ST V DE PAUL: Bag packers are urgently wanted for Friday and Saturday Oct 18/19 in Dunnes Stores between the times of 2.30pm and 7pm. This fundraiser is for the local conference of St V de Paul. Please give you’re your name to Anne Marie in the Sacristy.
EXPOSITION: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday from 10.30am to 8pm. If you wish to be on the rota, please contact Sheila Treacy at 061-451719.
BAPTISMS: 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.
YOUTH GATHERING: There will be a huge gathering for all young people aged 16-20 years in the Greenhills Hotel on Saturday October 12 from 1.30pm to 5pm. This is organised by the Thomond Cluster which comprises the following parishes: Christ the King, Our Lady of the Rosary, St Munchin’s, Corpus Christi, St Mary’s, Cratloe Parteen/Meelick and St Nicholas Westbury. A huge turnout is expected for this get together in Faith and Friendship.
It will be led by Elation Ministries – a group of young people who travel the country spreading the Good news of the Gospel through sharing their stories, lots of music and fun. Refreshments will be provided. As the organisers need to know the numbers it is important that those attending give their name to out local representatives, Fr Ryan at 085-1387001 or Joan Galligan. Young people – look forward to a great event just for you!
SOCIAL EVENING: It is hoped to have a social evening in the Parish to acknowledge the work done by Fr Richie over the period of his fourteen years ministry here. The plan is to have a get-together in the parish, possibly in late November, to coincide with the Feast of Christ the King, to formally thank him for all his time and effort in helping the people of the parish in their faith, hope and charity. The final details will be announced later.
ICA NOTES: At the September meeting members enjoyed a demonstration of Tai Chai movements and a talk about the benefits of this gentle and ancient form of exercise. This month’s meeting is on Thursday October 10 in the Scout Hall, where Rose Hanley, Craft Artist will give a forty minute talk and demonstration of willow weaving, felt making and textile art. If enough members are interested, they may invite Rose to give a workshop on some of these crafts at a later date. It promises to be a great night with the usual excellent supper at the close. Entrance is €5, which includes a chance to win a door prize.
USED CLOTHES: The Parents Association has organised a collection of old clothes in Mary Queen of Ireland school. Parishioners are asked to donate old clothes in bags consisting of blankets, sheets, pillow cases etc. Bags can be dropped off at the school from 9am -3pm on both Monday and Tuesday October 14/15. For every bag collected the school will receive €4. The money will help the school earn much needed funds for their ‘Green Schools Project’. The organisers would really appreciate your help in this fund raiser.
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.
CAHERDAVIN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: A knitting club started in the Community Centre on Tuesday Oct 1 at 2pm. All are welcome each week. The association has recently set up a Facebook page. Please feel free to go on and have a browse. They would be delighted to see any old or new pictures that you may have or news of any kind. Do have a look and leave a comment! It will be welcome.
The Going for Gold/Tidy Towns are having a Social Night on Saturday Oct 12 for all those who helped. There will be a raffle on the night for children. All who were involved are welcome.
VIDES Ireland: VIDES Ireland is part of an international Voluntary Organisation and promotes voluntary service which has as its focus the protection of human rights, especially those of women, children and young people all over the world. It is an integral part of the work carried on by the Salesian Sisters. Through VIDES they offer young people 20 years and upwards the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where their Sisters and communities are engaged in meaningful work in Africa and India. Should you be considering giving a short term or long term commitment to working in the developing world next summer in a Salesian environment, you are welcome to contact Sr. Dympna ( 086 3708652.
PARISH BAPTISM TEAMS: An evening of reflection and resources for existing Parish Baptism teams ‘Sharing Faith: Sharing a Future’ will take place on Monday October 14 in the Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street from 7.30-9pm. Many parish baptism teams struggle with sharing faith stories or with the conversation ‘How do I bring up my children in faith’. On the evening they will look at practical and positive faith-based conversations with new parents. There will also be tips on introducing prayer resources and ideas, including how to use Scripture in the Baptism meeting. All are welcome but please pre-book by calling 061-400133.
ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group has resumed on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
CAHERDAVIN ENTERPRISE GROUP: The group has changed its name to Caherdavin Community Office. They would like to see you all in the Centre, to make use of their office facilities. They offer services in typing, photocopying, laminating, faxing, email, file-binding, telephone answering service and much more. They are a Community Office and their rates reflect this fact. There is plenty of car parking available. Their number is 061-325496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.
NAÍONRA NA NÓG: The group are pleased to announce that Naíonra na nÓg pre-school has re-located to Scoil Chríost Rí NS (Caherdavin Boys School). You may contact Yvonne for further details at 086-8427336. Foghlaim, Forbairt agus Spraoi!
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.
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.
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
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.
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.
LIMERICK VOLUNTEER FAIR: This will take place in Limerick City Hall on Saturday October 12 from 1pm-5pm. The theme of this year’s Fair is ‘Better in Limerick’ and continues to promote and celebrate Volunteerism and Active Citizenship across Limerick.
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.
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.
ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 are continuing. It appears that the courses for the next few months are fully booked. Courses runs from 7-10pm on Friday night and from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday. These courses will continue each month. Further details can be had from Accord at 061-343000 or contact email@example.com
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.