Weekly Parish Newsletter 11/12 May 2013

11/12 May 2013: Ascension of Our Lord / World Communications Day.

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: Jeremiah Lyons 11.00 a.m.: Noreen Hanrahan

Readers for Next Week: 7.00 p.m. Vigil: Teresa Culhane 11.00 a.m. Emma Sheehy

Altar Servers for Next Week: 7.00pm Vigil: Dylan O Shea, Grace McIntyre

Sunday 11.00am: Danielle & Darragh McKenna, Emma Hogan & Aoife Moore

Wedding: Congratulations to Mark Culhane, Tullyglas and Denise Lanigan, Tarbert who were got married last weekend.

Months Mind Mass: for the late Fr. Con Collins will take place on Friday the 31st May at 7.00p.m. in PatrickswellChurch.

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Lost & Found: Key with green leather key ring found in the Church Car Park last Friday evening.  Please call to Paddy Hogan’s shop.

Traditional Youth Concert: Comhaltas an Ghleanna (Glin Comhaltas) plus visiting artistes in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on this Saturday  the 11 All proceeds go to the charity “Children Helping Children”.

Glin Library: We are into the month of May – Bealtaine – a month when Ireland celebrates creativity as we age. So in Glin library the Bealtaine Festival will be celebrated on Tuesday night 21st May at 8pm. All are welcome to a hour of poetry, music and song. Peg Prendeville will read from her book “The Purple Pencil” accompanied by local musicians. The Ballyhahill/Loughill Going Strong group are especially welcome on the night along with anybody else who would like  an hour of relaxation and get away from all life’s pressures. The event is open to all and FREE.

Glin Baby & Tolddler Group – every Thursday morning from 10am to noon. Refreshments for  all. €3 per family – everyone welcome.  Visit  www.facebook.com/glinbabytoddlergroup for up to date information.

U8’s Soccer – commiserations to the U8 squad on their loss to Askeaton in the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys League Div 3 Trophy.   It was a fantastic heart stopping game, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.  Many thanks to all the local supporters who came to Askeaton to cheer them on and also to Barretts for the after party.

Ballygoughlin School Reunion – are looking for old photographs that you may have and would like to share on our facebook page.   If you have some and don’t mind sharing them, please visit http://www.facebook.com/BallygoughlanSchoolReunion and upload.

Comfort Keepers Home Care:  are now recruiting for Home Care Assistants in the West Limerick area. We will be holding a recruitment and information open day Cloverfield Day Care Centre, Glin on Friday 17

Recording Graves & Headstones: Glin Historical Society in conjunction with West Limerick Resources will be recording graves and headstones in Glin over the coming weeks. Images of headstones and the details on the headstones will be recorded and preserved. If you would like further details please contact Tom Donovan on 086 1710136.

Pilates Class:  on Wednesday nights at 7.00 p.m. in Glin Daycare Centre – 5 week class.  Clients must register to avoid disappointment.  For more information contact Nicola on 086 8140593.

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.

Milford Care Centre: would like to thank most sincerely all who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection.  The total raised amounted to €1,487.10.

Tax Relief on your donations to the Parish Envelope Collections for the calendar year 2012: Tax Relief is available for donations, which amount to a total of not less than €250.00  (this threshold is set by the Revenue) for the year.  If you are a PAYE taxpayer the tax relief goes to the Parish.  If you are self-assessed you can claim the tax relief yourself.  It is important  to note that the signature on the form coming back to Fr. Crawford should be:

> The signature of the person whose name is already inserted at the top of the form.

>The signature of the person whose income is from PAYE sources only.

>Be sure to include your PPS number

>Be sure you have ticked the appropriate tax bracket.

>Every form should be signed in the place designated for signature.

>This information is confidential to Fr. Crawford and used only for claiming

Self-Assessed taxpayers can themselves claim tax relief by passing their receipt on to the revenue or accountant.  Please note that there is no contact at any stage between the Parish and the Revenue regarding your donation apart from submitting the claim form in the case of PAYE taxpayers who have agreed (by filling in the CHY2 Form) to take part in the scheme.  You will be receiving your CHY2 Form in the post during the week and please submit it as soon as possible to Fr. Crawford or leave it in the box at the back of the Church (marked CHY2 Form).

Bishop Crean calls for prayer for the farming community in present crisis: “I am concerned about the impact of this stressful time on individual farmers and their families …  A sense of solidarity and concern will be of enormous help at this time” – Bishop Crean Few are unaware at this point of the plight of so many families in the farming community.  The fodder crisis is truly severe.  Normally, at this time of the year farmers would be happy to see their livestock grazing in luscious new springtime grass.  Sadly, due to a second year of unusual weather patterns, the conditions for growth of new season grass and the prospects of new fodder harvest for next winter is bleak. This reality has placed great stress on many farmers and their families.  I commend the efforts of the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Simon Coveney on the initiative to supply emergency fodder to get farmers over this critical period. I am concerned about the impact of this stressful time on individual farmers and their families.  Firstly, I appeal to individual farmers not to let pride or shame get in the way of seeking whatever assistance that is being provided.  That a farmer runs out of fodder in these exceptional circumstances is not a sign of failure rather the result of an unusual set of conditions which no one could have predicted.  Secondly, I appeal to farmers to “look in” on your neighbours and enquire how they are managing.  A sense of solidarity and concern will be of enormous help at this time. Finally, I ask for the prayer of whole community of faith for those in difficult circumstances.  Indeed, prayer for a delayed springtime and a good harvest is right and fitting, in this bleak, if not desert experience in the farming community.  So I ask that priests and people urban and rural will remember these intentions in their prayer over these coming weeks.

+William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne.

Feast of the Ascension:

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who believe Thine only-begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have this day ascended into heaven, may dwell in spirit amid heavenly things. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.

Amen.

Please note: all notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or email:glencorbry.ias@eircom.net by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details.

Bí Linn a Chríost.

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