Ballinlough – Granlahan Newsletter May 5th 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

Third Sunday of Easter

5th May 2019

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sun 5th May 12 noon Carmel Connell, Clooncalgy, months mind.

Patricia Cregg nee Flynn, Keyfield, anniversary.

John and Mary Moylan, Foxboro, anniversary..

No Mass during the week.

Sun 12th May 12 noon Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Mass for all the people of the Parish.

Offertory Collection: Sat & Sun 27th & 28th April

Ballinlough: €630 Granlahan: €245

Eucharistic Ministers Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sun 12th May 12 noon

Mary Hebron / Breda Grogan Una Fitzmaurice

Granlahan: Sat 11th May 8pm

Joe Keane / Ann Hett Teresa Hebron

Mass Intentions: Granlahan

Sat 4th May 8pm Jim Kelly, Kevin Kelly and deceased members of the Kelly family.

No Mass during the week.

Sat 11th May 8pm Bridget and Paddy Keane, Castlequarter and their daughter Mary Kelly and their Grandson John Scanlon, anniversary.

Michael McGann, 1st anniversary and his wife Mary, 10th anniversary, Granlahan.

Joseph Flynn, Cloonfeenian, anniversary.

Bridie, Mike and Pake Keane, Altore and deceased members of the Keane and Cooney families.

Mick and Tommy Cruise, Altore.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Gerry Geraghty, Cloonfad, who died recently. Pray also for the repose of the soul of Frank Finneran, Taughmaconnell, brother of Margaret McGuire, Barrinagh.

Trocaire Boxes: Please return all Trocaire Boxes as soon as possible.

Rosary: We hope to have the Rosary recited in all three churches during the month of May. The Rosary will be recited each evening at 8pm, except on Saturdays when it will be recited at 7.45pm in Granlahan church.

Support for Priest of the Parish: Many thanks to all who contributed to the Easter collection for the support of the Priest of the parish.

Data Protection Forms: Please return Data Protection Forms as soon as possible.

The Annual Pilgrimage to Kiltullagh Hill will take place Sunday 19th May with mass at 4pm.

Darkness into Light: Castlerea Community School and Towns Team are delighted once again to host Darkness into Light. We invite you to walk with us in the beautiful surrounds of the Demesne in Castlerea on May 11th at 4.15am. Register online at or at the square on Thursday next. Funds raised are going to Pieta House. “Walk with us, talk with us, so that together we can create a world where suicide, self harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self care and acceptance”.

CHY4 Forms: Please return forms as soon you can.

Roscommon Branch of the MS Society would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who donated at the Church gate collection at Ballinlough on Saturday 6th April and acknowledge receipt of the sum of €271.15.

Scripture Summer School at Knock Shrine, May 14th – 17th inclusive. This year we celebrate 140th anniversary of the Knock Apparition. The Eucharistic aspect of the Apparition has long been recognised and the theme for this year’s Scripture School is ‘Come to the Feast’. Facilitated by Fr Kieran O Mahoney, Jessie Rogers & Sean Goan. Cost €200 including lunch. Further details on

A Message from the Diocesan Planning Group

In May 2018, Archbishop Neary established a new Diocesan Planning Group to draw up a plan for the Archdiocese of Tuam for the years 2020 and beyond. The Group has fifteen members, lay and ordained, drawn from all parts of the Archdiocese. To date the Planning Group has listened to experiences of priests who have ministered in various parts of the world including India, Africa, England New Zealand and Canada, as well as having an input from a representative of the dioceses of Killaloe on the recent pastoral developments there. Having listened, the Planning Group has decided to undertake a broad consultation within our own diocese among communities, pastoral councils and priests. It is hoped that this consultation will have made significant progress between now and the autumn and so enable a draft Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Tuam to be drawn up circulated and discussed, and to that end we will be in touch with priests and Pastoral Councils soon.

Items for newsletter: Contact: Mary 0861917264

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