March 23




HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CEREMONIES: Holy Thursday:9.45am Morning prayer—St. Munchin’s College chapel . 7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration until midnight (11.00—12pm organised Holy Hour)

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CEREMONIES: Holy Thursday:9.45am Morning prayer—St. Munchin’s College chapel . 7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration until midnight (11.00—12pm organised Holy Hour)

Good Friday: 9.45am Morning Prayer– St. Munchin’s Chapel . 12noon Stations of the Cross. Gather at St. Nicholas’ church, (led by our teenagers)

3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (St. Nicholas’). This includes a dramatised reading fo the Passion of Christ.

8.00pm: Mary at Calvary—a creative pageant on the Passion of Jesus—hear a MOTHER’S story. Come early for a seat.

Holy Saturday: 9.45am Morning Prayer in St. Munchin’s Chapel.

9.00pm Solemn celebration of the Easter Vigil. Gather in our Church

grounds for lighting the Paschal fire and procession with the Paschal Candle.

SYMPATHY: We offer our deepest sympathy to Josephine Nash and family, Plassey Avenue on the recent death of her Mother, Margaret Bresnan, in Pallaskenry .

Also to Ann O’Sullivan, Shannon Banks on the recent death of her husband, Sean. Formerly of Arklow Pottery Ltd.Sean died peacefully at Mid-West Regional Hospital. Sadly missed by his wife, his daughter Ann Shelton and husband David, son Sean and partner Patricia, brother Des, grandchildren, great grandchildren. May they rest in peace

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 OF THE CROSS: Will take place after the 7.p.m.Mass this Friday.

REFELCTIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL EVENING: Facilitated by Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown. An uplifting, inspirational evening 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. As numbers are limited for this please forward names to Sr. Dympna as soon as possible. 348510. Wednesday 17 April 7:30 – 9pm

PARISH VISITATION: This will be taking place soon after Easter. We would love another 20 people to get involved. Time involvement is approximately 2 hours, with a celebration in May!! If interested please give your name to Dympna or the priests.

BUY MY STYLE: This event will be held in our parish Centre after Masses this Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th (after 10.30) Mass. Many labels: Coast, DKNY etc. At rock bottom prices. Many of the Items are new. All proceeds to the Diocesan Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage.

DESIGN A LAPEL PIN COMPETITION: Design a lapel pin for Limerick Going for Gold! Limerick Going for Gold is inviting all primary, secondary and third level students in Limerick to design a lapel pin. The theme of the lapel pin should be to instil pride in Limerick. The overall winning entry will be made into a gold plated lapel pin and will serve as part of a marketing campaign to promote Limerick and the Going for Gold initiative.The competition is open to Primary, Secondary and Third level students attending Limerick schools or third level institutions.The winning prize fund is €7,500. The schools will receive the prize fund in both the primary and second level categories and the winning individuals will receive the prize in the third level category. Download the entry form from for the Design a Lapel Pin competition and ensure you include the following information with your entry: Name, age, home address, home/mobile telephone number, School/college name, school/college address and telephone number, Signature of your parent, teacher or guardian where applicable. Include a brief description of your design. The design can be any shape, but please keep in mind that when it is produced it will be a small pin, so avoid too much text or ‘cluttered’ design elements. Postal entries should be on A4 paper and placed in hard back envelopes. Framed Entries will not be accepted. Post to: Lapel Pin Design Competition, 1st Floor, Suite 2, The Mall, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18. Digital entries must be submitted in pdf/jpeg format. Your entry must be submitted via email to: The entries will be judged by the official Going for Gold judges and a panel of independent judges. Closing date for entries is Friday 5th April 2013.

LIMERICK GOING FOR GOLD: The Limerick ‘going for gold’ campaign is continuing in 2013. The campaign aims to make Limerick a cleaner, brighter place to work, live and visit.Going for Gold encourages businesses, community groups and individuals to improve their areas by getting involved in the national Tidy Towns Competition and generally improving their areas and reducing the impact of litter across the City. Limerick City Council in association with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation is encouraging everyone to get involved. Once again a €50,000 prize fund has been confirmed for Going for Gold Competition. It is likely that there will be some changes to last year’s Going for Gold categories and these along with the possibility of additional categories will be announced at a later date.

ACCORD: One of the ways that the Church in Ireland supports marriage is through the work of ACCORD. ACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. ACCORD has a centre in St. Munchin’s College and Newcastlewest. ACCORD supports married couples in all life’s circumstances. Telephone: 343000

FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS: Old time dancing, cabaret and exercises to music is available at Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street on Tuesday eveingt8ng. Music is provided by the resident band and is suitable for all age groups.

UPCOMING COURSES: 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 @ 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/

LECTURES FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH: Public Lecture Series: Tuesdays 5.00p.m. (Room 202) Mary Immaculate College. On Tuesday 9 April Professor John Hayes will speak on: Hope beyond reasonable expectation. On 16 April Dr. Andrew Pierce will speak on Anglican Spirituality and on 22 April Ms Myra Hayes will talk on the Spirituaqlity of John and its expression in stained glass windows.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Crowds thronged the streets of Limerick city on Sunday last for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. We saw more than 100 different groups and organisations march from Sarsfield Barracks through the city centre to Island Road. A giant Saint Patrick led more than 4,000 participants, including 285 locals who made their own costumes and dressed as Ireland’s patron saint. In addition to the various sporting and community groups, a number of local bands took part in the parade and there was a performance of ‘The Cockroach and the Inventor’ by members of Macnas who featured in the parade for the first time. Limerick’s ethnic communities were also well represented with performances from the Filipino, Indian, Eastern European and African communities. Congratulations to the Filipino community who won the prize for most entertaining group; Fleadh Ceol na Mumhan for the best float; Limerick city Rhythm band for best musical performance and Macnas for most eco-friendly group. It was a fantastic occasion, enhanced by sunshine. We thank the organisers, all who took part, especially residents of our own community who were members of many of the events on parade.