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                                                                                                   Issue 8                                                                                                                                          27th February 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.



Millennium Centre Fundraiser: The Jackpot in our “JOKER” fundraiser is €480.00. The draw will be on this Friday at 10.00 pm.



 St Patrick’s Day, 17th March; our annual traditional Irish dinner of bacon and cabbage plus dancing will take place in the Millennium Centre at 1.30pm. Music by Tim Joe Ryan. Admission is €12 and bookings can be made by contacting the Millennium Centre.



 Easter Sunday Dance: Social Dancing in the Millennium Centre on Easter Sunday night starting at 9.00 pm. Dancing to the music of Seamus Sheehy & Pakie. Admission €8.00. More details to follow.


Caherconlish GAA Football Club: Training: It’s that time of year again the start of a new season, we will be resuming our training on Tuesday evenings 6.00 to 7.00pm once the GAA field opens. But until then it will vary a little, we will notify you by text of time and venues for the different age groups training. U8 start back training on Tuesday 3rd March in the ball alley in Caherline from 6.00 to 7.00pm . U10 start on Tuesday 3rd March in the grounds of the Tennis court 6.00 to 7.00pm. U12 start on Friday 6th March in the grounds of the Tennis court 6.00 to 7.00pm. Please remember to bring gum shields. On training evenings we will be handing out Registration forms. Membership for the year will be €10  per child, €20  2 or more children. Adult membership will be €20. Old Clothes Collection; Saturday 9th May: We will be continuing with our old clothes collection this year so put those throwaways to one side (Clothes, Shoes, Handbags etc), or we can take them from you at any time. 


Caherline GAA Hurling Club:  No Jackpot winner last week so this week's jackpot €4000 and draw will take place on Friday 27th February 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.
U21s started their championship last Sunday afternoon in Caherelly against Ballybricken/Bohermore. It was an even contest but it was Ballybricken/Bohermore who got the win on a score line of 3-10 to 0-8. We are in group B of the 13 a side championship and next up is Staker Wallace weekend of the 8th of March.
Team: Dale Ryan, Jason Warren, Shane Kenny, Padraig O' Keeffe (Capt), William O' Keeffe, John Rainsford, Aaron Power,

 Aaron Nelligan, Kevin Wixted, Cathal Finucane, Bernard Kennedy, Conor Nelligan, Timmy o' Keeffe.

Scores: Cathal Finucane 0-5 (5 frees), Kevin Wixted 0-2, Timmy O' Keeffe 0-1.
Our underage teams have been graded for the coming season. U13s 13 a side championship, U14s Division 3 15 a side championship, U15s Division 2 15 a side championship, U16 Division 3 15 a side championship.
U16s started back this week training in the Handball alley in Caherline.
U14s started back last week in the Millennium Centre and will continue training every week as Feile B game v Naomh Brid will take place the weekend of the 8th of March.

Club Limerick Draw 2015: 10 monthly draws, €10 per month/€100 Annually. Monthly draw prize fund €24,250 with top prize of €13,000. The club did very well last year. If you are interested in joining you can leave a message on the club's Facebook page or contact Patrick Coffey on 085 7216512 or any committee member. 1st draw will take place in March. Thanks to all who support the draw.



Community Alert AGM will be held in the Millennium Centre on Monday evening March 9th at 8.00pm sharp.  Garda Justin McCarthy will be the main speaker and he will have interesting information on crime prevention and community supports. There will also be a talk from a security specialist on making our homes more secure.  Please make sure to be there. 



Tennis Club: The tennis courts will be open daily from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm until further notice.


Caherconlish N S: We are accepting enrolments for Sept. Enrolment forms are available in reception from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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 on Fridays; Caherline 10.30 - 11.30 am on Tuesdays.                                                   

A very important part of Parish life is prayer, to pray for ourselves and others.  “I trusted, even when I said: ‘I am sorely afflicted.’   (Ps.115:10)  


WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of March 6th.   Our motto of "Informed Prayer & Prayerful Action " signifies that prayer and action are inseparable.

The March Monthly Parish Pastoral NEWSLETTER is available at the end of the Church.

We welcome the FIRSH COMMUNION CHILDREN and their parents who join us at 6.30pm Mass this Saturday 28th in Caherconlish Church accompanied by the Caherconlish School Choir.  Come let us worship and celebrate. Everybody is welcome.

A PRESENTATION at 7.30pm in the School, this Saturday 28th will be made to Ms Ni Chiosoigh, who moves on from being Principal to taking up a new assignment with the Inspectorate. Everybody, including past pupils, are invited to refreshments in the School.

