SUNDAY MASSES: The Masses on Sundays in Christ the King Church from now until the end of May 2014 will be at 10.30am and 12noon
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 offer our sympathy to those who were bereaved over the summer months.
Michael Byrne, Whitethorn Drive, on the death of his brother Matt, Dingle, Co Kerry;
The family of Brigid Ann Mullane, formerly of Lower Coonagh, who died in London;
Susan O’Shaughnessy, on the death of her sister Therese O’Shaughnessy, Sheelin Rd;
Teresa Leonard, Larchwood Ave, on the death of her brother Tony O’Keefe, London;
Ann Coleman, on the death of her husband Paddy, New Link Road
Joan Looby (wife) and family, Blackthorn Drive and Noreen O’Toole (sister), Inagh Drive on the sad death of John in Kilkee;
Con Clery, Caragh Avenue, on the death of his brother Denis;
Tom Bourke, Laurel Court, on the death of his mother Bridget Bourke, Knocklong;
Noreen Naughton (sister), Ferndale and Phyllis Wood (sister-in-law), Walnut Drive, on the death of Betty Neville, Glasgow Park;
Michael McInerney, Cherry Ave, on the death in Florida, USA, of his sister Josie Kane;
Rose Mernier, on the death of her sister Eileen Mernier, late of Sheelin Road;
Dan Galligan, Rosroe Avenue, on the death of his sister Kathleen Swarbrick, UK;
Mary Gilbert, Blackthorn Drive, on the death of her brother Eddie Baggott, Roscrea;
The sons Declan, Adrian, Seamus, daughter Anita and sister, Sr Mercedes, Ursuline Convent, Thurles, on the death of Margaret Breen, Clonmacken Court and Newcastlewest;
Liam O’Brien, Fuchsia Avenue, on the death of his father, James of Cappamore;
Padraig Kavanagh, Whitethorn Drive, on the death in Wexford of his mother Lily Kavanagh.
FIRST FRIDAY: Friday Sep 6 is the First Friday – Exposition from 10.30am to 11.45am followed immediately by Benediction.
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.
SCHOOLS: The Primary schools have now re-opened after the summer. We wish all the children well, including those starting in new schools. We remind all road users of the extra traffic on the roads during school periods and to allow for the possible occasional lapses in concentration of some children. The coming months will see the mornings being darker and possibly wetter, so ask everyone to be careful.
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.
PILGRIMAGE: There will be a Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday Sept 8. Please contact either Fr Richie or Fr Ryan. There is the possibility of combining a group with a group from Holy |Rosary Parish, organised by Sr Susan. Coaches will depart outside the Salesian Primary School Fernbank at 8.30am. Guest speaker will be Sr Briege McKenna O.S.C. Sr Susan can be contacted at 085-7491270.
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: Classes will be held this month 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.
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.
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: email@example.com
DEFIBRILLATOR (A.E.D.): The Defibrillator in Caherdavin Community Centre has been moved from the office upstairs to the inside entrance hall.
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.
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 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
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.
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, or www.workaccess.org
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, strenfth, 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.