• Ian O'Gorman

Kilcornan Notes - Feb 1

LOTTO: The result of the Kilcornan Lotto for Saturday January 30. The Jackpot was not won. Lucky dips drawn were, Paddy and Margaret Ivess drawn twice, Katherine Maher and Derek Meade. Next week the Jackpot will be €3950.00.

CHURCH NEWS: Minister of the Word For Saturday February 6 is Kathleen Hayes and for Sunday February 7 is Liam Walsh. Ministers of the Eucharist are Mary O'Neill and Kathleen Hayes for Saturday. Ita O'Shaughnessy ans Eilish Griffin for Sunday.

SYNOD 2016: The Final preparations for the Synod in April now involves generating ideas for action which will then be made into formal proposals which in turn, will be voted on at the actual Synod itself. To assist us delegates in creating these proposals for action, we are currently issuing a call for any ideas for action on the following themes for the Diocesan Synod.

The Themes are as follows; Community and Sense of Belonging, Faith Formation, Pastoral Care of the Family, New Models of Leadership, Liturgy and Life, Young People.

This is an opportunity to have your say and put forward any ideas you might have around what the diocese should be doing in response to the themes outlined. Any such ideas can be placed in the suggestion box, which is at the back of the church, shared with your local delegates or forwarded to Karen in the Diocesan Office, Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Your Local delegates are Margaret Ivess and Ita O'Shaughnessy.

CHURCH FLOWERS: The annual collection for Church flowers held last week end raised €650.00. The organisers wish to thank you most sincerely for your generous contributions.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Angela McDonagh, Deerpark Ennistymon, Co. Clare, and to her brothers Sonny and Morty O'Shaughnessy and families from Morenane, Kilcornan, on the recent death of her husband Kevin who was laid to rest in Ennistymon last Wednesday. May he rest in peace.

NATIONAL SCHOOL: Kilcornan National School will have its open day for new entrants for 2016/17 on Thurs March 3 at 2pm.

SALESIAN COLLEGE: This year for the first time we are changing venue for our production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. We will be staging it in the Lime Tree Theatre on the Mary Immaculate College Campus. There will be two shows this year on Thursday and Friday February 25 and 26. We will also be staging matinees on both days at 11.00am. These shows are sold out with our local primary schools attending. We are looking forward to a fantastic show with over 100 students participating. Our Director is Sadhbh McCoy from the Lime Tree Theatre and Choreography by Amada Kearns, Music Director is Shane Farrell. Tickets are now available from the Lime Tree Box Office on 061 774774 or online Ticket prices are Adult €15, Student, €12, family of 4 €48. It is advisable to book your tickets to avoid disappointment.

Limerick Historical Society: The next lecture organised by Limerick Historical Society is on Monday next February 8 and it is entitled: Goodwill and Care- How it was envisaged for two Protestant enterprises: Adare's Augustinian Friary and Limerick's St Michael's National School. Barbara Bingham, MA, a native of Adare, will bring to life the challenges and achievements of local folk to ensure that these two endeavours came to fruition and survived. The lecture will commence at 8 p.m. in Room 215, Mary Immaculate College. Go to main reception and you will receive directions to the second floor. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

MEDJUGORIE: Pilgrimage To Medjugorje on the 35th Anniversary. Departing from Shannon, Wednesday September 7. The fare is €649 for bookings before February 17. Half board accomodation. Contact John O'Brien 086-8938984.

COMMUNITY RADIO: West Limerick 102fm Community Radio, Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Tuesday February 23 at 7.30pm. The Meeting commencing at 8pm. All are welcome

Kilcornan Community Council: Kilcornan Community Council held their Annual Senior Citizens Party on of January 17, it was well supported and a great day was had by all, with the celebration starting off with Mass and readings concelebrated by Fr Irwin and Rev. Keith Scott. We had beautiful food prepared by the coach inn, scrumptious desserts prepared by community council members and music by Mike Carraig. There was an array of spot prizes to choose from for the lucky winners in our raffle. Thanks to everyone especially May Quilty who tirelessly sources the spot prizes, to Martina Nash for beautiful flower arrangements, to all the reliable volunteers who gave up their time to make this event such a success. Once again this year the local soccer club very kindly contributed €365 towards the Senior Citizens Party. This money is collected every year at their Annual New Years Charity Soccer Game and the Senior Citizens Party has been the beneficiary of this event for the last two years and we are sincerely grateful.

Our Annual General Meeting was held on January 25 and the Committee is as follows: Gillian Downes (Chairperson), Eileen Byrnes (Secretary), Randal Howlett (Treasurer), Noreen Walsh, Liam Meade, Tom Breen, Betty Dore, Edel Dore, May Quilty, Patricia Manning, Ger Ward, Garrett Kelly. Anybody in the parish interested in being a member of the council is more than welcome. Our meetings are held the first Monday of every month, next meeting Monday March 7.

Kilcornan Community Council’s aim is to work and liaise with local groups, businesess and people in the parish to improve our facilities and the look of our parish. This can only be done by having volunteers who can give the time, input of people in the parish on what they think we need to do in order for this to happen, sourcing funding, holding fundraising events etc. So we hope we can rely on your support and help at times in our task of looking after our parish and the wonderful amenities it has to offer.


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