Newletter February 15th 2015






Sat. 14 Feb. 8pm. John Page, Foxboro – 2nd Anniversary and his parents Elizabeth & Martin and his sisters Mary, Eileen & Patricia

Pake Judge, Cloonreliagh – Anniversary

Tues. 17 Feb. 10am. Private intention
Wed. 18 Feb. 10am. Mass for all the people of the Parish
Sat. 21 Feb. 8pm. Jack & Delia Flynn, Loughill – Anniversary

Augustine & Catherine McDermott, Cloonlough – Anniv.

Patrick & Margaret O’Donovan, Ballymahon – Anniversary


Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers
Ballinlough Church:
Sat. 21 Feb. 8 pm. Kitty Murphy

Mary Larkin

Killian Brehony

Evan Coyne

Granlahan Church:
Sun. 22 Feb. 12 noon. Angela Keaveney

Mary Birmingham

Cάit Phillips

Grace O’Gara

Offertory Collections:   

Sat. & Sun. 7th & 8th February

Ballinlough:  €420.    Granlahan:  €600.


Ash Wednesday will be celebrated this Wednesday 18th February.

Astro Turf Plaque at Carrick National School

Any other family or individual who would like to contribute €100 to the Astro Turf Pitch will have their names engraved on a special plaque to be unveiled at the official opening in a few weeks time.  Closing date has been extended to Friday 20th February.  Contact Joan on 086 805 3115.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Dennis Brady, Strokestown, brother of Finbar Brady who died during the week.

Please Pray for the repose of the soul of Martin Jennings, Gurteen, Cloonfad who died during the week.

Many thanks to Granlahan, Foróige club who took part in the Sunday Mass last weekend.



Sun. 15 Feb. 12 noon James, Patrick & Winifred Burke, Grange – Anniversary
Fri. 20 Feb. 10 am. Private Intentions.
Sun. 22 Feb. 12 noon Tim Conry and his children John, Pat & Patricia, Coraslustia – Anniversary

Mary Ronan and deceased members of the family, Lisnagroobe – Anniversary

Paddy Raftery and deceased members of the Raftery family, Clogher – Anniversary

Ballyhaunis Community School class reunion for the Leaving Cert Class of 1985 will be held on Sunday 31st May, the bank holiday weekend.  More details to follow.

The Irish Heart Foundation will hold their annual church gate collection on February 21st & 22nd.

Active Retirement Meeting will be held in Granlahan Community Centre on Tuesday 17th February at 3pm.  All members please attend.

Tax Relief Forms on charitable donations to the church are available at the doors of the churches.  Please fill in a form and return it as soon as possible.

Explore Your Creativity – Proposed new informal Creative Writing Group hope to meet on Friday evenings (weekly or fortnightly) commencing on Friday 27th February in the Williamstown area.  Open to all, from complete beginners to more experienced, providing an enjoyable and supportive environment to all writers whether poetry, fiction memoir or other.  For further details, please phone P.J. on 087 602 0880.

The 10th edition of New Dawn will be launched in Killeen Community Centre on Thursday 19th February at 8pm.  The launch will be performed by the youth of the parish.  Refreshments served.  You are warmly welcome.

Vocations – Anyone who might be interested in vocations information, please contact Fr. Fintan Monaghan on 093 24166.

Pilgrimage to Padua (& Lake Maggiore) June 30th.  This Pilgrimage is now sold out.

Granlahan Card Game Winners:  1. Stephen Doherty, Gerry Coffey, P.J. Ruane & Jarlath Waldron.  2. Jarlath Keaveney & Seamus Birmingham.  3. Tommy Winston & Maureen Burke.  Raffle winners – Gerry Coffey, Tommy McDermott & Seamus Birmingham.

Bishop Denis Nulty launches new ACCORD research on marriage and families.  65% agree that a child is more likely to grow up happy if raised in a home with a loving mother and father.  Most young people view marriage as a life-long commitment.  In recent years family has achieved increased importance in people’s lives.

BCS Lighthouse Bank – 7 Transition year students from Ballyhaunis Community School are competing in the “AIB Build a Bank” competition. They aspire to raise mental health awareness across the community and aim to help young people foundate themselves for a better financial future.  All proceeds raised throughout various events will be donated to the “Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation”.  If you would like to make a donation please contact 087 244 7477.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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