Parish Newsletter

17th/18th February 2018: First Sunday of Lent
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Marie Shine, Mary Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy, Alice Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Marissa Hogan, Orla & Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Annual Day Retreat: to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 4th March. Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane before 1st March.
Petition Box: for World Meeting of Families will be in Glin Parish Church until the end of the week. Please place your petitions in the box this weekend.
Sum of Money: was found near Taste Restaurant during the week. Contact Hogans Shop.
Church Gate Collection: on the 10th & 11th February for St. Vincents Centre Lisnagry came to €276.63. Many thanks to all who supported this collection.
Glin Homes for the Elderly, Cloverfield, Glin. A Meals-on-Wheels service has been in operation for the elderly in the local community over the past few months. Meals are delivered on a daily basis and participants have a choice of menus which include a main course and a dessert. We are now extending our service to include parts of Loughill, Ballyhahill and Athea. 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 087 4124808 for further details.
Cois Sionna Credit Union Glin Office: The Glin Office will re-open as usual for business on Monday next the 19th February 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Thank you to all our customers for their patience during the renovations.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
Glin Mens Shed: The members are busy at the moment making bat boxes, bird boxes and flower planters. If readers are interested in purchasing any of these items please let us know. Bat and Bird boxes conform to the farmers/rural Glas scheme requirements. Decorative bird boxes for urban and country gardens are also available. We are also looking for unused and surplus screws, good quality timber and any woodworking materials not being used. As the Shed has limited storage space members will come and collect any suitable items. If you have any items that you think would interest the Shed or if you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed above please send a text to 087 9413890 and we will contact you or contact a Shed member for further details. We are open to members and visitors on Mondays and Thursdays at St Paul’s Heritage Centre Glin from 7.30pm
Music Session: Glin Comhaltas music session in Dunnes pub, on Sunday, February 18 from 6-8pm. All welcome.
Tarbert Comprehensive Parents Association: Fundraising Bingo in the school on Sunday 25th February at 3.00 p.m. Books: Single €10, Double €15. Jackpot Sheet: €2. Please support.

St. Fergus’ National School Parents Association Church Gate Collection: is being held before Masses this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.
World Meeting of Families 2018: Are you going to World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin this August?? Here’s everything you need to know. REGISTER FOR WMOF2018. Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018’s events – August 21-26th 2018 – will require tickets/registration.
Children are free and for adults, some events will be free but others will be subject to a fee. Whatever the cost – they need to know the numbers, so all events require a ticket which you can get by registering! First decide what type of registration you need. Are you registering:-
 as an Individual Adult?
 as a member of the Clergy?
 as a Family Group (any number of adults, any number of Children)?
 as a Group (Parish/Diocese, Organisation)?
Then decide what you want to attend.
Are you coming to the whole week (all inclusive), Are you coming to one, two or three days of the Congress (Wed – Friday), Are you coming to the Festival of Families on Saturday and/or Are you coming to the Closing Mass on Sunday?
To book tickets, click on any of the following. You will need to know the details of those you are booking for and – if necessary – to be able to pay online with credit card or similar:
 Congress Registration + Opportunity of booking tickets for Festival of Families and Final Mass
 Festival of Families tickets only
 Closing Mass tickets only
Please note that accommodation is NOT included in the cost of registration. As you book tickets, you will be offered the chance to book accommodation through a separate website, but it’s entirely up to you – many people will stay with families or make other arrangements. The website is merely a suggestion, if it helps. See:
Check out for video on how to Register or contact a member of Glin Parish Pastoral Council for further info and check out our FB Page.
Glin Defibrillator Group: We are delighted to share the news that our Trainer Anne Horan has been shortlisted for an Everyday Heroes Award in conjunction with the People of the Year awards and the Sean O’Rourke show on RTE radio one. This is to do with assistance given to a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby in Nov 2016. Anne was at the Tullamore Court Hotel the same day as Michael Mac Clancy. Michael was attending a music event when he went into a very serious state of cardiac arrest – a condition where the heart actually stops dead and the victim has approximately eight minutes to get help or dies. Anne, a trained Cardiac Responder who had trained with the Red Cross but had never worked on a real person before came across the scene and saved Michael’s life. She shouted for a defibrillator whilst administering CPR. Mick was brought to the Tullamore General Hospital and the resuscitation team continued to work on him. During the week Anne was being interviewed in her classroom by Sean O’Rourke and was surprised mid interview by a knock on the door only to find the man whose life she saved. Mick is alive and well today because of Everyday Hero nominee Anne Horan. To watch this touching moment log onto Facebook and search ‘GLINDEFIBRILLATORGROUP’
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well. New members are always welcome. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook using the search feature and typing GlinBabyToddlerGroup or by using Google.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. All volunteers welcome.
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

Please note that all notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details.

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