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But National Grid shares have just carried on yielding the cash.Full-year results were out Thursday, and there’s been no change to the trend. The dividend for the 2020-21 year was only lifted 1.2%. But the 49.16p per share represents a yield of 5.2% on the current share price.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The figures were respectable, if not exciting. Statutory results showed increases across the board, but we saw small falls in underlying figures. Operating profit dropped 3%, with earnings per share down 7%. Capital investment dropped a little too, by 7%, but still exceeded £5bn.Decent results in tough timesFor the year we’ve just had, I’m happy with these results. Chief executive John Pettigrew said that National Grid’s performance during such a tough time is “testament to the strength and resilience of our business model.” The company reiterated its policy of providing long-term asset and dividend growth.The main reason I’ve always liked National Grid shares is that it never matters which oil company provides the oil or gas, or which energy retailer sells it to the end customer. It has to go through the distribution networks.Energy restructuringNational Grid does run the gas distribution network, and that’s still carrying fossil fuel. On that front, the company intends to sell off a majority stake in its gas transmission division. The latest updates confirm that should be completed during the 2022-23 year.The acquisition of Western Power Distribution shows that the company is serious about a refocus on electricity distribution. But it does mean we’re looking at a slimmer organisation, and increased capital expenditure as the firm makes the transition. Might that put pressure on those precious dividends?The uncertainty shows in the performance of National Grid shares. They’re doing fine in 2021, slightly behind the FTSE 100. But over five years, they have declined 12.5%. Still, even at its lowest point in the past 12 months, the share price was still healthily above its weaker 2018 levels. So there looks to me some support among investors now.National Grid shares valuationBased on the latest underlying EPS figure, National Grid shares are on a P/E of approximately 17. That could look a bit high considering the energy sector risks. But it could be seen as low for a reliable dividend stock yielding better than 5%. So where’s the dividend likely to go?We have some guidance for the five-year period of 2020-21 to 2025-26. National Grid expects to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in assets of 6%-8%. It reckons that should feed through to an earnings per share CAGR of 5%-7%. I think that’s probably enough to keep the dividend safe. National Grid is on my buy list for 2021. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. National Grid shares are my top FTSE 100 dividend buy right now Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now
Some of the Top 14’s staunchest defenders – among them Mourad Boudjellal, the colourful owner of Toulon – have dismissed talk of a conflict of interest. He points to the Spanish football league as an example of a healthy competition that benefits the clubs and the Spain national team. It’s a specious argument. La Liga is not all it’s cracked up to be; traditionally it’s Real Madrid, Barcelona and 18 clubs making up the numbers.As Bordeaux proved against Toulon, and as Agen have shown Toulouse, there are no easy games in the Top 14. Plus, of course, football makes nowhere near the same physical demands on its players as rugby and recovering from 90 minutes of football takes far less time than recuperating from 80 minutes of tackling 18 stone props.Even those with a vested interest in protecting the Top 14 recognise that French rugby needs a strong national team in the shop window. “The French XV must be the priority,” Toulouse coach Guy Noves told Midi Olympique. “The most important thing is that the French team wins its matches.”Not chance: Saint-Andre will miss out on the ChampionshipBut, for that to happen, says the Racing Metro coach Gonzalo Quesada, changes must be made. “Without a restructuring of the calendar,” declared the former Argentina fly-half, “the French team will continue to struggle the way it is now.” Oh Freddie: Monsieur Michalak looks to the heavens after France’s woeful performance against Wales on SaturdayBy Gavin MortimerTHE FRENCH love a good debate and last weekend’s debacle deserves special attention. Losing in Rome to an adventurous Italian side was one thing, going down in their own back yard to a Welsh side short on confidence was a stark illustration of the problems that beset French rugby.France have some world-class players. Thierry Dusautoir was voted the IRB Player of the Year in 2011, Frédéric Michalak was a nominee last year, and Wesley Fofana and Nicolas Mas would walk into most international sides. They showed this talent in November, thrashing Australia and seeing off the spirited challenges of Argentina and Samoa. So what’s gone wrong? How can France descend so quickly into the uninspired rabble of last Saturday night? That was the question put to centre Maxime Mermoz after the game, to which he replied: “There was a confidence and a freshness in the autumn which has disappeared. The dynamism is no longer the same, and we can really feel that. There is less joy, less insouciance, than there was in November.”Mermoz didn’t come out