Feb 23

READERS: The Minister of the Word at Sunday 24 February 10.30am Mass is Sarah Barrett.

READERS: The Minister of the Word at Sunday 24 February 10.30am Mass is Sarah Barrett.

MEDJUJORGE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorge departing from Shannon, September 14th to 21st. Fare €639 half-board for deposits received before February 17th. Further details from John O’Brien. Cooga, Doon, Co Limerick. Tel: 061-380614.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Confirmation will be celebrated in St James Church Cappagh on the 14th May, 2013. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 25th May 2013.

THE WITNESS: The “Witness” is a powerful musical/drama which tells the story of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, through the eyes of St. Peter. It’s being staged in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March. Coming as it does so close to the end of Lent, it’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 €15 each, this show is a must for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

A bus is being organised for Saturday 9 March. If anyone is interested in travelling please leave your name and phone number in to the Sacristy. Costs will depend on the number traveling and the size of bus required.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM: Cappagh Community Council is holding its AGM on 28 February 2013 @ 7.30pm in the Hall in Cappagh. We would very much welcome new members to the Community Council as presently we only have 4 people on the committee. Anyone interested in joining but not able to attend on that day, please call Marianne Hofstedt, Chairperson on 0863007709. Thank you.

TEA DANCE: Cappagh Foroige (Youth Club) are hosting a tea dance in the Community Centre on this Sunday 24 February from 4pm to 7 pm, music is by Pat Walsh and other local Musicians, We would like if you could come along for a Cuppa and enjoy the Ceol and the craic, Sure what else would you be doing on a Sunday afternoon, come along and support your youth, oh and by the way there is no charge.

TAIZE:Taize is a small community on the east of France, not far from Cluny and Lyon. It’s a place of Pilgrimage all year round for thousands of young people from all over the world. People of all different faiths, cultures and levels of belief flock there. The Limerick Pastoral Centre is organising to bring a group of 40 young people to Taize in July of this year. The group will spend 4 days in Taize and 3 days in Paris and Euro-Disney. You must be over 18 to travel . Anyone interested in finding out more, please contact the Sacristy. Cost and dates are on the poster in the porch.

FAMILY CARERS: Caring for carers, Limerick Branch in Association with the H.S.E. are holding a ‘Caring in the Home Course’ one evening per week for 12 consecutive Thursdays commencing 7 March 2013, 7.30pm – 9.30pm at St. Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West Co Limerick. For Application Form:- Phone :061 469484 or 061 469313, Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2pm or write to : - Caring for Carers, 1 John’s St, Limerick.

SOCIAL CLUB: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, which takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and tea and coffee are provided. Please phone Mary at 061-313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Rathkeale & District Historical Society will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 22 February at the Community Arts Centre Rathkeale. The topic for discussion and the speaker is: “The Castle and Priory of Askeaton”, by Mr Anthony Sheehy, local historian. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

WATER SCHEME: Most scheme members should have their invoices by now. To make collections as easy as possible, please bring your invoiced amount to your nearest representative or to Tony Prendiville. All monies will be receipted. If you did not receive an invoice please contact us. If you wish to receive your invoice by email, please provide your email address to your local representative or to Tony Prendiville. This process will save money on paper, printing and postage. Terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 2003 will be complied with. Please contact any member of the committee or your nearest representative if you have any query or to submit your payment.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Just a reminder that the 24-hour emergency number is 087-9476844 and is voluntarily manned 24/7 and should be used in case of a heart attack.

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