Parish Newsletter: 9th/10th November 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 9th/10th November 2019 –  32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   

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:

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Desiree Dore

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Mary Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Colm Mac Namara, Harry Fitzgerald

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday:Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Alison Hogan, Michaela Regan

                                               Sunday: Katie, Julie Fitzell & Lucie Ryan


Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring in silence”.

Found: Pair of black leather gloves left in Church after Hazel Costello’s funeral – call to Hogans shop to collect.

Ceol an Gheimhridh: will be held in Glin on Sunday 10th November at St. Fergus’ National School and Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.  Competitions start at 11.00 a.m. at the school.  Everybody welcome.

Glin Community Alert Group: Free Personal Monitoring Alarm for older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their home and administered locally.  For further information regarding eligibility or for further information please contact Garda Billy McElligot, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

North Kerry Harriers: A Children’s Meet took place at Glin Castle on Sunday, November 3 at 1pm.  There was a fantastic turn out. North Kerry Harriers and organisers would like to take this opportunity to extend sincere thanks to all the landowners for their kind permission for the use of their lands, without which such an event could not take. 

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7th.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: There where many spooky characters at Ceol Corbrai at our Halloween party.  It was lovely to see all the children dressed up for the occasion. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, November 15th as normal from 10am in Ceol Corbrai Hall.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Bord na nOg will hold their AGM on next Wednesday night November 13 at 8pm in the clubhouse. We appeal to all parents to make every effort to attend this very important meeting as this is the main opportunity to map out our plans for the coming year. Also there are a number of roles within the club that need to be filled.

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8th from 2pm-5pm. Contact for further info.

Commiserations: toLimerick FC U13 players Cillian Mulvihill, Tom Healy, their team mates, manager Niall Connolly, coaches Kieran O’Reilly and Sean Russell having lost 5-3 against St. Patricks Athletics in the SSE Airtricity U13 League Cup Final on a wet and miserable afternoon Saturday last in Jackman Park, Limerick. Cillian Mulvihill scored within the first 5 minutes but it wasn’t long before the score was equalled.  Going into the second half the boys were down 5-1 but Limerick soon turned things around with a super free kick from Cillian Mulvihill making it 5-2.  The boys fought hard with a further goal from James Kenneally within the last 10 minutes but it just wasn’t enough.  Many thanks to all those that ventured out in the unpleasant weather to support our boys in blue!

Video Race Night: our neighbours in Tarbert are holding a video race night in Memory of John Paul Collins of Collins Petrol Garage on November 23 in Carmody’s Bar Tarbert at 8.30pm. Monster raffle along with numerous auction items. All proceeds to the Collins Family Fund. Please support. 

Glin Playground Extension – Grand Opening.
It was on a Spooky Halloween Eve, Thursday 31st October, when Glin Town Park was invaded by the scariest, terrifying and most menacing of earthly creatures ever!
Glin Development had the official opening of the new, recently completed, playground extension. There was a fantastic turnout and the Development Committee would like to thank everyone who turned up for the opening. Special thanks goes to all the children in their fantastic costumes. Our independent adjudicators has a very difficult task indeed to pick a winner. Thank you all for making such a brilliant effort. Dominic West was home for Halloween with his family and he very kindly obliged by officially opening the playground and cutting the ribbon. Glin Development would like to thank Dominic and his family for taking time out from their break to help out. Dominic is always so obliging and a gentleman to boot. We could not have asked for a more handsome ribbon cutter! He remarked that we now can boast three castles in Glin, with the new castle structure in the playground echoing our existing iconic castles!
Fr. Tom Crawford blessed the playground and spoke some lovely words to the children about appreciating the facilities and looking after our earth.  West Limerick resources who part funded the project were represented by Elaine Dillon and Amee Grigg. Our local Councillor, John Sheahan, who spearheaded the project, also said some words as did the Chairman of Glin Development, John Anthony Culhane.  Glin Development would like to thank everyone who had a part in the project and those who helped to make the Opening the wonderful event that it was. Special thanks also to Jim Lynch and William Brouder, RSS and to brothers Joe and Denis Mulcahy CES, who keep Glin Park and Glin Playground in excellent condition.  The project was funded by West Limerick Resources, Glin Development PLG and sponsorship from Adams Garage.

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place on the last Monday of every month at 2pm in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.

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. 

Glin Tidy Towns:  Volunteers meeting point: Car park near Tennis Court every Saturday morning at 11am or Wednesday 8pm.  All welcome.   

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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