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                 Issue 16                                                                        18th April 2014



    Mass Times: Caherconlish: Sat. 6.30 pm; Sun. 11.00 am. Caherline Sun. 10.00 am.

    Fr. Roy Donovan:  087-2225150.  Fr. Patrick Currivan: 061-351248.



    Millennium Centre Dancing Club:  On this Saturday, 12th April dancing to the music of the ever popular Sam O’Doherty from 9.00 pm. Come along and enjoy a good night’s dancing or just listen to the music.

    Millennium Centre Monthly Seisiún: Monthly Seisiún on  Wednesday 16th April starting at 9.00 pm in the Millennium Centre. All are welcome to come along, bring a friend and enjoy a great night’s entertainment of music, song, dance and craic. Light refreshments served.


    Chiropodist: The next clinic will be on next Wednesday 16th April and is fully booked.


    Caherconlish Residents Work Group: The volunteer Work Group which undertook the cleanup, paint up etc last year of Caherconlish met earlier this week to formulate a work agenda for the coming year. There is no doubt that the work achieved last year was well received and much supported. This year the Work Group hopes that more residents will be encouraged and come out and join in the good work. Just a few hours of your time will make a huge difference to our place. The Work Group would also like to encourage participation of the Youth and the school children in projects. We are lucky to have the Limerick City and County Council behind our work through the recent provision of the Gateway project to the place. So the start of this year’s voluntary work will take place on this Saturday April 12th on which date all volunteers are asked to assemble at the Square 9.30am. There is a role for everyone. It was also very heartening to hear that a number of our newer residential estates have set up their own associations. United we stand.



    A Basic computer training course will start in the Millennium Centre Friday  25th April from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 2.00 pm over 4 weeks. All sessions are now fully booked up.



    Volunteers: Now that the refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is completed we require more people to help us continue to offer a first class service to our patrons. If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to volunteer your services, please contact us.



    Ballyhoura Development is encouraging people to attend a Ballyhoura Development Showcase Rally. These rallies will highlight the impact of their work and will tell people about the changes the Government is proposing to what they do. These changes could lead to the closure of Ballyhoura Development. Commencing at 7.30pm, on Monday 14th April: Cappamore Community Centre, Cappamore. All welcome. 



     GIY Group: The Grow It Yourself group will meet in the Millennium Centre on Tuesday, 15th April at 7.00pm. All are welcome.



    Mack's Hair Raising Campaign: Hi my name is Mack Ward.  If you know me you will know that I have really long hair that I have been growing since I was in 1st Class, I'm now in 4th Class.  Next week I will be getting my hair cut really short to raise money for Milford Hospice and I will be sending my hair away to make wigs for children who have lost their hair because they are sick.

    If you would like to sponsor me there are sponsorship cards in Ryan's shop and the Millennium centre or you can donate online on just look for Mack's Hair Raising event.





    St Ailbe's Credit Union Easter Opening hours: For all offices Thursday 17th of April, all offices will be open Friday hours.  Caherconlish 9.30am to 8.00pm.  Sub offices, 9.30am to 2.00pm and 3.30pm to 8.00pm. All closed Good Friday 18th April.  Tel No 061/351695


    Tennis Club Open Day: On Easter Sunday, 20th April at 2.00 pm. Bouncy castle, drinks & treats for kids, tea/coffee for adults.

    Open daily from 9.00am – 9.00 pm (members only). Membership for 2014: Family, €25; Adults, €10; U18, €5. Adult’s night: Tues 6.30 – 7.30 pm (only €2. Children’s night: Thurs 7.30 – 8.30 pm (only €1). Contact Betty on 086 4068535 for further information.



    "Kids Create" Easter Craft Camp: Encouraging creativity, learning new skills in Ceramics and Silversmithing. APRIL 22 - 24 2014.

     10.00am - 3:30pm. Cost €95, incl. materials & tools. Clare Jordan Ceramics, Swallows Rest Studio, Bohermore. Tel: 087-4169450. Advance Booking Required. Ages 8 – teens.



    Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week. This week’s Jackpot is €1750 and draw will take place on Friday 11th April in Tower Bar, Ballybrood. Tickets cost just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs, Post office and from all committee and club officials. Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

    Minor 13 a side Championship first round v Ballybricken/Bohermore Sunday 13th April at 12 Midday Venue Ballybricken. U16s start their Championship Division 2C 15 a side on Monday 14th April at 6:15pm V Ballybrown.  Venue is Caherline GAA Field .

    Caherline GAA Annual Table Quiz takes place on Good Friday, 18th April at 9.00pm in the Millennium Centre. Table of 4 €20. All Support greatly appreciated. Results Junior B East League Murroe/Boher 1-15 Caherline 3-7 played Friday 4th April. ACHL Intermediate played 8th April Pallasgreen 1-17 Caherline 3-10.



    Caherconlish GAA Football Club: U8s will continue training on next Tuesday, April 8th in the Millennium Centre from 6-00 to 7-00 pm. Please remember to bring gum shields. Registration forms will be available on the night.

    U10s/U12s will continue to train in the Tennis club Grounds next Tuesday evening if the GAA field is not open.

    Please remember membership has to be paid before we play any matches.

    PARENTS: All underage players are required to wear a GUM SHIELD this year at all times whether it be training or a blitz or a match.

