Parish Newsletter: 13th May 2017.

13th/14th May 2017: Fifth Sunday of Easter

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: John Healy Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eufrocina Clemtente Sunday 11am: Nodlaig Adams

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Breean Cunningham, David SheehanSunday: Maurice Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Saoirse & Fearghal Leahy Sunday: Danielle McKenna, Zuzia Palys

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

The Girls going to Ghana, (Roisin Horan and Laura Enright of Ballyguiltenane) are holding their rescheduled event this Sunday in Barrett’s Lounge after Mass!   As many of you know, Laura and Roisin are heading to Ghana at end of July for a month’s Volunteering in an Orphanage there. The fundraising is well underway, they need to raise a figure of E4.5k jointly, to cover their Travel and Accommodation costs, Insurance, Inoculations etc. so they would greatly appreciate any local support. Come along for some lovely treats, catch up with a cuppa while enjoying some Music, while at the same time supporting a good cause. All Welcome!

Well Done: to former St. Fergus NS pupil Nathan Wright who competed for Desmond College in the North Munster Schools Track and Field in Ennis and UL on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May. Nathan qualified through heats and a Semi-Final to reach the Junior 100m Final where he placed 5th. Nathan was knocked out in the 200m Semi Final by Dylan O’Shea another former St Fergus NS pupil and now a Desmond college pupil who then placed 5th in the Final. Nathan came 3rd in the Junior long jump so has qualified for Munster schools finals in CIT on 20th May.  A Ballyguiltenane NS past pupil Ben Sheehan now in 6th year wearing the Abbeyfeale Secondary School colours also came 3rd in the Intermediate Long Jump and has qualified for Munster Schools Finals.  Well done Nathan, Dylan and Ben.

Glin Community Games: Please note that the closing date for entries for the Track and Field Events in Mungret is Wednesday, May 17 at 9pm.   Please send your details to either Glin Community Games Facebook page or contact Marie McKenna.

CD: Local man and traditional singer Donie Lyons of Drumrisk is launching his new CD “The lovely fields of Blaine” on Sunday, May 14 at Barretts Bar at 3pm.  Please come along and support Donie – and he may even sing a song or two !!

Ceol Concert: End of year music class concert was cancelled on Friday, May 12 but is now rescheduled for this Friday, May 19 at 7.30 pm in Ceol Corbrai Hall, Glin.  All money made on the night will go towards extra tuition for all members going to this year’s Fleadh.  Please come along and support our upcoming musicians.

ALZHEIMERS TEA DAY: A bigh thanks to all who contributed to the Alzheimer’s Tea Day in in Ceol Corbraí on May 4th sponsored by Glin Comhaltas.  The amount raised was €515 which was been forwarded to the Alzheimer’s Society.

GLIN LIBRARY: Opening hours while Peg is away: Wednesdays from 10 to 2 pm and on Fridays from 10 to 1 and 2 to 5. Peg returns June 6

Clothes Recycling Collection: for both Primary Schools will be collected on the 9th June.  This is a fundraiser for the schools so please keep any unwanted clothing items for collection on this date.   Your support is greatly appreciated.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Every Thursday morning during term time from 10am til 12 noon.  Refreshments provided. €3 per family.

Meals-on-Wheels’ in Glin: Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for the maintenance of health and independence, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at older ages. It is a significant contributor to keeping the elderly in their own homes as long as possible, living independently, avoiding the need for nursing home care with its very high costs and the inevitable disruptions incurred. With this in mind Glin Homes for the Elderly, in association with the HSE, is launching a Meals-on-Wheels service for the elderly in the local community over the coming months. Meals(x2) will be delivered on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.  Participants will have a choice of menus consisting of nutritious meals. These will include a main course and dessert at an affordable cost, and will be delivered free of charge. Meals can also be collected from the Day Care Centre by family members or carers.  If older people are living on their own they often need some assistance in maintaining their independence, staying safe, eating well and leading an active lifestyle. Our ‘Meals-on-Wheels’ service will help to ensure that participants, in addition to receiving healthy balanced meals, will also have the added benefits of regular visits by one of our delivery team to ensure that they are safe and well.  If you wish to avail of this service or, as a concerned neighbour or family member, you know of an older person who might be interested in our ‘Meals-on-Wheels’ service please contact: Una on 068-26033 or Mary on 0874124808 for further details, or we can arrange a house visit to explain the benefits of the service in greater detail.

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