Limerick diocese sets its sights on China

first_imgFirst day in new school for Le Chéile pupils Advertisement Dominicans depart after 800 years Twitter Previous articleLimerick councillors are left hanging on the lineNext articleGranny gets some sleep after memorable Limerick visit John Keogh  THE Diocese of Limerick this week launched a new outreach initiative that seeks to recruit lay people to travel to China to teach English and “witness to their faith”.The programme, which runs under the auspices of the Missionary Society of St Columban, is open to graduates of any discipline, and teaching experience is not essential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Fr Leslie McNamara, who is involved in coordinating the programme, the teaching positions would appeal to recent graduates or people who have taken early retirement.“I was there for nearly eight years. My experience was very positive, I really enjoyed it. Of course people can have problems at first – it is a culture shock, especially in the poorer areas,” he told the Limerick Post.“All of your expenses are covered and you would get about $500 a month. You’re supplied with an apartment for free and you get an allowance for electricity and things like that. The cost of living there is very low; typically lunch in the student canteen would be about 80 cent a day. You could easily live on a couple of euro a day.”Traditionally, roles such as this would have been carried out by priests and missionaries, but due to dwindling numbers, the diocese is now opening up opportunities for lay people.Fr McNamara explained that religious organisations in China are controlled by the government and open proselytising is prohibited.However, he added that “the seeds of faith can be sown through one’s lifestyle and in the care and love one shows to one’s students who are instinctively curious about everything their foreign teachers do”.“Universities in China can find it difficult to fill positions for English teachers, and they are delighted to have native speakers. Teaching is one way that you can witness to the gospel to people who are largely atheist or agnostic.”“I found that the students I worked with were largely very curious; many of them wouldn’t have even seen a foreign person before they went to university. The students there are so keen to learn. They are so kind and respectful in comparison to teaching here; it’s very different”, he explained.Anyone seeking further information about the outreach programme can contact Fr Leslie McNamara at [email protected] Linkedin St John’s Cathedral in Limerick is cut down to size Email WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsCommunityLocal NewsLimerick diocese sets its sights on ChinaBy John Keogh – September 11, 2014 944 Bishop of Limerick wants no let up in safeguarding vulnerable people Editorial – Time for change RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDiocese of Limerick Bishop welcomes new school year Printlast_img read more

Killybegs coastguard called to assist dive vessel in distress

first_img WhatsApp Killybegs coastguard called to assist dive vessel in distress Killybegs Coastguard were called out yesterday evening to Malin Beg to assist a dive vessel in distress that had lost engine power with onshore wind.The Vessel was taken under tow to Teelin harbour and returned safely to other awaiting club members .Shane McCrudden from Killybegs Coastguard highlighted what happened and is reminding people, especially coming Spring/Summer months to be aware of safety measures:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook By News Highland – March 15, 2015 center_img Previous articleCork defeat Tyrone by controversial pointNext articleHamilton wins 1st Grand prix of new season News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Roberts ready to hit the right note

first_img Wales powerhouse Roberts returns to the Lions midfield following his recovery from a hamstring injury he initially thought might mean an early flight home. Roberts partners his regular Wales centre colleague Jonathan Davies for Saturday’s Test series decider against Australia, with Ireland talisman Brian O’Driscoll a shock absentee. Roberts, who was not fit for the second Test in Melbourne, joined the Manics on stage at Melbourne Festival Hall, playing guitar alongside James Dean Bradfield and company as they performed their hit single “You Love Us”. “That was a good experience,” recalled Roberts. “I adored the Manics growing up.” Jamie Roberts will reclaim centre stage for rugby reasons on Saturday – a week after playing live with his rock star heroes The Manic Street Preachers. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “I am that sort of guy in life who takes every opportunity that comes their way. That was thrown in front of me, and I couldn’t say no.” He is now, though, concentrated on the biggest match of his career as the Lions bid for a first Test series triumph since they toppled South Africa 16 years ago. “Bar maybe a World Cup final, I doubt there is a bigger game in rugby for us boys,” the 53 times-capped Wales star added. “You just have to get completely excited about it, not shy away from it, not get nervous. It’s just pure excitement, go out and express yourself, keep your concentration and deliver under pressure. “I see it as a responsibility. I’ve been picked to do a job and it is important I deliver. I’ve always thought that I thrive under pressure in big games, it’s where I like to play. “The higher the pressure, the more responsibility is put on me, the more I thrive and the more I enjoy it. I am on my second (Lions) tour now, and I think any player who is on their second or third tour who has played quite a bit of international rugby, you have to take responsibility. That is something I enjoy and thrive on. “I see myself as one of those guys who has to lead the way. It will be big mind games on Saturday, a huge mental challenge as well as a physical one. It is about staying completely focussed.” last_img read more

EGP seeks manager to launch new social golf game

first_img The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is seeking to recruit a manager to roll out the pilot phase of a project to get adults playing a new form of quick, social golf.The move follows the success of a test scheme to design and develop the concept in the South East which got the thumbs-up from those involved in the 60-minute fun sessions at driving ranges and on golf club practice grounds.The competitive, target format has been designed to generate the wow factor, with weekly game nights for teams whose scores will be recorded on a national leaderboard.The formula appealed to beginners and advanced players alike and now the EGP wants to recruit a manager to develop and implement the project during the 2012 playing season.It is inviting proposals from individuals and organisations with a background in product development, sourcing and marketing and a track record of taking a concept through to successful implementation.Project co-ordinator Andy Willems said: “This is a very exciting opportunity to build a new game for golf.“All our research tells us that people want to play a competitive golf-based game within 60 minutes. Now we need someone with the expertise and creativity to make this happen.”The brief for the role of implementation manager contains details of how to submit the required proposal by the closing date of 15.00 hours on 3 February 2012. Those shortlisted will be invited to interviews in London on Thursday 9 February and will be notified as soon as possible in the week beginning 6 February. 24 Jan 2012 EGP seeks manager to launch new social golf game last_img read more