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                                                                                                         Issue 43                                                                             24th October 2014




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

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




Millennium Centre Fundraiser:  Our new fundraising idea to help defray the costs of the refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is going well and the Jackpot is now €160. It is called the “JOKER”. The idea is to pick a faced-down numbered card from a pack of 53 cards, write your name and contact details on an envelope and enclose €2. All envelopes are put in a locked box. Each week one envelope will be drawn. If the drawn envelope reveals the “JOKER” the holder will win the JACKPOT. If the JOKER is not drawn the holder will win €20 and the jackpot will increase until it is won. You can enter any time during the week and as often as you like. Full rules will be on display at the Millennium Centre. Come along on this Friday 24h October at 10.00 pm.



Halloween Children’s Disco: Kids Disco will be held on Friday 24th October 2014. Kids Disco for children aged between 5-8 will start @ 05.30 to 07.00 pm; Admission is €2.00. Kids Disco for children aged between 9-12 will start @ 07.30 to 09.30 pm; Admission €4.00. Fancy Dress Optional.



Traditional Halloween Fancy Dress Party for all the Family in the Millennium Centre on Bank - Holiday Monday 27th October from 2.00 - 4.00 PM. Admission €4.00. Prizes for the most original costume.  Lots of games & entertainment for the kids. Prizes galore.



Wedding of the Year:  Pencil in November 15th.  On that  Saturday night the Wedding of All Weddings will be held at the Millennium Centre. This novel fundraising event should be a funny and enjoyable night out.. Local personalities, most of them new to the ‘boards’ will don their best in a mock-up of a celeb style wedding.  The couple ‘toying the not’ will be from diametrically opposing social levels of society.  The ‘haves’ the Karchers, will be reluctantly releasing their daughter to the ‘have not’ Mickey Free who promises to ‘mind her and cherish her money until debt do us part’.  The wedding reception will afterwards be held in the Steeple Room where an Al a Cearc service will be provided.  Tickets on sale at €10 each at the Millennium Centre. 



Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No Jackpot winner last week so this week’s jackpot is €3150 and the draw will take place on Friday 24th October 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.

Intermediate county cup final took place in Martinstown under lights last Saturday night against St Kierans., who won by 0-16 to 0-7.

Team: Pa Carey, Padraig O' Keeffe, Mark Ryan, David Corbett, David Casey, Gary Murphy (Capt), David Balfry, Andrew Brennan, Dean Power,

 James Enright, Peter Tiernan, Eoin Nelligan, Theo Bulter, Aaron Power, William Hourigan. Subs: Shane Kenny, Aaron Nelligan, Kevin Wixted,

Mike Moloney, Bernard Kennedy , John Rainsford, William O'Keeffe,Timmy O'Keeffe, Brendan Hourigan.

Scores: Gary Murphy 0-3 (2 frees, 1x 65), Kevin Wixted 0-2 (2 frees), Andrew Brennan 0-1, Peter Tiernan 0-1. We would like to thank all the players for their hard work this season, we also like to thank the following Paddy McCarthy, Seamus Murnane, Pa Moloney, Mike Boland, Mike Kennedy,

Eugene O'Loughlin , Mike Carroll Jr , Val Murnane, First aid Jack Nelligan, Physio Grannie Hayes, Kit Man Pat Fitzgerald, hurleys John Hickey and to all who supported the team and helped out over the year. Thanks also to Mulcahy's Bar who laid on food afterwards in the pub

Last Saturday morning saw the final hurling blitz this season for our U6, U8 and U10s as we welcomed Pallasgreen to the GAA field.

All in attendance were treated to great games and plenty of skill on view from all the players. The club would like to thank the following; Paddy O' Dwyer, Pat Kennedy, Brendan Heelan Johnny Howard and James Hourigan, Mike Boland, Ian Horgan, Joe Hehir, Seamus Murnane, Derek Connaughton,

Seamus McElligott. Thanks to all the players, it is very encouraging to see such large numbers at training and matches every week and this will benefit the club going forward and thanks to all the parents for their help and support over the year.

Senior club annual church gate collection took place last weekend at both Caherline and Caherconlish churches. Thanks to all who gave generously for this collection, your support is greatly appreciated.





Adult Badminton: Badminton for adults started in the Millennium Centre last Monday and will continue each week from 9.00 – 10.00 pm.

Contact Mags on 087 7951530 for further information.




Playground: We would like to draw your attention to the playground rules, on display at playground. The equipment is designed for use by children only and we would ask adults to refrain from using it. Also please note children must be accompanied by an adult when in the playground.




Caherline National School:  The deadline for applications for new entrants to Caherline National School in September 2015 is the 31st October next.  Please contact the school if you wish to apply.  Tel: 061-351657.

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 a make a 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




Babysitting Service: Lady available for babysitting mornings, evenings or weekends in the Dromkeen area. Contact no. 087 6937390.




Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House will be holding her annual church gate collection in Caherconlish and Caherline next weekend 1st/2nd November. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times. We would like to thank our very loyal collectors.




Clothes Collection for Friends of  Calcutta: Collections in Caherconlish Church Car Park between 11.00 am-Noon and Caherline Church Car Park between Noon-1.00 pm on Thursday October 30th.  This is a totally voluntary Irish Charity  and  educate 500 children in  3 schools in Calcutta.



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 Fridays; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30 am Tuesdays.  “We always mention you in our prayers”



Readers & Eucharist Ministers Annual  Meeting on Monday 3rd November 8.00 -9.00pm in Millennium Centre.



ALL SAINTS DAY/ Aifreann Na Naoimh Uile: Next Saturday 1st November. A Holyday.  Masses Friday 31st Vigil 7.30pm Caherconlish.