and say it, but the implications of his words were as plain as the bruises on his face: the French players are being worn down by the demands placed on their weary bodies.Clamp: No way through for MachenaudHead coach Philippe Saint-André knew this last month, complaining to the French press about the amount of rugby his squad had played in the two months between the November Tests and the Six Nations. Toulouse No 8 Louis Picamoles, for example, an unstoppable force against Australia, played 571 minutes of rugby, while Morgan Parra racked up 542 in eight matches. And those matches were ferocious encounters, crucial Heineken Cup matches and the brute force of the Top 14.Just before the Six Nations started I talked to Andrew Sheridan about life at Toulon and the difference between the Top 14 and the Aviva Premiership. Straight away the former Lions and England prop replied that the biggest difference was the physicality of French rugby – and this from one of the world’s strongest players. Players – particularly the front five – are bigger and heavier in the Top 14 and this means the scrum, the mauls and all the close-quarter exchanges are physically draining.At the heart of the debate over the state of Les Bleus lies the conflict between the clubs and the federation, a power struggle that has been resolved across the Channel in England but not in France where on the same day that the national side slumped to defeat against Wales, so did Toulon to Bordeaux. As the sporting bible Midi Olympique wondered in its mournful editorial on Monday morning, were rugby fans in Bordeaux crying into their beer on Saturday night at events in Paris, or were they out celebrating their astonishing 41-0 trouncing of the Top 14 leaders? Midi Olympique had it on good authority that it wasn’t the former. France’s head coach Philippe Saint Andre passes next to the trophy during the Six Nations Rugby Union match between France and Wales at the Stade de France on February 9, 2013 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The power-brokers in French rugby meet in the summer to discuss the fixture schedule and Saint-André has called on everyone concerned to “shoulder their responsibilities” and do what’s best for French rugby. Trouble is, in France right now, everyone thinks they know what is best.
Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Servir a los que sirven Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing El Rev. Bill Alford de Pensilvania, un capellán de la Patrulla Aérea Civil (entidad civil auxiliar de la Fuerza Aérea) conversa acerca de la oficina de ministerios federales con el Rev. Earl Gibson de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles. Foto/Janet Kawamoto[Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Son miembros de las fuerzas armadas. Enfrentan día tras día los retos de una actividad que exige el 100% de sacrificio y un poco más, pero eso no disminuye sus necesidades en el ámbito espiritual. Para atender esas necesidades está la Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerios Federales de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Rev. Dr. Wollom “Wally” Jensen, de la Oficina de Servicios Armados nos explicó que su labor no se limita al personal militar activo. “Nuestra labor no se limita a la feligresía episcopal. También brindamos servicio pastoral a grupos de otras denominaciones y credos e incluso a grupos que se definen como ateos y librepensadores.¨Más de 10 años de conflicto armado en diferentes frentes, los prolongados y reiterados despliegues de fuerzas, tienen un enorme impacto sobre los individuos y las familias: “Queremos atender las necesidades de los veteranos, muchos de los cuales pasan del servicio activo al desamparo” –Explica el Rev. Jensen- y añade que el problema toca de modo particular a las mujeres.La Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerios Federales también está buscando enérgicamente atender a las necesidades particulares de los latinos en las fuerzas armadas. “Buscamos atraer a sacerdotes latinos que sientan el llamado a ser parte de este ministerio.” –Dice el Rev. Jensen.En una entrevista con el servicio de webradio del Ministerio Latino de la Iglesia Episcopal, la Obispa Presidente Katherine Jefferts Schori abordo el tema, que la toca incluso a nivel familiar: “…creo que las congregaciones deben involucrarse más en las vidas de familias con miembros en las fuerzas armadas, yo tengo una hija que es piloto en la fuerza aérea. Sé que los capellanes y otros tienen mucho interés sobre la vida familiar y creo que las congregaciones deben educarse sobre este tema.”La Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerio Federales también sirve a Reclusos en el ámbito de la Dirección Federal de Prisiones. Estos grupos, por su naturaleza, a veces están “fuera del radar” de la sociedad civil, pero están intrínsecamente ligados con ella. “Es una vocación y un reto –dice el Rev. Jensen- la recompensa está en el servicio.”