February 18th 2018 Newsletter

First Sunday of Lent  – 18th February 2018

Mass Intentions                     Ballinlough

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

Pat and Mary Farrell, Churchboro and Joe Fitzgerald.

John Page, his parents Martin and Elizabeth and his sisters Mary, Eileen and Patricia, Foxboro.

Tues.   20th Feb. 10am Private Intention

Wed.    21st Feb. 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.

Sat.      24th Feb. 8pm  John Flanagan, late of Clooninsla


Offertory Collection: 10th & 11th February

           Ballinlough: €485    Granlahan:  €533


Eucharistic  Ministers                            Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sat. 24th Feb. 8.pm

Nancy Flynn/Mary Finan                            Aoibhe D’Arcy/Gráinne Byrne

    Granlahan:   Sun 25th  Feb. 12 noon

Margaret McGuire/John Maloney                          Cáit Phillips/Ursula Brady


Our sincere thanks to all the children who took part in the Mass last week, to the first Holy Communion children and their parents, to those who took part in the choir and thanks to the teachers who took part and helped also.


Easter Pilgrimage Fatima 2018 (last remaining seats). Led by Fr Kevin O’Boyle. Six days ex Dublin. Full board.   Also Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Lisbon where St. Anthony was born.   Stations of the Cross in Fatima.   All Easter ceremonies included with open air Mass on Easter Sunday.  Contact James Treacy at 061 921470


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.



Mass Intentions:                    Granlahan

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.

Fri.  23rd Feb. 10am     Private intention

Sun. 25th Feb. 12 noon            Mary Kelly, Anniv. Bridie Tait, Anniv. and deceased members of the Kelly family, Lisnagroobe.

James Burke, Anniv. and Winifred Burke and their son Patrick, Grange.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Séamus Healy, formally of Ballinlough who died in the USA recently.  R.I.P. 


SIVE:  Are you interested in seeing the award winning John B Keane play SIVE in the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday 27th February.   A bus will leave Ballinlough at 3pm approx. for show starting at 7.30pm  Limited to 20 people.   €55 including bus and theatre tickets.  Contact: Gerry Markham at 086 8585972 as soon as possible.


Granlahan 25 Card Results: 1st. Tom and Michael Finnegan, Paddy Conroy, Jack Griffin, Stephen Doherty, Pete Gallagher, Colin Conroy, Seamus O’Donnell, PJ Ruane, Jarlath Waldron, John Griffin, Pat Devane   Raffle Winners: Keogh Conboy, Michael Finnegan, Joe Grogan, Pete Gallagher. Next game 19th February @ 8.30 p.m.


Granlahan Foróige club: Holding Annual 25 Card Game on Monday the 26th February 2018 at Granlahan community center from 8pm to 10.30 pm. Tickets €5 are available from Foroige members or at the door on the night.  All welcome, refreshments and raffle.


Fr. Michael Mannion Memorial 10K  The annual Fr. Michael Mannion Memorial 10K race will take place in Clonbur on Sunday March 4th 2018 @ 12 noon.   Also 5K fun run and woodland walk.   Special appearance of Liam McCarthy Cup.   All proceeds to Zambia Housing Project. Contact Mike Dolan @ 087 6500176.


Kidney Association are holding their annual church gate collection on Saturday night next 24th February.   Support greatly appreciated.


Day Retreats at Knock: Take some time out for a quiet day with prayer and reflection.   Retreats will take place on Sat. 23th 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


Workshop for Choirs: An evening ‘Workshop for Choirs’ with the Irish Music Association will take place on Wednesday 28th Feb. @ 7.30pm   All parish choirs and groups are welcome to take part.  Resources will be provided.   Cost €10 per person.  Call 094 9375355. 


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

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