FIRST COMMUNION: Well done to the sixty five boys and girls from the Primary Schools who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 11.
They were a credit to their parents, teachers and themselves.
COLLECTION: The monthly collection for the Diocesan Needs takes place at the weekend May 18/19.
EXPOSITION: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday from 10.30am to 4pm.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community Elizabeth Rose Connors, daughter of Edward Connors and Mary Harty, Clondrinagh Park. Baptism families attend 12noon Mass (during Sept-May), 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.
CONFIRMATION: The Confirmation children will attend the 12noon Mass this weekend.
DEATHS: The Quigley family and the Salesian Sisters on the death of Sr Philomena Quigley, Thomondgate; Rita Burke, Meelick Road, on the death of her sister, Catherine Shannon, in England.
GIRLS’ SCHOOL: The staff and pupils of Mary Queen of Ireland School are delighted to announce that they have achieved an Award of Excellence for Maths and Science for the 2012-2013 school year. This is their ninth time in succession receiving this accolade which is a huge achievement. The project was submitted and co-ordinated by Ms O’Connor and her fifth class girls. It was a very challenging feat but all enjoyed the experience. Well done to all their scientists and mathematicians!
Well done to the girls from second class who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday. The ceremony was lovely and the girls were a credit to their twacher Mrs O’Connor.
The girls and the entire school community put in a lot of hard work and effort into receiving their third Green Flag for conserving water. Ms McGrath, Mrs Killeen and two of the girls from the Green Team will travel to Cork this month to collect the Flag at the Green School’s Award Ceremony. They are looking forward to their Flag Raising Ceremony in June.
Mercy Oyewo from fourth class, participated in the 1km Kids Run for Fun on Saturday May 4. Mercy practised very hard each evening in preparation for this 1km Wheelchair Track. All the funds she raised went to St Gabriel’s Centre, Dooradoyle. Well done Mercy! You were an inspiration to them all!
Fifth and sixth class recently sang in their Cor Na nOg concerts in the Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College. They sang beautifully and everybody really enjoyed the show. Well done girls!
The school is still accepting enrolments for September 2013. If you wish to enrol your child please contact the school at 061-454149.
TROCAIRE: The Trocaire boxes can be handed in at the weekend Masses or into the Sacristy. Please do not include foreign coins or old Irish coins.
CAHERDAVIN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Classes will be held in Sept next in Basic DIY, Basic Computer and Book Club. Please indicate, when booking classes, whether morning, afternoon or evening classes would be preferable. Booking is essential as places are limited. We will have further information on upcoming activities in the Caherdavin Community Centre, tel. 061-325496.
John O’Callaghan was elected Chairperson of the Association at their last meeting.
CAHERDAVIN YOUTH CLUB: The club finished up early this year due to their Youth having sports and exam commitments and the Leaders would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a good and safe summer. They wish them the beat in their exams and hope to see them back again in September. They wish the best of luck to a former Youth Leader – April O’Brien, who was a finalist in ‘Takeaway My Way’, a Schools cooking competition. Parents of first year students in the Caherdavin area are asked to note that the Club will be holding an information night for Parents on Friday June 7 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm to enable you to register your son or daughter for next season. The Leaders – Michael McInerney, Ann Hogan, Tracy McElligott, Mike Bourke and John Leahy send their best regards to all.
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 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.
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: The group are looking forward to some fun filled activities over the next few weeks. They meet in the Scout Hall every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. All are welcome.
DEFIBRILLATOR (A.E.D.): The Defibrillator in Caherdavin Community Centre has been moved from the office upstairs to the inside entrance hall.
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP: This group are back on Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12noon in Caherdavin Community Centre.
CAHERDAVIN ENTERPRISE GROUP: This group are based in the Community Centre. They provide office services to the residents of Caherdavin and the surrounding area. Some of the things they do include Word Processing, e-mail, Binding and Laminating, Telephone Answering Service and much more. The building is shared with the AA group, Local ICA, Youth Clubs, Naoinra na nOg, Parents and Toddlers group, Library and various community groups and organisations On ant given day or night, you could expect to find Irish Dancing, Keep Fit kids, HipHop Dancing, Keep Fit Adults, Weight Watchers, Guitar Lessons using the facilities. There is plenty of parking available. Please feel free to contact them at any time on Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL ENROLMENTS: Mary Queen of Ireland, Girls School Tel 454149 and Christ the King Boys National School Tel 453484 are now accepting enrolments for September 2013. Parents are advised to apply as soon as possible to avoid forgetting it later in the year.
