March 29th 2015 Newslettter




Sat 28 Mar 8pm. Palm Sunday : Easter confessions after mass.Maureen J Browne and deceased members of the Browne and Byrne families.

John Joe Nevin, Drogheda, brother of Tom Nevin, Marystown.

Tues 31 Mar 10am Private intention.
Wed 1 Apr 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.
Thurs 2 Apr 8pm Mass of the Last Supper.
FriSun 35 AprApr 8pm12 noon Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.Blessing of the Easter Water and Paschal Candle is put in place and Blessed.

John Gaffey, Cloonreliagh, 21st Anniversary.

Deceased members of the Kielty family, Garrafrauns.


Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers
Ballinlough Church:
Sun 5th Apr 12 noon Margaret McDermotMarian Carty Grainne ByrneSarah Winston
Granlahan Church:
Sat 4th Apr 8pm Mary BirminghamAngela Keaveney Conor FlynnThomas Coffey

Offertory Collections:

Sat & Sun 21st and 22nd March

Ballinlough: €725             Granlahan: €720


MASS INTENTIONS:                                 GRANLAHAN

Sun 29 Mar 12 noon John Stritch, Ballybane, M.M.Kate and John O Brien, Ballyglass, Anniversary.
Thur 2 Apr 9pm Mass of the Last Supper.
Fri 3 Apr 3pm Stations of the Cross in Church, Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion is distributed.
Sat 4 Apr 8pm Easter Vigil, Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Blessing of Easter Water.Deceased members of the Greene family, Clogher, Anniversary.

Times of Holy Week Ceremonies

Holy Thursday Ballinlough 8pm / Cloonfad 8pm / Granlahan 9pm

Good Friday Cloonfad 2.15pm, cross is carried from cemetary to Cloonfad Church for Good Friday ceremonies at 3pm. Good Friday 3pm Stations of the Cross, Granlahan with Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion is distributed. Ballinlough, Good Friday ceremonies.

Holy Saturday night 8pm Granlahan. Easter ceremonies.

Easter Sunday Cloonfad 10.30am. Blessing of Easter Water. Paschal Candle is put in place and blessed. Easter Sunday 12 noon, Ballinlough, Blessing of Easter Water, Paschal Candle put in place and Blessed.

Confirmation: Sincere thanks to Arch Bishop Michael Neary who visited our parish on Wednesday last and confirmed our children. Thanks also to the children and their families, and to all who took part in the ceremony. Our sincere thanks to all the Teachers involved, and to all who cleaned and decorated the church inside and outside. Many thanks as well to our organist and choir members who provided us with such beautiful music and singing.

New Mass Time Schedule will come into force on and from Saturday 4th April and that schedule will continue for the next four months.

New Mass Times for Weekend Masses

Granlahan           –               Saturday 8pm

Cloonfad              –               Sunday 10:30 am

Ballinlough          –               Sunday 12 noon

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Godfrey, Clooncrim who died recently.

Easter Collection for the Support of the Priest of the Parish will be taken up at all masses on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

CHY4 Forms: Please return the forms regarding tax relief for donations to the church as soon as possible.

Trocaire Boxes: Pleases return boxes to the churches during ceremonies of Holy Week.

The Sick of the Parish: I will visit the sick for Easter as follows:

Ballinlough           –               Wed 1st Apr 10.30am

Granlahan             –               Wed 1st Apr 11.00am

Cloonfad               –               Wed 1st Apr 2.30pm

Please let me know if there are people who would like me to call to them.

Active Retirement: Any member interested in Art Classes to commence on Tuesday 14th April, please contact Miriam Winston. Many thanks.

Church Gate Collection in aid of MS Mulcelious in Granlahan Church on Saturday 4th April. Many thanks for your support.

Jack and Jill Community Playgroup, Ballinlough are now enrolling for the new school term in September. Please contact Sylvia on 0861982036 or call into the playgroup for an enrolment form between 9.30 and 1am.

Volunteers Needed for The Michaela Camp Summer Camp. If you are over 17 years of age and are free the 20th – 24th of July, why not volunteer to be a leader at this years Michaela Summer Camp for girls. The camp will be held in the Hub, Knock Shrine. It truly is an inspiring and amazing week for both campettes and leaders. If you have any questions please call the Youth Ministry in Knock on 0949388100.

Western Care Association – Charity 25 Card Game will take place in Brickens Community Centre on Tues Mar 31st commencing at 9pm. Adm €5, raffles and prizes.

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