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Issue 52 23rd 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.

The Board of Caherconlish Caherline Community Council would like to thank all the people that attended the EGM and AGM on December 14th. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Millennium Centre playground. The playground will be open every day from 9 am to 4 pm.

Please note the playground will be closed on the following days Thursday 23rd to Monday 28th December and from Thursday 30th December to Monday 3rd January.

MILLENNIUM Name Plaque now includes a lifetime membership to our Sports & Social Club: We are inviting you, your family, your friends, and the wider community to help with our future planning by purchasing; a Name Plaque 6” x 4” (150 x 100 mm) for the sum of €100. You will be registered as a lifetime member of the Millennium Sports and Social Club in return for your support. Your Plaque with your inscription will be displayed prominently in the Millennium Centre and highlighted appropriately. Contact the Millennium Centre for more information.

CAHERLINE GAA CLUB LOTTO : No jackpot winner - numbers drawn were 1, 3, 9 & 30. Lucky dip winners were Michael Byrnes (Online), Mathew & Jennifer O Connor, Jackie Gaffrey (Online), Johnny Carroll (Online) and Lee Bresnan (Online). Next week’s jackpot will be €4,700 and the draw will be held on Friday night via Facebook Live at the earlier time of 5pm. 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. AGM 2021: Unfortunately, our AGM due to take place on Tuesday evening had to be postponed. A new date will be circulated to members in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

JOHN THE BAPTIST HURLING: Many congratulations to John the Baptist Community School on their TUS Sports 1st Year A hurling final, defeating Doon 6-11 to 1-04. CaherLine Gaa were well represented with ten of our players on the panel. SCHOOL VISITS: Following on from our never to be forgotten County Final win on November 13th, it was always a wish of ours to visit the schools in the parish to thank them for their incredible support this year – on Tuesday, we got to do it! The reception at both schools was fantastic, massive enthusiasm from the pupils of both schools - we had songs, some Caherline Gaa themed Limerick's, Q&A sessions, and plenty of hurley signing - overall, a great morning! All involved with the club would like to thank both Caherline & Caherconlish National schools for their support, not just today, but all year. The link between club & the schools is critical for our success. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS: From all at Caherline Gaa, we would like to wish everyone home & abroad a happy Christmas. Thank you all for your incredible support throughout the year, it has been a year to remember for our club. Have a safe, peaceful, and enjoyable Christmas.

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.

Bookings/Enquiries: Contact Millennium Centre on 0852885181 Email:

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ADVENT wreath – White candle lit at all Masses for the feast of Christmas – the birth of Jesus as the Light of the world.

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 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.

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.

Special Christmas Parish online Lotto Draw – Congrats to the winners of the €100 Christmas Hampers – Ger Coffey, Aislinn Crofton , Helen Kloos (plus the Weekly Winner €25 prize). Join at or through Parish Website. Parish Fundraiser Lotto: Jackpot not won. Next week €1250. The Lotto helps fund the Live Stream from Caherconlish Church & repairs to the Sacristy roof in Caherline.

The 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.

CAHERCONLISH PARENT & TODDLER GROUP The Caherconlish Parent & Toddler group is on a break until new year. Contact Phil & Michelle 061 383884 Phil 086 735 9650

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

RIVERSIDE FUELS: Hi folks it 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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