Parish Newsletter: 5th & 6th February 2022

Parish Newsletter – 5th/6th February 2022 – 5th 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 5th February: Mary O Brien

                                        Sunday 6th February: Alice O Shaughnessy

                                        Saturday 12th February: Mary Hogan

                                        Sunday 13th February: Grace Fitzgerald

Readers: Saturday 5th February: Sean Flanagan

                 Sunday 6th February: Desiree Dore

                 Saturday 12th February: Teresa Culhane

                 Sunday 13th February: Annie Reidy

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm until further notice.

Feast of St. Blaise: Thursday 3rd February.  Blessing of throats will take place after Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Saturday 5th February: Bill and Elizabeth (Lil – Months Mind) Lynch late of Ballinamuddagh.

Tuesday 8th February: Bridie McNeil 4th anniversary, late of Cahara.

Sunday 13th February: Paddy & Sheila Sweeney late of Lower Main Street.

Glin ICA: Meeting in Cloverfield on Friday next the 11th February at 7:30pm.  Whist Drives resume on the 15th February.

St. Fergus National School: clothing collection will take place on Mon 4th April. Further information on dates to drop off bags will be issued in the coming weeks. Please keep all your unwanted clothes for the collection. Thanking you for your continued support.

Ballyguiltenane National School: is now accepting Enrolment Forms for the school year 2022/2023. Enrolment Forms are available from the school office on request (068) 34545 or by emailing:  office@ballyguiltenanens.ie

Sacrament of Confirmation: will take place on Friday 11th March 2022. (Covid Permitting)

First Holy Communion: will take place on Saturday 30th April 2022. (Covid Permitting)

Glin Church: Lovely candles available to buy at Glin church. Can be used for graves or at home. Burning time of over 60 hours.

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.

Glin GAA Split the Bucket: takes place every Monday night. Don’t miss out, Play before 7pm. Play now at https://bit.ly/glingaa5050 Your support means a lot to us!

Taste Restaurant will be closed on Wednesdays until the end of February. It will be open as normal all other days.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused

GoFundMe: *** CLOSING SUNDAY 6th FEB***The GoFund Me page set up to raise money for the CCTVs and repairs to Glin Town Park will officially close on the evening of Sunday 6th Feb. All collection tins from pubs and shops will be collected and added to the total raised. The intention was to try and raise €1,500 within the month – but in under 20 hrs that target was met and more! The money literally rolled in and didn’t stop! So far 192 online donations have been made bringing the total raised to a staggering €9,228 – with the donation tins yet to be collected and counted!  Do you think we can hit the €10,000 mark?

 https://gofund.me/2840f35a Please continue to like and share and help meet the final goal – thank you to EVERYONE that has kindly donated to date.

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

February 11th is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. The theme this year is ‘Come to me all who labour and are oppressed and I will give you rest. (Mt 11;28)

People around the world take the time to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to alleviate the sufferings of the sick on this day. Faith organisations mark this day especially to provide the sick with medicines, food, and spiritual guidance. Pope John Paul II initiated the day in 1992 to encourage people to pray for those who suffer from illness and for their caregivers.

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