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PROLOGUE: Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago, that as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to engage your brain! Dave Barry.

ANNIVERSARY: Canon Neville celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination on June 22 last by saying the 10am Mass. He received a rousing round of applause from the congregation who are all so appreciative of the fact that we have a daily Mass in Abbeyfeale. Canon Neville always makes himself available to help out in the parish despite the fact that he is enjoying a well-deserved retirement. A Prayer for Priests: Keep them I pray Thee, dearest Lord, Keep them, for they are thine- Thy priests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine. Keep them for they are in the world though from the world apart, when earthly pleasures tempt, allure, Shelter them in Thy heart. Keep them, and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain. When all their life is sacrifice for souls seems but in vain. Keep them, and O remember Lord they have no one but Thee Yet they have only human hearts, with human frailty. Keep them as spotless as the Host, that daily, they caress. Their every thought and word and deed, deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

BEST WISHES TO CHRIS SMITH: Chris who plays with Abbeyfeale United and is a grandson of Pa and Mrs. Smith, Collins Park has travelled to Istanbul with the Irish Team to play in the International Junior Regions Cup. We wish him every success.

BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH WILL BE SELF SERVICE: There will no cash services offered in the Branch from August 16. Self-service banking and financial advice will be on offer each week day. If you need coin, cash exchange or foreign exchange you will have to go to a neighbouring branch ie Newcastlewest or Listowel between 10am -12.30pm or to Tralee or Killarney for service from 10am – 4pm. Foreign exchange is available at the Post Office and the Credit Union.

GLÓRACH NEWS: There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm. Places are limited so book today on 087 6104224. The Cinema Club launched their Summer Matinee Season with a very successful screening of The Lion King on Sunday last, thereafter matinees will take place every second Sunday with The Jungle Book screening on Sunday, July 9 at 2.30pm. The next Wednesday Film Night will be on Wednesday, July 5 at 8pm with John Wayne’s The Quiet Man. To book tickets or further information, please ring 0871383940, we look forward to seeing you there.

‘THE MORE MONEY THAT’S IN; THE MORE YOU WIN’: West Limerick 102fm will be holding a fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place weekly live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios. Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station. Tickets only €2 each on sale now in local shops and West Limerick 102fm offices, Pat O’Donovan offices, North quay, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale and Beauty Bliss Rathkeale. Call us on 06966200 for further information.

LAUNCH OF NEW CD: Donie Lyons, singer and musician has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. The official launch will take place in Abbeyfeale in the autumn.

SEISIÚN IN TEMPLEGLANTINE: All those in the locality who enjoy a good night of Irish traditional entertainment will welcome the return of the weekly Comhaltas Seisiún show which will commence at the Devon Inn on this Thursday night at 8.30pm. The show consists of top quality music, song, dance and story provided by a talented group of artistes, many of whom have won All Ireland honours. The traditional show is aimed at both locals and visitors and is very enjoyable. Towards the end of the programme of entertainment there is an informal segment where members of the audience may perform if they so wish.

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: The annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 2017 Confirmation children especially welcome. The Faith Camp collection last weekend was €1072.87. We are very grateful for your generosity. We are asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We need bed and breakfast accommodation for the volunteers who come from afar – all other meals will be supplied at the School. We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days. Contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

THE INSPECTORS ARE COMING! The Tidy Towns committee are asking that people would make an extra special effort this week and next brushing the pavements, maybe touching up the paintwork, putting up flower baskets etc. It would be great if we could improve on our marks this year.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE NETWORK: The monthly meeting of West Limerick Heritage Network takes place on Wednesday, July 5 at Newcastle West Community Centre @ 7 .30 pm. All members encouraged to attend. Please take note of change of venue.

GRAVEYARD CLEAN: Reilig Ide Naofa clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help always welcome. Bring gloves.

FIRST AID COURSE: A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR. €20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm. Further information 069 66200.

1ST. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FUNDRAISER: The Christmas Lights committee were delighted with the support they received at their first fundraiser to help them light up the town next Christmas. This is something that will benefit everyone – businesses, families, the entire community so it was great to see everyone out and enjoying themselves for a good cause. A big thank you to Mary and Paudie Fitz for the selection of finger food which was enjoyed by all and to Pat Quille for the ‘interesting questions’.

BEST WISHES: Congratulations to Fr. Casey’s U14 Girls who won silver in the Feile final in Cavan this weekend.

SUMMER CAMPS 2017: West Limerick Resources summer camps are open to children aged 6 to 12 years. Participants must have completed senior infants. Activities include Sports, Games, Dance, Arts & Crafts. All camps are free of charge and healthy snacks and drinks are also provided. Priority is given to those in receipt of Social Welfare. Abbeyfeale Camp on July 5 & 6, 10am – 2.30pm. All children must be pre-registered. Please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 4477338 or Mary on 087 9382883 for details.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2. This is a day out for all the family with face painting, pony rides and a bouncy castle for the children, Queen of the Races and best dressed competition for the ladies, GAA on the big screen for the gents and a barn dance for everyone! This s year’s race card will feature artwork from the overall winner of the National School competition. Judges favourites will be displayed at the races. All funds raised are donated to local charities. First race will be at 12.30pm. Admission €7, children free.

SVP: We are delighted to report that the St. Vincent de Paul shop has opened on Main St. and will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. Further information 087 1213560.

ADAPT: The Domestic Abuse Services extends sincere thanks to the local volunteer collectors and all those who supported the recent collection in Abbeyfeale. €653.89 was collected in Abbeyfeale and will go to maintain the supports for women and their children where domestic abuse is their experience. Remember there is a 24 hour Freephone Helpline 1800 200 504 and 24 hour safe refuge in Limerick. A worker meets women 1-2-1 each week in West Limerick by appointment. All services are confidential. There is no excuse for domestic abuse and together we can break the silence.

TRAINING IN USE OF DEFIBRILLATOR: It is planned to train up a group of people in the use of defibrillators. If you would be willing to receive the training please email with your details and contact number to adsarhq@gmail.com

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: A waiting list will operate for the Summer Outing on July 26 as the bus is fully booked at the moment. All those who booked seats are asked to pay Joint Treasurer Kathleen Collins, Convent St. at their earliest convenience. If you are travelling in Europe this summer be sure to apply to the HSE for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You can apply by post or online, further details on the HSE website. The card entitles the carrier to the same access to healthcare as locals when travelling in an EU or EEA country. Defibrillators in Abbeyfeale are located at the Search and Rescue Headquarters and also at Fr. Casey’s, the Rugby Club and the Soccer grounds. Should you require one in an emergency contact Christy Kelleher 087 7452110. Should you be affected by or witness an anti-social event – on the street, in your property, at your business, in the Town Park etc. – it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastlewest on 069 20650 to log your complaint. You can also log your complaint on the 24 hr free phone no 1800 283064. This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening. So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call. We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65. If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a monthly fee of approx. €12 on top of the monitoring fee. If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto whatwouldyoudo.ie We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

SUNFLOWER DAY: On behalf of Milford Hospice, we would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers and the generosity of the people of the Abbeyfeale area who contributed to the Sunflower Hospice National Collection. The total raised on the day was €2,743.99.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

SOCIAL FARMING – West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork. Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, please contact us on 069 62222. We look forward to hearing from you.

