Feb 23

Jude Meaney

Reporter:

Jude Meaney

LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE NEWS: LYS would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sr. Geraldine Fitzgerald, late of the Order of the Little Company of Mary and Limerick Youth Service, who passed away on Friday, February 15. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís. Representatives from Limerick City Council paid a visit to LYS’s Northside Youth Projects recently. Councillors Maria Byrne, Cormac Hurley, Joe Leddin and Maurice Quinlivan spent time with young people, staff and volunteers at LYS youth spaces in Ballynanty, Moyross and Watch House Cross. ‘I am delighted to see the wonderful work going on here and the services provided to the local community,’ said Cllr. Maria Byrne, who added that ‘it was a very positive experience.’

LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE NEWS: LYS would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sr. Geraldine Fitzgerald, late of the Order of the Little Company of Mary and Limerick Youth Service, who passed away on Friday, February 15. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís. Representatives from Limerick City Council paid a visit to LYS’s Northside Youth Projects recently. Councillors Maria Byrne, Cormac Hurley, Joe Leddin and Maurice Quinlivan spent time with young people, staff and volunteers at LYS youth spaces in Ballynanty, Moyross and Watch House Cross. ‘I am delighted to see the wonderful work going on here and the services provided to the local community,’ said Cllr. Maria Byrne, who added that ‘it was a very positive experience.’

Ballynanty Youth Club and Ballynanty Youth Diversion Project, are currently based in St. Lelia’s Community Hall, Ballynanty. The latter engages with young people from twelve to eighteen years and runs personal, social, educational and recreational programmes, which are designed to meet their individual needs. Ballynanty Youth Club, which meets every Wednesday, organises activities as diverse as healthy eating programmes, to music workshops and arts and crafts.

The Moyross Youth and Family Support Programme, provides after school provision for over 30 local young people. Located in White Cross Gardens, the project works with young people, in developing their personal and social skills. They are currently working on a civic responsibility programme. The Northside Youth Cafe, located in nearby Watch House Cross, is one LYS’s three Youth Cafes. It is open to young people from the local community and is always looking for new members. Among its many achievements last year, was the Four Peaks Challenge, where cafe members scaled four of Ireland’s highest peaks, to raise awareness of mental health.

If you would like to know more about Limerick Youth Service, please contact: lys@limerickyouthservice.com or telephone 061 412 444

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, which 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.

LIMERICK CITY SPORTS PARTNERSHIP CALENDAR: The Limerick City Sports Partnership Calendar of Courses for 2013 is now complete. Upcoming Courses February / March 2013: Child Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Course. Date: Thursday, February 21 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm Venue: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick. Cost: €17 p/p.

Sports First Aid Course (2 years certification from Irish Heart Foundation CPR/AED)Date: Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 5pm. Venue: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick. Cost: €40 p/p; Active Leadership AwardDate: Friday March 8 & Saturday March 9 Time: Friday (5pm-9pm) & Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)Venue: LIT Aula Maxima Hall, Moylish, Limerick. Cost: €35.

FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid. Date: Friday March 22, Saturday March 23 & Sunday March 24. Time: Friday (5pm-8.30pm); Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm). Venue: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick. Cost: €120 p/p.

Children’s Officer Course (participants must have completed the Child Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Course). Date: Saturday, March 23. Time: 10am to 4.30pm. Venue: Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. Please contact Ciara on 061 333 600.

LIMERICK DIOCESE PRESENTING “THE WITNESS”: Limerick Diocese is presenting The Witness, a powerful and moving musical about the life, death and resurrection of Christ, as told through the eyes of Peter - The Witness.

Produced by Fr. Terry Loughran, this “must see show” is for all the family and takes place in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday March 8 and Saturday, March 9.

Tickets are just €15 and are currently on sale from the Lime Tree Box Office - telephone 061 774 774.

NO NONSENSE SPIRITUALITY: Spirituality for those who like to question: Regular churchgoers and those who no longer go to church, are invited to a series of four evenings, exploring the spiritual journey. People who would describe themselves as “Spiritual seekers,” are especially welcome.

Each session will take place in the relaxed surroundings of the Woodfield House Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, beginning on Thursday, February 21 at 7.30pm and continuing for the next three Thursdays, after that. Each session will consist of a short talk (not too heavy !), some group discussion and a time of reflection/ meditation.

TOPICS: Thursday, Feb 21 - “What makes God real? “ Thursday, February 28 - “ Can an agnostic pray? “Thursday, March 7 - “Can we be spiritual, without being religious?” Thursday, March 14 - “Is their life, after death?”

For further details, please contact Mossy Hynan at 085 7424 153.

OESOPHAGEAL AWARENESS: Lollipop Day is running on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. This is a charity that supports Oesophageal Cancer Awareness. Boxes filled with lollipops, will be distributed to all local shops, schools and businesses, in a hope to raise some vital funds for this charity. Please support this worthwhile cause. Lollipops are priced at just €2 each or €1 at local schools. If you would like to get involved in this fund raising event please telephone 069 69584.

HISTORY OF LIMERICK FC 1937-1984: Glory Days - Limerick Soccer at the Markets Field, 1937-1984: To celebrate the return of Limerick FC to the Premier Division, Aidan Corr (formerly of the Limerick Leader), presents an illustrated talk about the history of senior soccer at the Markets Field. It will be held at 8pm on Tuesday, February 26 in The Granary, Michael Street, Limerick. Admission is free. All are welcome. For further information, please telephone 061 407 510, or Email: libraryevents@limerickcity.ie

SOUTHILL COMMUNITY BINGO: Southill Community Bingo takes place on Wednesday, February 27 at 8.30pm. Raffle and Jackpot on the night. Bus available around O’Malley Park, Keyes Park, Carew Park and Kincora Park.

CONCERT IN AID OF ENABLE IRELAND: TK Maxx are hosting an event at the Absolute Hotel in aid of Enable Ireland on Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm. Tickets are 5 euro for adult and 2 euro for a child. There will be latina dancers, a Brazilian singer and an Irish singer.