CASTLECONNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Society will host a Spring Historical Tour, on this Saturday, at 2.00 pm. Meeting point will be Glenstal Abbey. Visiting: Cappercullen Mass Rock, Owney Abbey & Clonkeen Church. The tour will be led by Brother Cólmán Ó Clabaig, O.S.B.
Subscription for the tour is €5.00. Supper is available afterwards in Herbert’s Bar, Sallymount. The cost is €20.00 per person.
For more information contact Mr Henry Nash on 086 8785170 or Anne Murphy on 086/2895349.
COMMUNITY GAMES DRAUGHTS COMPETITIONS: Congratulations to Castleconnell/Ahane Community Games under-10 and under-12 draughts teams who participated in the county semi-finals and final in Ballingarry last weekend.The under-10 team lost out to Ballingarry in the final. The under-12 team finished in fourth place . Well done to all team members.
FIRST FRIDAY: As this Friday is the First Friday of the month, Holy Communion will be taken to the sick and the housebound.
CHIROPODY SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: Chiropody Service for senior citizens will be available on this Friday, in the Health Centre, Castleconnell, at 4.30pm.
CASTLECONNELL BOAT CLUB: Cork Head of the River — This weekend saw Eoghan Whittle winning the Men’s junior 16 single scull down in cork. He was 16 seconds over the rest of his field. With his impressive performance at Irish trials 2 weeks earlier securing his position in the final assessment alongside teammate Eoghan O’Connor as well, things look bright for this young star.
DEATH OF TONY HILLIARD: Sympathy has been extended to the wife and family of Patrick Anthony (Tony} Hilliard, The Park Village, Castletroy and formerly of Larch Hill, Lisnagry, who passed away peacefully in St. John’s Hospital, on Saturday last. Tony was laid to rest in Rockvale Cemetery, Newport, after Requiem Mass on Monday last in Our Lady Help of Christians Church. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Moira; daughters, Ann, Pat, Brenda and Carol; brother, Jack; sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: The 57th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon on Wednesday, June 26, returning on Monday, July 1. The cost this year is € 670 per person sharing. Booking forms can be obtained from Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 2410800. Book on line at www.joewalshtours.ie and you will be entered in a draw for 1 free place. A limited number of sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €560. Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John & Paul Presbytery, Shannon, County Clare. For more details see poster in Church porch or the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie
CHURCH NOTICE: Patricia Mitchell will address congregations at the Sunday Masses in Ahane Church at 11.00am, and Castleconnell Church at 11.30am. on this Sunday. The theme: “Growing in faith and Love of God.”
Patricia worked in the area of disability with the Daughters of Charity all her life. She is also committed to Prayer for “intercession for priests” over the last 37years.
APOSTOLIC SOCIETY: This is the time of year when the Apostolic Society makes donations of Sacred Vessels to the Missions. If you would like to remember your departed loved ones, you can purchase a Chalice or Ciborium in their memory. Contact Patsy 377226 or Anne 377146 before April.
ANNUAL CURCH GATE COLLECTION: Castleconnell School Parents Association will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.
THANKS: The Limerick Simon Community wish to express their many thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent church gate collection for homeless people. A total of €767.88. was raised.