January 21st 2018 Newsletter

The Third Sunday of the Year     21st January 2018

Mass Intentions                  Ballinlough

Sat.   20th Jan.  8pm     Eileen 5th Anniv and Jarlath O’Connor and deceased members of the family, Ballinlough. Martin Finnegan, Marystown. Anniv.

Tues. 23rd Jan 10am     John Keaveney(Snr.) 18th Anniv.

Wed. 24th Jan  10am    Mass for all the people of the parish.

Sat.   27th Jan   8pm     Kay Knezevich, U.S.A. 16th Anniv. and deceased members of the Gaffey family, Islands.   Sonnie Donegan, Clooncrim. M.M.
  Michael Cummins, Ballinlough. M.M.


       Offertory Collection: 13th & 14th January

   Ballinlough: €430   Granlahan:  €470


Eurcharistic  Ministers                                   Church Readers

Ballinlough: Sat. 27th Jan. 8.pm

Mary Hebron/Breda Grogan                                       Patrick Carr, Jack Cloney

Granlahan: Sun. 28th Jan. 12 noon

Maura Caulfield/Mary Ruane                                                     School


World meeting of Families – August 2018

As a preparation for this meeting of families and as a help to all families, there is a card from St. Joseph’s Cluster with suggestions, it is available at the back of the church and will also be given out at the doors of the church.   Please take one and give it a try.


The Poor Clares in Galway are hosting a Cloister day on Saturday, Jan. 27th from 10am-5pm.  The day is designed to help young women between the ages of 21-40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life with a view to vocation discemment.   To book a place contact: St. Faustina at peeoclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com


Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat:  5 days.   Theme:  “If you but knew the gift of God…”   Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne.  Venue: St. Mary’s Hostel, Knock from Feb. 26th to March 4th.   Cost: €425 full board.  Contact: Helen @ 086 1678027 or hellywilliams@gmail.com

The retreats address those who search for God, or who wish to grow in their life of faith and prayer.


Knock Marriage Introductions was set up in 1968 to help people find a suitable marriage partner. Information: 094 9375960. Office is open two days each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays or visit website at knockmarriageintroductions.com


Citizens information service in Roscommon Womens Network, Old Mill, Castlerea on Wednesday from 2pm-4.30 pm. Contact 094 9621690


Mass Intentions:              Granlahan

Sun. 21stJan  12noon. William Lyons, Anniv and Elizabeth Lyons and also   deceased members of the family, Pollinea.

Michael and Peggy O’Brien, Ballyglass and deceased members of the O’Brien family.

Fri.   26th Jan. 10am     Private Intention

Sun.  28th Jan. 12 noon            Joe Hussey, Castlequarter, Anniv. and deceased members of the Hussey family.

Eddie Burke and Colette, Cloonfad.

John Heneghan, Lowberry. Anniv.

Paddy O’Gara, Mike O’Gara. Anniv.

Mae O’Gara and deceased members of the O’Gara family Ballyglass.


Please pray for the soul of Tommy Keane, brother of Michael Keane, Clooncrim who died in London recently, also the soul of Dick Knight, formerly of Cloonlee who died in Brighton recently, the soul of Tom Greene, Coolcam, also for the repose of the soul of John Coggins, brother of Paul Coggins who died in Newark recently.   May their souls Rest In Peace.


Granlahan 25 Card Game.  Results of card game for last Monday night: 1st Gerald Vizard, Michael Finnegan, Francis Conroy, Sean Caulfield. 2nd Brian Higgins, Peter Concannon. 3rd Eileen Gilleen, Tommy Geraghty.   Raffle Winners: Joe Neenan, Tommy Geraghty, Tommy McDermott.  Hope to see you all on Monday night 22nd @ 8.30pm.   All are welcom


Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday 28th January.   The focus this year is on the family in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 21-26th August.   Please God Pope Francis will be able to visit Ireland on this occasion.


Cluster Convenors Meeting: A meeting of the Cluster Convenors and representatives from the various clusters will take place in Knock House Hotel on Wednesday January 31st @ 8pm.   As we approach the conclusion of the 2013-2020 plan it is now envisaged that we begin to look at planning for the years after 2020.


Specially Commissioned WMOF 2018 Icon of the Holy Family: The Icon of the Holy Family was written by iconogrqapher Mihai Cucu, assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Dublin, as part of their ongoing prayers for families.  This Icon takes the form of a triuptych which looks somewhat like a house with front doors.  On these doors, we are presented with Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who carry with them the desire of God to protect.   Their heads are bowed in adoration and service to God.  On the base is an inscription “Amoris Laetitia”, “The Joy of Love, the title of Pope Francis’ exhortation on love in the family.


Mental Health Services: Money is now available to improve mental health services.   The HSE would like to invite all people who are using or have used mental health services, staff and family members/supporters to a public meeting in The Connaught Hotel, Galway.

People using/used services: 24th Jan. from 15.00-16.30, Family member/supporter: 24th Jan 18.00-19.30, Service provider/staff 25th Jan, 14.00-15.30.   We need your views and suggestions.   Further information please contact Francis Walsh @ 087 9213124.


Roscommon  & District Underwater Search and Recovery Club wish to thank you all for contributing to their recent church gate collection.   It is very much appreciated

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