LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE NEWS: St. John’s Youth Club and YELLvis represented LYS at last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick city, while our Castleconnell projects flew the flag in the county. Accompanied by Suzi Cronin, St. John’s Youth Club led Team LYS’ down a packed O’Connell Street, to the sounds of ‘we’re from Garryowen, mighty mighty Garryowen!’ Team LYS were joined by YELLevis. Although not as vocal as the St. John’s group, the big green YELLvis turned many an eye on his public debut.
The brainchild of members of YELL, YELLevis will accompany YELL members throughout the year. Meanwhile young people, staff and volunteers with Castleconnell Youth Club and LYS’s East Limerick SPY Programme, took part in the town’s world record attempt to have the most St. Patrick’s in the same place at the one time. ‘Although the attempt proved unsuccessful, the LYS’s leprechauns had a great time,’ said Martin Duhig, Castleconnell’s chief leprechaun, who rather disappointingly added that ‘we didn’t find the pot of gold!’
LYS would like to thank all those who gave their time and support to this year’s St. Patrick’s festivities and we trust you are all looking forward to next year!
LYS’s Leaving Cert Applied Class had a special guest speaker in their arts class last week, as Laura Ryan, Limerick Communications Office, spoke to the students about Riverfest 2013. To an extremely attentive audience, Ms. Ryan spoke about the history of Riverfest and the plans for this year’s festival, which includes a visit of Limerick’s Lough Ness monster! ‘A legend about a monster in the Shannon has recently come to light,’ explained Ms. Ryan, who told the by now shocked audience about Cata, a sea creature that was spotted in the Shannon in the 1920s! Once they got over their initial fears, the LCA Class volunteered to design their very own Cata or sea-monster, which will be on display in the Hunt Museum for Riverfest.
No Void and Cian O’Dowd are among the acts competing in this Saturday’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMA) regional qualifiers in Lava Javas Youth Cafe, Lower Glentworth Street. ‘It is an excellent opportunity for young acts to gain experience and get a foothold in the music industry,’ said John Real, Manager, Lava Javas. Entry to Saturday’s gig is €3, with the winners taking part in the national finals in Dublin on Saturday, April 27.
Members of Limerick County Comhairle na nÓg held their monthly steering meeting and took part in a Red Ribbon workshop at the County Hall, Dooradoyle recently. The Comhairle, one of 34 Comhailí nationwide, discussed their project for this year, which relates to the teaching of sexual health and wellbeing in schools. ‘We are going to explore the challenge of discussing sexual wellbeing for students who are gay or lesbian,’ said Dean Lysaght, a member of Comhairle na nÓg. ‘Although it is taught through SPHE, the teaching of sexual health is often at the discretion of the teacher,’ continued Dean. Grainne Woulfe, of Limerick’s Red Ribbon Project, delivered the workshop which addressed the use of language around sexuality and addressed the ‘schoolyard myths.’
TROCAIRE: Trocaire and Limerick Diocese celebrate 40 years of service together this Lent, Living Lent 2013. You will have seen the above posters in every church in the past few weeks. They were created by Trocaire especially for the special week coming up next week, and sent to all parishes about a month ago.
Trócaire’s ‘Rediscovering Mercy’ is a four week interactive faith-based Lenten programme for adults. An invitation to reconnect faith and mercy. It invites participants into a reﬂective space to rediscover God’s loving mercy for them and for the world. It is an opportunity to see how we are all loved by God, and out of this love, to see how we are called to love others in our families, communities and around the world.
You are invited to join us on Monday nights in the Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, Limerick from 8pm to 9.30pm, as we reflect on faith and mercy in the context of human experience, of scripture, and of our call to compassion in our communities and the wider world.
SATURDAY MARKET: Every Saturday from 8am to 4pm, at the Limerick Milk Market, Cornmarket Row, you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.
You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.
A haven for foodies! The Famous Saturday Market has become a haven for all who care about the provenance and quality of the food they eat. From passionate amateur cooks to people on the look-out for variety and value, or to those who just love finer foods, this market has it all.
But it’s not just the variety and quality of food and horticultural produce on offer that makes the Saturday Market so special – it is also about the people and the place. This market hosts a community of remarkable individuals from throughout the province, all of whom care deeply about the offering to their customers. Most of the stallholders are themselves producers, who grow, rear or bake the food they sell. Others are importers, with an intimate knowledge of the product they source from far and wide.
As it has evolved, the famous Saturday Market has gained a reputation as a repository of culinary skills, knowledge and understanding, all of which are imparted during the discourse of the market day. It is a place to explore, to ask questions, to discover new flavours and savour the unique atmosphere at hand.
Relax! Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the famous Saturday Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor, which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift. Of course you cannot but notice that the Milk Market venue is now weather proofed, as it is housed under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy.
The famous Saturday Market is open weekly from 8am to 4pm (except Christmas Day and New Years Day). Be sure and get there early, to get the freshest of the fresh produce! Good parking is available nearby.
For further information, please telephone 061 214 782, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.milkmarketlimerick.ie
MASS IN YOUR HOME: The following is a message from our Parish Priest, Fr. Tony O’Riordan SJ.
The Church is called more to be a hospital for sinners, rather than a museum of the Saints. Catholics all over the world, are celebrating a special YEAR OF FAITH. This is an opportunity to deepen our Faith and grow in relationship with God and with each other. I would like to invite parishioners to think about hosting the celebration of Mass in your home, sometime over the next few months. This could be an opportunity to gather family or neighbours in an informal way, to celebrate the mystery of God in our lives. In some cases, it might be an opportunity to look at relationships that are strained and look for new ways forward in conflict. It may be an opportunity to acknowledge the death of loved ones, or maybe sickness in the family. It can also be a time, to become more aware of the ways in which we are all blessed by God and to give thanks, for the signs of that blessing in our lives and families.
I hope that it would also be an opportunity, to chat about Faith in our lives and how we as a Parish, can respond to real needs and struggles, we face. In particular, I would love to hear from families and households, who may have let slip the regular practice of Mass, but who like most people in Moyross, have a strong belief in God’s presence and care.
If you would like to host Mass, please contact me and we can work out a date. Normally these “House Masses” will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at around 7pm. I will also try to accommodate alternative times, that might best suit your circumstances. If you would like to chat to me about this, do please contact me, by calling into me or by phoning me on 087 9286 945.
God’s Blessing on You and your loved ones and on all your neighbours, Fr. Tony.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: There will be a Blood Donor Clinic at the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Thursday, March 28 from 5pm to 8pm.
LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT 2013: Limerick’’s Got Talent are running the first of their workshops on Tuesday, April 2 at the South Court Hotel, Raheen from 11.00am to 4.00pm. All applicants are invited to drop in during the day and practice, or get advice on their acts, in preparation for shows in August in aid of MS Society Limerick.
Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 are running a fundraising coffee morning in aid of MS Society Limerick at Brunch Café, Upper William St Limerick on Wednesday, April 3 from 11.00am to 12.00 noon. As well as tea/coffee and cakes, we will have a light entertainment session of Michael Buble hits from our own Paul O’Connor, plus raffle of goodies. For further information, please telephone Mike on 085 1367 594.
CONSOLE SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Console will be holding its monthly suicide bereavement support group on the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9 pm, at Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen, Limerick. The group is for family, friends, work colleagues and community, who have been bereaved by suicide. Please see www.console.ie or ring 061 306 792 for further details.