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
29th/30th June 2019: 13th
Sunday of Ordinary Time
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: Eufrocina
11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams
for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Margaret Hogan
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Alison Hogan, Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor,
Michaela Regan Sunday: Katie & Lucie Fitzell & Lucie Ryan
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy
Christi Procession: will be
held this Sunday 30th June after 11.00 a.m. Mass
GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068
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Thank you from Fr. Crawford to
Glin Parish Community: The Golden Jubilee Mass was a
wonderful experience. It was an
impressive Liturgy from start to finish and touched the hearts and minds of
everybody. I do want to say “Thank You”
to the Pastoral Council members who organised the day’s events and designed in
detail the various elements of the Liturgy.
The Organist & Choir – which included a big contingent of pupils and
teachers from the Parish Schools – excelled themselves. The Readers, Mass Servers and Soloist, Emelia
Costello – deserve special mention. The “Welcoming
Group” extended a Cead Mile Failte to all the guests and visitors from other
Parishes on behalf of the People of Glin.
Later we were all treated to a first class meal in Ceol Corbrai
Community Hall. It was an impressive
performance and enjoyed by all. Thanks
to the Comhaltas Group who created a lovely atmosphere. On behalf of my family members who were
present I wish to thank you sincerely for a Day to Remember. My congratulations to one and all. Go raibh mile maith agaibh. From
Fr. Tom Crawford.
Cycling Club: The Glin Knight Sportive takes place on July 21 this year.
Registration takes place Saturday night before the cycle from 8.30pm to 9.30pm
in Barretts Bar, Glin AND on the morning of the cycle at 8.30am in Barretts Bar
with the cycle starting at 9.30am. Registration is €25 for Cycling
Ireland Members and €30 for NON members. Routes are either 80k or 110k – are
you up for the challenge? This years the fundraising is in aid of St.
Fergus NS carpark/setdown area.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group:
The toddler group has now closed for the summer holidays. Thank you
to everyone that came every week and especially to all the mums that took it in
turns to open the group each week. Without the continued support of
those attending we would not be able to operate. There is a new
WhatsApp Group set up, if you wish to have your name added to this group
please send a message to the Glin Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page with
your mobile number and you will be added. Wishing everyone a
wonderful summer holiday and a special mention to those smaller folk that have
now moved onto preschool, we wish you all the very best for your futures.
You will be missed. Stay safe and see you in September.
Retirement: Wishing Jean Culhane a very happy retirement having taught in
Limerick, Glin & Foynes.
The Annual Estuary Swim: takes place this year on
Saturday, July 27. All funds raised go to The Neonatal Unit UHL and The
Local Arts Project. Sponsorship cards are now available from Maria
Geoghegan and Eoin Ryan. A huge thanks to Limerick County Council for
their continual support in this unique event every year.
Sunday the 23rd June 2019 will remain a memorable
day for the parish of Glin for years to come.
Glin Parish Pastoral Council hosted a wonderful
celebration for the Jubilee starting with mass at 1 pm and then an evening of
food, music and song in the community hall, Ceol Corbrai. Mass was
celebrated by Fr. Tom Crawford , Canon O’Keeffe, Fr. Tim Curtin, Fr Austin
McNamara, and Fr. Sean O’Longaigh, in the presence of his brothers John,
Andrew, Pat, & Liam & his sisters Catherine, Maura (Meade) Cork, Lena
(Fox) Mitchelstown, and their extended families. Wonderful uplifting
music was provided by our local Comhaltas group, and the Glin choir
accompanied by organist, Anne Horan. The choir were joined by the
children from both St. Fergus and Ballyguiltenane National Schools, and the
wonderful angelic voice of local girl, Emelia Costello. The church looked
beautiful with the magnificent flower displays and twinkling lighted candles. After mass the congregation moved up to Ceol
Corbrai to continue the celebrations. The Glin Mens Shed were on hand to
direct parking and had worked hard to get the hall in ship shape for the event.
A beautiful buffet was served which was supplied by James Stack of Wallace’s
Bar and Restaurant, Glin. James and his
staff had it all under control and the food was delicious and plentiful.
Children’s food was provided by Shakeel of our local Glin Grub.
music, song and dance continued after eating and the Comhaltas once again
entertained with wonderful Irish music and singers and dancers provided great
entertainment. Fr. Crawford cut his beautifully crafted cake and Marie
McKenna, Chairperson of the Pastoral Council, made a presentation on behalf of
the Businesses, clubs, schools and individuals of Glin to Fr.
Crawford. Thank you to everyone who came to the Jubilee on Sunday, it is
a community coming together that puts energy and joy into such an occasion. Glin Parish Pastoral Council would also like
to thank everyone who helped out in whatever capacity to make the day the
success that it turned out to be. We thank Fr. Crawford for his devoted
service and commitment to the priesthood for the last 50 years and we wish him
health and happiness for his years ahead. Thank you Fr. Crawford from
Glin Parish Pastoral Council and all your parishioners in Glin.
The Lifeguards will return to duty at Glin Pier on Monday, July 1 for the
summer season. We thank Limerick Co. Council for providing this invaluable
Wallace’s Bar Closed: The bar
officially closed on June 23. A statement released by proprietors James and
Dorothy Stack read ” It’s with a heavy heart we have made the decision to
close Wallace’s bar on Sunday 23rd of June. We would like to thank all our
regular customers our family friends and especially our staff. Unfortunately
with consistent decrease in business, drink driving laws and the increase in
vat on food we can no longer keep going. Again we would like to personally
thank our wonderful staff who we consider friends now, without them we would be
closed a long time ago” This is yet another blow to the
village with Wallace’s Bar making it 3 businesses since January 2019 to close.
We wish James, Dorothy and their young family all the very best with their
future endeavours and sincerely thank both them and their staff for the
wonderful food, drink, music and many happy memories made within the
premises over the past couple years.
Classes: Water Safety classes will be held at Glin Pier
Monday, July 8 for the week and also Monday, August 5 for the week. Full
details will follow later. Take note and avail of these classes to ensure the
service is provided each year.
Children’s Summer Camps 2019: The
Shannon Gaels Cúl Camp will take place in Gerald Griffins GAA pitch in
Ballyhahill from Monday July 29th – Friday August 2nd. Book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.
Soccer Camp: The Fai Summer Soccer camp is now open. Book early to avoid
disappointment. Visit www.summersoccerschools.ie for dates and locations.
Glin-Tri: This year The Glin Sprint Triathlon is on
Saturday, September 7th . As places fill fast for this popular
event register now with www.triathlonireland.com Looking
forward to meeting you all on the day.
Many thanks to everyone that came to our coffee morning held
on Friday the 21st June to celebrate our blood pressure day
which also coincided with our 20% off throughout the store.
U14s Shannon Gaels: Congratulations to Shannon Gaels u14s who had a great win over
neighbours Athea Monday two weeks ago. The Shannon Gaels now qualify for the County
Semi Final. Well done.
Newsletter: Please note that next weekend will be the last newsletter for
the summer. It will be available again
in September. Thank you to all who
submitted news events.