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                                                                                                                   Issue 47                                                                                           21st November 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 gradually and this week it is €240. The draw will be on this Friday at 10.00 pm.



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.




Car Boot Sale /Christmas Market: In the Millennium Centre on Sunday 7th December from 1.00 – 4.00 pm.

 Pick up stocking fillers. Come and see for yourself. Phone 061 351141 for further information.




Notes for newsletter: Please note that we have a new email address for notes as follows:




Adult Set Dancing Classes, Ceili, Line Dancing etc etc: Starting on Thursday 27th November from 8.00 – 9.00 pm in the Millennium Centre. If interested please contact Nancy on 086 4088485. Take away those “ Winter Blues” and meet some old friends and new !!




“Wedding of the Year”:  We wish to thank all who supported the fundraising event last Saturday night. It was a great success, both for entertainment value and financially and this is due to the fantastic support we got. We also appreciate the work put in by those who organised and took part in it.



Parish Notes

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


Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 9.30–10.30am; 1-3pm this Friday; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30 am Tuesdays. 

“I myself will pasture my sheep. I shall look for the lost one, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall be a true shepherd to them” (Ez.34:15-16).


Healing Space: this Friday 21st Nov Caherconlish Church & Thursday 27th Nov Caherline Church 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

A candle lit space for prayer, relaxation, song and healing. All welcome. Mossy Hynan, pastoral worker, will create a safe space for us. 


Special Yellow 4 Envelope (SY4). The fourth and final special Yellow Envelope Collection will be taken up on weekend of 6/7th December. This collection is for the Diocesan Common Fund from which the Priests receive their salaries.


Do This in Memory Mass this Sat 22nd Nov. in Caherconlish Church. All welcome. 


Presently we have 23 Altar Servers which is mega with two more interested. 15 Servers in Caherconlish; 8 in Caherline.  We welcome the new Mass Servers.


NOVEMBER DEAD: We carry on the great tradition of the Celts - the importance of remembering and praying at masses for our ancestors. All those on the altar list of the dead are prayed for at all masses during this month and at the First Friday masses throughout the year. 'The Dead Bless Us' - "I feel that our friends amongst the dead really mind us and look out for us' - John O'Donoghue.


CEMETERIES: We invite you to join us for Rosary and Prayers at 2.30pm in Caherconlish Old Graveyard (Main St) & 3.00 pm in Inch St Laurence on this Sunday 23rd of November as we cherish the memories of our dearly deceased.  So far the weather has been very kind to us. (no prayers on Sun 30th as it is the First Sunday of Advent).


Trocaire’s door-to-door fundraisers will be in our area during December/January. These will be clearly identifiable wearing a blue branded Trocaire jacket & each has a photo ID. They want to raise awareness around the work of Trocaire with the poorest of families.


Parish Cake Sale on December 21st in the Old School Caherline.  (Note change of Date) A Cake sale in Caherline Old School after

10.00 am Mass on Sunday 21st, December to help defray the costs incurred with the necessary repairs and painting carried out on Archbishop O’Hurley Church, Caherline. We welcome any donations of Cakes, Cookies, Buns, Breads, Scones, Mince Pies, Jams and Holly. These items can be dropped into any of the following before the 21st, December; Margaret Casey, Nancy Connolly, Ann Guerin,

Christine Madden, Phil Martin, Margaret O’Connell, Annette Ryan, and Maisie Williams.


The Annual St Vincent de Paul Appeal/Church Gate Collection Saturday and Sunday 6th/7th December. The proceeds of this collection will be used to assist people in need in our own parish. If you require assistance from the St Vincent de Paul Society please ring  061 317327 or 085 8336556.


Bereavement Support Info Evening in Milford Care Centre on Tuesday 25th Nov from 7.00 - 8.30 pm.   The evening will comprise of: Short talk by members of the Bereavement Service, Different experiences of Grief, Services available and Question Time. Free.


Blood Donor Clinic: Millennium Centre Monday 1st Dec 6.00 – 9.00 pm. Thurs 27th Nov in Knockainey Centre 6.00 -9.00 pm.


