Parish Newsletter

14th/15th May 2016: Pentecost Sunday

Eucharistic Ministers for Next WeekVigil 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: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Margaret Hogan

Next week: Saturday Vigil: Mary Culhane Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Katelyn Corridan, Ceili Brambley, Ella Foley Sunday: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh & Saoirse Leahy

Sunday:   Cian Hogan, Sean Fitzgerald, Danielle McKenna

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

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Glin Library: Exciting news from Glin Library. Limerick City and County libraries now offer e-services. Books and magazines and videos can be downloaded to your Smartphone or tablet –  once you are member. They can be read at home or away, day or night. And it is all FREE. If anyone wants to know more about this service please ask Peg at the desk on your next visit. You need not buy a “Hello” magazine anymore! Spread the word.

Fleadh Cheoíl Luímnígh 2016 “Stewards Needed” Anyone that is interested in helping as a steward on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June please join us at a meeting on Monday 23rd May at 8.30pm in Ceol Corbraí Halla.  Official Launch Night of the Fleadh: Wednesday 18th May, held in Ceol Corbraí Halla at 9 pm (Co. Board Meeting at 7.30pm) 14 Comhaltas Branches in Co. Limerick. Everyone welcome.  The Fleadh will take place From Monday 30th May and over the Bank Holiday weekend to Monday 6th June.  The week is packed with lots going on including a 1916 Historical Walk, busking, music, singing and dancing competitions. Please visit our facebook page: FleadhCheoilLuimnigh2016 for up to date information, planned programme for week of Fleadh, photos and videos from recent events.

Glin Knights Sportive 80k & 120k takes place on Saturday the 16th of July. Registration Friday night (15th) from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in Barrett’s Bar, Glin and on the morning of the cycle from 8.30am in Barrett’s Bar. Cycle starts at 9.30am. €25 for Cycling Ireland Members and €27 for Non Cycling Members. Water and food stops on route. All cyclists welcome and refreshments provided after cycle in Barrett’s Bar. This is the 1st time Glin Knights have organised a sportive as a cycling club and we are delighted that the beneficiaries of our sportive are Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and the Ronald McDonald Foundation – both of these charities are non-government funded.   Please visit our facebook page Glin Knights Cycling Club for planned route and up to date information

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 on Facebook GlinBabyToddlerGroup
Glin Summer Festivals facebook page is still currently running and providing up to date information on local events and activities in and around our parish.  Make sure to “like & share” the page.  Lots of photos and videos from events held in recent weeks available to view.

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.

Summer Pilate’s class: A 6 Week workout program to help you strengthen, tone and keep fit for the summer months.   Suitable for both young and old of all abilities. Classes held every Wednesday evening in Glin GAA clubhouse. For more information, please contact Mark on 087 7798 437.

Glin Defibrillator Group: Glin Defibrillator Group will run another training course in early summer. There is a lot of interest expressed already, and names are being taken. If you would like your name included, please contact Anne Horan on 087 9186556 or Marie Fitzgerald on 086 8691821.  We would appeal to the local sports clubs to have members trained in this very important life-saving skill. We currently have 9 Defibrillators based around Glin and its townlands.

Out-Door Boot Camp – every Sunday morning in Foynes from 8am to 9am for men and from 9am to 10am for ladies. €8 per session.  Also on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm to 8.30pm for a mixed class. It’s at the forest walk in Foynes where you can park (about 1k out from the village)

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

National Parents Council Primary Conference 2016: will be held in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, Dublin, on Saturday 28th May from 10.30 to 4pm.  Conference is open to all parents.  Admission is free and lunch will be provided.  Places are limited, to secure attendance you must register in advance on www.npc.ie or email your name and contact number to info@npc.ie or telephone 01 8874034

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