— Cesar Cardoza es miembro del Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service By Cesar CardozaPosted Jul 10, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/211912/black-white-house-formwerkz-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFormwerkz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModelingSingaporePublished on February 29, 2012Cite: “Black & White House / Formwerkz Architects” 29 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 23 Share photographs: Derek Swalwell Photographs: Derek Swalwell Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGERDoor Size LaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This compact holiday home in Lorne, Victoria was designed for a recently retired couple and their adult family. The house negotiates a very steep site, planning height restrictions, and a modest budget. The clients were keen to capture the stunning coastal views, while retaining as much of the existing native vegetation as possible.Save this picture!SectionThe house was conceived to be a sculptured geometric form, articulated through window placement and refined, yet honest detailing. It was important for the dwelling to be flexible, and able to accommodate larger groups when required. The plan is efficient, but ample, and feels generous through its volumetric spaces.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellAn ‘upside down’ living arrangement prioritises communal spaces – affording them the best coastal views. And due to the steep nature of the land, the upper floor can be accessed directly from the rear of the site. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessSee Inside Le Corbusier’s Mind with These 5 PaintingsArchitecture News/ EMBTUnbuilt Project Share Architects: Will Harkness Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture Australia Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture CopyHouses•Lorne, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612459/lorne-hill-house-will-harkness-architecture Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612459/lorne-hill-house-will-harkness-architecture Clipboard Area: 184 m² Area: 184 m² Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officeWill Harkness ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLorneHousesAustraliaPublished on March 25, 2015Cite: “Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture” 25 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
La Reina House / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala + Catalina Gómez Beck 2015 Save this picture!© Pablo Casals Aguirre+ 25 Share Chile Area: 140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781167/la-reina-house-gonzalo-iturriaga-atala-plus-catalina-gomez-beck Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781167/la-reina-house-gonzalo-iturriaga-atala-plus-catalina-gomez-beck Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•La Reina, Chile ArchDaily Architects: Catalina Gómez Beck, Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala Area Area of this architecture project Year: La Reina House / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala + Catalina Gómez BeckSave this projectSaveLa Reina House / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala + Catalina Gómez Beck Photographs Houses Photographs: Pablo Casals Aguirre Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: CHC, GlasstechSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. Located in surroundings where the morphology of the land grants the formal conditioners and the space qualities are product of a revealed and noticed condition. There the architecture, the conception of the space is born. This space that gave foot to a project that emphasizes the routine character of practices of a user in his to happen. Where the basic conditions of the human being intensify from their necessity and not only from the subjective speculation, but from the human empirical capacity. That we presented/displayed, that we lived, that experience.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe project proposes to perceive, to feel, to live and to belong to the space. To return to the basic thing, to understanding empiricist where the watching user/manages to feel the project, leaving of side the aesthetic. To undress of the object and to live the space, the architecture is space.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreThe view projects in the form and the form responds to the usuary function to see the city and to feel the nature. Duality conceptually reflected in the material condition, natural wood/, concrete/city. The spaces formally maintain the qualities of the land, adapting them to the use granted by program.Save this picture!SketchProject gallerySee allShow less5468796 Architecture’s Response to The Guardian Over their “Failed” Social Housing P…ArticlesNCARB to Help Retire the Term “Intern” With Newly Named Experience ProgramArchitecture News Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGonzalo Iturriaga AtalaOfficeFollowCatalina Gómez BeckOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa ReinaChilePublished on January 29, 2016Cite: “La Reina House / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala + Catalina Gómez Beck” 29 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 28 March 1999 | News Free Internet access for UK charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Charity Logistics today launched a free Internet access service for UK charities and their supporters. Charity Logistics today launched a free Internet access service for UK charities and their supporters. Charityvfree.com is a partnership between Charity Logistics, the charity that helps other charities achieve their objects effectively, efficiently and economically, and Voss Net plc, the Internet Access Provider.Charityvfree is available with no sign up fee, no hourly charges, no subscription charge, unlimited access, multiple e-mail accounts, 15Mb free Web space, and local call rate. In case you were wondering, the help line for subscribers is also available at local rate, unlike some other recent entrants to the free Internet account market. Advertisement More significantly, Charityvfree offers a method of raising funds for participating charities. Voss Net is giving a share of the local call cost, incurred while people are online, to the user’s chosen charity via Charity Logistics. