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CHURCH READERS  The following are the readers at Masses this Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.

BLACKROCK GAA NOTES  There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6, and 16.  The €40.00 lucky dip went to Elaine Downes, Kilfinane, promoter Centra. €20.00 went to Tara McCarthy, Vale View, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Maura McAuliffe, Barrack Street, promoter Brendan O’Brien. €20.00 to Statia Clancy, West End, promoter Breda Walsh. €20.00 to Mike McAuliffe, Laurancetown, promoter Chrissie O’Sullivan. Next lotto is on THURSDAY September 20 in The Greenwood Inn and the jackpot is €3,050 all welcome. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week.

Blackrock Junior B hurlers are South Champions overcoming Garryspillane to win on Sunday September 16t on a score line of 0-18 to 2-9.  It was a trilling affair with Blackrock winning throughout the match.  Captain Richie Murphy lifted the cup to the delight of the Blackrock supporters.  We are now through to the County phase of the competition. Huge congratulations to the Limerick Ladies Junior football team who won the All Ireland on Sunday beating Louth on a score line of 5-05 to 0-08.

Fixtures: The Premier Intermediates play Mungret on Sunday September 23 in Bruff at 2pm, and Garryspillane on Sunday September 30 in Kilmallock at 2pm. Junior B county quarter final to be announced. Details will be announced shortly for the homecoming for Liam.

ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee have over the past few days delivered an envelope containing a brochure to each household giving parishioners information on improving your home’s, businesses and community premises. Included also is a slip of paper asking people if interested to return it with their Name, Address, and Telephone Number into the box which will be available in the back of the Church for the next two weekends. There will be a box also available in the greenwood Inn and the Tea Cosy during opening hours until Wednesday October 3. Also contact can be made to any member of the committee who are named on the brochure or the email on it.    

ARDPATRICK DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ardpatrick Development Projects (ADP) have a meeting scheduled for Friday night September 21 at 8.30pm.

CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.

CRAFT PROJECT If you are interested in doing crafts then drop in to Teach na Cille in Kilfinane any Thursday from 7-9pm and join other crafters in the Kilfinane Art, Crafts and Traditional Skills group. You can bring your own craftwork or join in with what others are doing.  You can also find out more about the current projects at Kilmallock Cottage Market on Saturday September 22 between 11am and 1pm when you can meet some of the  group and help weave a piece of community artwork. This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2018.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Stained Glass is the topic of the next lecture to the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. In the early twentieth century Harry Clarke studios produced some of the best examples of this craft – and eventually two artists who were trained there founded their own business with equal talent and success but are perhaps less well known. Johnny Murphy and Des Devitt with Johnny’s wife Róisín Dowd Murphy went on to create some of the most stunning stained glass ever seen in Ireland. Until their deaths in 2006 they produced hundreds of the most avant-garde, radical and truly beautiful stained-glass windows in churches, public buildings and private homes. There are many examples of Murphy Devitt work in both Limerick and Clare and Stained-Glass expert Dr Charlotte Murphy will discuss these in an illustrated presentation on Monday September 24 at 8.00pm in room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.