PROLOGUE: Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely."
Roy T. Bennett

SUMMER OUTING: Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16. Tickets €40 will be available next week from Ann Lyons, The Square and Kathleen’s Foodstore, Convent St.

CELEBRATIONS: The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Templeglantine celebrate the 190th Anniversary on Saturday, June 15 at 6 pm followed by a Memorabilia display and refreshments in Hall Inse Bán. All are welcome please pass on the word!

AGM: Abbeyfeale Community Alert will hold their AGM in Leens Hotel on Wednesday, June 26 at 8pm. New members are always welcome.

LAURA: “As I commence my volunteer trip to Zambia I would like to thank all for the overwhelming support I have received over the past number of weeks. Your support has enabled me to embark on this amazing journey. Laura O’Donoghue.”

BEREAVEMENT EVENT: Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents will be holding a bereavement Information evening on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00pm in Milford Care Centre, Limerick.

BROTHERS OF CHARITY AT THE GLÓRACH: We are delighted to be collaborating with the Brothers of Charity next week with local service users bringing a musical drama to the Glórach stage. Directed by Mary Hartney, the group will be putting on their own unique version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The fertile imagination of service user Glen Ward has been the driving force behind this production, and it takes place at the Glórach Theatre on the mornings of Wednesday June 19 and Thursday June 20. Doors open at 11 am, with the show, which lasts approximately an hour, starting shortly after. Admission is free and for anyone flexible in the morning time feel welcome to call to the Glórach Theatre on either of those days and witness the wonderful work that is being done by the Brothers of Charity in our locality.

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW. Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700. New members welcome.

LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1: Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018. He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE’S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)open call show. The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on

RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ANXIETIES & WORRIES: This FREE workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7pm in the Newcastle West Library, in association with West Limerick Resources’ SICAP programme. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop, which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 6750869 or email dconlon

MENS HEALTH WEEK: Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16. The overall aims of MHW are to: Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities. Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

CLEAN UP: Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm. More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large. In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE: Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men. Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm. We’ve hardly had time to catch our breath in terms of the focus towards the Hearts of Men concert this Thursday and we are already planning another musical event within a couple of weeks. We are delighted to announce that well known Irish soprano Regina Nathan will be appearing at the Glórach Theatre on Friday, July 5. Regina has sung at some of the most prestigious venues in the world and the Glórach will be soon added to that illustrious list. Be it operatic numbers or sacred songs, Regina’s incredible voice has garnered her much critical acclaim throughout her career. For bookings or enquiries, please contact 0871383940, message us on our facebook page or you can email us at glorachabbeyfeale.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17 .

KNOCK: The Perpetual Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, June 16. Bus will leave the Church at 7.15am sharp. Tel 087/2673663 or 087/7758503.

EXAM TIME: We wish all students who are beginning the Leaving and Junior Cert Exams this week every success in their exams. Essentially faith informs us that we are not alone. Our God resides in the depth of our human experience, even in the stress of getting ready for the Leaving and Junior Cert exams. Over the coming weeks pray for young people that the good Lord will bless them with strength, happiness and peace. A prayer for students – HOLY SPIRIT, SEND YOUR POWER, HELP ME TO REMEMBER ALL THAT I HAVE LEARNT, INSPIRE ME WITH THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE,

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1. We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

20TH ANNIVERSARY: The Bruach Na Carraige Cultural Centre in Rockchapel is in operation twenty years this June. To mark the occasion there will be Mass in the Centre on Friday June 14 at 8pm followed by a rambling house session.

On Saturday, June 15 there will be a concert featuring Bryan O Leary on accordion, Anne O Connell on Fiddle, Francis O Connor on flute, Brien Mooney on bouzouki, Nickie and Ann McAuliffe, Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra, and others, All welcome.

HARNETT REUNION: Press Launch Leens Hotel Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm. 4 weeks to go. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her on harnettreunion2019

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us. Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn. Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing. Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

COMMUNITY ALERT: There have been several alerts about vans calling to yards and houses offering to sell gates, power washers, paints, etc. We are always advising people to only purchases these goods from your local creamery or hardware shop as there is no guarantee following purchases such as these. When you shop local, you keep money in circulation, you keep your area vibrant and most of all you are protected from ending up with faulty goods. Drop the phone if you answer the phone and it’s an automated message, it seems if they can get you to stay on the line it gives them time to either place a trace or to search through your personal details. Do not employ causal labour to do jobs around the house or yard without consulting with family members or neighbours who will put you in touch with reputable people. Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €72. Please note that this fee has increased by €6 and is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Michael 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, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

SUMMER CAMP: The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for Children between 6 and 15 years will take place from July 15-25 next.

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for people of all age on Saturday, June 15 from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066 7123055 to make an appointment.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday, August 31 in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.

CALLING PARENTS: Abbeyfeale Parent & Toddler Group: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.

MASS TIME: Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6e.30pm and Sunday 9.15am & 12noon. Athea – Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins – Sunday 11am. Templeglantine – Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.00 am. Tournafulla – Saturday 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH: Fr Tony Mullins PP 087/2600414. Fr Brendan Duggan 087/0562674. Fr Denis Mullane 087/2621911. Fr Shoji Vargihese 089/4431922 Parish Church 068/51915. Parish Office; Open 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tues. – Fri. (068) 31133 Email: fealechurch Limerick Social Services: 061-314111. AA 061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019. Accord NCW 069/61000. Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people effected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222 Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 068/ 31262 068/51984 St Vincent De Paul Tel 087/1213560 . Counselling Appointment 061/314213. Masses: No morning Mass Monday, evening Mass at 7pm. Saturday Masses 11am and 6.30pm. Sunday 9.15am and 12 noon. Mass Intentions: Thursday 10am Tom Shanahan Saturday 6.30pm John Leahy, The Corner House, New Street Francie O’Connor, Knocknasna 1st Anniversary. Maureen Woulfe, Cratloe 1st Anniversary. Sunday 9.15am Danny & Tom Foley, The Hill. 12noon Hauleen Foley, Ballaugh.

Mass cards are available in the sacristy during Mass times 068/ 51915. An Evening of reflection & prayer for Abbeyfeale Parish will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday, November 26 from 7.30 – 10.30pm. Contact is Rita Horgan 086 3738626.

REGISTRATION: St. Ita’s Faith Camp registration will take place in St Marys Boys School Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 from 7pm –8 pm. ALLchildren need to be registered BEFOREcamp .We also need 2 single rooms to accommodate visiting volunteers, if you can help please contact 087-2788834.

READING GROUP: The Spiritual reading group will meet after the 10am Mass on Wednesday next. June 12 in the Blessed Sacrament church. All are welcome.

MASS ON INISFALLEN ISLAND AND ABBEY: Friday, June 14 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. Thanks to the organisers, the NPWS and the boat operators for their support.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE AND SAN GIOVANNI Leaving Dublin September 15 for 6 nights (3 nights at each shrine). Contact Michael Clifford (085 1309835) or Marian Pilgrimages (01 8788159).

FAREWELL CONCERT: Mary Hegarty, the internationally acclaimed soprano, will perform a variety of music from the most famous and fun operatic arias to Irish songs and jazz and ballads in the Brehon Function Room beside the GlenEagle Hotel on June 16 at 8pm. Showcasing a Tickets €15-adult €10-student/O.A.P, available on the door.

RAMBLING HOUSES: Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month. Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: Meet every First Friday in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday July 11 or Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. Fare €140 including coach, boat and island. To book you seat contact Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel on 087 3966399 (9am to 6pm).

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch. September 24—October 2. For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.