Christ the King Oct 19

DEATHS: We sympathise with those recently bereaved: The Lee family, Caragh Avenue, on the death of Patrick Lee, Dooradoyle; Bertie Lynch, Mossgrove Avenue, on the death of his brother Michael, Dublin; Bishop Brendan Leahy, on the death of his father Maurice, Dublin.

DEATHS: We sympathise with those recently bereaved: The Lee family, Caragh Avenue, on the death of Patrick Lee, Dooradoyle; Bertie Lynch, Mossgrove Avenue, on the death of his brother Michael, Dublin; Bishop Brendan Leahy, on the death of his father Maurice, Dublin.

DIOCESAN NEEDS: The monthly collection takes place this weekend Oct 19/20.

ST Vincent DE PAUL: Bag packers are urgently wanted for Friday and Saturday Oct 18/19 in Dunnes Stores between the times of 2.30pm and 7pm. This fundraiser is for the local conference of St V de Paul. Please give you’re your name to Anne Marie in the Sacristy.

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: We welcome into the Christian community the following recently baptised children: Samuel Corbett, son of Simon Corbett and Collette Keogh, Castletroy;

Oscar Michael O’Connor, son of Christopher O’Connor and Emma Culhane O’Connor, Shannamore Park, Clareview.

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.

SOCIAL EVENING: It is hoped to have a social evening in the Parish to acknowledge the work done by Fr Richie over the period of his fourteen years ministry here. The plan is to have a get-together in the parish, possibly in late November, to coincide with the Feast of Christ the King, to formally thank him for all his time and effort in helping the people of the parish in their faith, hope and charity. The final details will be announced later.

ST ANTHONY’S RELICS VISIT IRELAND: The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua on the occasion of the 750th Anniversary of the Discovery of saint Anthony’s Relics by St Bonaventure. Two precious relics from his Basilica in Padua, Italy will be accompanied by three friars from the Messenger of Stint Anthony in Padua and the Greyfriars of Great Britain and Ireland. They will be in Limerick at St John’s Cathedral all day on Monday October 21. Further information is available at St John’s on 061-414624.

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

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 for information on Domestic Abuse and the services at Adapt.

CAHERDAVIN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: A knitting club started in the Community Centre at the beginning of this month. All are welcome each week. The association has recently set up a Facebook page. Please feel free to go on and have a browse. They would be delighted to see any old or new pictures that you may have or news of any kind. Do have a look and leave a comment! It will be welcome.

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 contact Sr. Dympna ( 086 3708652.

ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group has resumed on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.

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

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

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!

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 or Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

THE SUNBEAM CLUB: The Sunbeam Club for third and forth class pupils will re-open on Friday October 18 at Don Bosco Centre, in the Convent grounds. The time is 2.55pm to 4.40pm. For further information contact Sr Anne on 451322.

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.

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

For couples where one or both parties are resident abroad, they should contact the office by telephone to book their appointment.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

OSTEOFIT : Osteofit classes have restarted in Caherdavin. The class is aimed at healthy independent active older adults. It involves a warm-up, followed by exercises to help prevent falls and improve balance, strength, posture and bone density as well as some flexibility and relaxation. There is no commitment from you. Find out more on You are invited to a complimentary first class and then the cost is €8 per session. Regulars and newcomers always welcome. Go along any Wednesday to Na Piarsaigh GAA hall at 12noon. Come along when you can and reap the benefits described above. Osteofit classes are in Na Piarsaigh GAA Hall every Wednesday at noon. For further information please contact Brenda on 087-2255676.