Parish Newsletter

8th/9th July 2017: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Eufrocina Clemente

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Nicola Cunningham

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell

                                           Sunday 11am: Margaret Hogan

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Breean Cunningham, David Sheehan

                                             Sunday: Maurice Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Saoirse & Fearghal Leahy

                                              Sunday: Danielle McKenna, Zuzia Palys

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Conference in Mary Immaculate College: Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, who is Archbishop of Vienna, and was chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the “family” – is to address a conference at Mary Immaculate College on July 13th entitled ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’.  The Conference is a key moment in the build up to the World Meeting of Families 2018.  All are welcome to this conference and there is also a public lecture that evening – it all takes place on Thursday 13th July.

NOTICE FROM FR MARTIN MADIGAN: Auction: Total contents of the Presbytery in Glin, Co. Limerick. Over 100 items (Some 18th Century) on offer. Viewing on Sunday 9th July 2pm-5pm at the Community Hall in Glin. Auction on Monday 10th July at 6.30pm. For catalogue details contact Derry Daly Auctions 087-6844999

Gas Networks:  Homeowners in Glin will be asked to sign a petition indicating if they are interested in installing gas, should a pipeline be extended 4km to the town.  Additionally they will be asked to indicate if they would consider fiber optic broadband, if a connection is made to the main N69 Limerick-Listowel fiber cable which passes through the bottom of the town since 2002 – E-town anyone?  Sign your name or simply “owner/occupier” for privacy if you wish.  Gas installation costs €250 initially for the connection, converting your house could be another €750, including appliances etc, if required.  You will generally recover this investment in 2-3 years in heating bills etc.  Tumbledryers/washing machines can also be run on gas, for additional savings.  The results of the survey will be submitted to Gas Networks Ireland and the consultants who are preparing the town plan.  This survey will take place by members of Glin Development calling to each individual household over the weekend.  Thank you for your co-operation.

ICA Whist Drive: at Cloverfield on Tuesday 11th July at 8.30 p.m.  all welcome.

Irish Heart Foundation: would like to thank, most sincerely, the parishioners of Glin for the generosity they showed during the recent Church Gate Collection.  The total amount collected was €804.12

Cemetery Masses:  Weather permitting, Kilfergus Graveyard Mass will take place on Wednesday 16th August at 7pm and Kinard Graveyard Mass will be held on Thursday 17th August at 7pm.

Glin Castle Open Day: Glin Development Association will be holding an Open Day at Glin Castle on Sunday 6th August.  Further details nearer the date.

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 www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or come along on the first day of the camp at 9.30am to register. Cul camp starts at 10am. All are welcome.

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

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 limerickwsac@gmail.com. Please note registration for both weeks lessons takes place on the Sunday at mid-day, i.e. Sunday 16th July and Sunday 13th August.

Glin Parish Pastoral Council.  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference “.   The Pastoral Council is formed over a year now.  It has twelve members including Fr.Crawford.   It’s formation was as a result of an appeal by Rome and subsequently the Bishops to form groups in all parishes that could, and will assist the parish priest in his Pastoral duties.  With the decline in entries to the priesthood, and also the natural fall off of existing priests due to retiring and illness etc, there is a need for backup and support for the existing working priests.  This is where the Parish Pastoral Councils will fulfil their purpose and role.  You may be aware that there have been Lay Lead liturgies at Glin church in the past months when Fr. Crawford was not available.  The Pastoral Council is involved in recruiting, and continues to look for participants who are interested in training for Lay Led liturgy.  We are also hopeful of encouraging our younger generation to get more involved in the Pastoral Council, as these young people are our future, and it’s important that they feel included, and that they know we value their opinions and insight.  We were also responsible for the invitation to tea after the CORPUS CHRISTI procession on June 16th last.  We are hoping to rekindle this tradition and encourage more parishioners to attend the procession, and to have an occasion to come and celebrate together over a cup of tea.   It’s a fledgling group, one that’s trying to find its way.  Our aim is to reach out to all the community, to be all inclusive in these challenging times, and to be Christ’s eyes, hands, feet and heart in the common goal of ensuring our parishioners’ Pastoral needs are catered for now and into the future.  Please check out our FB Page – Glin Parish Pastoral Council – and Glin.info for regular updates.

Glin Tidy Towns.  Thanks to all those who have assisted on Saturday mornings for the weekly cleanup. Whether you gave one hour or many hours, your contribution has made a difference.   Thank you to those who can’t make Saturday mornings, but who make their own contribution in their own time to making a difference in Glin. Glin is looking great and hopefully with everyone’s help we can keep it weed and litter free during the Summer. With all the window boxes, tubs and hanging baskets, there’s a great burst of colour all over town.  Thank you to all the businesses and home owners, they really make a big difference to the town.  Clean ups will continue at 11am on Saturday mornings.  For regular updates and photos check out Glin Tidy Towns FB Page and Glin.info.

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.

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

Newsletter: This is the final newsletter until September.  Thank you to all who submitted notices.

Dates to Remember:

July:                                 13th July – Conference in Mary Immaculate re ‘Let’s Talk Family’

                                        16th July – Glin Knights Charity Cycle

17th July – Water Safety lessons – registration on the 16th July.

29th July – Annual Charity Swim

31st July – GAA Summer Camp in Ballyhahill GAA Club

August:                           6th August – Glin Castle Open Day – tour of Castle & Gardens.

                                        14th August Second Week of Water Safety lessons – registration                                               on the 13th Aug

                                        16th August – Kilfergus Graveyard Mass at 7pm

17th August – Kinard Graveyard Mass at 7pm

September:                    2nd September – Annual Glin Triathlon.    

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