CHURCH NOTICES: Listed readers for this weekend, August 31 and September 1 The Twentysecond Sunday in Ordinary Time, are as follows; Saturday at 7pm Michael Woulfe, Sunday at 10am P.J.Oâ€™Grady, Sunday at 12noon Dan Riordan. Eucharistic Ministers, Saturday at 7pm Christy Murphy, Rita Madigan, Joe Tierney, Sunday at 10am Noreen Murray, Eileen Nally, PJ Oâ€™Grady, Sunday at 12noon, Patrick Kirby, Rose Kelliher, Rita Madigan. Please arrange a replacement if you are unable to fulfill any duty allocated to you. The weekly prayer meeting takes place on Monday at 8pm and all are welcome. The weekly Parish Newsletter will resume next weekend, and items for inclusion should be handed into the sacristy by 9-30am on Friday or contact Fr. Muiris Oâ€™Connor on 353711 or 0866075628. Alternatively they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listed readers and Eucharistic Ministers will change as of the weekend of September 14-15 when the new mass times are introduced, i.e. Saturdays at 6-30pm and Sundays at 11-30am.
MONTHS MIND MASS: The months mind Mass of the late John Murphy of Marian Park, will take place in the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Patrickswell, this Friday, August 30 at 8pm. All friends and neighbours, and former colleagues of John are welcome to attend.
BLOOD DONORS: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service requires three thousand donations every week and a donor clinic will be held at the South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, next Wednesday, September 4 from 5 to 8pm, to facilitate that requirement. You can visit any blood donor clinic as long as ninety days have elapsed since you last gave blood, and you are urged to please give regularly. There will be donor clinics in Galbally and Pallasgreen the following week. For more information contact the Donor Information Line on 1850 731137, or the Blood Transfusion website.
MILFORD HARVEST FAIR: The annual Harvest Fair in aid of Milford Hospice takes place this Sunday, September 1, at the UL Arena, and will be open from 11am till 4pm. Bernadette Behan of Tervoe, Clarina, who is the cake stall leader, is appealing to all you wonderful cooks and bakers out there for donations of cakes, bread, and buns for the cake stall. Joe Tierney (085-1741568) is the local contact in this area. The new resource centre in Ballybrown, next to the church will be open on Saturday from 1pm till 5pm for anyone wishing to drop off donations to the cake stall or contact Joe for collection. Cakes can also be brought directly to the fair on the day.
GOLF SOCIETY: The first of our two majors of 2013 was held in Roscrea Golf Club last Saturday, which was our President Michael Woulfeâ€™s Prize, with one of the best turnouts of the year with 45 members taking part. Mike as usual had left no stone unturned in organising a very successful day with even the weather behaving itself to give some beautiful sunshine. The main prize winners on the day were as follows,1st Eamonn Kellehher 40points, 2nd Gerry Murray 39points, 3rd Cian Harrington 39points, 4th Liam Quinlan 39points, 5th Jim Mc.Carthy 38points, 6th Mark Leahy 36points,7th John Mc.Dermott 36points, 8th Timmie Oâ€™Neill 35points, Front 9 Eddie Kiely Jnr 18points, Back 9 Gerry Molyneaux 19points, Nearest the Pin John Mc.Dermott, Longest Drive Mark Leahy. The society on behalf of our President Mike, would like to thank all the sponsors who added in a very large way to the success of the outing. Our Next outing will be held in Barrow Golf Club, Tralee, which will be our Captainâ€™s Prize, and the best of luck to our captain Pat Mann on his day.
RIDE AND DRIVE: The CÃº Chulainn Bar will be a hive of activity at around 3.30 this Saturday afternoon, when a posse of horses, ponies and their riders, all led by a horse drawn carriage, will stop for a well earned refreshment break, en-route to the Greyhound Stadium in the Ride and Drive for Limerick Cancer Centre. There is no cost to participate, but anyone wishing to take part must fill a Sponsorship Card to a minimum of â‚¬50.00. Contact the Facebook page: â€˜Limerick Cancer Centre Charity Drive & Rideâ€™, or call Edel on 087 248 7173 to get your sponsorship card. All those taking part will receive a specially commissioned souvenir t-shirt, which they wear on the day
CLIONAâ€™S CYCLE: Clionaâ€™s Foundation Cycle will take place this Saturday August 31 from the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur. Register on line by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Sponsorship cards are available by contacting Clionaâ€™s Foundation on 061 400640 and or 087 188 7700.
CURRAGHCHASE DANCING: The Kilcornan Platform Dancing session will take place this Sunday September 1 outside the gates of Curragh Chase, between 3 and 6pm. As usual Pat Oâ€™Connell will be calling the dances to the very popular musician Michael Sexton.
VINTAGE RALLY: The Thatch Bar, Newbridge, Askeaton, is the venue next Sunday, September 8, for the West Limerick Vintage Clubâ€™s rally in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. Displays of threshing, baling and horse shoeing will run alongside the exhibitions of vintage cars, machinery and tractors. Various stalls, a dog show and a tug-of-war competition will also add to the family fun. Hurling fans will also be accommodated with the provision of screens to televise the All- Ireland Final.
APPEAL FOR LAPTOPS: Fr. Michael Murphy, Kilcornan and Nigeria, has an on-going requirement for second hand laptops, which can be used for training purposes in his school in Nigeria. He would gratefully appreciate it, if any such laptops could be donated so that he can take them on his return to Nigeria. Anyone wishing to donate, please call 087 7072664.
ORAL HISTORY INITIATIVE: West Limerick Resources will be running an Oral History Training Initiative this autumn. Training will consist of two elements. Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. Training will also explore how oral history can contribute to the local heritage of communities and identify suitable ways of showcasing their research. Training is expected to begin in October and to run one evening per week for 10 weeks. The course is free of charge and open to people living in the West Limerick area. To register for the programme contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email email@example.com
INDOOR ACTIVITIES: Croom Community Centre is now taking bookings for clubs and groups for the autumn season for sporting activities, including indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Details Contact 061397412 or firstname.lastname@example.org