Parish Newsletter: 25th February 2018.

24th/25th February 2018: Second Sunday of Lent
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: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eva Fitzgerald
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley
Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley & Cian Hogan
Sunday: Breean & Siona Cunningham
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.
Church Gate Collection: The National Church Gate Collection for World Meeting of Families takes place this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Rally for Life: Buses will be leaving West Limerick on Saturday 10th March to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin. For further information and to book a seat, contact John on 087-1127477.
The Irish Catholic Newspaper: As parishioners are aware this newspaper is on sale every week in the Church. The promoters hope to boost the number of copies sold every week and would strongly encourage more households to buy a copy. This newspaper provides a lively mix of news, analysis and informal commentary about Church and social issues as they affect Ireland and the wider world. It is an influential independent Catholic newspaper, having always been owned and managed by lay people.
Going Strong Meeting: will be held at 2pm next Monday 26th February in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.
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: We are delighted to see the renovated office of Cois Sionna Credit Union open!
Dancing with the Stars – Local Connection: We wish former Cork Camogie Captain, Anna Geary the very best of luck in the competition as our very own Teresa Culhane, Tullyglas is her Aunt. We can see where she gets her talent!!! Competition is heating up so make sure your vote goes to Anna & Kai on Sunday night.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
Congratulations: to Ollie Wallace on collecting his Intermediate Co medal and West medal at a function in Rathkeale House Hotel last Saturday night. Best of luck to him this year in the senior championship with St Senans.
Raffle: Tarbert native and Toronto resident Clodagh Allen suffered multiple injuries following a balcony fall in Toronto. To help with medical costs we are holding a 5 card draw poker game in Carmodys Bar Tarbert on Sat 10th March @ 9pm. Entry Fee €30.We are holding a raffle on the night too and tickets for same are on sale for €5. Any enquiries please contact Breda on 087 1909880.

Glin GAA Table Quiz: Thank you to all those who attended Conway’s last Friday night, February 16 for our table quiz. Your support is greatly appreciated. Watch for posters advertising our next one!
Ballyguiltenane National School: is holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend. Thanking you in advance for your continued support.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. There are many that enjoy a walk around Glin, whether it be out the main road towards Tarbert, the Pier Road towards Loughill or the back roads around our beautiful village. We would ask those that enjoy walking if every now and then they may take a plastic bag with them and collect any rubbish that they see. Even to pick up 3 pieces really would make a difference. We look forward to volunteers helping with the Team Limerick Clean Up on March, 30 in Glin.
Glin Tidy Towns – ILLEGAL RUBBISH DUMPING. Around Monday last (19th Feb), bags of household rubbish were dumped at the back of Glin pier (west side). These bags were subsequently broken open by scavenging crows and wind and tide spread it all across a wide area of shoreline. A one ton bag was filled by our Community Worker Des Scanlon, who works under the TUS scheme. It took Des six hours to clean up this disgraceful mess. It is a health hazard to humans and wildlife alike. THIS HAD TO STOP! We are asking walkers and public alike to be extremely vigilant and report any sightings of illegal household rubbish dumping. Please contact any member of Glin Development and Tidy Towns. Thank you. Photos of same can be viewed on glintidytowns FB page and on
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Tarbert Comprehensive Parents Association: Fundraising Bingo in the school on this 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: Thank you to all who supported the collection last weekend. €551 was raised.
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.
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 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
Scripture Reflection Prayer:
O God, We open our eyes and we see Jesus, the months of ministry transfigured to a beam of light,
the light of the world, your light. May your light shine upon us. We open our eyes and we see Moses and Elijah, your word restoring us, showing us the way, telling a story, your story, his story, our story.
May your word speak to us. We open our eyes and we see mist, the cloud of your presence
which assures us of all we do not know and that we do not need to fear that. Teach us to trust.
We open our eyes and we see Peter’s constructions, his best plans, our best plans, our missing the point, our missing the way. Forgive our foolishness and sin. We open our eyes and we see Jesus,
not casting us off, but leading us down, leading us out – to ministry, to people.
Your love endures forever. We open our ears and we hear your voice,
‘This is my beloved Son, listen to him!’ And we give you thanks. Amen

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