Cloonfad Newsletter 3rd feb 2019


Sunday 3rd February 2019 – 10.30 a.m –  Feast of St Blaise

(Candles & Throats will be blessed after Mass)

Kathleen Burke  (Culkeen)  Months Mind

Elaine Bowens 2nd Anniversary, husband Pa & deceased of the Bowens & Stritch families.

Bishop Cassidy  6th Anniversary

John Vahey (Cloonfad)  15th Anniversary

Collette Burke (Hillview) 25th Anniversary

Monday 4th February .   – 9.30 a.m    – As Above

Sunday 10th February 2019 – 10.30 a.m

Lena Costello 19th Anniv & deceased of the Costello family

Martin Jennings (Gurteen) 4th Anniv & his wife Nora

Martin Regan (Gurteen) 15th Anniversary

John Miskell 9th Anniv & his wife Catherine 7th Anniv & deceased of the Miskell & Kieth families.

ADORATION – Every Monday Morning – 10am to 11am

Always feel welcome to come into the Church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

PARISH MASS TIMES (December – March )

Saturday – Ballinlough  8.00p.m : Sunday–Cloonfad 10.30 a.m: Granlahan 12 noon

MINISTERS OF THE WORD- 10th Feb   Mary Teresa Maloney              
EUCHARIST MINISTERS– February Geraldine Finnegan, Amanda Howard Eileen Brennan, Mary Corcoran


COLLECTORS – February Michael Kirrane. Liam Corless, John Costello, Willie Lowery
CHURCH CARE GROUP – February Margaret Brennan.  Jeanette Brennan. Michelle Brennan. Lorraine Burke


PLEASE PRAY FOR the repose of the souls of Helen Ronane Ballykilleen & Leo Keadin, Kildaree who died during the past week.  May their souls rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES: Anyone wishing to have their deceased remembered in the Parish Newsletter, please forward names and dates, they will be included weekly in the newsletter. We remember in our prayers Tom Paul Tierney, Nora Burke, Michael Brennan, Michael Donnellan,  Bill Moran, Mary Cribbin, John Mullarkey, Martin Jennings, Elaine Bowens,  Kathleen Fleming.    May they rest in peace.

Newsletter Notice:- Text  087 7634660 e-mail to before 6pm Thursday


Weekly Offerings

27th January Cash €136   Envelopes €247 TOTAL €383 Total €383

GRANDPARENTS DAY – We welcome all Grandparents to our  mass today. We pray for all grandparents and ask God’s blessing on them. Light refreshments served after mass in the Community Centre afterwards. 

STATION MASS  If any family wishes to host the Stations please contact me and date and time can be arranged.

THANKS to all the children and parents/guardians & teachers who attended the ceremony last week in preparation for their First Holy Communion.

CHOIR PRACTICE  -Cloonfad Church @ 7.45 p.m  Monday 4th February

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 please. Forms available at the church doors or simply google “CHY4” to download.  This is a very valuable source of funding for our church that actually costs you the taxpayer nothing because individuals cannot personally avail of the tax relief themselves. Self-employed – if you have a tax liability for 2018, claims can be submitted now regardless of whether you have yet to submit a tax return to Revenue for that year. Thank you – Church Finance Committee.

CHURCH CLEANER Applications sought for the position of Part Time Cleaner for Cloonfad Church. Application forms available from Fr Joe Feeney Parochial house, Ballinlough 094 9640155. Applications to be received non later than 18th Feb

I recognise fully that many, many generous people have cared for and cleaned the Church down through many years. I want all of you to know that I acknowledge and appreciate all the effort and hard work that has been put into keeping the Church clean for so many years.  I hope the new system will work well. Fr Joe

THANK YOU from the friends & neighbours of the late Kathleen Burke.   Thanks to everyone who attended her funeral. Thank you to Fr. Joe for the beautiful mass, Georgina & the choir, Mary Burke & the altar servers, Donnellans undertakers & the gravediggers. A special thanks to all the staff of Fearna nursing home who took such good care of Kathleen. May she rest in peace.

CLOONFAD UTDSun Feb 3rd Div 2 Cloonfad Utd “B” v Roscommon Utd, K.O 2PM in Cloonfad.           Table Quiz Sat March 8th in The Three Counties.

CLOONFAD HANDBALL CLUB Juvenile training every Tuesday night for over 10’s from 6.30 p.m for beginners and 7.15 p.m for improvers in Cloonfad Handball Alley. 

CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONS: Amounts collected – Irish Epelipsy  €115.

Cystic Fibrosis €108  Sincere thanks to Collectors and donors for both collections.

BALLYHAUNIS COMMUNITY SCHOOL 1st years open night 5 -7p.m 5th Feb

DUNMORE COMMUNITY SCHOOL  1st years open night on Thursday 7th Feb, with registration @ 6:45pm in the auditorium.Principal’s address @ 7p.m

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