Newsletter 5th April 2015


Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection


Sunday 5 Apr 12 noon 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.

John Connell, Clooncalgy.







Private intention.

Mass for all the people of the parish.

Sun 12 Apr Fr. Bill Flanagan, 1st anniversary.

Patrick & Eileen Burke and deceased members of the family.

Michael & Annie Keane and their son John James, Clooncrim.

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun 12th Apr   12 noon Loretta Garvey/Sylvia Murphy John James Cregg
Granlahan Church
   Sat 11th Apr 8pm Mary Gormley/Tess Ronan


Ruth Sullivan


Offertory Collections :- Sat & Sun 28th & 29th March.     Granlahan:- €585, Ballinlough €450

Easter Greetings:- I wish a happy and holy Easter to all of you. May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you all. I welcome home friends and members of your family who have come to spend the season with us. I hope you all have a pleasant and enjoyable time. I wish to thank all the people who helped out in the different churches in the Parish in different ways and did so much necessary work. I thank you all and your work is very much appreciated. I hope the celebration of the glorious resurrection of our Lord at the mass will renew the faith of our people. May we all realise the Lord has risen and is in our work and with each one of us. Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, may our hearts today burn within us as Jesus still speaks to us and accompanies us on our way.



MASS INTENTIONS:                                  GRANLAHAN

Saturday 4 Apr 8pm Deceased members of the Greene family, Clogher, anniversary.
Friday 10 Apr No mass  
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.


The Easter collection for the support of the Priest of the Parish is being taken up this weekend.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Myra Galvin, Lixnaw, Kerry, niece of Kathleen Nevin, Marystown

I wish to thank sincerely all the people who helped in any way with the Easter liturgy of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


CHY 4 Forms:- Please return these forms regarding tax relief for donations to the church as soon as possible.


Trócaire Boxes:- Please return all Trócaire Boxes to the church as soon as possible.


Ballinlough/Granlahan Defibrillator Group will hold their annual fun walk on Easter Monday, April 6th commencing at the church in Granlahan at 3pm. The walk will end at the Time Out Café, where refreshments will be served. Walking is one of the simplest exercises for promoting a healthy heart so come out and join us in the walk, all are welcome.

Ballinlough/Granlahan Defibrillator Group will hold a church gate collection over the weekend of 11th/12th April to raise much needed funds for the continuation of the project. We appreciate all donations gratefully.


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. Joe Neenan/Brian Higgins. 2. Maureen Devaney/Helen Hoban. 3. Colin Conroy/Frank Neenan. Raffle Winners – Mary Birmingham, Tommy Mc Dermott, Michael Finnegan.


The Day Centre volunteers wish to thank all who supported their cake sale on the 28th . All your donations and help is greatly appreciated.

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