FIRST hOLY COMMUNION: On Sunday last Ms. Buckley’s class made their First Holy Communion. This is an important day for these young people and more than ever they need Jesus in their lives. Next Sunday we look forward to having the third group of boys and girls.
AN EVENING TO REMEMBER: An uplifting, inspirational evening was had by all who attended Monica Brown’s evening last Wednesday. Weaving together music, scripture imagery and ritual with selected readings from their Croí Nua Programme of Renewal for Ireland, Monica and Niamh provided the large gathering with a creative and prayerful space to celebrate our faith and our experience of God in the reality of our daily lives. And all enjoyed the cuppa and chat that followed. It is hoped that the Croi Nua programme will be run in our parish in the autumn.
CONGRATULATIONS: We congratulate Iofa Campbell, who recently competed in the British and Irish masters dancing competition in Killarney. Iofa won the overall award in the supreme free-style dance category.
ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church. Thursday 7.00pm – Friday 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to take a little time out to be still, reflect, and commune with the Lord
CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Practice for the Children’s Choir takes place every Wednesday from 5.20—6.20.pm. New members are always welcome. For further details contact Maura on 087 9576148.
40 YEARS OFR LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE: Limerick Youth Service is currently celebrating 40 years. To say thank you they will be hosting a gathering for volunteers, past and present, on Friday, May 24th.
PARISH VISITATION: This is currently taking place in the estates in the Westbury area. All homes to be visited have been notified. A gathering for those involved will take place on Monday 20 May in our parish centre.
SMARTER TRAVEL: Limerick has been designated Ireland’s Smarter Travel Demonstration City. We are a collaborative group from the Limericks Local Authorities and the University of Limerick with a budget of €9million and over the next five years we will be putting in place the necessary infrastructure to make cycling, walking, travelling by bus and car sharing a much easier option for people in their daily routine. This is a huge deal for Limerick and it is so important that people know what an amazing opportunity this is for the City. While the project may be seen mostly through infrastructure, we are primarily focusing on the behaviour change side of Smarter Travel. We have recently teamed up with the Graduate Entry Medical School, and the Physical Education and Sports Sciences in UL as well as An Taisce Green Schools, and Smarter Travel Workplaces to help us with our project.
LIMERICK GOING FOR GOLD: The Limerick ‘going for gold’ campaign aims to make Limerick a cleaner, brighter place to work, live and visit. Going for Gold encourages businesses, community groups and individuals to improve their areas by getting involved in the national Tidy Towns Competition and generally improving their areas and reducing the impact of litter across the City. Limerick City Council in association with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation is encouraging everyone to get involved. Once again a €50,000 prize fund has been confirmed for Going for Gold Competition. It is likely that there will be some changes to last year’s Going for Gold categories and these along with the possibility of additional categories will be announced at a later date.
ACCORD: One of the ways that the Church in Ireland supports marriage is through the work of ACCORD. ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. ACCORD has a centre in St. Munchin’s College and Newcastlewest. ACCORD supports married couples in all life’s circumstances. Telephone: 343000
Mass of Healing and Consolation: The monthly Mass of Healing and Consolation will be on Thursday 25 April at 7.00p.m. in St. Nicholas’ Church. All welcome.
LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT: Calling all singer, dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts & songwriters the search is now on for the new stars of Limerick in our 5th annual competition which takes place at Limetree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College from 20th - 23rd August.
This years competition promises to be the biggest and best ever hence why we have moved venues to give our supporters better facilities and more comfort.
Applications are now available from two outlets this year our main one at Local Heroes Office in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre and also from Future Sound & Vision in Upper William St during shopping hours. All applications must be returned to Arthur’s Quay before closing date of 1st August 2013 with €10.00 entry fee.
Massive prize packs are available for our winners which as well as overall winner five category winners will be chosen including Best Singer, Best Dance Act, Best Band, Best Variety Act & best Original Song. Show producer Mike O’Connor told us “we are all excited about this years project with the great categories and the interest show and also delighted that the acts have the chance to perform on a magnificent auditorium such as the Limetree Theatre.” All prospective applicants are invited to attend our first workshop, which will take place at South Court Hotel Conference Centre on Tuesday 2nd April from 11.00am -4.00pm which will be very beneficial to their progress. Once again, all proceeds for show will go to the MS Society Limerick Further information can be had from our Facebook Page Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 our contact Mike O’Connor on 0851367594.
Mothers & Toddlers: They meet on Tuesdays in St. Nicholas’ parish centre every Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.30. This is an ideal opportunity for young parents to meet, chat and have a cuppa together
PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn: 3 8 14 22 No winner! Winners of the six County Board Draw Tickets worth €60 were: Carmel Conlon, Ardnacrusha,
Michael Kinsella, Rossmadda; Jim Hickey, Adare; Nessan O’Connor, Meelick; Joanne Fitzgerald, Meelick; Anna McKenna, C/O Noelle Howard, Parteen.
Brief News: Parteen Intermediate team lose out to Sixmilebridge in the league.
Parteen Junior B’s rally to beat West Clare in a challenge. Parteen Intermediates are holding a fund raising quiz on the 27th April in McMahons Blackwater. Book your table with Chris Ryan. We would appreciate your support.