BAPTISMS: 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: The monthly Sty Vincent de Paul collection takes place this weekend February 2/3. Your continuous generosity is much appreciated.
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. There will be a cup of tea/coffee in the Girls School Hall afterwards instead of the Scout Hall. The following day (Feb 1) is the Feast of St Brigid and also it celebrates ‘Grandparents Day’. The school would like as many grandparents as possible to their school Mass.
Following their School Mass on Thursday at 11am to 12.30pm parents of pre-school children or anyone intending sending their daughters to their school are invited to an Open Morning where they can enjoy a morning coffee/tea and browse around the school at their leisure and see what a day is like in Mary Queen of Ireland school. They are also currently taking enrolments for September 2013.
FIRST FRIDAY: February 1 is the First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place from 10.30am to 11.45am followed immediately by Benediction.
CONFIRMATION: Confirmation in the Parish will be on this Saturday February 2 at 11am. There will not be a 10am.Mass on Saturday.
CANDLEMAS DAY: This is on Saturday February 2. Parishioners who wish to have candles blessed for their own use or for use in the church can have them blessed at the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday.
ST BLAISE: The Feast of St Blaise takes place on Sunday February 3. There will be blessing of throats after both Masses on Sunday.
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 in St Nessan’s School Hall. During the winter months and then in mid march they will move outside onto Na Piarsaigh club pitch. At the training session you will be showmn 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 for more information.
MARY QUEEN OF IRELAND GIRLS’ SCHOOL: During the past week the girls from third to sixth class have started ‘Whizz Kids’. These are beginner computer classes. An exercise programme called ‘My Gym’ has also started in the school this term for those from Junior class to second class. This is a series of lessons promoting the importance of keeping fit. The Salesian Sisters Trust Fund has kindly provided very generous funding. The sixth class girls are busy preparing for Confirmation which takes place on Saturday morning. We wish them well with their preparation.
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
LIONS CLUB: The Limerick Lions Club wish to thank all their patrons and friends who supported them so generously last year. The Club are having a new membership drive for 2013. Further details are available from Lions Club President, Caherdavin man Noel Sexton on 086-3527418.
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
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.