Ballinlough-Granlahan News 21st April 2019


Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Joe Feeney, Ballinlough. Tel. (094) 9640155

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Ballinlough: Sun 12 noon Granlahan: Sat 8pm Cloonfad: Sun. 10.30

Easter Sunday of The Lord’s Resurrection

21st April 2019

Easter Greeting: I wish a happy and holy Easter to all of you. May the blessings of the risen Lord be with you. I welcome home friends and members of your family who have come to spend the season with us. I hope you all have a pleasant and enjoyable time. Many thanks to all the people who helped out with the Easter ceremonies. I thank you all for all your help. I hope the celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord at the mass will renew the faith of our people. May we all realise the Lord has risen and is in our work and with each one of us. Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, may our hearts today burn within us, as Jesus still speaks to us and accompanies us on our way. Fr Joe

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sun 21st April 12 noon Mass of the Resurrection in church. Easter Holy water is blessed at this mass and the Paschal Candle is put in place.

Paul Cunningham, Cloonlough, months mind.

Annette Doherty, 22nd Anniversary.

Tony and Mary Doherty and Annie Higgins, Carrick.

William Kerrigan, anniversary and also his parents

Bill and Margaret, Cloonlee.

John Connell, Clooncalgy, anniversary & his brother Pat.

No Mass during the week.

Sun 28th April 12 noon Joey Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro, first anniversary, and deceased members of the Fitzgerald family.

Kathleen Waldron, 6th anniversary and her husband John Joe and son Eugene.

Michael Godfrey and deceased members of the Godfrey family, Tullaghane.

Michael and Anne Shiel, Altore and their daughter Sr Marie Bernadette.

John Darcy, Coolougher, months mind.

Offertory Collection: Sat & Sun 13th & 14th April

Ballinlough: €440 Granlahan: €

Eucharistic Ministers Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sun 28th April 12 noon

Marian Carty / Loretta Garvey M.M.

Granlahan: Sat 27th April 8pm

John Maloney / Mary Birmingham Mary Gormley

The Easter Collection for the Support of the Priests of the Parish will be taken up at all masses over the weekend.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Mary McHale, Churchboro who died recently.

Mass Intentions: Granlahan

Sat 20th April 8pm Holy Saturday ceremonies:

Celebration of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ from the dead.

Easter water is blessed.

No Mass during the week.

Sat 27th April 8pm Eileen Lyons, 1st Anniversary, Granlahan.

Easter Message from Fr Joe: I wish everybody a very happy and enjoyable Easter.

Easter is a holy time of year. Let us say the few prayers and realise that God is very near and close to us. His gentle presence always brings happness and joy to us. So I thank all who took part in the Easter ceremonies. It was pleasant to see the cross carried again this year from Cloonfad cemetery to the church. I compliment all the people involved. It was also pleasant to see the Passion of our Lord played out in drama in the church grounds of Ballinlough. A lot of hard work went into this. I know well it helped a number of people to realise more how much Jesus Christ suffered; his cruel death, that we might have eternal life. Congratulations to all involved. The Lord provided us with beautiful weather for the dawn mass at Lake O Flynn. So many people from the three church areas took part and attended. The rising sun, the fresh air of the morning, the beauty of nature all around us, encourages everyone to give glory and praise to God. The generosity of so many people helping out, making available what was needed can only be admired. May God reward everyone with peace and happiness.

Divine Mercy Sunday at Knock Shrine is Sunday 28th April. Chief Celebrant and Homilist at 3pm is Arch Bishop Michael Neary.

Granlahan Card Game: 1st Maureen Devanney & Joe Neenan. 2nd. Tom & Michael Finnegan 3rr Padraic Gallagher & Keogh Conboy, 4th Sean Caulfield & Francis Conroy. Raffle Winners: Kevin Devanney, Carmel Brady & Rose Gaffrey. Next game on Monday night 22nd April at 9pm.

Granlahan Tidy Village Group will hold a Church Gate Collection on Saturday 27th April 2019. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Western Care Association Ballyhaunis Residential Service will be holding a Tea Dance in the Parochial Hall, Ballyhaunis on Fri April 26th. Music by Harmony, with special guests Carmel McLoughlin, Gerry Carney & Mick Mulhern. Doors open 7.30pm with dancing commencing at 8pm sharp. Refreshments served. €10 admission which includes a door prize.

Rosaries and Rosary of Hope Leaflets are available to people who are willing to pray with and teach the Rosary during the month of May. If there is anyone who would like some please ring 0868197111 or email

Pilgrimage Season 2019: This year we celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock Shrine and we welcome you to join us for special celebrations.

Items for newsletter: Contact: 086 1982036

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