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 Some people have asked for a copy of the "Tribute to Seán Parker" penned recently by James Shevlin so here it it:-

 Tribute to Sean Parker

At the tender age of eighteen years he stood on Dublin’s shore,
And took the boat to Holyhead like many did before.
With no one there to say goodbye, so too familiar scenes,
With not a lot of money, but a pocketful of dreams.

When he set foot on England’s soil his new life it began,
He had dreams of owning property and being a wealthy man.
To have a wife and family, someone to call his own,
And maybe when the time was right he’d make his way back home.

The bright lights of the city turned night time into day,
And offered many promises to a lad so far away.
He made the most of city life as joy he tried to find
And his friends in County Galway all seemed to leave his mind.

Time it swiftly passed him by and months turned into years
And memories of his folk back home began to disappear.
As the heart of every party and everybody’s friend
Sure he thought this way of life would never see an end.

But those city lights may darken and sometimes lose their glow
And lonely souls can lose their way and don’t know where to go.
He fell upon some hard times; his dreams did not come true,
As he wandered through the city, sad, alone and blue.

But just before God called him, with people warm and kind
He once again remembered the place he left behind.
It brought a nation to its knees when his story it was known,
And finally the time was right and his friends all brought him home.

Now you’re safely home Sean Parker and you’ll never go away,
Among your friends in Galway forever you will stay.
And all your tears of sorrow have turned to tears of joy,
In Glinsk your final resting place where you rambled as a boy.

James Shevlin 2014


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Solemnity Of Christ The King Nov 23rd 2014

Mass Intentions



Sat 22nd Nov


Pake & Bobby O'Grady, RIP anniv. of Keelogues

Sun 23rd Nov


John & Dell Cuddy, RIP & deceased family members

Mon 24th  Nov


Tom & Delia & Tommy Joe Keaveny, RIP

Tue  25th Nov


Mass For All The Dead Of Glinsk Pastoral Area

Wed 26th Nov



Thurs 27th Nov



Fri 28th Nov


John & Kate & Patrick Cunningham RIP Lisrivish

Sat 29th Nov


Pat Mc Donnell, RIP and deceased family members

Sun 30th Nov


Mary Ellen Nolan, RIP of Ballincurry





Eucharistic Adoration Times

Every Monday

Every Wednesday

10am – 11am/11am – 12noon

7 – 8 pm/8 – 9pm/9 – 10pm

7 – 8 pm/8 – 9pm/9 – 10pm

A rota operates at these times, but everyone is invited to join - feel free to drop in to the church at any time that suits.

Before each Saturday night Vigil Mass, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 7.00 p.m. and there will be a priest available to hear confessions during the time of exposition.








Duties for Next Weekend 29th/30th Nov.


        Readers                                                      Offertory                                    

Sat: Michelle Mc Dermott               Sat: Ciara & Sarah O’ Neill

Sun: James Shevlin                            Sun: Cormac & Meabh Trayers


  Eucharistic Ministers                                         Sacristy Helpers  

     Sat: Margaret Farragher                                         Sat: Patrick O’ Brien

     Sun: Micheál Killackey                                        Sun: Beatrice Cuddy


Parish Notes


Tuesday’s Mass: On Tuesday evening next Nov 25th at 8pm, Mass will be celebrated for all those who were from Glinsk parish or have relatives in the parish, and who died in the past year. A list of the deceased is available in the church porches. If there are any omissions please give names to Beatrice Cuddy before Tuesday evening.


ISPCC & Childline: The annual church gate collection in aid of I.S.P.C.C and Childline will be held on this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November. Please support.


Baptism:  We welcome into the Christian community Glen Thomas 0'Boyle who was baptized in St. Michael's church, Glinsk on Saturday, 15th November.  Congratulations to his parents, Paul and Eilis, and we wish Glen Thomas O'Boyle all God's blessings.  

Tribute To Sean Parker: The poem “Tribute to Sean Parker” is available in the church porches. It is also available on the Glinsk website and also on the Midwest Radio website


A Future Full of Hope: Bishop Kevin has published a pastoral letter, 'A Future Full of Hope', with the intention of encouraging some reflection and dialogue about the shared responsibility of parents, schools, and parishes for the faith education of our children.  The letter was launched on 19th November. Parents with children in school can get a copy through their local school.   For all others, please contact the parish priest who has some copies.


Blessing Of The Graves:  Coming Sunday, 30th November, after the 10.00 a.m. Mass in Glinsk church, there will be, weather permitting, a procession to Ballinakill cemetery, for a short prayer service and blessing of the graves.


Correspondence Regarding Funeral Of Sean Parker, RIP:  This correspondence is now on the notice board at the side entrance to Glinsk church.  All are welcome to read the correspondence.


Advent Scripture Sharing Groups:  Gospel passages and reflections now available to download from . Booklets and support for new groups also available. Contact Justin at 087 6171526 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Bingo: Fundraising Bingo in Athleague Community Centre on Tuesday 25th November at 8.30 pm.  Proceeds to Cancer Care West. Please support.


Caisleán Óir Christmas Fair: Santa is making a special visit to the Caisleán Óir - Christmas Fair in Glinsk Community Childcare Centre on Sunday November 30th. The Fair will be on after mass from 11am-3pm in Glinsk Community Centre and plenty of hot food will be available. There will be an array of craft and gift stalls, with a raffle on the day and of course, Santa's Grotto. Santa will arrive in style to meet all the children and give them an early Christmas gift. All proceeds raised will support Caisleán Óir, your local non-profit community childcare centre.


Cookery Demonstration & Tasting in aid of Ballymoe FC will be held on this Friday, 28th November 2014 at 8pm sharp in the Fr. Flanagan Memorial Centre, Ballymoe. Local Chef Tony Scappaticci with Special Guests Gus Caspers, Dutch Flower Shop and Joan Burke, Cakes by Joanie. Admission €10. Raffle on night. Prizes Galore.  An enjoyable night guaranteed.Your support would be appreciated. Tickets from Kathleen at 087 7553909 or Assumpta 087 7559225.  Tickets also available in Dowd’s Shop, Glinsk.


Pioneer Association: Meeting after 10am Mass on Sunday next Nov. 30th. Our annual afternoon of prayer takes place on Sunday 7th December at SMA House Claregalway. Those intending to travel, please come to the meeting on Sunday, or give names to the Secretary before Wednesday Dec. 3rd.


Ladies Club: Meeting on Thursday night next November 27th in the Glencastle Lounge. All members please attend


Quiz: The Suck Valley Beekeepers quiz takes place in the Glencastle Lounge on next Friday 28th November at 10pm. Draw for a Christmas hamper on the night. Please support.


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