    Fundraising; OLD CLOTHES COLLECTION SATURDAY APRIL 26th. We will be continuing with our OLD CLOTHES and MOBILE PHONES COLLECTION this year which is a very successfully fundraiser for the club. We will be holding our next COLLECTION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26th so please put those throwaways to one side and support our fundraiser in April.  If you have not got the storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time, please see the list of club officers below who would be glad to assist you: Kevin Prendergast, John Purcell, Pat Hourigan, Robert McNamara,  John Mulcaire, Pat McGrath,  Donal Whelan, Liam Coleman,  Pat Vaughan.



    Spiritual Heart of Parish; Both our Churches are open every day for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.


    Eucharistic Adoration; Eucharistic Adoration in Caherconlish Church 10.00am to 3.00pm on Fridays; Caherline 10.30am to 11.30am on Tuesdays.  As a Christian, I am comforted by Jesus' assurance that "you may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it" (John 14:14). 


    The first of the Special Yellow Envelopes will be taken up at Easter in addition to the white weekly envelope. These yellow envelopes will replace Church collections such as Peter’s Pence, Education of Priests etc.  The donations received in the four yellow envelopes throughout the year will go towards meeting our target for diocesan needs.


    HOLY WEEK/EASTER CEREMONIES (An tSeachtain Mhor) Palm /Passion Sunday (13th April) – palms blessed at all masses.

    Great Easter Triduum (Three) (17th – 19th April) All three Ceremonies form one Event;

    Holy Thursday (17th April) / Feast of the Last Supper 7.30pm in Caherconlish with Adult Choir & 7.30pm in Caherline.

    Good Friday (18th April) – The Lord’s Passion 3.00pm in Caherconlish with Organ Music &3.00 pm in Caherline. Stations of the Cross 7.30pm in Caherline & Caherconlish. Collection for the Holy Places taken up at today’s ceremonies.  

    Holy Saturday/Great Easter Vigil (19th April) 8.00pm in Caherconlish with Adult & Youth Choirs (no 6.30pm Mass).  This is the greatest and most important night  of the Church’s year. 


    “The Light is still on for you” -  Sacrament of Forgiveness/Confessions after ceremonies on Holy Thursday & Good Friday; Holy Saturday 12.00 noon in Caherconlish & 1.00pm in Caherline. 


    Easter Sunday/Feast of the Resurrection (20th April); 10.00am Caherline & 11.00am Caherconlish. May the peace and joy of Our Risen Lord be with you now and always. The Great Feast of Easter continues for 50 days until Pentecost Sunday (8th June) with white the colour of Resurrection & Alleluia is our song. 

    Trocaire Lenten Boxes need to be returned. (It would be greatly appreciated if the cash could be changed into notes).


    At Easter Masses you are invited to take a name, of one of the young people preparing for Confirmation and to pray for that person every day between Easter Sunday and 21st May. The young people presently are carrying out various spiritual and community commitments.   Ceremony of Light in Caherline Church Thurday 1st May 8.30pm. 


    Bruff Old Court House Coffee Morning:  Students from different parishes including Caherline,Caherconlish and Castletroy calling themselves suaimhneas (peace of Mind) are putting on an event on Friday 2nd May, 9.30am - 12.30pm.  Raffle and prizes on the day. Everybody welcome.



    Conradh na Gaeilge: Ba mhaith liom, ar son Choiste an Chontae, buíochas a ghabháil le muintir an pharóiste as ocht bhfur gcabhrach le linn an bhailiucháin ar na dátaí túsluaite, agus go deimhin thar na blianta. Once again we thank everybody who supported the recent church-gate collection. Amount collected was €163.



    New School Service from Caherconlish to Hospital: Starting from September, 2014 €4.00 return service per day. Service must be pre paid half yearly before the 31st July, 2014 Minimum of 30 passengers required Contact No: 061 381700 Mike Hynan Coaches.





    ·         Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash Tribute Band on Friday 16th May.

    ·         Lambert Puppet Show on Saturday 24th May.

    ·         Sing a Song for the Millennium Centre; Solo singing competition on Saturday 30th August.




    Craft & Social Club: Craft and social club will meet each week in the Millennium Centre on Mondays starting at 10.00 a.m. Anybody interested in crafts (patchwork, general sewing etc.) is welcome to come along. Tea and chat will be provided.

    Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on Mondays. Beginners: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm. Advanced: 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm. Contact 087-6408338 for further information.



    Millennium Centre Dancing Club: Classes on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm onwards.



    Panther Tae Kwon Do: Ages 3 – 7 years classes on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 6.45 pm.  Contact Will Power on 085 7079502.



    Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tues and Fri from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Contact Will on 085 7079502.



    Wednesday Club: Activities on Wednesdays. We start at 2.00 pm with bingo and card game. This will be followed by dinner at 3.00 pm approximately. New members are always welcome, just turn up and enjoy the company.



    Parent & Toddler Group: Activities on Thursdays 10.00 am – 12.00 noon.  Contact Phil or Michelle on 086 8888105 or 061 383884.  


    Gary Meehan School of Dance:  Mondays & Thursday 4.00 to 6.00 pm – Saturday 2.00 to 4.00 pm. For information contact: 0857622624.


    Patrick Holford's zest4 life Low GL weight loss classes continue every Thursday at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. Booking essential. 086 8155584 also seen on Doctors on Call on RTE last November. Eileen Hannon zest4life weight loss coach.



    Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on either 061 351141, 085 2885181 or e-mail tommyoconnell40@gmail.



    Notes for Newsletter: notes should be sent to: before 5.00 pm on Thursday for inclusion in  newsletter.