Parish Newsletter: 26th/27th March 2022

Parish Newsletter – 26th/27th March 2022 – 4th Sunday of Lent.  Mothers Day.  Summer time begins.     

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

Readers: Saturday 26th March: Eufrocina Clemente

                 Sunday 27th March: John Prendergast

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

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Ellen Leahy who died recently.  May she rest in peace.

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.

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. 

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

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

Sunday 27th March: Deceased members of the Sheehan and O Sullivan family.

Saturday 2nd April: Helen McCarthy anniversary.

Months Mind: Dolores MacNamara.

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

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 Thursday next 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.

Carmel Buckley Reflexology. Specialising in Stress Management and Anxiety. Are you ready to take a step towards a healthier you? To book your appointment call 0858391269. Creagh Street, Glin. Registered member of the National Register of Reflexologists Ireland. Accredited by: Laya healthcare, Irish Life Health and VHI healthcare.

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

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.

7th Team Limerick Clean Up: Save the date, Good Friday 15th April 2022.

Under 20s Ireland Rugby:  It was wonderful to see the Glin connection in the Under 20s Six Nations winning Rugby Squad.  Man of the match in a few of their games, James Culhane is a nephew of John Anthony Culhane, Chairperson of Glin development & Glin Homes for the Elderly and retired Principal of St. Fergus NS.  Many congratulations.

Collection for Ukraine: Bishops have asked that a Special Collection for Ukraine be taken up in parishes on the weekend of 26 and 27 March.  

Responding to the great concern expressed by many people in the parishes and Dioceses of Ireland, the Bishops decided to offer people another opportunity to support financially the families and children of the Ukraine who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. 

Bishops said, “Already millions of people have been forced to flee their homes as refugees.  It is a source of inspiration that people all over Ireland are responding with customary generosity to support humanitarian efforts in this crisis.  Many parish communities have already established links with charitable projects to support refugees and those remaining in Ukraine. Recognising these urgent needs, the bishops are asking that a special collection be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March.

The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed to Caritas Internationalis which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine and surrounding areas. Caritas is the international equivalent of Trócaire, our own Irish Church development agency.

All donations can be put in the box at the back of the Church, the proceeds of which will be returned as quickly as possible to the diocesan office. 

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 **
https://wildwork.ie/west-limerick-intro-course/

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. 

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!

Please email office@stfergusns.ie with any notices for the weekly newsletter.  Next weekend is the final newsletter until after Easter.

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