of the Immaculate Conception,
Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078
Fr. Timothy Curtin
Canon Anthony O Keeffe (Foynes/Shanagolden/Roberstown) 087-4163401/069-60112
Fr. Austin McNamara
Diocese of Limerick Website: www.limerickdiocese.org
6th/7th April 2019: 5th Sunday
May this day and the
scripture we hear call us to look at the depth of our faith. We are called on to look into our hearts to
show forgiveness and reconciliation to all we meet. Christ’s forgiveness is without condemnation.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna
for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola
11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane
for next week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine
11am: Eufrocina Clemente
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Michaela Regan, Alison & Marissa Hogan
Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy
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Annual Chrism Mass: Bishop
Leahy would like to invite you to the annual Chrism Mass that will take place
in St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesday of Holy Week (17th April) at
7.30 p.m. The Chrism Mass is the great
annual gathering of the Diocese – lay faithful, religious, priests and Bishop,
all gathered in the one Eucharist.
Everyone renews their baptismal promises and the priests renew the
promises made at Ordination. The sacred
oils are blessed. It is always a joyful,
moving ceremony of the People of God united with one another around the
End of Year Music Class Concert: will be
held on Wednesday next the 10th April in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall
at 6.30 p.m. All Welcome. There will be a bucket collection on the way
in to help support our young musicians entering the fleadh with extra tuition. Fleadh entries are been taken at the concert
or contact Máire on 087-6413799 before Sunday 21st April. Go raibh maith agat.
Glin Great Bake Sale:
The pupils of 5th & 6th Class in St. Fergus’
National School are holding a Bake Sale to support the school with the
Parking/Set Down area fundraising. The
Cake Sale will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April at 10.00
a.m. Please come along for a treat and
support our pupils with their sale of homemade cakes. All very welcome
Congratulations: to Katie Fitzell and Julie
Fitzell who won Silver at the Gymnastics National Series held in the
Blanchardstown Sports Arena on Saturday 30th March.
ICA Meeting: on Friday 12th April
at 7.30 p.m. New members welcome.
Development Association and Cllr John Sheahan: are delighted to announce that the Minister
for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has allocated 111,000 to
help repair and maintain Glin Pier. Glin Development are currently
working on plans to build a floating pontoon at the Pier and this announcement
is very welcome news indeed.
Official Park Opening: Come along on Sunday, April 7 to
the official opening of Loughill Park at 1pm. It’s sure to be great
Joan and Kathleen Sheehy are holding a Coffee Morning in Barretts Bar, Glin on
Sunday 14th April at 11.30 a.m. to raise much needed funds for Deel
Animal Action Group. DAAG is a
registered charity made up of volunteers whose aim it is to rescue and re-home
stray dogs, cats etc. They vaccinate,
neuter and microchip each animal before re-homing them. Any money raised at the coffee morning goes
to paying their very large vet bills.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. All are very welcome.
On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of
the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half
hour of your time would be appreciated.
If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more
hoovers the quicker it will be done. It
is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery
cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned. The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered. If any men are free they could push back the
seats to make the hoovering easier.
Glin baby & toddler group:
continues each Friday morning during term time. €3 per family and
refreshments provided. Come along and bring a few friends, you’ll be
surprised by all the toys suitable for all ages! Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am.
Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday – 10 am – Glin library. Glin will be
heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored
by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter
gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since
inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark
and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last
year……Are you in?
and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library
in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am.
Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour
if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then
be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.
is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of
rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep
Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter
louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually
throw litter from their cars and trucks.
must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas.
for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE.
Lent: Week 5 – Reflection
Is Jesus here the God of
surprises? Some men had brought a sinful
woman to him. Would he condemn, and
approve of death by stoning? They
wondered what he might say about the law.
They had come to punish her. His
actions were different.
No condemnation of the woman and
no condemnation of them either, just a very challenging question about the way
we condemn people – ‘if you have no sin, cast the first stone.’ No words about law – just a writing in the
sand and we don’t know what he wrote.
A surprising Rabbi, a surprising
Whatever way he acted, they did
not argue. Maybe they saw some
truth. They just quietly left. Maybe they got some message that love, like
his for the woman, was more important than such a violent law, to stone someone
A surprise for the woman
also. She was so used to being
condemned, with no mention of the partner in adultery. She realised that because of Jesus now,
nobody condemned her. Because of Jesus
she no longer condemned herself. Because
of this love and acceptance, she had strength not to sin again which was the
challenge given to her by Jesus ‘go and sin no more.’
Lord by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free. You are the saviour of the world.
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