Saturday 10.00 am in Caherline and 11.00am Caherconlish.  “It’s something to do with being in a particular kind of relation to God that allows certain things to happen. A saint is somebody who starts a chain reaction of a new way of seeing; the confidence that there’s more to us all than we have suspected”.



Special Candle Remembrance Ceremonies for all our beloved Deceased:  on Saturday 6.30pm 1st November in Caherconlish & on Sunday  2nd November at 10.00 am in Caherline. We light a candle for everyone who died belonging to us especially during the past year.



ALL SOULS DAY/ Uile atá Marbh: Masses 6.30 pm on Saturday in Caherconlish; Sunday 2nd Nov. 10.00 am in Caherline & 11.00 am in Caherconlish.  “This day is set aside by the Church for the faithful to come together to praise and thank God for the gift of our loved ones who have gone before us. We gather to offer our prayers for them and to reconnect ourselves with them in a special and universal way“.   NOVEMBER DEAD LIST: The traditional November Dead List envelopes are available at the back of the Church. You are invited to submit the names of those family and friends who have died whom you wish to pray for in the list of your Dead for inclusion in our November masses. We carry on the great tradition of the Celts - the importance of remembering our ancestors. 'The Dead Bless Us' - "I feel that our friends amongst the dead really mind us and look out for us' - John O'Donoghue. 



 MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise!   Take the SHORT-TERM pledge for NOVEMBER 




New Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Website. Available at



Gay -the midterm Synod report noted that homosexuals “have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community” and that “homosexual unions” sometime demonstrate “mutual assistance to the point of sacrifice,” a quality that distinguishes Jesus’ love for his disciples/church. My heart was uplifted.  At Mass last Sunday, I noticed Margaret, a pious fifty-year-old housewife with four children. She confided in me that she prays that at least one of her children will turn out to be gay or lesbian. When I inquire as to why, she says, “Because I feel especially called to nurture a child who has received such a rare gift from God.”




 Cashel & Emly Lourdes PilgrimageAnnual Fundraising Dinner Dance, Dundrum House Hotel, Sat 15 November at 8.00 pm. Music by John Gorman. Tickets €26. Contact Liz Barron for more info 087 1543563.



 Volunteer Overseas Next Summer with SERVE: Are you interested in volunteering overseas next summer for a month or do you know someone that might be? SERVE is an Irish development organisation, which works in partnership with the Redemptorists to support vulnerable communities in the developing world. An Info Evening at the Redemptorist, Mount St. Alphonsus, 7.00 pm on Wed, Oct 29th. Further info: 091-781231 or 



Community Alert: The feedback from a number of people who attended last week’s Caherconlish-Caherline Community Alert meeting at the Millennium Centre has been very positive with some saying it reinvigorated their resolve in securing a safer community.  The call for Youth involvement in the movement made by the Chairman John Hickey has also been positively commented upon and the recently launched Garda Youth Awards (see under) should further encourage more young people’s contribution to a safer community. This weekend sees the Halloween holiday arrive and please be careful with fires etc as it’s a time when house fires usually occur. Firecrackers have been reported to cause some damage to limbs and property by misuse in the past.  Animals, such a dogs  do become extremely distressed by usage of such devises. Do refrain from using them near animals and residences.

Neighbourhood watch is very much part of Community Alert so please watch out for the wellbeing of your neighbours and their property especially if they are elderly. Remember it is paramount to report any person or vehicles acting in a suspicious manner. Don’t be hesitant in calling the Gardai as the persons hanging around inspecting car interiors or house-watching may be a potential burglar. Unfamiliar persons or vehicles idling about at late hours may be an innocent enough looking event at first glance –but the motto should be- First glance don’t take the chance!

Garda Youth Awards 2014: Limerick Garda Division are organising the inaugural Limerick Garda Youth Awards for 2014. The awards which have proved very popular in the neighbouring divisions are designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Limerick between the ages of

14  and 19 years. An Garda Síochána  recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in Limerick and awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in. There will be presentations to 9 young people. An Garda Siochana recognises the marvellous community spirit that exists within each community and see these awards as rewarding the contribution made by young people. It is proposed to hold the awards ceremony on Thursday 27 November at Woodlands House Hotel.

 In our own community there are some sterling young people who help out and are part of the voluntary effort in a number of organisations, contributing their time and energies.  For nominations for these awards application forms can be availed of by contacting the local Gardai or Roxboro Garda Station.




John The Baptist School Hospital Parent Association would like to extend an invitation to all parents to the 2014/2015 annual general meeting which will take place on Monday 3rd November in the School commencing at 7.00 pm. The Parent association will provide a summary overview of their activities for 2013/2014. To mark the recent retirement of the School Principal, Mr Jim Twohig the parent association will make a presentation on the night.  The main feature of the evening will be our invited speaker MR Liam Doocey who will present on the topic  ‘Parenting Teenagers – a stress free zone’ . This presentation by Liam Doocey a Youth worker with over 23 years experience will examine some of the key challenges associated with parenting teenagers in 2014.  It will examine what the key issues are for parents/guardians and their sons/daughters in an age that is very different from the one when we, the parents/guardians, were teenagers ourselves.  Through his work,Liam always brings an honest, open and down to earth approach in working with young people and their parents/guardians.



Craft and Social Group: There will be no craft and sewing on Monday  next due to public holiday.




Millennium Centre Dancing Club: Classes on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm onwards.




Wednesday Club: Starting time on Wednesday next will be 2.00 pm. We will be having a Halloween mask competition so put on your scariest face and be in with a chance to win a prize. New members always welcome.  Come along and enjoy some pleasant company.



Parent & Toddler Group:  No activities on Thursday 30th October due to mid-term break. 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




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




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