MASS TIMES IN CHRIST THE KING: Mon – Sat. 10am; Sat Evening -7.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am and 12noon; Church Holidays – 10am.
There will be an evening Mass at 6.15pm from Mon-Fri during November.
DEATH: We sympathise with those who were recently bereaved: The McDonnell family and the parishioners of Parteen/Meelick, on the death of Fr Fred McDonnell CC; Rachel O’Grady and family, Mayorstone, on the death of her husband Maurice (Mossy) Mossy was a founder member and President of Na Piarsaigh GAA club; Eamonn and Dorothy Murtagh, Merval Park, on the death of their daughter, Shellie.
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.
DIOCESAN NEEDS: The Diocesan Needs collection takes place on this weekend Sat/Sun November 16/17.
SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR SYRIA: A collection to support the people of Syria will be taken up at all Masses this weekend Nov 16/17. Your support will help to get food, water, clothing, shelter, medical and psycho-social supports to those most in need.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community Martina Philomena McCarthy, daughter of Jonathan and Tina O’Halloran, Thomondgate. 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.
SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVES: The Parish of Christ the King is committed to ensuring that best practice safeguarding standards are being implemented so that we can ensure the safety of our children, young people and the adults that work with them. Over the next few weeks our local safeguarding representatives will be contacting those groups in the parish who work with children to offer support and help. If you are involved in a parish group working with children and need advice about membership forms/Garda vetting or other policy issues, please feel free to contact our local safeguarding representative – Mary O’Donovan (contact number available from Sacristy).
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.
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 at the beginning of this month. 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.
PARTY NIGHT: Tickets for the Social Night on November 23 to bid farewell to Fr Richie will be on sale at the main door of the Church at the weekend and also from Ann Marie in the Sacristy during the week and at the coffee morning on Thursday. There will be music for dancing, finger food and of course a celebratory cake with tea and coffee for all. Joe and Nuala Mulcahy will provide the music. The tickets cost €20. It is hoped to make a presentation to Fr Richie to thank him for his time in the Parish. Bring your friends and enjoy a good night from 8.30pm until late.
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm
ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group meets on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
BOOK LAUNCH: You are invited to the launch By Bishop Brendan Leahy of ‘Come and See the Story of Lourdes’ at Mary Immaculate College in the Forum on Monday November 25. Entrance is by Courtbrack Gate, Ashbourne Avenue, opposite Scott’s Bar. Canon Michael Liston, the author will sign copies from 6.15pm and the launch will take place at7.15pm. There will be light refreshments at 7.45pm. All proceeds will go to the Limerick Lourdes Invalid Fund.
CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY OFFICE: You are welcome to the office in the Community the Centre, to make use of their 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 They now have a facility available for everyone in the Community, to send and receive emails, using an open email address.
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall. The meeting on Wednesday November 13 is cancelled. Instead, they are going to the Greenhills Hotel foe Afternoon Tea from 3-6pm. The cost is €10 and all are welcome to join them.
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!
ICA NOTES: Members meet on Thursday November 14 at 8pm in the Scout Hall.There will be a craft display table to which you are invited to bring any work in progress as well as finished projects. Along with enjoying the usual excellent supper there will be a guest speaker and information about coming events.
SCIENCE WEEK: The girls in Mary Queen of Ireland Girls’ School are really enjoying their ‘Science Week’ which runs from November 10-17. The time is from 7.30-8.30pm. You are all welcome to attend. The girls look forward to seeing you there and they cannot wait to show you all of their interesting experiments
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 would like to find out more are welcome to attend an information evening in the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Friday November 29 at 7.30pm. Those who are interested but cannot attend can find out more by phoning the Pastoral Centre on 061-400133.
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.
BENEFIT NIGHT: St Gabriel’s School and Centre (for children with multiple disabilities) will hold their Greyhound Benefit Night on Friday November 15 at 7.30pm in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Proceeds from the event will go towards the annual running costs of St Gabriel’s hydrotherapy pool which relies on support from the public and fundraising activities throughout the year. Hydrotherapy is the use of water at an increased temperature for the maintenance of health, relief of pain and early rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy also benefits a broad range of conditions including – Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and tissue injuries. Admission tickets are €10 each, free entry to u/16’s. Tickets may be purchased from St Gabriel’s reception or by contacting Kate Sheahan on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 016-302733. The night will be filled with lots of excitement, children’s corner with face painting and colouring competition, greyhound races and music provided by the band ‘Guy Smiley’ Your support will be much appreciated. St Gabriel’s School & Centre – Developing Ability, Enhancing Ability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
NA PIARSAIGH: Well done to the club Senior Hurlers who beat the Waterford champions, Passage, in the semi-final at the Gaelic grounds on Sunday Nov 10. They won on a score of 0-20 to 3-9. They are now in the final and will meet the winners of the semi-final clash between Sixmilebridge(Clare champions) and Midleton (Cork champions).
CAHERDAVIN COMMUNITY GAMES: The Annual General Meeting of Caherdavin Community Games will take place on Thursday November 21 at 8.30pm in Na Piarsaigh Clubhouse. The Community Games Organisation plays a central part in encouraging our children to get involved in sporting activities in our area, and also helps keeps the parish community spirit alive. They need your support - Everybody welcome.