CHURCH NOTICES: Listed readers for this weekend, September 14-15, The Twentyfourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the first weekend of the new mass times are as follows; Saturday at 6-30pm James Mcarthy and Sunday at 11-30am Joanne Tierney. Eucharistic Ministers, Saturday at 6-30pm Marie Bucke, Seamus Enright and Michael Houlihan, Sunday at 11-30am, Kathleen Enright, Sam Milburn and Mary Enright. Please arrange a replacement if you are unable to fulfill any duty allocated to you. Would ministers also be aware that only one duty may be undertaken at mass. New readers lists and rotas for Eucharistic Ministers will be issued shortly. The weekly prayer meeting takes place on Monday at 8pm and all are welcome. Items for inclusion in the weekly Parish Newsletter should be handed into the sacristy by 9-30am on Friday or contact Fr. Muiris O’Connor on 353711 or 0866075628. Alternatively they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekday masses in Patrickswell will be at the usual time of 9-30am. Weekend masses in Ballybrown will be at 8pm on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Patrickswell Church on Saturdays from 8am until 12noon, and in Ballybrown on Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm.
BLOOD DONORS: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service requires three thousand donations every week, and donor clinics will be held at Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Castletroy, next Wednesday and Thursday, September 18-19, from 5 to 8pm, to facilitate that requirement. You can visit any blood donor clinic as long as ninety days have elapsed since you last gave blood, and you are urged to please give regularly. There will be donor clinics in Caherdavin, Bruff and Mulgrave Street the following week. For more information contact the Donor Information Line on 1850 731137, or the Blood Transfusion website.
POP UP SHOP: A pop-up shop will open on Saturday September 21 and 28, with everything for sale from a needle to an anchor, all in mint condition. The venture is in aid of Fr. Derek Leonard’s mission in Peru and St. Joseph’s orphanage in Romania. John Leddin has generously given the use of one of his units on Main Street free for the shop to operate. The shop will be open for business on both days at 10am, tea, coffee and cakes will be available, and there will also be a raffle.
PARISH JOURNAL: To coincide with the year of The Gathering, Patrickswell Community Council is in the final stages of compiling a journal, which will be published in November. This publication will consist mainly of the history of the parish to the present day. We are seeking submissions from those in the parish who may have old photographs, history, or stories from days gone by, which could be included in the publication. The final date for submissions to be included is September 20. If anyone has items please drop them to the Resource Centre or a member of the Community Council before that date.
45 DRIVE: The weekly 45 card drive has returned on Thursdays at 9pm in the Resource House. We look forward to seeing all our players return, and new players are also very welcome.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, formerly County Limerick VEC, is now enrolling for courses FETAC 3, Grow your own Vegetables and FETAC 4, Grow your own Fruit, in West Limerick. Both courses will take place in Ardagh, on Blackhill Organic Farm, and run one day per week, commencing this coming Monday, September 16. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn how to grow a wide range of delicious foods using organic methods with an emphasis on practical skills and an opportunity to gain certification. To apply for a place on the course please contact the course tutor, Marie Tuttle on 0863132969.
BOSCO TEA PARTY: On Friday October 11 2013, the Salesian Secondary College Parents Association is organising a Bosco Tea Party in the school hall at 8pm. A table of 8 costs €100.The host invites their guests to attend and bring their own food, drinks, cutlery and glasses. Tables will be provided, as well as the atmosphere and with live music entertainment with the Mad Hatters and DJ Nash, a great night is guaranteed to be had by all.The theme of the night is Roaring Twenties so this is a chance to dust down the ‘Flapper’ dress and headpiece or a cloche hat, bobbed hair and perfect the ‘Charleston’. Book now by ringing one of the Parents Association members Bernard Gloster 087-9532020, Catherine Fitzgerald 086-1087679, Armelle Mangan 087-2379130, Eileen O’Neill 087-6843751 or the school office on 061 393105. Also you can email email@example.com
BALLINGARRY FUN RUN: The Ballingarry 10k Fun Run which is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will take place on Sunday September 23 at 1-30pm sharp. There will be some funny characters roaming the streets during the run, and also food, music, dance and craic after in the hall. Do come along and support this worthy cause. Registration will be in Ballingarry Hall at 1pm. Entry fee is €10, but all children are free. For sponsorship cards please contact Bridget O’Keefe on 069-68487, 086-0577224, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary O’Carroll-Lynch on 087-1333443.
MILFORD HOSPICE: A shop is opening at 22 Thomas Street in Limerick, this Monday September 16. Good quality clothes for men, women and children are required, as well as shoes, accessories, handbags and jewellery. Bed linen, ornaments and mirrors and other household items will also be gratefully accepted, and can be delivered to the shop between 9-30am and 5-30pm from Monday to Saturday. For more information on Milford’s new project contact Aelish Mcmahon on 086-8366846.