St Paul’s Nov 9

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: The staff of the U.L. Maternity hospital would like to invite all couples and their families who have experienced miscarriage or whose baby has died around the time of birth to its annual Remembrance Service. Also welcome to attend the service are couples whose babies died many years ago. The hospital book of remembrance will be available to parents on the day. The service will take place on next Sunday, November 10 at the Holy Rosary Church, Ennis road at 3.0pm

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: The staff of the U.L. Maternity hospital would like to invite all couples and their families who have experienced miscarriage or whose baby has died around the time of birth to its annual Remembrance Service. Also welcome to attend the service are couples whose babies died many years ago. The hospital book of remembrance will be available to parents on the day. The service will take place on next Sunday, November 10 at the Holy Rosary Church, Ennis road at 3.0pm

The service is a time of remembrance and of celebration of the love and the memories that these babies have inspired in their families.

WATER METERS: The installation of water meters in the Dooradoyle estate is reckoned to commence in two to three weeks. All householders will receive a call from a member of the installation team before commencement of the work or will receive notice in the letter-box.

MAKE SURE: As new water meters will be installed everywhere in the Limerick area before long more there may be callers to your house. Make sure that any caller representing water-meter staff that come to inform you that they are about to install these meters has identification if they are to seek access to your property. At present water meters are being installed in the Ballycummin area. Any staff calling to your home will do so to inform you that they are about to commence the work. They do not have to enter your home and furthermore there is no payment of money required yet for this process.

PIPE PROBLEMS: At present the installation of water meters in the Kilteragh estate is underway but the installers are experiencing great difficulties with the work. Apparantly the pipe work bearing the water to the estate and therefrom to each house is highly irregular. This problem was created by the developer and one wonders when this development was being created was there any clerk of works or site engineer or county council engineer there to monitor the work being undertaken. Again when the plans and proposal of the development was submitted to the County Council was such pipe work distribution in the plans submitted.

However, the difficulties created are now having to be attended to by the installers of the water meters and no doubt the cost of this extra labour will have to be paid for somehow.

A.A. MEETINGS:The St. Paul’s group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the St. Paul’s national school on three evenings of the week at 20.30hours. They come together on each Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

MACRA NA FEIRME: Contrary to what you might be thinking Macra na Feirme is not a club solely for people from the county. In fact, whether you are from the county or the city you are very welcome to become a member of Macra and engage in its many recreational activities. If you are interested in learning more about this club call to the South Court hotel on next Thursday, November 7 at 8.30pm and meet some of the other members.

NEW READERS: New readers are being sought for the Masses celebrated in St. Paul’s church on Saturday evening at 6.0pm and on Sunday at 10.0am and at 12.15pm. If you can assist please submit your name in the sacristy or give it to Fr. John Leonard, PP 061/302729 or Fr. Eugene Boyce, 061304508 or Ms Anne Gabbett at 061/228017. Readers usually read the first reading, the responsorial psalm, the second reading and the gospel acclaimation. The reader does this for a month at a time and he or she usually makes a commitment to undertake this task for the year.

YOUNG AT HEART: Each Tuesday from 10.30am until 12 noon at the Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA club-house you are invited to come along for a cup of tea, a chat and a few games of bingo. It is primarily for senior parishoners. A small donation is required but it is not compulsory for you are most welcome. Tell your friends about this and perhaps it can become a weekly event.

BAPTISMS: The Sacrament of Baptism is performed as required each Saturday evening and again on Sundays after the 12.15pm Mass. There is a request form available for Baptism that must be completed and handed into the Sacristy of St. Paul’s church or to Fr. John Leonard, P.P. or to Fr. Eugene Boyce at least two weeks before the Baptism ceremony takes place.

WELCOME BACK: Fr. John Leonard, Parish Priest celebrated the Mass at 10.0am on Friday, November 1 and many people in attendance were pleased to see him return because he was indisposed for some number of weeks. He also celebrates the 11.0am Mass each Sunday.

CONGREGRATIONAL SINGING: The 12.15pm Mass in St.Paul’s church each Sunday is one in which the choir sings and Sr. Ann O’Sullivan accompanies the members of the congregation who join singing with them. If you have a good singing voice or even just a mediocre voice and you would like to be a member of the choir please call 087/7561828 and Sr. Ann would be delighted to here from you.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: This district has had a number of houses recently entered by thieves when items of value and money were taken from them. Properties in Cois Luachra, the Hurdles, Huntsfield and elsewhere have been entered and robbed. It would appear that houses are being watched and targeted for theft when the occupants are out. Community Gardaí are not seen as often now and this may be that they are occupied with other duties. Consequently, in areas where neighbourhood watch applies it would be prudent that neighbours keep a watchful eye on their neighbourhoods and report any suspicious person or activities to the Gardaí at Roxboro Garda station. In the interim they ought to be aware of their own house security at all times. Never make it easy for your house to be robbed. Gardaí have stated on many occasions that a frequent means of entry is by a back-door that was left unlocked. A recent survey of burglaries showed that in Munster the Limerick city and county has had the greatest number of burglaries and the survey also estimated that as many as one in four houses in the whole country has been burgled. So be aware of the fact that there are thieves on the look-out at all times and make it as difficult as possible for them. Finally, if you see someone suspicious or suspicious activity of any kind ring the Gardaí at Roxboro Garda station.

