Parish Newsletter: 25th/26th January 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 25th/26th January, 2020.  Third 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.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Grace Fitzgerald

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Margaret Hogan

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Nodlaig Adams

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”.


Glin Defibrillator Group: will run a CFR training for new and renewal candidates on Saturday February 15th next in Conways Function Room on the 15th February from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Break for Lunch).  The cost of the course is €30.   If your two year certificate has expired, bring mask and book, cost is €25.

Please contact Marie on 0868691821 to book a place.   The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.

Glin Tidy Towns:  Glin has joined the #PosterFree campaign!  All candidates must NOT erect posters inside the 50km speed limits.  The #PosterFree list continues to grow! Our environmental crisis is worsening, please ask all canvassers/candidates about their environmental policies.

St. Fergus National School – Clothing Collection:  in aid of school funds will take place on Monday 3rd February 2020. Bags can be left at the school from the previous Friday. Thanking you for your continued support.

Blood Donor Clinic Change of Date: Please note that it is Thursday 6th February for the blood donor clinic in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall. 

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Health Warning: The HSE is warning students at colleges and universities to ensure they are fully vaccinated against mumps. There were a total of 132 cases of mumps reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) last week. The HSE confirmed that this is the highest weekly number of reported cases in over a decade. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday mornings (during term time) in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family contribution.  

Congratulations: Congratulations to former Limerick FC player Karl O’Sullivan who has signed with Finn Harps. Best of luck Karl.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg Strength & Conditioning classes continue on Saturdays at CH Gym: U12-14 start at 12 noon and the older groups at 12.45 sharp.

Grandparents Day will be celebrated in St. Fergus, National School on Friday next, the 31stJanuary  at 1pm. We invite all grandparents to join us in the Halla for this special occasion.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

SLOW BIKE RACE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PAT MARTIN:  Samantha Martin, daughter of Pat Martin is organising a Slow Bike Race in memory of her dad to raise money for the Blood Bikers Charity on Sunday, April 12 at Lanterns Hotel, Tarbert. Registration at 12.30pm, races commence: 13.30pm. Music and MC by DJ Shicco, photography by Amanda O’Neill and Entry Fee: €10.  There will be an Over 500cc, Under 500cc and Scramblers classes. Raffle for spot prizes and tickets sold will be in aid of the Blood Bikers Charity. There will also be a trophy presentation for our top 3 in each class and we’ll have some race bikes from Mondello on display on the day as well!  Amanda O’Neill Photography has kindly offered to put any proceeds from photos sold from the event towards the Blood Bikers Charity also! Hope to see you all there for a great day! 

CHARLIE – OUR GLIN RESCUE: We are still looking for a forever home for the old placid boy Charlie who was abandoned after the Old Fair Day in Glin in early December.  He would make a great addition to any home. He loves children and other dogs and cats.  He is neutered and we think he could be anything over 12 years old. He likes short walks, and is happy to potter around and sleep the rest of the time. He sleeps outdoors in a sheltered shed in his cosy bed. He is not lead trained and has no sense of the road. He would need a secure area for when he is outdoors.   He will make a very lovable loyal companion. Is there any dog lover out there who would be willing to give him a loving home.  Would probably be better in a home without another male dog, Charlie is great with other dogs, but this may not be reciprocated!  A home check will apply, as would be the norm. 

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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