Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th March 2019

Parish Newsletter                                            

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

Fr. Timothy Curtin (Coolcappa/Kilcolman) 086-3697735/069-60126

Canon Anthony O Keeffe (Foynes/Shanagolden/Roberstown) 087-4163401/069-60112

Fr. Austin McNamara (Loughill/Ballyhahill) 087-2615471/069-82103

Diocese of Limerick Website:

23rd/24th March 2019: 3rd Sunday of Lent

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                           Sunday 11am: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Síona & Breean Cunningham, Seán Maharg

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Ellen & Mary Moore, Keela Normile

                                              Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald, Colm MacNamara

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 Community Alert: would like to thank everybody who contributed to our Church Gate collection last weekend.  Thanks also to the members of Community alert for their help on the day.  The sum of €640 was raised.

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held on the 25th March in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall at 2.00 pm.

St. Fergus’ National School: Congratulations on qualifying for the SPAR Primary 5s Limerick County Soccer Finals!  There were 87 schools and over 270 teams to start with so it’s a huge achievement to get to the finals.  The final will be held on Thursday 2nd May and we wish them every success.  Well done to all involved.

Community Games: The County Community Games cross country running will be held on this Sunday March, 24 in Shanagolden at 2pm. All competitors need to be there no later than 1.45pm. We will have a Glin banner there so please come to where this is located. Any queries call Dave FitzGerald on 086 2472297.   Our U16s and u13s played in the Community Games Chess County competition last weekend in Newcastle West. Our U16s renewed rivalry with NCW whom we beat last year to win the title. However we were knocked off our perch with some very close tussles before losing to NCW by 3 boards to 2.  Our u13’s also had a great tournament with a creditable performance achieving 4th place with 8 teams competing. All involved enjoyed the day and was a credit to the NCW chess club for organizing the room, food and refreshments for a thoroughly great day of chess.  Teams were U16s: Maurice Fitzgerald. David Sheehan, Conor Fitzgerald, Jim Culhane, Jamie Ruddle. U13s Cian Fitzgerald, Jerry Ruddle, Sean Adams, Paula-Eve Culhane, Daniella Thompson and Gabriella Thompson.

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.

Newsletter: Please note that all notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details.

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