Ballinlough-Granlahan Newsletter 31st March 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

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mother’s Day

31 March 2019

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sat 30th March 8pm Peter Judge, Cloonreliagh, Anniversary.

Michael Kelly.

Tues 2nd April 10am McLoughlin Masses.

Wed 3rd April 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.

Sun 7th April 12 noon John Gaffey, Derreentigue, 25th Anniversary and his Son Michael and Grandson Anthony who died in Birmingham, England.

Offertory Collection: Sat & Sun 23rd and 24th March

Ballinlough: €515 Granlahan: €310

Eucharistic Ministers Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sun 7th April 12 noon

Mary Morris / Frank Moran Ann Hussey

Granlahan: Sat 6th April 8pm

Margaret McGuire / John Griffin Padraig Kirrane

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Darcy, formerly of Coolougher who died recently.

New Mass Time Schedule comes into operation next weekend as follows:

Granlahan Saturday 6th April 8pm

Cloonfad Sunday 7th April 10.30am

Ballinlough Sunday 7th April 12 noon

Many Thanks to all the people from the three church areas who attended the parish pastoral council meeting on Tuesday last. It was agreed at the meeting that the mass be on Easter Sunday morning at 7am at Lake O Flynn. Would the people from the three church areas who are willing to take part in the mass, give their names to Fr Joe. Servers, readers and Eucharistic Ministers are required. We hope to have the usual Easter Confessions in the three churches on Palm Sunday weekend, 13th/14th April.

Mother’s Day: This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we pray God’s Blessing on all.

Mass Intentions: Granlahan

Sun 31st Mar 12 noon Michael Patterson, Ballybane, 20th Anniversary

Bob Hussey, Castlequarter, 4th Anniversary.

Fri 5th April 10am Private Intention

Sat 6th April 8pm Isabella Tedeschi.

Anne Grogan

Bill Greene, Rathlena and deceased family members.

Tom Flynn, Milltown and deceased family members.

John Dowling, Ballyglass, 4th Anniversary.

Michael and Anne Shiel, Altore and their daughter

Sr Marie Bernadette.

Mary Pauline Flynn, Rathlena, 10th Anniversary and

Her parents Sean and Mary and also deceased members of

The Flynn family.

Care of the Churches: Ballinlough. Many thanks to the people of Mountain Upper and Lower who cared for the flowers during the month of March. Would the people of Carraghs and Clooninsla look after them during the month of April.

Data Protection Forms: Please fill in Data Protection forms and return to me as soon as possible.

Granlahan Card Game: 1st. Kevin Devanney and Eddie Hebron. 2nd. Michael and Tom Finnegan. 3rd Keogh Conboy and Padraic Gallagher. 4th Maureen Burke and Brian Moylan. Raffle Winners: Michael Finneran, Michael Hussey and Brian Hussey.

Local Link Bus Service to Ballyhaunis: A proposed local link bus service to Ballyhaunis serving with Ballinlough, Granlahan and Cloonfad areas is being explored. An application will only be considered by the local link transport scheme if there is a demand in the areas. If you, or people you know, would benefit and use such a service, please come along to the community centre Granlahan on Thursday April 4th @ 9pm for a short meeting. If you are unable to attend or need more information, please contact Nuala Nolan 0863858929.

M.S. Collection: There will be a collection for M.S. in Granlahan Church on Saturday evening 6th April. Please support.

Irish Pilgrimage Trust: Thank you to all who donated to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust collection last weekend in Ballinlough. Amount collected was €188.50.

Knock Counselling Centre News: Understand and Influencing your Adolescents: Child psychologist Bronagh Starrs presents a one day seminar on Sat 6th April to assist parents with positively influencing and communicating with their teenager. Price cating with their teenager. Price €65 and booking is essential.

Items for newsletter: Contact: 086 1982036

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