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                                                         Issue 45                           27th November 2015      


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

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

 “JOKER” Fundraiser:  The Jackpot this week for our Joker Fundraiser is €500. Draw will be on this Friday at 10.00pm


Saturday 5th December Dermot Lyons provides the music for Millennium Centre Dancing Club.

Sunday 6th December – Christmas market, from 2.00 – 5.00pm, with lots of seasonal items on sale at bargain prices. Contact 061 351141 to book a table. Tables will be provided and cost just €10.

Also on 6th Dec. Visit Santa’s Grotto and support Early Intervention Limerick, which helps children with learning difficulties. Entry to grotto, small gift & photo €5 for first child and €2 for second child.

Monday 21st December Michael Collins Band will provide the music for our Millennium Centre Christmas dance. All proceeds going to the Millennium Centre.

Caherline National School Bingo: Fundraising Bingo for Caherline School on Mondays in the Millennium Centre starting at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

C E Scheme Vacancies: Caretakers required in Millennium Centre on community employment scheme. Groundsman required for Kilteely GAA Pitch on community employment scheme. Please contact Paul on 085 2408468

Parish Notes

Spiritual Heart of Parish - both Churches are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.

Eucharistic Adoration: Caherconlish 10.00 – 11.00am Monday to Friday; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30am on Tuesdays.  “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down…” Lk. 21:24. Come to Church this Advent. 

St Vincent de Paul church gate collection outside all churches this Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November. 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.  


Special Pink 4 Envelope (SY4). The fourth and final special Pink Envelope Collection will be taken up on weekend of 5/6th December. This collection is for the Diocesan Common Fund from which the Priests receive their salaries.


 CAHERCONLISH SWITCHES on its Christmas TREE LIGHTS on Saturday December 5th, in the grounds of the Millennium Centre, approx 7.30pm after procession from Mass. Two young people from the 2016 6ixth Class Confirmation representing both schools will do us the honour of switching on the Lights.

December Monthly Parish Pastoral Newsletter available at back of Churches & on website

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting this Thursday 7.30pm Millennium Centre.

Celebration of Sacred Song & Music Kilteely Parish Church Sunday 29th Nov 7.30 – 9.30pm. All welcome.

Christmas Youth Retreat at Newbridge College (Co. Kildare) 18th - 20th Dec or 01-6753690

No communal prayers in Cemeteries this Sunday.

Banning something is great advertising! 3 large cinema chains have banned a 60-second advert promoting prayer – showing ordinary people reciting the ‘Our Father’. The advert is for the Church of England website which encourages people to understand prayer and to post their prayers on any subject. The banned film has been watched on YouTube more than 500,000 times since it was posted on 21 November. “The Star Wars film, which the advert precedes, asks whether technology is the greatest power in the Universe controlling human destiny or the ‘force’ – a spiritual gift harnessed by the Jedi.” Google “prayer is for everyone”.  Do you think, as the cinema chains claim, that it would be offensive to atheists and non-believers?

Caherconlish/Caherline Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 13th December at 1.30pm in the Millennium Centre.  All senior citizens and retired members of the parish are invited to attend. Please give your name to any of the following: Marie Merrick, Nancy Connolly or Kitsy Hickey before 7th December.

Playground: We would like to draw parents’ attention to the winter opening times of the playground as displayed at the entrance gate. Also it should be noted that children must be accompanied by an adult when they are using the facility.     

Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No jackpot winner last week. This week's jackpot €2000 and draw will take place on Friday 27th November in Uncle Tom’s Bar, Lombardstown. 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.

The club are re-launching our weekly lotto draw in 2016. A launch night is being held in the Millennium Centre on Saturday the 19th of December 8pm more details on the club's Facebook page.

On the same night of the lotto re-launching there will be a special presentation made to former Caherline players, Bertie Murnane, Liam Ryan, Ned Boland, Tony Brennan and Tony Cronin, to mark the 50th anniversary of them winning the 1965 Munster minor hurling championship with Limerick. Current and past players welcome on the night.

