Parish Newsletter: 12th/13th March 2022

Parish Newsletter – 12th/13th March 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Lent         

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:

Readers: Saturday 12th March: Nicola Cunningham

                 Sunday 13th March: Sean Flanagan

                 Saturday 19th March: Teresa Culhane

                 Sunday 20th March: Desiree Dore

St. Patricks Day Masses: Vigil Mass Wednesday 16th March: 7:00 p.m.  Thursday 17th March: 11:00 a.m.

Readers for St. Patricks Day Masses: Vigil Mass: Annie Reidy.  Morning Mass: Margaret Hogan

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

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Dolores MacNamara who died recently.  May she Rest in Peace.


Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact 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.

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

Mass Cards: Signed Mass Cards for the deceased are available at Glin Church.  Please enquire from our Sacristan Michael after any of the Masses. 

Sunday 13th March: Months Mind Mass: John O Connor

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

Saturday 12th March: Linda Broderick Davies.  Margaret O Connor and husband Tom and their son Kevin. 

Sunday 13th March: Mary & James Lyons, Drumrisk.  Dora & Denis Mulvihill, Drumrisk.

Tuesday 15th March: Deceased members of the McSweeney family, Main Street.

Sacrament of Confirmation: Congratulations to the pupils of St. Fergus National School and Ballyguiltenane National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday.  Our thanks to Fr. Curtin and Sacristan Michael who accommodated the schools with two ceremonies which had been organised before Covid restrictions were lifted.

First Holy Communion: will take place on Saturday 30th April 2022.

Moyvane Youth Club, 2021/22 Registration night will take place in Marian Hall, Moyvane from 7.30pm til 8.30pm, Monday 14th March 2022. Membership forms, including parental consent section must be completed on joining. Annual membership fee is only €5 per person due to the late start this year. Please note places are limited and preference will be given to previous members and/or siblings. Parents will need to help out when required and/or volunteer as leaders if numbers looking to register are high.
Please pass on to any other parents who may be interested.

St. Fergus National School: clothing collection will take place on Mon 4th April. Bags of clothes can be dropped off at the Glin GAA Clubhouse on the 8th March, 15th March and 22nd March from 9am to 12noon and on Thursday 31st March from 1pm to 3:30pm.  Our thanks to Glin GAA for facilitating the collection. Please keep all your unwanted clothes for the collection. Thanking you for your continued support.

Church Gate Collection: thank you to everyone that gave so generously to the GB Rovers FC church gate collection last weekend.  A total of €576.71 was collected from Glin Church, Ballyhahill Church and Loughill Church. Special thanks to those that made donations after the collection had finished.  All donations will be put towards the running of the club including equipment for the children.  Thank you. 

Congratulations: Congratulations to GB Rover FC players Dylan Buckley and Honor Mulvihill.  Both Dylan and Honor have been asked to attend the U13 Centre of Excellence for the remainder of the year.  Dylan heads off to play with the U13 boys in Tralee and Honor heads to play with the U13 girls in UL, Limerick.  This is a fantastic opportunity for both, and the club wishes you both the very best of luck. 

Congratulations: to GB Rovers FC players; Jack Lonergan, Gavin Wallace, Jimmy Mullane, Harry Wallace and Dan Healy who were all selected to be part of the U11 Desmond League squad.  Well done all, the club is thrilled to see so many picked from the club.  Keep up the good work. 

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:

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.

Welcome to Wild Work in West Limerick!  The Knights Walk in Glin has been chosen as a location
“Would you like to explore biodiversity in the Irish landscape. Our trainers will bring you into nature to experience West Limerick wild spaces first-hand. Here you can learn through seeing, touching and interacting with the natural world. With our approach, your outdoor learning will be supported by online interactive learning and tailored virtual reality experiences, to ensure a fun and fulfilling programme.”
Open to all ages.  Fill out the application on the link below.  Knights Walk Glin.
Every second Saturday in Glin starting 14th May – 23rd July 2-4 pm  **limited spaces – book early **

Glin Post Office: Banking at the post office: AIB customers can make cash lodgements, cash withdrawals and cheque lodgements. Bank of Ireland customers can avail of cash lodgements and cash withdrawals.  Businesses that would like a cheque lodgements facility please contact the post office on 068-36100. Ulster Bank customers can lodge cash only. 

Happy St Patrick Day Cards: Happy St. Patrick’s Day Cards from Glin. Pack of 5 for €8 (one of each image) or €2 each. To order: Text 087 6157509.  All profit will go towards the Feed the Squirrels program – thank you.

Darkness into Light Tarbert: Save the Date – Saturday 7th May. Our neighbours in Tarbert are delighted to be part of the Darkness into Light (DIL) Walk for Pieta House, proudly sponsored by Electric Ireland, for 2022. Tarbert has been selected as one of eight (8) locations in Kerry and is the only new route approved by Pieta for this year in Ireland. The walk will take place at 4.15am and takes in the beautiful island road walk, a distance of 5kms. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

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

GoFundMe: the donations continue to flow in for Margaret and Tony O Shaughnessy from Ballyhahill that lost everything in a house fire after lightning struck their home.  Donations can be made through the following link:

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