Parish Newsletter: 13th/14th April 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:

13th/14th April 2019: Palm Sunday

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week: (Easter Saturday & Easter Sunday 20th & 21st April)

Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m.: Mary O Brien, Mary Hogan, Mike Fennell, Michael O Connor

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Alice O Shaughnessy, Sean Flanagan

Holy Thursday: John Culhane, Mary Hogan

Good Friday: Marie McKenna, Grace Fitzgerald

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente

Holy Thursday: Margaret Hogan

Good Friday: Nodlaig Adams & John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane & John Healy

                                           Sunday 11am: Annie Reidy

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

                                             Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Olivia Palys.

Holy Thursday: Katie & Julie Fitzell

Good Friday: Breean & Síona Cunningham

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

                                             Sunday: Breean Cunningham, Sionna Cunningham & Sean Maharg


Holy Week/Easter Services as follows:

Monday 15th April:       Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Tuesday 16th April:       Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Wednesday 17th :           Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Mass of Chrism in St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick at 7.30 p.m. The Holy Oils are used for Baptism, Confirmation and for the sick.

Thursday 18th April:     Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.00 p.m. and Holy Hour will follow.

Friday 19th April:          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m.

Alternative: Good Friday: Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord: The Knights Walk at 4pm. Stations of the Cross led by Fr. Crawford.

                                        Stations of the Cross at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 20th April:       Blessing of Food at 12.00 – The Polish Community

Saturday 20th April:       Easter Vigil Mass begins at 8.00 p.m. with the Easter Fire.

Sunday 21st April:          Easter Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

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.

Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2019/2020 are now available from both our Primary Schools.

Glin Tennis: New season, new net -Glin Tennis court is now open!  Very reasonable rates for the year: Family €40, Adult €20, Student €10.  Contact Marie at 086 8691821.  All welcome

St. Fergus’ National School Bake Sale: the pupils of 5th & 6th class held a bake sale at St. Fergus’ NS last Wednesday 10th April to raise funds for the Car Park/Set Down Area.  The amount raised came to €909.45.  Thank you to all for your generosity.

Save the Date: Fr. Crawford will be celebrating his Golden Jubilee this year.  To honour such a milestone in his life the Parish Pastoral Council will be hosting a community event in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on Sunday 23rd June.  Please keep the date free to attend.  Further details later.

Congratulations: to Athea under 12’s basketball team who came first in division 3.  They beat Ballybunion on Tuesday night last 34-23.  It was a very tight game up until the last two quarters.  Well done to the management and player for their dedication throughout the year.  A special mention to our own Donnadh Daly who is on the team.

Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday – 10 am – Glin Library. Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?  Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.

It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.  CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas.   Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE.

Glin Tennis.  New season, new net….Glin Tennis court now open….

Anyone for Tennis?  Family – €40.  Adult – €20.  Student -€10

Contact Marie at 086 8691821.  All welcome.

Glin TriClub: We are delighted to inform you that we have rescheduled the 5K fun walk/run on the Knights Walk for Easter Monday 22nd April, starting at 10am from Glin Castle Gates.  All welcome to this free event – for further information go to

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