Mar 30

John O’Gorman

Reporter:

John O’Gorman

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday March 23: There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips to David Dolan, Peter Kelly c/o B. Kelly, Joe Gleeson, Sinead and Chris Enright. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,150.

LOTTO: The Kilcornan Lotto results for Saturday March 23: There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips to David Dolan, Peter Kelly c/o B. Kelly, Joe Gleeson, Sinead and Chris Enright. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,150.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word for Easter Ceremonies are Kathleen Hayes for Holy Thursday. Helen Meade, Kathleen Kelly and Liam Walshe for Good Friday.

Tim O Donoghue, Katie Shiels, Margaret O Leary, Sheila O Hara and Patricia Dundon for Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Kathleen Kelly for Easter Sunday.

Eucharistic Ministers:Kathleen Hayes and Nora Murphy for Holy Thursday, Helen Meade and Nora Murphy for Good Friday, Mary O’Neill and Margaret O’Leary for Holy Saturday, Ita O’ Shaughnessy and Helen Meade for Easter Sunday.

The arrangements for the Easter Ceremonies at St. John the Baptist Church are Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm. Good Friday the Passion at 3pm and Stations of The Cross at 8. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at 9pm. Easter Sunday the usual 11am Mass.

The Pastoral Council: will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church on Thursday April 18. The Mass is intended, to be a symbol of Thanksgiving to everyone in the Parish and Community, everybody is invited. More detail will be on these notes in the coming weeks.

CHURCH OF IRELAND: The Easter Ceremonies will be as follows; Wednesday March 27 Service in Castletown at 8 pm. Thursday 28, The Last Supper, Service in Askeaton at 8 pm. Saturday 30, First Solemn Eucharist of Eastertide Service in Castletown at 10.30pm and Easter Sunday Service in Askeaton at 10am.

LOURDES: Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013; The Lourdes Office is now open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St., Limerick Tel 061-314111. The fares for this year are as follows: pilgrims €699 and for an Invalid €599 this is inclusive of travel insurance. Invalid forms are available from the Lourdes Office.

The Pastoral Council will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church on Thursday April 18. The Mass is intended to be a symbol of Thanksgiving to all the people of the Parish and Community, everybody is invited. More detail will be on these notes in the coming weeks.

PRESENTATION: The Stonehall Harriers Hunt and Kilcornan Community Council will present a cheque, the proceeds of the recent successful sponsored ride in Kilcornan, to The Share a Dream Foundation on Thursday next March 28, in the Coach Inn at 9pm. All welcome.

RACE NIGHT: The Community Development Committee held a very successful Race Night in the Coach Inn recently to raise funds for the new Astra Turf development which is well underway. There was compensation for the organisers for their hard work as the Race Night programme was doubly sponsored and the crowd turned up. The locals by their support showed there is goodwill towards the development. However it was the support of our exiles that was most encouraging. For example Don, Irene, Craig, Pete and Kylie Madigan from Brisbane, Fr. John Madigan from Seattle, John McCarthy from Perth, Rurai Maher from Brisbane, Michael John and Donal O’Shaughnessy from Edinburgh and Canberra along with many others all sent their support. Fr. John in his message reminisced on bygone days and on his return visits down the years saw each succeeding generation adding their mark to improve our Community and clearly the present generation are no different. One message in the Race Book is to the newest venture in Kilcornan from the oldest Parishioner namely Margaret Madigan a great supporter of all things Kilcornan.

WEST LIMERICK RESOURCES: Old and old-fashioned furniture (excluding sofas and mattresses) and older broken tiles and plates are wanted for a new Newcastle West based furniture up-cycling and mosaic-making training course for people who are unemployed. This training course will train people to restyle old but solid furniture so that it can be re-used. Pick-up of the furniture can be arranged at a cost of €5 per trip. Only usable furniture can be taken. To discuss or to arrange a pick-up contact Trevor at West Limerick Resources on 069 77752

LIAM LAWTON: If you missed Fr. Liam Lawton’s concert in Kildimo recently you will have another opportunity to see him On Sunday April 21st at 8.pm in Caherconlish as he performs in Concert in our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish. Fr. Liam will be joined by local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. This concert is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council.

Tickets cost €20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on (087) 1363747 or email: Philomenamartin_619@hotmail.com.

AUCTION: O’Donovan & Associates, North Quay, Newcastle West, are holding their annual Antique and Vintage Auction this Easter Saturday at 11am. Included in the auction is the original Victorian copper and brass shower from Newcastle West Fever Hospital. A 1949 Ford Prefect, an original R&F KEANE CAPPOQUIN cast iron seat and an original Penny Farthing bicycle are just some of the highlights to this once in a year auction. A large selection of Furniture, Waterford Crystal, jewellery, antiques and collectibles complete the auction. This really is an auction not to be missed. Contact Pat on 087 9977340.