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                                                                                                                 Issue 29                                                                24th July 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 €120.00  Draw will be on this Friday at 10pm.

Upcoming events in the Millennium Centre

  1. This Saturday 25th July Millennium Centre dancing club welcomes back the ever popular Sam O’Doherty from Bansha.                        


  1. Wednesday 29th July East Limerick Community Radio Fundraiser Dance. Music will be provided by various artistes including the newly formed duet of Marian Kirby and Liam Cantillon. More details next week.


  2. Saturday 1st August we welcome Derryman John McNicholl to the Millennium Centre. Among his vast repertoire are such numbers as “Walk down the aisle with me” and “You are no angel”. This promises to be a great night’s entertainment so mark your diary for 1st August.


  3. Sunday 2nd August Millennium dancing club present the Moynihan Bros.


  4. Elvis Fan Club 1st anniversary celebration on Friday 14th August including charity fundraiser. Further details will be given next week.


  5. Fundraising Dream Auction will be held on Sunday 13th September. The main idea behind this fundraiser is that people will offer a service or supply items which can be auctioned. There are many services which a person can offer such as: grass cutting, gardening, painting, babysitting, cookery lessons, sewing, knitting lessons, dress making, computer lessons, repairs etc, etc. These are only a few ideas/suggestions as the list is limitless. We will be inviting people to offer just a few hours of their time to provide these services, at a time convenient to them, which will be auctioned on the day. Please put on your thinking cap and you will be surprised what skill you have and pass it on for the benefit of your Community Centre.


Caherconlish/ Caherline Tennis Club open daily from 9.00am - 9.00pm. Tournaments every Tuesday night for Adults at 7.00pm. Adm. €2. Tournaments every Thursday night at 6.30pm for Children. Adm. €1. For information please contact Betty 0864068535.

 Millennium Centre Sports Activity Week: Our annual supervised sports 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.


Fundraising Event for Nurse Sophia Lorenese: c/o St. Michael’s Nursing Home  The 11am mass on Sunday, August 2nd will be offered for our dear friend and colleague Sophia who due to a sudden illness has returned home to her native India to be with her loving family and to receive medical treatment.  A basket collection will be held after communion, the proceeds of which will be donated towards the cost of her medical expenses.  Immediately following the mass there will be light refreshments served in the Millennium Centre.  There will also be an opportunity to make a donation at this time.  As Sophia has touched many people’s lives, not only in St. Michael’s but also within the wider community of Caherconlish, any support would be greatly appreciated.  We look forward to meeting you on the day.  From Sophia’s friends and colleagues.

Parish Notes

Both Churches are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle. Eucharistic Adoration Caherconlish 10am - 3pm on Fridays Caherline 10.30 - 11.30am Tuesdays.  “Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar”.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton 

 Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 2nd August.


Annual Mass in Inch Saint Laurence CemeteryFriday 7th August 7.30pm. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.


Reek Sunday (27th July) is an annual day of pilgrimage to climb Ireland’s “holiest mountain”, Croagh Patrick (764 metres) in County Mayo, some in their bare feet.   For 1,500 years, pilgrims have been following in the footsteps of St Patrick praying through the action of walking and stopping at:  At the Statue of St Patrick at the start.  Along the path – a moment to breathe. At the ridge – a moment to rest. On the summit – we bow our head.   On the way down – a moment to let go.


Feast of St Jochaim & St Anne (July 27th- the parents of Mary, the Mother of God grandparents of Jeuss!. They remind us that grandparents have a special role as role models and as support for both their children who have become parents, and for grandchildren.   Dear God, please bless my grandparents. Thank you for the life they gave my parents and for the life they give to me.


Bringing Theology home – Priory Institute:  Distant & classroom learning. Application before 21st Sept. Phone 01-4048124

Feast of St Jochaim & St Anne (July 27th- the parents of Mary, the Mother of God grandparents of Jeuss!. They remind us that grandparents have a special role as role models and as support for both their children who have become parents, and for grandchildren.   Dear God, please bless my grandparents. Thank you for the life they gave my parents and for the life they give to me.


