SUNDAY MASSES: The Winter schedule of Sundays Masses in Christ the King Church continues until the end of May 2014 and will be at 10.30am and 12noon. The Saturday evening Mass remains at 7.30pm throughout the year.
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.
DEATH: We offer our sympathy to Christy Wharton, Whitethorn Drive, on the death of his brother Gerard, Clareview.
COLLECTION: The Diocesan Needs collection takes place this weekend Sept 14/15.
BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian community those recently baptised. Saoirse Hartnett, son of Domhnaill and Sinead, Shannonvale and Amelia Rozalia Prendergast, daughter of Mark and Dominika, Ferndale. 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.
WEDDING: We offer our best wishes to Sylvanie Nono and Seraphin Tchokotieu, Coolraine Heights, who recently married.
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.
ADULT PRAYER GROUP: The group has resumed on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Don Bosco Centre. All are welcome.
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.
CAHERDAVIN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Classes will be held this month in Basic DIY, Basic Computer and Book Club. Please indicate, when booking classes, whether morning, afternoon or evening classes would be preferable. Booking is essential as places are limited. We will have further information on upcoming activities in the Caherdavin Community Centre, tel. 061-325496. The committee members were delighted with the response to the Community Clean-Up Adults and children alike came out in force. A great job has been done all around for the Limericks Going for Gold Competition. Keep up the good work!
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 join others in the first phase of preparation on Saturday 28 September. For further information please contact Sr. Dympna ( 086 3708652.
CAHERDAVIN ACTIVE RETIRED: We welcome back all those active people who enjoyed a lovely summer. Meetings resume on Wednesday Sept 11 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!
FAMILY MASS: The Parish has decided to have a Family Mass on the last Sunday of each month, commencing on Sunday Sept 29 at 12noon. A special welcome is extended to Past Pupils of our Parish schools. All families are invited to attend and are very welcome for refreshments after the Mass.
MILFORD CARE CENTRE: Milford care Centre is opening a Charity Shop at 22 Thomas Street on Sept 16. They are looking for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac etc. Please contact Aeilish at 086-8366846 from 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
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.
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.
AA: The Caherdavin Branch of AA holds a meeting in the Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, strenfth, posture and bone density as well as some flexibility and relaxation. There is no commitment from you. Find out more on www.osteofit.ie 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.
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.