SEEKING SUPPORT: St. Gabriel’s school and centre that does invaluable humanitarian work for children with multiple dis-abilities is holding a greyhound and benefit night on Friday, November 15 commencing at 7.30pm. All proceeds from this event will go towards the cost of maintaining and operating the hydrotherapy pool which is essential for the benefit of these children and helps to promote their ability and enhances it further. There is free entry for mamily members under 16 years and there is face painting and colouring for the very young members, Tickets for this night of entertainment are just E10 and they may be purchased at St. Gabriel’s reception or by tel. 35361/302733. Your support would be appreciated very much

MARANATHA: Maranatha Family Tree Healing Mass, Retreat through the Ministry of Fr. Pat Conlan, O.F.M. Killiney and Janice Carrigg on next Sunday, 17th November, 2013 at 2.30pm to 7.30pm with Rosary, Praise and Worship, Music by Maranatha Gospel Choir, Holy Mass and Adoration at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. There will be tea afterwards. All are welcome.

RE-OPENED: Many people regretted the closing of the Jesuit church in the Crescent during the past number of years. The community of the Sacred Heart of Jesus had left the building and the nearby residence. A new community of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest are now resident there and they worship and administer in the church each day and they are endeavouring to restore it as a place of worship. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is now celebrated in Latin on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30am each morning and on Friday at 7.30pm

CEMETARY SUNDAY: Next Sunday, November 10 has become known in this district and neighbouring districts as ‘cemetary Sunday’. Prayers for the dead will be said in Castlemungret cemetery at 2.30pm by the clergy of St. Paul’s parish and St. Nessan’s parish and all those in attendance. At 3.30pm the clergy will be in Mungret cemetery and the prayers will be recited by all present. There will prayer booklets distributed so that all will be able to able to participate in the ceremonies. All the graves will be sprinkled with holy water by the priests attending as the Rosary is being recited.

OSTEOFIT: Osteofit classes have resumed in the Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA clubhouse since Monday, September 2 at 12.00. These classes are for adults and the aim is to make participants more active by exercise that strengthens density of bones, improve posture and balance. Persons who are interested can get more information on and the first introductory class is free. Thereafter it costs E8 per class and there is no obligation on anyone to attend except as they please. It is a good social outlet as well for flexibility and relaxation

EXTINGUISHMENT: The Limerick County Council has a public notice in the local newspapers proposing the extinguishment of public right of way at pedestrian access between the Forts Housing Estate and Foxfield Housing Estate onto Dooradoyle Road (LP1404).

A map showing the Right of Way will be on display at the Transport Office, County Hall for a period of one month from October 21 to Friday, November 22,2013 during office hours. Objections or representations in relation to the proposal should be made in writing to the Senior Staff Officer at County Hall up to and including Friday, December 13, 2013.

Any person making such a written objection may include in their submission a request that they be allowed to state their

LIVING LINKS: Recently the Samaritans charity organisation held an information evening seeking volunteers to assist in their work dealing with people that are or may be in a position to self-harm. Unfortunately some people do commit suicide and the charity Living Links is there to help all those that have been bereaved by suicide or know someone that has been bereaved by suicide. The Augustinian church had a very prayerful and healing ceremony for all those bereaved by suicide recently. The Living Links charitable association can be contacted in the Pastoral Centre, Denmark St. Limerick (beside ST. Michael’s Church). For further information phone (087/ 7998427. If you should feel depressed or under the weather for any reason do no ‘bottle it’ confide in somebody. A problem shared is a problem halved.

MUNGRET/ST.PAUL’S GAA: Juvenile Club AGM: The AGM of the Juvenile Club is fixed for Sunday December 8. Motions and nominations need to be with the club secretary Donal Duff by November 24th. A reminder also that the senior club AGM is fixed for Sunday December 1, with nominations and motions need to be with Maurice by Nov 17.

Movember: Mungret /St Paul’s Healthy Club Project Team aim to provide information and awareness on health and lifestyle issues for all members of the community. During the month of November our focus is one promoting men’s health. In order to do this we have recruited a number of willing and not so willing volunteers to promote men’s health by joining in the International “Movember” initiative. The Movember challenge invites men (Mo Bro’s) to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by prompting conversations wherever they go. Another crucial part of being a Mo Bro is to raise funds for men’s health. Men donate their face and, much like taking part in a run or a walk for charity, ask their family and friends to sponsor their efforts. Movember supports world class men’s health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Each of us is responsible for our own health, it is about you

U13 Football: The U13 footballers went to Rathkeale on Saturday to play the final against Galbally, the weather was poor but the players put on a great performance and were unlucky to be beaten on the night. Some of these players have the U14 Football final and the U13 hurling finals ahead of them. Well done boys and best of luck in the forthcoming finals.

Ladies football: On Saturday November 2 our minors began their championship campaign where they took on Monagea in very wet conditions at home. Both side exchanged scores early but Monagea pulled away and led by 7 pts at half time. Our Mungret girls dug deep in the 2nd half and brought the match to a draw. However Monagea got a late goal to win on a score line of 6-5 to 5-5.

Our U16’s are due to play the A shield final next Saturday against St Ailbes venue to be confirmed.

U14 Hurling: The U14 boys delighted with their recent County win in hurling went back to their old primary schools to show off the silverware. St. Nessans and Gael Scoil Raithin were first to be visited. There was a great welcome in both schools for the players who attended. The following week it was a visit to St. Paul’s and the boys were delighted to return to their teachers and they received a great response.