Newsletter 12th April


Divine Mercy Sunday


Sunday 12 Apr 12 noon Fr. Bill Flanagan, 1st anniversary.

Patrick & Eileen Burke and deceased members of the family.

Michael & Annie Keane and their son John James, Clooncrim

      No Mass during the week.
Sun 19 Apr Annette Doherty, Carrick, 18th anniversary and her grandparents Tony & Mary Doherty, Clooncrim and her godmother Annie Higgins, Clooncrim.

William Kerrigan, anniversary and also Bill & Margaret Kerrigan.

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun 19th Apr   12 noon Noreen Beirne/Breege Comer Marian Green-Forde
Granlahan Church
   Sat 18th Apr 8pm Joe Keane/Mary Gormley (B)


Fiona Ruane



Offertory Collections :- Sat & Sun 4th & 5th April.     Granlahan:- €533, Ballinlough €440

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Dowling, Ballyglass and Bob Hussey, Castlequarter and Manchester who died recently.

I want to thank all the people who contributed to the Easter collection for the support of the priest of the parish.

“The family is the greatest treasure of any country. Let us all work to protect and strengthen this, the cornerstone of society” – Pope Francis.

Prayer for Road Safety – Lord grant me a steady hand and a watchful eye, that no person may be hurt when I pass by. Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take or may damage that act of thine.

Please return all Trocaire boxes to the Church as soon as possible.

Please return CHY 4 forms regarding tax relief for donations to the Church as soon as possible.


MASS INTENTIONS:                                  GRANLAHAN

Saturday 11 Apr 8pm Dominick Regan and his daughter Josephine and deceased members   of of the family, Castlequarter.

Mary Pauline Flynn, Rathlena, 6th anniversary

Jackie & Nellie Quinn, Ballybane, anniversary

Michael Patterson, Ballybane, 16th anniversary.

Friday 17 Apr 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.
Saturday 18 Apr 8pm Bernard & Catherine Raftery, Clogher.

Bill Greene, Rathlena and deceased members of the Greene family.

Tom Flynn, Milltown and deceased members of the Flynn family.


Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Archbishop Michael Neary will take place from July 15th to 21st. Contact Sheila Davin 086 866 4633 for details.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, October 12th. 8 nights. With a spiritual director. Contact Therese 01 241 0822 or John 093 28337.

Archbishop Neary will lead the Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday May 3rd. The ceremonies will commence with the Blessing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Granlahan Card Game Winners:- 1. Maureen Devaney/Sean Caulfield. 2. Frank Neenan/George Cornwall. 3. Paddy Conroy/Jack Griffin. Raffle Winners – PJ Ruane, Mary Birmingham, Kevin Devaney.

Knock Counselling Centre provides a confidiential Drop-In listening service for the local community and for visitors to Knock offering an opportunity to discuss personal issues in a confidiential environment. It is available on Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 5pm from the end of April to October and often mid-week also. For information tel:- 094 9375032 or call into the centre (next to the chapel of reconciliation).

Western Care Association is looking for ladies to take part in the Western People West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon in Castlebar on Sunday May 3rd. Call 094 9029144. Closing date for entries is Friday April 24th. Please support Western Care Association local services county-wide.

Fundraising dance to raise funds for the new theatre equipment for Temple Street and Crumlin Childrens Hospitals in the Ard Rí Hotel on Saturday 18th April. Doors at 9pm. Tickets €8 from Quinns Shop, The Ard Rí Hotel, Rafterys PO Corofin and on the door on the night. Music by The Marlay Road Band followed by DJ. Please support.

Ballyhaunis Community School class reunion – Leaving cert class of 1985, Could those attending please return their invitations by the end of April, or make contact with the organising committee. The reunion itself will be held Sunday 31st May , the bank holiday weekend.

Prayer by Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, In you we contemplate the Splendour of true Love,

We turn to you with confidence Holy family of Nazareth,

Make our families, also, places of communion and cenacles of prayer,

Authentic schools of the Gospel, and little domestic Churches.

Marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers and society.- all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it. Ahead of the referendum on 22nd May, bishops ask the faithful to carefully consider that Married love is a unique form of love between a man and a woman which has a special benefit for the whole of society.

Underage GAA:  Training Programme (indoor) for underage Boys and Girls commences in Michael Glaveys on Monday 13th April.  Under 6 & 8 Boys and Girls 7.30 – 8.00pm.  Under 8 and Under 12 Boys and Girls 8.00pm-9.00pm.  All players and parents are requested to attend.  County board trainers are attending to facilitate programme.

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