SUNDAY MASSES: The Winter schedule of Sundays 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.
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.
ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group has resumed on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
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.
LIMERICK LIVING LINKS: The group provides emotional support for people who may have been touched by suicide. An Information night will be held on Tuesday September 24 at 7.30pm in the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, to detail their Annual Healing Programme for 2013. You may obtain further information at 087-7998427.
CANCER CONFERENCE: The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2013 will take place on September 20 and 21 in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, and will be attended by approximately 700 cancer patients, survivors and family members. There is no charge for people to attend. Information on the conference can be found at www.cancer.ie/nccs. If you have any other queries please contact Avril O’Sullivan at the Irish cancer Society, Tel 01-2310533 or email: email@example.com. National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700.
CAHERDAVIN YOUTH CLUB: If your son or daughter is just after entering Secondary School and would like to join the Youth Club, you may be interested to know that an information night for parents will take place on Friday September 20 at the Community Centre from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. You will be informed of the various activities and events that the Youth club has to offer your son or daughter.
THOMOND RFC: An open day for new and old members of all ages will take place on Sunday Sept 22 at 12noon in Fitzgerald Park, Woodview. There will be rugby competitions, with prizes for all categories. A fun filled day with a barbeque to follow! For information please contact Elaine o87-2389315 any day after 3pm.
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
FAMILY MASS: The Parish has decided to 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CULTURE NIGHT: On Friday Sept 20, locals and visitors across the island of Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in a record 34 towns, cities, counties and islands in Ireland. A special event on the night will be three mini organ recitals which are a tatter for Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2014: From 6 to 6.30pm at sacred heart Church, Crescent – visiting organist Norbert Kelvin. 7pm to 7.30km at St John’s Cathedral – Br Cyprian Love of Glenstal Abbey and 8.30pm to 9pm at Mary I College Chapel - Peter Barley of St Mary’s Cathedral. Ll are welcome to these free events.