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                                                                                                                                    Issue 16                                                               18th April 2014




    Mass Times: Caherconlish: Sat. 8.00 pm. Please note time change this week.; Sun. 11.00 am. Caherline Sun. 10.00 am.

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



    Fundraising Concert in the Millennium Centre: Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash Tribute Concert on Friday 16th May starting at 9.00 pm. Fully seated concert. Tickets, reasonably priced at €10, are one sale in the Millennium Centre.  Raffle on the night for two tickets to Garth Brooks’ concert in Croke Park.


    St Ailbe's Credit Union:  All offices closed on Good Friday 18th April.



    Tennis Club Open Day: On Easter Sunday, 20th April at 2.00 pm. Bouncy castle, drinks & treats for kids, tea/coffee for adults. Open daily from 9.00am – 9.00 pm (members only). Membership for 2014: Family, €25; Adults, €10; U18, €5. Adult’s night: Tues 6.30 – 7.30 pm (only €2. Children’s night: Thurs 7.30 – 8.30 pm (only €1). Contact Betty on 086 4068535 for further information.



    Spiritual Heart of Parish: Both our Churches are open every day for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle.



    Eucharistic Adoration: There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in Caherconlish Church on Good Friday. Adoration in  Caherline 10.30am to 11.30am on Tuesday.  As a Christian, I am comforted by Jesus' assurance that "you may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it" (John 14:14).



     Special Collections: Diocesan Collections such as Peter’s Pence, Education of Priests/People etc. which were previously taken up as Church door collections will in future be taken up by means of the Special Yellow Envelopes included at the back of your box of contribution envelopes.  Special Yellow 1 Collection will be taken up on Easter Sunday in addition to your weekly envelope for that date.



     Good Friday (18th April) – The Lord’s Passion 3.00 pm in Caherconlish with Organ Music & 3.00 pm in Caherline. Stations of the Cross 7.30pm in Caherline & Caherconlish. Collection for the Holy Places taken up at today’s ceremonies.



     Holy Saturday/Great Easter Vigil (19th April) 8.00 pm in Caherconlish with Adult & Youth Choirs (no 6.30 pm Mass).  This is the greatest and most important feast of the Church’s year. 



    “The Light is still on for you” -  Sacrament of Forgiveness/Confessions after ceremonies on Good Friday; Holy Saturday 12.00 noon in Caherconlish & 1.00 pm in Caherline. 



    The Great Feast of Easter continues for 50 days until Pentecost Sunday (8th June) with white the colour of Resurrection & Alleluia is our song.   



    Trocaire Lenten Boxes need to be returned, (It would be greatly appreciated if the cash could be changed into notes).  


    At Masses over Easter you are invited to take a name of one of the young people preparing for Confirmation and to pray for that person every day between Easter Sunday and 21st May. The young people presently are carrying out various spiritual and community commitments.



    Ceremony of Light in Caherline Church Thursday 1st May 8.30 pm.


    Bruff Old Court House Coffee Morning:  Students from this & other parishes calling themselves suaimhneas (peace of Mind) are putting on an event on Friday 25th April, 9.30am - 12.30pm in aid of Milford Hospice.  Raffle and prizes on the day. Everybody welcome.



    Volunteers: Now that the refurbishment of the Millennium Centre is completed we require more people to help us continue to offer a first class service to our patrons. If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to volunteer your services, please contact us.



    Mack's Hair Raising Campaign: Hi my name is Mack Ward.  If you know me you will know that I have really long hair that I have been growing since I was in 1st Class, I'm now in 4th Class.  Next week I will be getting my hair cut really short to raise money for Milford Hospice and I will be sending my hair away to make wigs for children who have lost their hair because they are sick. If you would like to sponsor me there are sponsorship cards in Ryan's shop and the Millennium centre or you can donate online on just look for Mack's Hair Raising event.



    Caherline GAA Hurling Club: No Jackpot winner last week. This week’s Jackpot €1800 and draw will take place on Friday 18th April in Millennium Centre during the Table Quiz. 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 Annual Table Quiz takes place this Friday 18th April at 9.00pm in the Millennium Centre. Table of 4 €20.

    All support greatly appreciated.

    Limerick Club Draw: The First draw for 2014 will take place on the Limerick live 95FM Sports programme presented by Liam Aherne on Saturday April 19 between the hours of 10.00 and 11.00 am. The first 3 draws are scheduled as follows: Saturday April 19th, Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 31st. After that the draw will continue on the last Saturday of each month live on Limerick live 95fm. Results  of games this past week: Minors Ballybricken 0-14 Caherline 1-7; U16s Ballybrown 2-22 Caherline 1-6; U15s Hospital Herberstown 4-5 Caherline 2-5.  Fixture Minor 13 a side Caherline V Glenroe Friday 18th April 6:30pm, Venue Caherline GAA Field, Caherconlish.



