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Issue 26 25th June 2021

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

Photocopying: Available at the Millennium Centre. A4: Black/White 10c, Colour 20c. A3: B/W 20c, Colour 50c

Millennium Centre Fundraiser : The Millennium Centre Community Lotto Syndicate is now in its 4th and penultimate week and there are still spaces to fill! The past few weeks have seen members of our community support this fundraiser and by Friday 2nd July if you are not a member then you could miss out on the 10 weeks of watching for our numbers to come up - IT COULD BE US.

The upgrades have been completed, with the primary aim of placing the future of the centre on a more sustainable foundation i.e., lower energy costs, less waste and 'greener. The project shows what can be achieved by working together, and how strong our community spirit is! The MC will now be in a position to generate most of its own electricity requirements, following the installation of.

* a bank of PV solar panels on the roof of the Centre

* all lighting in the building has been switched to more energy-efficient LEDs.

* an air curtain has been installed at the main entrance, to reduce heat loss, and * all cavity walls have been pumped with insulation.

This lotto syndicate will provide a means where-by our community can come together once more as a collective, raise some funds to facilitate the centre getting back on its feet, and hopefully have a little fun along the way. You never know, we may win big and if you are not in it, you cannot win it!

Best of luck to everyone. Check out

Millennium Centre Sale of Work: Now that the longer brighter days are with us once again you may be considering a declutter of your home, garage, garden etc. The Millennium Centre intend to run a sale of work as soon as it is safe to do so and will be happy to accept any saleable unwanted items you may wish to dispose of. Due to covid-19 restrictions this may only be done by prior arrangement. For further information and to make an appointment to drop off items please telephone Declan- 0852885181 or Nancy-0864088485. We regret we will not be able to accept clothing items, shoes, or bedding.

Millennium Centre playground the playground will be open every day from 9 am to 8 pm. Due to damage done to the playground over the past weeks, we would like to remind all parents and children of the following The playground is for CHILDREN UNDER 13 ONLY. ALL children MUST BE SUPERVISED when using the playground. Please do not dig the playground surface, in particular where the surface is wearing, as this creates holes in the surface. Please also note that, for security reasons, the playground is under CCTV surveillance.

Caherconlish Tennis Club Grounds will be open to the public from 9am to 8pm daily. Strictly Members Only allowed on the tennis courts. Please pay your membership at the Millennium Centre. €30 Family membership, €15 Individual membership, €10 students/ seniors.

MILLENNIUM Name Plaque: We are inviting you, your family, your friends, and the wider community to help with our future planning by purchasing; a Name Plaque 6” x 4” (150 x 100 mm) for the sum of €100. You will be registered as a lifetime member of the Millennium Sports and Social Club in return for your support. Your Plaque with your inscription will be displayed prominently in the Millennium Centre and highlighted appropriately. Contact the Millennium Centre for more information.

Caherconlish AFC Join us in completing the 24-hour Walk/Run on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd July. Venue Caherconlish Soccer Pitch. Open to the public Friday 6pm-10.30 pm and Saturday 8 am – 6pm. Please be compliant with the Latest Covid Guideline. All are welcome.

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141/0852885181 Email:

Please send notes for the newsletter before 3.00pm on Thursday to:

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 1, 2, 19 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Noel Deegan, Margaret Murphy, Amelia, Lennon & Ellise, Sinead Murphy and Abigail Murnane. Next week jackpot will be €2,100 and the draw will be held on Friday night via Facebook Live. As always, we appreciate everyone's support. EAST INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE: Round 2 of the East Intermediate League did not go our way last Saturday, Ballybricken taking the win 1-21 to 1-09. Next up, we travel to Mackey Park to play Ahane on Sunday at 12 noon. EAST/CITY JUNIOR B LEAGUE: Our Junior B team welcomed Fedamore to Caherconlish on Sunday evening last, but Fedamore took the win 0-23 to 1-16. Next up, we travel to Claughaun on Sunday, throw-in at 7:30pm. CÚL CAMP: We would like to wish the best of luck to all involved in our Cúl Camp next week - we have 90 + children resigtered, great to see and we hope they enjoy the week!


