Parish Newsletter: 1st & 2nd February 2020

Parish Newsletter – 1st/2nd February, 2020.  Presentation of the Lord.  Candlemas Day                               

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: Eileen Mulvihill

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Eufrocina Clemente

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

Saturday 1st February: St. Brigid’s Day

Monday 3rd February: Feast of St. Blaise.

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”.


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 – Congratulations – on winning €10,000 in the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Promotion.  Our thanks to all the parents and children for collecting the stickers and sending them into the school. 

Preview Night for Clonmel Coursing 2020: Glin Coursing Club will be presenting their Annual Preview of The Clonmel Coursing  In Barrett’s Bar on: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 8pm. The Panelists on the night will be: James O Connor (Radio Kerry). Browne Bookmakers. Sean Doyle (Ennis). Ger Walshe (Galway). Finger Food will be provided on the night. 

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

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.

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: Great news this week.  Charlie the dog who was left behind after Glin Old Fair Day in early December, finally got a loving forever home through Animal Help Net Kerry.  Animal Help Net Kerry do such amazing work.  Without their help Charlie would not be with his new owner. Wishing Charlie all the best in his new home.  It’s wonderful to have such a happy ending. 

Prayer to Saint Brigid

Brigid, you were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.

May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, 
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.

Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.


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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