Parish Newsletter: 15th/16th December 2018.

15th/16th December 2018: Third Sunday of Advent.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell, Alice Moore
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eufrocina Clemente
Sunday 11am: Mary Culhane
Readers for Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: Monday: Teresa Culhane
Readers for Christmas Day: Tuesday: Annie Reidy
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Ellen & Mary Moore & Keela Normile
Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald & Colm MacNamara
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Alison Hogan, Michaela Regan & Marissa Hogan Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald & Colm MacNamara
Altar Servers Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy
Altar Servers Christmas Day: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy
Christmas Eve Masses: Childrens Mass: 6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass: 8.00 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass: 11.00 a.m.
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 glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Volunteers: A BIG THANK YOU to all who turned up to clean the Church last Wednesday. It was very uplifting to see so many people of all ages, men and women. Thanks to the people who brought their own hoovers, feather dusters to reach the high places etc. The whole Church was polished from top to bottom in little more than an hour. Many hands make light work!
Blood Donation Clinic: in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Thursday 20th December from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 1 in 4 need blood BUT only 3% give blood. Visit giveblood.ie to take our donor eligibility quiz. We hope to see you at the blood donation clinic on the 20th!
Glin Library: There is a lovely exhibition of paintings in Glin library for the month of December by the artist Emma O’Connor/Bray. All items are for sale. Prints of her paintings are available also as well as some lovely blank greeting cards. Come in and have a look.
Glin Post Office: The deadline for sending letters & parcels to Britain is December 18th. Postal boxes, padded mailing bags & envelopes & Greetings from Glin Christmas cards available at the post office.
Glin baby & toddler group: Thursday morning from 10am to noon. €3 per family. Refreshments provided for adults and children. We look forward to seeing you.
Christmas in Glin: Please join us on this Sunday, December 16 for a Christmas experience not to be missed. This will be the 2nd year that this event will take place. We are celebrating all that is great about a traditional Irish Christmas. We have Wrenboys from far and near competing for the prize of being crowned Best Wrenboys of Glin 2018. With Christmas music playing throughout the day, a unique market bursting with local produce, hot drinks and tasty street food, there is also free kids entertainment such as Ger’s mobile pet farm, the world’s tallest elf and face painting. All this plus much more, it will be a day, evening and night not to be missed. If anyone is interested in setting up a stall up for our market please contact through private message on Wallace’s Bar Facebook page or call in to the bar. (Please note ‘Old Fair Day’ and ‘Christmas in Glin’ are different events).
Newsletter: Please note that next weekend will be the final newsletter for 2018. All notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or email:glencorbry.ias@eircom.net by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details.

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