Mar 30

Breda Finn

Reporter:

Breda Finn

LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT: The search is on for the new stars of Limerick in the fifth annual competition which takes place in Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College from August 20 to 23. Singers, dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts and songwriters are invited to compete.

LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT: The search is on for the new stars of Limerick in the fifth annual competition which takes place in Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College from August 20 to 23. Singers, dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts and songwriters are invited to compete.

Application forms are now available from two outlets – the main one being at Local Heroes Office, Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre. They are also available from Future Sound and Vision in Upper William Street during shopping hours. All application forms must be returned to Arthurs Quay before closing date of August 1st together with entry fee of €10.

Because this year the competition promises to be a bigger occasion than in previous years, it was decided to move the venue to the Lime Tree Theatre to provide better facilities and comfort for supporters.

As well as an overall winner, five category winners will be chosen including best Singer; Dance Act; Band; Variety Act; and best Original Song

Mike O’Connor, producer of the Limerick’s Got Talent Show is delighted that the participants will have the opportunity to perform in a magnificent auditorium such as the Lime Tree Theatre.

All prospective applicants are invited to attend the first workshop which will take place in the South Court Hotel Conference Centre on Tuesday April 2 from 11 am to 4 pm. This will prove very beneficial to the progress of the participants. Once again proceeds from the Show will go to the Limerick MS Society.

Further information is available from Facebook Page Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 or contact Mike O’Connor on 085 1367594.

BAPTISMS: We welcome into our Christian Community the babies who were baptised recently in our parish – Noreen Margaret Cross; Hollie Mae Pope; John Patrick Moran; Annye Josiele McMahon; Radha Ann O’Donovan; Conor John McInerney. Congratulations to their parents, Godparents, and families. We pray Gods blessing on all and wish the newly baptised babies health, happiness and success in the years ahead.

EASTER OFFERINGS: During the past week the Easter Dues Envelopes have been distributed to households throughout the parish. Included in the envelope is an Easter Greeting Card which lists the times of Easter Ceremonies in both St Munchin’s and St Lelia’s Church.

We are asked to please return our envelopes to the Church on Holy Saturday night or Easter Sunday. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

HOLY TURSDAY March 28: Mass of the Last Supper in St Munchin’s and St Lelia’s at 7 pm. It will include a Renewal of Commitment of Eucharistic Ministers in both Churches.

A conducted Holy Hour will take place in St Lelia’s from 9 pm to 10 pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Munchin’s after the 7 pm Mass.

GOOD FRIDAY March 29, day of Fast and Abstinence: Divine Office in St Munchin’s at 10 am and St Lelia’s at 10.30 am.

Ceremony of the Lord’s Passion in St Munchin’s Church, St Lelia’s Church and St Camillus’ Hospital Chapel at 3 pm.

Stations – The Way of the Cross 7 pm in St Munchin’s and St Lelia’s Churches.

HOLY SATURDAY March 30: Easter Vigil in St Munchin’s Church at 8 pm and in St Lelia’s Church at 9 pm.

EASTER SUNDAY March 31: Mass at 10.15 am in St Camillus Hospital Chapel, 10.30 am in st Lelia’s and 11.30 am in St Munchin’s Church.

Confessions will be available in both Churches after morning Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week. They will also be available after the 7 pm Mass on Holy Thursday and after the Ceremonies on Good Friday. Confessions on Holy Saturday will be at 11 am and 8 pm in both Churches

Thank you to Matt Moloney for supplying both our Churches with Palm again this year, as he has done for many years gone by. His support and time spend

getting it all ready is greatly appreciated

DAY TO REMEMBER: Alzheimer Ireland is aiming to raise €450,000 from their ‘Tea Day’ fundraiser which will be held on Thursday May 9. The Society hopes to recruit more than 1,500 people to invite their friends to a ‘Tea Day’ in support of approximately 1,800 people in Limerick who are living with Alzheimers or Dementia. All money raised locally will be invested in local services. For more information contact 1800 719 820 or go to www.alzheimer.ie

FUNDRAISER: The Great Limerick Run will take place on Sunday May 5. The support of walkers, joggers and runners is being ought by four local charities – Milford Hospice 061-485860; St Gabriel’s School and Centre 061-302733; Rape Crises 1800 3311 511; Midwest Simon Community 061-608980:

John Cleary organiser of Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run said “the four local charities deserve and are in need of our support.

Choose your favourite charity and contact them on the appropriate number printed above, and of course enjoy the Run on May 5.

DEATHS: Sadly we have had an extraordinary amount of deaths in our parish recently and we now offer our sympathy to the families of the following: ANNIE JOYCE nee Smith, of Moylish Road, Ballynanty, is survived by her sons Jim and Pa, daughters Mona and Catherine, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister Marie, relatives, neighbours and friends. Removal was from Crosses Funeral Home to St Lelia’s Church with burial in Mount St Oliver following requiem Mass in St Lelia’s Church. KEVIN MURPHY, Kenyon Avenue, Kileely, late painter at St Joseph’s Hospital and late member of Ardnacrusha Pitch and Putt Club. He is survived by his wife Mary, sons Paddy, Kevin and David, daughters Margaret and Marian, grandchildren, great grand-children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters Helen, Kathleen and Teresa. Removal on Monday from Crosses to St Munchin’s Church. Burial took place in Ballycannon Cemetery, Meelick following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church. MARY CANTILLON of Stenson Park. She is survived by her husband Willie, sons Gerard and Liam, daughter Sarah, brother Gerry Mortell, sisters Phyllis, Nuala and Kathleen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Remains were received from Crosses Funeral Home to St Munchin’s Church on Tuesday. Mary was laid to rest in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery (Extn) following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church. TED MURPHY, Farranshone Terrace, Farranshone, late of Janemount Park, Corbally and Harrods, London. He is survived by his wife Agnes, son Kevin, daughter Caroline, grandchildren, son-in-law Oliver, daughter-in-law Jackie, brothers Brendan and Harold and extended family. Burial took place in Doonass Cemetery following requiem mass in St John’s Cathedral. ELIZABETH JOYCE, nee Cox, of Shanabooley Road, Ballynanty. Survived by her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. Burial took place in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.