COLLECTION: There will be a separate collection at all Masses on this weekend October 26/27 for Mission Sunday.
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 12 noon 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.
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. F 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).
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
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.
MARY QUEEN OF IRELAND SCHOOL: Many thanks to all who dropped off bags of clothing for the clothing collection. NCBI collected 140 bags, thus raising €650 for their Green Schools Fund and much more for NCBI.
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 contact Sr. Dympna - 086 3708652.
SHOEBOX APPEAL: The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is taking place again in the parish this year. It involves wrapping a shoebox with Christmas paper and filling it with gifts to send to desperately needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa. If you would like more information on making up a shoebox, please collect a Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal leaflet in the Church porch or visit www.teamhope.ie. Donations are also accepted and a box will be filled on your behalf with small soft toys, copies, pencils, toothbrushes, hats, scarves and sweets. The collection dates foe the shoeboxes will be Saturday/Sunday November 9/10 after the Masses.
PARTY NIGHT: Caherdavin parties have always been enjoyable and full of fun and gaiety. It is some time since we had the last Parish Social, but we are about to have one on Saturday November 23 and we are inviting Fr Richie to attend, so that we can thank him for everything he has done in and for the parish over the last fourteen years.The party will take place in the Greenhills Hotel, within walking distance for most of the parishioners. There will be music for dancing, finger food and of course a celebratory cake with tea and coffee for all. Tickets will be on sale after the October weekend and the price is set at €20. It is hopes to make to make a presentation to Fr Richie as a mark of our affection for him. Bring your friends and enjoy a good night from 8.30pm until late.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.
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.
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.
PAST PUPIL GATHERING: Sue Flynn, a member of the Laurel Hill Schools Parent Council has informed me of a huge gathering of past and present pupils and their families at a fun night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday November 8, in aid of the school development fund. Tickets are €10 each or a family pack ticket (2 adults+2 children) for €25. Tickets are available from both school receptions –Laurel hill Secondary School FCJ 061-319383 or Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ 061-313636.
THE SUNBEAM CLUB: The Sunbeam Club for third and forth class pupils will re-opened on Friday October 18 at Don Bosco Centre, in the Convent grounds. The time is 2.55pm to 4.40pm. For further information contact Sr Anne on 451322.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
OSTEOFIT CLASSES: 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.