Parish Newsletter: 18th/19th December, 2021.

Parish Newsletter – 18th/19th December 2021: 4th Sunday of Advent.                

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 18th December: Mary Hogan

                                        Sunday 19th December:  Grace Fitzgerald

                                        Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve 8pm): Betty Anne McSweeney

                                        Saturday 25th December (Christmas Morning 8am): Michael O Connor

                                        Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day 11am): Grace Fitzgerald

Readers: Saturday 18th December: Eileen Mulvihill

                 Sunday 19th December:  Nodlaig Adams

                 Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve 8pm): Nicola Cunningham/Margaret Hogan

                 Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day 11pm): Sean Flanagan

                 Sunday 26th December: Desiree Dore

Eucharistic Adoration: There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Christmas Eve (Friday 24th Dec). Weekly Adoration will resume from Friday 31st December from 5pm to 9pm until further notice.

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.

Christmas Mass Bouquets: are available from our Sacristan Michael after all Masses.

Christmas Grave Candles: are available beside the candle stand at the top of the church.  €2.50 each and the offering can be placed in the money box on the candle stand.

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.

Christmas Masses:  Christmas Eve Mass: 8.00pm.

                                    Christmas Day Masses: 8.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

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

Farewell and thank you: We bid a fond farewell to Fr. Crawford who has served the parishioners of Glin with dignity and compassion over the past 16 years.  We thank him for his kindness and dedication.  We will miss Fr. Crawford as he moves to his new residence in Newcastle West.  Our loss is Newcastle West’s gain.  Hope he will have many good years in NCW.

Anniversary Masses: (to be booked through the Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, see details above)

Saturday 18th December: Michael (Mick) Hanrahan

Sunday 19th December: Peter Taylor, Corbry Estate.

Sunday 26th December: Patrick and Eileen Dalton, Glenagragra.  John and Lil Flanagan and son Seamus.

Sacrament of Confirmation: will take place on Friday 11th March 2022, Covid permitting.

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.

Found: A sum of money was found at Glin church graveyard recently.  Please contact Michael the Sacristan for more details.

Glin Christmas Cards: Season’s Greetings from Glin Christmas Cards available to purchase from Glin Pharmacy , Glin PO and McNamara’s Shop ,Glin.  Price €2 each. A donation from sale of cards will be made to Milford Hospice, Limerick.

Also a beautiful selection of ‘Photos of Glin on Canvas – displayed on the window of John Sheahan’s shop would make a lovely gift for any occasion.

Lighting of the Corbry Tree: It was lovely to see the gathering in the park for the lighting of the Corbry Tree last Friday night.  We thank all involved for bringing a bit of “light” into our lives.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!

Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi shonas daoibh agus solas na bhflaitheas oraibh  i rith an séasúr speisialta seo.

Please email office@stfergusns.ie with any notices for the weekly newsletter – the next newsletter will be available on the weekend of the 8th/9th January 2022.  Thanking you.

Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection.

Jesus is of the line of David. He is the Lord’s son and his sovereignty is established for all eternity. He is the King of kings. He is the all-powerful ever- living God. We are secure in his security. On us is bestowed a royal dignity because we share his humanity, the humanity he deigned to take onto himself as true God and true man when he was conceived in Mary’s womb when she said: I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me. We are restored to the dignity intended by God at the beginning. Jesus has wrought our salvation by becoming one of us.

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