RUBY ANNIVERSARY: Forty years ago Canon Donal McNamara our Parish Priest was ordained to the priesthood, and to celebrate this very special anniversary a reception will take place on Sunday September 1st at St Munchin’s Community Centre, Kileely Court, from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm. Finger food will be served.
The community bus which has a capacity of twenty-four seats will be available at 12 noon outside St Munchin’s Church to convey to the reception any parishioners who may not have their own transport.
Parishioners join with the clergy in wishing Canon Donal every blessing and we assure him of our prayers always.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into our Christian community the babies who were baptised in our parish during the month of August – Christopher James Griffin, Leigh Marie Moynihan, Ashling Anne Williams, Mason Edward Mullane, Lauren Kathleen Mallard, and Chanel Sophie Harty. Congratulations to their parents, god-parents, and families. We wish the newly baptised health happiness and success in the years ahead.
ST MUNCHIN’S COMMUNITY CENTRE: Limerick City CDP St Munchin’s are offering the following Adult Education Classes in St Munchin’s Community Centre from September 2013: Salsa Dancing, Step Aerobics, Exercise for over 55’s, Crochet, Line Dancing, Aqua Aerobics, Card Making, Creative Writing, Flower Arranging, Furniture Restoration, Yoga, Jewellery Making, Spanish for Beginners, Local History, Guitar, and Stress Management.
Registration for these classes will take place in the Centre on Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm. A small fee will apply to all classes.
At the Centre they continue to serve meals five days a week – dinner and dessert €4; Dinner and Dessert takeaway €4.50; new supper menu for just €2 consists of a Sandwich of your choice, piece of fruit and juice or water. You can order your supper to take home. If you wish, meals will be delivered to your door five days a week for just €20. The senior Wednesday Club takes place from 12 noon to 4 pm with dinner, bingo, and sing-song costing €5.
The Community Café is open Monday to Saturday 8 am to l pm serving a full Irish Breakfast 3.50; Toasted Special with salad and chips €4.50; Smoothies, wraps €3; Tea/coffee and a Scone €1; Soup and brown bread €2.50; Salad Bar salad bowl €3.50; Sandwich with three fillings €2
Breakfast Club for all school going children operates Monday to Friday 7.45 – 8.45 €1.
Another great service the Centre provides is their School Lunches. They invite parents to take the pressure off themselves and have their child’s school lunches provided for only €10 per week. Each day the child will receive a cereal bar or Actimel for first lunch and a sandwich of their choice with drink and piece of fruit for their second lunch.
Call to the Centre or arrange with the school, and the Centre will deliver the lunch to the school.
Why not call into St Munchin’s Community Centre and check out what they can do for you. There are dance classes for children from 4-18 years with Flawless Dance, Computer classes, Bingo, Chiropody, Hairdressing, Photographic studio, Weight loss and personal training, Keep fit classes on Tuesday nights at 7.30 pm.
Everyone is welcome it doesn’t matter where you live, if you can get to the Centre they would love to work with you.
CARER’S MEETING: The Limerick branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their monthly Carer’s Meeting at their Day Care C entre, Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, on Wednesday September 4 from 3 pm to 4 pm. All are welcome. Tel: 061-313456.
LIMERICK ANIMAL WELFARE: The recent Animal Welfare Collection amounted to €811.40. They offer a grateful thankful to all who contributed from St Munchin’s/St Lelia’s parish.
CHURCH CHOIR: Following their summer recess, St Lelia’s Choir will return to sing at Mass on Sunday September lst. Choir practice will take place on Thursday August 29 at 7 pm in St Lelia’s Church. New members will be welcome.
PILGRIMAGE: On Sunday September 8 the National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place at our Lady’s Shrine in Knock, Co Mayo. Fr Fintan Monahan will be the Chief Celebrant; Sr Briege McKenna O.S.C. will be the Speaker, and Dana will be guest singer.
Anointing of the Sick and Rosary will take place at 2 pm with the Pilgrimage Mass at 3 pm.
A coach will depart at 8.30 am from outside the Salesian Primary School, Fernbank. For details please contact Sr Susan at 085-7491270.
HARVEST FAIR: A reminder that the 28th annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair will take place this Sunday September 1. It will be held in the new location of the UL Arena. The Harvest Fair Committee once again appeals for your support and have a huge selection of clothes, books, toys, and bric-a-brac on offer with lots of activities and fun for young and old.
Each year the Fair has been hailed as a great family day out. Come and enjoy while supporting the wonderful work being done by the Milford Hospice Care Centre.
CONDOLENCES: We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of the following parishioners whose deaths have recently occurred:
THOMAS ‘TUCKER’ McINERNEY, O’Dwyer Villas, Thomondgate. He is survived by his parents Tony and Siobhan, partner Sharon, daughter Rianna and son TJ. Also by his brothers Bobby and Colin, sister Maria, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Burial took place in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.
STEPHEN GRIFFIN, Clareview and late of An Post. Husband of the late Christine and father of Caroline, Una, Stephen, Dermot, Suzanne and Shaun. Regretted by brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great granddaughter. Removal from Griffins Funeral Home to St Munchin’s Church. Burial in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery
following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s.
GERARD GEORGE COSTELLOE of London and late Moylish Avenue, Ballynanty. He is survived by his family, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, family and friends. Memorial Mass was offered in St Lelia’s Church.
May they Rest in Peace.