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                                                                              Issue 51                                                                                   19th December 2014


Mass Times: Caherconlish: Saturday 6.30 pm.  Sunday 11.00 am.  Caherline Sunday 10.00 am.

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






Millennium Centre Fundraiser: The Jackpot in our “JOKER” fundraiser is increasing and this week it is €320.00. The draw will be on this Friday at 10.00 pm.



CINEMA returns to Caherconlish! See the block buster movie "FROZEN" on the BIG SCREEN in the  Millennium Centre at 2:30 pm sharp on this Sunday 21st December. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tuck shop with popcorn etc. Admission is free but a generous donation to the Children's Playground fund is requested please.



Vacancy for Receptionist: There is a CE Scheme vacancy for a Receptionist in the Millennium Centre. If interested please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for the vacancy. Job reference is ES-893467. Please send your CV to:     Paul English, Rainbow Community Employment Ltd, The Teach, Cloverfield, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.


Vacancy for Caretaker: There is a CE Scheme vacancy for a Caretaker in the Millennium Centre. If interested please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Interco Office to check your eligibility and to apply for the vacancy. Job reference is ES-898944. Please send your CV to: Paul English, Rainbow Community Employment Ltd, The Teach, Cloverfield, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.



Parish Notes


Both Churches are open every day for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.



Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 10.00 am – 3.00 pm this Friday; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30 am Tuesdays. “For nothing is impossible to God.” (Lk. 1:37).

Note Friday 26th Friday Adoration in Caherconlish from 10.30am to 11.30am Mass;  Adoration Friday 2nd Jan after 9.30 Mass to 11.00 am.

Mega Celebrations of the Feast of Christmas 2014 We welcome everybody wholeheartedly to join us in our Christmas ceremonies.

 We wish every blessing of Christmas to you and yours.



Special Pre-Christmas Mass: 10.00 am Caherline, this Sunday 21st December with Adult Choir.



 Christmas Eve (24th) Mass next Wednesday 8.00 pm in Caherconlish with Adult Choir and Youth Musicians.  Carols sung before Mass.  (no 6.30 pm vigil mass).



 Christmas Day (Thursday 25th) Masses 10.00 am in Caherline & 11.00 am in Caherconlish.



 4th Advent Candle - Purple: Representing the immediacy of us, the people becoming spiritually tuned in to the new ways in which Christ wants to delight to be with us this Christmas.



Parish Cake Sale December 21st Old School Caherline after 10.00 am Mass to help defray the costs incurred with the repairs and painting of the Church. Any items you wish to donate may be dropped into the committee members at the Old School this Sat 20th between 3.00 - 6.00 pm.   



Special Yellow 4 Envelope (SY4). The fourth and final special Yellow Envelope Collection is taken up this month. This collection is for the Diocesan Common Fund from which the Priests receive their salaries. We thank those who have contributed to the Church Fund through the weekly envelope system.  We ask anybody who is making their contribution on a once off annual basis to do so as soon as possible.



Weekly Boxes of Contribution Envelopes for 2015 are ready for distribution. Anybody who helped in the past, we will be grateful, if you collect the envelopes for distribution as soon as possible.



St Stephen’s Day (Friday 26th) Masses; 11.30 am in Caherconlish; 12 noon in Caherline. 



 Confessions Christmas Eve: 12 noon -1.00 pm & at 6.30pm in Caherconlish & Caherline Churches on Wednesday 24th December.



The Giving Tree for the Hospice: The idea is that you take a label and write your intention on it for the living or deceased and that you give a donation to Milford Hospice. We are greatly blessed to have a place of its calibre so near us where people are treated with the highest of respect, dignity and compassion. Your intentions are included in all masses over the Christmas.



We have a wonderful Christmas tree in both Churches & we are very grateful to our sponsors. 



LCFE Cappamore (St. Michael’s): Spring term night classes.  Log and choose evening programmes Cappamore.

Apply online or ring 061 381272. Enrolment at the College: Mon 5th to Thurs 15th Jan 9.30 am– 1.30 pm/ Tues 13th Jan 5.00 – 7.00 pm. 



Caherconlish Tennis Club: The courts are closed for the Winter Months and will reopen in early Spring.


