FEENAGH-KILMEEDY PARISH NOTES FOR WEEK OF MAY 1  2018

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion at Feenagh church on Saturday May 5 at 11am.

ACTIVE AGE

Active age meeting at Aras Ide Kilmeedy on Tuesday May 8 at 7pm.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

At a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council a vote of sympathy was passed to the cousins,relatives of an ath Peadar Dé Búrca RIP.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Mrs Ita Curtin and family Avaheen Feenagh on the death of her sister Mrs Nora Barrett RIP, Rooskagh ,Athea.

DEATH

The death occurred at St John’s Hospital Limerick on Tuesday April 24 of Pastror Meritus, retired parish priest of Feenagh/Kilmeedy an ath Peadar Dé Búrca who served as P.P for 10 years. When retired he assisted in the Parish for a number of years. He was ordained in 1954 and went on loan to Cardiff Dioces. When hereturned he was assistant C.C. in Askeaton in 1959 to 1972. Then he was C.C in Ashford from 1972 to 1982,then in Broadford. He was appointed P.P. in Cappagh from 1982 to 1994, then he moved to Kilmeedy in 1994. He was a man who was devoted to his vocation and ministry with his people. He was popular with all and generous with people. He was great to visit the people who were house bound and in nursing homes or hospital. He served all his ministry in West Limerick parishes. Ordained with him for the Dioces in 1954 were Fathers Liam Boyce from Rathkeale,Frank Moriarty from Croom,Eamonn Dillane from Templeglantine, Seán McCarthy from Athea.His other three great friends in the Dioces were Fr David McNamee,Fr Patrick Howard from Glenroe,Fr John Irwin from Ballingarry. During his ministry in Ashford he was an active supporter of the Kilmeedy hurling teams,adults and under age. His reposing on Wednesday evening at St Pauls Nursing home and Thursday evening at St Itas church Feenagh. Mass on Friday and burial afterwards in St Itas church grounds Kilmeedy. He was a life member of the Pioneers Association and was Spiritual director. He was a great supporter of the 45 card drives in Cappagh and a supporter of the Scór groups. His coffin was shouldered by representatives from Kilmeedy and Feenagh. The Chief Celebrant at concelebrated mass was Bishop Brendan Leahy. Other concelebrants were former Bishop Dónal Murray, Fr Muiris O Connor his cousin who gave the Homily and thanks Canon Anthony Mullins, Fr Patrick Bluett P.P, Fr Brendan Murrihy P.E-C.C,Monsignor Liam Boyle, Fr Frank Moriarty. Also in attendance were Canon S Ambrose P.E, Canon A O Keeffe P.P, Canon J Shire P.P, Canon  W Fitzmaurice P.P, Fr J Leonard P.P, Fr P O Sullivan P.P, Fr W Walsh P.P, Fr J Dunworth P.P, Fr J McCarthy P.P, Fr L Enright P.P, Fr S Long P.P, Fr M Cussen P.P, Fr T Curtin P.P, Fr E Irwin P.P, Fr F O Dea P.P,Fr T Ryan P.P, Fr D McCauliffe P.P, Fr J Keating P.P, Fr D mullane P.P, Fr M O Shea P.P,Fr T Crawford P.P. ,Fr A McNamara P.P,Fr R Keane P.P, Fr M O Liostúin, Fr T O Connor, Fr T Ryan C.C, Fr D Casey C.C, Fr J Cussen C.C, Fr P Bowen P.E, Fr J Duggan P.E, Fr T O Leary P.E, Fr A Mulvihill P.E, Fr M Madigan P.E, Fr S Madigan, Fr J Kennedy P.E, Fr T Shanahan, Fr L Enright P.E, Fr J McMahon. Canon G Bluett P.E, Fr A Kelleher. The parish choir sang hymns at the mass. The prayers at the grave side were recited by Bishop Leahy and Canon W Fitzmaurice. Sympathy is extended to cousins, relatives and friends.

