Parish Newsletter: 16th/17th March 2019

16th/17th March 2019: 2nd Sunday of Lent/St. Patrick’s Day

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: Margaret Hogan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                           Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy

                                              Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley & Jack Adams

                                               Sunday: Síona & Breean Cunnigham, 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.

St. Fergus’ National School: The Board of Management, pupils and staff of St. Fergus’ N.S. wish to extend their thanks to all who bought tickets for the Fund Raising Fashion Show, which was held in Ceol Corbraí on Wednesday 13th March.  Following expenses, the amount of €4,480 has been lodged into the school bank account to help with the repayment of the Parish Loan of €70,000. This amount has surpassed our expectations and will go a big way towards the first year’s instalment.  A special word of thanks to John Healy, John Brown, John Culhane & Michael Donnellan of Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, who gave so willingly of their time to help with the hosting of this event.  Also our thanks to the Parents Association & the members of the Glin Men’s Shed who were a great help & support with this fundraiser.  As well as being a financial success, the night was a wonderful opportunity for the school and wider community to come together to enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Thank you for helping St. Fergus’ NS to extend community links in this way. In St. Fergus, we believe that positive relations between home, parish and school are vital to the sustainment of happy and healthy children.

Sum of Money: found outside on the street near the Church on the 11th March.  It can be collected at Hogans Shop.

Milford Hospice Fundraising Committee: wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, €1,510 was collected, a great tribute to the generosity of the congregation.  A special word of thanks to the members of Glin I.C.A. who braved the harsh elements to assist with the collection.

Church Gate Collection: Glin Community & Text Alert are holding their ANNUAL church gate collection this weekend Saturday 16 and & March 17.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

St. Patrick’s Day Prayer

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.

May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.

May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.  Amen.

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