Parish Newsletter: Sunday 12th March 2023.

Parish Newsletter – 12th March, 2023 – 3rd Sunday in Lent.

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Timothy Curtin (Coolcappa/Kilcolman) 086-3697735

Fr. Austin McNamara (Loughill/Ballyhahill) 087-2615471/069-82103

Sacristan Michael Fennell: 087-9828711

Diocese of Limerick Website:

Eucharistic Ministers: Sunday 12th March: Mary O Brien

                                        Sunday 19th March: Tommie MacNamara

Readers:  Sunday 12th March: Eileen Mulvihill

                  Friday 17th March (St. Patricks Day): Margaret Hogan

                  Sunday 19th March: Nicola Cunningham

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration every Friday from 5pm to 9pm.

Deaths:  Sympathy is extended to the family of Thomas Horan, Ballyculhane who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.

St. Patricks Day Mass: Please note Mass on Friday 17th March will be at 11.00 a.m. not 10.00 a.m.


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.

Until further notice weekly Masses in Glin are Friday @ 10am and Sunday @ 11am.

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

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (086)3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Weddings: To book 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.

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

Anniversary Masses: 

Sunday 12th March: Linda Broderick Davies 15th anniversary.  Ellen Leahy 1st anniversary, late of Kilfergus.  Patrick Fitzgerald anniversary, late of Killacolla. Agnes Fitzgerald anniversary, late of Church Street.  Lil & Moss McGrath anniversary, late of Ballyguiltenane.  Mary & Paddy Normile anniversary, late of Ballyguiltenane.  Margaret O Connor anniversary and also her husband Tom and son Kevin, late of Ballinagoul and daughter in law Imelda O Connor.

Friday 17th March: Mary, Bridget Langan and Thomas Langan anniversary.  Johnny and Mary Ita Kelly anniversary, late of Ballyguiltenane. 

Ballyguiltenane National School: Enrolment Form for the school year 2023/2024 is now available to download from the school’s website  or by contacting the school office 068-34545 or by emailing

St. Fergus National School: Enrolment Forms for the new school year 2023/2024 are now available from the school by telephoning the school office on 068-34344 or by emailing:

St. Brigid Crosses Fundraiser:  A huge thank you to all who helped with the recent Fundraiser especially pupils from Tarbert Glin Knockanure and Moyvane National Schools who made the crosses, Post Offices, Credit Union and Gala Moyvane who helped with distribution and to all who donated to this worthy cause.  A cheque for €1,800 has been forwarded to Palliative Care Unit UHK Tralee

Coffee Morning for Deel Animal Rescue….So Joan Sheehy. Maria Barrett & Kathleen Sheehy are hosting a coffee morning in Barretts Bar on this Sunday 12th March @ 12pm for Deel Animal Rescue.  All support would be greatly appreciated as 💯 per cent of money goes to this wonderful charity

Glin ICA Whist Drive Results: Ladies: Frances Walsh, Julia Culhane.  Gents: Margaret Reidy, John McMahon.  Longest at the Table: Nola Adams, Mary Clifford.  Lowest Score: Mary Clifford.  Raffle: Julia Culhane, Margaret Reidy, Julia Ryan, John O Malley, Mary Hogan.

St Patrick’s Day Draw: Glin Rovers FC Lotto Draw Announcement – 18th March 2023. There will be a bumper draw for €10,000 in the Glin Rovers club Lotto draw on the 18th March 2023. €10,000 will be put into a special draw where there will be 1 winner of that amount on the night. The €10,000 will be won by someone who buys a ticket the week of the draw for the 18th March 2023. Our weekly general Lotto jackpot will then drop to €20,000 until it too is won. NOTE: The St. PATRICKs weekend €10,000 draw will take place providing our weekly Lotto of €30,000 is not won in the meantime. More details to follow.

Praying the Rosary: Most parishioners are aware that the Rosary is recited approx. half an hour, on most days before the Masses. In her messages, especially at Fatima, Medjugorje, and many other places, Our Lady has urged the faithful to pray the Rosary daily. St. Padre Pio has referred to it as the “Weapon of our Times”, so it would please the Blessed Virgin very much, if more people, especially children, took up her invitation, and joined the small Parish group in praying the Rosary. It is prayed for the conversion of Russia, Ireland, and the whole world, for the end of wars, protection from natural disasters, and that the promised, and, long-for reign of peace would soon be ushered in.

St. Fergus National School: Upcoming clothing collection on Monday 24th April – please keep any unwanted clothing, footwear etc for the collection.  Further details nearer the date.  Thank you to all who support this school fundraiser. 

Glin GAA club proudly celebrates 125 years of existence this year. To mark this significant milestone, we are writing a book on the history of the club from 1898 to the present day. Many who have made valuable contributions to this period will have memories of their first involvement with the club, the fields around the parish they played in and will remember great teams and players. Perhaps also, people may have old newspaper clippings, photographs, match programmes and medals kept which would be of great interest to us in preparing this book and will allow us to best tell the story of Glin GAA over the past 125 years. Our book committee has begun the process of interviewing people and shortly, for those comfortable with technology, a questionnaire link will be sent around where interested individuals can make their own contributions. We will be holding an evening in Glin in the next while where old Glin GAA photographs, medals etc. can be brought in to be photographed and scanned, and the owners can share their stories relating to them. If anyone would like to be sent the questionnaire link or wishes to be interviewed, send an email with your details to, contact us through our Facebook page, or contact James O’Donovan on 087 2311156 or Tom O’Donovan on 086 1710136.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group:  See you all on Friday 24th from 10am in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Family contribution €3

The Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Stand) is now up and running for the coming year. The links on how to join are posted on our Glin GAA Facebook page. You can also ask any member of the club for advice or contact our Draw administrator Carmel Leahy on 087 2897310. You have the choice of buying a ticket for each monthly Draw individually or buying a yearly ticket with a discount. If you’re interested, the first Draw is on the end of March so entrants have to be in by the first week in March. The year part was the most successful ever in terms of Club winners. With Donnie Lyons winning €3000 in May, Dennis Woulfe winning €250 in June, Michael Dillane winning €100 in July, Mary Dunne and Michael Wallace winning €500 each in the December Draw. Hopefully we can keep this winning streak going this year. This is a great way to support our club and county in one draw with the main prize every month €10,000. All support is greatly appreciated.
Glin Rovers F.C. would like to thank the following who recently bought a Brick on our Supporters wall as part of our Astro Pitch Fundraiser. Dunnes Bar, Padraig & Nollaig Hogan, Huge & Mary Dunne, Johnny Culhane, Patrick & Ann Horan, Noel Lynch – Cork, Anthony Scanlon, Eddie and Mary Sheehan, Joe Martin, Pa and Jackie Reidy, The Mall in memory of Maura and Patrick and Joe & Kate Sweeney in memory of Joe & Catherine Sweeney, Scenic View.  More names to follow next week……

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