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Vocations – Excerpt from Letter from Cathedral House: We are all aware of the urgent need to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  We are not longer living in a time of transition – that would be far too mild a description of what is taking place in the Church and in our society at present.  In many ways the ‘old order’ has been turned upside down and it would be easy to succumb to a spirit of despondency and feel that there is little we can do to reverse the trend.  However, as a people of hope who trust in the power of the Spirit and its unfailing presence in our midst we believe that ‘the Spirit blows where it will’ – let us accompany it in whatever direction it is taking us.  There are signs of hope that the Spirit is stirring the waters – at the moment three people appear to be hearing the call and may accept the challenge to begin the journey.  Data to ponder:

  • There are 60 parishes in the Diocese of Limerick.
  • At present approximately 70 diocesan priests are involved in active ministry in the diocese.
  • In 10 years’ time there will be less than 50 priests involved in active ministry in the diocese.
  • At present a number of parishes do not have a resident priest: others do not have a resident parish priest.

If each parish in the Diocese could produce one priest from its community every 25 years, it would be more than enough to fulfil the needs of the Diocese.  On Vocation’s Sunday 26th April, Sacred Space 102fm will broadcast an interview with Aiden O’Rourke, our diocesan clerical student at 10.00 a.m. and again at 11.00 a.m.  The interview will also be available as a Podcast on our blog at

First Holy Communion Parish Practice: will be held next Thursday evening in the Church at 7.30 p.m.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group – Every Thursday morning from 10 – 12 noon in Ceol Corbrai Hall. €3 per family refreshments provided for adults and children. Everyone welcome.

St Fergus’ N.S Schools Parents Association would like to thank everyone that gave so generously to the bucket collection in Garvey’s Supervalu Listowel last Saturday afternoon.  The bucket collection raised €186.10.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Enrolment forms for the coming school year 2015/2016 are now available from the school.  Telephone 068-34545.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2015 are available from the school office, telephone 068-34344.

County 5 a side Soccer: Congratulations to the girls of St. Fergus’ National School who won the County 5 a side soccer in Corbally on Friday, beating Herbertstown National School with a score line of 5-3.  They now go through to the Munster on Tuesday next.  Best of luck to all.

Health & Fitness: Classes take place on Mondays from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.  Price €8 pay as you go or €25 for 4 consecutive sessions.  Personal training €30 per hour or €100 for 4 sessions.  If interested, please call Colm on 0851111617.

Ceol Corbrai Classes: Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. Irish Dancing Classes with Bobby and Mary Kelly.  Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. Taekwondo with Sara Dillon.  Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. Irish Music Classes with Willie Larkin (please note the change in the day). Thursdays at 10 a.m. to 12 noon Toddlers Playgroup.

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