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP: This group are back on Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12noon in Caherdavin Community Centre.
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.
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.
CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY GAMES: The Annual Sports evening will be held on Thursday May 16 in the Parish Field at 6pm.
There will be events for children between the ages six to sixteen from the Caherdavin, Woodview, Brookville and Ardhu/Northside areas. Qualifiers will go on to represent this area in the Limerick County Finals in June. All athletes are encouraged to attend.
RETREAT: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for the Healing Retreat through the ministry of Rev Fr Liam Kelly OFM Ennis and Aidan Gallagher, EWTN, Ireland, enriched with the Rosary, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession and Spirit filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir on Pentecost Sunday May 19 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea, sandwiches and buns will be served in the hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome.
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.
ST MUNCHIN’S RESOURCE CENTRE: The centre provides a transport service for older people in the North-side of the city such as Ballynanty, Clareview, Caherdavin, Ennis Road etc. They provide transport to/from medical and healthcare appointments, collecting pensions, attending Mass/library/shopping etc. They also provide a Friendly Call Service which is a weekly friendly phone from their trained staff/volunteers, where you can have a friendly chat, or discuss your concerns in confidence. They also provide a ‘Meals on Wheels’ service for older people, where you can receive a hot meal delivered to your home each day between 1pm and 2pm. This is available Monday – Friday at a cost of €3 per meal per day. For further information you may contact Tracey or Jean at 061-326623.
ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 have started. The date of the next course is May 24/25. 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
SENIOR HELP LINE: Third age is a National Confidential Listening Service for older people by older volunteers. It is a local call throughout Ireland and is open every day of the year. The times are Mon-Thurs: 10am – 10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-4pm/7-10pm.
The number is 1850 440 444. Do you need someone to listen? Would you like to talk to someone? Would it help to share a worry? Do you feel unsafe at home? Are there days when you don’t have callers? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes’, then ring the number above.
ATHLETICS: If any children from the area are interested in participating in the forthcoming Limerick Community Games Athletics, or other Community Games competitions, they can contact Con Daly at 086-8115677.
CUPPA AND CHAT: All are welcome on Thursday mornings in the Scout Hall, after the 10am Mass.
JOB SEEKERS: Do you have a disability or health issue? Do you find it hard to get a job? Do you need some help to get started? Please contact Work Access Ltd. At 061-493095. They provide a supported employment service in Limerick City and also outreach offices in Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. For further information you may contact Michelle Barrett, Work Access Ltd, First Floor, Pillar House, Little Ellen Street, Limerick orwww.workaccess.org
OSTEOFIT – EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES: Osteofit classes are ongoing in Caherdavin These classes are designed for active older adults interested in maintaining and improving bone density, good balance, flexibility and strength. Go along any Wednesday to Na Piarsaigh GAA hall at 12noon. The first class is free and if you decide to come back you pay as you go, €8 per class. There is no advance payment and no commitment. Come along when you can and reap the benefits described above. Osteofit classes are in Na Piarsaigh GAA Hall every Wednesday at noon. NEWCOMERS always welcome. For further information please contact Brenda on 087-2255676.
FREE PRESCHOOL/MONTESSORI: Free ECCE Preschool/Montessori morning and afternoon sessions will take place at St Munchin’s Family Resource Centre Clonconnane Road, Ballynanty. To avail of this service please call the Centre at 061-326623 or call in to chat to Laura or Alison.
ADAPT HOUSE SERVICES: If you ever feel afraid of someone in your own home or someone you are dating, if you ever feel humiliated or put down, unable to ‘be yourself’ in your relationship you may be experiencing domestic abuse. Talking to someone can help you to decide what to do and to keep yourself and your children safe.
A Support Worker from ADAPT Services will meet a woman on a one- to- one basis by appointment, in her own area. All you need to do is ‘phone 061-412354 or the 24Hour Freephone Helpline 1800 200 504. The location is private and the service is confidential. Supports offered are: Emotional Support; safety Planning; advocacy in accessing services; court accompaniment; accommodation. There is no charge for this service.