Queen of Peace Aug 31

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir will resume practising on Tuesday, September 3 from 8-9pm in the Church. New members are very welcome.

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir will resume practising on Tuesday, September 3 from 8-9pm in the Church. New members are very welcome.

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 and 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 at 8pm

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 donated copies of ‘A Dubious Destiny’ for us to sell at only €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.

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.

CARE & REPAIR: A team of volunteers who do home repair jobs free of charge for older people and people with disabilities in Queen of Peace are to extend their services. John Keane said they will be expanding to cover Southill/ Carew/ Kincora areas.

If you’d like support from Care & Repair or to volunteer contact John at St Munchins’ Family Resource Centre on 0876731314 or e mail limerickcitycareandrepair@gmail.com

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 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

LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE: You are invited to partake in a 6 week course on ‘Performance Poetry and Spoken Word Artists’ facilitated by Dave Rock. It commences on Wednesday September 25 from 7-9.30pm at our centre in 12 Barrington Street, Limerick. This course will explore all aspects of both creating ‘performance poetry’ and feeling alive and expressive onstage. All poetry can be delivered with more aliveness. Whether you want to write ‘performance poems,’ simply want to deliver your work with more confidence, or to step into being a totally different kind of performer, this course can get you there. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, this course can help you get to the next level.

We will build up all the elements of being alive and expressive onstage over the six weeks, using simple exercises, using our own work and others,’ and developing everything through direct experience. The flow of the course will be moulded to the experiences and needs of the participants, and there will be space to work with any and all specific desires. This extended immersion offers you the chance to transform what you do, with lasting impact.

These are skills and capacities that will benefit every aspect of your life, beyond the moment when you deliver your work to an audience.

The numbers are strictly limited so booking only in advance. The cost for the six weeks is €120.00 (€110.00 concession). To book contact Dominic at 087 2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

CULTURE NIGHT: Culture night is almost here again and The Limerick Writers’ Centre is holding a public recitation of classic poetry in Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre in association with Quay Books. If you would like to take part and recite your favourite classic poem (or know someone interested) please let me know. Remember these poems must be recited from memory.

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Do you need to build your self-confidence or learn and practice the Public Speaking skills required to effectively express yourself at Interviews, Meetings, Presentations, Negotiations and Social Occasions? This can be done in a unique friendly, cost efficient and supportive learning environment.

The Limerick Toastmasters 2013 / 2014 season starts with a demonstration meeting on Monday,September 9 at 7:45pm in the Arthur Room (2nd Floor) at the Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick City. All guests are welcome, free of charge and there is Free nearby parking. Just bring yourself, a few friends and enjoy the evening.

Phone: 087-6093726

Website: www.limericktoastmasters.com

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