Christ the King Feb 1

MASS TIMES IN CHRIST THE KING: Mon – Sat. 10am; Sat Evening -7.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am and 12noon; Church Holidays – 10am.

MASS TIMES IN CHRIST THE KING: Mon – Sat. 10am; Sat Evening -7.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am and 12noon; Church Holidays – 10am.

DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to Alice O’Riordan, Woodview, on the death of her sister Eileen Brouder, Offaly.

COLLECTION: The monthly St V de Paul collection takes place this weekend Feb 1/2 . Your continued generosity is very much appreciated.

EXPOSITION: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday from 10.30am to 3pm. If you wish to be on the rota, please contact Sheila Treacy at 061-451719.

BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community recently baptised Cian Ahern, Glenanaar, son of Martin and Geraldine. Baptism families attend 12noon Mass, on the second Sunday where the babies are welcomed to the Christian community. Baptism preparation meetings take place on the Wednesday evening before the second Sunday at 8.30pm in the sacristy. The telephone number is 455514.

FOLK GROUP: Our Folk Group who sing at the 12noon Mass each Sunday are looking for musicians and singers over 18 years to join. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the Sacristy.

AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm

DIOCESE OF LIMERICK: A book titled ‘Illustrated History of the Diocese of Limerick’ is available in the Sacristy in Christ the King Church. The cost is €20. It is well worth the price.

PILGRIMAGE: The Youth Ministry team of the Limerick Diocese hope to lead a pilgrimage of Young people on the Camino from Jul 8-15 next summer (2014). Young people interested must be over the age of twenty-one at the time of travel. The cost of

the pilgrimage has not been finalised but it is hoped that it will not exceed €600.Those who are interested can find out more by phoning the Pastoral Centre on 061-400133.

CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.

OPEN MORNING: The Board of Management of Mary Queen of Ireland School invites you to join them on Friday January 31 for their Annual School Open Morning.

It will take place from 11am to 12.30pm. At 11am to 11.30am, tea and coffee will be served in the school hall and from 11.30am to 12.30pm you are invited to browse at your leisure around the school and see what the different classes are getting up to. If you wish, feel free to join them on the day of their Annual School Mass in honour of St John Bosco, which will take place in Christ the King Church at 10am on the same day.

DON BOSCO: He was born in Northern Italy in 1815, the year that Napoleon’s armies were driven out of Italy. Brought up by his widowed mother in a poor family, John had to work hard from the start. He was full of initiative and creativity at a very early age – learning magic tricks and acrobatics in an attempt to gather an audience so that he couls speak of Jesus with the children and adults of his town. After his ordination, he was sent to the industrial town of Turin which was full of people seeking work. ‘Don’ Bosco focussed his efforts on ministry to the orphans and working children of the city and established homes called oratories where they could live, learn productive trades, and be educated in the faith. Despite resistance, his oratories grew so quickly that by 1868 over 800 boys were under his care. As if this work were not enough, he wrote and printed countless pamphlets that popularised Catholic teaching and answered the objections of anti-Catholics and secularists and as a result, several attempts were made on his life.

St John Bosco founded a religious congregation named in honour of one of his favourite saints, St Francis de Sales. The Salesians continue his work –here in Limerick there are several Salesian primary and secondary schools, as well as the Salesian priests serving in the Parish of Milford. We are very proud and happy to have the Salesian Sisters here in Caherdavin – they have educated our girls since the early seventies and have helped out tremendously in the parish during that time – long may they continue. We wish them well on their feast-day.

ENROLMENT NOTICE: Scoil Chríost Rí (Tel 061-453484) and Mary Queen of Ireland, Caherdavin (Tel 061-454149 are currently taking enrolments for September 2014 (all classes). Enrolments forms are available on request from both schools and early registration is advisable to secure a place.

BREAST CHECK: For women between the ages of fifty and sixty four there is a free Breast Check available. To get a registration form to enable you to get your free mammogram please go online to www.breastcheck.ie or Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY CENTRE: There is an Employment Vacancy for an Office Worker in the Caherdavin Community Centre. The duties will include- General Office Work, making and taking phone calls, faxing, photocopying and typing, including the Parish Newsletter. This is a development opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare Payment for one year or more.

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office in Pery Court for further details. For more information contact Rose at christkingce@eircom.net or 061-325496.

ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Console invites family, friends, work colleagues and community members bereaved by Suicide to Console House, 114 The Grange, Raheen, on the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm – 9pm. This group will be facilitated by two of Console’s staff. There is no appointment necessary – you can arrive on the night. More information is available on 061-306792.

