Glinsk Parish Newsletter
1st Sunday of Advent 1st December 2013
Sat 30th Nov
Pake & Bobby O’Grady Anniv.
Sun 1st Dec
Mary McKeague Anniv.
Fri 6th Dec
Thomas & Delia Walsh & Family Members RIP
Sat 7th Dec
Special Papal Award Mass
Sun 8th Dec
John Joe Lohan Anniv.
Duties for Next Weekend 7th & 8th December
Sat: Ann Marie Cuddy Sat: Éimear Keane & Ciara O’Neill
Sun: Maria Fitzmaurice Sun: Paul Coyne & Michael Connelly
Eucharistic Ministers Sacristy Helpers
Sat: Maura Reilly Sat: Patricia Whyte
Sun: Mary Kelly Sun: Beatrice Cuddy
We welcome into the Christian Community Jayden Patrick, son of John & Bernadette Kenny
of Arda. He was baptized in Glinsk last Sunday.
Station Mass: In the home of Stacy & Pio Byrnes, next Friday 6th December at 8.00pm. It is for the Station Area of Ballinakill, Newtown, Ussey, Corspark and Keeloguesbeg.
First Friday House Calls: As next Friday 6th is the First Friday of December, the priest will be making calls to the housebound at the usual times - Kilbegnet on Friday and the Glinsk area on Saturday. (The next Call will be on Friday 3rd January). If there is anyone not on the List who would like the priest to call, please ring Donamon leaving a name and phone number.
Dates for your Diary: Thursday 12th December 8.30pm Parish Council Christmas Meeting.
Friday 13th December 7.30pm Christmas Play in Glinsk School Hall.
Friday 20th December 8.00pm Community Service of Reconciliation (Confession) in place of Mass.
Papal Benemerenti Medal Presentation to Beatrice Cuddy: Will take place next Saturday evening 7th Dec during a special Mass at 8pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in The Glencastle Lounge, followed by entertainment provided by Dene Lane & Gracelands. Everyone is invited to attend this very special occasion. For further information see supplement attached to newsletter.
Eucharistic Adoration: Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas rush? For the season of Advent you could come along and spend one hour with Jesus in peaceful adoration. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in St. Michaels Church, Glinsk every week at the usual times, you are very welcome!
Concern Christmas Collection: Will be held on 7th/8th Dec, please support.
Pioneer Association: Those interested in travelling to annual day of prayer at SMA House, Claregalway on Sun Dec 8th please have names into secretary before Wed 4th as arrangements regarding transport have to be finalised, and numbers are required for meals.
Saint Vincent de Paul: Have requested that their helpline be included in the newsletter on an ongoing basis. The number is 086 8364866, and can be found on future newsletters alongside contact details for Donamon and Glinsk/Kilbegnet newsletters. Annual appeal this year is on December 8th.
Glinsk Community Childcare Centre: Santa's Grotto & Christmas Fair today Sunday 1st Dec 11-3pm. Santa will be arriving in serious style at midday. There will be plenty for the parents too as we will have refreshment stalls, Christmas wares and plenty of craft and toy stalls for you to browse on the day. Come on down, your support for Caisleán Óir - Glinsk Childcare is much appreciated.
Glinsk Ladies Football Club: Holding two upcoming events. A fundraising Christmas Coffee Morning on Sunday 15th December and on Sunday 29th December there will be an end of year Social with Bumble Bee Honey providing the entertainment. Both events take place in the Glencastle Lounge, Glinsk. Tickets for the social will be on sale from the committee for €5 and we will be calling door to door next week, your support would be greatly appreciated.
Beekeepers Quiz: Takes place on Friday 6th Dec in the Glencastle Lounge at 10pm sharp. Christmas Hamper and spot prizes to be won, please support.
Glenamaddy Musical Society: Presents 'Calamity Jane' in the Town Hall Theatre Glenamaddy from Thursday December 5th to Monday December 9th 2013. Curtain 8pm. Booking 086 2045896. Enjoy a great night’s entertainment with the all time favourite musical numbers.
Glen Celtic Soccer Club Gathering (1977- 1983): All former members & players are invited to a Gathering in the Oakland Hotel Glenamaddy on Sat 28th Dec 2013 at 9pm. The club was formed in 1977 & all involved with its development through to winning the Roscommon League & League Cup in 1982/83 are invited to this 30th anniversary Gathering. Club personnel from other playing years are also welcome to attend.
Christmas Fair: Takes place on Sunday 15th December at Ballymoe Community Centre from 11am to 4pm in aid of Beaumount Hospital. Your support would be gratefully appreciated. €10 per table. Raffle on the day. Any queries contact: 086 4527060.
Glinsk/Creggs Group Water Scheme: All members who have not yet paid their water bill. the committee will be in attendance in Kilbegnet Hall Tues. 3rd Dec from 7.00pm - 8.00pm. This collection venue will be for the whole scheme. Thanking all who have already paid.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The theme this year is “Break barriers, open doors for an inclusive society for all”. As part of the commemoration of this year’s event Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon, sends an open invitation to the general community to drop in and visit Cuisle ( day-time or evening-time ). Refreshments will be served. If you have never been to Cuisle this could be the ideal opportunity to call in and see the centre. Or if you are a frequent visitor this may be your opportunity to return and receive complimentary refreshments!!
Collection for weekend 17/11/13 €460. Trocaire for Syria €90 (€1530 to date)
Thank you for your continued support