Parish Newsletter

23rd/24th April 2016: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week:Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for This Week: 7.00 pm Vigil: Teresa Culhane 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Darragh & Saoirse Leahy Sunday: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Martin MacNamara     Sunday:   Zuzia Palys, Ella O Connor, Anna Daly

Local news & information: log on to: www.glin.info

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Thank You: to all the parishioners who gave so generously for the Easter Dues and also to all who supported the Trocaire Appeal.

Sacraments:  The pupils from both primary schools will receive Sacraments next week.  Confirmation will take place on Tuesday next the 26th April at 1.00 p.m. and the First Holy Communion with take place on the following Saturday, the 30th April at 11.00 a.m.

National Collection: Due to the particularly grave situation facing the Ukrainian people, the Holy Father has wished to draw the attention of the Faithful to the tragic consequences of the ongoing conflict, overlooked by many.  For this reason there is going to be a special collection in all Catholic parishes in Europe to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine.  The collection in Ireland will take place on the weekend of the 28th/29th May.  The proceeds of this collection will be joined to a substantial offering to be made by His Holiness as a sign of his own participation in this collection.  These funds will be used for the benefit of those living in conflict zones and those displaced within the country.

Foynes Yacht Club Sailing Academy Summer Sailing Courses: ISA Certified – Run by qualified ISA Instructors.  Sailing Levels: Taste of Sailing – Start Sailing – Basic Skills – Improving Skills – Advanced Boat Handling.  Children aged 8-12 years Optimist Dinghy.  Teens aged 13-17 Topaz Dinghy.  Develop important water safety skills, understanding of weather, knowledge of tides, types of knots and when to use them.  For more information or bookings contact 087-3354153 or visit website:  www.foynesyachtclub.com

Fleadh Cheoil Luímnígh 2016:  Thank you to everyone that entered this year. The closing date for entry was 21st April. Fundraising evenings over the last few months within Glin proved hugely successful. Our final fundraising evening is a Ceilí Band held in The Knockdown Arms, Knockdown, Athea on Friday 6th May. Also for your diary please pencil Wednesday 18th May into your diary as this is the Official Launch of Fleadh Cheoíl Luímnígh 2016 being held in Ceol Corbraí Halla at 9 pm (Co. Board Meeting at 7.30pm) 14 Comhaltas Branches in Co. Limerick. Everyone welcome.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group open every Thursday morning during term time. Located at Ceol Corbrai Hall, Glin, 10am – 12noon.  €3 per family, refreshments provided. Up to date info: www.facebook.com/GlinBabyToddlerGroup

One last final push for the Food Drive in aid of Mid West Simon which is this Thursday 28th April from 10am to 12 noon during Glin Baby & Toddler hours, drop off location Ceol Corbraí Hall.   A drop off location will also be available in St. Fergus N.S in the morning for children that wish to donate.  Thank you to everyone that has kindly donated so far, donations have poured in, so a huge thank you to all.  Please keep an eye on the dates as out of date goods can not be given. Further details about Mid West Simon can be found on their web site www.midwestsimon.ie or Facebook page Mid West Simon. Examples of non-perishable items wanted but not limited to are: Canned meats, Canned vegetables, Canned soup, Canned fruit, Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Sauces – packet / jars, toiletries: tooth paste, nappies& wipes, toilet paper, shower gel etc.    Mid West Simon supporting the homeless and those less fortunate.

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

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