 PARISHIONERS are invited to take a name (one of the 40 children preparing for First Communion) from the basket at the end of Masses this weekend and to pray for that child every day until First Communion.  The children and their parents are very appreciative that somebody from the community prays for their child everyday.

Parish Finance Committee: The financial report for the year ended 31/12/2014 is on display in both churches. A meeting to discuss the report will be held in the Millennium Centre on Thursday 5th March at 8.00pm. Tax Rebate: The parish is now registered as a charitable body with the Revenue Commissioners and may be able to claim a tax rebate on parishioner’s donations of €250 or more. Parishioners who donated €250 or more by the envelope or standing order system will receive a form from the finance committee. An information sheet will accompany this form.

 First Confessions for Caherconlish First Communion Children this Thursday 5th March  7.00pm in Caherconlish Church.

 LECTIO Divina – a reflective look at Sunday’s Readings 7.30 – 8.15pm Wed 4th March in Millennium Centre. Everybody welcome.          

 HAVE BEST LENT EVER!  1 Sign up website and get inspiration every day to live a good lent. 2 Get a TROCAIRE Box at end of Church. 3   HEALING Space in Caherline Church 7.00 – 8.00pm Sunday 15th March led by Mossy Hynan. 4  Film – “INTO GREAT SILENCE” – join the monks of Grand Chatreuse for a three hour retreat Wednesday 25th March 7.00 – 10.00pm in Millennium Centre.


Do you have a Trocaire Box in your house? Much thought goes into what is put on the Trocaire Box each year – get one (at end of Church) and see for yourself and please give as generously as possible.  



 Archbishop O'Reilly has asked us as a community to reflect on the challenges on the Pastoral Care on Marriage and Family in our Church today, for the upcoming SYNOD in October 2015.  A meeting to discuss these points will be held on March 18th at 8.00pm in the Millennium Centre.  All Welcome.



 New Sacristan required for Caherline Church: If you are interested in becoming Sacristan, contact Fr. Roy (087-2225150).


Bereavement Information Evening.  This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families may face after the death of their son or daughter.  Venue : Milford Care Centre Thurs 5th March 7.00  – 9.00 pm. 


Reduced Price Acupuncture in the CommunityCommunity Acupuncture is about helping people to have healthier, happier lives regardless of socio-economic factors. Contact Rebecca for more information at 0851323444.


Step Aerobics: Classes starting on Monday 20th April at 7.00pm in the Millennium Centre. Classes €6, contact 089 2351305 or  for further information.



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



Ger Stack Irish Dancing: Scoil Rince Staic School of Irish Dancing on Mondays. Beginners: 5.15 pm to 6.15pm.                                  Advanced:  6.15pm to 8.15 pm. Contact 087 -6408338 for further information.

Yoga Classes - Gentle yoga and relaxation. Suitable for beginners or those looking for gentle exercise. Monday  7.00 - 8:15 pm. 4 weeks €40. Contact Martina 087 2723242

Badminton for Juniors:  Badminton for 10 – 14 year olds on Mondays form 8.00 – 9.00 pm.            

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

Panthers Tae Kwon Do: Ages 3- 7Years classes on Tuesday from 6.00 – 6.45pm. Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tues and Fri from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Contact Will on 085 7079502.

 Unislim Class: On Tuesdays from 6.00 to 7.00 pm. All new and existing members welcome. Find us on

 Beginners' Irish classes: Classes will continue on Tuesdays from 8.00 – 9.00 pm in the Millennium Centre and run for 6 weeks.


Wednesday Club:  Activities on Wednesday next will start at 2.00 pm.  New members always welcome.



Caherconlish Soccer Club: Underage soccer training (u7s) Wednesday nights 7.00 to 8.00 pm in the Millennium Centre.

That’s anyone born 2008, ’09 or ‘10. U9s (2006 and 2007) will train in the soccer field on Saturdays  2.00 to 3.00  pm. Training €2.

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 – 8.00 pm in the Millennium Centre. Please note change of day.

 €6 Per Class/ €40 for 8 weeks.  Phone: 061-351141/ 0879915886.



Dancing For Fitness and Fun: Ceilí, Sets, 2 Hand, Sean Nós and Line Dancing every Thursday in the Millennium Centre from 8.00 – 9.00 pm. Fee is only  €5.

Dancing instructor is the very talented dancer, Pauline Hynan.



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


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