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CICA LONDON COUNCIL MEETING - 21 MAY 2024

A Chara,

greetings to you all and hope that you are making the very best of the recent fine weather. After our Easter break we look forward and invite you to our May Council Meeting which will take place on Tuesday evening 21 May 2024 in the Kennedy Hall, London Irish Centre, Camden commencing at 8.00pm.

MAY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

  1. Chairperson’s Welcome, Apologies & Condolences.

2. Minutes of previous Council Meeting & Matters Arising.

3. Correspondence.

4. Treasurer’s Report.

5. St Patrick’s Day Event Update.

6. CICA 70th Anniversary Celebrations.

7. Any Other Business.

8. 500 Club Draws.

Date for your Diary: JUNE COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday 18 June 2024

Yours Sincerely,

John Giltenan,
Hon Secretary C.I.C.A
Tel: 07956 855957

Darkness into Light

Thank you to all who participated in the Annual Walk - May 2023

We would like to express our appreciation of everyone who talk part in this very special event, raising valuable funds for Pieta House & their respective centres across Ireland and their partner organisations throughout the world who offer invaluable support to suicide prevention, counselling and therapy.

The London Event took place in three venues across greater London:

1. The Crown Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway,London NW2 3ED.

2. Clapham Common Bandstand, Clapham Common Nort, London SW 4 OAB.

3. Hazelwood : London Irish Training Grounds, Hazelwood Avenue, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 6QU

The CICA has a long and proud relationship with the event & your continued support is truly valued & appreciated. The official London launch was held at the Crown Hotel, Cricklewood. We hope that you all found the occasion a rewarding and enjoyable experience. We thank you all for your continued support and cooperation.

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BOOK PROMOTION: LOOKING AHEAD with HOPE

EDDIE GILMORE: IRISH CHAPLAINCY

BOOK PROMOTION: LOOKING AHEAD with HOPE: Stories of Humanity, wonder and gratitude in a time of uncertainty. By Eddie Gilmore, CEO Irish Chaplaincy UK.

‘The Irish Chaplaincy in London has been a good and faithful friend to many Irish over the years. It’s charism of care has been nurtured by a succession of kindly, prayerful leaders both lay and clerical among them Eddie Gilmore whose very personal memoir gives a flavour of what it means to truly accompany others like Christ through life’s ups and downs.’ – Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland

Looking Ahead with Hope is a collection of short, inter-connected pieces written over a three-year period in which Eddie Gilmore has worked as CEO for the Irish Chaplaincy, a charity which supports Irish people in Britain, including prisoners, Travellers and Seniors. At the heart of Eddie’s book, which weaves together his visits to prisons, care homes and monasteries with travels further afield – pilgrimage on the Camino in Spain, walking retreats in the French Alps, and meetings and events in Ireland – are encounters with a host of characters, which touch and transform and which reveal our deep connections with one another. These are stories of wonder, reflections on faith and on the human condition, with a frequent refrain of gratitude, and of hope.

Eddie Gilmore has been CEO of the Irish Chaplaincy since 2017, before which he was a member of L’Arche for 28 years. He writes regularly for a number of publications including Catholic Times, Intercom (the journal of the Irish Catholic Bishops), and Independent Catholic News.

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