Parish Newsletter: 6th/7th October 2018

6th/7th October 2018: Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
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. Saoirse Culhane
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald.
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Daragh, Fearghal & Orliath Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Donnadh Daly, Jack Adams & Luke Buckley
Sunday: Breean & Síona 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.
Sunday 7th October: It’s Mission Month 2018: October is Mission Month! The most important day of this month is World Mission Sunday, which takes place on the 21st. This is the one Sunday in the year that Pope Francis asks you to pray a little stronger and dig a little deeper so that faith, hope and love can flourish. Contributions given on World Mission Sunday will support the fearless and selfless work of our missionaries, who live shoulder to shoulder with people in communities that are struggling and often war-torn. Mission Month and Mission Sunday is a time for you to full appreciate the dedication of these missionaries who are there before, during and after any crisis.
Proposed Pastoral Plan: There are 60 Parishes in Limerick Diocese but not enough priests to continue providing services as we have been up to now. During the recent Synod and in discussions ever since we have been forming a Pastoral Plan for the Diocese. Bishop Brendan Leahy and others are now working on a list of 16 Pastoral Areas across the Diocese. He is meeting with Priests at the moment to hear their views on the consequences of these changes and later he will meet with groups of Pastoral Councils to hear their concerns. Glin Parish is in the Knockpatrick Pastoral Area which includes Loughill/Ballyhahill, Shanagolden/Foynes/Roberstown, Coolcappa/Kilcolman and Ardagh/Carrickerry. Those 5 Parishes will be expected to work out new arrangements to best serve our mission in the near future. I hope you will reflect on this major development and prepare for this change which is imminent. In the next few weeks there will be a Pastoral Council Meeting in each Parish to prepare for a meeting with Bishop Leahy. Fr. T. Crawford.
Glin Development Association is delighted that they have received €96,000 under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2018 from the Department of Rural & Community Affairs to fund an Interpretative & Tourist Centre at Glin Library.
Tourist Office/Interpretative Centre: Cllr John Sheahan welcomes the allocation of €96,000 to convert the unused part of Glin Library to a Tourist Office/Interpretative Museum to tell the story of the history of Glin. The project was funded under the Town and Village Renewal fund from the department of Rural and Community Affairs. This project was initiated by Glin Development Association who worked with Limerick City and County Council in putting a proposal together for the Department. The hard work of Glin Development Association and Limerick City and County Council has to be acknowledged in bringing this funding to Glin. I was glad as the local councillor to assist in delivering this funding and looking forward in assisting Glin Development Association to bring it to fruition.
Coffee Morning: In aid of Milford Hospice and the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation on this Sunday 7th October in O’Shaughnessys Bar after 11am Mass.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: every Thursday during term time at Ceol Corbraí Hall. €3 per family and includes tea and coffee and snacks for the children. Open 10am to 12 noon.
New Fairy Trail: Well done to all those involved in the new Fairy Trail in Glin. The Official Opening took place on Sunday, September 30 at 2pm, with Cllr John Sheahan cutting the ribbon. This was a magical afternoon, with a huge turnout and it was wonderful to see so many small children dressed up. Glin Fairy Trail is located at the rear of St. Paul’s via Knight’s Walk entrance, at the start of the walk.
Eileen’s Dance Classes: New 4 week dance classes starting on Wednesday, October 10 at Ceol Corbraí Community Hall from 8pm to 10pm. Learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz and Line Dance. No partner required. €10 per session. Call Eileen for further info 087 2966457. Facebook: @Eileensdanceclass. Great exercise while learning a few steps.
Glin ICA: Meeting on Friday 12th October at 7.30 p.m. in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.
Promoting Emotional Wellbeing: A Public Presentation by John Lonergan (former Governor of Mountjoy Prison), entitled How to be Happy and Content, will be held in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on the 17th October at 7.30 p.m. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. Booking not essential. Admission Free. Contact Cora on 0861014373
Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith: A rosary for life and faith will be recited at the Pier Car Park, Glin on this Sunday 7th October at 5.00 p.m. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the intention is to beg Our Lady’s intercession to save the souls of all Nations especially our own nation.
Hope Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation. He has started raising funds for his charity by selling bars of Butlers Chocolate in the following businesses in Glin: Marie’s Hair Salon, Conways Bar, Seamus Lynch’s Butchers, McNamara’s Shop, Glin Pharmacy and Brides Hair Salon. Bars are €2 each. He would really appreciate it if you could buy a bar and support.
Flu Vaccine Clinic: Patients of Dr Eileen Cassidys practice in Glin are strongly reminded by the HSE that all those at risk should be vaccinated against the flu. The group includes those over 65, pregnant women, those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, asthma or any long term illness to attend the flu vaccine clinic in Foynes Clinic on Tuesday 9th October from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and in the Glin Clinic on Wednesday, 10th October from 9.30am to 12.30pm. No appointment necessary and all staff will be on duty therefore no delays envisaged.
Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night. We are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present. If you are interested in sponsoring an advert in the booklet please contact a club officer. All sponsorship/support is greatly appreciated for this unique event in our club.
Knockaranna Walk: Limerick County Council have closed a section of the footpath on the Knockaranna walk just beyond the Town Park Centenary Footbridge on Adams Garage side of the Glencorbry River. Due to high tides the path has been undermined and was deemed dangerous for walkers. Glin Development have been in contact with the Council for some time highlighting the problem. The Council have agreed to repair the path as soon as funding becomes available. As this section of the Glin Heritage Walking Trails is used by many walkers one hopes that Limerick County Council will repair the path as quickly as possible.

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