Christ the King Feb 8

MASS TIMES IN CHRIST THE KING: Mon – Sat. 10am; Sat Evening -7.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am and 12noon; Church Holidays – 10am.

MASS TIMES IN CHRIST THE KING: Mon – Sat. 10am; Sat Evening -7.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am and 12noon; Church Holidays – 10am.

DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to those recently bereaved: Marie Mannion, Mossgrove Avenue, on the death of her brother Martin Mannion, Dublin; Nancy Cahill, on the death of her husband, Eddie, Ashbrook.

FIRST FRIDAY: February 7 is the First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at 10.30am (after 10am Mass) until 11.45am followed by Benediction.

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: We welcome into the Christian community recently baptised Christopher Anthony Keane, Galtee Close, son of Christopher and Jade. 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.

RECENT WEDDING: Our best wishes go to Elaine Greaney, Blackthorn Drive and Nicholas O’Loughlin, Coonagh, on their recent wedding.

AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm

DIOCESE OF LIMERICK: A book titled ‘Illustrated History of the Diocese of Limerick’ is available in the Sacristy in Christ the King Church. The cost is €20. It is well worth the price.

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 are interested can find out more by phoning the Pastoral Centre on 061-400133.

CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: Meetings continue on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Scout Hall.

MARY QUEEN OF IRELAND, GNS, CAHERDAVIN: On Fri Jan 31, Mary Queen of Ireland school in Caherdavin held an Open Morning. Parents of pre-school children or anyone intending sending their daughters to the school were invited to the Open Morning. They enjoyed a morning coffee, browse around the school at their leisure and saw what a regular day is like in the school. Ethos: The school is a catholic primary school which is inspired by the Salesian way of educating. They aim to create a happy, caring, learning environment for all the children in their care. The school motto is “BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE” and this motto can be followed in all aspects of the girls’ lives. ACTIVITIES: The girls enjoy a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities in the school. Camogie, swimming, basketball, gymnastics and yoga are just some of these. Last term, the girls from ‘Juniors’ to sixth class received Gymnastic lessons from Julie Masterson who came to the school each week. This term, the girls are very fortunate to be receiving relaxing Yoga sessions! Swimming classes begin in March. Basketball is taught in the spring and summer terms. The girls begin to learn the traditional craft of knitting in second class and by third class they can make hair-bands, teddies and poodles! All classes from second to sixth receive tin whistle lessons from Sheila each week. Ms. O’ Connor teaches French classes after school which really help prepare the older girls for secondary school. Overall, their girls are kept very busy from the beginning of the week to the end! After-school activities such as Speech and Drama, Irish dancing, Lady Birds, Brownies and Girl Guides are also available. Fourth Green Flag for Travel: In their school they have a very proud tradition of caring for the environment. They have a very active Green Team who along with Ms. McGrath, spread the words “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE AND RETHINK” to the entire school community. They are very proud of the three Green Flags which they have already been awarded. They are currently working towards their Fourth Green Flag for TRAVEL: This year they are focusing on Greener Travel to and from school. Well done to Beau in first class who came up with their slogan for this year which is: ‘Use your feet! Walking is really neat!’ They will shortly be beginning W.O.W to school (Walk on Wednesdays) and they are looking forward to it. Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP): This year the fourth and fifth class pupils in Ms. Frazer’s and Ms. O’ Connor’s will be taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Initially, they will design and produce new products in groups. Soon some local DRAGONS will visit the school and the girls will present their ideas. One of these will be selected and the entire class will work on that business concept. Hopefully it will be a winner! Awards for SCIENCE and MATHS Excellence: They are working diligently towards their Award for Science and Maths Excellence 2013/2014. If they succeed, it will be their tenth time in succession receiving this award which I think you will agree is a huge accolade for them! The fifth class girls in Ms. O’ Connors are hugely involved in this work and they are very proud of them! Soon all of the girls’ presentations, illustrations and recordings will be submitted in the Discovery Logs and they hope ‘The Discover Primary Science Team’ will be pleased with the school’s entry.

ENROLMENTS: They are currently taking enrolments for September 2014 (all classes). Enrolment Forms are available on request from the school and early registration is advisable to secure a place. Contact: Mrs Síle Killeen (principal) Phone : 061 454149. Website: www.mqoi.ie

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: These will start in Caherdavin Community Centre on March 1 from 11am to 12noon – ages 4-12 years. Painting, clay, collage and getting messy with glitter and glue! Call Olivia at 087-6380201 or www.creativehouse.ie

COMPUTER CLASSES: Computer classes have been up and running for the past few months in Caherdavin Community Centre and to date there has been a great feedback. The classes have varied in length. The current classes are for four weeks and are 2-hour sessions. They hope to run some more classes from Tuesday Feb 18, with the same time scale – over four weeks and each class lasting two hours. Each class can take eight people. If you are interested in joining one of these classes, please contact the office in the Community Centre or call 061-325496 for more information.

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 COMMUNITY CENTRE: There is an Employment Vacancy for an Office Worker in the Caherdavin Community Centre. The duties will include- General Office Work, making and taking phone calls, faxing, photocopying and typing, including the Parish Newsletter. This is a development opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare Payment for one year or more.

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office in Pery Court for further details. For more information contact Rose at christkingce@eircom.net or 061-325496.

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.

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.

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.

ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 are continuing. Courses run 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 accordlimerickcity@gmail.com. The next available course will be on March 21/22 in 2014.

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.

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 GAMES: Caherdavin Community Games urgently needs a volunteer to assist with Secretarial duties during the forthcoming year. Community Games plays a central part in encouraging our children to get involved in the many sporting and recreational activities held in the parish – but they cannot continue without your help. If you feel you can assist them, please contact Con Daly at 086-8115677.

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.

SMOKE ALARMS: Limerick City Council has a number of smoke alarms available for installation free of charge in the houses of older adults and vulnerable people. The conditions of the scheme require that the alarms in houses which are privately owned. The Council will give priority to those living on their own or with a disability. The fire alarms will be fitted by personnel trained in the installation of the alarms by the Fire Service. If you know of anyone in your area who might wish to avail of this offer, please contact the Council as the numbers are limited.

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 mckennadance@gmail.com