January 8th 2017 Newsletter


8th January 2017 :    Feast of The Baptism of Our Lord


Mass Intentions                                                                   Ballinlough                         

Sat.     7th Jan.       8pm        Feast of The Baptism of The Lord

Johnny Flynn, Loughill. 1st Anniv.

Tues  10th Jan       10am     Private intention

Wed  11th Jan        10am     Mass for all the people of the parish

Sat    14th Jan        8pm       Eileen & Jarlath O’Connor and deceased members of the family

Michael and Margaret Kelly, Carraghs.

Noel Donnellan, Ballinlough

Tommy Reilly, Clydaugh. Anniv.


Offertory Collection:  Sat & Sun 31st Dec.’16 & 1st Jan. ‘17

Ballinlough:  €757     Granlahan:  €395


Eucharistic Ministers         Ballinlough            Church Readers

Joan McDermott/Kitty Murphy       Sat. 14th Jan. 8pm                              Shauna Rogers/Sinead Tarmey


Mary Gormley/Angela Keaveney    Sun 15th Jan. 12 noon              Diarmuid Phillips


The Epiphany – January 8th : “God chose us before the world began to be holy” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation.


Many thanks to all who were involved in the Ceremony of Light and Remembrance last Saturday night and Sunday.   Thanks to all the families involved, to the Parish Pastoral Council’s, to the pupils taking part in the John Paul II awards and anyone who helped in any way.   It was a way of remembering our loved ones and saying a prayer for them.


Carrick NS Enrolment Night:  Carrick NS will host an enrolment night on Tuesday 17th January @ 7pm for parents of all enrolling pupils for Junior infants in September 2017.   All new parents are asked to attend on the  night.   This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, see our school and collect school enrolment pack.   Enrolment forms available in the school on the night.  The closing date for enrolment forms to be returned is Tuesday 31st January.   You are welcome to collect enrolment forms from the school at any time if unavailable to attend on the night itself.


Getting married in 2017?   Why not consider a Pre-Marriage Course in Esker, Athenry in January or later.   This course, from Friday night to Sunday lunch, is an approved course.   It comes highly recommended by couples who have experienced the weekend.   There are courses in January, March, June and October on 2017.   Find us on www.redemptoristrsesker.ie/whatwedo or email:  info@redemptoristsesker

Mass Intentions                      Granlahan

Sun. 8th Jan 12 noon           Jimmy Burke, Sand. Anniv.

Margaret & David Sullivan and their daughters Kitty and Mary and their son Jim.

Margaret Moran and Nora and Austin Moran, Lisnagroobe. Anniv.

Michael Greene, Grange, and Mai Greene, Michael Greene(Jn) and Eileen Greene Reeves.

Tess Walsh, Altore and deceased members of the Walsh family.

Pat Gormley, Ballybane. Anniv.

Fri.    13th Jan 10am    Decd. members of the Dowling, Cribben and Connell families.

Sun   15th Jan. 12 noon       Jimmy Hussey and deceased family members, and Eddie Joe and Colette Burke and deceased members of their family.

Frank Cregg, Derryvounge, MM, and his wife Mary 6th Anniv.

Michael & Annie Sheil and their daughter Mary Bernadette,.Altore


Granlahan 25 Card Game Results: The results of the first game of 2017 are :1st  Peter Concannon, Brian Higgins, 2nd  Maureen Devanney, Frank Neenan, 3rd  Francis Conroy, Sean Caulfield.  Raffle winners: Kevin Devanney, Paddy Conroy, Seamus Birmingham. Happy New Year to all our card players and looking forward to your much appreciated support.


Active Retirement AGM will take place in Granlahan Community Centre on Tuesday 10th January @ 2pm.   All welcome.


“Get Active in 2017”  Aerobics returns to Glavey’s Community Centre on Monday 9th January @ 7.30pm.  €7 per class, pre-pay €6.   New members welcome. Enqs.: 0872846804


Line Dancing returns to Time Out Cafe on Sunday night 8th January @ 7pm.


Community Healthy Heart Dash.  The Ballinlough/Granlahan Defibrillator Committee wish to thank all who participated in St Stephen’s day Community Healthy Heart dash. Vital funds were raised to maintain the seven defibrillators in the area,( the final amount will be made public when accounts are sorted)   The committee wish to thank all who gave their time with registration, security on the streets and by roads, catering and service in the Time Out Cafe, persons who gave donations, Michael Neary and Sinead Horan for the music. Thank you to the sponsors, Cyril Cunningham, Ballinlough Refrigeration, Black Donkey Brewery, Roscommon Leader and Castlerea Credit Union.


Prayer of Pope Francis

Prayer To The Holy Family:  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.   Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.   Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.   Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.   Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.   AMEN

                                     Pope Francis


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