Where is the whiskey the Queen gave to Pope Francis?  Francis raffles off official gifts for charity – from a Fiat Panda in papal white, watches, perfumes, briefcases, shoes to an umbrella. Since his appointment last year he has been showered with lavish gifts from royalty, world leaders and luxury goods-makers. But in keeping with his famously frugal reputation Pope Francis has declined to keep the generous presents for himself and is to raffle them off for charity. The raffle, which costs €10 to enter, is to be drawn on 8 January. Francis has often called for "a Church for the poor", and telling his official alms-giver Archbishop Konrad Krajewski that he “wouldn’t need a desk” but should be out on the streets looking for people in need. On Tuesday morning's Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae he said that a Christian’s faith can be measured by how often they put their hand in their wallet to help others. He said it wasn’t enough to go lukewarm to Mass and lead a life without grave sin. "True conversion is putting your hand in your pocket," he said. Francis indicated that the Queen’s whiskey would be enjoyed by his house staff! 


CAHERCONLISH  SWITCHES on its Christmas TREE LIGHTS on Saturday December 6th, in the grounds of the Millennium Centre,  approx 7.30pm after procession from Mass. All are invited to begin the celebrations at the 6.30 pm Saturday Mass.  This will be a lovely occasion to join with families as we prepare for Christmas. Come and join us around the Tree with Carols and Music. This year the two Valeries, (Valerie Lynch & Valerie Walsh) in recognition of their Parish Choir leadership, switch on the Christmas Tree Lights. Refreshments in the Millennium Centre afterwards. Come & warm up for Christmas.


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.   



A Mental Health Awareness, Men’s and Women’s Health and Drugs Awareness talk is taking place in the Old School in Caherline on Wednesday the 26th November at 8pm. This talk is open to everyone from the community and we would encourage people to come along. A donation of €2 per person towards the running costs of the Hall. Light refreshments will be served on the night.



Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s jackpot €3350. This week’s draw will take place on Friday 21st November in Mulcahy's Bar, Caherconlish. 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.


Caherline GAA Christmas draw will take place on Friday 12th of December in Mulcahy's Lounge with over €2000 in prizes. There will be music on the night by Broken Strings also there will also be presentations to Intermediate player of the year, Junior B player of the year and young player of the year. Thanks to Mulcahy’s Bar for sponsoring these prizes. Tickets for the draw are on sale now at €10. All support greatly appreciated for our Christmas draw.


Indoor hurling will take place every Thursday in the Millennium Centre sports hall and will run until the 4th of December. Next year’s U10's 6.00 to 7.00 pm. Anyone who is overage for U8's are welcome , U12s 7.00 to 8.00 pm, U14s 8.00 to 9.00 pm.  €2 per session while the hurling takes place indoors.


Juvenile AGM will take place on the 8th of December at 8pm in the old school in Caherline.




Caherconlish Tennis Club: Beginners only tennis night on Wednesdays at 7.00 pm and an intermediates only night on

Tuesdays at 7.00 pm. Just €2 per person. If you are interested in kids tennis we are considering holding a kids tennis hour on Sundays at 12.00 noon. If you are interested in any of the above please text the following to express your interest: Robert on 086 4176344 for beginners & kids; Brian on 089 4245452 for intermediates.





Adult Badminton: Badminton for adults continues in the Millennium Centre on Monday   each week from 9.00 – 10.00 pm. Contact Mags on 087 7951530 for further information.




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.


Saturday Supervised Study: Millennium Centre, 10:00-14:30 €10 per day. Students will study in a controlled, silent and comfortable setting, free of distractions. Supervised by a fully qualified Post Primary teacher. Post Primary students only. Perfect for students sitting their Junior or Leaving Cert. Saturday Study will begin on November 1st. To sign up please contact Caherconlish Community Centre: 061-351141




Boskill Equestrian Centre: SANTA is coming to Boskill Equestrian Centre on 6th December at 5.00 pm. We are having Santa’s Grotto, Live Crib,  Santa’s Elves, Reindeers, Pony rides, Carriage rides and Santa gives every child a present. Admission is €10 per child.  Call Wesley on 085 7673468 for more info.



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




Craft and Social Group: Craft and sewing group meet on Monday mornings in the Millennium Centre from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. Everybody is welcome.




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.



Unislim Class in the Millennium Centre:  On Tuesdays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm. All new and existing members welcome.

Contact Jenny on 0860609198 for more information or find us on




Wednesday Club: On Wednesday next we will be back to our normal starting time of 2.00 pm. with Bingo and Card Game followed  by dinner. New members always welcome.  Come along and enjoy some pleasant company.




Parent & Toddler Group:  Every Thursday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. For information contact 086 8888105 or 061 383884.





HIP HOP DANCING Every Thursday 7.00 pm in the Millennium Centre.  €6 Per Class/ €40 for 8 weeks.  Phone: 061-351141/ 0879915886