Apr 20

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

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

SYMPATHY: We offer our deepest sympathy to: Margaret O’Neill and family, Mill Road, on the recent death of her father Thomas O’Rourke in Ballylanders. To Eamonn Madden and family on the death of his mother Moira Madden née Purtill, ‘Karibu’, College Park, Corbally, Limerick. May they rest in peace

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. ‘Our Leaving Class Applied class are busy constructing Limerick’s very own Lough Ness monster which will be unveiled at the Hunt Museum during Riverfest,’ explained Ms. Kelly

PARISH VISITATION: Meeting for all those involves will take place on Monday 22 April in our parish centre. This time we will be visiting the homes in the following areas: Westbury, Clonard, Riverdale. We would love to have a few more people to help us. We will have a meeting again on Monday 20 May to evaluate and celebrate!

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.

Community Travel Plan: Corbally is already committed to promoting more stress-free, active, and sustainable travel among its citizens. We have already met with Scoil Íde and St Munchin’s schools and have begun to survey students to inform future actions and initiatives required to improve and encourage sustainable travel to schools in Corbally. We are seeking to find out more about what people of Corbally think about how they are currently travelling, options we should explore and how the people of Corbally can facilitate this. We are at present developing a number of micro infrastructural projects, as identified by our Corbally Working Group. This includes an improved pedestrian crossing at Scoil Ide. This will all form part of an overall Community Travel Plan for Corbally, which will essentially be a document written and adopted by the community outlining the action they will take to encourage healthier, safer, and sustainable travel to, from, and within the community. We are asking Corbally citizens to analyse how they make local journeys, to school, work, shops, etc. This involves exploring the benefits of more sustainable forms of transport such as walking or cycling. It is also important to identify the problems or barriers that may prevent the use of such modes. We need Corbally citizens to take part and get involved. We have issued a newsletter to Corbally to raise awareness of our continued presence. In the coming weeks we will be holding a community meeting to present our initial designs and ideas.

20 Weeks of Change: Everyone we meet in the city is unbelievably supportive and can’t believe what a huge win this is for the City. We just need to continue to get the word out. To this end, we are launching our big campaign ‘20 Weeks of Change’ in May. We are in the process of recruiting up to 30 Smarter Travel Champions from within our study areas who are willing to incorporate Smarter Travel into their daily lives for 20 weeks. We will be following a select number of these people and interviewing them occasionally as they take on this new way of moving around the city. We will be launching a little documentary during Mobility Week in September. Having teamed up with the Medical School in UL we will be monitoring the improvement in health from the beginning and end of the campaign. We will be offering free GP visits at the beginning and end for a quick medical screening, and obviously all results are private and champions will get expert exercise and diet advice. If this is something you might be interested in, please let us know. If you aren’t interested perhaps you could suggest friends/ colleagues who might want to start to cycle more, take the bus, car share with their partner etc., that would be great.

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.

LECTURES FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH: Public Lecture Series: Tuesdays 5.00p.m. (Room 202) Mary Immaculate College. On 22 April Ms Myra Hayes will talk on the Spirituaqlity of John and its expression in stained glass windows.

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 !st 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.

REDEMPTORISTS CELEBRATE 150 YEARS: The Mary Immaculate College Choral Society are preparing for their Spring concert to celebrate 150 years of the

Redemptorist Community in Limerick on this Sunday 21st April 2013 in the

Redemptorist Church. The Mary Immaculate College Choral

Society will be performing Patrick Hawes’ Song of Songs alongside John

Rutter’s Requiem. In recent years, Patrick Hawes has emerged as one of the

country’s most popular and inspirational composers. Born in Lincolnshire, he read music as an organ scholar at Durham University, and soon went on to make an impact in the world of choral music with his cantata The Wedding at Cana. It was with the release of his debut album Blue in Blue, however, that Patrick first gained widespread public recognition. Dr. Paul Collins - Musical Director at Mary Immaculate College will be conducting the College Choral Society which will be accompanied by Dr. Garreth Cox and his orchestra for this prestigious event. Everyone is very welcome to come along and enjoy the Spring concert. - FREE ADMISSION

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

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration first annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will be this Saturday 20 April. 10am—5pm . Talks, Adoration confessions, Mass, Workshops, children’s adoration, Blessing of sick, Rosary and Procession.

FIRST hOLY COMMUNION: First Communions will be this Sunday 21 April at the 10.30 a.m. Mass and will continue for two more Sundays. We wish all involved a happy and special day.

MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Phonsie Cullinan, Janice and Moss Carrig, enriched with the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Word of God, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession, and Spirit Filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir this Sunday next 21st April, 2013 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea and refreshments in hall after.

DYING TO TALK: “Café Conversation” Sunday next 21st April 2013 15.00-17.00: Hunt Cafe, Hunt Museum. How we talk together about death and dying, how we support and care for each other through illness , loss and grief, makes a difference to our health, our families, our communities and to how we live our lives. The Compassionate Communities project in Milford Care Centre invites you to a “Café Conversation” for a cuppa and a chat and to talk more openly about illness, dying and loss. ALL ARE WELCOME

PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn 2 9 15 16 No winner! Winners of the six County Board Draw Tickets were: Colm McMahon, Ballyglass, Ardnacrusha, Joe Dempsey, Meelick. Cian O’Brien, Roe East, Ardnacrusha, Tom McDonald, Quinnpool, Sean & Margaret, Kilmore, Caroline McDonagh, Keelgrove, Ardnacrusha. Well done to all.

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