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Issue 50 15th December 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


Tea Party in the Millennium Centre on Sunday 17th @ 6pm.  December with music & world class entertainment. Food served, great night guaranteed!


Christmas Seisiún in the Millennium Centre Wednesday 20th December.  A night of traditional song, music and  storytelling. All welcome!


Social Dancing in December at the Millennium Centre: Saturday 16th Christmas Party, music by Chris Dallat. Saturday 23rd music by Teddy and Cathal.  Tuesday 26th music by Magic Moments. Dancing from 9pm, Adm. €10     


Wednesday Club will take a break over the holidays. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas & New Year. We look forward to welcoming you all back on 17th January 2024 at 2pm. New members are always welcome.


Millennium Centre Christmas Raffle Winners: 1st prize Pa O Connell, 2nd prize Benjamin, 3rd prize Maire Merrick, 4th prize John McKenna, 5th prize Ailish Hanly. Thank you to all who supported the raffle.


Joker Fundraiser: Next Draw Friday 15st December at 10pm. Congratulations Margaret Murphy jackpot winner. Jackpot is now €100. The cost of entry is €2. Thank you all for your continued support.


Abington Church: The annual carol service takes place in Abington church on this Monday 18th Dec. at 8pm. 


All welcome.  Collection in aid of St. Vincent De Paul 


CAHERCONLISH TIDY TOWNS: We would like to thank everyone who helped to make 2023 another successful year for us. A huge thank you to anyone who gave donations financial and otherwise to help us continue the work to make us all “proud of our place”. To the Management and staff of Limerick City and County Council we say a big thank you for your continued support. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year ahead.


TOTAL BODY HEALTH EXERCISE Bookings open for January in Caherconlish Wednesday 12pm (standing) & 1.10pm (chair-based). 4-week block. Run by Dr Anne O'Malley, Chartered Physiotherapist, Munster Physiotherapy Clinic. Focussing on bone health, balance & muscle strengthening. Booking essential 087-9227124


WEEKLY CLASSES in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE


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


Pilates4all every Monday 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 Thursday  11th January at 10am -12pm Contact Michelle/Phil 086 888 8105


Hynan Irish Dancing Classes: Thursday 11th January  6-7pm Contact Jason Hynan by email: Hynanirishdance@gmail.com


Gemstars School of Performing Arts: Contact by Email gemstarslimerick@gmail.com or 087 440 5177.


Aislinn Crofton and Family would like to send a massive thanks and appreciation to all who supported the memorial tree this year, raising €1028.70. All funds raised have been donated to the Senior Citizens Committee at their annual Christmas Dinner.


CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 24, 26, 29 & 30. Lucky dip winners were Paddy McCarthy, Paraic Wixted (Online), Kitty Lennon (Online), Michelle Power (Online) and Nora O'Loughlin. Next week’s jackpot will be €15,000 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 www.lottoraiser.ie/Caherline or you can buy through the usual outlets in the village. CAHERLINE GAA SOCIAL NIGHT: Only a few days to go to our social night & Christmas Raffle in Mulcahy's on December 16th - we will have the medal presentations to our City Junior B League winners & an award for Junior B player of the year. Raffle tickets are on sale through our committee members & will be on sale on the night too, €5 each or 3 for €10, with over 20 prizes on offer. We'd like to thank each one of our prize sponsors - without them, nights like this couldn't get off the ground. So on behalf of all at the club, thank you all for your support!


                                                                           Parish Notes


THIS WEEK MASSES; Tuesday & Thursday 10am in Caherline Church. Wednesday and Friday 10am in Caherconlish Church.


THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT 16TH/17TH DECEMBER- the lighting of the third pink candle in the Advent Wreath represents Mary and the joy of the nearness of the birth of Christ.


WEEKEND MASS FOR 23/24TH DECEMBER: Saturday at 6.30pm in Caherconlish. Sunday at 10.30am in Caherline.


CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES: Christmas Eve Mass December 24th (Sunday) at 6.30pm in Caherconlish with Music, Choir and Congregational singing. Christmas Day December 25th (Monday) at 10.30am in Caherline with Music and Congregational singing. All are welcome. 


THE STAR ALIGHT in both Churches, pointing the way to Christ the Saviour, born at Bethlehem.  Beautiful CHRISTMAS TREES & CRIBS in both Churches.  Thank you to our sponsors and all who put them up.


Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards available in our Churches.


 A HEART FOR CHRISTMAS – Penitential Service & Confession in Emly Church, this Mon 18th Dec. 7.30pm conducted by Fr. L Gallagher (CSsR).  A time to set the Heart & Soul right for Christmas.


CHRISTMAS BROWN SPECIAL 4 ENVELOPE (SP4) is for the Diocesan Common Fund from which the Priests receive their salaries. Thank you for contributing to the Church Fund through the weekly envelope system.  We ask those making their contributions on a once off annual basis to do so as soon as possible.  


The 2024 BOXES of Envelopes are being distributed to households.  There may be a change to the number on the envelopes from previous years.  If you want a box and didn’t get one contact the Sacristy or fr. Roy.   Thanks to everyone who contribute so generously for the upkeep of the parish.


ST VINCENT de PAUL COLLECTION – envelopes available at the back of the Churches.  Proceeds of the Annual collection are used to help our neighbours in need over the Christmas period and throughout the year.


 ADORATION HOUR: 10.30am Tuesdays in Caherline Church, and 10.30am Fridays in Caherconlish Church.


 THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS continues to the Celebration of the BAPTISM of the LORD on Sunday 8th January 2023 and we thank God for the joys and blessings it brings us.


THE WAY OF GENTLENESS: A personal ‘soul journey’ for Advent this Monday 18th Dec. 8-9pm on line at https://www.churchservices.tv/strandhill - with fr. Niall Ahern. Free view


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-https://churchcamlive.ie/caherconlish or from our parish website. Live web streaming from this Church is available only during Mass and selected Services.  The Webcam is not accessible at other times.


 Keep in Touch- PARISH WEBSITE -Caherconlish-Caherline Parish pastoral website: http://www,ccpp.ie


 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK-Caherconlish Caherline Parish @ccparishpastoral


FANTASTIC NEWS 14th December!! Congrats to the Winners.  Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000 now at €2175. Draw each Thursday. Lucky dip winner Geraldine Riordan. Thank you for your support. 


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

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