Our Lady of the Rosary Jan 25

NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: We now know the venue for our upcoming All Ireland Semi Final versus Portumna. The game will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles on February 8 at 5pm. A big support will once again be needed, so we urge all our supporters to mark their diaries for that date. The team are working hard in training and are looking forward to the game. We wish Adrian Breen wel,l in his recovery from a recent injury.

NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: We now know the venue for our upcoming All Ireland Semi Final versus Portumna. The game will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles on February 8 at 5pm. A big support will once again be needed, so we urge all our supporters to mark their diaries for that date. The team are working hard in training and are looking forward to the game. We wish Adrian Breen wel,l in his recovery from a recent injury.

Congratulations to the lads involved with Ard Scoil Ris, who made short work of Templemore in the Harty Cup Quarter Final last Friday. Best wishes in the semi-final, which will take place on Saturday, February 1, where our opponents and the venue have yet to be confirmed.

Hard luck to our camogie players involved with Laurel Hill’s first venture in the Munster Camogie A Finals. Unfortunately, St Flannans proved too strong on the day, but no doubt the experience will stand to our girls in the future. Best wishes to our Chairman Timmy O Connor, who hangs up his working boots this week. This will no doubt free up his time and allow him more time in the club and the kitchen. We wish him well.

LIMERICK WALKING CLUB: Limerick Walking Club will meet in Na Piarsiagh GAA Club, Caherdavin every Satuday at 11.30am and all walks commence at 12 noon.You can also go to Cratloe Woods at 11.30am and walk for 5 miles with the group. The club also meet at 11.30am each Sunday at the carpark in the University of Limerick. If you can’t make any of these dates, please come along to Fenesseys Bar in New Street on Wednesday evenings at 7.30, where you will meet a group who enjoy a good walk and a cup of tea afterwards. All new members are welcome. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there.

PARISH NEWS: Villiers School has recommenced technology classes for senior citizens. You are invited to attend at the school on the North Circular Road on Wednesdays from 11.50am to 12.50pm for lessons on using new technology. Old friends and new members are most welcome.

The Dominican Biblical Institute, Upper Cecil Street, Limerick will offer a course on Inter-Religious Dialogue for six Tuesday evenings before Lent and for three Tuesdays after Easter. It will begin with a short overview of inter-religious dialogue in the Church to date. This will set the context, for how we approach Judaism and Islam – to appreciate them as faiths in the One God and in their likeness and differences in relation to Christian faith. The course will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm. Course Director is Sr. Jo O’Donovan RSM. Her recent book,

“Understanding Differently”, considers Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, and Christianity’s relationship and dialogue with them.

Do you, or someone you know, need help and support with someone else’s drug/alcohol/gambling addiction or abuse? Bushypark Treatment Centre (a Clarecare service) offers weekly FREE Family Support Programmes in Ennis and in Limerick. These are drop in services, so no need to phone ahead or book a place. Just come! Tea/Coffee/Biscuits will be provided. Counsellor & Facilitator Led. Ennis: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.30 pm Clarecare 13.

Limerick: Tuesdays 8pm to 9.30 pm, at the Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. Wednesdays 3.45pm to 5.15pm, at the Ana Liffey Drugs Project Building, The Fairgreen, Limerick.

The Salesian Infant school is now enrolling for 2014-2015. Enrolment for children in

the parish is now closing, as there is a waiting list for children from outside the parish. If you are living in the parish and have a child/children who will be 4 years of age on or before 1 September 2014, please enrol them now. Closing date for same is Friday, February 7. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate with you.

ARD SCOIL RÍS 50TH YEAR CELEBRATIONS: The Parents Council of Ard Scoil Rís extends a warm welcome to past Parents Council members, to join them for a Social Occasion and Tour of the new school building on Sunday, January, 26. We look forward to meeting you to discuss stories of times past and view some memorabilia and photos on display. Venue: Ardscoil Rís, North Circular Road. Time: 3pm to 4.30pm. For further information, please telephone 087 2848 155, 086 8184 616 or 087 284 1238.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three month’s notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.

LIMERICK LGBTQ PRIDE FESTIVAL EGM: An Extraordinary General Meeting has been called by the Limerick LGBTQ Pride Committee, to take place on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm, in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick. The EGM has been called to address the following points: *Election of Limerick LGBTQ Pride Secretary *Financial Update *Formation of Limerick LGBTQ Pride Community Forum *Constitutional Amendments Full details are available on: www.limerickpride.ie

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: This alternative form of prayer, takes place each Monday evening in Our Lady Of The Rosary Church, after Adoration at 7 pm. Many thousands of people all over the world have found their spiritual lives enriches by the practice of Christian Meditation. Christian Meditation has been practiced since the foundation of the Church and was reintroduced by the late John Main, who was a Benedictine monk. We say a prayer word, which we call a mantra and this word is repeated, all during the meditation. A difficulty for people are the constant distractions - we do not fight them; we treat them as background noise. Maybe you have attempted Meditation on some previous occasion, but do not be discouraged, as each attempt is regarded as a new beginning. The goal of Meditation is to keep The Lord Jesus, in Reverence in our hearts and to be open to His Presence in silence and stillness. Meditation helps people to be in a state of empathy with God. The weekly meeting, helps people in the daily practice of Meditation in their lives.

CALL FOR SCHOOL BOOKS: As the need for school books in good condition never ends, The Indira Initiative would be very grateful for donations of PRIMARY, SECONDARY and THIRD LEVEL textbooks for ALL subjects. Our office is located on 72 O’Connell St., Limerick City. For further information, please telephone 061 596 005.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: There will be a Blood Donor Clinic in the Greenhills Hotel, Caherdavin on Tuesday, January 28 from 5pm to 8pm.

OPEN MIC POETRY: Please come along to the White House Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick. Every Wednesday the White House Bar is transformed into a centre of culture, as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan - behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. The readings have provided an open and supportive venue, for countless poet’s to perform their work and has fostered a community of poetry. These Readings are preceded by an Open Mic Session, in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and there is free admission. For further information, please telephone 061 329 218 or 086 865 494, or Email: barneysheehan1@eircom.net

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY PARISH RADIO SYSTEM: Towards the end of Sunday Masses, the celebrant priest calls the Minister of the Eucharist to the altar. These Ministers distribute Holy Communion to our parishioners, who are not physically able to come to church ceremonies. These parishioners will already have participated in the Sunday Mass, via their radio sets in their homes. Our system is in operation since 2001. In 2006, this equipment was licensed. We are restricted to using the system for the following, on a real time basis, service only available on a non-commercial basis and service will not be available for reception on standard domestic receiver.

Our licence is valid for 5 years and we can be found on 27.6 to 27.99 MHz band. This licensing scheme will allow Church and community based organisations throughout the country to cater for parishioners, who are housebound and are unable to attend Church or other community services. A group of experienced parishioners liaise and assist our parish, in installing these radio sets. Interested parishioners may apply for the service by phoning 061 452 517, 061 452 169 or call into the sacristy.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY COELIAC COMMUNION: Anybody who has a Coeliac condition is welcome to receive the Chalice at communion time, when the Ministers of the Eucharist receive at our Masses. Please if possible, inform the Celebrant before Mass begins, so as to make him aware.