ABBEYFEALE TAKING PART IN HERITAGE DAY AUGUST 27: “A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess” is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago. Starting at Abbeyfeale Town Park 2pm sharp.

FOOD CLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the Food Cloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. Food Cloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email dconlon@wlr.ie

OPT IN: Keep up to date with training, courses, workshop opportunities as they happen in Limerick & Tipperary with Opt In. The range of programmes listed are being rolled out by West Limerick Resources particularly under the SICAP Programme but also the ETB, LEO, Skillnets & LIT to name a few. Opt-In is a collection of courses and events aimed at helping rural dwellers find the means and skills necessary to increase their income generating options. Check it out – https://www.opt-in.ie

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall in Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12.30pm. New people always welcome. Contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883.

COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at damien.ahern@wlr.ie or dcleary@wlr.ie. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website www.wlr.ie and enter your email address in the subscription box.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: First Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm. Blessing with 1st. class relic.

JUBILEE 2018: In June 2018 the parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of our parish church. A Golden Jubilee is a significant event in the life of any parish. The Pastoral Council are beginning to plan for the 50th celebrations. At this stage we are seeking any photographs of the construction phase of the building and any articles or publications covering the opening Mass and consecration ceremony.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office: Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/51984. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560

Counselling Appointment 061/314213 . Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Mass Tuesday –Friday 10am. Saturday 11am. Saturday 7pm Moss Keane Knockbrack. Jamesy & Nora Dennison, Convent St. Tom Moore, Kilconlea. Sunday 9.30am John Michael Kennelly, Knocknasna. Debbie Brosnan. 12pm Eileen Chris Foley. Willie & Ciss Curtin. Jack & Ellen Healy, Buckley Cross. Peters pence collection next weekend July1/2. Final Call for CHY forms. We thank all whose have sent their forms in. A reminder if you still wish to do so?? MASS TIMES IN THE PASTORAL AREAS OVER THE SUMMER: Abbeyfeale;Saturday evening @ 7pm, Sunday at 9.30am & 12noon . Athea; Saturday evening @ 7pm, Sunday @ 11am. Templeglantine; Saturday evening @ 6pm Sunday Morning @ 10.30am. Tournafulla; Sunday morning 11am. Mountcollins; Saturday evening @ 7.30pm. Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Adoration has resumed. It will continue then as usual every Tuesday and Friday. New adorers are always very welcome. We thank you all for making our Perpetual Adoration such a success. Because of your commitment to an hour per week we are able to continue this wonderful gift we have in our Parish. As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact either Fr. Joe or Fr. Tony if you wish them to visit. Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on catholicnews.ie. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.

To see the daily readings you may log on to www.abbefelaeparish.ie and click on daily reading on the home page. Log onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish for the church webcam. You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. Invitation from Fr. Mullins: “I want to extend an open invitation to all parishioners, particularly young people to share their God given talents with the community. We are always in need of Musicians, Singers, Readers of the Word, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Flower arrangers, Collectors and Stewards. You may have IT skills which we need to help us use social media in bringing God’s message to parishioners. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated”.

GARDEN FETE: The annual garden fete to support Rathfredagh takes place on the grounds on Sunday, July 2. A great family day out.

A WALK TO REMEMBER: On Sunday July 9 at 1pm sharp, a walk is being organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds received on the day donated to children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Registration from 12noon. With balloon release at 12:45hrs. Please join us for A Walk to Remember. Everyone welcome. Thanks to everyone who supported a Walk to Remember last year and for your continued support.

RALLY FOR LIFE: Dublin Saturday July 1 at 2pm at Parnell Square Dublin city centre. Please come along to stand together to SAVE mothers and babies from abortion. Please join us. www.rallyforlife.net Ph. 01 8730465, All Welcome. Bus from Limerick Ph. 061 322065 086 1542832 Philip.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Ballyhahill Parish Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday June 29 from 9.15 pm. Come along and enjoy a free evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling. Audience participation is welcome and tea/coffee and refreshments are served.

CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE: Celebrate 50 years of Charismatic Renewal in the Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m., concluding with Mass at 6.30 p.m. This is a one-day national event. Tickets: €20.

PILGRIMAGE WALK TO MUCKROSS ABBEY: on Monday, July 3. This walk will begin at 6.30pm on Muckross Rd near the Lake Hotel, with Annual Cemetery Mass at the Abbey at 7.30pm.

THE RELICS OF ST TERESA (MOTHER TERESA) OF CALCUTTA: Veneration in Killarney Cathedral on Saturday, July 8 from after the 6.15pm Vigil Mass to 10pm (ending with Night Prayer) & Sunday, July 9 from after the 12 noon Mass to 8pm.

ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT AT GLENSTAL ABBEY: The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey on Wednesday, June 28. Relax, reflect, pray and enjoy the company of others in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the monastery. Cost €45. To book your place, call Reception – 061 621005.

RALLY FOR LIFE: Rally for Life Dublin Saturday, July 1 at 2pm in Parnell Square Dublin. Please come along to stand together to SAVE mothers and babies from abortion. Please join us. www.rallyforlife.net Ph. 01 8730465, All Welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO PIETRELCINA AND SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO with the Killarney St Padre Pio Prayer Group September 18- 22, Group organiser Michael Clifford. Contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159

PADRE PIO: Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

SHEP: Personal development course beginning the end of October to mid-May in Killarney – a one year part time course, a journey understanding life & relationships. Places must be booked – contact Deidre 087 7728089.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockalougha.

GROW: Newcastle west Meeting (which serves the greater West Limerick area) is held every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at the Desmond Complex for anyone aged 18 or over. Anyone wishing to know more about GROW and our services please come to this meeting, check our website WWW.GROW.IE, or contact Eimear Purcell at 086-7780664.

PREPARATION FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: On Thursday, July 13 a one day conference entitled, Let’s Talk Family, Let’s Be Family. The Conference takes place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. To book a place at the conference go online to www.irishinstituteforpastoralstudies.com or call Deirdre on 061 204507. This event is part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families. The diocese is delighted to welcome Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, as the key-note speaker.

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference – Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17 from 8.30am – 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

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PROLOGUE: "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
Isaac Newton

from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.TABLE QUIZ: A Table Quiz to help fundraise for the Christmas Lights will take place at the Winners’ Circle Pub on Friday, June 23 at 9pm. There will be plenty of spot prizes and loads of craic so please turn up and help make Abbeyfeale look festive next December.

