FR EAMONN FITZGIBBON: it was with great regret that the people of Crecora learnt that Fr. Eamonn was to leave his ministry in his native Crecora. Fr. Eamonn is hugely popular in the parish and he has the unique gift of being able to connect with all age groups. He is especially popular with the youth of the parish, and was always a very welcome visitor to the primary schools and youth gatherings. His sermons are always delivered in a language which is relevant in today’s world, but it is obvious to all that he has a very deep understanding of the written Word. It is therefore no surprise that Bishop Brendan Leahy has recognized his talents and assigned him to a role which will take full advantage of his abilities. Although Fr. Eamonn is moving on to another ministry, it is hoped that he will not be a stranger in the parish and that he might make the occasional appearance at Mass in Crecora and at other local gatherings. The people of the parish sincerely wish him well in his new ministry. Meanwhile, his replacement will be Fr. Richard Davern who was also very popular in Caherdavin parish, so like us, they are also losing a champion. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Fr. Richard, and we hope that his ministry in Crecora will be an enjoyable and fulfilling one.
CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: Congratulations to our super U8s who entered two teams, and won all of their games in the UL Blitz last weekend. Full credit to the coaches, who prepared this team so well. Unfortunately, our U14 cup campaign ended in disappointment in Ballyagran last Sunday when we lost the County A final to a very strong and deserving Newcastlewest team. The Crecora coaches Tim and Colm were very proud of the effort that this great group of girls have put in all year and acknowledged their great achievement in reaching the final.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL: The monthly church-gate collection will take place at all masses in the parish this weekend. We would urge you to give generously, and we thank you for your continued support.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor clinic in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, on Monday 25th February from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Donations from Crecora and surrounding areas would be greatly appreciated, as it is critical to maintain adequate supplies. New donors are always most welcome. Thank you for your continued support.
EARLY YEARS BUSINESS AND COMPLIANCE SEMINAR: Canavan Byrne will present a childcare “Business and Compliance” workshop in the The Absolute Hotel Limerick on 18th November. This lecture will be of particular interest to those involved in the Montessori and Pre-Schools in the area and will cover the most important topics relevant to running your childcare business. Places are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. The Workshop costs €20 per person and will run from 7pm – 10pm. Topics covered include: Preparing for a HSE Inspection, update on Regulation 5 and 8, carrying out a risk assessment on your service, record keeping , tax efficiency and business and finance tips.