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Issue 38 11th December 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 : Caherconlish Caherline Community Council AGM will take place on 17th December at 8pm ONLINE via Zoom. We encourage all members old and new to attend .Please email to be sent a link to the zoom meeting.

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 ie. under 18's to be on the grounds and will take steps to ensure compliance.

Caherconlish National School 50/50 draw will continue weekly.

Good luck and best wishes to the Limerick Team on Sunday from The Millennium Centre.

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.

BORD NA NOG AGM: Many thanks to those who attended our Bord na nÓg AGM last night. As has been the case for all clubs around the country, it was done online via Teams and went off without a hitch! Seamus Murnane (Bord na nÓg Chairman) & Johnny Carroll (Bord na nÓg Secretary) were retained in their respective roles for 2021, pending ratification at the main AGM on the 20th. One change coming up for 2021 will be that the age groups are changing to odd number groupings, so starting at U-7 instead of U-6; the following coaches were put forward in the new groups for ratification at the adult AGM; U-7 - Mike Kennedy; U-9 - Michael Carroll; U-11 - John Lynch; U-13 - Brendan Heelan; U-15 - Mike Boland; U-17 - Seamus Murnane. MAIN CLUB AGM: AGM will take place on Sunday December 20th at 6.30pm. The meeting will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend the meeting you must download the Teams app and send a valid email address back to the club secretary by 5pm on Sunday 13th of December. CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The CLUB LK Draw for December will be a double draw, taking place this Saturday, December 12th best to luck to any of our members .

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

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ADORATION: 10.30 to 11.30am Tuesday in Caherline. 10.30 – 11.30am Friday in Caherconlish


50 is maximum number that can attend any ceremony (Level 3 modification)

Saturday night Vigil Mass 12th Dec Caherconlish at 6.30pm.

Sunday 13th Dec Mass 9am in Caherconlish. 10am in Caherline. 11am in Caherconlish.

Mon, Tues, Wed 10am in Caherline only. Caherconlish closed Thurs, Fri. 10am in Caherconlish only. Caherline closed.

CHRISTMAS MASS ARRANGAMENTS FOR 2020 - The Parish Pastoral Council together with our Priests are happy to announce that we hope to be able to celebrate a simple Christmas in these extraordinary times. Extra Masses have been scheduled for Christmas Eva and Christmas Day and we hope to stream some Masses live on the Parish Website.

Unfortunately, even with extra Masses, there will be a greater reduced capacity than other years due to strict COVID-19 guidelines. To ensure the safety of all attending and to comply with government & diocesan regulation, it will be essential to manage and control the expected numbers in the Church.

The Parish Pastoral Council and our priests have reflected and decided that distribution of admission tickets for our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass would be the fairest method to allow as many households as possible in the parish the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Masses.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Caherconlish Christmas Eve 5pm, Christmas Eve 7pm. Christmas Day 9am & Christmas Day 11am Caherline Caherline Christmas Eve 6pm & Christmas Day 10am.


(1) Requests for tickets by telephone are not available. (2) Tickets will be available at each Church on Saturday 19th December from 1 to 2.30pm. (3) Tickets for Caherline Church ceremonies will be available in Caherline Church. (4) Tickets for Caherconlish Church ceremonies will be available in Caherconlish Church. (5) Tickets will be limited initially to a maximum number of 2 tickets per household. (6) Tickets must be collected in person. (7) Surplus tickets (if any) will then be available after the Sunday Masses on the 20th of December. (8) Contact tracing must be provided when collecting tickets (name and phone number for each ticket holder. (9) When attending ceremonies, we ask that all Parishioners continue to adhere to the basic and essential government guidelines.

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.

CAHERCONLISH/CAHERLINE PARISH DEDICATES CHRISTMAS TREES TO OUR LOCAL FRONTLINE WORKERS. 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.

The frontline workers are like the lights on our trees – they bring light, healing, uplift 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.

THANK you for sending in your parish envelopes. These can be put in the new safe box on the wall in both Churches SPECIAL ENVELOPE 3 is for the Missions. SPECIAL ENVELOPE 4 pays the salaries of the priests.

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