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.
EXPOSITION: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday from 10.30am to 3pm. 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.
COLLECTION: The Christmas collection for St Vincent de Paul takes place this coming weekend Sat 30 Nov/ Sun December 1. Please be as generous as possible.
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).
OFFERTORY PROCESSION: It has been the practice here in our Church to ask the parishioners to bring the gifts to the altar when they are having a Mass offered for a family member or relation.
Unfortunately fewer parishioners are willing to do this so the same parishioners tend to fulfil this task. From next week the gifts will be left over by the Baptistry so that there is less of a walk involved. Hopefully parishioners will find it a less onerous walk and will be prepared to bring the gifts to the altar. It had been remarked that the walk up from the back of the Church was a bit long for older parishioners.
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.
PARTY NIGHT: The ‘thank you’ party for Fr Richie on Saturday night was a great success. I think everyone enjoyed it and Michael O’Donovan of the organising committee gave a resume of Fr Richie’s time here in Caherdavin.
This was followed by a presentation to Fr Richie to thank him for his time and work done for parishioners in the Parish. Later Fr Richie went around to each table to speak those present and recall some memories. We wish him well in his ministry in Raheen, where I am sure he will be able to use his experiences in Caherdavin for the benefit of his new parishioners in Raheen. Thank you Fr Richie for your dedication and time given to us in the Parish of Christ the King.
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.
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. They extend a cordial invitation to all to come and join them for the four weeks in preparation for Christmas. They will follow the seven step programme in their reflection on the Advent Sunday Gospels. Through the reflections our Sunday Liturgy should become more meaningful in our daily lives. The first meeting was on Monday November 25 and they take place in the Don Bosco Centre at 7.30pm. They will look forward to your presence over the next few weeks and everyone is welcome.
GALA CONCERT: As part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Árd Scoil Rís, the Parents Council are compiling a history of the involvement of Parents since the beginning, in 1963 There will be an informal information gathering evening in the school on this Thursday November 28 at 7.30pm All past members are invited to share their stories over a ‘cuppa’. The concert takes place on Thursday December 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CONCERT: There will be a fund-raising concert on Monday December 16 in St Munchin’s Church in aid of renovations to St Munchin’s Church. Liam Lawton will be the special guest. Tickets are €20 and are available in the Sacristy and St Munchin’s Parish Office.
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.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road on Monday December 2 from 5pm to 8pm. Blood is always needed.
SCOUTS: The 23rd Limerick Scout Group would like to thank everyone who attended their fortieth year Scout celebration. They also thank Na Piarsaigh for providing for providing the hall. And hope that every one had an enjoyable evening.
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.
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.
ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 are continuing. The next available course is Nov 15/16. Courses runs from 7-10pm on Friday night and from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday in St Munchin’s College, Corbally. The cost includes course material, tea/coffee breaks and lunch in the College on Saturday. Further details can be had from Accord at 061-343000 or contact email@example.com
After the above course the next available course will be on March 21/22, next year.From Dec 2013-Feb 2014, the courses are booked out.
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.
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.
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.
NA PIARSAIGH: Well done to Na Piarsaigh Senior Hurling team on their emphatic win on Sunday against Sixmilebridge Final on Sunday.. They now will prepare for the All-Ireland semi-final against Portumna, Galway in February 2014.
VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT: The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in University Hospital Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient. A volunteer will pick you up at your door and bring you to the hospital and then after treatment bring you home. If you have trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment, then please talk to the Oncology/Haematology team or call Gail in the Irish Cancer Socirty on 01-2310566. Care to drive has been running since 2008 and is growing at a phenomenal rate. Again, remember the service is entirely free to patients.
ART COMPETITION: The Caherdavin Community Games Annual Art Competition will take place in the Community Centre on Friday November 29 at 5 p.m. Children in the age categories U/8, U/10, U/12, U/14 and U/16 on 1st August 2014 are invited to attend. Please bring markers, crayons, pens etc. Paper will be provided. Please note the children from Woodview, Coolraine Heights, Shanamore Park, Brookville Ave and Brookville Gardens are now eligible to participate in this event and any other events organized by Caherdavin Community Games. Also, if there are any children who would like to take part in the forthcoming Limerick Community Games events, they might please contact Con Daly at (086) 8115677.
SUICIDE: Families of the victims of suicide in Limerick in the past twelve months will meet and pray in the city this week. Console’s upcoming Christmas Celebration of Light will take place in the Augustinian Church, O’Connell St on Sunday December 1 at 4pm. The evening also includes the lighing of candles and a minute’s silence in the presence of others to remember those who are no longer with us on life’s journey. For more information contact console.ie