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                                                                                   Issue 21                                                              29th May 2015
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.

Social Dancing: This Friday 29th May in the Millennium Centre starting at 10.00pm. The ever popular local musician
Tim Joe Ryan will provide the music. Admission is just €7.

Our “JOKER” fundraiser is €720. Draw will be on this Friday at 10.00 pm.
Claire’s Wish Foundation: Tea Dance with dancing to Dermot Lyon on this Sunday 31st May from 3.00 – 6.00pm in the Millennium Centre. This fundraiser event is in aid of a new Limerick Charity: Clare's Wish Foundation. It is the only Irish Charity granting wishes to Adults with a terminal and life threatening conditions. Tickets are only €8, on sale at the Millennium Centre or at the door on 31st May. For info. contact 085 1551176.
Dream Auction: This fundraising event is postponed until 13th September due to the Limerick v Tipperary Munster senior hurling semi-final on 21st June.
Birthday wishes to the Slattery Quads: We wish Lily, Mollie, Amelia and Lucas a very happy first birthday this week.
They will be joined by family and friends in the Millennium Centre on Saturday for a big celebration.
Boher Community Development Association 40K Charity Cycle: The Ciara McCarthy memorial cycle in aid of Cliona’s Foundation will take place on this Saturday, 30th May, starting at 7.00pm from Boher Community Centre.  Please refer to Boher Facebook or the Murroe Community website,, to view map.
Millennium Centre Sports Activity Week: Our annual supervised activities week for boys and girls aged 7 to 12 years will take place from Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th August. The fee is €25 per child. Bookings will be taken on a “first come” basis and numbers will be strictly limited. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Millennium Centre on 061 351141.
Parish Notes

Both Churches are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.
 Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 10.00am – 3.00pm on Fridays; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30am Tuesdays. 
 Pope Francis @Pontifex - It is good for us to spend time before the Tabernacle, to feel the gaze of Jesus upon us.
 Feast of the Trinity: Sunday 31st May – God as community of persons.
The children who made their First Holy Communion and their families are invited to join us at the 10.00am Mass, Sunday 7th June in Caherline for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
 The June Monthly Pastoral newsletter is available in both Churches.
 Next Meeting of Pastoral Council on Tuesday 9th June.
Exams! Best wishes to all our hardworking scholars who sit exams over the next week. When the going gets tough—the tough get going!
Prayer for success in Exams:  Loving God, be with me as I do my exams.  Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have given me. Help me to remember all that I have studied, to express it clearly and to answer the questions the very best that I can. Holy Spirit, sit with me in my Exams!
Tax Rebate: We thank you for returning the Tax form sent to those who have donated €250 or more by the envelope or standing order system. Please be assured that there are no negative repercussions in the future for you by returning this form.
 You interested in setting up Bereavement Support in a Parish Setting?  Saturday 27th June 9.30 – 1.30pm. The aim of this workshop is to enable new Parish Bereavement Groups to consider the type of support they will provide to the Bereaved in their locality.  It will also allow existing groups to reflect on their current activities and to plan for the future. Places are limited/ offered on a first come first served basis.  Booking closes Friday 12th June.  Info contact: Estelle McGinley, Social Work Department, 061 485822 or email

 Footpath Petition: A petition is being circulated for signatures to lobby Limerick City and County Council to continue the footpath from Caherconlish School to the lodge cross on the Ballyneety road. The idea is to form a local group to make representations to the Council. This road is used by many people for a leisurely walk but it is a dangerous stretch of road due to the volume of traffic and the lack of a footpath. Please support this worthy petition.
Snooker Exhibition: To mark the 30th anniversary of their World Championship Final, STEVE DAVIS and
DENNIS TAYLOR will give a snooker exhibition in the Millennium Centre on Friday 19th June starting at 8.30pm. This will be followed with music by “ELVIS”. Tickets are on sale @ €20 and a limited number of VIP tickets are on sale @ €30 in the Millennium Centre. Contact 087 6813906 or 086 4176344 for further information.
Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No Jackpot winner last week so this week's jackpot €4650 and draw will take place on Friday 29th May 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.
Well done to Andrew Brennan and Gary Murphy who were part of the Limerick intermediate team that won against Clare last Sunday in Thurles.
Well done to our U14s who won their opening championship match last Wednesday evening against  Ballinacurra Gaels.
Team is as follows, Niall O' Connor, Diarmud Murnane, Nicholas Tierney, Rory Walsh, Matthew O' Connor, Darragh McNamara, Josh Moloney, Sean Erasmus, Jake Kennedy, James Halvey, Patrick Kolodziejczak, Liam Shanahan, Conor Enright, Dean Roche and Matt Hogan. Subs: Jack Carroll, Jack McElligott, Patrick Ryan, Aaron McNamara, Kieran Shanahan.
Next round of the Limerick club draw will take place on Saturday 30th May in the Live 95FM sports show.
This year's Kellogg's cul camp will take place in the GAA field from 6th to the 10th of July.
Register on line at Cost is as follows €55 for 1st child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. Camp is Primary school children aged 6 to 13 years.  Registration can also take place on the morning of the camp in the GAA field.
Caherconlish GAA Football Club: Training continues in the field this week; please refer to communication from your coaches for times for next week. All are welcome! Please remember to bring gum shields.
U12  footballers played an invitational tournament in Mungret last Saturday. We played 3 teams; Cratloe, Mungret and Newcastle West. All players did very well and exciting football was played by all teams on the day, our team pulling out a great win in the last game against Newcastle West! Well done to the panel of players: Andrew Kearns, Dara Prendergast, Piotr Pawlowski, Kieran Shanahan, Aidan Reynolds, Darragh Fallon, Conor McGrath, Kate Kennedy, Timmy Merrick,
Aaron McNamara and Jack Carroll.
Our thanks to Nicholas Tierney and Darragh McNamara for their help on the day.
 Fundraising; Church Gate Collection; This will take place this Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of May.
 Note: All funds go in to our juvenile teams. Many thanks for your continued support!
 Caherline School Reunion is taking place Sunday 27th December 2015. This is going to be a fantastic day for all past pupils to catch up with their old school friends, up to the leaving class of 2008. This is strictly an over 18's reunion. Tickets are currently on sale from the committee members.  We are currently looking for old school photos and stories you may have as we are also putting together a commemorative book of the school. This book will cover 177 years of school history right up to the current day. Contact or telephone Marian Kennedy (O'Donnell) 087 2278335 with your photos, stories or school memorabilia that you would like to share and include on the day.
Reduced Price Acupuncture in the Community: Community Acupuncture is about helping people to have healthier, happier lives regardless of socio-economic factors. Contact Rebecca for more information at 0851323444.

Introduction to the Bible: Good news! The introduction to the bible sessions continues on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.             Come and join in this enlightening and revealing session. There is no charge.

Craft and Social Group/Step Aerobics/Yoga Classes/Badminton for Juniors: All these events will not take place on Monday 1st June due to public holiday.
Ger Stack Irish Dancing/Panthers/Tae Kwon Do/Unislim Class/Parent & Toddler Group/Hip Hop Dancing: All these events continue at usual times this week.
Wednesday Club: After our enjoyable trip to Kilmallock on Wednesday we return to our usual routine on Wednesday next.
We start with bingo and card game at 2.00pm; this will be followed by dinner.
Newsletter by email: You can have a copy of our weekly newsletter emailed to you each week by contacting and going to “current newsletter to register your details.

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

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