Granlahan / Ballinlough Newsletter April 28th 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

Second Sunday of Easter

28th April 2019

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sun 28th April 12 noon John Darcy, Coolougher, months mind.

Joey Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro, first anniversary, and deceased members of the Fitzgerald family.

Kathleen Waldron, 6th anniversary and her husband John Joe and son Eugene.

Michael Godfrey and deceased members of the Godfrey family, Tullaghane.

No Mass during the week.

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

Patricia Cregg nee Flynn, Keyfield, anniversary.

Offertory Collection: Sat & Sun 20th & 21st April

Ballinlough: €210 Dawn Mass: €380 Granlahan: €

Eucharistic Ministers Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sun 5th May 12 noon

Noreen Beirne / Anne Carr Una Fitzmaurice

Granlahan: Sat 4th May 8pm

Mary Gormley / Angela Keaveney John Coggins

Mass Intentions: Granlahan

Sat 27th April 8pm Eileen Lyons, 1st anniversary, Granlahan.

No Mass during the week.

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

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.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Mary O Toole, Stripe, Irishtown, mother of Bernie Burke, Grange, Granlahan.

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

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.

Divine Mercy Sunday at Knock Shrine is Sunday 28th April. Chief Celebrant and Homilist at 3pm is Arch Bishop Michael Neary.

Granlahan Card Game: 1st Michael and Tom Finnegan. 2nd. Frank Neenan and Tommy McDermot. 3rr Mary Birmingham and Pat Devane. Raffle Winners: Tommy McDermot, Pat Dermott and Mary Birmingham. Monday night is the last card game as summer commences.

Pilgrimage Season 2019: This year we celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock Shrine and we welcome you to join us for special celebrations.

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. “Darkness into Light is more than just a walk, it’s a global movement against suicide and self harm. As Pieta House’s flagship fundraiser it keeps our doors open and allows us to help more people every year”.

Monday Meets resumes on Monday 29th April at Clare Court, Ballyhaunis. Aisling will demonstrate a make up class and tips on skincare. Cost €5. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday May 5th, led by Archbishop Neary, will commence at 2.30pm.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage from Knock 18th – 25th September 2019. If deposit of €100 paid by 1st Feb – All inclusive price is €675. Spiritual Directors: Fr Tommy Commins & Fr Willie Hennessy. Trip 25th Sept – 2nd October, Spiritual Director: Fr Angelo Joy. Contact Anne Keadin 086 3766293.

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

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