Parish Newsletter

Holy Week/Easter Services as follows:

Monday 21st March:               Mass at 10am. A celebration of the Sacrament of Mercy – Confessions 7.00pm

Tuesday 22nd March:             Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Wednesday 23rd March:         Mass at 10.00 a.m.

  This year’s Chrism Mass will be held in St Johns Cathedral, Limerick at 7.00pm

Thursday 24th March:            Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.00 p.m.

Friday 25th March:                 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 26th March:             Easter Vigil Mass begins at 8.00 p.m. with the Easter Fire.

Sunday 27th March:                Easter Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Alternative:                              Good Friday: Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord: The Knights Walk    at 12 o clock.  Stations of the Cross led by Fr. Crawford.

Any Altar Servers that are available for the Services on Thursday 24th March at 7.00 p.m. and Friday 25th March at 3.00 p.m., please inform Fr. Crawford.

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Please Note: the Diocesan Synod will take place in Mary Immaculate College on the 8th, 9th & 10th April.  To facilitate same, there will be no morning Mass on the 8th & the 9th April.  The Sunday Mass on the 10th April will be at the earlier time of 10.00 a.m.

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Glin Day Care Centre Future Open Days:  The dates for the Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden and Tarbert Groups are: 14th April, 12th May and 9th June at 12.30 p.m.  the dates for Glin, Athea, Moyvane and Ballylongford Groups are: 21st April, 19th May and 16th June at 12.30 p.m.For further information please contact the office on 068 26033.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group will close for the Easter Holidays and reopen on Thursday 7th April from 10am.  We would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patricks Day and an enjoyable Easter.

St. Fergus N.S Parents Association will host a Coffee Morning in Barrett’s Bar on Sunday April 3rd after 11am mass.  As part of the 1916 Commemoration Celebrations St. Fergus N.S are hosting a wonderful afternoon for the children and their parents on March 15th.  Our coffee morning proceeds will go towards the events planned for this afternoon.  Thanking you in advance and for your continued support.

Milford Hospice Fund-raising team: wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church gate collection, €1,336 was collected.  They also wish to thank the ladies of Glin I.C.A. for organising and carrying out the collection.

Dental Outreach: Paul Hanlon is having a coffee morning in Barretts on this Sunday the 20th March after Mass.  Paul is raising funds for a trip to Nepal with Dental Outreach.  He will be working in a Dental Hospital providing free dental work to the poor of Nepal.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please contact Christy Hanlon on 0872778660 for further information.

Team Limerick Clean Up – Friday 25th March:  11am. SPRING HAS SPRUNG!! GLIN TIDY TOWNS  would like to invite volunteers to attend the Glin Clean Up event on Good Friday.   We are hoping for a fine day and we are looking for volunteers to represent the following town lands –  Killeaney Area, Kilacolla Area, Tullyleague Area, Ballyguiltenane Area, Ballyculhane Area, The Burma Road and also volunteers for the town.  The necessary items needed for the clean up, bags, gloves, visibility vests can be obtained from Peg at the Glin Library in advance or will also be available on the day at the town meeting point, the Town Park.  Please be at the Town Park for 11am. This will be an ongoing initiative and we are looking for volunteers to join our group, young and old!!  All rubbish collected will be disposed of by Glin Tidy Towns.  Please contact Marie Fitzgerald for more details. Thanking you and hoping for good weather on the day!

GLIN DEVELOPMENT –  CENTENARY BRIDGE NAMING CEREMONY.  “Give us the future, we’ve had enough of your past.  Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in, to love.” Michael Collins (during the treaty negotiations).

Don’t forget Easter Monday, the 28th March 11.30am, Glin Town Park!!  The footbridge in the town park will be officially named The Centenary Bridge.  Commemorative plaques as well as an interpretive board will be unveiled. These are to honour the memory of Constable James O’Brien from Kilfergus Glin and Mr Eamon Dore of Main Street.  Please come along to find out more about these fascinating characters and to honour their memory.  An innocent casualty will also be honoured, Michael O’Connor from Ballyhahill, who was killed in crossfire during the Rising.  There will be entertainment in the Park, weather permitting, music, dancing, singing and some poetry reading, all relevant to the period of 1916.  We are hopeful visitors might like to dress in costumes relevant to that period, old-style attire, so dust off your hats and parasols ladies and the gentlemen can resurrect their old braces and flat caps!!  Poster replicas of the interpretive board will be on sale at the event.  These are a lovely keepsake and full of information on the two fellow parishioners, each man on opposing sides who fought in the struggle for Irish freedom. One hundred years on, the bridge will stand as a symbol of the ever-growing reconciliation in the differences which separated these two fine men.  After the ceremony and entertainment, there will be tea and coffee and treats available for everyone in Cloverfield Day Care centre. This will be hosted by Glin ICA. There will be wonderful exhibits of 1916 illustrations, put together by the children of St. Fergus’ and Ballyguiltenane National Schools on display in the centre. These were exhibited in the schools on Tuesday 15th March to celebrate Proclamation Day. Such wonderful talent was on display, and if you did not get a chance to browse these wonderful exhibits, Easter Monday in Cloverfield Day Care Centre will give you that opportunity!  Hopefully the day will be fine, and a good crowd, young and old, from Glin and from neighbouring parish’s will venture down to the Town Park to honour and remember our local heroes of 1916.  A great day to be had by all. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet not withstanding go out to meet it”.

The Defibrillator Group: are running another Defibrillator training course on Saturday 2nd April. The course will run from 10.30 to 4.30 with a break for lunch.  It will be on in Conways Glin in the function room. The cost for same is still held at the reduced rate of €25 (it’s normally €50). If you pass you will receive a certificate from the Red Cross which will certify you for 2 years (at which time you will need retraining). If you would like to be trained in CPR and the use of the Defibrillator, and other important life saving skills, please contact Marie on 086 8691821 or Ann on 087 9186556. Places will be limited as we have two certified trainers and the emphasis is on quality training.

Newsletter: will not be available for the next two weeks.

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