EASTER CEREMONIES: In Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, the Easter Ceremonies are as follows- Holy Thursday- Mass of the Lord’s Supper- 6pm
Good Friday- The Passion & Veneration of the Cross – 3pm
Meditation around the Cross – 6pm
Holy Saturday – Confessions 11- 12 noon
Easter Vigil – 8pm
Easter Sunday - Mass at 11am
If you would like to donate flowers or plants to enhance the Easter Garden they would be very much appreciated. Hand them into the sacristy anytime.
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.
ENROLMENTS: Galvone NS are currently enrolling for Early Start and Junior Infants for September 2013. Please contact Ann 061-311286 for more information.
COURSES: Places are available for new Computer FETAC, Level 3 course which will be starting very soon on Thursday mornings from 11:30-1:30pm. Please contact Bernice O’ Connell 0857895556 for more information. Knitting and Sewing is still running on a Thursday morning from 10-12am.
QUEEN OF PEACE N.S.: Classes on offer are: Men’s Group – Cookery with Andy Williams, Women’s Group – Drama with Tracy Aspel,
Importance of being me, Creative Writing with Sheila Quealey - Friday 10-12noon,
Computers FETAC Level 3 will be begin shortly on Thursdays 11.30-1.30pm,
Knitting and Sewing -Thursdays 10 -12noon.
A number of Literacy Programmes are also on offer there;
ITABE, Travellers Group – Toppins Field, Literacy and I.T. twice weekly -Monday & Thursday, Digital Skills – some places available and you must be able to use email.
Further information from Kate Russell HSCL on 0858100955
ST. SAVIOURS: The following classes are run in C.I.E. Club, Carey’s Road: Conversational Irish with Pól O Flathartha-Wednesday 6.30-8pm,
Art- Thursday 10.30-12noon, Yoga- Monday 11.30-1pm.
Drama – Tuesday 10-12noon.
ENROLMENTS: Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School, Janesboro, are now accepting enrolments for the 2013/2014 school year. The following are available:
Our Lady Queen of Peace Pre- School: Children between 2years and 6 months and 3years and 6 months are eligible.
Early Start classes: Children must be between 3years and 2 months and 4years and 6 months to enroll in this free class.
Junior Infants: Children must be over 4years of age on September 1 to enroll in junior infants.
Please ring 061311285 or call to the school office at any time for enrolment forms and further information.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES PROJECT: The Compassionate Communities Project currently running in the city is seeking submissions from the public. The project, initiated by Milford, seeks to discuss issues around death, dying and loss and to provide a range of community supports. They would like people to express their thoughts through poetry-long, short, sad or humorous. It is hoped to display the work at a conference in April. Those interested in submitting poems should send them to Milford Care Centre, marked ‘Compassionate Communities Project’.
CHIROPODY: I have been asked many times about the availability of chiropody in our community. I have made enquiries and sourced Bridget O Callaghan who will provide the service in her rooms in Cecil Street to older people with a medical card for €10. People need to register first with Carebright (formally known as RCCN) at 061-383644
TIDY TOWNS: As Spring has now arrived the Tidy Towns/Going for Gold committee will soon be knocking on your doors looking for commitment from residents to help out for the coming months with planting and maintaining the area. They are a small crew as people are probably aware and will be unable to cater for all areas. They need residents to roll up their sleeves and muck in as it is their community too. There are continuously looking for new members so if interested phone 0894667651. They meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Spotted Dog pub at 5pm. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.
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 email@example.com
APOSTOLATE FOR PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: To celebrate the Year of Faith there will be the annual pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday April 20. All are invited to come and pray at one of the world’s greatest Eucharistic Shrines. The holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated by The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown.
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Marian Pilgrimages are organising a trip to Fatima from April 2-7, 2013. 5 nights ex Dublin at the Santo Amaro Hotel, full board, coach transfers and a local guide is included in the price of €625. Contact Father Pat O Sullivan in the sacristy on 061467676 or on 0872376032 or Paul Fitzhenry on 0857688696.
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 GEORGIAN SOCIETY: The Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society are delighted to announce that the final lecture in the spring series will be given by Alicia St Leger on “The Hugenots” - this will take place on Tuesday April 9 at 8pm in No 1 Pery Square.
CALLING ALL CLARES: My namesake readers may be interested in the following: As part of ‘The Gathering 2013’ all people with the name Clare/Clair/Claire as a first or last name are invited to County Clare for a ‘Weekend of Welcomes’. It happens from June 21-23 and the hope is to break the World Record for people called ‘Clare’ gathered in County Clare.
If you’d like to register or for further information contact Sharon or Dolores 0656866800, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.volunteerclare.ie or on Facebook- welcomingclairetoclare.
LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND: The Brothers of Charity in Limerick are looking for volunteers to become friends with people who have an intellectual disability. There are many who would be interested in meeting through the Cara Friendship Scheme. Full training and support will be provided for volunteers. Contact Ivana at 0877548825
LIMERICK WRITER’S CENTRE: The April ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering is on Tuesday April 2 at 8pm in The Loft, The Locke Bar, George’s Quay. This month’s guests are Barbara Smith and Monica Corish. Everyone is invited to take part in the open mic event. Poets, storytellers, musicians and writers.
LIMERICK REVIVAL: Revival journal number 26 is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets and writers which will be published in June. Deadline is Friday, April 26. Guidelines from www.limerickwriterscentre.com/revival-literary-journal.html
LIMERICK WOMEN’S NETWORK: You are invited to a course entitled ‘Women making choices, making changes’ commencing on April 30. It will examine women’s lives in a variety of settings including home, family and workplace. It will run for seven mornings from April 30- June 11 from 10- 1pm. For more information please contact Liz Price at 0873283746, 061275970 or email@example.com
MS LIMERICK BRANCH: Limerick’s Got Talent is running again this year in aid of Limerick MS branch. All singers, dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts and song writers are invited to apply. It’s the 5th show and will take place in the Lime Tree Theatre from August 20-23. All prospective applicants are invited to a workshop in the South Court Hotel on April 2 from 1-4pm. Further information from Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 Facebook page or Mike O Connor at 0851367594