ART EXHIBITION: Abbey Art Group are holding an exhibition of their work in the Library from Friday, June 16 – Friday, June 23. All the Art work on display is by the members who have been attending the classes held on Thursdays at the Adult Education Centre (The Old Tech) under the expert guidance of tutor Maureen Barry Fitzgerald. The exhibition includes over 70 pieces in a variety of styles and images and is well worth a visit.

BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH WILL BE SELF SERVICE: There will no longer be cash services offered in the Abbeyfeale Branch from August 16. Self-service banking and financial advice will be on offer each week day. If you need coin, cash exchange or foreign exchange you will have to go to a neighbouring branch ie Newcastlewest or Listowel between 10am -12.30pm or to Tralee or Killarney for service from 10am – 4pm. Foreign exchange is available at the Post Office and the Credit Union

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: A huge thank you to all those who attended our summer variety concert in the Glorach last Friday night. Thank you too, to the performers and to those who donated spot prizes, purchased raffle tickets and helped with the catering. It was a great night.

PARISH OUTING WITH COMMUNITY ALERT: Tickets at €35 are almost sold out for a day trip on Wednesday, July 26 to Dingle which will include a trip around Slea Head and a four course Early Bird dinner in Jim McCarthy’s award winning restaurant Chart House. Jim is originally from Feale View and his restaurant has been named one of the 100 best Irish restaurants by The Sunday Business Post for 2017. The bus will leave at 9am from Convent St. and return at 9pm. Please drop the ticket money to Kathleen’s Foodstore, Convent St. before July15. There are just 2 seats left so if you would like to travel please ring Mary 0876377310, Kathleen 0876253154 or Marian 0876866450.

GLÓRACH NEWS: There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm. Places are limited so book today on 087 6104224. The Cinema Club are launching their Summer Matinee Season with a free screening of The Lion King on Sunday next June 25 with two shows 2pm and 4.15pm. Thereafter matinees will take place every second Sunday with The Jungle Book screening on Sunday, July 9 at 2.30pm. The next Wednesday Film Night will be on Wednesday, July 5 at 8pm with John Wayne’s The Quiet Man.

‘THE MORE MONEY THAT’S IN; THE MORE YOU WIN’: West Limerick 102fm will be holding a fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place weekly live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios. Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station. Tickets only €2 each on sale now in local shops and West Limerick 102fm offices, Pat O’Donovan offices, North quay, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale and Beauty Bliss Rathkeale. Congratulations to Billy Harnett, Abbeyfeale who won the first draw and got €410. Call us on 06966200 for further information.

LAUNCH OF NEW CD: Donie Lyons, singer and musician has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. It will be officially launched at the monthly singing night in Philip Enrights on the first Friday in August.

ANNUAL NOVENA: Limerick’s Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help takes place from June 16 – 24 with 10 sessions each day. The theme of this year’s Novena is “Home isn’t a Place, It’s You and Me.” The focus will be on Family Life. Check out times of Masses, healing service, children’s Mass etc. on redemptorist.ie

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: The annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 2017 Confirmation children especially welcome. We are also asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We need bed and breakfast accommodation for the volunteers who come from afar – all other meals will be supplied at the School. We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days. Contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

THE INSPECTORS ARE COMING! The Tidy Towns committee are asking that people would make an extra special effort this week and next brushing the pavements, maybe touching up the paintwork, putting up flower baskets etc. It would be great if we could improve on our marks this year.

GRAVEYARD CLEAN: Reilig Ide Naofa clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help always welcome. Bring gloves.

FIRST AID COURSE: A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR. €20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm. Further information 069 66200.

SUMMER CAMPS 2017: West Limerick Resources summer camps are open to children aged 6 to 12 years. Participants must have completed senior infants. Activities include Sports, Games, Dance, Arts & Crafts. All camps are free of charge and healthy snacks and drinks are also provided. Priority is given to those in receipt of Social Welfare. Abbeyfeale Camp on July 5 & 6, 10am – 2.30pm. All children must be pre-registered. Please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 4477338 or Mary on 087 9382883 for details.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2. Jim’s Bar Duagh along with Donal and Anns Bar Abbeyfeale and Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races commitee are now accepting entries for the 2017 Queen of the races. Interview night Saturday, June 24 in Jim’s Bar Duagh. Contact Martina for details on 086 3573069. Girls aged between 18 and 26 who are single and have not previously participated in the Rose of Tralee are invited to enter. Every participant will receive a professional photograph and a sash with name of business they represent. Queen of races will be presented with a Tiara sash, champagne and entry to Rose ofTralee.

SVP: We are delighted to report that the St. Vincent de Paul shop has opened on Main St. and will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. Further information 087 1213560.

TRAINING IN USE OF DEFIBRILLATOR: It is planned to train up a group of people in the use of defibrillators. If you would be willing to receive the training please email with your details and contact number to adsarhq@gmail.com

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: Often referred to as ‘sextortion’ or ‘webcam blackmailing’, the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported. In a report released today by Europol, it is revealed that victims as young as 7 years old are being targeted online. When targeting a minor, offenders have two main motivations: A sexual interest in children, where the objective of the extortive exchange is the procurement of sexual material (photos and/or videos depicting the child) or a sexual encounter offline; An economic interest, where the objective is to gain financially from the extortion. Based upon information collected by the US National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s Cyber Tipline, Europol’s report reveals that female child victims are being blackmailed more significantly for sexually explicit material (84%) compared to their male counterparts (53%). The latter are more so targeted for financial gain (32% compared to 2% for female child victims), a relatively new trend in the field of online child sexual abuse. Another such trend is the perpetrator’s demand for the targeted child to include other children, such as siblings or peers, in the images/videos. In such cases, even those children who use safe practices in the online environment or younger children who may not use the Internet yet can be targeted this way. The personal and psychological toll on the victims of this crime is not to be underestimated: cases are known where children have harmed themselves, showed suicidal behaviour or committed suicide after falling victim to this crime. Many acts of online coercion and extortion of children go unreported as a result of the embarrassment regarding the material provided to the perpetrator or lack of awareness by victims that they have been subject to a criminal offence. In response to this worrying phenomenon, the European law enforcement community has joined forces to launch a campaign, #Say NO", supported by Europol, to give advice to those who have been, or are likely to be targeted, and to strengthen reporting and support mechanisms.

