Parish Newsletter: 8th/9th June 2019.

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:

8th/9th June 2019: Pentecost Sunday.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Mary O Connor, Mary Hogan

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                           Sunday 11am: John Prendergast

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

                                             Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

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

                                               Sunday: Sean Maharg, Síona & Breean Cunningham

Sympathy: Loughill Tradegy: Sincere condolences to all the families and friends that on the evening of May 30th lost loved ones in the tragic road accident that occurred outside Loughill village.  May They Rest in Peace.

Corpus Christi Procession: will be held on Sunday 30th June after 11.00 a.m. Mass


Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration: Our first weekly Eucharistic Adoration started last Friday 7th June and will continue every Friday until further notice. The following are the main guidelines for Adoration.

  1. Please be faithful to your Holy Hour with Jesus
  2. Please sign the register or (√) tick where your name is when you arrive
  3. Spiritual books are available to help you
  4. On the odd occasion when you cannot keep your appointment, arrange for someone else to take your place
  5. Your Coordinator is available to help should any difficulties arise

There will also be an inaugural Mass to formally launch Adoration in the parish on Saturday 22nd June @ 7PM, Mass will be followed by Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 8PM. All Eucharistic adorers and family members are invited to attend.

All are welcome to join the Adoration on an ad-hoc basis. There is a substitute list available for those who may not be available every Friday but would like to support the Adoration team. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact Tommie @ 086-0401789

Glin Parish Pastoral Council – Golden Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee in June 2019. To mark this momentous occasion, Glin Parish Pastoral Council will host a celebration. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm (no 11 o’ clock mass).  Afterwards there will be a light buffet served in Ceol Corbraí Hall. There will be entertainment with music and song from our local Glin talent.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to Fr. Crawford’s extended family and to our Glin parishioners to attend the celebration and to help Fr. Crawford mark this auspicious occasion.   Thank you Fr. Crawford for your 50 years of devoted service and commitment to the priesthood. You have been a joyful witness to all.
God bless you on your Golden Jubilee.  All are welcome and we are looking forward to the celebration.

Glin Pier: Thank you to the life guards that done a great job over the bank holiday weekend.  The Lifeguards will now return to duty at Glin Pier on Monday, July 1 for the summer season. We thank Limerick Co. Council for providing this invaluable service. 

Water Safety Classes: Water Safety classes will be held at Glin Pier Monday, July 8 for the week and also Monday, August 5 for the week. Full details will follow later. Take note and avail of these classes to ensure the service is provided each year.

St. Fergus’ National School: will hold an Introductory Afternoon on Tuesday next the 11th June at 1.00 p.m.  for the new Junior Infants who will be starting school for the school year 2019/20.

Glin Tidy Town: Judging of towns starts on June 8th.  Thank you to everyone that has ‘adopted a patch” outside your own premises.  This approach allows our village to stay looking beautiful.  We don’t have enough volunteers to take care of the entire village and surrounding areas but when everyone does a little bit it really helps.  Thanks to those that have volunteered over recent weeks and months.  Tidy Towns Volunteers meeting point: Car park near Tennis Court every Saturday morning at 11 am/Wednesday 8pm.  All welcome.  

Books for sale: at Paddy Hogan’s shop. €2 each or 3 books for €5 and children’s books €1.  All proceeds in aid of Glin Men’s Shed.  Great value.

Children’s Summer Camps 2019:  The Shannon Gaels Cúl Camp will take place in Gerald Griffins GAA pitch in Ballyhahill from Monday July 29th – Friday August 2nd. Book online at  Soccer Camp: The Fai Summer Soccer camp is now open.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Visit for dates and locations. 

Glin-Tri:  This year The Glin Sprint Triathlon is on Saturday,  September 7th . As places fill fast for this popular event register now with  Looking forward to meeting you all on the day.

Glin Going Strong: Church gate collection takes place June 15th and 16th.  

Glin Tennis Club Registration: thank you to everyone that registered last weekend.  There was great interest and we thank you very much.  Coach Bryan will be back this Summer…watch this space for dates.

Drive in Movies: Foynes will host the first ever American Retro Drive-In Movie event which will take place on July 6 and 7 as part of the entertainment to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.  


“Come Holy Spirit 
Make our ears to hear 
Make our eyes to see 
Make our mouths to speak 
Make our hearts to seek 
Make our hands to reach out 
And touch the world with your love.  AMEN.”  

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