PROLOGUE: If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
DEATH: We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Bridie Houghton, Collins Park on her recent death. May she rest in peace.
SAFE JOURNEY: We wish Fr. Shoji a safe journey and a great visit with his family in India this January. He’ll be sorely missed here in Abbeyfeale.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: Fr. Casey’s, Sunday, January 12 from 3-6pm in aid of Fr. Martin Mc Cormack’s African Project. Music by Donie Walsh and Anthony. Admission €5. Raffle on the day.
ROAD WORKS: Road works on the Kilmorna Road. A full road closure will be in place from Wednesday, January 8 -10. Monday 13 – Friday 17, and Monday 20 – Friday 24 for 8am to 6pm on each day. Info Padraig 086/6072159.
NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: The launch of Abbeyfeale’s Night at the OsKaRs took place at The Winners Circle last Saturday night. Thank you to Superbites for sponsoring the food and to everyone who came and all those whose offers of help we are delighted to accept. This is a major fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre and will involve all the participants running different events over the next few months to cover their fundraising commitments. We hope you enjoyed the revelations of who is to be in which films as much as we did. The films have been chosen and rehearsals will commence on Tuesday evening, January 14 with all actors and actresses being asked to be the Day Centre at 7pm for the allocation of roles. Still time to get involved, extras will be needed, contact Jane at St. Ita’s Day Care on 068 51850.
ST. ITA’S NIGHT: The annual celebration of St. Ita’s feast day takes place in Raheenagh Hall on Wednesday, January 15 with dinner catered by Kingdom Catering and dancing to Micheal Collins. Meal served at 8pm sharp. Tickets €30. Reserve your tickets with Mary Anglam on 086 1649099.
RAMBLING HOUSE IN AID OF THE OSKARS: Each actor in the OsKaRs for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been asked to fundraise and as part of her fundraising Mary McArthur has organised a Rambling House for Friday, January 31 at the Day Care Centre. Singers, musicians, storytellers will be most welcome.
MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO DUAGH: Be sure and mark March 27 in your diary and book your tickets asap.
NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH: The following new classes are starting up in January 2020: Demonstration cookery, Cookery for Special Diets (Gluten free etc), Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5, Arts and Crafts, Beginners Horticulture/Vegetable crop production(Gardening-Learn when and how to set seeds, care for plants etc), and Creative writing (Different forms of Creative Writing styles such as short stories, poetry, drama, short sketches and plays).
If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto www.learningandskills.ie.
WOOD TURNERS: The secretary of the Kerry Chapter of the Irish Woodturner Guild is Bob Cosgrave and he has issued an invitation to local woodturners to come to their monthly meeting in Tralee on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-10pm. Contact Bob Cosgrave 087 2833507 for further information.
GATE CLOSED: The church gates will be locked each evening at 8pm for the winter months
COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM: A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm. Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.
KERRY LONDON ASSOCIATION AGM: January 15, Sala Room, Crown Hotel, Cricklewood at 7pm.
WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.
YOGA CLASS: Wednesday from 7 – 8.30pm Abbeyfeale Rugby Club. Ring Mike on 087 2732591.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA: Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.
CEILI IN TOURNAFULLA: Uí Bhrian’s Ceilí Band at Halla Tadhg Gaelach at 9.30. pm on Friday January 10.
ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT: 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. Then, in year two you will also receive a bill for the monitoring fee so in year one the bill will be €90 and in year two and every other year after it will €162 approx. 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.
SOCIAL SERVICES COLLECTION: The envelope will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Counselling and a parent support workers are available in the parish office funded by the Social Services in Limerick. For appointment tel 068 31019./ 061 314213.
HARNETT MAGAZINE: Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.
ABBEYFEALE PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: 11am – 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, St Ita’s Hall. New people always welcome. Suitable for parents/care givers and children aged birth to 4 years including children attending pre-school. This group is an opportunity to meet other parents and play time with your baby/toddler. This is a free service and priority is given to those in receipt of social welfare payment or living in social housing. Contact Mary on 087 9382883.
WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Develop your speaking skills and your self confidence at West Limerick Toastmasters. First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm. New members welcome. Contact Charles 087 7972855.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA: Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St . All ages are welcome. Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /info or look them up on Facebook.
ABBEYFEALE BOOK CLUB: St. Ita’s Hall, the second Wednesday of each month September – June from 7.30 -9pm. All welcome. Refreshments served.
THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email transport or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.
HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE: A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.
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.
OPEN DAY: Mary Immaculate College on Saturday, January 11 (10am-1pm), Mary Immaculate College will give thousands of prospective students the opportunity to explore its Limerick campus and discover all that the College has to offer from its range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, extra-curricular activities and exceptional facilities. The Open Day will be an invaluable opportunity for prospective students to get a real sense of the College and to get the information they need to make their final college choices. For more information, see micopenday.ie.
MASS TIMES IN THE PASTORAL AREA UNIT: Abbeyfeale – Saturday 6.30pm 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 A l-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. Daily Mass 10am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday except in the event of a funeral when Mass will be at 11am. Saturday Morning Mass at 11am. Friday 10am Charlie Conefrey 2nd Anniversary. Saturday 11am Micheal and Catherine, Elsie and Mary Leary, Caherboy, Mountcollins. 6.30pm Joan E Leahy, Ballybehy. Jack Riordan, Main St. Sunday 9.15am Micheal and Dan McCarthy, Purt.
|ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Listowel, The first Friday of every month. The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm,|
RAMBLING HOUSES: Monagae 2nd. Monday of the month. Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.