Bringing Theology home – Priory Institute:  Distant & classroom learning. Application before 21st Sept. Phone 01-4048124


 Holy Oxygen/ Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea – 13- 16th August. For young people aged 16-35. For more info & book online: or  01-6753690.


 I believe researcher experts have discovered a new “Bug”.  It is called “Affluenza”.  Research reveals that the average home is more than twice as large as it was in the 1960s, yet the average family is less than half the size. The symptoms are that you work longer, have twice as many “gadgets”, three times as much clothes, have less time for families and are more stressed out. “Affluenza” is a tough Bug to deal with. Treatment is difficult but outdoor life and exercise help! Enjoy!


 Fr. Liam Lawton Free Concert Thurs 6th August 8pm Cistercian College, Roscrea. Liam is renowned for delivering prayerful and rich concerts so be sure to tell people about the concert and don’t forget to come along.


Are you at risk of Heart Attack or Stroke?  Pulsewave Ireland are offering Bpro medically approved non-invasive heart & artery screenings in The South Court Hotel Raheen on mon 27th July & The Strand Hotel Ennis Road on Wed 29th July  from 11am to 8pm. Call Jim on 087-7151623 for appointments or log onto Mention your parish newsletter on day of screening and a donation will be made to parish funds.  


Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No jackpot winner last week this week's jackpot €1100. Draw will take place on Friday 24th July in Lynch'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 extends it sympathies to the Walsh family on the recent passing of former club player Johnny Walsh.  Our thoughts are with the family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam

Our U12 hurlers hosted Garryspillane on Monday evening last in their final league match. This was a very entertaining and tight match with both sides giving very little away. Our lads went into the break a point down, coming out in the second half against the breeze they battled hard but on this occasion had to settle for second best losing out on a final score line of 3:03 to 3:01.  Well done to all the players who togged out. Panel for the match: Andrew Kearns, Aoran McNamara, Jack Callaby Maher, Conor McGrath, Jack Carroll, Max Vaughan, Darragh Fallon, Timmy Merrick, Conor Martin, Niall Connaghton, Sean McGrath and Andrew Foley

Don't forget you can purchase Caherline club gear on line with O’Neill’s. The stock and merchandise list has been updated by O' Neill’s you can now purchase hoodies ,beanie hats, tracksuits, polo shirts and many more items. Link is as follows and happy shopping


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.


U8 Footballers travelled to Hospital at John the Baptist Community School, for a Regional Blitz last Friday 10th July. All players did very well and played three contested games on the evening, against Kilteely, Ballylanders and Oola. Well done to the panel of players: Aisling Ennis, Aoife Kennedy, Sarah Prendergast, Jack Kiely, Charlie Casey, Samual Casey, Kevin Kearns, Oisin Heelan, Alex Murnane, Evan Martin, and Conor Partridge.


U12 Footballers travelled to Ahane GAA club on Thursday evening. Ahane took advantage of all the elements in the first half, ending the half with 2:3 to no score. In the second half Caherconlish took the match to the home side, and were unlucky not to score on the night. The final result was Ahane 3:6 Caherconlish 0:0. The team on the night was Sean Partridge, Aidan Reynolds, Conor McGrath, Kieran Shanahan, Aaron McNamara, Darragh Fallon, Andrew Kearns, Alan Whelan, Dara Prendergast, Sean McGrath, Kate Kennedy, Jack Carroll, Cathal Kearns, and Niall Connaughton.

 Fundraising; Please continue to collect old clothes, as we will be doing another collection in the Autumn! Contact any club member and we will organise to pick the clothes up.

Treaty Personal Training & Fitness HIIT Bootcamp every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Millennium Centre. Classes are taught by 2 fully qualified personal trainers. Suitable for both men and women of all fitness levels. €5 per class.


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

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


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