SUNDAY MASSES: The Winter schedule of Sundays Masses in Christ the King Church continue until the end of May 2014 and will be at 10.30am and 12noon. The Saturday evening Mass remains at 7.30pm throughout the year.
COLLECTION: St Vincent de Paul monthly collection takes place this weekend. You continued support in these tough times is very much appreciated.
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.
DEATHS: We sympathise with Maire Bresnihan, Fuchsia Avenue, on the death of her husband Michael and with the extended family and Salesian Sisters on the death of Sr Margaret Ryan.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY: Oct 5 is the First Friday. Exposition takes place from 10.30am to 11.45 am followed immediately by Benediction.
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!
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.
CARI: Caherdavin Parent and Toddler Group will host a Coffee morning for CARI from 10.30am to 12noon in the Caherdavin Community Centre. All are welcome.
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.
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 email@example.com
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings resumed earlier this month and continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.
MILFORD CARE CENTRE: The organisers of the recent Coffee morning for Milford thank everyone for their support. It raised €500.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 lplease phone Carmel at 087-6410180 or e-mail email@example.com
CHARISMATIC SERVICE: The Limerick Diocesan Service Committee invites you to ‘Ccme and See’ at the Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle from Friday 11 to Sunday October 13. The theme is ‘Let all God’s Glory Shine Through’. The main speaker will be Rev Fr Jim McManus CSsR, Clapham, London, England. The conference starts on Friday with Eucharist at 8pm. Both the Saturday and Sunday sessions start with a welcome at 10am. On Saturday there is an evening of Healing Prayer at 7.30pm. The Sunday session finishes with the Eucharist which will starts at 4.30pm. The full list is on display in the Parish Church porch.
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.
OSTEOFIT – EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES: Osteofit classes have restarted in Caherdavin. The class is aimed at healthy independent active older adults. It involves a warm-up, followed by exercises to help prevent falls and improve balance, strength, posture and bone density as well as some flexibility and relaxation. There is no commitment from you. Find out more on www.osteofit.ie You are invited to a complimentary first class and then the cost is €8 per session. Regulars and newcomers always welcome. Go along any Wednesday to Na Piarsaigh GAA hall at 12noon. Come along when you can and reap the benefits described above. Osteofit classes are in Na Piarsaigh GAA Hall every Wednesday at noon. 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.