Parish Newsletter

11th/12th June 2016: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week:

Vigil 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: Nicola Cunningham

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

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

Death: Sympathy is extended to the family of James O Brien, Glenagragra, Glin who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.

Local news & information: log on to:

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Glin Estuary Swim Club: are holding a coffee morning in Geoghegans on Sunday 19th June at 12 noon.  All funds in aid of St. Vincent’s Special School, Lisnagry.  Your support is appreciated.

Social Dancing: starting in Ballyhahill Hall on the Monday 13th June at 8.30 p.m.  All are welcome!
Glin Tidy Towns/ weekly clean /Volunteer Call-up: Every Saturday morning 10 am – 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

The summer Solstice: This year the Solstice occurs on Monday June 20th, this being a leap year. West Limerick Mental Health association have decided to come to our own picturesque village to celebrate the event this year and avail of the wonderful recreational amenity that the Knights Walk has become. Young and not so young are invited to assemble in the church car park from 7pm , with the walk commencing at 7 30pm. Afterwards, the Solstice candle will be lit followed by light refreshments and a chat at St Paul Heritage Centre, all in the cause of promoting positive mental health. The association is grateful to Glin Development for their assistance in hosting the event this year.

Glin Library: Unfortunately the electricity will be cut off in Glin library on Wednesday 15th June so the library will not be able to offer computer service. However, the library will remain open for reading or borrowing books.  There is also some local art by Phyllis Costello, Carmel Fitzgerald and Gabriel O’Donovan to be admired, so welcome in. The Scrabble group will also attend. It is closed on Thursday and Friday for annual leave.   The library was used recently for the Singing/Storytelling/Lilting competitions for the County Fleadh. Everybody was impressed by the lovely comfortable venue.

Glin Baby and 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

Congratulations: to our victorious Glin Rovers A’s & B’s teams.  Glin Rovers A’s  won the Desmond Cup last Friday night in Newcastle West.  They made history when they became the first team to win the Desmond Cup in a penalty shoot-out, beating Rathkeale 5-4 on penalties after coming from 2-0 down at half-time to force a 2-2 draw on the magnificently-manicured pitch of Newcastle West AFC. Glin Rovers B’s won the Division 3 League, beating Ballingarry B’s  2-0 last Sunday night.  This match was also played in Newcastle West.  There was huge local support at both matches and we thank our loyal supporters for travelling to the matches.  Well done to all involved.

Exam Reflection:

Someone is lighting a candle for you, someone is willing you on, someone has your back in life. This is not as alone as it feels. In fact you are surrounded (maybe slightly suffocated!), by people conspiring to have you do your best and be recognized for that. In its own confused and ordinary way, that’s love.  Soon you will be sitting in a room full of a lot of people who are being carried by others. Even if you are alone, or feel alone, in the midst of this challenge; you are part of a group that is prayed for and cared for in a really special way right now. Accept that love. Love gives us courage.

Your best is enough now. Not because it will get you grades you dream of, though I hope you get your dreams. Your best is enough because you are enough, regardless of your grades. This may well be the most important lesson of exams – that they only define one part of you, that you are a brighter light than any paper can describe, a loved human being capable of great things.
Good luck. Do your best. Get ready to enjoy the rest of your life!”

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