ALL IRELAND PRESENTATION

Feenagh Kilmeedy G.A.A Club had a presentation night at the glen bar Kilmeedy on Friday night to pay honour on behalf of the club to Scór Leieiú group who are all Ireland champions , which is a great honour for the parish and club. Congratulations on their wonderful achievement. The club chairman Edward Murphy presented the cast with a Bespoke inscribed Crystal. The cast members were Christy, Nuala, David, Bernadette Kelly., T.J and Stephen Madigan, Katie O Dwyer, Timothy Lynch, Bridget Doody. On behalf of the winning group Christy and David Kelly thanked the club, the west G.A.A Board, The Glen Bar for their support and thanked all who supported the group. They were delighted with their achievement after many years. Thanks to Paddy and Mary Herlihy the Proprietors of the Glen Bar and staff with their fine food.

MASSES

Saturday May 5 at Kilmeedy church at 7.30pm – Danny Buckley.

Reader – Pat Gilbourne, Eucharistic minister – Stefan Beaulieu, Altar servers –Michael Heenan,Jamie O Doherty.

Sunday May 6 at Feenagh church at 10am – Mike Lynch RIP.

Reader – James Holmes, Eucharistic minister – Mary Lynch, Altar servers – Corie Lynch and James O Connor.

ROSARY

Rosary at Feenagh church on Friday May 4 at 7pm.

WEDDING

The wedding took place at Feenagh church on Saturday April 28 between Edward O Gorman, Tullylease and Íde Curtin, Bohard Kilmeedy. The Bestman was Aidan O Gorman. The Maid of Honour was Sarah Curtin. The Bridesmaids were Niamh Curtin, Clare O Gorman. The Groomsmen were Eoin Kennedy, Michael Curtin. Flowergirls were Grace O Gorman, Allie O Gorman. Pageboys – Kyron Walsh, Kyle Gilbourne. Readers – Ann O Connor, John Murray. Prayers of the Faithful – Pat Curtin, Karina O Gorman,Patricia Mullins,Killian Walsh, Andrew Ryan, Louise Lynch.

Offertry –Josephine Curtin, Ann O Gorman. Reflection – Nicola Carroll. Music – Trevor and Sabrina Sexton. The marriage ceremony was performed by Very Rev Fr Patrick Bluett P.P Feenagh Kilmeedy. The reception was held at the Earl of Desmond Hotel Tralee. We congratulate the newlyweds.

Doon Convent Reunion 2018

A reunion (for anyone who attended St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Doon up until 1965) will be held on Tuesday, July 10th 2018 in Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co Tipperary starting about mid-day.  Further information is available from our website: www.DoonConventReunion.com

Free Digital Skills for Citizens computer & internet training in Newcastle West

Iolar Training is running some more free Digital Skills for Citizens computer and internet training courses in Newcastle West beginning on May 15th. The courses are open to everyone and will run for two hours per week for five weeks. Training is aimed at beginners and new users and gives participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to use the internet. Last year, almost 500 Limerick city and county residents completed our free Digital Skills for Citizens courses going from learning how to switch on a computer to booking flights and making video calls.

The core topics covered include:

Safety & security

  • Using email
  • Using search engines and websites
  • Accessing government services online
  • Conducting everyday transactions
  • Using apps
  • Voice and video calls online

Optional modules include:

  • Online shopping
  • Online banking and security
  • Social media
  • Video, TV and radio online
  • Digital photography
  • Using YouTube instructional videos
  • Advanced government services

Training is free for all participants. Having access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone is an advantage but not essential. An Eircode (postcode) is required to register. For more information, or to reserve your place on the courses, please call Iolar Training on 089 420 7708.

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Doras Luimní will host a free workshop on ‘Diversity Awareness for Community and Voluntary Groups’ on Tuesday May 15 at Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 7.30pm. This workshop will explore cultures, discuss barriers for community involvement and provide information on how to create a more inclusive society.  Registration is essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing [email protected]