If you are travelling in Europe this summer be sure to apply to the HSE for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You can apply by post or online, further details on the HSE website. The card entitles the carrier to the same access to healthcare as locals when travelling in an EU or EEA country. Defibrillators in Abbeyfeale are located at the Search and Rescue Headquarters and also at Fr. Casey’s, the Rugby Club and the Soccer grounds. Should you require one in an emergency contact Christy Kelleher 0877452110. Should you be affected by or witness an anti social event – on the street, in your property, at your business, in the Town Park etc. – it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastlewest on 069 20650 to log your complaint. You can also log your complaint on the 24 hr free phone no 1800 283064. This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening. So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call. We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65. If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a monthly fee of approx. €12 on top of the monitoring fee. If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto whatwouldyoudo.ie We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

SUNFLOWER DAY: On behalf of Milford Hospice, we would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers and the generosity of the people of the Abbeyfeale area who contributed to the Sunflower Hospice National Collection. The total raised on the day was €2,743.99.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

SOCIAL FARMING – West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork. Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, please contact us on 069 62222. We look forward to hearing from you.

ABBEYFEALE TAKING PART IN HERITAGE DAY AUGUST 27: “A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess” is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago. Starting at Abbeyfeale Town Park 2pm sharp.

FOOD CLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the Food Cloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. Food Cloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email dconlon@wlr.ie

OPT IN: Keep up to date with training, courses, workshop opportunities as they happen in Limerick & Tipperary with Opt In. The range of programmes listed are being rolled out by West Limerick Resources particularly under the SICAP Programme but also the ETB, LEO, Skillnets & LIT to name a few. Opt-In is a collection of courses and events aimed at helping rural dwellers find the means and skills necessary to increase their income generating options. Check it out – https://www.opt-in.ie

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall in Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12.30pm. New people always welcome. Contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883.

COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at damien.ahern@wlr.ie or dcleary@wlr.ie. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website www.wlr.ie and enter your email address in the subscription box.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: First Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm. Blessing with 1st. class relic.

JUBILEE 2018: In June 2018 the parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of our parish church. A Golden Jubilee is a significant event in the life of any parish. The Pastoral Council are beginning to plan for the 50th celebrations. At this stage we are seeking any photographs of the construction phase of the building and any articles or publications covering the opening Mass and consecration ceremony.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office: Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/51984. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560

Counselling Appointment 061/314213 . Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Mass Tuesday –Friday 10am. Saturday 11am. Intentions for the week: Wednesday 10am Peter & Eileen O’ Connell. Thursday 10am Dorothy Follows RIP. Friday 10am Con & Eileen Harnett, Cragg. Saturday 7pm John Joe Healy, Caherlane. Richard Fealy, Cryle View Manor Sunday 9.30am David Leahy, Mick Collins & Maurice Griffin. Bridget & Maurice Hartnett, Dromtrasna. Richard Glesson, Kilconlea Lower Michael Scannell, Dromtrasna Collins Sunday 12pm Brian McAleer Bea Gardiner, Upper Purt

Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Adoration has resumed. It will continue then as usual every Tuesday and Friday. New adorers are always very welcome. We thank you all for making our Perpetual Adoration such a success. Because of your commitment to an hour per week we are able to continue this wonderful gift we have in our Parish. As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact either Fr. Joe or Fr. Tony if you wish them to visit. Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on catholicnews.ie. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.

To see the daily readings you may log on to www.abbefelaeparish.ie and click on daily reading on the home page. Log onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish for the church webcam. You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. Invitation from Fr. Mullins: “I want to extend an open invitation to all parishioners, particularly young people to share their God given talents with the community. We are always in need of Musicians, Singers, Readers of the Word, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Flower arrangers, Collectors and Stewards. You may have IT skills which we need to help us use social media in bringing God’s message to parishioners. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated”.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday June 29 from 9.15 pm. Come along and enjoy a free evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling. Audience participation is welcome and tea/coffee and refreshments are served.

CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE: Celebrate 50 years of Charismatic Renewal in the Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m., concluding with Mass at 6.30 p.m. This is a one-day national event. Tickets: €20.

THE RELICS OF ST TERESA (MOTHER TERESA) OF CALCUTTA: These will come to Killarney Cathedral on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9. Details to follow.

ANNUAL LADIES RETREAT AT GLENSTAL ABBEY: The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey on Tuesday, June 27 or Wednesday, June 28. Relax, reflect, pray and enjoy the company of others in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the monastery. Cost €45. To book your place, call Reception – 061 621005

RALLY FOR LIFE: Rally for Life Dublin Saturday, July 1 at 2pm in Parnell Square Dublin. Please come along to stand together to SAVE mothers and babies from abortion. Please join us. www.rallyforlife.net Ph. 01 8730465, All Welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO PIETRELCINA AND SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO with the Killarney St Padre Pio Prayer Group September 18- 22, Group organiser Michael Clifford. Contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159

PADRE PIO: Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockalougha.

GROW: Newcastle west Meeting (which serves the greater West Limerick area) is held every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at the Desmond Complex for anyone aged 18 or over. Anyone wishing to know more about GROW and our services please come to this meeting, check our website WWW.GROW.IE, or contact Eimear Purcell at 086-7780664.

HEALING SERVICE: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our 6th Anniversary Maranatha Healing Retreat on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Rev. Fr. Charles Benoit, Monks of Moyross, Limerick with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing. Tea after in hall. All welcome……

PREPARATION FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: On Thursday, July 13 a one day conference entitled, Let’s Talk Family, Let’s Be Family. The Conference takes place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. To book a place at the conference go online to www.irishinstituteforpastoralstudies.com or call Deirdre on 061 204507. This event is part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families. The diocese is delighted to welcome Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, as the key-note speaker.

Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2017: Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2017 will take place from June 22-25, 2017. Come join us for a great fun weekend of singing, sightseeing and entertainment!


PROLOGUE : "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
Isaac Newton

DEATH: Sincere sympathy to the family of Timothy T. O’Connor, Kilmanahan whose death occurred recently. May he rest in peace.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are holding a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan. Artistes will include ; Comedian Katie Moloney, The Broderick Family, Shauna O’Donoghue and friends, Riona Curtin and The Cantors, Nicole Doyle Prendeville and Trad friends and The Flynn sisters. Admission €10. Booking essential on 087 1383940.

ART EXHIBITION: Abbey Art Group are holding an exhibition of their work in the Library from Friday, June 16 – Friday, June 23. The official opening is at 3pm on Friday, June 16 and is open to friends, family and all members of the public. All the Art work on display is by the members who have been attending the classes held on Thursdays at the Adult Education Centre (The Old Tech) under the expert guidance of tutor Maureen Barry Fitzgerald. The exhibition will include a variety of styles and images and is well worth a visit.

RETIREMENT: Best wishes to Dan Shine, Knconlea who is retiring as Housing Foreman with Limerick Co. Council this week after 34 years. We wish himself and Mary many happy health filled years of retirement.

