Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th November, 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 23rd/24th November 2019 – Feast of Christ The King                                  

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.: Michael O Connor, Mary Hogan

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Annie Reidy

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy

                                              Sunday: Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

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

                                               Sunday: Síona Cunningham & Olivia Palys


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”.

A Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership: This programme provides training for those who are interested in working as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers at parish and pastoral unit level.  The programme combines rich academic content with pastoral skills and promotes the personal and spiritual development of the participants with an awareness of the cultural context in which they will minister.  The programme is both practical and theoretical and is grounded in pastoral spirituality.  The programme runs for 30 months.  The programme normally runs one weekend per month (Friday evening and all-day Saturday for 8 months per annum). After an initial six month period of discernment the candidate enrols in an accredited Certificate in Pastoral Ministry awarded by Mary Immaculate College.  The IIPS Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is currently being offered for the first time in the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 at an onsite location in the Diocese of Killaloe.  Information evening in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30 p.m. 

Glin ICA: will host the Senior Citizens Party at Cloverfield Daycare Centre on this Sunday 24th November at 1.00 p.m. 

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 McElligott, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

St. Fergus’ National School: The Board of Management of St. Fergus’ National School would like to thank all those who contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend.  €670.15 was raised.

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  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

Found: A piece of jewellery was found on Monday, November 18 in Marian Place.  Can the owner contact Glin Community News Facebook page please.

Great news for Glin: Through the Sports Capital Funding, the following clubs received; Glin Rovers €56,000,  Glin Tennis club €16,500 and Glin GAA €16,000. Well done to all the clubs on excellent applications. 

Congratulations: to Shannon Gaels U21s who won the West final against St. Senan’s on a score line of 3-11 to 1-5 over the weekend.

Dog Fouling: some of the streets in Glin are once again full of dog droppings.  Please clean up after your dog.  FREE poop bags are available at the library.  People should be able to walk on the pavements without the worry of stepping in something unpleasant.

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

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 Going Strong Club: Takes place at Taste on Sunday at 1.00 p.m.

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. Glin Tidy towns will recommence their work in early spring.  If you would like to join the group, and new members are always welcome, please keep an eye on the Parish notes, FB Page and papers. 

Glin Development Association: will be holding their AGM in the coming weeks. New members are welcome and we would encourage anyone who is interested in the future and prosperity of Glin to come along and get involved. Date will be advertised on, Glin Tidy Towns FB Page, Parish newsletter and in the papers. 

Prayers & Reflections for November 

Lord God,
whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
where you live forever and ever.

(Order of Christian Funerals, 332)

A Prayer of Remembrance 

God, thank you for the special people in our lives whom we are remembering in a special way during the month of November. We thank you for being a compassionate God who walks with us
in the dark moments of grief and loneliness. We are thankful for all who continue to love and
support us through our grief. Lord, continue to be a light for us, giving us hope, direction and
courage. May we now live our lives treasuring the memories of those special people we have known and loved and help us to bring light and hope to others. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen. 

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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