Parish Newsletter: 13th/14th November 2021.

Parish Newsletter – 13th/14th November 2021 – 33rd Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 13th November: Mary Hogan

                                        Sunday 14th November: Marie McKenna

                                        Saturday 20th November: Mary O Brien

                                        Sunday 21st November: Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers: Saturday 13th November: Desiree Dore

                 Sunday 14th November: Margaret Hogan

                 Saturday 20th November: Teresa Culhane

                 Sunday 21st November: Annie Reidy

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join  

Thank You: Our Sacristan Michael Fennell would like to thank all those who gave so generously to his envelope collection. 

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Even though Covid Restrictions have lifted we ask that you please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Anniversary Masses:

Saturday 13th November: Henry & Kathy Scanlan.  Michael & Catherine S Culhane, Ballyguiltenane.

Sunday 14th November: Hannah Griffin, Blaine.  Hannah & Tom O Connor.  Thomas O Connor, London.  Liam & Catriona Moloney. 

Saturday 20th November: Liam Mulvihill, Ballygoughlin.  Jack & Mary Connolly, Ballinamuddagh, their daughter Sally Egan and Sr. Josephine Culhane.

Sunday 21st November: Months Mind for Mattie Dillane.

Glin Church: For November, month of the souls, grave candles (limited supply) are available at Glin church. They are situated next to the candle offertory up by the altar. They cost €2.50 each and offering can be placed in the candle offertory box. A nice way to remember our dearly departed. Covid restrictions have lifted, however, we would ask everyone to continue with mask wearing and also sanitising hands on entering the church. Let’s stay safe together.

St. Fergus National School: Enrolment Forms for the school year 2022/2023 are now available from the school office.  Please telephone 068-34344.  Places available also in our ASD Class.

Thank you: The church grounds received a great power hosing Saturday morning last! Thank you to the Mulvihill brothers, John, Eddie and Thomas and nephew Pakie.  What a difference it made.  Their sister, Bride O’Connor, of Brides Boutique Church Street, had her months mind mass at 7 pm at Glin church on Saturday. 

Glin Development: were disappointed recently to have to postpone the unveiling of the Ring Fort Native Tree Planting event at the Knights Walk.  It was to have been a day of educational fun for the children of Glin and Ballyguiltenane National Schools.  Some native Irish Oaks were to be planted at the site of what remains of an old Ring Fort located at the loop section of the walk.  Catherine Fitzgerald of Glin Castle was to plant the first tree and tell the school children about the organisation, Bugs Bees and Native Trees. This organisation is dedicated to the importance of the protection of our environment, biodiversity and climate change through tree planting and other community initiatives. An Interpretative Board was to be placed at the entrance to the site, giving historical information about Ring Forts and the importance of preserving our history.   Glin Development had also asked local man, Pat McSweeney, to create a Fairy House out of the stump of an old tree adjacent to the site.  Pat has been working over the past few months, to create what is now a superb specimen of a Fairy House.  It has magical qualities and you could indeed believe that the fairies have already taken up residence.  

We were all disappointed the project did not go ahead as planned, but we look forward to rescheduling the event with the children of Glin and Ballyguiltenane National Schools in the coming months.  We would encourage parents to take their children up to see the Fairy House, at the top of Lissy Highe (beginning of the loop) at the Knights Walk.  We would also like to sincerely thank Pat McSweeny for creating a wonderful imaginative fairy house, and thank him for his time and excellent craftsmanship.

Glin Tidy Towns: Congratulations to all those involved in the Tidy Towns Committee, especially the volunteers who turned up for the weekly clean-ups.  Up 7 points this year. A special mention to Marie Fitzgerald who is the driving force behind Glin Tidy Towns.  Full report can be read on the tidy towns website www.tidytowns.ie

Glin library opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am -1pm and 2pm-5pm. 

Glin GAA Split the Bucket: You can now play split the bucket through Glin GAA Facebooks page. You must be in to win https://bit.ly/glingaa5050

Glin ICA Guild: weekly Whist Drives on Tuesdays at 8.30pm in Cloverfield Day Centre.  All are welcome.

Please email office@stfergusns.ie with any notices for the weekly newsletter.

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