Keep in Touch - PARISH WEBSITE - Caherconlish – Caherline parish pastoral website

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - Caherconlish Caherline Parish @ccparishpastoral

Can you HELP? We need help from Parishioners who would act as Ushers (10 minutes before and after Mass) to guide people to their seats. We also need Readers & Eucharistic Ministers. You just need to be baptised to do these! There is a form at the back of the Church that you can fill in and place in the Safe Box.

WEEKEND MASS TIMES: 6.30pm Saturday Caherconlish; 10am Sunday Caherline &11am Caherconlish.

WEEKDAY MASSES : Tuesday (Adoration 10.30am ) & Thursday 10am in Caherline; & Wednesday & Friday 10am (Adoration 10.30am ) in Caherconlish.

SPECIAL (2) ORANGE ENVELOPE COLLECTION (at the back of your box) will be taken up this weekend for Peter’s Pence which Pope Francis uses for the relief of those most in need.

BAPTISMS – with 6 people allowed.

CAHERCONLISH open daily 9am to 7pm. CAHERLINE open daily 10am to 5pm. Drop in, say a prayer, light a candle.

PARISH ENVELOPES: We thank you for your generosity in returning the weekly/monthly envelopes. These can be put in the safe (brown) box in either Church.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES – roots and wings: The sixth-class primary children in both schools appreciated having live-real rituals to celebrate 8 years in school, give thanks, say good-bye, and move on. They got very good roots/formation in both schools. Both schools will miss them enormously. However, they have got wings – confidence to thrive and blossom as young women and men in their new academy. We encourage them and wish them every blessing.

CAHERCONLISH CHURCH - A Sketch for the internal design with the new floor is ON VIEW at the back of the Church. We are ‘twiddling our thumbs’ for another meeting with the architect who is awaiting quotes of costs from the QS. Looks like we are a few months away from action. It is suggested by the PPC that when it does happen that Saturday evening mass be transferred to Caherline Church & 11am Sunday mass to the Millennium. Should the new floor accommodate alternative heating into the future?? Feedback welcome – suggestions can be put in the money box!

Lough Derg 2021 Pilgrimage Registration is now open to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” from 3rd to 5th July. The Prior, Fr La Flynn, will do the Three-Day Pilgrimage on the Island during these days. To offer a live link by webcam in support of those who will choose to do the pilgrimage wherever they are, some of the Lough Derg staff will do the pilgrimage in St. Mary’s Church in Pettigo. To register or for further information please email, telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.

ON VOCATIONS: The current shortage of vocations to the priesthood and religious life could be discerned as God calling for change in the Church, Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin has said. In his homily on the Feast of St Kevin the archbishop said: “Perhaps the Lord is indicating that it is time to make the necessary choices to build new models of ministry.” He underlined that a decreasing number of priests cannot limit themselves to an ever-increasing number of sacramental celebrations. “This situation requires decision and discernment to know what we bring with us from the past into the future.” It also implied “a different role and a new self-understanding by those of us in ministerial priesthood” and that there must be an appreciation that all the baptised share this mission. Archbishop Farrell stressed that the new face of the Church must be one where women and young people have a different visibility.

EAVES-DROPPINGS: The Presidential party - US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden – were 15 minutes late for Mass (Probably a legacy of his Irish DNA!) in St Ives. At the end of the Mass the President had a few words with some of the congregation who say they saw him make a “substantial” donation to the collection. Unusually for the church the bulk of the money given by the congregation this week were dollar bills.

Line Dancing :Monday night at 7.30 pm in the Millennium Centre Car park. Contact Pat O Dea 061 384119

Dance Central: Wednesday night 5.30-6.30pm in the Tennis courts . Contact Shayne 085-8266758.

Slimming World: Every Wednesday, Contact Martina 089 4079264 to book an appointment.



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