Parish Newsletter: 2nd/3rd April, 2022.

Parish Newsletter – 2nd/3rd April 2022 – 5th 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:

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 2nd April: Betty Ann McSweeney

                                        Sunday 3rd April: Mary Hogan

                                        Saturday 9th April: Michael O Connor

                                        Sunday 10th April: Marie McKenna

Readers: Saturday 2nd April: David Sheehan

                  Sunday 3rd April: Louise MacNamara

                  Saturday 9th April:  Eileen Mulvihill

                  Sunday 10th April: Teresa Culhane

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


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. 

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)

Saturday 2nd April: Helen McCarthy anniversary.  Richard Fitzgerald 11th anniversary.

Sunday 3rd April: Months Mind Dolores MacNamara.

Saturday 9th April: Ellen Leahy Months Mind.  Patrick Fennell 1st Anniversary.

Sunday 10th April:  Sean Adams Months Mind.  Patrick Normile & family late of Glin Lodge anniversary.  Moss and Delia Reidy late of Killeaney anniversary.

Easter Mass Bouquet Mass cards available at Glin church. We also have Get Well, Sympathy, Special Intentions and Grave/Home candles available.  Call after any of the masses to avail of the above.

Ukraine Collection; Thank you to everyone who donated to the church collection last weekend in aid of the Ukraine relief effort.  Over €1,600 was raised.  Wonderful generosity.

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

St. Fergus National School: clothing collection will take place on Mon 4th April.  Our thanks to Glin GAA for all the help with the collection and allowing the school to us the GAA Clubhouse to store the bags of clothes. Thanking you all 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.

Glin ICA: AGM will be held on Friday next the 8th April at 8.00pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  New members very welcome.

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:

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.

Congratulations: to Sheagh Mulvihill who has been asked to attend the FAI Centre of Excellence in Tralee. Sheagh is following on in the footsteps of his talented brother Cillian, and of course his younger sister Honor, who was also chosen for the FAI Ladies Centre of Excellence. Keep up the good work.

St. Fergus National School Parents Council: Save the date – April 9th.  No April showers planned for this fun-filled FUNdraiser…

 -St. Fergus NS Glin Parents Council is delighted to announce that it is organising a sponsored walk and coffee morning to raise funds to support school activities.  The event takes place on Saturday April 9th with a sponsored walk starting at the Knights Walk, Glin at 11am. Everyone is encouraged to walk on the day and ask their friends and family to sponsor them.   For anyone that can’t do the walk you can still lend your support by calling in to Ceol Corbrai where the Parents Council will be running a coffee morning, full of tasty treats.  All baking donations gratefully appreciated and can be dropped to Ceol Corbrai from 9:30a.m. on Saturday 9th April.  You can also make a monetary donation through the following link:  Thanking you in advance for your support.

Glin Development Association: and local schools will be involved in a Native Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Pauls on Thursday morning next the 7th April.  Catherine Fitzgerald, Glin Castle along with some pupils from our two local schools will plant some native trees including Oaks.

Tarbert Darkness into light: Darkness into light comes to Tarbert – with its inspirational message of HOPE – Walking from the Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island and back

We are holding a Community Registration day at the Community Centre Tarbert on Saturday, 9th April from 10 am to 4pm. Come and meet the team members, find out more about the Darkness into Light Walk and register for the event.  Alternatively you can register online on

The event takes place on Saturday 7th May at 4.15 am.

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

Newsletter: Next newsletter will be available after Easter.

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