CHURCH NEWS: Eucharistic Ministers for Saturday February 2, Margaret Oâ€™Leary and Mary Oâ€™Neill. Ita Oâ€™Shaughnessy and Nora Murphy for Sunday 3rd. Ministers of the Word are Margaret Oâ€™Leary for Saturday and Kathleen Kelly for Sunday.
Kilcornan Annual Church Flowers collection was held at both Masses last Saturday and Sunday, which came to â‚¬821.00. Thank you for your generosity.
On Friday February 1st we will celebrate the Feast of St. Bridget, and, as is customary we will make our way to the Well in Kilbreedy to pay our respects and do our rounds throughout the day. We are very grateful to the Shier and kelly families who have facilitated the visitors to the Well for years.
Saturday next February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Traditionally on this day, candles are blessed for use in the home and church during the coming year.
Anyone who wishes to have candles blessed should bring them to the church before the 8pm Mass on Saturday and label them for collection afterwards. Contributions towards church candles for the year will be appreciated.
Sunday February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise. Blessing of the throats will take place before and after the 8pm Mass on Saturday evening and the 11am Mass on Sunday. We extend a very warm welcome to our Altar servers Amy Barry, Sarah Lynch and RÃ³isin Oâ€™Shaughnessy who started serving Mass last week-end. Hopefully over the next few weeks they will be joined by others who are interested. Boys and girls from 4th class up are invited to join. Anyone interested should contact Martha Lynch (086 â€“ 1556262) who has agreed to act as co-ordinator for the servers.
THE WITNESS: The â€œWitnessâ€ is a powerful musical/drama which tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, through the eyes of St. Peter. It is being staged in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March. This production will be directed by Fr. Terry Loughran.
Coming as it does so close to the end of Lent, itâ€™s an ideal way of taking some time out in preparation for the up-coming feast of Easter and doing so in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Tickets are currently on sale from the Box Office in the Lime Tree Theatre. They can be reached on 061-774774. At â‚¬15 each, this show is a must for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
NATIONAL SCHOOL: Registration for pupils wishing to enrol in Junior Infants in Kilcornan National School is now taking place. Please contact the school for further details on 061-393304.
An open day will be held on Thurs March 7th for all new entrants from 2 to 3pm.
Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Fri Feb 1st commencing at 12pm in Kilcornan Community Centre. A cup of tea and a chat will be enjoyed by all. Pupils from the school will provide some light entertainment.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Cregan Family, Tinnaculla, kilcornan on the recent, sudden death of Joseph. He is survived by his heartbroken wife Maudie, loving sons, Michael and James, daughters, Mary, Vera and Karen, brothers, grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, sisters in law, extended family, friends and neighbours. he was pre deceased by his brothers Michael and Fr. Jim. Joe, a respected member of the local farming community and in particular the equine industry in which he excelled. He was laid to rest in Rathkeale after requiem Mass in St. John the Baptist Church concelebrated by Fr. loughran, Fr. Irwin, Fr. Noonan, Fr. Wall and Fr. Oâ€™Donnell.
THANK YOU: Bags of Love Campaign. On behalf of Our Lady of Light Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, the greater community of Hermanus. We wish to thank the people most sincerely, for your generous donation to this yearâ€™s bags of love campaign. Once again sufficient bags were collected to supply â€œthe poorest of the poorâ€ with a Christmas meal this festive season. Our distribution included Zwelishle, Hawston and Stanford in South Africa.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: We will be hosting a fashion show in the Woodlands House Hotel on February 28. kilcornan children who are interested in modelling for the show will require their parents / guardians consent before their names are entered into a draw for available places. Please contact Eileen Byrnes at 085 1324565 for a consent form.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL ANNUAL PARTY: The Community Council traditional Annual Party has been deferred to Sunday February 17 in the Community Centre. As usual it will begin with Mass in the Hall at 2pm. All our regular guests are invited and we hope to see some â€˜â€™recently qualifiedâ€™â€™ joining us on the day. Keep the date free to enjoy one of the highlights in our Parish. If you have not received your invitation please contact any member of the Committee of the Community Council.
ASTRA TURF: Work is expected to commence on the new astra turf pitch early in February. This is a major undertaking in the Parish by the Parish Development Committee and one that will benefit all the clubs locally and the surrounding area. West Limerick resources will finance a portion of the cost. In order to raise funds locally a large bank of topsoil is available for sale from the Committee. Anyone interested in the topsoil should contact 0874180207 for further information.