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Issue 34 26th August 2022

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

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

The Millennium Centre, Caherconlish has full catering facilities for up to 200 people and can cater for all types of family and business occasions. We can tailor our menu to suit your budget and requirements. If you have a family event coming up, for example, a wedding, christening, birthday, or a business event such as meetings, team building sessions, networking events or award ceremonies, why not contact us and make an appointment to meet with a member of our team. Furthermore, if you are planning to have your occasion or event at home or at your place of business? We have an extensive take-out menu.

Breaking News - the Millennium Centre is delighted to announce the return of the bouncy castle parties after a long and unavoidable absence. Contact us on 061351141 for more details and bookings. The parties are available from the 1st of September and if the enquiries are a measure of demand, then parents need to book early.

Sunday 11th September 2022 we will have our EXPO Community Day. More details will follow but we need our suppliers, service providers and the community to come together and share what has made the Millennium Centre and community a sustained success. What is happening on the day - Complete free access to the MC for the whole community for the day. Every business will have an exhibitors table to showcase what they offer. The sports hall will be open for kids to play soccer, basketball, badminton, and bowls, Face painting, Pet Farm, Ice Cream Van. A sweet shop will be open. Tea, Coffee, biscuits/cakes will be made available FOC.

Saturday 24th September 2022 from 8 pm the Caherconlish Caherline Community Council will hold a GALA Fundraising Concert in aid of the Millennium Centre with a variety show of local talent and contributions from

our two local National Schools with comedy-drama and music with world-class dancing. The tickets will be €10 per adult & €5 for students with tickets available through Nancy Lane 0864088485, Aislinn Crofton 0879061809 and Mike Burke 0892432231 and at the reception of the Millennium Centre. Tickets are on general sale now and are limited.

You are invited to join Ballyhoura which is hosting a FREE ARIES programme in relation to Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops over 3 Thursdays in October. More details from Ballyhoura Development CLG

The closing date for applications is September 28th. Work Placement Employment Programme Catering assistant – 30 hours per week – Paid position. Eligibility To be eligible for this role you must have received one of the following for 6 months within the last 12 months: Jobseeker’s allowance, Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s transitional payment, one-parent family payment, Disability allowance or Jobseeker’s benefit for the self-employed. Job Description The successful candidate will be inducted into the catering assistant role and will gain practical experience and training in the following: · Prepping vegetables and salads and assisting the chefs. · Use of all kitchen equipment. · Daily cleaning of the kitchen and utensils. · Assisting in the preparation of desserts during service also in making sandwiches, wraps. · Preparing side orders and knowing the number of portions required. · Operating our HACCP system which includes temperature control and dating stickers. · Use of all equipment in the kitchen area. · Knowledge of stock and equipment. The participant will be trained and mentored daily. If you are interested in this position and are able to work flexibility to respond to the needs of the business, please email your CV to us at

Wednesday Club: The club is taking a short break and will return on Wed September 7th at 2pm. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about our activities we will be hosting a stand at the upcoming Expo in the Millennium Centre on Sunday September 11th 2 - 5pm.and would be delighted to meet with you

UPCOMING SOCIAL DANCING: Saturday 3rd September music by Jimmy Hogan. Dancing from 9.30 pm

: Saturday 17th September Music by Checkers. Dancing from 9.30 pm

Bingo in the Millennium Centre: Every Monday. Eyes Down at 8pm. Further Information contact or 085 110 9478

Pilates4all every Monday in the Millennium Centre 6-week block of classes at 7pm. Suitable for all abilities, classes tailored accordingly. Booking essential. Contact Maire 087 2520550

Slimming World: Every Wednesday, Contact Martina 089 4079264.

Jake Boot Camp: Every Monday and Wednesday 7-8pm, €6 per class. All levels of fitness. Booking essential, WHATSAPP Jake on 0838362323 or VIA INSTAGRAM @Jake_Carroll9

Rainbow Community Employment, seek workers for CE scheme. Various jobs and localities.

We offer upskilling, Training, and flexible hours. Please contact Paul on 085 2408468


WEEKDAY ADORATION Tuesdays 10.30am Caherline & Fridays 10.30am in Caherconlish over the next two weeks.

NO WEEKDAY MASSES during the next two weeks.

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

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - Caherconlish Caherline Parish @ccparishpastoral

Link to LIVE STREAM in Caherconlish Church – or parish website. Any feedback to the live stream is welcome.

Caherconlish & Caherline Parish Fundraiser Lotto: Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000. Draw each Thursday. Join Now or Winner 18th August —Kathleen Duggan €25 Lucky Dip. Jackpot now stands at €1625. Thank you all for your support.

Caherconlish BG Extension opening: The Mayor, Councillor Francis Foley and the Members of Limerick City and County Council would like to extend an open invitation to the members of Caherconlish Parish to the Official Opening of Caherconlish Cemetery Extension on Tuesday 6th September 2022 at 2.30pm in Caherconlish Cemetery. The extension will be blessed at this Opening.

The NATIONAL SYNTHESIS document from the 26 dioceses was sent to Rome by the Bishops last Tuesday. This is a Major milestone in the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland as the Vatican is urged to make radical changes. This LANDMARK report on the views of tens of thousands of Irish Catholics has called for equal treatment of women in terms of leadership and decision-making, and for their ordination to the diaconate and priesthood. Demands by Irish Catholics for major change in the church’s attitude to women, LGBTI+ people, those who are divorced or remarried, and single parents have been sent to Rome. It is hard to understand how these changes are happening so quickly.

We need to prepare for a Lay-led parish due to shortage of priests. READ the Synthesis document:

The conclusions call for a new model of running parishes– of co-responsible leadership of priests and people. A number of dioceses are getting rid of the title of Parish Priest to encourage more co-responsibility by everyone. We have to ask what kind of actions can make this new model a reality. Some parishes are introducing Lay people to lead the evening funeral ceremony and prayers in the graveyard.

Cashel & Emly One Day Retreat to Lough Derg - 12 & 13 September. Monday 12th: Mass in Knock, overnight stay (B&B and dinner) in Bundoran. Tuesday 13th: Lough Derg Retreat 10am-4pm, returning home with meal in Roscommon. For info visit

CAHERLINE GAACLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 7, 12, 29 & 30. Lucky dip winners were Aislinn Crofton (Online), Kathleen Duggan, Bridie O'Connell, Daniel Aisling & Diarmuid Murnane and Shane Kenny (Online). Next week’s jackpot will be €8,200 and the draw will be held on Friday night via Facebook Live. As always, we appreciate everyone's support. Our lotto tickets can be purchased online, go to or you can buy through the usual outlets in the village. INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: The next two rounds of our Intermediate Championship have been released - on September 2nd, we travel to Clarina to play Feohanagh at 6:15pm, while on September 10th, we face off against Bruree in Hospital at 4pm. Tickets details should be available in the coming days.

FIXTURES: On Sunday evening, August 28th, our U-15's travel the short journey to Caherelly to play Ballybricken, throw-in at 6:30pm. On Tuesday evening next, our U-11's travel in to Caherdavin to play Na Piarsaigh at 6:45pm. On Wednesday August 31st, our U-17's travel to Kilfinane for a 7pm start. Very best of luck to all teams.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The August CLUB Limerick draw will take place this coming Saturday, 27th August.

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141/ 0852885181 Email: Please send notes for the newsletter before 3.00pm on Thursday to: newsletter@caherconlish.net



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