Queen of Peace Sept 21

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir practice on Tuesdays from 8-9pm in the Church. They perform at Sunday 11am mass. New members are very welcome.

CHOIR: The Queen of Peace Choir practice on Tuesdays from 8-9pm in the Church. They perform at Sunday 11am mass. New members are very welcome.

PIANO: Piano tuition is available in the parish on Saturdays. Beginners of all ages are welcome. For more information contact Yvonne at 087 6192561.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Adult Education Classes resume in the parish very soon. They are many and varied and will be held in Janesboro and Galvone School and the Hall beside the Garda Station. There will be final information re classes in my next notes.

Please contact one of the listed if you’d like to make enquiries or participate.

Our Lady Queen Of Peace School- Kate Russell HSCL 0858100955

Galvone School – Bernice O Connell HSCL 0857895556

QOP Hall- Alona Troy 061481490

St Saviours -Joan Storan 0872601567

MASS BOOKINGS: The Mass book for 2014 will be available in the second week of September. You can book masses from January- December 2014. Please note: Weekend masses are shared. Month’s mind masses are added onto weekend masses. Monday morning mass is reserved for ‘People of the Parish’. Fifteen masses are offered for ‘All Souls’ during the year.

GALVONE N.S.: A Clothing Bank is now available in Galvone NS school car park to help with fundraising for the school. It is suitable for used/ unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags. It will be available to the community during school hours.

TIDY TOWNS/GOING FOR GOLD: Congratulations to Janesboro Tidy Towns on qualifying once again for the ‘Going for Gold’ Final, which they won last year.

The Ten communities in the final are Janesboro, Caherdavin, Carrabullawn, O Malley and Keyes Park, Spring Grove, Annacotty, Garryowen, Castletroy View, Woodlawn Park and Fitzhaven/Castlecourt/Castlewell.

Results will be announced before these notes are printed. Whatever the outcome we should be mightily proud of all the hard work the group has done right throughout the holidays. Take a walk around the neighbourhood and see the fruits of their labour.

Janesboro Tidy Towns are also running a ‘Tidiest Street/ Avenue’ Competition. There will be adjudication under various categories – control of weeding, absence of litter, individual front garden, planting, upkeep and general tidiness. The winners will be announced at a planned Community Day – Date to be confirmed.

They meet every Tuesday at 6.30pm outside Queen of Peace School to weed and clean the streets.

New members are always welcome. If interested phone 0894667651. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.

ALCOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS: The Sarsfield Group meets in the Maldron Hotel, Lough Gur room, 3rd floor every day. The times are: Sunday, 11am and 4pm; Monday and Tuesday, 1pm and 6pm; Wednesday, 11am and 6pm; Thursday, 1pm and 6pm; Friday, 1pm; Saturday, 11am. The O Connell Street Group meet in the Augustinian church basement on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1pm. A Polish speaking group meet at the same venue on Thursdays .

LIMERICK DIOCESAN CHARISMATIC SERVICE: The committee invite you to “Come and See” at the Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick beginning Friday October 11 at 8pm and ending on Sunday evening with the celebration of the eucharist at 4.30pm.

The theme of the conference is ‘Let all God’s glory shine through’.

The main speaker is Father Jim McManus C.S.S.R.

ACTIVE AGE GROUP: The Queen of Peace Active Age group meet on Wednesdays at 3pm in the Janesboro FC house. All are welcome- old and new members.

POSITIVE AGEING WEEK: Positive Ageing week takes place from Friday, September 27 to Saturday October 5. Age Action is asking individuals and groups to join in the festivities by organising an event. For further information contact Lorraine Murphy at 01 4756989 or lorraine.murphy@ageaction.ie

ADOPT A SENIOR:As the evenings draw in a group of volunteers is urging people to look after their elderly neighbours. The Circle of Friends have designated September ‘ Adopt a Senior’ month. For further information contact Michael Hartnett of Janesboro on 061414376

M.S. LIMERICK: The regional office at ‘Tara’, St. Nessan’s Road have many activities planned for the coming months. Chiropody, Art, Support Group, Electro Magnetic Bed, Powerplate, Physio, Carer’s Group, Music Therapy and Aqua Aerobics – to name a few.

On Friday October 11 there will be a charity Spinnathon at Thomond Park.

The Crescent College Transition Year are willing to teach older people and people with disabilities about modern technology.

Here are the contacts if interested in any of the above. Regional Office- 061303802/03

Limerick Therapy Nights- Irene Barry 061228930. Carer’s Group – Carol Phelan 0878171814

If it’s more convenient for you contact me at above and I will make enquiries on your behalf.

CLARE’S WISH: A Limerick man, Kevin Clancy, has founded Ireland’s only charity organisation to grant once in a lifetime wishes to both adults and children. The charity will be launched in Thomond Park on Saturday, October 12. For further information Google ‘ Clare’s Wish Foundation’.

DÓCHAS: Dóchas (Hope for people with Autism) acknowledges the very generous contributions to them from the parishioners. They welcome all donations of clothing, bric-a-brac-and toys for their charity shop. They have just moved to new premises at 14, Parnell Street and your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Contact them on 061 405923. Anyone needing information or direction regarding services for people with autism should make contact with Dóchas, email: asddochas@eircom.net or drop in to us at Parnell Street.

LEGION OF MARY: The Legion of Mary, Rosa Mystica Presidium has been active in the parish for 58 years. 6 members visit the housebound, those in nursing homes and St Camillus Hospital. They could do with some more members and volunteers. Call to the Resource Centre any Tuesday night between 7-8pm.

LIMERICK WOMENS’ NETWORK: If you know of anyone who is receiving a Job Seekers payment please let them know of this upcoming course. €10.00 participant fee will be paid for every session attended to assist with travel expenses and tea and coffee will be provided.

WORK MATTERS: This course will provide women an opportunity to examine a changed workplace culture and develop skills in a supportive environment. Participants will be assisted in the preparation of individual goal plans. DATES: September 23 & 30; October 7, 14 & 21; November 4, 11, 18 & 25; December 2. They will be held at LIMERICK WOMEN’S NETWORK, Unit 2 Sarsfield Gardens, Moyross from 10-1pm. Contact Liz Price 061 275970 Mob 0873283746 or Email lplplink7@gmail.com

TOASTMASTERS: Limerick Toastmasters have their next meeting on Monday September 23 @ 7.45pm in The Savoy Hotel. All welcome.