Limerick Civic Trust launches “street-a-week” campaign

first_imgPrint Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 490 volunteers attend Tidy Towns webinar hosted by Limerick City and County Council WhatsApp Top tips for Tidy Towns competition Markets Field and Limerick Civic Trust exhibit a great “Stile” Email Rutland Street will be one of the first areas to be targeted under the ‘street-a-week’ programme.Limerick Civic Trust has launched a “Street a Week” programme to improve the city’s performance in the Tidy Towns competition.The programme, developed by Civic Trust director Dr. James Ring, will focus on one street every week with local volunteers carrying out work to improve its general appearance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We tried to get this programme moving a year ago, but because of budgetary constraints, we were limited in what we could do”, Dr. Ring explained.“However in partnership with Limerick Local Authority and the Limerick Tidy Towns team, we have a budget in place and are looking forward to having our city in pristine condition.“Improvements such as gum removal, weeding, power washing and the tackling of minor graffiti will be targeted. The Civic Trust will work with the City Council to ensure the best possible results for the streets involved” he said.Before each street is targeted, all local businesses will be contacted and asked for their opinions on the work plan. Four streets will be targeted in February with the work concentrated on Wickham Street, Baker Place, Quinlan Street and Rutland Street.“We hope this will make a meaningful long term difference to the streetscape of Limerick. There is only so much that the Council can do and the Civic Trust will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure we leave the streets in pristine condition”, Dr Ring added.“I am delighted with the progression Limerick has made in the Tidy Towns competition; it is great to see so many groups and communities rolling up their sleeves and tackling these issues”, he said.center_img Previous articleArty hits and bitsNext articleTop Limerick GAA referee dies in car crash Editor Advertisement Linkedin Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter NewsLimerick Civic Trust launches “street-a-week” campaignBy Editor – January 27, 2014 740 TAGSJames RingLimerick Civic Truststreet-a-weekTidy Towns Facebook Civic Trust fund to revitalise Georgian Limericklast_img read more

Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz Lead Impressive Meadows Music Festival Lineup In NYC

first_imgToday, The Meadows Music & Arts Festival announced the lineup for their second annual event, set to take place September 15th – 17th at Citi Field in Queens, NY. The NYC lineup is led by an NYC entertainment icon, Jay Z, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz. In addition, the hip hop-heavy lineup will feature Future, Bassnectar, Nas, Weezer, Run The Jewels, LL Cool J, M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Foster The People, Migos, Action Bronson, Big Gigantic, TV On The Radio, De La Soul, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lizzo, and many more. The announcement is sure to excite the Big Apple faithful, as a slew of big time hometown acts new and old slated to perform give the lineup a decidedly New York vibe.For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the event’s website. Tickets will be available on Wednesday, May 12th at 12pm EST, with a very limited allotment of Early Bird and Advance Price tickets available.[Cover photo via Billboard]last_img read more

Seniors prepare to enter religious life

first_imgSenior Tyler Duffy, an aerospace engineering major, said he hadn’t given much thought to the priesthood before his junior year.Now, he plans to enter Moreau Seminary as a postulant in the fall.Duffy said he became interested in religious life when he began diving deeper into his faith.“I’m a firm believer that as you start praying more, God reveals your vocation for you,” he said. “I’m an engineering student — I never really thought I’d be going down this path, but here I am.”When Duffy first considered entering the seminary, he reached out to trusted friends and local religious figures for advice.“It was a long discernment process,” he said.Duffy said attending Notre Dame played a significant role in his decision to join the Congregation of the Holy Cross.“[The Congregation of the] Holy Cross has really formed me spiritually,” he said. “I’ve really grown in my faith during my time here.”Senior Matthew Gambetta will also be entering Moreau Seminary this fall.Gambetta said he came to Notre Dame already considering the priesthood and hopes seminary life will help him continue the discernment process.“It’s always been one of those things in the back of my mind,” he said. “If priesthood is my true vocation, I want to dedicate as much of my life as possible constructing that vocation.”The lifestyle of the Holy Cross priests resonated with Gambetta and led him to join the religious order.“The initial reason I picked Holy Cross was because of the men who serve in the order,” he said.“They’re young men who are truly passionate about their faith, but at the same time they’re ordinary guys.”Gambetta said he also identified strongly with the Holy Cross mission.“The other thing I appreciate about [the Congregation of the] Holy Cross is the educational mission,” he said. “[Blessed Basil Moreau] was very conscious of providing catechesis to ordinary folk in the French countryside and it’s a mission that still carries a great deal of weight today.”Gambetta said those interested in seminary life must undergo an extensive application process.“It’s the seminary itself that extends the application to you,” he said. “Usually they won’t offer it to you until you’ve done your informal visit and gotten to familiarize yourself with the community.”Fr. Neil Wack, director of vocations for the US province of the Congregation of Holy Cross and resident of Moreau Seminary, said the intent of the application process is to encourage individuals to explore their faith journey.The application includes several short-answer questions as well as the opportunity for applicants to write their “spiritual biography,” Wack said.“We give them five or six very broad questions to just go back over their life and figure out where God has been in their life,” he said.Applicants must also complete a series of interviews with Holy Cross priests and lay people, Wack said.The interviews help ensure prospective members are a good fit for life at the seminary, Gambetta said.“The [application] process is a very rigorous vetting process,” he said. “They want to be absolutely sure that this is an individual who cares about the Holy Cross community and the Holy Cross mission.”Gambetta said he anticipates his first year as a postulant will be “a bit of a change.”“I’ll still be taking classes here, but beyond that, my entire life will be focusing around time at the seminary as well as ministry placements,” he said.During their first year at the seminary, Wack said, postulants typically study philosophy in pursuit of their Master of Divinity degree and begin local volunteer work.“They’re starting to get involved in ministry,” he said.Seminarians are often placed in local Catholic communities, such as in Campus Ministry or nearby parishes.Wack said he advises those considering the priesthood to be active in their faith.“Pray every day, go to Mass,” he said. “Kinda dip your toe in the water as far as ministry goes. Make sure you have a spiritual director, someone you can talk with about discernment.”Duffy said he encourages others to be open about the discernment process with friends and family.“Talk about it with as many people as you can,” he said.He added that for those who feel called to religious life, pursuing the vocation wholeheartedly is key.“The most comforting thing for me was knowing that God has our ultimate happiness in mind, and he’s planted that in our vocation,” Duffy said.Tags: 2018 Commencement, Commencement 2018, Commencement Issue 2018, Holy Cross, Moreau Seminary, religious lifelast_img read more