Juvenile AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December 8pm after the medal presentation for the U10s & U12s and the venue is the Heritage suite in the Millennium centre.

The November draw of the Limerick club draw will take place this coming Saturday 28th November at Limerick 95fm studio.

Caherline National School: The deadline for applications for new entrants to Caherline National School in September 2016 is the 22nd December 2015.  Please contact the school if you wish to apply.  Tel: 061-351657. 

JENNY GOES DANCING: Local Caherconlish pharmacist, Jenny Pratt and Michéal O’Riain are competing in Strictly Come Dancing charity fundraiser at the South Court Hotel, Limerick, on this Sat 28th November at 8.00pm, to be followed by a disco. Tickets on sale in the Pharmacy - €20 each with proceeds going towards Cliona's Foundation and Milford Hospice "Dance to make a difference".

Santa Claus visits Caherconlish: Hi everybody, Santa Clause is coming to the riding school on Sunday 13th December at 3.00pm accompanied by his wife and his elves. Come and see him riding his horse. Also we have a live crib with donkeys, sheep and cows. Free pony rides, carriage rides. You can even walk a sheep with a lead. Don't miss out on this fantastic experience. Call Wesley to book in. €10 per child, adults are free.


Bohermore National School Parents Council will hold its Annual Cake sale on Sunday 6th Dec in Bohermore School after 10.00am Mass in Bohermore Church. Join us for tea and cake, and meet a very special guest. All welcome. Raffle on the day.

Millennium Study Millennium Study continues on Saturdays in the Millennium Centre from 10.00am - 14.30pm.  €10 per day. For more information email or search for Millennium study on facebook.

Cuan Mhuire Collection: Sisters Consilio & Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, would sincerely like to thank the parishioners of Caherconlish/Caherline and surrounding areas for their very generous contribution of €438.56 in our recent church gate collection. It is much appreciated in these hard times. To our loyal collectors we would like to extend a sincere thank you who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather for this worthy cause. Without them we would not be able to continue, so thanks again to everyone who helped out and contributed. Also to the priests of the parish thanks very much for allowing us hold our annual church gate collection.

 GEMSTARS in the Millennium Centre every Saturday morning from 10.00am - 1.00pm. To book a place, contact us by email: of phone 087 4405177.


Crafty Angels Sewing Group: Sewing Group session on Mondays from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm.


Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on Mondays starting at 4.30pm. Contact 087 6408338.  


Dance, Pilates and Core Work: on Mondays & Thursday from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact  Annalise on 087 9915886.


Yoga Classes: Yoga classes: Suitable for all ages and abilities. Mondays 7.00 – 8.00pm. €12 pay as u go. Discounts available for students, unwaged and over 60s. Hope to see you there. Martina 087 2723242


Badminton: Badminton lessons on Mondays; juniors from 8.00 – 9.00pm; Adults from 9.00 – 10.30pm.

Gymnastics: Mondays from 6.00 – 7.00pm for kids and teens. Contact Annalise on 087 9915886 for details.


Beginners Aerobics Classes continue every Tues and Thurs mornings 9.30 - 10.30am. Contact 0861056775.


Unislim: Weekly Class on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm.


 Panthers Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 6.45pm for 3 – 7 year old boys and girls.     


Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7.00 – 9.00pm Please contact Will on 085 7079502 for info.


Wednesday Club: Activities on Wednesday with bingo and card game at 2.00 pm followed by dinner. New members are welcome.


Parent and Toddler Group:  Activities on Thursdays from 10.00am – 12.00 noon. For information contact 086 8888105.


Hip Hop Classes: Thursdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm for children. For more details phone Annalise on 087 9915886.

Functional Kettlebell Conditioning: Introductory Course in the Millennium Centre on Thursdays at 7.00pm.  To book contact Marie on 087 9701255 or email: Booking is essential.


Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141/085 8684136 or e-mail   

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