BOOK LAUNCH: “Come and See” – the Story of Lourdes – is the latest book written by Canon Micheal Liston, former PP of our parish. The book will be launched in The Forum, at Mary Immaculate College on Monday November 25 at 7 pm. Regular pilgrims to Lourdes on the Diocesan Pilgrimage will know that the Shrine is very dear to Canon Micheal’s heart. Each year he facilitates a very interesting walking tour in Lourdes of the places particularly associated with St Bernadette, and some pilgrims take part in this tour with him year after year.
Hopefully I will have more details in future notes regarding the availability of the book which I will pass on to readers in due course.
REMEMBERING OUR DEAD: Envelopes for the remembrance of the Holy Souls are available in both St Lelia’s and St Munchin’s Church. You will find them at the door of the Church, please take one and fill in the list of those deceased whom you would like to be remembered at Masses during the month of November. They will be prayed for at one Mass each weekend during the month and on each First Friday throughout the year.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist takes place on Tuesdays after the 10.15 am Mass until 5 pm in St Lelia’s Church, and on Wednesdays after 9.30 Mass until 5 pm in St Munchin’s Church.
FUNDRAISING CONCERT: Tickets are now available for the Liam Lawton Concert – A Celtic Christmas. On Monday December 16 at 8 pm our parish will host a concert in St Munchin’s Church featuring the ever popular singer Liam Lawton. Also taking part will be the combined choirs of our parish. We are aiming to raise funds to have very necessary work done on St Munchin’s Church. Those of you who frequent St Munchin’s will be aware that our lovely Church is in urgent need of attention so fundraising is of the utmost importance.
Tickets €20 each may now be purchased from the Parish Office, Clancy Strand, and in both Sacristies. They are also available from the Abbey Book Shop in the Augustinian Church and from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street. How nice it would be to present a ticket to a friend as a Christmas gift. Please spread the word to friends, family and former parishioners.
Class of 2013: Limerick was a hive of academic activity recently with graduation ceremonies taking place in Limerick College of Further Education, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College. With students from local colleges spending part of their placement with and/or volunteering with Limerick Youth Service, infolink would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their time and commitment to our young people. Limerick Youth Service extends our warmest congratulations to the Class of 2013 and wish them all the very best for the future.
SOS AT LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE: Youth Workers from across Europe are this week ‘Sharing their Stories’ at Limerick Youth Service as part of a contemporary twist on the ancient art of storytelling. The ‘Share Our Stories’ training programme aims to remind people of the importance of storytelling and teach people about the importance of reflection. Hailing from places as far afield as Malta and Bulgaria, the youth workers have spent the past week taking part in workshops and enjoying Limerick’s culture while sharing theirs. ‘There are many forms of storytelling and this is reflected through our array of workshops,’ said Stacey Lyons, Limerick Youth Service. ‘Our groups are currently taking part in drama, song writing, graffiti art and puppet-making and will display their creative pieces at the Milk Market on Friday evening,’ continued Ms. Lyons.
Bonjour de Besancon: Eleven young people from across Limerick city and county are in Besancon, northern France as guests of Ctj Ccvc Francas le Doubs.
Accompanied by Priscilla Sheehan and Brian Humphries, Limerick Youth Service, the group are exploring youth rights and empowerment. Infolink has exclusively learned that they spent the past week taking part in a circus workshop and enjoyed some famous Gallic cuisine, notably les escargots! The group also took part in a French/Irish intercultural night with the Limerick crew leading a performance of a ‘Céilí Mór’ Limerick Youth Service style! Infolink is currently investigating the rumour that Brian Humphries resembles Michael Flatley on the dance floor! What other secrets are they hiding from us down in Irishtown!
CARE TO DRIVE: The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ transport service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient – a volunteer driver will pick you up at the door of your home and bring you to the hospital and then, after treatment, bring you home. So if you are having trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment then please speak to your oncology/haematology team or call Gail in the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566.
CONDOLENCES: We extend our sincere sympathy to the families of the following parishioners who died recently:
FRED McDONNELL, Parochial House, Meelick, Co Clare and formerly of Bus Eireann and Clancy Strand, late priest of the Limerick diocese. He is survived by son Shane, daughters Theresa, Helen, Lorna, Ada and Mary, his brother Bro. John, sisters Nellie and Sr Rita, Bishop Brendan Leahy and the priests of the diocese, and extended family. Husband of the late Ann. His remains were reposing on Sunday in St John the Baptist Church, Meelick, and then in St John’s Cathedral. Following Requiem Mass he was laid to rest in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery.
JOAN HENNESSY nee Smith, Glenview Avenue, Farranshone, formerly of Croagh, Co Limerick. Wife of the late Fergus and mother of the late John. She is survived by her sons Jim, Fergus and Tim, daughters Kate and Mary, grandchildren and sister Deborah. Burial took place in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.
GEORGE COSTELLOE, Hennessy Avenue, Kileely. Survived by sons George and Edward, daughters Linda, Michelle, Sandra, Denise and Lorraine, brothers Pa and Jack, sisters Bunty, Ann, Olive, Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass was offered in St Munchin’s Church followed by burial in Ballycannon Cemetery, Meelick.
MAURICE O’RIORDAN, Woodview Park, formerly of Charleville. Survived by his wife Mary, sons Eddie and Pat, daughters Mary and Joan, grandsons Adrian and Brian and great-grandaughter Katie. Father-in-law of the late Jerome. Burial took place in St Nicholas Cemetery, Adare following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.
PHYLLIS O’BRIEN, nee Lynch, of Ballynanty, Limerick, who passed away peacefully at her daughter Rita’s residence in South Wales. Burial took place in Swansea following Requiem Mass.