NORTHSIDE YOUTH PROJECT: Following on a visit by Councillor Gerry McLoughlin Mayor of Limerick to the Youth Service Projects in Ballynanty, Moyross and Watch House Cross last month, representatives from Limerick City Council recently paid a visit to LYS’s Northside youth projects. Councillors Maria Byrne, Cormac Hurley, Joe Leddin and Maurice Quinlan spent time with young people, staff and volunteers at LYS youth spaces in Ballynanty, Moyross and Watch House Cross. They were delighted to see the wonderful work going on here and the services provided to the local community,’ said Cllr. Maria Byrne, who added that ‘it was a very positive experience.’
Ballynanty Youth Club and Ballynanty Youth Diversion Project: are currently based in St. Lelia’s Community Hall, Ballynanty. The latter engages with young people from twelve to eighteen years and runs personal, social, educational and recreational programmes which are designed to meet their individual needs.
Ballynanty Youth Club, which meets every Wednesday, organises activities as diverse as healthy eating programmes to music workshops and arts and crafts.
The Moyross Youth and Family Support Programme, provides after school provision for over 30 local young people. Located in White Cross Gardens the project works with young people in developing their personal and social skills. They are currently working on a civic responsibility programme.
The Northside Youth Cafe, located in nearby Watch House Cross, is one of LYS’s three Youth Cafes. It is open to young people from the local community and is always looking for new members. Among its many achievements last year was the Four Peaks Challenge, where cafe members scaled four of Ireland’s highest peaks to raise awareness of mental health.
SR GERALDINE FITZGERALD RIP: LYS would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sr. Geraldine Fitzgerald, late of the Order of the Little Company of Mary and Limerick Youth Service, who passed away on Friday February 15th.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is being organised throughout dioceses around the country. It is in place in many parishes within our own diocese of Limerick, and will soon be taking place in our parish. With this in mind, a speaker will be in our churches at Masses this coming weekend February 23 and 24 to explain the importance of the project and encourage us to take part in the Adoration. To become part of the parish team for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all you need is to have one hour at your disposal per week – and a willing heart.
MASS FROM MOYROSS: Congratulations to the parish of Corpus Christi in Moyross who presented a most beautiful Mass Service from the RTE studio on Sunday last. Fr Tony O’Riordan PP was the celebrant. It was so nice to hear the newly formed Gospel Choir, under the direction of Fiona Walsh, which was formed only a few short months ago and is made up of people from neighbouring parishes across the Pastoral area as well as Corpus Christi itself. All who took part and the community did their parish and our diocese proud. Well done.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Limerick Services for World Day of Prayer will take place as follows : Friday March 1 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre, Holy Rosary Church, Ennis Road. And on Thursday March t at 10;30 in Villiers Square. All are welcome to attend.
YEAR OF FAITH: As part of our celebration of the Year of Faith, there are a number of CD’s available at the back of the Church which encourages us to think about our Faith. Some titles include: How to get the most out of Mass: Power of a Mother’s Prayer: the Healing power of Confession: Understanding the Lord’s Prayer: Building better families. The CD’s cost just €2 each.
DEATHS: We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of the following who died recently: BRIDGET (BETTY) McDonagh nee Fitzgerald Glenview Gardens, Farranshone, formerly of Richmond Park and John Street. She is survived by her husband Michael Paddy, sons John, Tony, Garry, Greg and Adrian, daughters Mary, Katherine and Sandra, relatives and friends.
MICHAEL (DICKIE) McGEE, Meadow Close, Caherdavin. Burial took place in Mount St Oliver Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church.
FLORENCE (FLORRIE) MEEHAN, nee Neville, Pineview Gardens. She is survived by her husband Tommie, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, Mount St Oliver Cemetery following requiem Mass in St Munchin’s Church. May they Rest in Peace.