MASS FOR THE DEAD: The annual November mass for the dead will be celebrated in Templeglantine church on Sunday, November 3rd at 3.00pm. All parishioners who passed to their eternal reward in the last twelve months will be remembered in a special way. A relative or close friend will be invited to bring a lighting candle to the altar in their memory. Former parishioners who died elsewhere during the past year will also be remembered in a similar manner but their names should be handed in to Fr Hurley well in advance. As is customary the blessing of the graves in both parish cemeteries will take place after mass on the day.
MISSION PROJECT: On Sunday last we celebrated Mission Sunday and remembered the wonderful priests, nuns and brotheras, quite a few from our own parish, who have laboured in the mission fields in many parts of the world. One of those is Fr Chriss O’Donnell , a native of Meenoline and a member of the Pallotine Order in Argentina. He is coming home shortly to visit his family and will be attending the fund raising Céilí for his mission work, on Saturday, November 2nd at the Devon Inn Hotel. In a letter Fr Chriss says, “I’m most grateful to all who are helping to organise the Charity Céilí on November 2nd.
It´s purpose is to raise funds so that I can finish the work at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lujan, Mercedes, Argentina. The Chapel is one of our 6 mission centres in the parish and it is 16 miles from the parish where I live. The chapel and the small meeting room attached serves as a meeting place for children and adults who want to prepare themselves for Baptism, 1st Communion, Confirmation and for the “mission centre” pastoral meetings. At present we are putting the finishing touches to the roadway into the chapel. All the work will be finished by 8/12/2013 when it will be blessed by our bishop”.
COMHALTAS: Both the music and dancing classes will be taking a break next week, the mid-term holiday. An Oíche Cheoil na nÓg will be held at Halla Inse Bhán on Tuesday night next, 7.30 – 8.45pm, during which SCT exam certificates will be presented. All young musicians are invited to come along and join in the session . The branch Comhaltas Meeting which was scheduled for this Wenesday night has been deferred to Tuesday night next at 8.45pm. As part of the Garry McMahon Singing weekend a free singing workshop will take place at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, November 2nd, 10.30 to 1.00pm. All with an interest in traditional singing are welcome. The Templeglantine Comhaltas Céilí Band will play for the Charity Céilí at the Devon Inn on Saturday, November 2nd and it promises to be a most enjoyable occasion.
MACRA INFORMATION MEETING: A new Macra club is being set up in West Limerick to serve the areas of Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Ballagh, Tournafulla, Monagea and surrounds. If you are living in or know anyone in the area aged 17-35 who would be interested in getting involved spread the word. Activities include everything from sports to social nights, drama and travel, agriculture, meeting people and lots more. There will be an information meeting in Templeglantine ‘s Halla Inse Bhán on this Thursday 24th October at 8:30pm. All are Welcome!
SALE OF WORK: The annual parish Sale of Work will take place in Halla Inse Bhán on Friday, November 29th, tosnú 7.30pm when Santa will also pay his usual visit.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Masses take place at the usual times this week. The anniversary mass for Tom Collins, jun. Was celebrated on Saturday last and the Month’s Mind Mass for Catherine McCarthy was celebrated on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Claire McAuliffe will be on Saturday evening next and for Michael and Josie Dore on Sunday next. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
COMHBHRÓN: Condolences to Joan Harnett, Devon Road on the death of her mother, Joan White, Coole West, Athea on Saturday last, October 19. Her remains lay in repose at Kelly’s Funeral Home before removal to Athea Church on Monday evening. After requiem mass on Tuesday she was laid to rest in Holy Cross cemetery. I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh a hanam.
PARENTS COUNCIL: Parents Council will hold a Halloween party on Friday next the 25th in the Devon Inn from 8 to 10pm. Everyone is welcome to come along on the night. All children will have to be supervised by adult/guardian. Adults are welcome to dress up to add to the fun. Admission is €3 per child, adults free. Spot Prizes on the night. Parents Council annual church gate collection will be held next weekend ,Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th .
SINGING WEEKEND: The annual Garry McMahon Singing Weekend takes place in Abbeyfeale on November 1st to 3rd with many events including the newly composed ballad competition, singing workshops on the Saturday, singing sessions etc.
COMHGHAIRDEAS: Congratulations to Martina and Alan Ryan on the birth of twin daughters. Martina is daughter of Bridie and Stevie Murphy, Tullig North.
OIREACHTAS: Beidh Oireachtas na Gaeilge ar siúl i gCill Áirne i rith na seachtaine seo chugainn ag tosnú Dé Máirt. Tá clár iontach imeachtaí agus is féidir eolas iomlán a fháil ar an suíomh idirlíon.