March 12th 2017 Newsletter

THE SECOND  SUNDAY OF LENT            12  MARCH 2016


Sat 11 Mar 8pm Evelyn Whiddeth, Ballinlough – 1st anniversary

Luke & Maureen Browne & deceased members of the family, Mountain Lower.

Tom & Ellen Grennan, Loughill.

Eugene Daly, Ballinlough, 11th anniversary.

Tommy Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro – 11th anniversary and his grandparents Tom & Jeane Fitzgerald.

Michael Kenny, Carrick – 7th anniversary and deceased members of the Kenny, Mulrennan and Golding families.










Margaret & Michael T. Mitchell, Ballinlough, anniversary.

Mass for all the people of the parish.

St. Patrick, Principal Patron of Ireland.                        Special Day of Prayer for emigrants.

Sat 18 Mar Gerry & Mary Morris.

Sheila Duignan, Clooncalgy, 1st anniversary.

Tommy Joe and Kathleen Forde and their son Tommy, Loughill.

  Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
 Sat 18 March 8pm Anne Carr/Mary Hebron Grainne Byrne

Shauna Rogers

Granlahan Church
    Sun   19 March 12 noon Mary Patterson/Ann Hett


Jack Sullivan

Daragh Flynn

Offertory Collections :- Sat & Sun 4th  & 5th March.      Granlahan:- €       ,  Ballinlough €395


St. Patrick’s Day – Next Friday is the Feast day of St. Patrick, Principal Patron Saint of Ireland. It is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:-
Ballinlough Thursday 16th March 8pm,
Cloonfad Friday 1
7th March 10.30am and Granlahan Friday 17th March at 12 noon.

Many thanks to all who contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection in aid of Special Olympics. €233.43 was raised. This money will be used towards the provision of games and social events for Special Olympics athletes.


MASS INTENTIONS:                                GRANLAHAN

Sunday 12 Mar 12 noon Bernard & Annie Delaney & deceased members of the family.

Fr. Patrick Kennedy – 40th anniversary.

Mollie Griffin, Clogher – 6th anniversary & her brother          Jim Kelly & her parents Catherine and Pat Kelly, Culkeen, Cloonfad.

Bob Neary, Milltown – 16th anniversary and his parents Michael & Margaret Neary.

Caroline Caulfied, Coraslustia – anniversary.

Friday 17 Mar 12 noon Feast of  St. Patrick, Principal Patron of Ireland.
Sunday 19 Mar 12 noon Tom Raftery, Clogher, 2nd anniversary.

Kathleen Cooney, Coraslustia, 1st anniversary.

Thomas Burke 30th anniversary, his wife Anne and son        Thomas Oliver and  the deceased members of the Burke family Coraslustia.

John Doherty, Ballyglass, 10th anniversary.


Confirmation Rehearsal – A rehearsal in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held in Ballinlough Church Monday 20th March at 7pm. All the children being confirmed and their sponsors are requested to attend.

La Fhéile Pádraig. The children from Granlahan NS will play traditional Irish music at the 12 noon mass in Granlahan on St. Patrick’s Day. We extend a “Céad Míle Fáilte” to all who will join us in this celebration of our National Feast Day.

An Evening to be Irish – The Time Out Café, Ballinlough will host an evening of ceol agus craic on St. Patrick’s day starting at 6.30pm. Join us in a celebration of what we do best, having the craic! Everyone who can play an instrument, sing a song or dance is invited to come along. More information from Mary on 087 945 3043.

Granlahan NS is now taking enrolments for next September’s Junior Infant class. Enrolment forms are available at at the school.

Granlahan Fóroige club are participating in 12 noon mass on this Sunday 12th March and are hosting a community get together and cake sale, with refreshments served and music afterwards in Granlahan community centre.  Come along and join in the community spirit.

Granlahan Fóroige will host their annual fundraising 25 card drive in Granlahan community centre on Monday 13th March at 8.30pm. Tickets €5. Refreshments and raffle on the night. Please support.

The Archdiocese of Tuam is now accepting applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The 4 year part time training programme begins Autumn 17. For further information please contact the Permanent Diaconate on or visit The next intake of candidates will be in 2021.

Public meeting to discuss the closure of Castlerea Fire Service will be held in the GAA O’Rourke Centre, Castlerea on Tuesday 14th March at 8pm. All are welcome.

Monthly monster bingo continues Sunday 12th March at 4pm in Dunmore community centre with total prize fund of  €1150. Refreshments served. Proceeds towards upkeep of town hall.

Westport Pro Life follow up talk and training with Kate Bopp, Paddy Manning, and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thursday March 16th at the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport at 7.30pm in the Ashleigh suite. All welcome.

Tales of  St. Patrick – Award winning storyteller Rob Fulton performs a wonderful free family event at the National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park, Castlebar on Sat March 18th, 11.30-12.30 and 2-3pm. Admission is free but booking required on 094 90 31751 or

Granlahan Card Game  winners – 1. Paddy Conroy, Jack Griffin, Maureen Burke, Carmel Brady.
2.Michael Hussey, Maureen Devanney
3. Eddie Hebron, Jimmy Burke.

Raffle winners – Maureen Devaney, Pat Devane, Seamus Birmingham, Eddie Hebron.


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