July 12th 2015 Newsletter

The Fifteenth Sunday of the Year    12th July 2015



Sun 12th July 12 noon Jim and Josephine Mc Walter Cloonlee
Tue 14th July 10am Private Intention
Wed 15th July 10am Mass for all the people of the parish
Sun 19th July 12 noon Maura and Padraig Winston Coolougher anniv.


Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:

Ballinlough Church:              

Sun 19th July 12 noon Rose Gaffrey              Sarah Winston

                                    Miriam Winston         Aoibhinn Kelly


Granlahan Church:    Mary Ruane               Ruth Patterson

Sat 18th July 8pm        John Maloney



Sat 11th July 8pm Tommy Naughton 3rd anniv. and also Mary Ellen Naughton and deceased members of the family Grange.
Fri 17th July 10am Private intention
Sat 18th July 8pm Kate and Michael Mc Gough and their daughter Teresa and deceased members of the family.

Paddy Lynch Grange anniv.


Offertory Collections:   Sat and Sunday 4th and 5th July

Ballinlough:    €460                            Granlahan:     €400



Many thanks to all the people who contributed to the Summer collection for the support of the priest of the parish..

Granlahan Cemetery: Granlahan Cemetery mass takes place Monday 20th July 8pm A collection will be taken up during this mass to help with expenses in maintaining the cemetery

Garland Friday – 24th July (local Pilgrimage) Mass on the summit at 10am. Mass in Croagh Patrick car park at 7.30pm

Reek Sunday – 26th July Confessions on the summit from 7.30am – 2pm. Mass on the summit every half hour from 8am – 2pm. Le gach dea ghui

Family Focus Week at Knock Shrine – From Monday July 13th to Saturday July 18th there will be a special week focusing on family at Knock Shrine with four events each day. Morning and evening talks at 12noon and 8.30pm will address family matters, e.g. dealing with addiction, bereavement, celebrating faith, supporting carers, etc. Two family prayer times will take place at 3pm and 7 pm. A brochure with all details is available at Knock or telephone 0949375320.

Pioneer Association and Matt Talbot pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 19th July all pioneers are invited to attend this special day

Multiple health care positions available on Community Employment Projects throughout Roscommon. Contact 0871272840 for details. Positions available – care assistants, homecare support workers, and programme assistants.

Pilgrimages to Holy Land on October 12th for 8 nights also Pilgrimage to Fatima on August 27th for 7 nights. Both pilgrimages with their own spiritual director. Contact John B at 09328337 or Therese at 012410822

Interested in gaining skills to get a job? If so the National Learning Network can help with obtaining work experience, CV & career preparation skills while gaining FETAC awards, open to people in receipt of Social Welfare payment. Full details from 0949620374 or 0860217534.

Monster Monthly Bingo in Dunmore Community Centre continues this Sunday 12th July at 4pm. Jackpot of €500 and a total prize fund €1,150. Dunmore Community Centre will provide complementary tea, coffee & biscuits at the interval kindly sponsored by Dunmore Community Council, so why not come along and support our community centre, all proceeds from the bingo go towards the upkeep and maintenance of Dunmore Community Centre, see you there.

Calling all Grandparents! The Catholic Grandparents Association invites you and your family to come to Mass in Tuam Cathedral on Wednesday July 22nd at 10.30am to celebrate and honour St Joachim and St Anne, Grandparents of Jesus. Archbishop Michael Neary will offer this Mass for all the Grandparents of the diocese both living and dead. Light refreshments will be served after Mass. Everyone welcome.

Driving theory classes: Driving theory classes in the Time Out Cafe starting Wednesday 15th July at 11.30am-12.30pm. For more information call 0863300651.

Ballinlough Youth Café fund raising initiative: To ensure continued financing to meet ongoing costs of operating the Ballinlough Youth Café, the management committee intends to run a “Baron/Baroness of Ballinlough” competition, with volunteer candidates asked to sell €2 raffle lines – the person who raises the most money earns the title. At this stage we are asking anyone interested in volunteering to run as a candidate to contact us before Friday 17 July, for further

details. We intend to launch the competition and declared candidates on Friday 24 July 2015, with the winning candidate to be revealed on October bank holiday

weekend. Contact details: Mary (087 9453043) or Ruth (086 8154153).