DEATHS: We extend sympathy to Frank, Brendan and Anne on the death of their mother Mary O’Mara, Caherdavin Cross and to Mary Kennedy, Hazel Avenue on the death of her father Patrick Moore, Farranshone.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community Paul Óg Francis O’Shea, son of Paul and Anna, Meadow Springs, Clareview. Baptisms take place on the third Sunday of each month. Baptism families attend 12noon Mass (during Sept-May), 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: There will be a second collection to support the Social Services Centre.
ST DON BOSCO: The Girls School will have their annual Mass in honour of St Don Bosco Mass on Thursday January 31 at 10am. Parents, friends and the community in general are invited to attend the Mass.
FIRST COMMUNION: The First Communion children will attend the 12noon Mass on Sunday January 27 as part of their ‘Do this in Memory’ program.
CONFIRMATION: Confirmation in the Parish will be Saturday February 2 at 11am. There will not be a 10am.Mass on that Saturday.
NEED A HANDYMAN?: If you need someone to do some jobs the office in the Community Centre may be able to help you. You can contact them at 0061-325496.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Members of St V de P strongly believe that nobody in Ireland should feel alone in their struggles and encourage you to contact them as soon as possible if support is needed. They may be contacted at Ozanam House, Hartstonge Street, Limerick. Telephone number is 061-317327 or e-mail email@example.com
PRAYER GROUP: The Adult Prayer Group meetings have resumed. They meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm
COMPUTER COURSE FOR BEGINNERS: Would you like to learn how to use a computer and gain a qualification at FETAC Level 2 without any pressure? Part-time course for adults who do not have a full Leaving certificate qualification. The course is thirty hours in duration and will take place for 1-2 sessions per week. Times and days still have to be decided. Start date will be in the week of January 14. Places are limited so it is advisable to book early. Contact details are available by phone at 061-325496 or call into the office upstairs in the Caherdavin Community Centre.
TRAFFIC LIGHTS: The traffic lights that were due to be installed late last year will not now be put in place until sometime in 2013. We would urge people to contact councillors to ensure that the work is done as soon as possible in the New Year. The last thing we want is a fatality in the area, as it has become quite dangerous trying to get safely across the road with the high density of traffic coming from every direction.
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.
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.
LIMERICK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB: Old time dancing, Caberet 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.
ST MUNCHIN’S RESOURCE CENTRE: The centre provides a transport service for older people in the North-side of the city such as Ballynanty, Clareview, Caherdavin, Ennis Road etc. They provide transport to/from medical and healthcare appointments, collecting pensions, attending Mass/library/shopping etc. They also provide a Friendly Call Service which is a weekly friendly phone from their trained staff/volunteers, where you can have a friendly chat, or discuss your concerns in confidence. They also provide a ‘Meals on Wheels’ service for older people, where you can receive a hot meal delivered to your home each day between 1pm and 2pm. This is available Monday – Friday at a cost of €3 per meal per day. For further information you may contact Tracey or Jean at 061-326623.
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.
ISCC: The Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease has organised a talk at the Main Lecture Theatre in Cork University Hospital on January 26 at 2pm. The speakers will Fergus Shanahan and team. The topics will include: What you can do, Update on drugs, Research update, Surgical update and more. This is a public meeting. Patients, friends and families welcome. Admission is free. For more information please contact the Society at 01-8721416, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the website: www.iscc.ie
ADAPT HOUSE SERVICES: If you ever feel afraid of someone in your own home or someone you are dating, if you ever feel humiliated or put down, unable to ‘be yourself’ in your relationship you may be experiencing domestic abuse. Talking to someone can help you to decide what to do and to keep yourself and your children safe.
A Support Worker from ADAPT Services will meet a woman on a one- to- one basis by appointment, in her own area. All you need to do is ‘phone 061-412354 or the 24Hour Freephone Helpline 1800 200 504. The location is private and the service is confidential. Supports offered are: Emotional Support; safety Planning; advocacy in accessing services; court accompaniment; accommodation. There is no charge for this service.
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-Thur: 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.
ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2012 have now ended. The date of the next course can be had by calling Accord at 061-343000 or contact email@example.com
OSTEOFIT – EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES: Osteofit classes are ongoing in Caherdavin. This group exercise class is aimed at both men and women over 55. The class aims to maintain bone density, improve strength and flexibility, improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. These exercise classes suit both men and women. Exercises are easy to perform and gentle (no jumping, no sweating). Your 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.
THEOLOGY: The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance-learning programme in Theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home, with occasional study days at weekends and with the support of online academic tutors. Contact the Dominicans at The Priory,Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 or phone 01-4048124. Enquiries@prioryinstitute.com