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake was at the launch to hear Charity Logistics claim this as “a World first for the UK” and a “charity Internet revolution”.Voss Net and Charity Logistics were joined at the launch in London’s Millbank by Margaret Moran MP on behalf of the Parliamentary IT Committee. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 214 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: competition Technology 120 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 15 October 2018 | News Kidney Research UK wins Givergy Fundraising Technology competition Givergy has announced the Kidney Research UK has won its 2018 Fundraising Technology competition.The competition launched in July this year, and offered charities the opportunity to win fundraising technology to help them with their next event.The technology has been specifically designed to help charities increase the amount they raise, and supporter satisfaction and enjoyment. Kidney Research UK has won the following for its next fundraising event:Pre-event custom online auctionSilent auction technologyDirect donation featureAccess to Givergy’s auction item collectionUp to 150 tablets3 expert onsite staffJulian Sykes, Givergy CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kidney Research UK is the winner of our 2018 Fundraising Technology competition. We’re excited to see another extremely worthwhile cause benefit from utilising fundraising technology.” Advertisement Naomi Butters, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Kidney Research UK, added: “We’re delighted to receive such a fantastic prize from Givergy. Having this technology available at our next major fundraising event will give our supporters an extra special experience, and hopefully generate more income to enable us to fund more life-saving research.” 119 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 15, 2019 Linkedin Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Mariana Rivas Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ printA roommate fight. A co-worker spat. A dispute with a professor. These are just some of the situations that TCU’s Intentional Dialogue program can help students navigate.“Intentional Dialogue is really about teaching all of our participants about how to engage in meaningful dialogue across difference to build understanding and community,” said Intentional Dialogue committee chair and facilitator Ebony Rose.The program started in the Spring of 2016 to help target issues with student unrest and lack of social discourse in residence halls. But Rose said it has grown into benefitting the campus community as a whole.“The work itself is universally important, so there is no one who can’t benefit from being a part of it,” she said.Rose also said the program is a “homegrown initiative,” designed specifically for the TCU community.Different student leadership organizations like Orientation leaders, Frog Camp directors, resident assistants and the Student Government Association have received the training, along with several faculty and staff members.“I was pleased with how tangible and relevant the program was, and how direct it was in explaining the ideas and tenets of dialogue,” said Chancellor’s Leadership Program member Jacob Buttry.Orientation leader Clare McGrady also said the program was beneficial. “I learned better ways to set up a conversation,” she said. “Like how to properly face someone and generate questions that don’t hold any perceived judgment.” Both Buttry and McGrady received the training as members of leadership organizations. For students of the general population, it’s more difficult for them to get direct access to the training.“Our goal is to eventually offer it on a more consistent basis where students could just sign up more continually, but we’re just not at that point yet,” Rose said. Due to limited faculty, a particular training session requires at least eight people.Rose said she eventually wanted the program to reach every first year student and incoming faculty member. She said she hopes this would benefit incoming members of the TCU population to “understand what it looks like to come into a community that appreciates different ideas and identities and gives you the tools to how to engage in that space.” For now, the program will continue to grow. “Regardless of how the campus climate, or structure, or numbers or any of that moves or shifts, the need to be trained to speak with your community will never go away,” Rose said. Horoscope: November 13, 2019 Previous articleColeman’s leadership fosters growth for women’s basketball teammatesNext articleHorned Frogs get ready for senior day match up against Baylor Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Twitter Horoscope: November 14, 2019 + posts TAGSargumentconflict resolution Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook
Linkedin 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 Print 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