February 11th 2018 Newsletter

The Sixth Sunday of the Year   – 11th February 2018

Mass Intentions           Ballinlough

Sat.    10th Feb. 8pm     Mary Moylan, Ballinlough M.M. and

Pat Moylan, Ballinlough. M.M.

Tues.  13th Feb 10am   Private intention

Wed.  14th Feb 10.15am       Ash Wednesday.   Ashes will be distributed at this Mass.

Sat.    17th Feb. 8pm    James and Margaret Darcy and deceased members of the family, Coolougher.

Pat and Mary Farrell, Churchboro and Joe Fitzgerald.


Offertory Collection: 3rd & 4th February

 Ballinlough: €475             Granlahan:  €453


Eucharistic  Ministers                              Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sat. 17h Feb. 8.pm

Kitty Mujrphy/Mary Larkin                                Aoibhinn Kelly/Shauna Rogers

    Granlahan: Sun 18th  Feb. 12 noon

Mary Gormley(B)/Ann Hett                                    Cáit Phillips/Ursula Brady


Wednesday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Times of Masses:                Cloonfad,              Ash Wednesday 9.30am

Ballinlough:          Ash Wednesday 10.15am

Granlahan:           Ash Wednesday   7pm.


Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018:  Fr. Benny McHale (Athenry) has organised a pilgrimage to The Holy Land (his thirty seventh) from June 26th to July 6th 2018.   As occupancy fills up very quickly it is advisable to contact him as soon as possible at 091-844227.   The Holy Land is very safe – in fact it is the safest place in the Middle East at the moment and pilgrims need have no worry about security.


Day Retreats at Knock: Take some time out for a quiet day with prayer and reflection.   Retreats will take place on Sat. 243th Feb, Sat. 24th March and Sat. 28th April in the Prayer Guidance Centre from 11am- 3pm.  Cost €30 includes lunch.  Groups welcome. To book your place: 094 9375355 or email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie


Stabat Mater Delorosa: A day of reflection on the mother of Jesus at the foot of the Cross’

A talk with Fr. Michael Dunleavy OP. Saturday 17th February.  Using the music of composer Pergolesi and the art of Renaissance artist Fra Angelico, Fr Dunleavy will mediate on the ‘Sabet Mater Dolorosa’ and the suffering of Mary during the Passion of her son.  Takes place in the Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock Shrine from 11am-3pm.  Cost €30 (includes lunch)


Mass Intentions:                        Granlahan

Sun. 11th Feb. 12 noon            Edward and Mary Winston, Grange. Anniv.

Seán Lyons, Granlahan. 13th Anniv.

PJ, Ellen, John & Jim Murphy, Granlahan

John McAtamney, Granlahan and London

John Dolan, Four Roads.

Wed. 14th Feb.  7pm    Ash Wednesday.   Ashes will be distributed at this Mass.

Sun.   18th Feb. 12 noon          Tom Greene, Coolcam. M.M.

                                                 Mary Caulfield, Grange. M.M.

                                               Tim Conroy, Coraslustia, Anniv. and his wife Eileen, and their children John, Pat and Patricia.


Granlahan 25 Card Results:
1st Keogh Conboy, Padraic Gallagher, Joe Grogan, Tommy  McDermott,
2nd  Fr. Joe Feeney, Peter Concannon,
3rd Paddy Conroy, Jack Griffin, Gerry Coffey, Colin Conroy
 Raffle Winners: Jarlath Waldron, Joe Grogan, Kevin Devaney, Seamus Birmingham.  Next game 12th February @ 8.30 p.m.


The Parish of Kiltullagh wish to say “thank you” to the Michael Glavey’s team who have illuminated our parish with their wonderful achievements over the past year. Míle Buíochas.


Active Retirement meeting in Whitehouse Hotel, Ballinlough on February 13th @ 2pm.   Guest speaker attending.   Affiliation fees are due ASAP.   All and new members welcome.


10 Minute Spiritual Challenge – A Lenten Journey:  Take up the challenge for Lent of dedicating 10+ minutes a day on a spiritual practice of your choice, checking in one to one, once a week, or with an experienced prayer guide.  Opening gathering: Thursday 8th Feb @ 8pm at the Jesuit Centre, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.   Info/Booking:  086 8776537.


St. Brigids Crosses Sales:  Cloonfad €154.05, Granlahan €87.17, Ballinlough €107.33.   Sincere thanks to all for your support.


Ark of Divine Mercy Athlone Annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 24th May for seven nights. €719.   Spiritual Director; Fr. Jim Candon. Contact 087 7828283 for full details.


National Franciscan Pilgrimage: Holy Land 5th-13th Oct. Ex Dublin airport, led by Fr. Bernard Jones OFM.  Contact Premier Travel at 021 4277700.


Rathcroghan Visitor Centre: Impolc Newsletter 01/02/2018.   Phone 071 9639268. Email; infor@rathcroghan.ie


Monthly Monstor Bingo: Dunmore Community Centre, jackpot of €500 in 45 calls with a total prize of €1150.  All proceeds from bingo go towards the upkeep of Community Centre.


Citizens information Service in Roscommon Women’s Network, Old Mill, Castlerea on Wednesday from 2pm-4.30pm.


Save the Date:  Celebrate International Women’s day 2018 and  the 100th anniversary of Irish women winning the right to vote, join our Roscommon Women’s Network chat show audience on Thursday March  8th from 10.30am to 1pm (incl. light lunch) in Gleeson’s Restaurant, Roscommon town.  Our host Christina McHugh, will be chatting to many interesting guests e.g. local actress and comedian Sharon Mannion, women from different cultures, women in politics, music song fun and entertainment. RSVP Aine  info@rwn.ie /text 086 8099154 / 0949621690.

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