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Issue 40 6th October 2023

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

Our next Pop-up Shop is on Saturday 14th October 2023 from 2-5pm. No large furniture or clothes but if you have any other items you wish to donate then contact Nancy Lane on 086 408 8485 or the Millennium Centre on 061 351141

Wednesday Club every Wednesday at 2pm. New members are always welcome.

Christmas Market will take place in the Millennium Centre on Sunday November 26th from 2 -5 pm. To book your table please contact the Millennium Centre 061 351141 or Kay 087 9774611.

Joker Fundraiser: Next Draw Friday 6th October at 10pm. The Jackpot is now €140.No jackpot winner. Winner of €20 Alice Hartnett. The cost of entry is €2. Thank you all for your continued support, funds raised go towards the upkeep of the Millennium Centre.

Social Dancing : Saturday 7th October, music by Robert Browne. Dancing at 9pm. Adm €10

CAHERCONLISH TIDY TOWNS: The Annual Ballyhoura Tidy Towns awards were held recently in the Millennium Centre. We were delighted to welcome the large number of groups in attendance. Prior to the meeting we got the opportunity to do a guided walk around our village and show some of our achievements so far. A brief and interesting history of the area was also given by John Kennedy. We were also delighted to receive an award in the Litter Control, Tidiness, and Waste Management section of the awards. Well done to everyone involved.

TOTAL BODYHEALTH EXERCISE CLASSES Exercise classes open for October bookings in Caherconlish. Wed @12pm (standing class) & 1.10pm (chair-based) starting 4th Oct. Run by Dr Anne O'Malley, Chartered Physiotherapist, Munster Physiotherapy Clinic. Focussing on bone health, balance, and muscle strengthening. Booking essential 087-9227124.

CAHERLINE GAA :CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 7, 22, 26 & 27. Lucky dip winners were Pauline O'Gorman, Michael Nelligan (Online), Catherine O'Connell (Online), Vincent Enright and Ruth Kennedy. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,000 and the draw will be held on Friday night next 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. JUNIOR A QUARTER FINAL: County Quarter Final will take place this coming Saturday in Fedamore against Monagea, throw-in at 4:30pm. The link for tickets is available on our social media sites. FIXTURES: U-17 Hurling Division 3B Championship Shield semi-final, Sunday October 8th, Caherline v Dromin Athlacca Banogue in Caherconlish at 11am, all support welcome & appreciated. PHIL POWER CUP: Our annual Phil Power Cup fixture will take place on Sunday October 8th in Caherconlish at 5pm against Cappamore. CLUB SHOP: We are delighted to announce the launch of our Club Gear shop for 2023 in conjunction with COBI Sports - the online shop is now open, with all orders planned for delivery at the end of November in time for Christmas. This will be the only way to place an order for Caherline club gear and all orders will be delivered to and distributed by the club. Go to & search for Caherline Gaa. NOTE - the shop will close on October 10th.

Caherconlish Football Club clothes collection Saturday 7th October, 9am-2pm at gates of Millennium Centre.

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

Crafty Angels Sewing Group every Monday from 10.00 am-12.00 pm

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 087 252 0550

Jake Boot Camp: Every Monday, Wednesday, 7-8pm, Saturday 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 Classes: Thursday 6-7pm Contact Jason Hynan by email:

Gemstars School of Performing Arts: Contact by Email or 087 440 5177.

Parish Notes

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

We WELCOME the First Communion children of Caherconlish & Caherline and their families as they join us for the 6.30pm Mass this Saturday 7th October.

OCTOBER MISSION MONTH COLLECTION: This supports missionaries working with struggling communities in the world. There is a special Brown Envelope No 3 at the back of your box. You may also drop a donation into our Sealed box in either of our churches.

NO weekday morning Masses for the coming week in Caherconlish and Caherline Churches. . ADORATION: 10.30am Tuesdays in Caherline Church, and 10.30am 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-: or from our parish website. Live web streaming from this Church is available only during Mass and selected Services. The Webcam in not accessible at other times.

Fr. Tony Flannery: On Wednesday October 18th there will be an hour-long documentary on TG4 covering the story of his suspension, and his years of conflict with Church authorities.

THE SYNOD IN ROME: Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the synod's relator general, says the seating in the hall is not set out in a “hierarchical way” but is aimed to ensure “genuine sharing and discernment” & mirrors the synodal path that began in 2021. The round tables, he said, remind us that “none of us is the star” of the process but that the Holy Spirit is guiding the event.

Caherconlish & Caherline Parish Fundraiser Lotto Jackpot: Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000. Draw each Thursday. Lucky dip winner last week – Adrienne O’Mahoney. Jackpot now stands at €1500. Thank you for your support. Bonus National Halloween DRAW on 26th October 2023 with the following prizes: A €1,000 Kildare Village voucher; A Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer; A €250 Smyth’s Toys voucher. How it works - everyone who has a ticket in your lotto draw on 26th October, will also automatically have a free chance to win one of these prizes. This bonus national Halloween Draw is a draw across all organisations with an Our Fundraiser lotto. CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS: This weekend marks two years of our on-line Parish Lotto (104 draws) and we thank you for your generous support. We invite people to join us for the start of the next year. Go to or talk to Tommy O’Connell. You can take the weekly option of €2 per line or if you can contribute €5 for 3 lines it would be hugely appreciated and you never know you might just win! Best of luck! The weekly Draw takes place on Thursday evenings.

ARCHBISHOP Kieran O'Reilly will meet with parishioners from the four combination parishes on Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish to discuss the effectiveness of this new and necessary arrangement and how it might be improved. All are welcome to this meeting.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS: This is open to children from Third Class upwards in our schools. Application forms are available from either Caherconlish or Caherline Sacristy from this weekend onwards. These forms may be returned to our Sacristies or placed in the secure boxes in our Churches. Training will be provided.



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