DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to those recently bereaved; Caroline Robinson, on the death of her husband Cyril, Glenanaar Ave, Woodview; Giltenan family, on the death of Patrick, Rathkeale, brother of the late Sean Giltenan, Rosroe Avenue
EXPOSITION: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Tuesday from 10.30am to 4pm.
HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES: These were very well attended, even though the weather was very cold. However it was mostly dry, and we seemed to have fared much better weather-wise here in the mid-west than in other parts of the country.
Holy Week was a very fulfilling week for all in the Parish, finishing with the joyful celebrations of Easter. This would not be possible without the tremendous co-operation of so many parishioners, in ensuring that the most important event in our Church year is made vey special. We thank all who have been involved during the week with the various liturgies, servers, readers, Eucharistic ministers, choir and directors, musicians, sacristans, those who arrange flowers and decorate the church and also Frs Tom and Richie. The attendance of parishioners and visitors is always valued.
COLLECTION: The monthly collection for the Society of St Vincent de Paul takes place on this weekend April 6/7.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community Cara Guinan, daughter of James Guinan and Anne Daly, Glendora Avenue. 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.
TROCAIRE: The Trocaire boxes have been delivered to homes in the Parish and beyond, through the schools and at the Church. Please give generously.
AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING: This is for all who are seeking to enrich their faith and is facilitated by Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown. Drawing on the resources of the Croí Nua Programme of Renewal for Ireland, and weaving together scripture imagery, music and ritual, Monica and Hilary will provide participants with a creative and prayerful space to celebrate their faith and their experience of God in the reality of their daily lives. The evening will also be an opportunity to receive information about the Croí Nua Programme and how it is being used by groups all over Ireland, enriching their faith and enlivening communities. Learn how Croí Nua could be used in your community as a source of renewal in this Year of Faith. The date is Wednesday April 17 at 7.30pm. This is open to all parishes. The venue is The Parish Centre, Westbury. For further information you may contact Dympna on 086-3708652.
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.
TAIZE CHOIR: Emma Looney, the new leader of the group, would welcome some new singers into the Taize Choir. You can talk to her after the 7.30pm Mass on any night.
CONCERT: On Sunday April 21 at 8pm, Caherconlish Parish will have the honour of welcoming Fr Liam Lawton as he performs in concert in Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish, in aid of Parish Funds. Fr Liam will be joined by Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. The concert is being organised by the Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Pastoral Council. For the past twenty years, Fr Liam has been composing sacred and inspirational music and has performed in various venues, including the Vatican, Carnegie hall, the White House and the Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin. His song ‘Cloud’s Veil’ was adopted as an anthem across America following 9/11.
Tickets cost €20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on 087-1363747, Nuala on 086-8443288 and Fr Roy Donovan on 087-2225150 or e-mail: Plilomenamartin_619@hotmail.com
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
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 Woodfield House Hotel on Tuesdays from 11am. The Society is very appreciative of the ongoing support it receives from the public.
YEAR OF FAITH LECTURE SERIES: The Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College is pleased to announce a public lecture series to celebrate the Year of Faith on Tuesdays (Room 202) at 5pm. Every Tuesday an invited guest will deliver a lecture on a topic that relates to Christian Spirituality. The Lecture series is free of charge and everyone is welcome. On Tuesday April 9, the talk will be ‘Hope beyond reasonable expectation’. The speaker will be Professor John Hayes. You may contact Louraine Howley, Mary Immaculate College at 061-204507.
CAMOGIE CLUB: Na Piarsaigh Camogie club training sessions take place on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.15pm for U/8’s and from 6.15pm to 7pm for U/10’s at Na Piarsaigh club pitch. At the training session you will be shown the skills needed to play Camogie while still having fun! They can provide helmets and hurleys on loan for those who are interested in giving it a trial. They are always looking for new players to become involved in the club. We look forward to seeing you soon in the club and you may visit the club webpage at www.napiarsaigh.limerick.gaa.ie/home if you want more information. If you have a spare/old helmet that you no longer require, the club would be delighted to get it. These would be used to give new kids a chance to try out the game before they purchase one. These can be given to any club member or left in at the club bar for attention of the Camogie Club or you may text Pat O’Neill the PRO at 087-2074693 and collection will be arranged.
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 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
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ACCORD: The Marriage Preparation Courses for 2013 have started. The date of the next course is April 19/20. 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
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
OSTEOFIT – EXERCISE FOR STRONG BONES: Osteofit classes are restart in Caherdavin after Easter on Wednesday April 10. These classes are designed for active older adults interested in maintaining and improving bone density, good balance, flexibility and strength. Go along any Wednesday to Na Piarsaigh GAA hall at 12noon. The 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