Parish Financial Report 2012: The Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Financial Report up to Dec 31 2012 has been released. It shows expenditure surpassing income for the year, with a deficit of over 26k recorded. This is an increase on the previous year’s figures when a deficit of 18k was reported. Total income for the year showed an increase of almost 5K on the previous year which was accounted for by the proceeds of the Benefit Dance in May when almost 8K was brought in. Without this the income would have been down a little on 2012. Envelope collection was up slightly for the period with the Plate collections down by €1500. On the expenditure side of thing, of the eleven headed items some six showed increases. Heating, electricity etc increased by €2557 with insurances up 6%. Repayments to CU were at €32747, an increase of over 17K on the previous year. The latter repayment significantly reduces the debt to the CU downwards to €10700. Reductions in expenditure were achieved on Equipment purchases and on-going church expenses. The current monies at bank and credit union and the amount in Prize Bonds was also reported which in summation are at a minimum. Fr Roy Donovan PP and Fr Pat Currivan AP thanked all who contributed over the year. They added that they needed help and would welcome the setting up of a new Finance Committee. In the report they have displayed fully the means by which the parish is funded annually and they would encourage all to make two on going regular offerings instead of one. This is in order to pay for the parish’s upkeep and the Diocesan collections out of which come the priests’ salaries. The report also outlines means of achieving tax relief on monies donated and further information can be had on this by contacting Fr Roy directly. These are trying times for all and for the parish in general. Fr Roy and Fr Pat are asking for ‘shoulders to the wheel’ in 2013.
Monthly Seisiun: Caherconlish/Caherline Seisiun Group will hold their monthly Seisiun on Wednesday February 20 in the Millennium Centre. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the music, song, dance and the craic. There is no better way of casting off the doom and gloom and the greyness of the times with a night with Martin and Mike and friends. It’s an occasion to warm the cockles of your heart. You will not be disappointed. For further information phone Martin on 087 6849381 or Mike on 087 2997187.
Job Seekers: Work Access Ltd provides a supported employment service in Limerick city and also has outreach offices at two other centres in the county at Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. If one has a disability or a health issue and is finding it hard to get a job or need help in getting started please contact Work Access at 061 493095.
Buntus Cainte: This year is designated Bliain na nGaeilge and there seems to be a countrywide interest in the rekindling of our native language. Our native tongue, for one reason or another hasn’t been in the fashion, so to say. Maybe, it was the way that it was being forced into us as a subject during our earlier schooldays and the impending threat that if we failed it as a ‘subject’ we were doomed to failure that subconsciously lessened the ‘liking’ for it. However, that aside, a number of people, locally, with an interest in learning a little bit of Irish or rekindling what they have not practised for a long time, have contacted me to raise a ‘conversation’ on the topic. If anybody is interested in A Little Bit of Irish perhaps they might contact me at 087 7309360. One doesn’t have to have the ‘Shakespearean form’ of Irish to start. Beagán will do.
Cas Amhran Singing Night: Singing at the Teach: Enjoy a night out with a difference at TheTeach Cloverfield on Friday February 8 commencing at 8.45p.m. The entertainment will consist mainly of singing and maybe a story or two.They are inviting singers, peopleinterested in singing and storytellers to come along. This organizers advice that it could be an interesting experience and anybody willing to participate is invited. This is a new experience for the Teach and they are hoping to get good support for the occasion. Admission is free and tea and homemade bread will be served. Bain taitneamh. Beidh fáilte roimh cách, idir óg agus aosta. This night replaces our Rambling House for February.
Months Mind Mass: The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Mike Warren takes place on Sunday morning next, Feb 10 at 11am in Caherconlish Church.
Appreciations: The appreciations in memory of the late Mike O’Connell of Ballybrood and Mike Warren of Caherconlish are deferred to next week’s publication.