BREAST CHECK: For women between the ages of fifty and sixty four there is a free Breast Check available. To get a registration form to enable you to get your free mammogram please go online to www.breastcheck.ie or Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY: The Caherdavin Branch of the City Library opens at the following times at the Community Centre: Monday 3pm to 7.30pm; Wednesday 5pm to 8pm; Friday 10am to 12noon. Membership is free to adults and children.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland hold a Social Club for people with dementia and their carer, in a supported environment, and this takes place each Tuesday morning in the Woodfield House Hotel, between 11am and 1pm. There is no charge to attend and teas and coffee is provided. Please phone Mary at 313456 if you would like to attend, or just call to the Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am. The Society is very appreciative of the ongoing support it receives from the public.

CIVIL REGISTRATION SERVICE: ¨The Civil Registration Act 2004 requires all couples planning a marriage ceremony in Ireland to register their intent of marriage with the State at least three calendar months prior to their wedding date. To notify the Registrar of your intention to marry you may book a Marriage Notification appointment at www.crsappointments.ie

For couples where one or both parties are resident abroad, they should contact the office by telephone to book their appointment.

CURA SERVICES: The work of Cura consists of a variety of excellent services to those in crises. These include Crisis or Unplanned Pregnancy Support and Counselling (this includes Free Pregnancy test as required), Counselling and Support after an abortion, Support for mothers and/or fathers of a new baby and Schools Awareness Programme. All services are provided by trained crisis pregnancy and post abortion counsellors and are free, confidential and non-judgemental. Clients can avail of Cura services by dropping in to their local centre during opening hours (an appointment is not necessary) or they can arrange an appointment outside of office opening hours if required. The local office is at the Social Services Centre, Henry Street, 061-318207.

ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 are continuing. Courses run from 7-10pm on Friday night and from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday in St Munchin’s College, Corbally. The cost includes course material, tea/coffee breaks and lunch in the College on Saturday. Further details can be had from Accord at 061-343000 or contact accordlimerickcity@gmail.com. The next available course will be on March 21/22 in 2014.

CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY GAMES: Caherdavin Community Games urgently needs a volunteer to assist with Secretarial duties during the forthcoming year. Community Games plays a central part in encouraging our children to get involved in the many sporting and recreational activities held in the parish – but they cannot continue without your help. If you feel you can assist them, please contact Con Daly at 086-8115677.

VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT: The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in University Hospital, Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient. A volunteer will pick you up at your door and bring you to the hospital and then after treatment bring you home. If you have trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment, then please talk to the Oncology/Haematology team or call Gail in the Irish Cancer Society on 01-2310566. Care to drive has been running since 2008 and is growing at a phenomenal rate. Again, remember the service is entirely free to patients.

KNITTING WOOL WANTED: Two of the Team Hope volunteers are looking for leftover knitting wool to make up scarves, hats etc for next year’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. If you have any colour or type of wool to spare, pleas drop it to the Caherdavin Community Centre (upstairs). There is no time limit or amounts on this collection. More information is available from Deirdre at 087-4176136.

GROW: Grow is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. Grow came to Ireland in 1969 and has a national network of 130 groups. Its principal strength is the support members give to each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health. Grow is grant aided by the HSE and by the Department of Health and Children. Grow’s unique Group Method, twelve-step Program, and its caring and sharing community, benefit its members in many ways. If you are in need of support or require information, please contact Grow Infoline at 1890 474 474 or www.grow.ie or locally at 061- 318813.

LIMERICK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB: Old time dancing, Cabaret and Exercise to Music is available at Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street on Tuesday nights. Music is provided by the resident band and the music suits all age groups. Teas are also served by the committee. Everybody is welcome together with their friends.

SMOKE ALARMS: Limerick City Council has a number of smoke alarms available for installation free of charge in the houses of older adults and vulnerable people. The conditions of the scheme require that the alarms in houses which are privately owned. The Council will give priority to those living on their own or with a disability. The fire alarms will be fitted by personnel trained in the installation of the alarms by the Fire Service. If you know of anyone in your area who might wish to avail of this offer, please contact the Council as the numbers are limited.

ADAPT SERVICES: Adapt, based in Limerick offers a wide range of services to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Adapt offers a one-to-one service for women experiencing domestic abuse in the community. They offer a safe refuge with fourteen self contained family apartments, open 24 hours, 365 days a year and 24 hour Freephone Helpline 1 800 200 504. See www.adaptservices.ie for information on Domestic Abuse and the services at Adapt.

IRISH DANCING CLASSES: Classes for boys and girls are run at Caherdavin Irish Dance Studio on Tuesdays at 6pm. These are for all ages and level, with small classes and individual attention and they are also for fun, fitness or ‘feiseanna’ (no jigs). Classes are also held in Meelick and Cratloe. For more information please phone Carmel at 087-6410180 or e-mail mckennadance@gmail.com