Festival of Families to be held in Limerick next week

first_imgLinkedin Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn Missing you this Christmas TAGSBishop of LimerickBrendan LeahyChristmascultureFestival of FamilyKilmallockPilgrimageSaints Peter and Paul ChurchSt John’s CathedralWorld Meeting of Families Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleFestive classics from Scandinavia with ICONext articleDamien Dempsey leaves us on Cloud Nine Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! NewsSocietyFestival of Families to be held in Limerick next weekBy Staff Reporter – December 13, 2017 1892 Pictured with the Bishop are, Dave and Kay Culhane, daughter, Anna, son in law James Scully and granddaughter, Amelia.Picture: Keith WisemabBishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has urged people across the diocese to take time during next week’s Festival of Family to extend their appreciation to those who are dearest in their lives.The festival is built around the arrival in the diocese of a special icon developed for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland next year. Bishop Leahy said that it is perfectly timed given that we approach the most special time for the family – Christmas.The 6ft ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ was commissioned for next year’s celebration, which Pope Francis is expected to travel to Ireland for, and is being brought to each diocese to encourage reflection and prayer in the build up to Ireland’s first ever hosting of the international gathering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will take place at St. John’s Cathedral in Limerick from December 11 to 13 before moving to Saints Peter and Paul Church in Kilmallock where it will be celebrated from December 14 to 16 and from there to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Newcastle West from December 17 to 19.It will be accompanied by a special petition box for families to place their intentions in.Bishop Leahy said that family is at the heart of Christmas and he asked that people would make a special effort to celebrate the extraordinary gift of family.“For all the cultural changes, we have still retained here in Ireland a huge appreciation off family so I would hope that people would take time to think about family, to celebrate what it means to us and to celebrate how fortunate we are to have it.  We also need to think about those who don’t have it or whose families are going through some difficulties.“Next week’s Festival of Families is a great place to start.  It will be a special week; an opportunity to make our own private but small pilgrimage in the run up to Christmas to say thank you for family or, indeed, to make some special ask for that family.See more social news here The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Advertisement Merry Christmas from the Limerick Post Show Flying home to Limerick for Christmas last_img read more

Aqua Bulldogs Winners Over Aqua Cubs

first_imgBatesville Boys & Girls Swim Team each got victories over Madison.Girls: Batesville  89    Madison  81Lady Bulldogs finish regular season 18-5 (10-4 EIAC).Boys: BHS  107    Madison  63Bulldogs are 15-5 on the season (9-4 EIAC). Individual Event Winners: Girls :  Hanna Cox 200 IM, Emily Gutzwiller 200 free/100 breast, Elizabeth Weiler 100 free, 100 back.Boys:  Matt Weiler 100 free/100 back, Thomas Hatcher 200 IM/100 breast, Evan Miller 500 freeJV event winners: Harsh Patel 50 free, 100 free Sarah Poltrack, 100 free Harsh Patel. Improvements:   Zach Hall 500 free, Graham Hunter 500 free, Jonathan Kunkel 200 free, Elliot Main 50 free/100 free, Evan Miller 50 back, Lycda Olsen 100 free, Seth Parker 100 free, Harsh Patel 50free/100 free, Damien Pelo 200 free, Sarah Poltrack 100 free/100 back, Ally Ritter 100 fly, Caleb Rogers 100 free, Ben Schwettman 50 free.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img read more

Billiard European Competition in Sarajevo

first_imgCity of Sarajevo soon will host three Billiard European Competition.The best billiard players are already arriving in the capital city of BiH, and tomorrow begin the European tournament in category of billiards for cadets and juniors” European Youth Championship”.After the competition for young billiard players will follow the European Competition for seniors “Euro tour”, that will be held in six European countries, where will participate the best players.The President of the Billiard Club Predator and one of the organizers of the tournament Ramiz Turulja said at today’s press conference that these tournaments are a great promotion of Sarajevo and BiH.He thanked the President of the European Federation of Billiard (EPBF) Gre Leenders, who decided to organize the tournament in Sarajevo.“After last year’s” Euro tour” which was held in Sarajevo, Leenders even this year decided that the prestigious competition to be held in our city instead of Paris. The organization of these competitions is the crown of our many years work”, said Turulja.In the tournament for the younger categories will participate 22 players from BiH, in the senior championship about 20, while for the “Euro tour” also will be several representatives of our country.Leenders said that the organization of last year’s “ Eurotoura” in Sarajevo was excellent, and that has caused the return of the competition in BiH. He believes that Sarajevo could get the organization of male and female competitions and tournaments for players in wheelchairs for 2015.Competition tournament for youth categories, officially, starts tomorrow, and the entrance is for free. Revue part of the tournament will be held on 31st  July at Coloseum Club Sarajevo.(Source: Fena)last_img read more