BINGO: There is a Bingo night in the Spotted Dog Lounge on Friday, September 13 @ 8.30pm. Proceeds go to Milford Hospice and there will be hot finger food and music.
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. 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. OP Hall- Alona Troy 061481490. St Saviours- C.I.E. Club -Joan Storan 0872601567
MEALS ON WHEELS: Queen of Peace, Meals on Wheels run 5 days a week and the cost is only €3 for dinner and a dessert. If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the service please ring Siobhán on 061481490 or 0871256619
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.
CHIROPODY: People over 66 with a medical card requiring chiropody services can contact Valerie Greene, office manager, Carebright on 061-383863
TIDY TOWNS: Janesboro Tidy Towns group have been doing a fabulous job all throughout the summer. Congratulations to them on qualifying once again for the ‘Going for Gold’ Final, which they won last year. Take a stroll locally and see their hard work. They are 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 & 4pm; Monday & Tuesday, 1pm & 6pm; Wednesday, 11am & 6pm; Thursday, 1pm & 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
PRAYER GROUP: The Good Shepherd prayer group meet on Tuesdays in their house on the Roxboro Road. They meet at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
LECTO DIVINA: This group meet every Monday evening in the parish Resource Centre at 8pm. There is an open invitation to all who would like to join in.
ACTIVE AGE GROUP: The Queen of Peace Active Age group has re-opened after the summer break. They 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On Saturday October 12 we are hoping for a great presence at the Ladies Mini Marathon.
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’.
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.
If you’d like support from Care & Repair or to volunteer contact Iris Mockler at Northside Family Resource Centre on 0876731314 or e mail email@example.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.