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Issue 36 27th November 2020

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

Notice of Caherconlish Caherline Community Council AGM 2020 : The AGM will take place on Thursday 17th Dec at 8pm in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish. ( A virtual AGM will be held if government Covid guidelines do not allow). All members are invited to attend. Financial statement for the year 2019 is available on

Millennium Centre playground The playground will be open every day from 10am to 4.30 pm .There are restrictions in place that will be reviewed and adjusted going forward. Parents or guardians are required to: To bring their own hand sanitiser for the cleaning of their children’s hands before, and at regular intervals during and after use of the playground equipment. In the absence of such sanitation parents or guardians are requested to refrain from allowing their children use of the equipment. To ensure physical distancing between children. To advise children to avoid touching their face, eyes, nose, and mouth. To ensure children under your care have regard to the safe use of equipment and to the safety of others at all times. To adhere to the most up to date health advice. Please respect the restrictions in place and we cannot allow unsupervised children i.e. under 18's to be on the grounds and will take steps to ensure compliance.

Caherconlish National School 50/50 draw will continue weekly.

Caherconlish National School: We are now accepting enrolments for September 2021, please contact Maria in the office (061 351844) for an enrolment form

Tennis Courts : The Tennis Club and grounds are closed now for the winter months.

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.

Christmas Crafts Course in The Millennium Centre starting Saturday 5th December for 3 weeks. Time 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Crafts will include wreath making, card making and decorations. Materials provided : 1st class bring greens for wreath. This course is free!! Limited places… Book now! Contact 085-2885181 In compliance with Covid-19 Safety Guidelines, Face Covering must be worn. Class Seating will be Socially distanced

Caherconlish School Congratulations to the pupils, teachers and staff of Caherconlish NS on their excellent issue of "The Caherconlish Times". The publication is in proper newspaper format and covers current topics such as the Covid19 Pandemic and the United States Presidential Election.

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO: In line with the heightened restrictions, our club Lotto remains suspended for the moment. All going well, we will be up and running again in the next few weeks. PITCH CLOSED: Please be aware that our pitch is now closed for the season. Juvenile training can continue in the hurling wall as long as the weather allows, coaches will keep you updated with the dates/times of training. CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The next Club Limerick Draw takes place this coming Saturday November 28th . Best of luck to all of our members in this weekend's draw.

Parish Notes


The Christmas Trees in our Churches and in the grounds of the Millennium Centre are dedicated to all Frontline workers from our parish for their work and courage in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Tuesday, 24th November, during a private ceremony, following government guidelines, Dr. Margaret Sheehan, our local Doctor, representing all frontline workers, switched on the Christmas Tree Lights in the grounds of the Millennium Centre at the invitation of the Parish Pastoral Council. Dr. Sheehan, together with all healthcare workers, are providing much needed support and help in our community.

The frontline workers are like the lights on our trees – they bring light, healing, up lift and hope to us in the midst of the dark shadows cast by Covid 19. We can help our community by following their example. Let us look forward to celebrating a Simple Christmas – welcoming the great LIGHT that comes anew into our world.

We are organising a CLEANING MORNING for Caherconlish Church on Thursday the 3rd of December from 9.20am to 11am. Have you 30 minutes to spare, please call in- thank you.

We hope the following weekend Masses can resume on 5/6th December -

Saturday night Vigil Mass in Caherconlish at 6.30pm. One family anniversary allowed. Sunday morning Mass 9am in Caherconlish. One family anniversary allowed.

Sunday morning Mass 10am in Caherline. One family anniversary allowed. Sunday morning Mass 11am in Caherconlish. No anniversary allowed.

Month’s mind & First Anniversary Masses on Friday nights at 7.30pm in either Church.

Caherconlish Church: Open daily 11am to 4pm during November.

Caherline Church: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday 11-4pm.

Light your Loving Memory Candle - if you wish you can put the name of person/family on the candle and place it on the Cross Candelabra (at the back of the Churches).

Or you can take your Candle with you and light it at home to remember your beloved family and friends. Candles cost €2 each.

THOSE ON THE PARISH LIST OF THE DEAD are remembered at Masses celebrated by Frs. Pat & Roy during November. It is noted that people have taken much time & effort writing down the names of their deceased.

THANK you for sending in your parish envelopes. These can be put in the new safe box on the wall near the Confessional in Caherconlish.

DONATE to your PARISH - The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly has established a secure and easy system for parishioners throughout the diocese to make contributions to their parishes.

(a) Go to Diocesan website - (b) Press Donate to your Parish on top left side

(c) Go down the page and you will see Caherconlish/ Inch St Laurence (d) Fill in your details of donation and press Donate Now

The Annual St Vincent de Paul Collection - Due to Covid 19 the local St Ailbe’s Branch of St Vincent de Paul will not hold a Church-gate Collection this year.

If you would like to make a contribution to SVP please use one of the white envelopes available at the back of both churches. These can be dropped into the Parish Collection Box in the church. There will also be blue envelopes available for anyone who would prefer to post a cheque or Postal Order direct to the SVP office in Limerick.

There will be collection boxes for change in local shops if you would like to make a contribution when shopping. All donations, no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.

All monies received in the parish are used to help people in our local community who are in need of assistance. Each year our group visit families and individuals in this community providing help with food, fuel and education.

We appreciate that many are finding the current situation very difficult and we are very grateful for your ongoing support.

ADVENT starts 29th November

THREE DAY VIRTUAL ZOOM ADVENT RETREAT on 1.2.3rd Dec 8-9pm with Fr Billy Swan. Email thehookoffaith@gmail to get the zoom link

ISAIAH’S PERSPECTIVE – weekly online scripture reflections with Sr. Therese Fitzgerald continuing this Monday 7.30pm. Register at

RESILIENT FAITH – Tarsus Scripture School/ Maynooth College – Advent online series from 23rd November with Webinar 10th Dec 7.30 – 9pm with Sean Goan, Jessie Rogers, Fr Kieran O’ Mahony. Registration Cost 20e per household. Queries to

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

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

RIVERSIDE FUELS: We are now covering your Local area with the following fuel products : Top quality firewood,(Net bags and Meals bags) Kindling starter sticks and black hopper turf .All our products are seasoned and air dried in in our specially designed

Shed. We deliver six days a week free of charge. For More information on specials offers and prices ETC . Please contact Patsy on 086 6030881



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