AHANE COUNTY PLAYERS BID FOR ALL-IRELAND GLORY: All roads lead to Dublin this Sunday, where the Limerick intermediate camogie team go for All-Ireland glory when they take on Galway, in Croke Park, at 2pm. Ahane are well represented with Niamh Mulcahy, Judith Mulcahy, Sarah Crotty and Sile Moynihan, on the team. Wishing the Ahane girls and the Limerick team the best of luck in the final.
EVERGREEN RAMBLING HOUSE: Will resume for their 7th year on Friday, September 20 with “Culture Night,” at 8 to 10.30pm. “Please join us for song, story telling, monologues, light music and humour, at ACM Centre, Castleconnell. Admission free on ‘Culture Night’.”
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but
Pre-booking is essential First Come, First Served by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP KIERNAN O’REILLY: “During this year of faith I would like to invite you to our Diocesan Faith Gathering, which will take place over the weekend of September 13 to 15. We continue to discover the riches of the faith that we have received as a gift through family and community. This weekend is open to all from across the 58 parishes of the Diocese, it is hoped it will be a time to celebrate and reflect on our faith, and its meaning in our lives, an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God, and to encourage us on our journey of faith. Hopefully, it will open up for us ways and avenues of exploring and deepening our faith into the future. The phrase to accompany the logo of the Congress, is taken from the Gospel of St. Luke ‘Put out Into the Deep’ (5:4) and this is the theme for the Congress. Jesus spoke these words to his disciples at a time when they were tired and discouraged, and they wondered if their work had any purpose or meaning? All of us are aware that it is a challenging time to be a person of faith. It is precisely at a time like this that we need encouragement of the Lord’s call, urging us to cast our nets wider and deeper, confident that God’s Spirit will lead us into new and creative ways. The Lord continues to gently remind us, ’I am with you always (Matt.28:20). In this context the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, for the coming years, will be launched on this Friday. This plan commits us anew to working together to support and nurture faith, to ensuring that Christian communities across the Diocese are caring and socially involved. This brochure details a wide range of talks and workshops this Saturday in St. Flannan’s College on all aspects of faith and spirituality and topics related to faith and life as lived today. The organizing committee has made every effort to ensure there is something likely to appeal to all age groups. I am particularly happy that there will be a Youth Gathering as part of this event and I look forward to being with the young people from across the diocese. I am aware that so many people give of their time and energy In our parishes and clusters in all kinds of different ways: in practical help, in pastoral councils, in different ministries and in many other ways of caring and reaching out. My hope is that this faith gathering will be a means of recognising and saying ‘Thank you’ for the contribution that so many are making in parishes and communities across our Diocese. I invite you to join the many people from across the Diocese who will gather to pray, to reflect and celebrate our faith.”