Parish Newsletter: 14th/15th May 2022

Parish Newsletter – 14th/15th May 2022: 5th Sunday of Easter.    

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 14th May: Michael O Connor

                                        Sunday 15th May: Marie McKenna

Readers: Saturday 14th May: David Sheehan

                 Sunday 15th May: Louise MacNamara 

                 Saturday 21st May: Eileen Mulvihill

                 Sunday 22nd May: Eufrocina Clemente         

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.  Last Vigil Mass is on Saturday 28th May.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Weekend Mass Changes in the Uniteffective June 4th/5th 2022 Saturday: Foynes 6pm Kilcolman 7.30pm

Sunday: Loughill 9.30am Glin 11am Shanagolden 10am

Weekend Mass Changes on 1st October 2022 to April 2023 Saturday: Foynes 6pm Coolcappa at 7.30pm

Sunday: Ballyhahill 9.30am Glin 11am Robertstown 10am

Baptisms & Anniversary Masses: can be booked in the Sacristy. 

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:  Saturday 14th May: Michéal Long, Upper Turraree Upper.  Mossie Flynn & Jack Carroll, Kitty Carroll, Molly Flynn.

Saturday 21st May: Martin MacNamara late of Killeaney.

All Ireland Rosary Rally: An all-Ireland Rosary Rally, will take place on Saturday, June 4th at Knock Shrine DV.  It will consist of, A Talk, Stations of the Cross, The Rosary and Holy Mass, starting at 1,30 pm.

The main celebrant will be Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland,

The Homilist, Bishop Michael Duignan.  There will be a Rosary Talk by Fr, Marius O’ Reilly.

A Coach maybe hired if there are sufficient number of people wishing to attend from Glin and, or the Pastoral Area.  Please contact Eilis McNamara, 068-34269, mobile, 087-6336369 to book a seat on or before, Tuesday, May 24th 2022

Congratulations: to Padraig Scanlon who received his McGrath Cup and National League medals last week at the Woodlands House Hotel. 

Congratulations: to brother and sister duo Jack and Holly O’Connor, members of Listowel Athletics club, took part in the Kerry County Athletics competition at An Riocht track in Castleisland at the weekend and between them they took part in the long jump, turbo javelin, 60m sprint, 80m sprint and relay race!!! There were heats, semi finals and finals and lots of shouting from the sidelines. Holly came home with silver for the u11 relay. Great excitement and fun was had by all.  Well done Jack and Holly

Congratulations: to the talented Collopy sisters; Ciara & Shonagh!!  Ciara came 3rd in the U9 relay and Shonagh came 2nd in the U11 relay in the Kerry County Championship today.  Well done girls. 

Congratulations: to GB Rovers player Darragh Mullane who is in this year’s Kennedy Cup squad with the Limerick Desmond team. Well done Darragh, a great achievement.

GB Rovers FC: What an evening of celebration for GB Rovers FC U12 Division 2 League winners Wednesday last!! Thanks to the managers for their dedication to the team and to the children for never giving less than 100% on the pitch. Lots of laughter and memories made Wednesday evening. An amazing speech by Captain Dan Healy topped off by Niall O’Connor of the Limerick Desmond League delivering the most important cup in the country to the team. Well done all. 

Egg-cellent result for Easter Fundraiser in Glin.  St. Fergus NS Glin Parents Council is delighted to announce that it raised €5,041.25 through its recent Easter fundraiser.  The weather didn’t disappoint and beautiful April skies greeted walkers and coffee-morning goers on Saturday, April 9th in the picturesque west Limerick village of Glin. Children and adults soaked up the atmosphere and took to the Knight’s Walk, while others attended the coffee morning at Ceol Corbrai in the village centre, all supporting the fundraising efforts of St. Fergus NS Parents Council. The hall in Ceol Corbrai was full of colour, cakes and coffee and the community had a chance to catch up with one another. In addition to the funds raised through walk sponsorship and cake sales, raffle tickets were in big demand, with local legend Big Maggie very kindly doing the honours to a crowd of very excited ticket-holders.   Joint Secretary Lisa Henderson was thrilled with the outcome of the event. “The whole day went even better than we could have imagined. The support from the local community blew us away. All the effort was worth it and we know the difference these funds will make to the school. On behalf of the Parents Council I would like to thank everyone who supported us. It means a lot to know that people care so much about children in the community.”  After a very busy and productive morning, it was clear that the community in Glin and the surrounding parishes are well and truly invested in the village’s next generation.  In addition to all those who participated on the day itself, St. Fergus NS Parents Council would like to thank everyone who baked or donated goods and to all the businesses and individuals who made donations.   The next event in the Parents Council’s Fundraising Calendar is a school disco on June 17th. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group:  what a fantastic first week back last Friday.  A huge crowd came with lots of smallies, it was truly wonderful to see the group back and in flying form. We look forward to welcoming everyone back again this this Friday morning from 10am at Coel Corbrai Hall. Contribution of €3 per family. Everyone is welcome. 

Glin Homes for the Elderly & Glin Development Association:  arranged a Cead Mile Failte in Cloverfield last Thursday for our Ukrainian neighbours who recently arrived in The Lanterns Motel, Tarbert.  Transport was arranged by our Councillor John Sheahan to bring the group to Cloverfield in Glin.  A lovely dinner was provided by Rachel Duff and her staff. Over dinner new friendships were forged with our Ukrainian friends as everyone chatted and got to know each other through the help of the interpreters.  Some of the representatives from Tarbert also came along to introduce the group. 

What a wonderful group of people! They were extremely touched by the solidarity shown by everyone who came to Cloverfield to lend support and make them welcome.  It was a lovely afternoon and the Ukraine girls sang a song from their homeland which was very moving.  It is unimaginable what these Ukraine people are living through.  It is but a small gesture to offer a helping hand and to make them feel welcome and supported in our country. We now have a main contact for the group, and it is intended to provide further support going forward.  Thank you to those who were able to come to Cloverfield today and to the wonderful staff who looked after everyone so professionally.

Glin Tennis Club: Tennis practice at the Glin Tennis court every Monday from 2.15pm. Registration for the season is now open. Call Marie 086869182. Adult €20, Student €10 and family €40

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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!

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