St Nicholas Aug 17

MASS CHANGES: Due to major construction work to St. Munchin’s College, all Masses will be in St. Nicholas’ Church until further notice.

MASS CHANGES: Due to major construction work to St. Munchin’s College, all Masses will be in St. Nicholas’ Church until further notice.

SYMPATHY: The death took place during the week of Liam Ryan, Irish Estates. He is survived by his wife Marian, daughters Emma, Lauren and Elaine, son Mark, mother Clare, brothers Jim, Kieran and David, mother-in-law Diana, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Liam’s funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday and burial took place after in Mount St. Oliver Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: : Our annual parish pilgrimage to Knock will be this Saturday 17 August. Bus leaving St. Nicholas’ Church At 8.30a.m. and St. Munchin’s College gate at 8.35 a.m. Cost: €12. We wish all pilgrims a safe journey and a great experience.

CONSECRATION OF IRELAND TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: Ireland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Thursday August 15 , the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The consecration will take place at Knock Shrine, during the annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock. Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland will lead the Act of Consecration. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh will be the principal celebrant and preacher at the Mass on that day. Bishops, priests and people from across the country will attend. The Prayer of Consecration will entrust families, homes and the dioceses of Ireland to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and call on her to watch over the young people of Ireland. As the universal Church is currently celebrating a Year of Faith, it is fitting that the Act of Consecration calls to mind the woman of faith par excellence and asks for her prayers for the people of our country.

TUESDAY 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 Woodfield House Hotel, between 11amand 1.00 p.m. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11.00 a.m.

ST.MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE CELEBRATING 50 YEARS: All past pupils are invited to join us as we celebrate 50 years at Corbally Wednesday August 28 at 2pm at St Munchin’s College, Corbally

St. Munchin’s College, Limerick’s Diocesan College, is the oldest secondary school in Limerick. It was first founded by Most Rev. John Young, Bishop of Limerick, in 1796 as the shadows cast by the Penal Laws were starting to recede. The various chapters in its colourful history from seminary to boarding school to its present life as a Catholic Secondary College under its first lay principalship, have mirrored the shifting cultural, economic, social and religious landscapes of Ireland over two centuries. In this time, the school has indeed seen many changes, both of organisation and location; however, its dedication to Christian education, sound moral ideals and high academic standards has not changed.

The latest step in the College’s life sees a new €7.8 million development of our campus in Corbally, Limerick by the banks of the Shannon. This coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of our move here which was celebrated on the 28^th August, 1963. A very large gathering watched as the Minister for Education, Dr. Patrick Hillary (future President) cut the tape. The celebrant of the High Mass was the Bishop Murphy of Limerick, Patron of the College. Also present were more representatives of both Church and State, including President Eamon de Valera, who revealed that he sat the entrance exam for St. Munchin’s College but had failed to secure a place.

An invitation is extended to all past pupils to join in this celebration to mark this event. A special monument has been constructed by the Transition Year students to mark 50 years in Corbally and will be unveiled. It promises to be a simple ceremony with the Most Reverent Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick celebrating Holy Mass in the College Chapel at 2.00pm on Wednesday 28th August, 2013.

It is hoped that the occasion will serve to frame the past, present and future as a continuum, stimulating all to consider where we once were, are now and where we want to be.

TABLE QUIZ FOR MARINE SEARCH & RESCUE: There will be a table quiz in aid of Limerick Marine Search & Rescue on this Thursday August 15 at 8pm in the Locke Bar. A team will be sky diving the following day also to raise much needed funds. All are welcome for this great cause and entry is €10 a head ( four in a team).

MILFORD HOSPICE HARVEST FAIR: This year it is scheduled to take place Sunday 1September 1. The Fair is moving to a new location this year and is taking place at the U.L Arena. The Harvest fair Committee once again appeal to you for support in donating goods such as clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac. All goods this year will be checked for quality before being accepted in order to minimise the costs involved in disposal of unsalable items. Items for the Harvest Fair will be accepted on the grounds of Milford Care Centre from Monday August 19 to Thursday 29, thereafter ONLY confectionary will be accepted on the grounds of U.L. on the day of the Harvest Fair. For further details with regard to donating items, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485860

PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn: 6 18 23 26 No Winner. Winners of the six lucky dips were Asumpta Dolan. Meelick; Mike Lynch, Ardnacrusha; Mary O’Donovan, Fir Hill, Parteen; The Mackey Family, Ardnacrusha; Deirdre Hickey, Kilmore, Co. Clare and Martin Barry, C/O Larkins, Co. Clare.

Good luck to The Clare Team next Sunday in the All Ireland Semi Final.