows. Throw in the parish’s nosey parker Rose (Lena Neville), who will stop at nothing to get a “souvenir” of Tom and we mean nothing! Mayhem, fun and laughter will arise. This is a fast paced comedy and has a great night’s entertainment in store for the audience, see you there for all the laughs! Saturday and Sunday November 23/ 24 and Saturday and Sunday November 30/ December 1 at 8pm Manister Hall.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for John and Mary Lordon, Feenagh, at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Sat. 9th Nov. The anniversary for Michael and Agnes O’Brien, Dohora, at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Banogue Sun. 10th Nov. The anniversary mass for Patrick and Catherine O’Donovan, and their sons Liam and Vincent, St. Senan’s Tce., at St. Mary’s Church, Croom Sun. 10th Nov.
MONSTER BINGO: A Monster Bingo organised by Croom United and Croom Senior Citizens took place at Croom Community Centre on Sunday last. There was €1,000 X 2 Jackpots. There was a total of €4,500. The day was well supported.
BRIAN BOUGHEN RIP: The death took place recently of Brian Boughen Rathbranagh House Croom. He is survived by his wife Eilish nee Bennett, sons James, Brian, daughter Siobhan, son-in-law, grandchildren, sister, brother- in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. His remains reposed at his residence from 4-7p.m. His remains was removed for Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church Croom, burial took place to Reilig Mhuire, Croom.
CROOM COMMUNITY GAMES: Croom/Banogue/Manister Community Games held their annual AGM meeting on Wednesday last November 6. The following officers were elected on the night. Chairperson Marian Lyons, Secretary Mairéad O’ Connor, Treasurer Grainne Mangan, PRO Breda O’ Dwyer, Child Protection Officer Sharon Dunworth, Committee members, Denis Sheerin, Sheila Cagney, Rose Reidy, Sharon Dunworth and Helen Brennan. The competitions are open to all children Under 16 years of age. Competitions, age groups and closing dates are as follows. U13 Indoor Soccer 20thNov; U10Indoor Soccer 4th Dec; U8 to U16 Model making 4th Dec; U10 Handwriting 4th Dec; Primary School Quiz 4th Dec; U8 to U16 Art 4th Dec; U10, U12 & U14 Draughts 15th Jan’14; U12 & U16 Chess 15th Jan 14; U14 Quiz 15 Jan 14; U13 & U16 Choir 15th Jan 14; Primary School Choir 15th Jan 14; U11, U13 & U16 Project 5th Feb 14; U10,U12,U13& U14 Talent 5th Feb 14; U15 Culture Corner 5th Feb; U16 Variety 5th Feb. Anyone who would like to take part in any of
the competitions please contact Secretary Maireád O’Connor on 087 6373780. Next meeting on November 27th at 8pm.
CROOM BORD NA NOG FUN DAY: Croom Bord na nóg will hold a family fun day on Nov 17 in the community centre from 3 to 5pm. The Senior and Minor Championship Cups will be there and people will have an opportunity on the day to meet some of the players and get photos and autographs. For the very first time the club are having a very special enrolment of the U6’s to the club. The club would like to invite all children and parents of all underage teams and parishioners to come along on the day. There will be goodie bags for all underage teams. There will be music and light refreshments served. Croom Bord na nÓg have put together a very special DVD containing a collection of photos of the underage teams during the past few years showcasing their achievements and outings including Feile 2013 and U12’s in Croke Park which will be on sale on the day. Please come along and show your support for the children and their club.