Cappagh Nov 9

READERS: The reader for 10.30pm Mass, Sunday 10 November, is Pat Walsh.

READERS: The reader for 10.30pm Mass, Sunday 10 November, is Pat Walsh.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: The Blessing of the Graves will take place on this Sunday, 10 November, in Nantinan Graveyard (weather permitting).

NANTINAN GRAVEYARD: The cleanup of Nantinan Graveyard is continuing each Monday at 6pm. Grass cutting and a general tidy up. Help would be greatly appreciated from anyone who has graves in Nantinan.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Rathkeale and District Historical Society will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 8th November at the Community Arts Centre Rathkeale. The topic for discussion and the speaker is: “Brigands, Broaches and Basins: Vikings and the Ardagh hoard”. Dr Catherine Swift, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

CHOIRS: “Stars, Choirs & Carols” have launched a nationwide appeal for choirs and choral societies to join in breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people singing Christmas Carols together in one location. The event will take place in Croke Park Stadium on Thursday, 19 December between 7pm & 9pm and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. In addition to breaking the world record they are hoping to raise money on behalf of both and Choirs and choral societies will be singing for success along with Louis Walsh, The Army no 1 Band, The Dublin Gospel Choir, Celine Byrne & many, many more…… ” RTE will be recording the event and broadcasting a one hour special on Sunday, 22nd December and The Oprah Magazine have been in touch to enquire if the event will be streamed live on the evening!!! Tickets are available from

PARISH HISTORIES: A book on the history of all the parishes in the Diocese will be available to purchase shortly. Cappagh are getting 100 copies of this book. This book is a once off publication and will cost €20, normally would retail at €35. To secure a copy of this publication, please leave your name into the sacristy with €20. Please bear in mind that there is only 100 copies for Cappagh. This book would be a lovely Christmas present.

CONSOLE: Console is holding the annual Christmas ‘Celebration of Light’ service in the Augustinian Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick at 4.00 pm on Sunday, 1 December, to remember loved ones lost to suicide.

AUCTION: Cappagh Community Council and the Methodist Church are holding a joint fundraising auction on Friday 15 November in Cappagh Hall. Viewing starts at 7.30pm and the auction will start at 8pm. Come along and support us! We will also be looking for donations of goods and services suitable for auction. Soft furnishings like sofas and cloth-covered seats do not sell so please do not donate. The same applies to electrical goods as we cannot give a guarantee of safety or any kind of legal undertaking on them. Call Marianne for more details on 0863007709 or watch this space for more details. We are also on Facebook – Cappagh Comm Council.

DOG NIGHT: The Board of Management and the Parents Association are holding a family night at the dogs. This fundraiser is in aid of St. James School, Cappagh on Friday 29 November at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. First Race at 7.45pm. The cost is €10 per adult, U16’s free. Face painting and nail art for younger children. Proceeds from the night are going towards the refurbishment of two school classrooms. Thank you in advance for your support. Look forward to seeing you on the night. Committee members will be selling tickets in the parish over the coming weeks.

CEILI: West Limerick 102FM are holding a Ceili Night in Knockaderry Community Centre on Friday night 22 November starting at 9.30pm. Music by Donie Nolan. Admission€10 and tea/coffee served. Raffle on the night.

FARM SHOP: The Community Council are holding a market of locally grown organic produce – FARM SHOP in the Community Hall on Thursday of each week from 11.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4pm. The Community Council wishes to thank those supporting the shop each Thursday. It has a loyal following, but needs more support from the parish at large to be worthwhile. Profits earned will go towards maintenance of the hall. Please support your local Community Hall.

KEEP FIT: Adult keep fit classes are held every Wed. night in CappaghHall from 7-8pm. Cost €6 per class. Aerobic workout, dance, Zumba, Circuits. All welcome. Kids Classes: Run every Wed. after school, Dance, Drama,& singing all in one class. Age 4-13 yrs. For more info: 087–7718988.

SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodsfield House Hotel, between 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 061-313456if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodsfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am.

WATER SCHEME: There are still a few outstanding payments due. Please bring your invoiced amount to your nearest representative or to Tony Prendiville. All monies will be receipted. Please contact any member of the committee or your nearest representative if you have any query or to submit your payment.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Just a reminder that the 24-hour emergency number is 087-9476844 and is voluntarily manned 24/7 and should be used in case of a heart attack.