Go to and click the link there to see the "Wedding of the year"  photo Album and Slide Show. High quality download possible. Thanks to Marian (O'Donnell) Kennedy for the super photography. A DVD movie of that memorable day can also be purchased for €10 from the front desk at the Millennium Centre. Thanks to the producer Mr. James Ryan. 

Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so this week's jackpot €3550.This week's draw will take place on Friday 19th December 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.


Last Friday evening the club had its annual Christmas draw in association with Mike O' Dwyer motors in Mulcahy's Bar. Large attendance and great music played by band Broken Strings made for a great atmosphere. The Christmas draw consisted of more than eighteen prizes and club chairman Seamus Murnane and Club Secretary Paddy McCarthy drew out the names. Congratulations to all our winners and a very big thanks to all our sponsors who gave the prizes for our draw. Thanks to Mulcahy’s Bar for hosting the event and to everyone for their support, those who bought and sold tickets, without you all the draw would not have been the success that it was. This year along with the Christmas draw the club had player of the year awards for Young player, Junior B and Intermediate player of the year for 2014. Young player was Padraig O'Keeffe. Junior B player was Shane Kenny and Intermediate player was Gary Murphy. Congratulations to all three players  and a special thanks to Robert Mulcahy for sponsoring the trophies.


Senior club AGM will take place on the 4th of January at 6:30pm in the Millennium centre.


As we approach the end of year the club would like to thank the coaches, parents ,club officials, photographers ,sponsors ,lotto sellers , fundraisers , supporters and everyone who helped and supported the club in 2014. It takes a lot to run the club year on year and we do appreciate all your time and support. Happy Christmas to you all.

The Caherline/Caherconlish Community Games Committee are delighted to announce that the Tom Walsh 10k race and 5 mile walk is on 8th Feb 2015 at 2.00 pm in Caherconlish, starting at Boskill Cross with post race refreshments in the Millennium Centre. The 10K route nor the 5 mile walk has changed from last year on the  roads of Caherconlish & Caherline.  All participants of all abilities are welcome, which will prove to be another excellent event and we are delighted to announce that the proceeds from the race, once again, will be donated to a local charity. Online entries are open at with a free technical t-shirt to the first 100 online entries.

10k & walk entries will also be taken on the day of the event from 12 noon to 1.45 pm at the Millennium Centre. We will be posting further information about the race on our facebook page, alternatively contact Tom Kennedy on 087 6261740 or John Robinson on 087 2245188.



Sunny Days Preschool has some part time places available Thursday & Friday mornings after Christmas, for children aged 2.5years +. This is in a fun environment where the focus is on socialising and sharing with lots of arts and crafts and messy play! For more information or to book a place please call Aine on 0871228098


Caherline National School:  It is with great excitement that we announce our forthcoming concert. An Evening with Mary Byrne (X Factor Star) and Des Willoughby. This concert is taking place in the Woodlands Hotel on Thursday the 22nd of January, 2015 at 8pm.  Tickets are available on  or call 087-6599194. This would make an ideal Christmas gift for family and friends.



The Carers Association are providing QQI (FETAC) LEVEL 5 Healthcare Support Major Award Training in your area in January 2015.  We are also providing Topic Specific workshops for Family Carers. For more info contact the training unit on 057 93 22920.  If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact me.  Megan Bracken, Administrator, Training Department, The Carers Association, Market Square, Tullamore, Co Offaly.



Craft and Social Group: Craft and sewing group are on Christmas break until further notice.




Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on Mondays. Beginners: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm. Advanced:  6.15pm 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.



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



Unislim Class: On Tuesdays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm. All new and existing members welcome. Find us on


Wednesday Club: The Club are on holidays until early in the new year. Watch this space for announcement of return date. 



Parent & Toddler Group:  The Group are on holidays and will return on Thursday 8th January. For information contact  086 8888105 or 061 383884.



HIP HOP DANCING:  On holidays until early in the new year.  €6 Per Class/ €40 for 8 weeks.  Phone: 061-351141/ 0879915886



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


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Newsletter Publication: There will be no newsletter for the next 2 weeks. The next issue will be 9th January 2015.



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