Parish Newsletter: 30th November/1st December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 30th November/1st December 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent                                

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.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Grace Fitzgera.d

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

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

                                              Sunday: Síona Cunningham, Olivia Palys

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

                                               Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor


Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Benedict XVI: “Adoration is essentially an embrace with Jesus”.

ICA Change of Meeting: please note that there is a change for the ICA Meeting now being held at 7.30pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre on Friday, December 6.  There will be a Christmas flower arrangement demonstration on the night. We look forward to seeing you. 

Congratulations: to GB Rovers Player Lee Mulvihill who has been voted U12 Division 2 School boys Player of the Year.  Lee currently trains with the FAI emerging talent Programme and also Captains the U12 Desmond League Team.

Christmas Craft Fair: will be held in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin on Saturday next the 7th December at 11.00 a.m.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: A great turnout again last week! Thanks everyone.  We will be back on Friday November 29. The schools are off on Friday, December 6 so we will not be open as we run in conjunction with the school calender. We will be back again on Friday, December 13.  Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family.  Refreshments provided.  

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

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

Willow Christmas Decoration Classes:  Come and learn how to make your very own Christmas Willow Decorations. Two classes available on November 30 in O’Shaughnessys Bar; Willow Stars from 10am to 1pm and Willow Angels from 2pm to 5pm. Cost of each class €35 including material fee and hot drinks. Pre-booking essential, space limited.  To book: Contact Rosemary Kavanagh at 089 2583226 or to pay €10 deposit.

Estuary Rollers present ‘A Christmas Tractor Run’ on Sunday 15th December.  The decorated Christmas tractors expect to pass through Glin at approx 5-5.30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Milford Care Centre.  If you would like to enter your tractor please arrive in Abbeyfeale Mart at 1.30pm.  Tractors aim to leave Abbeyfeale at 3.30pm and will pass through Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin and Knockdown.  Contact Kieran 086 3168452 for more info. Prize for BEST dressed tractor. Entry €40.  Please support.

Glin Community News Facebook Page: The page on Facebook has been promoting local businesses in Glin for over a week with the tag line ‘Stay Local’  The ads placed on the page have reached far and wide with comments, shares and positive feedback received.  Glin is a vibrant village and we need to embrace all the local shops and services within our village and promote each and every business to the wider communities.  If you are a business owner in Glin and would like your business mentioned please email  If you haven’t already visited the page, please do so and show your support with a like and a share. Thank you.

Organically Grown Christmas Trees for sale: Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir, all sizes available, non shed.  Blue/Green foliage with unique fresh scent. Call Sean 086 0232029

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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