Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week:
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael Scanlon, Marie Shine, John O Donovan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Jerry Mulvihill
Readers for This Week: 7.00 pm Vigil: Michael Fennell
11.00 a.m.: Margaret Hogan
Readers for Next Week: 7.00 p.m. Vigil: Laura Enright
11.00 a.m. Megan Flanagan
Altar Servers for Next Week: 7.00pm Vigil: Amy Adams, Ciara & Laura Manning
Sunday 11.00am: Saoirse & Rosheen Culhane, Mai Fitzgerald, Ben Sheehan
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Day of prayer for Vocations: The World Day of Prayer for Vocations or Vocations Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 21 April 2013. The theme chosen for 2013 is: “Vocations as a sign of hope founded in faith”. This is the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations and it also coincides with the Year of Faith, which is marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. While the Council was sitting, Pope Paul VI instituted the World Day of Prayer for Vocations which is a worldwide day of prayer to God, asking him to continue to send workers for his Church (cf. Mt 9:38)
Vocation Prayer: God, I know you love me and have great plans for me. But sometimes I am overwhelmed by the thought of my future. Show me how to walk forward one day at a time. May I be open to the many choices that lie before me, listen to others for advice and pay attention to my own feelings. By doing these things may I hear your call to a lifestyle and career that will let me love as only I can and let me serve others with the special gifts that you have given me. Amen.
Glin Historical Society: A reminder that we are hosting Shanid Historical Society (Shanagolden) this Sunday April 21st. Meet at GlinChurch car park at 2 p.m. We will be visiting GlinCastle (admission €8 applies) and later a walking tour of the village later. Those who have previously visited GlinCastle may join us at GlinChurch car park at 3.30 approx for the end of the tour.
On Thursday evening next (April 25th) we will have our final meeting before the Summer break when we will plan our Summer Schedule. The following Sunday (April 28th) we will visit Ballyhahill with the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. Again we will meet at GlinChurch car park at 2 p.m. Everybody welcome and new members are also more than welcome to attend.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: are taking part in this years ‘Big Toddle Walk’ for Barnardos. All the young children have been given sponsorship cards and the Toddle Walk will take place (date to be decided) on a Thursday morning in Glin Playground. Sponsorship cards are available from the toddler group and all toddlers, waddlers, crawlers and climbers that have not yet received a card are very welcome to join in the fun. We are open on Thursday mornings (term time) from 10am-12, €3 per family – refreshments for all. For upto date information please visit www.facebook.com/glinbabytoddlergroup
Glin ICA: Whist Drive every Tuesday night at Cloverfield Daycare Centre at 8.30 p.m. All welcome
Glin Red Cross: The AGM of Glin Red Cross which was to be held on Friday 5th April has now been rescheduled for Friday 26th April at 8 p.m. in The Cloverfield Day Care Centre. All are welcome.
Recruitment: Glin Red Cross are recruiting people who would be interested in getting involved in ambulance work – training will be provided. Also if you’re over 25 with a full, clean licence and interested in driving the ambulance we would be delighted to hear from you. For further details contact: 087 – 2324740.
Defibrillator Training: Members who’s defib training/certification has expired and are interested in retraining/re-certifying please contact Trish Griffin, secretary on 087-9745737 or Anne Horan, chairperson on 087 – 9186556. Or on the other hand if you would like to be trained for the first time please contact Ger on 087 – 2324740.
Glin Development Association: Log onto the community website: http://www.glin.info for all the news of local events.
A Greeting to say “Thanks” from Bishop Brendan:
Dear sisters and brothers of the diocese of Limerick,
It’s a week since my ordination as bishop in St. John’s Cathedral so I want to send this brief greeting to say “thanks” to you for all the prayers, encouragement and support. The ordination was a wonderful occasion. So many people contributed to making it a special day that I couldn’t even begin to thank them adequately. Thanks particularly for the prayers in parishes and schools in recent months leading up to the ordination.
I am glad that many who were not in the Cathedral were able to join us through internet and Limerick 95FM. I am grateful also to the media for providing photos and accounts of the day. You’ll find various links and a short video on the Limerick diocesan website.
In his very fine homily, Fr. Tony Mullins who has been administrator of the diocese for the past three years commented that I would “find dedicated priests, committed religious and enthusiastic lay men and women of all ages, who are eager to be co-workers in the vineyard of the Lord” and that I would “have the support of all of us.” I really appreciated these words and I can say I have already experienced a truly warm welcome across the diocese. Of course, I am very grateful to Fr. Tony for his work as administrator over these past three years and also to Bishop Donal Murray, the fruits of whose labours are to be seen in many very positive aspects of the life of the diocese.
As we set out on a new beginning together, let’s promise one another that we’ll move forward together in the light of Jesus’ New Commandment: “Love one another as I have loved one”. I want to promise you that I’ll try and do my part with all my heart and soul, grateful to God for having surrounded me with so many sisters and brothers who want to do their part in faith and love. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.
With renewed thanks and wishing you and all belonging to you every blessing.
Bishop Brendan Leahy
Please note: all notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or email:firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details.
Bí Linn a Chríost.