PARISH OUTING WITH COMMUNITY ALERT: Tickets at €35 are now on sale for a day trip on Wednesday, July 26 to Dingle which will include a trip around Slea Head and a four course Early Bird dinner in Jim McCarthy’s award winning restaurant Chart House. Jim is originally from Feale View and his restaurant has been named one of the 100 best Irish restaurants by The Sunday Business Post for 2017. The bus will leave at 9am from Convent St. and return at 9pm. Interest is high so if you would like a seat please ring Mary 0876377310, Kathleen 0876253154 or Marian 0876866450.

‘THE MORE MONEY THAT’S IN; THE MORE YOU WIN’: West Limerick 102fm will be holding a fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place weekly live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios. Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station. Tickets only €2 each on sale now in local shops and West Limerick 102fm offices, Pat O’Donovan offices, North quay, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale and Beauty Bliss Rathkeale. Call us on 06966200 for further information.

GLORACH FILM CLUB: PRO Lorcan Curtin reports: “A great crowd turned up for the showing of the classic film, Ryan’s Daughter at the Glórach Theatre last Wednesday, very positive feedback overall, and delighted to say that we will have any heating issues in the auditorium rectified for our next film, The Quiet Man, which will be showing on Wednesday, July 5. Look forward to seeing you there for this classic John Ford film starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.”

LAUNCH OF NEW CD: Donie Lyons, singer and musician has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. It will be officially launched at the monthly singing night in Philip Enrights on the first Friday in August.

ANNUAL NOVENA: Limerick’s Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help takes place from June 16 – 24 with 10 sessions each day. The theme of this year’s Novena is “Home isn’t a Place, It’s You and Me.” The focus will be on Family Life. Check out times of Masses, healing service, children’s Mass etc. on redemptorist.ie

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Registration for the annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp which takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 7pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 15 from 8 – 9pm at St Mary’s Boys School. 2017 Confirmation children especially welcome. We are also asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We need bed and breakfast accommodation for the volunteers who come from afar – all other meals will be supplied at the School. We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days. Contact Martina 087 2788834 or Lorraine 086 3765751.

MEET UNDER FR. CASEY: Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns will be meeting in the Square this Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. We are looking for new members & would welcome anyone who has an hour to spare to come & join us.

MILFORD CARE CENTRE AND ANAM CARA: Anam Cara are holding a Bereavement Information evening on Tuesday, June 20 from 7-9pm in Milford Care Centre. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. RSVP to info@anamcara.ie by Monday, June 19 or call 01 4045378.

GRAVEYARD CLEAN: Reilig Ide Naofa clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help always welcome. Bring gloves.

SUMMER SETS IN NORTH KERRY: Summer sets in Clounmacon Community Centre commenced Monday, June 12 at 8:30pm. Minimum skill required. Three tutors. Further information 087-9451247.

FIRST AID COURSE: A First Aid course will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 12 noon to 4pm in Rathkeale Community Centre covering all aspects of First Aid including CPR. €20 per person with all proceeds going to WL102fm. Further information 069 66200.

SUMMER CAMPS 2017: West Limerick Resources summer camps are open to children aged 6 to 12 years. Participants must have completed senior infants. Activities include Sports, Games, Dance, Arts & Crafts. All camps are free of charge and healthy snacks and drinks are also provided. Priority is given to those in receipt of Social Welfare. Abbeyfeale Camp on July 5 & 6, 10am – 2.30pm. All children must be pre-registered. Please contact Niamh, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 4477338 or Mary on 087 9382883 for details.

THANK YOU: Sr’s. Consilio & Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Abbeyfeale and surrounding areas for their very generous contribution of €660.00 in our recent church gate collection. It is much appreciated in these hard times. To our loyal collectors we would like to extend a sincere thank you who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather for this worthy cause. Without them we would not be able to continue, so thanks again to everyone who helped out and contributed. Also to Cannon Tony Mullins PP thanks very much for allowing us hold our annual church gate collection.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2. We expect the usual high standard of racing with some of the best and future champions of racing taking part. The hard working committee is busy preparing and we would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued help and support in making this one of the biggest meetings in the Southern region. We are also running a Queen of the Races competition with the winner going on to represent us in the Rose of Tralee qualifying heats. Well done to Nadine Smith who was our representative and did a great job this year, entry is free for this so anyone interested in entering please contact Donal McAuliffe or Martina Kelly in Duagh. There is also a colouring competition in association with all the local schools and on the day the winners will be on show in the marquee. There will be a full bar and hot food available with a barn dance taking place after racing. For any enquiries please contact a committee member.

SVP: We are delighted to report that the St. Vincent de Paul shop has opened on Main St. and will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. Further information 087 1213560.

TRAINING IN USE OF DEFIBRILLATOR: It is planned to train up a group of people in the use of defibrillators. If you would be willing to receive the training please email with your details and contact number to adsarhq@gmail.com

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Wednesday, June 14 at 8pm.

SOCIAL FARMING – West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork. Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, please contact us on 069 62222. We look forward to hearing from you.

CAR BOOT SALE NEWS: Chairman Pat O’Donovan and the Board of West Limerick 102fm Community Radio would like to advise our regular traders and loyal customers that due to the rapid decline in the Car boot trade over the last twelve months, it is with regret, that we have taken the decision that this fundraiser will be discontinued.

The Board and volunteers would like to thank all who supported our Car boot fundraisers over the last 11 years. A special thank you to Mary Lynch NCW, Graham Duncan Ballylin, Ardagh and John O’Sullivan Meenkilly Abbeyfeale for all their help over the years. We would also like to thank the board and staff of the Newcastle West Community Centre for all their support over the years. We hope that the community and beyond will continue to support our other various fundraisers which are vital to the survival of your Community Radio.

FOOD CLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the Food Cloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. Food Cloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email dconlon@wlr.ie

SEARCH ON FOR STORYTELLERS: The organisers of the Sean McCarthy Memorial Festival, held every August Bank Holiday weekend in Finuge in North Kerry are hoping to reach out to Storytellers and invite them to take part in the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition which is part of the weekend. They say; “We are trying to reach out to the storytellers of Ireland and abroad to let them know that, the competition is now open for entries. We are delighted to say, that we have been attracting a very high calibre of storytellers for the last twenty four years. Eamon Kelly himself was a wonderful supporter of our festival.

If you know someone who would be interested in entering the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition and being in with a chance to win €1000, we would be delighted to hear from them.

If you require more information, our website is www.finugeweekend.com, or you can call 068 40203.”

OPT IN: Keep up to date with training, courses, workshop opportunities as they happen in Limerick & Tipperary with Opt In. The range of programmes listed are being rolled out by West Limerick Resources particularly under the SICAP Programme but also the ETB, LEO, Skillnets & LIT to name a few. Opt-In is a collection of courses and events aimed at helping rural dwellers find the means and skills necessary to increase their income generating options. Check it out – https://www.opt-in.ie

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall In Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12.30pm. New people always welcome. Contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883.

COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at damien.ahern@wlr.ie or dcleary@wlr.ie. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website www.wlr.ie and enter your email address in the subscription box.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: If you are travelling in Europe this summer be sure to apply to the HSE for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You can apply by post or online, further details on the HSE website. The card entitles the carrier to the same access to healthcare as locals when travelling in an EU or EEA country. Defibrillators in Abbeyfeale are located at the Search and Rescue Headquarters and also at Fr. Casey’s, the Rugby Club and the Soccer grounds. Should you require one in an emergency contact Christy Kelleher 0877452110. Should you be affected by or witness an anti social event – on the street, in your property, at your business, in the Town Park etc. – it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastlewest on 069 20650 to log your complaint. You can also log your complaint on the 24 hr free phone no 1800 283064. This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening. So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call. We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65. If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a monthly fee of approx. €12 on top of the monitoring fee. If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto whatwouldyoudo.ie We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: First Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm. Blessing with 1st. class relic.

JUBILEE 2018: In June 2018 the parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of our parish church. A Golden Jubilee is a significant event in the life of any parish. The Pastoral Council are beginning to plan for the 50th celebrations. At this stage we are seeking any photographs of the construction phase of the building and any articles or publications covering the opening Mass and consecration ceremony.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office: Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/51984. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560

Counselling Appointment 061/314213 . Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Mass Tuesday –Friday 10am. Saturday 11am. Intentions for the week: Saturday 11am Clara (Baby) Tobin, Loughfouder. 7pm John Leahy, Corner House. Sunday 9.30am Tim and Margaret Finnucane and daughter Margaret, St. Ita’s Terrace. 12 noon Dan and Madge Cusack and deceased family members.

Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Adoration has resumed. It will continue then as usual every Tuesday and Friday. New adorers are always very welcome. We thank you all for making our Perpetual Adoration such a success. Because of your commitment to an hour per week we are able to continue this wonderful gift we have in our Parish. As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact either Fr. Joe or Fr. Tony if you wish them to visit. Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on catholicnews.ie. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.

To see the daily readings you may log on to www.abbefelaeparish.ie and click on daily reading on the home page. Log onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish for the church webcam. You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. Invitation from Fr. Mullins: “I want to extend an open invitation to all parishioners, particularly young people to share their God given talents with the community. We are always in need of Musicians, Singers, Readers of the Word, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Flower arrangers, Collectors and Stewards. You may have IT skills which we need to help us use social media in bringing God’s message to parishioners. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated”.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Marian Pilgrimages, June 28 – July 4. €679. Depart Dublin. Colin Hayes, Castlematrix 087 7923037. SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 – 12 on Saturday, June 17 from 10am – 2pm at Siamsa Tíre Theatre. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE: Celebrate 50 years of Charismatic Renewal in the Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m., concluding with Mass at 6.30 p.m. This is a one-day national event. Tickets: €20.

THE RELICS OF ST TERESA (MOTHER TERESA) OF CALCUTTA: These will come to Killarney Cathedral on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9. Details to follow.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Saturday, June 17, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

PILGRIMAGE TO PIETRELCINA AND SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO with the Killarney St Padre Pio Prayer Group September 18- 22, Group organiser Michael Clifford. Contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159

LIVING THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA Retreat on Saturday, June 17 from 9- 4pm in Queen of the Divine Will Oratory, Camp. Rosary, Mass, Adoration, Confessions. Bring a packed lunch.

PADRE PIO: Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockalougha.

MASS ON INISFALLEN ISLAND AND ABBEY: Friday, June 16 at 6.30 p.m. Boats leave from Ross Castle from 4.30 p.m. onwards. It is open to all and is a lovely opportunity to join our prayer now with the rich tradition of the monks of old..

GROW: Newcastle west Meeting (which serves the greater West Limerick area) is held every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at the Desmond Complex for anyone aged 18 or over. Anyone wishing to know more about GROW and our services please come to this meeting, check our website WWW.GROW.IE, or contact Eimear Purcell at 086-7780664.


PROLOGUE: "Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
Robert H. Schuller

WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Louise Hennessy and Tom King who celebrated the Sacrament of Matrimony here in Abbeyfeale on Friday, June 2. We wish them every happiness in their married life together.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT THE GLORACH: PRO Lorcan Curtin reports; “Banish the June rain and come along to the Glórach Theatre this Wednesday night, June 7th for the screening of the epic David Lean film, Ryan’s Daughter. Beautifully shot for the most part around the Dingle peninsula, the film stars Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Sarah Miles and Christopher Jones, and like any Lean film, has to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated. There are many standout scenes, including the flashback scene with Major Doryan, the salvaging of the arms from the sea and the dreamlike sequences on the sandy beach. The film will be shown at the Glórach Theatre this Wednesday evening at 8 pm, for enquiries about tickets please call 087 1383940.”

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, June 11. Booking at Sean Broderick’s New Street, Bernard Broderick: 068 (31565), Michael Lane 068 (32757), Gerard Callaghan 087 (2980841), David Davy 087 (0994272).

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are planning to hold a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan. Artistes will include ; Comedian Katie Moloney, The Broderick Family, Shauna O’Donoghue and friends, Riona Curtin and The Cantors, Nicole Doyle Prendeville and Trad friends and The Flynn sisters. There’ll be music and singing and dancing and Katie will have everyone laughing and the MC might have a few jokes up her sleeve too. Admission €10. Booking essential on 087 1383940.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL MARKS BICENTENARY: The first bicycle journey was undertaken by Karl Drais in Mannheim, Germany in June 1817. The Great Southern Trail wishes to mark the bicentenary this weekend on June 10/11. We suggest that you get on your bike, alone or with family and friends, and cycle some section of the 40km Greenway between Rathkeale and the Kerry Border(3km West of Abbeyfeale) at a time of your own convenience this coming Saturday or Sunday. Please take a selfie or group photo along the way and email it to greatsoutherntrail@gmail.com with the location and date and we will put it up on the photo section of our websitewww.southerntrail.net

PARISH OUTING WITH COMMUNITY ALERT: Tickets at €35 are now on sale for a day trip on Wednesday, July 26 to Dingle which will include a trip around Slea Head and a four course Early Bird dinner in Jim McCarthy’s award winning restaurant Chart House. Jim is originally from Feale View and his restaurant has been named one of the 100 best Irish restaurants by The Sunday Business Post for 2017. The bus will leave at 9am from Convent St. and return at 9pm. Interest is high so if you would like a seat please ring Mary 0876377310, Kathleen 0876253154 or Marian 0876866450.

