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Issue 51 22nd 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


Social Dancing in December at the Millennium Centre: 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.


Joker Fundraiser: Next Draw Friday 22nd  December at 10pm. No  jackpot winner. Jackpot is now €120. The cost of entry is €2.  Winner of €20  Finn Coleman.  Thank you all for your continued support.


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: Group exercise classes led by Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Anne O'Malley will resume Wednesday January 9th. Bookings welcome for standing class at 12 noon & chair-based class for those with reduced mobility at 1.10pm. Focussing on bone health, balance & muscle strengthening. Booking essential 087-9227124.


WEEKLY CLASSES in the MILLENNIUM CENTRE


Crafty Angels Sewing Group Monday 8th  January  from 10.00 am-12.00 pm


Pilates4all Monday 8th January 6-week block of classes at 7pm. Suitable for all abilities classes tailored accordingly. Booking essential. Contact Maire 087 252 0550


Jake Boot Camp: Monday 8th January, Wednesday 10th,  7-8pm, Saturday 13th  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.


CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner –Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 14 & 20. Lucky dip winners were Christyna Mulcahy (Online), Pat Bourke, Eileen O'Connell, Sarah Foley (Online) and Breda Murphy & John Walsh. Next week’s jackpot will be €15,100 and the draw will be held on Friday night next via Facebook Live. If the jackpot isn't won on Friday night, we will give away €500 in lucky dips, just make sure you have your tickets in! 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: We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support of our social night & Christmas raffle last Saturday night - huge thanks also to our sponsors, we can't run these nights without you. Big shout out to our Junior B League winners from earlier this year, who received their medals on the night...congrats to Diarmuid Murnane who won Junior B player of the year, as voted for by the players. Many thanks to Robert Mulcahy for sponsoring that trophy and indeed for hosting us on the night. HAPPY CHRISTMAS: From all at Caherline Gaa, we would like to wish everyone home & abroad a very Happy Christmas. Thank you all for your support throughout the year, have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.


RIVERSIDE FUELS: Delivering firewood in bags and trailer loads, also kindling starter sticks. Delivery is free of charge. For more info, please contact Patsy on 086 603 0881


Parish Notes


‏Wishing you all a happy and peace-filled Christmas and an abundance of blessings for 2024.   Special greetings to Caherconlish/ Caherline people all over the World.  It is wonderful that so many are able to come home for Christmas.  The heart of the Christmas story is of a God who has become one of us and wants to help us create peace on planet Earth. We thank all our parishioners for their prayers, support, generosity, and encouragement over the last year. Every blessing from the Parish Pastoral Team, Frs. Pat & Roy.


FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT 23/24th DECEMBER- the lighting of the Fourth candle in the Advent Wreath represents Mary and our preparations for 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 & Congregational singing. If you are not able to be with your family physically at this special time, why not join with them through the Live Stream -:https;//churchcamlive..ie caherconlish,  for this Mass as together we celebrate  the birth of Jesus as the Light of the world.


CHRISTMAS DAY December 25th (Monday) at 10.30am in CAHERLINE with Music & Congregational singing. ADVENT Wreath – White candle lit at Masses for the feast of Christmas – the birth of Jesus as the Light of the world.


Follow the STAR to Bethlehem! Both Churches have lovely Cribs & trees and are open daily for people to drop in and say a prayer or light a candle. You are encouraged to visit the Crib – a strong Irish tradition. Bring along your children/ grandchildren to pray and to ponder that God is with us and for us in this newborn baby.


 WEEKDAY MASS: Friday 29th10am December in Caherconlish.


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, Contribution envelopes may be placed in secure boxes on walls in our churches.


THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS continues until the Celebration of the BAPTISM of the LORD on Sunday 8th January 2024 and we thank God for the joys and blessings it brings us.


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


ONLINE PARISH CHRISTMAS LOTTO.  Congrats to the €100 Gift Voucher Winners  - Elsie Halvey, Marian Ni Mheachair &Valerie Hamilton. Jackpot increases weekly up to €5,000 now at €2250. Draw each Thursday. Lucky dip winner Mary Keogh. 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


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

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