Cappagh Oct 5

READERS: The reader for 6pm evening Mass, Saturday 5 October, is Sarah Barrett. The reader for 10.30am Mass, Sunday is Seamus Madigan.

READERS: The reader for 6pm evening Mass, Saturday 5 October, is Sarah Barrett. The reader for 10.30am Mass, Sunday is Seamus Madigan.

NANTINAN GRAVEYARD: The cleanup of Nantinan Graveyard is continuing each Monday at 6pm. Grass cutting and a general tidy up. Help would be greatly appreciated from anyone who has graves in Nantinan.

ST. THERESE: The Feast of St Therese [The Little Flower] will be solemnly celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, O’Connell Avenue on Tuesday, 1st October. The Mass for the Feast Day will take place at 10.30 a.m., and later on the day there will be Evening Prayer, commencing at 7.30 p.m. followed by Benediction. A member of the Carmelite Order will be in attendance with a first class relic of the saint, which can be venerated at both sessions. St Joseph’s has for many years been a popular centre of devotion to the Little Flower, and this year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of its status as an independent Parish in September, 1973.

ST. ANTHONY’S RELIC: The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them in welcoming St Anthony of Padua on the occasion of the 750th Anniversary of the Discovery of Saint Anthony’s Relics by Saint Bonaventure. St Anthony will be visiting you in the form of two precious relics from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. The relics will be accompanied by three friars from the Messenger of St Anthony in Padua and the Greyfriars of Great Britain and Ireland. The two precious relics will be in St John’s Cathedral Limerick on Monday October 21st. Mass at 10am followed by Veneration from 11am to 6.30pm Veneration. In the evening Mass at 7pm followed by Veneration from 8pm to 10pm.

CHOIRS: “Stars, Choirs & Carols” have launched a nationwide appeal for choirs and choral societies to join in breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people singing Christmas Carols together in one location. The event will take place in Croke Park Stadium on Thursday, 19 December between 7pm & 9pm and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. In addition to breaking the world record they are hoping to raise money on behalf of both and Choirs and choral societies will be singing for success along with Louis Walsh, The Army no 1 Band, The Dublin Gospel Choir, Celine Byrne & many, many more…… ” RTE will be recording the event and broadcasting a one hour special on Sunday, 22nd December and The Oprah Magazine have been in touch to enquire if the event will be streamed live on the evening!!! Tickets are available from

CRÈCHE AGM: The AGM of Cappagh Community Crèche will take place on Wednesday 16 October at 7.45pm in the Creche.

PARISH HISTORIES:A book on the history of all the parishes in the Diocese will be available to purchase shortly. Cappagh are getting 100 copies of this book. This book is a once off publication and will cost €20, normally would retail at €35. To secure a copy of this publication, please leave your name into the sacristy with €20. Please bear in mind that there is only 100 copies for Cappagh. This book would be a lovely Christmas present.

STORIES: Limerick City Museum and Archive is hoping to hold an exhibition next year entitled Limerick City of Churches. As part of this exhibition we are looking for people willing to contribute their stories of how the churches in Limerick shaped not only their city but also their lives.For example what is their favourite church in the city and why they chose to attend that one above others. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Anne Kearns at Limerick City Archives on 061 407376 /

FARM SHOP: The Community Council will hold a market of local produce – FARM SHOP in the Community Hall on Thursday of each week. The first market will take place on Thursday 3rd October from 11.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4pm. Funds raised will be used to provide heating in the hall over the winter. Please support your local Community Hall.

YOUTH SEMINAR:A seminar is taking place on 8 October, 2013 in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine Co Limerick at 7pm in conjunction with Limerick Social Service Council Ltd. Admission Free. Speakers on the night will be Dr. Jennifer McMahon BA PhD and Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald BA PhD. Topics of discussion will be; Understanding Youth Mental Health What youth mental health is and how we can support it. What helps and what hurts?. The importance of reaching out. There will also be input on the night from transition year students, Coláiste Íde agus Íosef. Various exhibitors on the night.

KEEP FIT: Adult keep fit classes are held every Wednesday night in Cappagh Hall from 7-8pm. Cost €6 per class. Aerobic workout, dance, Zumba, Circuits. All welcome. Kids Classes: Run every Wed. after school, Dance, Drama, & singing all in one class. Age 4-13 yrs. For more info: 087 – 7718988.

SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfields House Hotel, between 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 061-313456if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfields House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am.

WATER SCHEME: Second invoices have been sent to those who have monies outstanding. To make collections as easy as possible, please bring your invoiced amount to your nearest representative or to Tony Prendiville. All monies will be receipted. If you did not receive an invoice please contact us. If you wish to receive your invoice by email, please provide your email address to your local representative or to Tony Prendiville or simply send an email to This process will save on paper, printing and postage. Terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 2003 will be complied with. Please contact any member of the committee or your nearest representative if you have any query or to submit your payment.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Just a reminder that the 24-hour emergency number is 087-9476844 and is voluntarily manned 24/7 and should be used in case of a heart attack.