Parish Newsletter: 28th/29th April 2018.

28th/29th April 2018; Fifth Sunday of Easter.
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: Mary Culhane
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane
Sunday 11am: Annie Reidy
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Luke Buckley, Donnadh Daly, Cian Hogan.  Sunday: Breean & Sionna Cunningham
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Ellen Moore, Katie Fitzell, Keela Normile, Danielle McKenna
Sunday: Conor, Maurice & Harry Fitzgerald
Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Thomas Fitzgerald, Shanagolden (formally of Creagh Street) who died recently.
Sympathy is extended to Den and Gertie O Brien, Ballyhahill on the passing of their daughter Edel.
May they rest in peace.
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.
First Holy Communion: will take place on Saturday next the 5th May, 2018.
Glin Pro-Life Group: are looking for people to volunteer to canvas for the NO vote in the up-coming referendum. Please give your name and phone number to Eilis McNamara 068-34269 or mobile 087-6336369.
National Pro-Life Prayer Rally: with Public Rosary, Procession & Mass for the protection of the 8th Amendment in the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick at 11a.m. on Saturday 5th May 2018. All are welcome.
Trócaire Boxes: Thank you to all who returned their Trócaire Boxes – amount raised €1,175. Many thanks for your generosity.
Glin Library: will be closed on and from Wednesday NIGHT May 2nd until Thursday 10th May at 11am when normal hours will resume.
Alzheimer’s Tea Morning: is Thursday 3rd May hosted by Glin Comhaltas in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin from 10.00am to 12.30pm. All welcome.
Congratulations: to Ben Sheehan for receiving an award from the Kerry Athletics Association in the Kenmare Bay Hotel on Friday, April 15 for his athletic achievements in 2017.
Congratulations: to Ella Tobin who was a member of the Limerick U14 team, who were crowned Munster Champions on Saturday, April 21. Well done to all involved
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
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.
Clothes Recycling: The next clothing collection for our two Primary Schools takes place on the 15th June so start collecting any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen and donate to our two schools. Thanking you.
Glin Community Games: Congratulations to U16 Chess team, having won the Limerick county final played extremely well in the recent Munster finals in UL. The team of 8 players won two out of three rounds of games winning vs Castleisland and Clonmel, however losing out to Ennis. Congrats also to Christopher Quirke, on coming 2nd in County Community Games gymnastics u12 boys competition held recently in Foynes.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook
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
Gardener of life, form us …
Vine of life,
in Your branches we are nestled taking shelter and sustenance in the shade of Your strength.
With thanksgiving we celebrate the growth and hope we have found in placing our roots in You,
for in life You nourish us and Your Holy Spirit encourages us
to reach our full potential in the gifts we have been given
that others may know of Your love.
Lord, make us more than sour grapes and unripe olives.
In the hardships of the world
may we look beyond the bitter politics and divisions to find Your love
at the core of our relationships.
There may all people work with what we have in common
that we might grow to be a people of respect and trust.
May our branches bow with the weight of the fruit you have bestowed.
Help us to look beyond our own needs, to recognise those
who are hungry for food, love and justice.
May we offer others the shelter needed under the weight of Your branches
so they find a rest from the cold and darkness,
the hatred and loneliness of this world.
Instead may Your Spirit enable us to value the gifts and talents of all.
May our leaves soak up Your light.
When we meet those who are worn down with illness, loneliness, grief and abandonment,
may the light of Your presence shine in the encounters they have with others
that all might know Your compassion.
Gardener of all life, as You trim and shape us for Your purpose
may we place our prayers into Your hands and trust that new seeds may grow
from tired and empty thoughts.

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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