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( http://www.limerickdiocese.org) 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.