FEENAGH KILMEEDY PARISH NOTES FOR WEEK OF APRIL 9 2019

ROSARY

Rosary at Feenagh church on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm.

DIOCESAN NEEDS COLLECTION

Diocesan needs collection on Saturday and Sunday 13 -14 April.

CHOIR PRACTICE

Choir Practice at Kilmeedy church on Saturday, April 13 at 6.30 pm.

MASSES

Saturday, April 13 at Kilmeedy church at 7.30 pm – Noreen O Doherty RIP.

Reader – Patricia Coleman, Eucharistic minister – Deborah Prout, Altar servers – Josh Gilbourne, Jamie O Doherty.

Confessions

Saturday, April 13 confession at Newcastlewest church 10.30 am – 3.30 pm.

Sunday, April 14 at Feenagh Church at 10 am –John and Mary McCarthy RIP.

Eucharistic minister – Timmy Cremin, Altar servers – James and Anne O Connor.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES

Holy Thursday, April 18 – Mass of the last supper at Feenagh church at 7 .30 pm, with the adoration of the blessed sacrament until 9.30 pm.

Eucharistic ministers will renew their commitment at mass.

Good Friday celebration of the Lord (no mass), passion at  3 pm at Kilmeedy church. A collection will be taken up for Holy places in the Holy Land.

Stations at Feenagh church at 7.30 pm.

Holy Saturday vigil at Feenagh church at 9 pm.

Easter Sunday Mass at Kilmeedy church at 10 am. (Easter dues will be taken up at Saturday and Sunday masses)

Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society

The next lecture to be given to the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society is ‘Last Letters Home: Recovering Thomond Voices from the American Civil War’. This will be given by Mr Damian Shiels, who is a historian and archaeologist. He is currently a researcher at Northumbria University, working on Irish letters from the American Civil War. He was also a former curator at the National Museum of Ireland. He has operated the www.irishamericancivilwar.com educational website since 201, one of Ireland’s longest running history blogs. Among the books that he has published are ‘The Irish in the American Civil War and ‘The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America.  

It was estimated that 180,000 Irish born served in the Union Military during the American Civil War and at least 70,000 Irish Americans. This war saw more men from Thomond fight and die than in any other conflict in modern history, including the First World War. The aftermath of the civil war saw widows and dependent parents of those who lost their lives claim Federal pensions that they were entitled to. The files relating to these are held in Washington D. C’s National Archives, and included with the applications are original letters written by Irish soldiers and sailors involved in the conflict, many from Thomond. To learn more about this treasure trove, it is necessary to attend what will be most definitely an interesting lecture.

This lecture will take place on Monday 15th April in Room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.

Kilmeedy Development Group/Vintage

Come along and join us on Sunday 14 April in Kilmeedy for a fun packed day.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day, The following events will take place:

Launch of Boreen Fairy Trail &
Easter Egg Hunt for kiddies & Meet and Greet the Giant Easter Bunny 12:30pm
Dog show from 1:30pm
Bric a brac , Cake sale and Raffle.


Thank you for your continued support.

OPEN INVITATION TO ALL GROUPS AVAILING OF THE GLENQUIN CONNELLO COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

An important meeting will take place on Wednesday,10th of April at 8.30 pm in Aras Ide, Kilmeedy, in which we would like to have an open discussion on the future running of the CE scheme with you all.

HAPPY CAMPERS (Kilmeedy Healthcare Support) are holding a fun day on April 25 from 10 am – 1 pm at Aras Ide, Kilmeedy. €5 per child, group discount available. Special guest Limerick hurler Aaron Gillane. For more info contact Bláithín (0874412800) or Shania (0879363103) Monster Raffle on the day with some fantastic prizes. €2 for 1 strip,€5 for 3 strips. All proceeds from the Raffle will go to the Children’s Ark UHL Limerick.