    Caherconlish GAA Football Club: FUNDRAISING; OLD CLOTHES COLLECTION SATURDAY APRIL 26th. We will be continuing with our OLD CLOTHES and MOBILE PHONES COLLECTION this year which is a very successfully fundraiser for the club. We will be holding our next COLLECTION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26th so please put those throwaways to one side and support our fundraiser in April.  If you have not got the storage room we will gladly take them off your hands at any time, please see the list  below who would be glad to assist you: Kevin Prendergast, John Purcell, Pat Hourigan, Robert McNamara, John Mulcaire, Pat McGrath, Donal Whelan, Liam Coleman, Pat Vaughan.


    St. Ailbe's Ladies Gaelic Football Club will be holding a fundraising Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 27th April at 12 noon. 

    Starting at Ballybricken-Bohermore GAA Clubhouse, the run/walk will go via Kileen Cross, past Ballybricken Church and up to the junction of the High Road where it will double back the same route finishing with a lap of the GAA field track, a total of 8km.There will be an opportunity for people who don't want to travel the full route to turn back early.

    Refreshments will be provided afterwards. All are welcome and we hope to see lots of families out for a Sunday walk or run along with runners who may use the event as preparation for the Great Limerick Run the following week.  Adults are €10, children €5 or family for €15.



    "Kids Create" Easter Craft Camp: Encouraging creativity, learning new skills in Ceramics and Silversmithing. APRIL 22 - 24 2014. 10.00am - 3:30pm. Cost €95, incl. materials & tools. Clare Jordan Ceramics, Swallows Rest Studio, Bohermore. Tel: 087-4169450. Advance Booking Required. Ages 8 – teens.



    New School Service from Caherconlish to Hospital: Starting from September, 2014 €4.00 return service per day. Service must be pre paid half yearly before the 31st July, 2014 Minimum of 30 passengers required Contact No: 061 381700 Mike Hynan Coaches.


    Limerick County Council wish to advise all registered community groups, tidy towns committees and residents associations that application forms and particulars are now available for the following initiatives for 2014: In preparation for the 2014 Tidy Towns Competition, Limerick County Council announces two Initiatives for 2014:-Limerick in Bloom Competition & Priming Grants Scheme.


    Limerick in Bloom Competition is to encourage community involvement in the improvement and enhancement of the visual impact of settlements by means of flower, tree and shrub planting.  Judging will take place from mid-July to mid-August.  An Awards Ceremony will be held in the Autumn where cash prizes will be made to each category winner and to the overall winner.  

    Closing Date:  Wednesday 28th May 2014.



    The Priming Grant must be used for the purpose of purchasing trees, shrubs, brushes, shovels, street furniture and other incidental items which are required to carry out maintenance and improvement works. 

    Closing Date: Friday 26th September 2014. Application forms and details for the above are available from: Customer Service,

    Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick. Phone: 061 49 62 00 Email:





    ·         Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash Tribute Band on Friday 16th May.

    ·         Lambert Puppet Show on Saturday 24th May.

    ·         Sing a Song for the Millennium Centre; Solo singing competition on Saturday 30th August.




    Craft & Social Club: Craft and social club will not meet on Easter Monday.

    Ger Stack Irish Dancing: No dancing on Easter Monday. Contact 087-6408338 for further information.



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



    Panther Tae Kwon Do: Ages 3 – 7 years classes on Tuesdays from 6.00 – 6.45 pm.  Contact Will Power on 085 7079502.



    Tae Kwon Do: Classes on Tues and Fri from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. Contact Will on 085 7079502.



    Wednesday Club: There will be no activities on next Wednesday 23rd April.  We will resume on Wednesday 23rd April.



    Parent & Toddler Group: No activities on Thursday next 24th April.  Contact Phil or Michelle on 086 8888105 or 061 383884. 



    Gary Meehan School of Dance:  Dancing on Mondays & Thursdays from 4.00 to 6.00 pm and Saturday 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

    For information contact: 0857622624.



    Patrick Holford's zest4 life Low GL weight loss classes continue every Thursday at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. Booking essential. 086 8155584 also seen on Doctors on Call on RTE last November.  Eileen Hannon zest4life weight loss coach.



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


    Notes for Newsletter: notes should be sent to: before 5.00 pm on Thursday for inclusion in newsletter.