Ballinlough-Granlahan January 27th 2019

The Third Sunday of The Year

Sunday 27th January 2019

Catholic Schools Week Begins Today



Sat 26th Jan 8pm Gerard Garvey The Avenue 1st Anniv.

Michael and Nora Kelly Cloonlough Anniv.

Joe Caulfield late of Coolatinney who died recently in England.

Thomas and Mary Hussey Candlefield and their daughter Mary and son James and also deceased members of the family.

John and Ellen Coll Marystown Anniv. and their son Louis and daughter Harriet and her husband James and also deceased members of the Coll family.

Tue 29th Jan 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.
Wed 30th Jan 10am Private intention.
Fri 1st Feb 7.30pm Mass: Feast of St Brigid 2nd Patron Saint of Ireland Blessing of crosses at this mass.
Sat 2nd Feb 8pm Feast of the presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. Blessing of candles and throats at this mass.

John Joe Kelly Carraghs, and Ascail na bhFea M.M.

Joe Kelly 2nd Anniv. and his parents Annie and Michael Cloonlough.


Eucharistic Ministers:             Church Readers:

Ballinlough Church:        

Sat 2nd Feb 8pm Marian Carty                      School

                                Loretta Garvey                 

Granlahan Church:                          

Sun 3rd Feb 12noon          John Griffin                        School

                                                    John Caulfield


Offertory Collections:
Sat and Sunday 19th
& 20th Jan

Ballinlough:  €485       Granlahan:  €520


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Sun  27th Jan 12noon Mary Caulfield Grange 1st Anniv.
Fri 1st Feb 10am Mass: Feast of St Brigid.

Crosses Blessed at this mass.

Sun 3rd Feb 12noon Feast of St Blaise.

Candles and throats will be blessed at this mass.


Choir Practise for combined parish choirs for Confirmation in Cloonfad. Practice in Cloonfad this Monday evening at 7.45pm all are welcome, then practise the following Monday night will be in Granlahan and the Monday after that in Ballinlough at 7.45pm.


Active retirement Annual General Meeting in Granlahan Community Centre on Tuesday 29th Jan at 2pm. All members are encouraged to attend and new members most welcome.


Care of the Church – Ballinlough

Many thanks to the people of Town North and the Avenue who cared for the flowers during the month of January, would the people of Cloonlee look after them during the month of February.

As next Friday is the First Friday of the month I will visit the sick and housebound as usual.  Fri. 1st Feb. 10.30am Ballinlough

Fri. 1st Feb. 11am Granlahan

Fri. 1st Feb. 2.30pm Cloonfad.

Granlahan Village group meeting Monday 29th Jan at 8pm in the Community Centre in Granlahan.

Granlahan Card Game winners, 1st P.J. Ruane, Tommy Winston, Tommy Mc Dermott and Pete Gallagher. 2nd Colin Conroy, Stephen Doherty, 3rd Kevin Devanney, Eddie Hebron. Raffle Winners Maureen Devaney, Sean Caulfield and Pat Devane. Next game on Monday night 28th January at 8.30pm.

Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage / Tour to Shrines & Sites in Sicly, June 22nd – June 29th 2019 (7nights). Accompanied by a Spiritual Director. Details & Booking Forms available directly from Louise at 012410816 or leave name & address at 09328337.

Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be led by Archbishop Neary & will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 5th 2019.

New Dawn Magazine: with Spring just around the corner, the next edition of New Dawn will be launched in Balla parish on February 21st. Once again, we look forward to receiving articles (600 words max) and photographs of events that have taken place throughout the Archdiocese these past few months. Please send by January 29th any material for inclusion to


A statement from the Irish Episcopal Conference “We offer our prayerful solidarity with every one dedicated to the sanctity and protection of human life at all stages. We ask everyone of goodwill – whether at home, in parish, in school or at work – to continue to choose and to celebrate the preciousness of life”

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