COMMUNITY EDUCATION: GALVONE N.S.:Classes on offer are: Knitting & Sewing, Spongecake and Spellings for parents, Health & Beauty, Computers Level 2, Dads & Lads. Further information from Bernice O’ Connell, HSCL on 0857895556
QUEEN OF PEACE N.S.: Classes on offer are: Men’s Group – Cookery with Andy Williams, Women’s Group – Drama with Tracy Aspel, Importance of being me, Creative Writing with Sheila Quealey - Friday 10-12noon, Computers FETAC Level 3 will be begin shortly on Thursdays 11.30-1.30pm, Knitting and Sewing -Thursdays 10 -12noon. A number of Literacy Programmes are also on offer there; ITABE, Travellers Group – Toppins Field, Literacy and I.T. twice weekly -Monday & Thursday, Digital Skills – some places available and you must be able to use email. Further information from Kate Russell HSCL on 0858100955
ST. SAVIOURS: The following classes are run in C.I.E. Club, Carey’s Road: Conversational Irish with Pól O Flathartha-Wednesday 6.30-8pm, Art- Thursday 10.30-12noon, Yoga- Monday 11.30-1pm. Drama – Tuesday 10-12noon, Community Choir- Tuesdays 7-9pm
LCEN: Limerick Community Education Network will hold their 20 year celebration on Thursday February 28 at 7pm in the Pery Hotel. There will be music from Christy Sparling and Community Guitar group and St. Saviour’s Drama Group will perform their production of ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ on the night. Our Lord Mayor will be present and there will be music and dancing until late with P.J. Collins and Bernie Pearce.
ENROLMENTS: Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School, Janesboro, are now accepting enrolments for the 2013/2014 school year. The following are available:
Our Lady Queen of Peace Pre- School: hildren between 2years and 6 months and 3years and 6 months are eligible.
Early Start classes: Children must be between 3years and 2 months and 4years and 6 months to enroll in this free class.
Junior Infants: Children must be over 4years of age on September 1 to enroll in junior infants.
Please ring 061311285 or call to the school office at any time for enrolment forms and further information.
DÓCHAS: Pamela Downes, Administrator of Dóchas (Hope for people with Autism) wishes to thank all the Our Lady Queen of Peace parishioners who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. A grand total of €7428.94 was raised and this will go towards improving services for families and people with ASD in the Limerick region. Further information on Dóchas and it’s work can be had from: 3rd Floor, Ivernia Hall, 97 Henry Street, Limerick, Tel 061 315566
TIDY TOWNS: As Spring has now arrived the Tidy Towns/Going for Gold committee will soon be knocking on your doors looking for commitment from residents to help out for the coming months with planting and maintaining the area. They are a small crew as people are probably aware and will be unable to cater for all areas. They need residents to roll up their sleeves and muck in as it is their community too. There are continuously looking for new members so if interested phone 0894667651. They meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Spotted Dog pub at 5pm. You can also Facebook them at Janesboro Tidy Towns. There you will find lots of pictures of them in action.
CARE & REPAIR: A team of volunteers who do home repair jobs free of charge for older people and people with disabilities in Queen of Peace are to extend their services. John Keane said they will be expanding to cover Southill/ Carew/ Kincora areas.
If you’d like support from Care & Repair or to volunteer contact John at St Munchins’ Family Resource Centre on 0876731314 or e mail email@example.com
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Marian Pilgrimages are organising a trip to Fatima from April 2-7, 2013. 5 nights ex Dublin at the Santo Amaro Hotel, full board, coach transfers and a local guide is included in the price of €625. Contact Father Pat O Sullivan in the sacristy on 061467676 or on 0872376032 or Paul Fitzhenry on 0857688696.
LOURDES 2013: Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from September 17-22, 2013. €715 per person sharing in the Hotel Paradis. The Spiritual Director is Father John McCarthy. A Savings Club is open each Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm in the Function Room in the Spotted Dog. For enquiries contact Laura Moore on 061-312418, Angela O Flynn on 086-8946733, or Sheila McCarthy, Dromcollogher.
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.
ACTIVE AGE GROUP: Sixteen courageous women faced the wind and rain to join the first get together after Christmas at Our Lady Queen of Peace Club. The Queen of Peace Active Age Group meet in the Boro club every Wednesday from 3pm. A warm welcome is extended to present members and anyone else who would like to join. The Chairperson is Ms. Sheila Lynch.
CARE TO DRIVE: ‘Care to Drive’ is a transport service which recruits volunteers to drive oncology patients to and from their hospital treatments. They have recently partnered with the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick to roll out this service. Basically the service drives patients that don’t have access to transport or are too weak to get it, to and from their oncology treatments. The Irish Cancer Society recruits, trains and Gardai vet volunteers for this particular role. All drives are free to the patient and the hospital and the Irish Cancer Society pay contribution towards fuel and refreshments to the driver. If you need any further information, please contact: 01 2310 566
CALLING ALL CLARES: My namesake readers may be interested in the following: As part of ‘The Gathering 2013’ all people with the name Clare/Clair/Claire as a first or last name are invited to County Clare for a ‘Weekend of Welcomes’. It happens from June 21-23 and the hope is to break the World Record for people called ‘Clare’ gathered in County Clare.
If you’d like to register or for further information contact Sharon or Dolores 0656866800, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.volunteerclare.ie or on Facebook- welcomingclairetoclare.