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Issue 51 17th December 2021

Priests: Fr. Roy Donovan: 087-2225150. Fr. Patrick Currivan: 061-351248.

The Board of Caherconlish Caherline Community Council: The Millennium Centre will remain closed due to fire damage. Hopefully, the repairs will start shortly, and we will update you with a reopening date as soon as we have one. Our main phone lines are down, so please contact Declan on 085 2885181 for any inquiries or bookings. Thanks for your patience and many offers of help.

Millennium Centre playground. The playground will be open every day from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Please note the playground will be closed on the following days Thursday 23rd to Monday 28th December.

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO : No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 2, 10, 11 & 16. Lucky dip winners were Joey McCoy, Pat Buckley, Dolores O’ Regan, Caith Regan & Jake Kennedy (online). Next week's jackpot will be €4,600 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. MUNSTER GAA HURLING JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Our lads bowed out of the Munster Championship last Sunday with a loss to Ballygiblin, full time score in Kildorrery, Caherline: 0-10(10), Ballygiblin: 1-9(12). Caherline played into a strong breeze in the first half, and it was Ballygiblin who led by a single point at half time. With the breeze in the second half, we found it tough to get the ball to hand at times, the Ballygiblin backs winning an awful lot of dirty ball and clearing their lines well. They scored the only goal of the game 10 mins into the second half and kept their noses in front for the rest of the game. With a bit of luck in front of goal, who knows what might have happened, but it was not to be our day. All that being said, what an incredible season it has been for our club - County Junior A Champions, another trophy won in the Brian Butler Cup and Intermediate status for 2022 - excellent credit must go to all the players for the effort they put in this year, as well as the great work Damien, Paddy, Pa Jr & Snr and Johnny put in.

AGM 2021: Our main Club AGM will take place on Tuesday December 21st at 8pm via MS Teams. The main Club AGM is the most important meeting of the year, and every effort should be made to attend.

Caherconlish School 50/50 Draw. There is no draw until 13th January. Thanks for your support.

Local Job opportunity: Have you a Fetac Level 5 Care Skills or similar? Contact me for a local job opportunity as a care Worker. Elaine 087 1629185. Starting hourly rate: E13.28 per hr.

CAHERCONLISH PARENT & TODDLER GROUP The Caherconlish Parent & Toddler group continues at the Hospital Family Resource Centre on Thursdays from 10am to 12. Contact Phil & Michelle 061 383884 Phil 086 735 9650

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 0852885181 Email:

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ADVENT wreath – 4th Sunday of Advent. The final Purple candle represents our own preparations for God to visit us afresh. (Candle 1 represents the people of the Old Testament; Candle 2 represents John the Baptist; Candle 3 represents Mary’s preparation).

CHRISTMAS MASSES Christmas EVE Friday: 11am & 7pm in Caherconlish; 5pm in Caherline.

Christmas DAY Saturday: 10am in Caherline; 11am Caherconlish.

St. Stephen’s DAY Sunday: 10am in Caherline; 11am Caherconlish.

Weekdays: Wed 29th 7.30pm in Caherconlish; Thursday 30th 10am in Caherline; Friday 31st/ New Year’s Eve 10am in Caherconlish.

The above times are in the MONTHLY Christmas Parish Pastoral Newsletter at the back of Church.

A happy and peaceful Christmas to all in our community and to those who have come home from abroad. A special wish and prayer for Caherconlish/Caherline people all over the World. The heart of the Christmas story is that God has become human - one of us. Let us work more with this God and one another to create greater wellbeing and a better future. Every blessing from the Parish Leadership Team, Frs. Pat & Roy.

Follow the STAR to Bethlehem! Both Churches have lovely Stars, Cribs, decorations, Advent wreaths, flowers & Trees and are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle. Thanks to all who have made this possible.

Confessions - General Absolution at all Masses this weekend of 18/19th Dec.

Christmas Bouquet Mass Cards available in Church Sacristy.

The GIVING TREE for the Hospice: write your intention on a label supplied, for the living or deceased & donate to Milford Hospice. Your intentions are included in masses over the Christmas.

BROWN ENVELOPE (SP4) Christmas Collection for the Common Fund from which Priests receive their salaries. Thanks for contributing to the Church Fund through the weekly envelope system. We ask those making their contribution on a once off annual basis or otherwise to do so as soon as possible.

Link to LIVE STREAM in Caherconlish Church – or parish website.

Thanks to all who contributed to the Annual St Vincent de Paul Church collection . Thank you.

Special Christmas Parish online Lotto Draw – Thurs 16th Dec – Congrats to those who have won the hampers. Join at or through Parish Website. Parish Fundraiser Lotto: Jackpot not won. Next week €1175. Lucky Dip €25– Finbarr Laffan. The Lotto helps fund the Live Stream from Caherconlish Church & repairs to the Sacristy roof in Caherline.

The WEEKLY BASKET collection is replaced by putting offerings in the safe box and box left out during Masses at the end of the Church.

SACRISTAN needed for Caherline Church. Johnny O’Donnell is retiring at the end of December after 7 years of great service. Please encourage somebody to take up the baton.

The Millennium Centre Management & Staff would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

RIVERSIDE FUELS: Hi folks it's that time of the year again when we need to stock up on our fuel requirements. In addition to our range of firewood, turf and kindling in bags, we are now doing trailer loads of firewood. For more information, please contact me on 086 6030881

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