Parish Newsletter

28th/29th May 2016: Corpus Christi

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week:

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine & Mary Hogan

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara ShineSunday 11.00 a.m.: Eva Fitzgerald Next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie ReidyAltar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Orla & Martin MacNamara Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Ella O Connor & Anna Daly  Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Breean Cunningham, Sean Moore & David Sheehan Sunday:   Eva Ryan, Maurice & Mai Fitzgerald

Local news & information: log on to:

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Dental Outreach – Trip to Nepal: Thank you: Paul Hanlon would like to thank everybody who supported his coffee morning in Barretts recently.  A total of €750 was raised.  Thanks to the Barrett Family for all their help on the day.  All donations were very much appreciated.

Church Gate Collection: Last weekend’s church gate collection realised €961.  Many thanks for your generous support – let’s hope that the money in its entirety goes to improving outcomes for cancer sufferers.

Fleadh Cheoíl Luímnígh 2016 starts this Monday May 30th right through to Monday 6th June.  Our first night is Monday 30th with a children’s evening in Glin library at 7.30pm with storytelling and local poet Gabrielle Fitzmaurice will attend.  The week continues with a 1916 Historical Walk, busking, music, singing, dancing competitions and lots more. Programme of events can be found on our facebook page  FleadhCheoilLuimnigh2016  as well as the competition timetable for Saturday and Sunday.  We look forward to seeing you all at the Fleadh!

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.  Please check our facebook page for date & time of weekly cycle sessions – all 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 on Facebook GlinBabyToddlerGroup    

Glin Summer Festivals provides up to date information on local events and activities in and around our parish.  Make sure to “like & share” the page.

Family Sports Day in Tarbert featuring a host of events to keep both the kids and the adults entertained in Shannon Park, on Saturday June 11th from 12.30 to 5.30pm.    Family tickets €10, children €5 toddlers free.  Hope to see you there.

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 this 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/ Responsible Dog Ownership: There has been concern raised about the amount of dog fouling on the path out the Tarbert Road. A lot of people walk this path daily and have to pick their steps as they go.  If you take a dog walking on this path, please take a bag with you and pick up after them if they foul.  Dog fouling is a health risk, especially to children, it can cause stomach upsets, sore throats, asthma and blindness.  Doggie bags are cheap and widely available.  Peg the Librarian also keeps a supply available for dog owners free of charge.
Glin Tidy Towns/ weekly clean /Volunteer Call-up: Every Saturday morning 10am – 12, Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm for the summer months.   If you are free on any of these times, please come along to the meeting point at the Courthouse. You can tackle your own area or help to weed the town streets and there are always areas to be litter picked.  Glin has been entered into the Super Valu Tidy Towns competition, and the judges can come unannounced at any time!!  It’s a good excuse to get out in the fresh air and hopefully the weather will be kind.  Bags, vis vests and gloves will be available. Together we can make a difference.   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 Rovers: Best of Luck to Glin Rovers who play Rathkeale in the final of the Desmond Cup on Friday night next the 3rd June.


Lord God, you draw and welcome us, emptied of pride and hungry for grace, to this your kingdom feast. Nowhere can we find the food for which our souls cry out but here, Lord at your table.  Invigorate and nourish us, good Lord that in and through this Bread and Wine your love may meet us and your life complete us in the power and glory of your kingdom. Amen

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

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