June 8

Ken Croucher 087-682

Reporter:

Ken Croucher 087-682

SUNDAY MASSES: The Masses on Sundays in Christ the King Church during June, July and August will be at 9.30am and 11am.

SUNDAY MASSES: The Masses on Sundays in Christ the King Church during June, July and August will be at 9.30am and 11am.

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.

BAPTISMS: Baptism families attend 11am Mass (during Jun-Aug), 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.

LIMERICK SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL: There will be a second collection this weekend for the Counselling Service in the Social Service Centre. This replaces the annual Cura collection, so anyone with a Cura envelope in their box, can use that envelope this weekend.

ADAPT SERVICES: The Adapt Domestic Abuse Services will hold a church gate collection in the suburbs of Limerick on Saturday and Sunday June 8/9. 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.

The annual Church gate collection is a vital source of funding to enable Adapt to maintain the level of service and children and your support would be much appreciated. Volunteers who support the work of Adapt are giving their time to help with the collection in each area.

SCHOOLS: The Primary Schools will close at 12noon on Friday June 28 for the summer holidays and will re-open on Monday September 2.

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.

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CAHERDAVIN YOUTH CLUB: 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.

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.

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: christkingce@eircom.net

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.

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 have started. The date of the next course is June 21/22. 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 accordlimerickcity@gmail.com

ST MUNCHIN’S RESOURCE CENTRE: The Centre is holding a Family Fun Day on Friday June 7 starting at 12noon. Minister Jan O’Sullivan will open the event and special guest ‘The Voice’ contestant Aoife McLoughlin, will perform. There will be fun for one and all, including a BBQ, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, magician, face-painting, tea dance in St Lelia’s Community Hall, garden festival and much more. For further information you may contact Iris Mockler at 061-326623.

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: The Thursday morning tea and chat in the Scout Hall will take a break from this week and return after the summer..

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

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A Remembrance Service will be held in St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, on Sunday June 9 at 3pm. This service will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved one who has died at MWRH in the previous twelve months. You and your family are most welcome to attend. Please bring along a photo or symbol of your loved one, if you so wish, to place in the ‘Remembrance Area’.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: The Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday June 22. A bus will leave Caherdavin Church at 8.45am. The cost is €15 per person. Please book before Wednesday June 19. For more information you may contact Sr Anne at 061-451322.

SOLEMN NOVENA: Limerick’s Solemn Novena takes place at Mount Saint Alphonsus, Redemptorist Church, from June 14-22 inclusive. There are ten sessions each day starting at 7am and continuing until 1030pm on each of the nine days of the Novena. The preachers for this year’s Novena are Frs Michael Cusack, Seamus Enright, Michael Kelleher and Gerard O’Connell. Further information is on the notice board in the church porch. You may also see and hear the Novena live on the internet at www.novena.ie

OSTEOFIT – EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES: Osteofit classes are ongoing in Caherdavin. The 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.

ICA: The ladies of the local guild thank Roger and Kevin Beck for showing them what they need to do and not do at the Barbecue in the Community Centre recently. Everyone loved the food and they picked up as lot of useful tips.

MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP: This group are back on Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12noon in Caherdavin Community Centre.