MARRIAGE: The marriage took place recently in St Munchin’s Church of Miriam Desmond from Carew Park, and Alan Airey from Kileely. Fr Liam Enright CC Croom was the celebrant. Music and singing throughout the ceremony was provided by Miriam Dawson, Jackie Moloney, and Aoife Desmond.
Miriam’s sisters Louise O’Halloran and Martina Desmond attended her as bridesmaids. Her niece Aoibheann O’Halloran was the pretty flowergirl. Alan’s brothers Craig Airey and Gareth Airey were bestman and groomsman respectively Cillian Fennessy nephew of the bride was the pageboy.
The Readings were done by Sharon McGee sister of the bride and Catherine Airey aunt of the groom. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Sophie Desmond, Ellen Martin, Oran Martin, Ciara Finnan, Orla Finnan, Grace Wallace. The offertory gifts were presented at the altar by Paula Desmond and Pauline Airey mothers of the bride and groom.
The couple invited approximately one hundred and twenty guests to their wedding reception in Hotel Doolin, Co Clare, where they were entertained by the music of “Drive”.
Alan who plays rugby is a member of Presentation Rugby Football Club. The bride and groom have now returned from their honeymoon in Lanzarote.
SEPTEMBER DUES ENVELOPES: The priests of the parish extend a thank you to all those who give so generously of their time and energy to distribute the September Dues Envelopes throughout the parish. Envelopes should by now have been delivered to all households. Dues envelopes are available in both Churches and may be picked up by parishioners who may not yet have received one.
We are now requested to return our envelope in support of the Priests of the Parish as soon as possible. Thank you.
LIVING WITH SUICIDE DAY: Wednesday September 25 will be a day dedicated to anyone who has been affected by suicide, including those who minister and provide support. It will take place on the pilgrimage island of Lough Derg and will be in the form of a guided day with three expert speakers as well as having time for peaceful reflection and prayer on the Island.
Contact Maureen 071 9861518/028, 68632391 or email info@~loughderg.org Further details may be obtained on www.loughderg.org
MEALS ON WHEELS: Northside Family Resource Centre, Ballynanty (formerly St Munchin’s) provide hot meals on wheels to people who are over fifty-five years and live in the Northside of the city. They can be delivered to your home each day between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm/ Home cooked dinner plus dessert costs €3. You can request this service by contacting Tracey or Jean on 061-326623.
Limerick Living Links: Annual Healing Programme – providing emotional support for people who may have been touched by suicide. An information night will be held on Tuesday night September 24 at 7.30 pm in the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street. For further information please contact 087-7998427.
VIDES Ireland: VIDES Ireland is part of an international Voluntary Organisation and promotes voluntary service which has as its focus the protection of human rights, specially those of women, children and young people all over the world. It is an integral part of the work carried on by the Salesian Sisters.
Through VIDES we offer young people aged twenty years and upwards the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where our Sisters and communities are engaged in meaningful work in Africa and India. It is open to all young people and we have had volunteers from all around the county.
Should you be considering giving a short term or long term commitment to working in the developing world next summer in a Salesian environment, you are welcome to join others in the first phase of preparation on Saturday 28 September.
For further information contact Sr. Dympna 086 3708652.
CULTURE NIGHT: On Friday September 20 celebrate Arts and Culture night in Limerick by visiting some of the events around the city. Find something for all the family as venues open their doors at 5 pm to the public free of charge.
Here is a sample of just a few of the events on offer – Children’s Art Workshop at the City Art Gallery; Live opera performances in University Concert Hall; Printmaking workshops for young and old and everyone in between at Limerick Printmakers; Jazz and funk band at City Art Gallery; Join one of the walking tours; Enjoy an informal night of Irish entertainment – traditional music, song and dance at Conradh na Gaeilge; Try your hand at bell ringing in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Gather up the family or meet a few friends and wander around the city and enjoy some of these events on Friday night.
CONDOLENCES: The priests and parishioners offer their sincere sympathy to the family of the late Anne Hanrahan nee Feeney, Clancy Strand and formerly from Rathbane. Wife of the late Brendan. She is survived by her sons Carlo and Noel, daughter Helen Christie, son-in-law Robert, daughter-in-law Anne, grandchildren John, Keelan and Anna, and extended family and friends. Her remains were received into St Munchin’s Church on Sunday evening. Burial took place in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery (extn) on Monday following requiem mass in St Munchin’s Church.