Parish Newsletter.

24th/25th June 2017: Twelfth 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: 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, Céilí Brambley, Katelyn Corridan Sunday: Cian Hogan, Seán Fitzgerald

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Tax Rebate on Donations to Glin Parish: Sincere thanks for all your donations to the Parish.  Parishioners who have donated a minimum of €250 or more for 2016 have received a letter and receipt inviting you to fill in the relevant details on the Tax Form provided.  Please ensure that the form includes your tax number and your signature/name.  Please return the signed form as soon as possible so that I can reclaim the tax rebate on your donation.  There is a black box provided at the back of the church for the completed forms.  With thanks, Fr. T. Crawford.

Corpus Christi Procession: It was wonderful to see such a crowd at the Corpus Christi Procession last Sunday and what glorious weather for it!  Our thanks to all who helped on the day and in the preparation and organisation of the event.

Glin Tidy Towns: Glin Tidy Towns will meet in Glin Town Park every Saturday morning at 11am. We would be delighted if you could give one hour of your time to do much needed weeding of the beds and general gardening and tidying up. Many hands make light work and it will be for the benefit of all, and especially those who enjoy the facilities of the park and playground.  Meet at the tennis court area and bring any gardening tools you have to hand.  Thanks for any support you can give!

Fund Raising Night: Niamh Mulvihill Fund raising night for “The Hope Foundation” on Saturday 1st July at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar.  The “Hope Foundation” is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata in India.  The “Hope Foundation” works to make lasting changes to their lives by providing healthcare, counselling and education.  Niamh a nurse in University Hospital Limerick is volunteering her nursing skills for six weeks.  She will be funding her own travel expenses, vaccinations etc and is therefore having a fund raising night on 1st July.  All donations will go directly to the foundation.  Music, food and lots of spot prizes on the night, so please support Niamh for this very worthy cause.

The Going Strong Club: will be held on the 26th June at 2.30 p.m.  All are welcome at the usual venue.

Walk to Remember: On Sunday 9th July at 1pm sharp, there is a walk being organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones.  All proceeds received on the day donated to children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.  Registration from 12 noon.  With balloon release at 12.45 p.m.  Please join us for A Walk to Remember.  Everyone welcome.  Thanks to everyone who supported a Walk to Remember last year and for your continued support.

Glin GAA: Shannon Gaels Bord na nOg, Glin and Gerald Griffins clubs combined,will be holding their annual Summer Cul Camp at Ballyhahill GAA pitch from Monday July 31st to Friday August 4th. Book online at or come along on the first day of the camp at 9.30am to register. Cul camp starts at 10am. All are welcome.

 Glin Pier: There will be two Swimming and Water Safety weeks this summer. Lessons will take place on the week of Monday, July 17 and Monday 14 August. Further details will be available closer to the time. For more information please contact the Limerick County Water Safety by email at

Glin Mens Shed:  For further information contact Eddie Mulvihill, Donal Woods,  Eamon Sweeney, Joe Kennedy or Martin Henderson.

Glin Tri: The Annual Glin Triathlon will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2017. You can register for the event now on

Glin Knitting: Wednesdays from 2 to 3.30pm at Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

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

Designer Minds Summer Camps: Science, Design and Technology Summer Camps for Primary school children, aged 7 to 13 will be running in Listowel and Newcastle West in July.  Book online:

Newsletter: The final newsletter for the summer will be on the weekend of the 8th/9th July so if you have any upcoming events, please place info in the box at Paddy Hogans or email  Thank you.

SCRIPTURE  REFLECTION: In a world that tries to make us despair, Christians refuse to worship terror or fear. In a world obsessed with speed and discord, Christians slow down on Sunday to say together – Our God reigns.  May our lives be a witness to this trust in God who loves us.

Lord Jesus Christ,
We call you Lord,
Yet it is too easy for us to worship other things.
Other activities, other relationships, other gods.

You tell us we cannot serve two masters,
Yet we spend more time focusing our energies elsewhere,
Diverting our time, our energy, our money, our attention away from you.

Forgive us, gracious Saviour,
When our hearts are led astray
When we serve other gods and worship them.

We turn away from our distractions and sin.
Strengthen us to set our faces toward Jerusalem,
To take up our cross and follow you. We pray this, counting on your grace.  Amen.

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