June 1




Gathering for Confirmation Girls and Boys: The final gathering of all those who were confirmed and who took part in the You Shall Be My Witnesses programme was held in St Nicholas’ Parish Centre this Tuesday last 28 May.

Gathering for Confirmation Girls and Boys: The final gathering of all those who were confirmed and who took part in the You Shall Be My Witnesses programme was held in St Nicholas’ Parish Centre this Tuesday last 28 May.

This gathering was to acknowledge and celebrate with the 113 young people and the 21 leaders who facilitated the groups.

SYMPATHY: We offer our deepest sympathy to Una Fetton and family, Shannon Banks on the recent death of her mother, Margaret Naughton in Cork. We also sympathise with the family of Deborah Johnson, who died recently in Riverdale. May they rest in peace.

CEMETERY MASS: The annual Mass at Mount St. Oliver Cemetery will take place this Friday 31 May at 8pm.

MWRH REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A remembrance service will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle on Sunday 9 June at 3p.m. This will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved ones who has died at MWRH in the previous twelve months. If attending, please bring along a photo or symbol of your loved one to place in the Remembrance Area.

NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE: This will be held in Merrrion Square, Dublin on 8 June from 3 – 4 p.m. Your presence at this is important in order to challenge the Government rushing unjust and dangerous legislation through. We must demonstrate the massive numer of pro-life people in Ireland. We are asked to get involved. Bring a car load or a busload. Buses will leave from the following locations: Roxborough Shopping Centre – 087 2274412. Augustinian Church 086 9275068. Milford Church 085 7233904.

Mass to honour, remember and acknowledge babies who died: A special mass of acknowledgement and remembrance will be held in St. Nicholas Church as part of the Novena for parents and families of babies who died in the womb at birth or shortly after birth. This is a mass of healing for those affected by this loss. It does not matter how long ago it was since your baby died or if the baby died as a result of miscarriage, abortion, unsuccessful IVF at birth or shortly after birth. If you feel in need of healing you are very welcome to come and share this Eucharist with your community. A letter inviting people to name and register their babies in a special book in the church will be distributed to each house shortly. Special boxes will be left in each church to return the forms with the baby’s names. We urgently need people to help with distribution of these letters. If you can help please contact Geraldine or Leo at 061 341412 .

IRISH LANGUAGE CAMP: Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick are holding an Irish Language Sports Camp for 1st and 2nd year students (boys and girls) and an Irish Language Course for Transition Year and Fifth Year students during the Summer Holidays Details are as follows: Dates: Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2013 Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm. Cost: €60

MEDJUGORJE: There will be a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 14th to 21st September 2013. Bed & Breakfast and Evening Meal. Flights from/To Shannon. Cost €689. Come and join us for a relaxing and reflective week Contact: - John Keily 069 76253 or 087 6751795 or Dympna 0863708652

International Youth Gathering in Medjugorje: Youth Week in Medjugorje 31 July to 6 August every year. More than 50.000 youth and 500 priests from whole the world. Pray, testimonies, music, procession with candles, adoration, concert, dance... Spiritual life for young people. We encourage young people to check pilgrimages going at this time and to be part of an AMAZING WEEK. WWW.MLADIFEST.COM

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.

LIMERICK GOING FOR GOLD: The Limerick ‘going for gold’ 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.

WELL DONE SCOIL IDE ACEs: ACE awards are given to pupils who excel in school life through attainment, community spirit or effort. Well done to our April ACEs. Eimear Kirkland and Sean Begley, Brooke Flynn and Eabhann Madden Groves, Cathal Hynes and Grace Whelan , Jessica Clancy and Jennifer Byrne. Continue this wonderful spirit and good work.

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

Mothers & Toddlers: They meet on Tuesdays in St. Nicholas’ parish centre every Tuesday from 10.30 to 12.30. This is an ideal opportunity for young parents to meet, chat and have a cuppa together

PARTEEN / ST. NICHOLAS’ GAA: Lotto numbers drawn:1 6 10 m21 No Winner. Winners of the six lucky Clare County Board Draw tickets were: Tommy Hanley, C/O Craughan Butchers, Co. Clare; Joe O’Connell, Ballygar, Ardnacrusha; Tom McDonald, Quinnpool, Meelick; Ger Beatty, Ardnacrusha; Mary Carey, Westbury and Mike & Mary O’Brien, Parteen.