Parish Newsletter

22nd & 23rd December 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien, Grace Fitzgerald.
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Eufrocina Clemente
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy
Sunday 11am: John Prendergast
Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve: Childrens Mass: 6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass: 8.00 p.m.
Christmas Day: 11.00 a.m.
Readers for Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: Monday: Teresa Culhane
Readers for Christmas Day: Tuesday: Annie Reidy
Eucharistic Ministers for Christmas Eve: Children’s Mass: Alice Moore, Marie Shine, Fiona Moore
Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass: Mary O Brien, Mary Hogan, Mike Fennell,
Betty Ann McSweeney
Christmas Day: John Culhane, Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy
Altar Servers Christmas Eve 8.00 pm Vigil Mass: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy
Altar Servers Christmas Day: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Alison Hogan, Michaela Regan & Marissa Hogan Sunday: Katie, Julie Fitzell & Lucie Ryan
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley
Sunday: Breean & Síona Cunningham & Seán Maharg
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.
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 Baby & Toddler Group: is now closed for Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in 2019. Wishing each and every family a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your continued support.
Christmas Morning Swim: Looking forward to seeing you all on Christmas morning at 9 am for the annual swim at the pier. Happy Christmas to you from Glin Estuary Swim Club and The Triathlon Club
Christmas in Glin: It was a fantastic day on Sunday, December 16 in Glin, we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. We would like to thank everyone who took part: the carol singers, market stalls, face painters, entertainers and to the Wren Batches who put such effort into entertaining the crowds in all weathers! Massive congratulations to the Mohernagh Batch who won yesterday. Also big congratulations to Mai Daly who won Best Singer at our Wren night Singing Competition. We will be back again next year!
Glin GAA: Christmas Quiz in Barretts on the 28th December. The Glin GAA AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on the 11th January 2019 at 8.00 p.m.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas & a Peaceful New Year.

Christmas Greeting from Fr. Crawford

It is my privilege to send a Christmas Greeting and a New Year Blessing to all the Homes and people of the Parish, as we celebrate the birth of Christ and look forward with hope and confidence to the year ahead. I congratulate the families who celebrated Baptisms, and the young couples who got married. I offer my sympathy to those families who suffered bereavement in the past year. I have enjoyed sharing in your joyful family events , Celebrating Mass for your various intentions, and at your service in all your spiritual needs. I sincerely thank you for your generous support to me personally and to the Church in 2018 . To all who are involved in the various ministries of Word & Sacrament, to all involved in the administration of the Parish and all who help create a friendly and caring community,I say a big thank you . I congratulate our two Schools, their Teachers and all Staff members, The Boards of Management , the Parents and Children. There were some great school events during the past year and lovely moments to celebrate and remember. I would like to congratulate, bless, and encourage the work of all the Organizations in the Parish. You have organized many enjoyable events and welcomed lots of visitors to Glin . Ni neart go cur le cheile (our strength lies in unity)
The Diocesan website( also the Glin .info page will help you to keep up with developments and news.
I offer you the “Gospel Tree” for your reflection.
The Christmas Tree is a fitting image to prepare for the year ahead . You are the branches and the lights to help us face the many challenges . The Priests and people of our new Pastoral Unit will be working together to map out an uncertain future .Team Ministry and active involvement of Parishioners are key to the success of this new Pastoral Plan. The box of envelopes, delivered to your home is an invitation to continue your support for the work and upkeep of your local Church. You have been very generous and I thank you for your continued financial support. The envelopes allow me to record your contributions , be fully accountable for your donations and to claim back tax where possible.

I wish you every Blessing in the coming year.
Nollaig Naofa is Bliain nua mhaith agaibh go leir.
Fr. Tom Crawford.PP.

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