Parish Newsletter

1st/2nd April 2017: Fifth Sunday of Lent

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: Teresa Culhane Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Annie Reidy Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy Sunday 11am: John Prendergast

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Ella Foley, Ceili Brambley, Katelyn Corridan Sunday: Cian Hogan, Sean Fitzgerald  Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan Sunday:  Ella O Connor, Anna Daly

Confessions: Newcastle West Church, Saturday next the 8th April: 103. A.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Volunteers Needed: As part of the diocesan plan each parish is being asked to send forward volunteers for a few hours training (nothing too complicated!!!) on how to lead a prayer service or do a blessing or lead the congregation in singing. We know there are many people in our parish capable of taking a more active role in church services. Now we just need you to be willing to do so.  If you are interested in becoming more involved and doing a little bit of training you can send your name and number to The Secretary, Pastoral Council, Glin Parish Church or give your name to Fr.Crawford or leave a message on our new facebook page – Glin Parish Pastoral Council.

First Confession: for children making their First Holy Communion this year, will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Tuesday evening next the 4th April at 7.30 p.m.

Glin Historical Society: will meet on Thursday April 6th at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre. This is our final meeting before the summer break. It is hoped to arrange some walks and tours over the summer. Everybody is welcome to attend.  Eachtra Archaeological Projects Ltd will be in Glin village during that Thursday, training members on the recording of historic homesteads. For more information call Tom at 086-1710136.

Glin Tidy Towns: The fine weather brings us all out of hibernation and it’s a great time to stroll around Glin, enjoy the Town Park, take a brave swim or do the Knights Walk and Heritage trails. Glin is looking a bit tired after the winter months and now is the time to spruce it up again! With this in mind, and hopefully with help from the residents and business people of Glin, in conjunction with the Tidy Towns, we can get Glin looking in top form.  This year we are looking for help!  We are hoping that every resident/business owner will take on an area outside and adjacent to their own property i.e. If you live next to a derelict or unlived in property you might give it the necessary weeding and brushing and pick up any litter.  It’s as simple as that!   We know the people of Glin take great pride in their homes and businesses and I’m sure everyone will get involved. If indeed you see an area that needs attention and is in need of a good clean up, or that could be improved with painting or some planting, please contact any of the names below and the necessary funding will be allocated if the idea is viable.  Tidy Towns Group will be making contact with residents from the different streets, estates, etc. with a view to getting this initiative up and active!  Glin Tidy Towns would like to extend a huge thank you to the workmen on the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and the TUS work placement schemes. They continue to do tremendous work on an ongoing basis.  We would also again like to acknowledge Willie Wall who gives voluntarily of his time to keep our Square and many other streets spotless. Please contact John Anthony Culhane, Marie Fitzgerald, Marie Geoghegan if you have a project in mind.  Thank you to all from Glin Development and Tidy Towns.

Coffee Morning: St Fergus NS Parents Association would like to extend a warm welcome to members of the parish to attend our coffee morning this Sunday, April 2nd at Barretts Lounge after 11 am mass.  As always the Parents Association sincerely thank the parish over the years for their continued support in making these mornings a huge success.  Please spread the word amongst your family & friends and make sure to call for a cuppa and slice of cake!  An Easter raffle will also take place on the day.  Thanking you in advance.

Glin ICA: annual general meeting will take place at Cloverfield Daycare Centre on Friday 7th April at 7.30 p.m.  New members are welcome to attend.

Mackey Stand Draw:  Club members are promoting the Mackey Stand Draw i.e. Club Limerick Draw 2017 at present so your support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you to all those who support this draw every year.

Primary School Enrolment Forms: are now available for the school year 2017/2018 from our two local Primary Schools.

Glin Knitting Classes: Every Wednesday at 1.30 pm in Cloverfield Day Centre.  Refreshments provided.  No cover charge.  All welcome.

Dance Class: Irish dance classes with Johnny Cronin have resumed in Ceol Community Hall from 4pm on Tuesdays.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group:  Make sure to call in for a cup of tea or a coffee on a Thursday morning.  Our toddler group is a great opportunity to meet other parents, have a chat while the little ones play in a safe environment.  We would love to see some new face so please parents/caregivers call in from 10am to 12 noon. Open every Thursday during term time.  10am to 12 noon.  Refreshments provided.  €3 per family.

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