‘THE MORE MONEY THAT’S IN; THE MORE YOU WIN’: West Limerick 102fm will be holding a fundraising 50/50 Draw with the raffle taking place weekly live on air in the West Limerick 102fm. Studios. Each week the pot from the sale of the raffle tickets will be divided equally between the person whose ticket is drawn and the station.

Tickets only €2 each on sale now in local shops and West Limerick 102fm offices, Pat O’Donovan offices, North quay, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons Abbeyfeale and Beauty Bliss Rathkeale. Call us on 06966200 for further information.

60TH BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE: In remembrance of their much loved Parish Priest, Duagh Pastoral Council would like to invite everyone to a Mass of celebration and commemoration at 7.30pm on Saturday June 10 in St. Brigid’s Church Duagh. After Mass there will be light refreshments, music and song continuing Fr. Pat’s tradition of a warm welcome for everyone. FR. PAT’S Months Mind Mass will be celebrated in Asdee Church on Sunday June 4 @ 9.30am.

ADAPT COLLECTION: On Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, volunteer collectors will be outside churches throughout County Limerick, including Abbeyfeale, to ask for your support to help maintain the services provided to women and their children where domestic abuse is their experience. Your support would be much appreciated. ADAPT offers 24 hour safe refuge in Limerick, 24 hour Freephone Helpline 1800 200 504, face to face 1-2-1 support in the community throughout Limerick city and county, support groups for women, play therapy for children, training in understanding and responding to domestic abuse for workers, healthy relationships for young people. See www.adaptservices.ie for more information on the many other services or ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services on Facebook

DONKEY DERBY: Fr Casey’s U14 Feile Fundraiser Donkey Derby in Jack Ryan’s on Saturday, June 10 starting at 9pm. The U14 girls will represent Fr Casey’s and Limerick in the Féile competition this year in Cavan.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The Abbeyfeale Wednesday Club are holding a Tea Dance on Sunday, June 11 in Fr. Casey’s GAA club Abbeyfeale in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer Support house and Kerry Hospice Foundation. Dancing 3 – 6 , Music is by Mike Condon and tickets cost €5 and available from Mary on 087 6377310.

GOOD GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP: A free workshop for community groups on ‘Good Governance’ will take place at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, on Tuesday, June 13 from 7:30-9:30pm. Governance refers to how an organisation is run, directed and controlled. Good governance means an organisation will design and put in place policies and procedures that ensures the organisation runs effectively. All Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations have a responsibility to provide and follow a code of good practice when it comes to how their organisations are run. This workshop is designed to practically help you achieve good governance within your organisation. For further information or to book a place, please contact Damien, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 9042477 or by email damien.ahern@wlr.ie

ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT: The Annual Summer Concert takes place in Broadford Community Centre on Friday, June 9 at 8.00 p.m. following a wine reception at 7.15 p.m. This year’s performers are Máiréad Buicke (soprano) and Anthony Byrne (pianist); Anna Jansson (piano); Kevin Jansson (piano and violin) and Conor Palliser (accompanist); Seán McGann (tenor), Martin Gleeson (baritone) and Margaret O’Donnell (accompanist). As usual, the programme will include popular vocal favourites from the past, songs from the shows and a few well-known operatic arias as well as classical and popular instrumental pieces. Admission fee is €20. Tickets are available from Broadford Post Office, Moloney’s Quik Pick (063-84029) and Broadford Surgery (063-84004).

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Registration for the annual St. Ita’s Faith Camp which takes place from Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 7pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 15 from 8 – 9pm at St Mary’s Boys School. 2017 Confirmation children especially welcome. We are also asking families to host our visiting volunteers this year. We welcome any person who is 15 years or over to volunteer for the camp as much help is needed during our 4 days.

MEET UNDER FR. CASEY: Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns will be meeting in the Square this Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. We are looking for new members & would welcome anyone who has an hour to spare to come & join us.

GRAVEYARD CLEAN: Reilig Ide Naofa clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help always welcome. Bring gloves.

SUMMER SETS IN NORTH KERRY: Summer sets in Clounmacon Community Centre commencing Monday, June 12 at 8:30pm. Minimum skill required. Three tutors. Further information 087-9451247.

PHIL COULTER COMES TO MOYVANE: A fundraiser to help paint the church in Moyvane stars the writer of the Eurovision hit ‘Congratulations’ in concert in the church on Tuesday, June 13. Tickets €30 available from Moyvane Parish Office, Tel 068 49308, Hollys Gala, Moyvane Post Office, Oonagh Harnett Pharmacy, Listowel, Flying Saucer Cafe, Listowel, Listowel Arms Hotel, Mary Pender Fitzgerald, PM/Tel/Text 0876328104, Elizabeth Brosnan Pm/Tel/Text 086 8417688 and after weekend Masses in Moyvane & Knockanure.

SOCIAL FARMING – West Limerick Resources is delighted to support the development of Social Farming in the region – Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and parts of Kerry and Cork. Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, please contact us on 069 62222. We look forward to hearing from you.

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS: West Limerick Resources provides ongoing support to Local Community Groups in the West Limerick area. Should you require any support or guidance as a Community Group or have ideas for training needs please call Stefanie, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 3290483 or Damien on 087 9042477.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR CITIZENS: COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS Little or no experience with computers? Looking to get IT savvy, get some skills under your belt? Then we have a great opportunity for you, we are offering a Digital Skills for Citizens course. We are currently taking names for a waiting list for this FREE 5-week run in conjunction with Mobile IT. Priority given to those in receipt of a social welfare payment or actively job seeking. To find out more please contact Adrienne, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 2273294.

SELF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Officer Brenda Heath. We are currently rolling out a series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops for all those considering this route including workshops on Steps to starting your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health & Safety. If you wish to find out more please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 66297 / bheath@wlr.ie or our support Worker Dee Collins on 069 62222 / dcollins@wlr.ie.

FOOD CLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the Food Cloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. Food Cloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email dconlon@wlr.ie

SEARCH ON FOR STORYTELLERS: The organisers of the Sean McCarthy Memorial Festival, held every August Bank Holiday weekend in Finuge in North Kerry are hoping to reach out to Storytellers and invite them to take part in the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition which is part of the weekend. They say; “We are trying to reach out to the storytellers of Ireland and abroad to let them know that, the competition is now open for entries. We are delighted to say, that we have been attracting a very high calibre of storytellers for the last twenty four years. Eamon Kelly himself was a wonderful supporter of our festival.

If you know someone who would be interested in entering the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition and being in with a chance to win €1000, we would be delighted to hear from them.

If you require more information, our website is www.finugeweekend.com, or you can call 068 40203.”

