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Issue 47 25th November 2022

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, Colour

Strengthening Families Programme: This is a 14-week behavioural skills training programme of 2.5 hours per session. It is our intention to run the programme in east Limerick at the Hospital Family Resource Centre, for the 12–16-year Olds and their parents/guardians on Tuesday evenings starting the 10th of January with a welcome and introduction evening. A broad structure for each night of the programme is as follows: Families will meet for the first half hour for a community dinner. Parents meet separately with group facilitators for an hour to learn how to increase the desired behaviours in their teenagers by increasing attention and rewarding positive behaviour. The Teenagers meet separately with facilitators for an hour, to learn how to understand feelings, control their anger, resist peer pressure, comply with parental rules, solve problems, and communicate effectively. During the second hour of the session, families engage in structured family activities, conduct family meetings, learn communication skills, practice effective discipline, reinforce positive behaviours in each other, and complete family activities. If you would like to know more about this programme, make a referral contact Martha at 087 2813341.

Caherconlish Local Area Plan (2023-2029) Over the past month, residents have met and discussed the village and what is good, and what will the area need over the next 6 years. The submission date for the Limerick City & County Council to close submissions for the next Local Area Plan is Monday 28th November. It is your chance to guide and mould the future of your village. Check out Local Area Plan - Caherconlish | the risk of leaving these things to others is that our village could find a development that we don't want or not get the one we need.

Crafty Angels Sewing Group: Sewing Group every Monday from 10.00am – 12.00pm

Fundraiser: The Jackpot this week for our Joker Fundraiser is €480. Draw will be on this Friday at 10.00pm.

No Jackpot winner last week. Winner of €20 Mike Walsh.

Pilates4all no class Monday 28th Nov

Jake Boot Camp: Every Monday, Wednesday 7-8pm, Saturday Morning 8.30 am €6 per class. All levels of fitness. Booking essential, WHATSAPP Jake on 083 836 2323 or VIA INSTAGRAM @Jake_Carroll9.

Kids Art Club every Tuesday in the Millennium Centre 6-7pm. To book a place contact 085 1186 411.

Slimming World: Every Wednesday, Contact Martina 089 407 9264.

Parent and toddler group every Thursday at 10 am -12pm Contact Michelle/Phil 086 888 8105.

Hynan Irish Dancing Classes: Thursday night in the Millennium Centre at 6pm. Contact Jason Hynan by email

Gemstars School of Performing Arts every Saturday in the Millennium Centre from 10 am – 1.30 pm

Contact by Email or 087 440 5177

Rainbow Community Employment, Join the Community Employment Scheme. Contact Paul on 0852408468. Various jobs and positions in the Millennium Centre. Upskilling, training, and flexible hours.

Caherconlish NS: We are now accepting enrolments for September 2023, please contact Maria in the office (061 351844) for an enrolment form or email


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.

WEEKDAY MORNING MASSES: Caherconlish – Wednesday & Friday 10am. Caherline – Tuesday & Thursday 10am. ADORATION after Tuesday Mass in Caherline & Friday Mass in Caherconlish.

Caherconlish & Caherline Parish Fundraiser Lotto Jackpot €2475: Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000. Draw each Thursday. Winner 18th November — Tommy O’Connell, €25 Lucky Dip. Thank you all for your support.

Special Christmas Draw: Every ticket in our lotto on 15th December will have a chance to win one of three parish hampers plus a chance to win one of the bonus national draw prizes. These are: 3 PlayStation 5’s plus FIFA 2023; Fota Island Hotel 2-Night Break; Two tickets for Harry Styles concert; 4 Deluxe Christmas Hampers; Two tickets for Michael Bublé concert. Join Now or

The annual St VINCENT de PAUL church gate collection will take place at masses in Caherline and Caherconlish on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December. As in previous years Blue Envelopes are available in both churches for those who would like to use them to make a contribution. These envelopes may be dropped into the Parish Collection Boxes in the church. All contributions are greatly appreciated and will be used locally to help those who need assistance in our local community.

MEMORIAL LIGHTS: SPECIAL November CANDLE CROSS /CANDLEBRA at the back of both Churches until the end of November; cost to purchase €2 each. If you wish you can put the name of the person/family on the candle and place it on the Candelabra or take your candle home with you to light in your own home to remember your beloved family and friends.

PARISH AMALGAMATIONS/ Groupings: As part of the Diocesan Pastoral plan ‘Seeds of Hope’, new Pastoral Areas have been established, where groups of parishes are asked to work together and support each other. This will involve change and the possibility of some change to mass times in each parish so that priests can cover for each other. Our Grouping is – Caherconlish, Caherline, Ballybricken, Bohermore, Herbertstown, Hospital, Knockainey & Patrickswell. Parishes will retain their identity and financial independence. This is foremost a pastoral arrangement. In 5 years’, time, in the Archdiocese, there will be 35 priests under 75 with 48 parishes to serve.

PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting this Wednesday 7pm. Feedback about our Grouping can be given to any of the members.

ENVELOPE SYSTEM & CHY3: Please return the CHY3 form which must be refilled every 5 years.

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 1, 4, 17 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Jamie, Tom & Mark c/o Ryan's Shop, Noel O'Connell, Declan O'Riordan, St. Ailbes Staff and Bridie O'Connell. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,500 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.

BORD NA NÓG AGM: Many thanks to all that turned up for our Bord na nÓg AGM on the 17th, we had lots of great discussions & suggestions on the night. Both Johnny Carroll & Seamus Murnane are stepping down from their roles as Juvenile Secretary & Bord na nÓg Chairman respectively and the club would like to thank them for their massive contributions to the Juvenile club over the last few years. The Juvenile Secretary role wasn't filled on the night, so if anyone out there might be interested, please contact Johnny Carroll, he's happy to walk anyone through the role. Mike Carroll has put his hand up for the Bord na nÓg Chairman role, we'd like to thank him for doing so & we wish him well for 2023.AGM: The main Club AGM will take place on Sunday December 4th at 7pm in The Millennium Centre. The Club AGM is the most important meeting of the year, and every effort should be made to attend, all are welcome.

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 061 351141 / 085 288 5181 Email: Please send notes for the newsletter before 3.00pm on Thursday to: .



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