January 7th 2018 Newsletter

Feast of The Baptism of the Lord.  7th January 2018


Mass Intentions                        Ballinlough

Sat.   6th Jan    8pm         Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

                                        John and Mary Moylan, Foxboro

Marie Galvin. 8th Anniv.   

Mon. 8th Jan. 10.30am    Aisling Duggan, Cloonlough. 1st Anniv.  

Tues. 9th Jan. 10am         Private intention

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

Sat.  13th Jan.  8pm         World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees.


    Offertory Collection:  Christmas Masses.

    Ballinlough: € 1,385                Granlahan:  €750


Eurcharistic  Ministers                                   Church Readers

                                     Ballinlough: Sat. 13th Jan. 8.pm

Marian Carty/Loretta Garvey                                      Michael Brehony

                             Granlahan: Sun. 14th Jan. 12 noon

John Caulfield/Mary Birmingham                                Geradine Denning


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.


Pilgrimages for 2018

Poland.  Krakow. Seven nights.    Daily Day Tours. June 23rd-June 30th 2018.   Details and booking forms from Louise @ 01 2410816 or leave name and address @ 093 328337.


Pilgrimage to Knock:  Our own Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, May 6th.  You might note the date.   We will be going to Fatima at the end of August after the Novena in Knock and the Family Celebrations.

Mass Intentions:                                 Granlahan

Sun.7th Jan.  12 noon   Feast of the Baptism of the Lord  Mass for all the                  people of the parish.

Mary Cregg,7th Anniv and her husband Frank Cregg1st Aniv.

                  Deceased members of the Burke family, Derryvounge.

Fri. 12th Jan. 10am       Private intention

Sun.14th Jan. 12 noon  World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Terry Keaveney, Ballinlough, who died during the week. R.I.P.


New Year’s Cluster Mass: Many thanks to all who attended the St. Joseph’s Cluster New Year’s Mass on Monday last.


Granlahan Card Game.  The first card game of 2018 will take place on Monday night 8th January @ 8.30pm in the Community Centre.   Looking forward to seeing you all for the usual enjoyable game.   Many thanks for your continued support.


AGM of Active Retirement will be held on Tuesday 9th January at 2pm in Granlahan Community Centre.   Affiliation fees will be taken up on the day.   All members please attend and new members most welcome.

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.

Enrolment Night: Carrick NS will host an enrolment on Thursday 18th Jan. @ 7pm for parents hoping to enrol a child in Junior infants in Sept. 2018.   All new parents are welcome to attend on the night.   This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, see our school and collect school enrolment pack. Enrolment forms will be available from the school throughout. the month of January.


Race Night:  The Michael Glavey’s Intermediate team fundraising race night is to be held on Saturday 13th January in Campbell’s Lounge, Ballinlough.   Your support would be greatly appreciated to help defray club expenses in the team’s venture in the All Ireland semi-final and hopefully beyond!  A great night guaranteed.   All cards, sponsor lists and monies to be returned to Club as soon as possible please.   Many thanks.


Backstage-Ireland Drama Workshop:  The Drama workshop for 7-13 year olds begins a new term at Cloonfad Community Centre on Thursday, 11th January.   Now in its second year, it runs every Thursday from 5pm-6pm and a small number of places are available for new students starting. Enrolment takes place at the first session.  For more information contact Backstage on 091-375381 or email backstageireland@eircom.net or just come along during session time.