SUNDAY MASSES: The Winter schedule of Sunday 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.
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 Tony Carey, Sheelin Road, on the death of his brother George, Mulgrave Street and with Michael Moggan, Woodview Park, on the death of his brother Joe in Tuam, County Galway.
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.
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: The Association thanks Deirdre Hartnett, Local Community Garda for the great talk she gave in the Community Centre on Wednesday Sept 11. There was a very good attendance and all the information imparted by Deirdre was very relevant to our day to day lives. The association hopes to run similar events in the future. Anybody interested in joining the Book Club and basic DIY classes due to be held soon in the Community Centre, should get in touch with the office at 061-325496. Places are limited for the DIY classes so please book early.
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 join others in the first phase of preparation on Saturday 28 September. For further information please contact Sr. Dympna ( 086 3708652.
ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group has resumed on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
MARY QUEEN OF IRELAND: The girls in Mary Queen of Ireland are well and truly back into the swing of school-life. After a well-earned summer break, they are now rejuvenated and ready for work again. Already, the school is a hive of activity and each class is making a great start to the new term! On Sept 2, they were delighted to welcome two new groups of Junior Infants to the school. They were entertained by ‘Paidíní, the great magician, who along with their teachers MsMcGrath and MsMcInerney, managed to keep the tears and fears associated with the first day at school at bay. This week, the girls from Junior to sixth class will be starting a series of gymnastic classes with Julie Masterson. Each class will be given a short lesson per week and by the end of the term, they hope to have some budding gymnasts in their school. They are really looking forward to this and cannot wait for lessons to begin. They thank the Salesian Sisters who have funded this activity and have given them this fantastic opportunity. Over the summer, a great deal of work was completed around the school. All the girls on the senior side of the school have received new storage desks. The girls are delighted with them. Also, new blinds have been installed in many classrooms. The teachers are also delighted with their new staffroom. All classrooms are now equipped with interactive whiteboards which has made learning more exciting and engaging for the children. The school is very thankful to the Parent’s Association who have worked tirelessly with their fund-raising events to make this possible. At present, the school is looking really great and they are trying their best to keep it that way. Unfortunately, they are experiencing some significant problems with dog litter in the area. Many dogs in the community are unleashed and are doing their ‘business’ outside the school gate. While they know that most people in the parish look after their dogs and keep them on a leash, they would urge everyone who owns a dog to please clean up after them and follow the ‘Poop and Scoop’ rule. The Girls School Mass will be on Oct 3 at 10am. All are welcome.
CAHERDAVIN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The Association was delighted to inform everyone that Caherdavin had received second place in this year’s ‘Limerick’s Going for Gold Competition’ It was a great result and the committee and all workers, both young and old who helped out over the year, deserve great credit. We thank everyone involved, especially the Tidy Towns committee, John, Barry, Con Kevin, Warren, Christine and Jack and all others who helped out. This was a fantastic result. First, it was bronze, this time silver, so we will be going all out for Gold next year!
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: We welcome back all those active people who enjoyed a lovely summer. Meetings resumed earlier this month and continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.
FAMILY MASS: At the request of Parents, the Parish will hold a Family Mass on the last Sunday of each month, commencing on Sunday Sept 29 at 12noon. A special welcome is extended to Past Pupils of our Parish schools. All families are invited to attend and are very welcome for refreshments after the Mass.
MILFORD CARE CENTRE: Milford Care Centre opened a Charity Shop at 22 Thomas Street on Sept 16. They are looking for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac etc. Please contact Aeilish at 086-8366846 from 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
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.
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 lplease phone Carmel at 087-6410180 or e-mail email@example.com
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.
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.
NEW READERS OF THE WORD: A formation course for New Ministers of the Word will take place at the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, on Sept 30 from 7pm to 9.30pm.