by Peg Prendeville

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress is being held in Dublin from 10th to the 17th June 2012. In preparation for this, the Eucharistic Congress Bell, which began its pilgrimage on March 17th has arrived in the Diocese and will be visiting each Pastoral area. The Bell reflects the invitation to faith, to prayer, to reconciliation and to mission which has always been important to our Christian tradition. The Bell will be arriving in our Pastoral Area on Thursday 10th November until Friday 11th. On Thursday evening there will be Concelebrated Mass by all the priests of the Pastoral area in St. Joseph’s Church, Kildimo at 8pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration. Parishioners and all Parish Groups are invited to this celebration. On Friday morning 11th November there will be Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception,  Glin at 10 am followed by Adoration until 12 noon. Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers of the Word are encouraged to attend either of these two events as indeed are all parishioners.


At both Masses during next weekend those who died in the parish during the past 12 months will be remembered. At the beginning of Mass a representative from each family will bring a candle to the altar in memory of their loved ones. Paddy Faley’s Month’s Mind Mass is on Friday November 18 at 8pm in Ballyhahill Church. This coincides with the anniversary of his wife Nell.


The Parish Clerks’ Collection for Loughill and Ballyhahill is on next weekend November 12/13.


Set dancing classes by the Ballyhahill Comhaltas Ceoltórí continue in the Parish Hall every Monday night.


Well done to the children who took part in the Table Quiz in Knockdown last Sunday evening. This was organized by the Killeaney Soccer Committee.


Congratulations to the Killeaney committee who were “Commended” in the Limerick in Bloom competition recently. The three beds of flowers which divide the two pitches are admired all year for their colour. Great credit is due to the members who have brought the Killeaney Grounds to such high standards. I remember when they Danny Mullane had his cowsheds in the area where the car park is now and the two pitches were ordinary fields.