Parish Newsletter: 7th/8th December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 7th/8th December 2019 – 2nd 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.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Margaret Hogan

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

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

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell


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”.

Thank you: St. Fergus National School Parents Association would like to thank all who bought and supported our Reindeer Toy Show treat bags. Also a special mention to McNamara’s, Hogans, Adams Garage and the Post Office for facilitating in the selling

Last Man Standing: We have a winner!!! Congratulations to Padraig O’Connor on winning the Glin Rovers Last Man Standing competition. In Week 9, the other 5 punters picked Everton who, shockingly, lost to Norwich. Padraig went for the slightly riskier Aston Villa and was rewarded when they ran out easy winners over Newcastle. Padraig has been in all 10 iterations of the LMS so he was bound to get lucky some time! Once again, thanks to the committee, all the sellers for all their hard work and especially yourselves, the punters, who enter this competition time and time again. Thanks again.

Concern Church Gate Collections: the annual Concern Church Gate Collections will be held next weekend, 14th & 15th December.  The staff, students and parents of Tarbert Comprehensive School will be collecting for this most worthy charity.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you.

Glin Castle Side-saddle Meet: will take place on Sunday, December 29 at Glin Castle. Meeting in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Leaving from Glin Village at 12noon. Visitors Cap – €50 Adults / €30 Children. Please no parking in the castle driveway or grounds.

Glin Development Association: would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the Glin Christmas Lights Church Gate collection last weekend. Glin will be looking very festive for the Christmas season.

Glin GAA: are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

St. Fergus’ National School Car Park/Set Down Area: The Board of Management would like to advise you that the school has repaid €41,100 of the Parish Loan of €70,000 secured to fund the Parking/Set Down Area.  A cheque was issued to the Parish recently.  It was a wonderful community effort and our thanks to all who contributed to the door to door collection and any other fundraisers organised to repay this loan.  The parking/set down area has proved to be a great success both for the school and the whole community of Glin.  Míle Buíochas!

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

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.

Advent Prayers

Our Prayer Intention for the Day to Pray Together 

1. We pray for the dead;
that they may enjoy eternal life
rejoicing in the Lord’s house.

2. We pray for those who feel lonely at this time of year,
those who mourn and those who are far from
family and friends.

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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