Granlahan – Ballinlough News March 17th 2019


Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joe Feeney, Ballinlough. Tel (094) 9640155

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Ballinlough: Sat. 8pm Granlahan: Sun. 12 noon Cloonfad: Sun. 10.30am

Priests in Cluster Parishes

Aughamore: 094 9667024/964949002 Ballyhaunis: 094 9630006

Bekan: 094 9380202 Knock: 094 938810

Second Sunday of Lent.

Feast of Saint Patrick

Principal Patron Saint of Ireland

17th March 2019.

St. Patrick’s Day Greeting:

I wish each and everyone of you, a happy and enjoyable, St. Patrick’s Day. May it’s blessings be upon you, the blessings and prayers of the great Saint himself and of all the Saints that lived in our land. I welcome home all who have come to spend St. Patrick’s Day with us. I hope they have an enjoyable time with their families and friends. I wish success to all the programmes and events that take place in the parish. They all contribute to the enjoyment of this day in honour of our patron, St. Patrick.

We cordially welcome Archbishop Michael Neary, to our Parish, on Thursday next to confirm our children at the ceremony of Confirmation at 12 noon.

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sat 16th Mar 8pm Jack Gill, Carrick, 1st Anniversary.

Tommy Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro, 13th Anniversary

and his grandparents Tom & Jean Fitzgerald.

Evelyn Whiddith, Ballinlough, 3rd Anniversary and

Deceased members of the Mitchell family.

Tue 19th Mar 10am Feast of St. Joeseph – Private Intention.

Wed 20th Mar 10am Mass for all the people of the Parish.

Sat 23rd Mar 8pm Padraic & Catherine Campbell, Ballinlough

and their sons Liam & John.

Deceased members of the Kielty family, Garrafrauns.

Thomas & Annie Reilly, Clydagh.

Offertory Collection: Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10 of March.

Ballinlough: €600 Granlahan: € 523

Eucharistic Ministers:Kathleen Mc Loughlin & Teresa Cunnigham. Church Readers: James Flynn & Kevin Heelan.

Ballinlough Sat 23rd Mar 8pm.

Eucharistic Ministers:Angela Keaveney & Mary Gormley (B) Church Readers:Aoibhe Coggins & Sorna Gormley.

Granlahan Sun 24th Mar 12 noon.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Paul Cunningham, Cloonlough, who died during the week.

A New time schedule for weekend masses will come into effect on the first weekend of April.

Ballinlough Pastoral Council: A very important meeting of the Ballinlough Parish Pastoral Council, will take place in the Parochial Hall, Ballinlough, on Monday night 18th of March at 8pm. We would be very grateful if all members could attend.

Passion of the Lord: There will be a meeting in regard to the production of The Drama “Passion of the Lord” on Tuesday 19th of March at 8pm, in the Parochial Hall. All who wish to take part are welcome to attend.

The West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon, is taking place, in Castlebar on Sunday May 5th. If you or a group of friends would like to support, Mayo Roscommon Hospice palliative care service this year, we would love to hear from you. For further information, please contact or phone 094 93 88666.

Mass Intentions Granlahan

Sun 17th Mar. 12 noon Patrick, Margaret & Martin Caulfield & Caroline Caulfield. Anniv.

Willie Regan, Coolcan.

Michael Mc Gann, Granlahan. Billy Gannon.

Tom Raftery, Clougher Upper, 4th Anniversary.

Paddy Raftery, Clougher Upper, 17th Anniversary.

Austin & Delia Fitzmaurice, Clydagh.

John Doherty, 12th Anniv and deceased members of the Doherty family, Ballyglass.

Fri 22nd Mar 10am Private Intention.

Sun 24th Mar 12noon Mae Kelly, Lisnagrobe. Anniv.

Granlahan N.S. –The Board of Management invite tenders to power-wash, prepare and paint the exterior of Granlahan N.S. Contractors must be fully insured and tax compliant. Further details from the School – 094 96 40366. Tenders to be submitted on or before Tuesday April 2nd 2019.

Granlahan Card Game Winners: Tommy Mc Dermott, Pete Gallagher, Colin Conroy,

Padraic Gallagher, Carmel Brady, Maureen Burke, Rose Gaffery and Martin Keane..

Raffle Winners: Maureen Burke, Tommy Mc Dermott & Pete Gallagher.

Next Card Game, is on Monday 18th of March at 8.30pm.

Retired Masses Association: – The Retired Nurses association “ Roscommon Branch” AGM will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 11am.

An Important Meeting: – will take place on Thursday 28th of March, in the Kiltullagh Enterprise Centre, at 8.30pm. Agenda is :The future of Ballinlough Dispensary & The Dangerous Traffic calming kerbing in place, on Main N60 road, on approach to the L6547 road, which leads to Cloonlough & a number of other villages. All Public Representatives have being invited, to attend on the night. Your attendance would be very much appreciated.

Pilgrimage Trust: – Irish Pilgrimage Trust will hold a Church gate collection, next weekend, to assist with bringing sick people & people with special needs, to Lourdes. Your support is very much appreciated.

Mothers Day: is on Sunday 31st of March – Mothers Prayers – : Annual National Weekend in Knock22nd to 24th of March 2019St. John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock – Queries to: 087 6184110 0r 091 771009 or alternatively .

An Evening of Spiritual Music, Reflection & Prayer:- will take place in Ballintubber Abbey, on Friday 5th of April 2019, at 8pm. Led by Deirdre Ní Chinnéide and accompanied by musicians Orla Cunnigham & Tony Hogan.

Basic Computer Class: – Starting on Monday 25th of March 2019, from 11am – 1pm, in the Community Resource Centre, Ballaghaderreen. This is a 6 week programme. Places are limited. Please contact Amanda on 094 98 62565 to book your place.

Driver Theory test course: – Beginning on Tuesday 2nd April – Tuesday 30th April, from 11am – 12.30pm, in the Community Resource Centre, Ballaghaderreen. Places are limited. Please contact Amanda on 094 98 62565.

Items for inclusion on Newsletter: Please contact Liam on 086 8406295.

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