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Issue 2 12th January 2024


Priests:  Fr. Roy Donovan:  087-222 5150. Fr. Patrick Currivan: 061-351248.


Photocopying: Available at the Millennium Centre. One-sided A4: Black/White 20c, Colour 40c. A3: B/W 40c, Colour75c


The Tom Walsh 10k race and 5-mile walk are on in Caherconlish/Caherline on Sunday 14th  January 2024. The walk will start at 11am and the race will start at 12.30 pm. A reminder that road/traffic restrictions will be in place before and during the event and you should plan your driving in the area to accommodate delays as well as accomodating those walkers and families along the route. Since the revival of this event, it has grown in strength year on year culminating in over 450 runners from all over Ireland entering this year’s event.


Social Dancing at the Millennium Centre: Saturday 20th Robert Brown.  Dancing from 9pm, Adm. €10


Wednesday Club:  We look forward to welcoming you all back on 17th January 2024 at 2pm. New members are always welcome.


Joker Fundraiser: Next Draw Friday 12th January at 10pm. Congratulations Joan and John Mc Kenna jackpot winner. Jackpot is now €100. The cost of entry is €2. Thank you all for your continued support.


CLEARING OUT YOUR CLOSETS TO  MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING:  BOOK A TABLE TO SELL YOUR


PRELOVED CLOTHING AND UNWANTED ITEMS AT THE MILLENNIUM CENTRE CAHERCONLISH SUNDAY 10TH  MARCH 2PM – 5PM. TABLES COST €10. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN RAILS AND HANGERS.


FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES Email info@caherconlish.net/ Phone 0858684156


TOTAL BODY HEALTH: Group exercise classes led by Chartered Physiotherapist; Dr Anne O'Malley will resume Wednesday January 9th. Bookings welcome for standing class at 12 noon & chair-based class for those with reduced mobility at 1.10pm. Focussing on bone health, balance & muscle strengthening. Booking essential 087-9227124.


WEEKLY CLASSES in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE


Crafty Angels Sewing Group Monday   from 10.00 am-12.00 pm


Pilates4all Monday  6-week block of classes at 7pm. Suitable for all abilities classes tailored accordingly. Booking essential. Contact Maire 087 252 0550


Jake Boot Camp: Monday , Wednesday ,  7-8pm, Saturday 13th  Morning 8.30 am €8 per class or 3 classes for €20. All levels of fitness. Booking essential, WHATSAPP Jake on 083 836 2323 or VIA INSTAGRAM @Jake_Carroll9


Slimming World: Every Wednesday Morning, Contact Martina 089 407 9264


Parent and Toddler group every Thursday  at 10am -12pm Contact Michelle/Phil 086 888 8105


Hynan Irish Dancing: Thursday evenings  6-7pm Contact Jason Hynan by email: Hynanirishdance@gmail.com


Gemstars School of Performing Arts: Contact by Email gemstarslimerick@gmail.com or 087 440 5177.


Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141/085 288 5181. Email: info@caherconlish.net Please send notes for the newsletter before 3pm on Thursday to info@caherconlish.net https//www.caherconlish.net/millenniumcentrebrochure


RIVERSIDE FUELS: Delivering firewood in bags and trailer loads, also kindling starter sticks. Delivery is free of charge. For more info, please contact Patsy on 086 603 0881


CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Vincent Enright, Ellie McCoy, Fintan Kennedy, Jake Kennedy (Online) and Sinead Von Sondern (Online). Next week’s jackpot will be €15,400 and the draw will be held on Friday night next via Facebook Live. Our lotto tickets can be purchased online, go to www.lottoraiser.ie/Caherline or you can buy through the usual outlets in the village. MEMBERSHIP: Please note that our membership portal is now open through Foireann, same process as last year - this will be the only method of payment for membership in 2024. Remember, this is directly linked to the Player Injury Insurance Scheme, so if you get injured and the system doesn't have a record of your membership, you won't be insured. Membership rates are - Adult Junior A/B Player - €60; U-21 Player - €40; Juvenile (U-18) - €25 (max of €60 for three or more siblings); Adult Non-Player - €50. We'd appreciate it if membership can be paid as soon as possible. HARTY CUP: Commiserations to our club players Hugh Murnane, Niall Connaughton, Thomas Carroll & Jamie Boland who were on the John the Baptist CS panel that lost 0-17 to 0-13 to a strong Ardscoil Rís team in the Harty Cup Quarter Final on Wednesday last. Great to see the club so well represented on the school senior team all season.  


                                                                                             Parish Notes


WEEKEND MASS: Saturday at 6.30pm in Caherconlish. Sunday at 10.30am in Caherline.


THIS WEEK MASSES; Tuesday & Thursday 10am in Caherline Church.  Wednesday & Friday 10am in Caherconlish Church.


DO THIS IN MEMORY COMMUNION MASS this Sunday10.30am in Caherline. All welcome


ADORATION HOUR: 10.30am Tuesdays in Caherline Church& Fridays in Caherconlish Church.


Caherconlish Church open daily 9am to 6pm. Caherline Church open daily 9am to 5pm. Drop in to say a prayer or light a candle for your loved ones.


Link to LIVE STREAM IN CAHERCONLISH CHURCH-: https://churchcamlive.ie/caherconlish or from our parish website. Live web streaming from this Church is available only during Mass and selected Services.  The Webcam is not accessible at other times.


Keep in Touch- PARISH WEBSITE -Caherconlish-Caherline Parish pastoral website: http://www,ccpp.ie


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK-Caherconlish Caherline Parish @ccparishpastoral


CHRISTMAS BROWN SPECIAL 4 ENVELOPE (SP4) is for the Diocesan Common Fund from which the Priests receive their salaries.


The 2024 BOXES of Envelopes have been distributed.  There may be a change to the number on the envelopes from previous years.  If you want a box and didn’t get one, contact the Sacristy or fr. Roy. Thanks to everyone who contribute so generously for the upkeep of the parish.


ONLINE PARISH LOTTO.   Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000 now at €2450. Draw each Thursday. Lucky dip winner Gabrielle Drumm. Thank you for your support.


THE LAST PRIESTS IN IRELAND: Monday 15th January at 9.35pm on RTE ONE. The new interior design of Caherconlish Church will form a small part of this programme. Great to get such a good viewing slot. Ardal O’Hanlon, who was raised in a typically devout Catholic family and educated by priests, asks what we would be losing, if the present generation of Irish priests really were the last. “Neither an elegy nor an assault, the series aims to be a thought provoking, compelling and an engaging look at the contribution of priests & nuns to Irish life”. 


THE LAST NUNS IN IRELAND:  Tuesday 16th at 10.15pm on RTE ONE. “No one will remember that we were once ordinary young girls growing up in Ireland who simply chose another way of life. We were idealistic and probably naive, but we gave our young lives cheerfully, energetically, and single-mindedly to God and others, doing our best to mature as women, as educators, through the struggles and transitions of midlife and the wisdom and vulnerabilities of later life. Religious life, no better or no worse than other ways of life offer possibilities for growth and the possibility of making a difference in society”. Una Agnew.


"St. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men - Led by Fr Stephen Kennedy, IVE, Fri Feb 2nd to Mon Feb 5th (bank holiday) in De La Salle retreat centre, Castletown, Laois, R32N6D8. Cost €200 - includes all meals and en-suite single rooms. Call Sr. Constancy 089 - 2152307 or c.puertadelaauroral@gmail.com"

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