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16th/17th December 2017: Third Sunday of Advent
Christmas Masses:
Sunday 24th December: 11.00 am
Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Children’s Mass at 6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass at 8.00 p.m.
Monday 25th December (Christmas Day): 11.00 a.m.
Wednesday 27th December: Wedding Mass at 1.00 p.m.
Saturday 30th December: Wedding Mass at 1.00 p.m.
Sunday 31st December: Holy Family Mass at 11.00 a.m.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Mary Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy
Eucharistic Ministers for Christmas Masses:
Christmas Eve Children’s Mass: Alice Moore, Marie Shine & Fiona Moore
Christmas Eve 8.00 p.m. Mass: Betty Browne, Mary Hogan, Mike Fennell, Mary O Brien
Christmas Day 11 am Mass: John Culhane, Sean Flanagan, Michael O Connor
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell
Sunday 11am: Margaret Hogan
Readers for Christmas Masses:
Christmas Eve 8pm Mass: Ciara Shine
Christmas Day 11am Mass: John Prendergast
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Ellen Moore, Katie Fitzell, Danielle McKenna
Sunday: Conor Fitzgerald, Harry Fitzgerald & Maurice Fitzgerald.
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan, Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers for Christmas Eve 8pm Mass & Christmas Day 11am Mass: Danielle McKenna
Welcome to our new Altar Servers!
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Christmas Greetings: The people of the parish would like to wish Fr. Crawford a happy and holy Christmas and a peaceful new year.
A Celtic Christmas in Glin: The Celtic Tenors will perform at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin, on Tuesday 19th of December at 8.00 p.m. With over one million albums sold worldwide the Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the ‘most classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland’. Their live show is an experience overflowing with vitality and variety and their eclectic mix of classical, folk, Irish and pop is an experience not to be missed! A Celtic Christmas in Glin should prove to be a great night of entertainment as we celebrate the festive season with our loved ones from home and abroad. Tickets are now available in local shops or from any Glin Development Association member! The St. Fergus’ National School Senior Choir will make a special appearance on the night – they will join the Celtic Tenors on stage to sing a medley of Christmas Carols.
Glin Library: The library will close on Thursday Dec 21st at 2 pm until Tuesday Jan 2nd at 10 am. Wishing all library lovers a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Glin GAA: Many thanks to all who contributed to our Church Gate Collection last weekend.

WEDDING OF THE YEAR: Save the date for the fun wedding of the year 2017. Venue: Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin. Date: December 29. Time: 7pm til late. Your invitation is by ticket only available from any Abha Bhan Parish Park Committee member. The wedding celebrations start with mulled wine and mince pies, followed by a ceremony which promises hilarity, surprise and one big shock!! Then deluxe canapés and petit fours, Dance the night away with “Blackout” Full bar and spot prizes. Strictly over 18’s. The Abha Bhan Parish Park Committee along with The Wedding Party promise a fun community gathering and a great excuse to get dressed up and join in the celebrations. Tickets are €30 or €50 for a couple and are available from committee or p.m. on Abha Bhan Parish Park facebook page.
Glin Parish Pastoral Council.
Please join us on New Year’s Eve at Sunday mass to celebrate the launch of WMF2018. The mass will celebrate all that is ‘family’ and it will be a time of celebration and reflection. Our very own Glin Icon of the Holy Family will be blessed at this mass and if you wish you will have an opportunity to take the icon to your home as it is shared among our Glin Community! It will be a lovely mass with music and song and reflections, so please come along, all are welcome. In the words of Pope Francis “The family, the home is where faith is learned and grows. Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Let us pray that the church will always be a place of mercy and hope where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven and all families are valued

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