PASTORAL MEETING: Pastoral Area Meeting in Templeglantine Wednesday, June 7 @ 8pm.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2. We expect the usual high standard of racing with some of the best and future champions of racing taking part. The hard working committee is busy preparing and we would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued help and support in making this one of the biggest meetings in the Southern region. We are also running a Queen of the Races competition with the winner going on to represent us in the Rose of Tralee qualifying heats. Well done to Nadine Smith who was our representative and did a great job this year, entry is free for this so anyone interested in entering please contact Donal McAuliffe or Martina Kelly in Duagh. There is also a colouring competition in association with all the local schools and on the day the winners will be on show in the marquee. There will be a full bar and hot food available with a barn dance taking place after racing. For any enquiries please contact a committee member.

SVP: We are delighted to report that the St. Vincent de Paul has opened and will be open from Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 5.00pm. The shop will have two shifts – 10.00 – 1.30pm and 1.30 – 5.00pm. Further information 087 1213560.

OPT IN: Keep up to date with training, courses, workshop opportunities as they happen in Limerick & Tipperary with Opt In. The range of programmes listed are being rolled out by West Limerick Resources particularly under the SICAP Programme but also the ETB, LEO, Skillnets & LIT to name a few. Opt-In is a collection of courses and events aimed at helping rural dwellers find the means and skills necessary to increase their income generating options. Check it out – https://www.opt-in.ie

ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP meets every Tuesday and Thursday in St. Ita’s Hall In Abbeyfeale from 11am to 12.30pm. New people always welcome. Contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883.

COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at damien.ahern@wlr.ie or dcleary@wlr.ie. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website www.wlr.ie and enter your email address in the subscription box.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: Should you be affected by or witness an anti social event – on the street, in your property, at your business, in the Town Park etc. – it is recommended that you call the 24 hour line in Newcastlewest on 069 20650 to log your complaint. You can also log your complaint on the 24 hr free phone no 1800 283064. This type of low level nuisance crime needs to be reported so that the Gardai can be made aware that it is happening. So, if someone walks out in front of your car, or you see someone in your garden or on your wall make the call. We have been asked to remind people that once they reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 then they are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert but there will be a monitoring fee to be paid yearly to the installing company which is currently in the region of €65. If you do not have a land line the company will organise a sim card for a mobile phone for a monthly fee of approx. €12 on top of the monitoring fee. If you are a victim of or have witnessed domestic abuse then log onto whatwouldyoudo.ie We constantly update our FB page with local alerts and information on keeping safe so do keep an eye on that. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Neily Lyons, Marian Harnett and Garda Roger O’Donoghue.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR CITIZENS: COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS Little or no experience with computers? Looking to get IT savvy, get some skills under your belt? Then we have a great opportunity for you, we are offering a Digital Skills for Citizens course. We are currently taking names for a waiting list for this FREE 5-week run in conjunction with Mobile IT. Priority given to those in receipt of a social welfare payment or actively job seeking. To find out more please contact Adrienne on 087 2273294.

SELF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Officer Brenda Heath. We are currently rolling out a series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops for all those considering this route including workshops on Steps to starting your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health & Safety. If you wish to find out more please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 66297 / bheath@wlr.ie or our support Worker Dee Collins on 069 62222 / dcollins@wlr.ie.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities. To find out more you can contact Finn or Lynne at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne & Dee on 069 62222. Keep up to date with us on Facebook: www.wlr.ie/facebook OR www.facebook.com/wlr.res Phone us on 069 62222 or call in to see us on St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: First Tuesday of the month in Monagae Church at 7pm. Blessing with 1st. class relic.

JUBILEE 2018: In June 2018 the parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of our parish church. A Golden Jubilee is a significant event in the life of any parish. The Pastoral Council are beginning to plan for the 50th celebrations. At this stage we are seeking any photographs of the construction phase of the building and any articles or publications covering the opening Mass and consecration ceremony.

CHURCH NOTES: Canon Anthony Mullins 087/2600414. Fr Joseph Foley CC Tel: Mobile : 087 – 2618412. Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office: Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203, 068/ 31262, 068/51984. Parish Support Worker 068/31019 St Vincent De Paul 087/1213560

Counselling Appointment 061/314213 . Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans: 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-814342551984 Console 061-306792. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Mass Tuesday –Friday 10am. Saturday 11am. Intentions for the week: Saturday 7pm Bill & Mary Quirke, The Hill Road. Sunday 9.30am Margaret & Thomas Enright, Mountmahon and sons Danny, Paddy and Mick and Grandson Thomas 12noon Jim Lane, Knockalougha. Hannah Mai & Michael McElligott . Hauleen Foley, Ballaugh Monday 7pm Mass for exam students. Friday 10am Jack and Nell Gleeson Killarney Rd.

Novena prayers to St Anthony on Mondays during the 7pm Mass. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fridays during the 10am Mass. Adoration has resumed. It will continue then as usual every Tuesday and Friday. New adorers are always very welcome. We thank you all for making our Perpetual Adoration such a success. Because of your commitment to an hour per week we are able to continue this wonderful gift we have in our Parish. As due to data protection laws, priests can no longer go to the reception desk in local hospitals and get a list of parishioners who are patients, you are requested to contact either Fr. Joe or Fr. Tony if you wish them to visit. Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is published every Monday and is available on catholicnews.ie. Counselling takes place every week in West Limerick Tel 061/3147213 for appointment.

To see the daily readings you may log on to www.abbefelaeparish.ie and click on daily reading on the home page. Log onto www.churchservices.tv/abbeyfealeparish for the church webcam. You can now watch all services from home if you have access to a computer. You are asked to use car parking spaces in the Church car park before you start parking in the middle of the yard. Invitation from Fr. Mullins: “I want to extend an open invitation to all parishioners, particularly young people to share their God given talents with the community. We are always in need of Musicians, Singers, Readers of the Word, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Flower arrangers, Collectors and Stewards. You may have IT skills which we need to help us use social media in bringing God’s message to parishioners. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated”.

ANAM CARA supporting bereaved parents, next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday, June 13 from 7.30pm – 9pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Saturday, June 10, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev.

Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Saturday, June 17, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Growing Old Gracefully:

Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by:

John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30.

PADRE PIO: Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

PILGRIMAGES: Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017 from June 21-26. The Lourdes office is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St. All details concerning the Pilgrimage Tel 061/314111.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE: Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockalougha.

MONAGAE RAMBLING HOUSE: The monthly rambling house in Monagae Community Centre takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month.

GROW: Grow is a community based organisation that provides support and education around emotional and mental well-being. Our 12-Step Recovery Program provides effective peer support, motivation and empowerment to enable people to take action and improve their mental health. It is a free, confidential service, and there is no referral process – anyone over the age of 18 can simply turn up at a meeting. The Newcastle west Meeting (which serves the greater West Limerick area) is held every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at the Desmond Complex. Anyone wishing to know more about GROW and our services please come to this meeting, check our website WWW.GROW.IE, or contact Eimear Purcell at 086-7780664.