Ballinlough-Granlahan Newsletter 10th Feb 2019

10th February 2019

The Fifth Sunday of the Year

Mass Intentions          Ballinlough

Sat.         9th Feb. 8pm        Elizabeth Baggott, Cloonreliagh, 1st Anniversary and deceased members of the Baggott and McEvoy families

   Deceased members of the Flanagan family, late of Clooninsla

 Michael & Margaret Geraghty, Clooncrim, Anniversary

No Mass During The Week

Sat.         16th Feb. 8pm       Fr. Bill Flanagan late of Clooninsla

John Page and his parents Martin & Elizabeth and sisters Eileen and Patricia      

Offertory Collection: Sat. & Sun. 2nd & 3rd: Ballinlough: €580   Granlahan:  €444

Eucharistic Ministers                        Ballinlough                          Church Readers

Anne Carr                                           Sat. 16th Feb. 8pm Daire McDermott

Mary Morris                                                                                         Darragh Tarmey


Ann Hett                                               Sun. 17th Feb. 12 noon        Teresa Hebron    

Teresa Hebron

Please Pray for the repose of  the soul of Michael Geraghty, Clooncrim and Trien.

Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity as we age  Consider running a Dawn/Dusk Chorus during the month of May.  Older people, their families and friends sing songs, anybody can join.  Email or phone 01-805 7713.

Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lisbon  Feast Day of Saint Anthony 9th/14th June contact James Tracy 086 057 2216.

Dunmore Community Centre Monster Bingo continues Sunday 10th at 4pm.  Jackpot €500 in 45 calls with total prize fund of €1150.  Refreshments.  Proceeds to upkeep of the centre.

Healing/Anointing Catholic Service Led by Fr. Shane Sullivan and Lay Preacher, Sebastian Sales will take place on Sunday 17th Feb. in the Church of Holy Rosary, Castlebar from 1.15pm to 5.15pm.  Praise & worship, healing prayers, talks and Eucharistic adoration after 12 noon Mass.  All are welcome.

Knock Shrine has launched its Spring/Summer Faith Renewal Programme for 2019.  Take time out for yourself and join us for a day of quiet prayer and reflection.  Upcoming “Quiet Days for Busy People day retreats for February & March will take place on Sat. 23rd Feb.  A Day of Lord’s Favour with Sr. Madeleine Fitzpatrick, Sat. 30th March.  She Has Done What She Could with Sr. Moya Hegarty.  All day retreats take place in the Prayer Centre from 10.30am to 4pm.  Cost per person €30 and includes lunch at Knock House Hotel.  See for full details and bookings, or phone 094 93 75355.

Fatima August 29th, 7 nights. Santo Amaro Hotel. Contact Therese 01 2410822.

Mass Intentions:         Granlahan

Sun. 10th Feb. 12 noon        Edward & Mary Winston, Anniversary, Grange

Mike O’Gara, Anniversary, Ballyglass and deceased members of the O’Gara family, Ballyglass

Seάn Lyons, 14th Anniversary

P.J., Ellen, John and Jim Murphy

John McAtamney, Lurgan, Granlahan & London

 John Dolan, 4th Anniversary, Four Roads

 Mary Ann Ronan, Seamus McDonnell, Luke Rogers, Lisnagroobe

 John Raftery, Anniversary, Coraslustia

Fri. 15th Feb . 10am             Private intention

Sun. 17th Feb. 12 noon        John, Elizabeth & Margaret Delaney

  Tim Conry, Anniversary, Coraslustia and his wife Eileen and their children John, Pat and Patricia

Mary Kate Maloney and deceased members of the family, Lowberry

  Mary Kelly formerly Mary Keane, 1st Anniversary, Castlequarter

Active Retirement Meeting will be held in Granlahan Community Centre at 2pm on Tuesday 12th Feb.  All members and new members welcome.

Granlahan Tidy Village Meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in the Community Centre.

Brickens Cards Tuesday 12th Feb 8.30pm presentation of the Pat Biesty trophy to winners of the winter league.  Great raffle prizes, tea.  Proceeds to Regina Duffy fund.  Please support.

A workshop for choirs hosted by the Irish Music Association will be held in Knock Parish Church on Thursday 28th Feb from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  Music covered will be Sacred music and general use in liturgy and for Church seasons throughout the year.  Music will be provided.  €10 per person.  Contact, or 094 93 75355.

Amount raised for sale of St. Brigid’s Crosses, Cloonfad €264, Granlahan €90.85, Ballinlough €118.80

Granlahan card game winners 1. Tom & Michael Finnegan 2. Seamus Birmingham & Gerry Coffey 3. Kevin Devaney & Eddie Hebron.  Raffle winners – Pete Gallagher, Tommy Winston & Pat Devane.  Next game 11th Feb 8.30pm.

CHY4 Forms (tax relief on donations to charities) for the tax year 2018.  If you are a tax payer (either employed or self employed) and donated €250 or more to the church during the year 2018 by way of weekly offerings, priests quarterly collections or any other form of donation, we would kindly ask you to complete and return a CHY4 form as soon as possible.  Forms available at the church doors or simply goodle CHY4 to download.

This is a very valuable source of funding for our church that actually costs you the tax payer nothing because individuals cannot personally avail of the tax relief themselves.

Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be led by Archbishop Neary and take place on Sunday afternoon 5th May 2019.

Dublin/Medjugorje Pilgrimage Group for the Youth Festival 2019 at August bank holiday Weekend.  One of the biggest events of the year in Medjugorje.  Ex Dublin costs €725 pps for 7 nights.  Instalments can also be made.  Contact James Tracy 061-921470 or Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.

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