Feb 23

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church. Thursday 7.00pm – Friday 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to take a little time out to be still, reflect, and commune with the Lord

ADORATION: 24 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Nicholas’ Church. Thursday 7.00pm – Friday 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for everyone to take a little time out to be still, reflect, and commune with the Lord

STATIONS FO THE CROSS: Will take place after the 7.p.m.Mass each Friday during Lent.

ST. JOHN BOSCO’S RELIC TO VISIT IRELAND AND LIMERICK: As part of a worldwide pilgrimage, a major relic of St John Bosco is coming to Ireland from 23 February to 7 March 2013 visiting twelve locations including Crumlin, Sean McDermott St (Dublin), Celbridge, Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Our Lady of the Rosary church, Ennis Road, Milford (Castletroy), Southill and Pallaskenry in Limerick, Knock, Navan, and St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast. St John Bosco founded a worldwide movement for young people and two religious congregations. In Ireland, the Salesians and the Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) have 27 centres for educating and working with youth. The visit is part of the preparations for the 200th anniversary in 2015 of Don Bosco’s birth. If you are interested in being updated on details of the visit, please go to www.donboscorelics.ie to enter your email address, by clicking on the free website link Subscribe and you will be kept informed of events relating to the visit and other Salesian news. The schedule for Limerick is: Milford (Castletroy), Our Lady Help of Christians church on Wednesday 27th February, Holy .March and, after a journey up country, back to Fernbank and the church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Ennis road on Thursday 7th March

DRAW AND PAINT TOGETHER: An opportunity for those interested in using water colour and acrylics to come together to share ideas and do some drawing and painting. The venue is St. Nicholas Parish Centre. Time: 2.00pm. every Tuesday. Further details from 087 6870512 or 061 342402

BRIDGE: Should you have time to spare and would like to play bridge, please come along to the parish centre on Thursdays at 2.00pm.

UPCOMING COURSES: Sports First Aid Course (2 years certification from Irish Heart Foundation CPR/AED) Date: Saturday 2nd March Time: 10am to 5pm. Venue: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limeric. Cost: €40 p/p; register online @ www.limerickcitysports.ie/courses.html. Active Leadership Award on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March Time: Friday (5-9pm) and Saturday (9.30-4.30pm). Venue: LIT Aula Maxima Hall, Moylish, Limerick. Cost: €35 p/p; register online @ www.limerickcitysports.ie/courses.html

FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid: Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March. Time: Friday (5pm-8.30pm); Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm) Venue: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick. Cost: €120 p/p; register online @ www.limerickcitysports.ie/courses.html Children’s Officer Course (participants must have completed the Child Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Course). Date: Saturday 23rd March. Time: 10am to 4.30pmVenue: Radisson Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. For further information on, and booking form for any of the above please contact Ciara on 061 333600/cmcinerney@limerickcitysports.ie.

CROI NUA: This promises to be a lovely, inspirational, uplifting and reflective evening facilitated by Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown.It is designed for all who are seeking to enrich their faith! Weaving together music, scripture imagery and ritual with selected readings from their Croí Nua Programme of Renewal for Ireland, Monica and Hilary will provide participants with a creative and prayerful space to celebrate their faith and their experience of God in the reality of their daily lives. This will be on Thursday February 21st 2013. 7:30 – 9pm at the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St, Limerick. Please ring 400133 to book a place.

LECTURES FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH: The Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College are holding a Public Lecture Series to celebrate the Year of Faith. Every Tuesday at 17.00 hrs, (Room 202) an invited guest speaker will deliver a lecture on a topic that relates to Christian Spirituality. The Lecture series is free of charge and everyone is welcome. The next of these will be on Tuesday 26th: The Cloister of the Soul: architecture and spirituality in late medieval Ireland by Dr. Colmán O Clabaigh OSB.

PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS GAA: Lotto numbers drawn:3 8 18 30 No winner! Winners of the six lucky dips were: Dave Carroll, Shannon Banks; Treasa Kelly, C/O Joe O’Connell, Co. Clare; Paraic Conlon, Ardnacrusha; Pat Cross, Parteen; Anna McKenna, C/O Noelle Howard, Co. Clare and Larry O’Doherty, Co. Tipperary

News in brief: Parteen St. Nicholas GAA Club is committed to support the GAA Anti Drugs policy and they w8ll hold a Drugs Awareness night in Parteen National School on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm. A member from the Drugs Squad will give a presentation on the night to boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 and a second briefing for parents. Everyone is invited as the talk is open to both members and all those interested. When we talk drugs, these are not always illegal drugs and often we forget that prescribed medication is also a drug in the wrong hands. This meeting is designed to address the myths that children and indeed adults may have in relation to drugs and the club is happy to play its part. Please spread the word as we want to reach as many children and adults as possible.

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