Parish Newsletter

21st/22nd May 2016: Holy Trinity

Eucharistic Ministers for Next WeekVigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O’Brien, Ann Manning Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Marie McKenna, Grace Fitzgerald

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Mary CulhaneSunday 11.00 a.m.: Nodlaig Adams Next week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine  Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Darragh & Saoirse Leahy Sunday: Cian Hogan, Sean Fitzgerald, Danielle McKenna

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

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Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Glin Library is happy to accommodate “Tunes and Words” with Gabriel Fitzmaurice to start off the Fleadh Ceoil Luimnigh on Monday 30th May at 7.30 pm. This is a night for children of all ages and of course their parents. All welcome.  The library will be closed on Thursday 26th May for training purposes.

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 next 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.

Glin Tidy Towns:  A big THANK YOU to all those who have volunteered on the Tidy Towns initiative. As they say “a little can make a big difference”. With this in mind, and Glin’s entry into the Tidy Towns competition, it’s decided that there will be a call to action every Saturday morning from 10am till midday, and on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8, from now through the summer months.   If you are free on any of these dates and can give a little of your time, it would help and go a long way to getting Glin looking clean and spruced ready for Summer. (We’ve been reliably informed it’s going to be a scorcher!!!). Your help can include, litter picking your own area, (we have many doing this already on a regular basis), litter picking a black spot area, clearing weeds from the path verges, general weeding of areas needing attention, painting, and bringing to the Tidy Towns attention areas that might have previously been missed.  We are looking for volunteers from Marian Place, Corbry Estate and Church Street to go on the volunteers list.  If you would like to get involved in this initiative please give your name to Marie Geoghegan, Marie Fitzgerald or Eoghan Ryan. There are vis vests, bags and gloves available.  We have a limited number of litter pickers. Anybody who has previously taken a litter picker and who feels they may not make use of it, can return it to any member of the Tidy Towns committee.  Meeting point is the Courthouse, and from there it will be decided what needs to be tackled.   It would be great to see young people getting involved, as it builds a good community spirit for the future. It also instils a pride of place and heightens awareness and promotes personal responsibility for litter.  Please be vigilant of anyone dumping rubbish and please report any sightings of rubbish dumping to the Dept of the Environment or any member of Glin Tidy Towns.  Keep up to date with Glin Tidy Towns on our FB page and on

Glin Clean Coast:  The Clean Coast initiative took place Saturday 9th May.  The Glin Shoreline was walked and rubbish collected. It was a beautiful day for a walk and a big thanks to those who turned up.  Clean Coasts helping to protect our beaches, seas and marine life.

Glin Heritage Walking Trails:  Now is a great time to take in our beautiful scenic walks in Glin.  The weather is mild and the conditions are perfect to take in the Knights Walk, Knockaranna and the coastal ‘path’.  The Knights Walk is spectacular.  You can enter from St. Paul’s Heritage Centre opposite Glin church and follow the trail south through The Race Field where many important race meetings were held in the last century. Then on to Rook Hall Wood, through to Furry Hill Wood, Beech Walk and on to Tullyglass Hill where you will find the Viewing Platform. From here use the binoculars provided to take in the wonderful vista.  You can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding counties of Kerry, Clare, Galway and Tipperary.  To the west you can see Cnoc an Oir in Ballybunion, to the North West Scattery Island, Loop Head, Slievecallan and a magnificent sweeping view of the Shannon Estuary.   It’s a fabulous walk and you will observe a variety of native woodland flora and fauna and take in the majestic species of beech, oak, ash and holly trees.  The wild garlic is in full bloom and the Foxgloves are getting ready to don their wonderful pink gloves!  It is a distance of 4KM and is rated of ‘moderate’ difficulty. Good walking shoes are essential and don’t forget to bring mobile phone, a drink and a snack.  Knockaranna and The Path are rated ‘easy’ and would suit casual walkers and are also beautiful scenic routes. Brochures outlining the routes are available from local shops in Glin.  Plan ahead, Prepare and ‘Leave no Trace’.

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 THIS Monday 23rd May at 8.30pm in Ceol Corbraí Halla.  Official Launch Night of the Fleadh was held on Wednesday gone. The evening was very successful with beautiful food, great music and wonderful company. Thanks to all that attended.  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    Please keep an eye on the floor as last Thursday the floor was very messy with juice spillages, yogurt and raisins. Spillages pose a health and safety risk and can lead to a fall by either a tot or an older person. Cleaning products etc are kept in the kitchen or on the stage – if you see a spillage please clean it up. Thanks and see you next week.

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.

Prayer for Trinity Sunday 

Glorious Trinity, Make your presence known in this place through our worship, our prayer, the reading of your Word

Father, Son, Holy Spirit within whose unity lies all that is you, perfect love justice, peace and power

As we gather here today your body, your church throughout this world, fill our outstretched hearts
with your Spirit; encircle us with your love

Make yourself known to us in new ways exciting ways, challenging ways

Empower us, Inspire us, Glorious Trinity.

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