Newsletter July 29th 2018




CLOONFAD      :- SUNDAY 10.30AM.






Seventeenth Sunday of the year  – 29th July 2018    Feast of St. Mary Martha.














Mass for all the people of the parish.

Private Intention

Mass for all the people of the parish.

Tom and Margaret Neenan & their son John.

James & Mary Wallace & their sons Pat & Jimmy.

Kathleen Higgins.

Patrick & Margaret Frain, Foxboro. Anniversary.

Pat & Mary Kelly, Carraghs, their daughter Catherine &

their grand-daughgter Catherine.


Offertory Collections: – Sat & Sun 21st & 22nd July

Granlahan: €              Ballinlough: € 590

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Granlahan  Church:
Sun 5th   Aug 12 Noon Mary Gormley(B) Ann Hett M.M.Mass
Ballinlough  Church
 Sun 5th Aug 11am Mary Larkin, Nancy Flynn Una Fitzmaurice.

First Friday Calls: Next Friday is the first Friday of the month. I will visit the sick and housebound as usual:
Ballinlough-   Friday 3rd  Aug @ 10.30 am
Granlahan- Friday  3rd Aug @ 11am
Cloonfad-  Friday 3rd Aug @ 2.30 pm.

Care of the Churches: Ballinlough: Sincere thanks to the people of Cloonlough & rabbitboro who took care of the flowers during the month of July. Would the people of Clooncrim & Carrick West look after the flowers during the month of August.

Many thanks to all of the people who attended the Cemetery masses this year in Kiltullagh Hill, Granlahan, Ballinlough and Teamhair. The days were all beautiful and God blessed us with lovely weather. Please God Saturday 4th August @ 7pm will be another glorious day in warm sunshine to bring the cemetery masses to a conclusion. My grateful thanks to all the many people who helped out in any way. Without your help these events and celebrations could not succeed as they did.

Lough Derg 2018: You may begin the three day pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport contact Lorraine 071 9851518 or


MASS  INTENTIONS:                         GRANLAHAN

















 Michael Ruane, Granlahan M.M.

Tommy Sweeney, 2nd anniversary & deceased members of

the Sweeney family.

Mae O’Gara, Ballyglass, 2nd anniversary & deceased

members of the O’Gara family.

Tom Ronan, Grange, anniversary, & his wife Anne Ronan

Friday 3 Aug 10am   Private Intention.
Saturday 5 Aug  12noon  Vincent Kelly and Frank Kelly, anniversary and   deceased   members of the Kelly family, Lisnagroobe.

Beatrice Glennon, Granlahan. 13th anniversary.

Paddy Conroy, Ballybane. M.M..

Roddy Greene, Currisloustia, 50th anniversary, his wife   Delia and their sons Jarlath and Rory.

Granlahan Annual Sports takes place this Sunday 29th July @ 2.30. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The new Mass times schedule for August, September, October and November will come into affect on the first weekend in August.

Times of masses for the first week-end in August only:

Cloonfad cemetery mass: Saturday 4th August @ 7pm.

Ballinlough: Sunday 5th August @ 11am.

Granlahan: Sunday 5th August @ 12 noon.

Jesuit Week at Knock Shrine/ Preparing the way for Pope Francis: 24th July – 1st August.  Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Dermott Mansfield SJ, and Terry Howard SJ. Focusing on the world of ignatian spirituality as we prepare for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland. There will be 20 min talks on ignatian spirituality daily @ 11.05am and 7.05pm. Guided prayer will take place each morning, afternoon and evening.  These sessions will take place in the prayer guidance centre with mass at 3pm in the Basilica. for further details, phone 094 9388100.

Step by step feed the next child: Mary’s meals began feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002 and is now feeding over 1,257,278 children every day in places of education. Our vision is that every hungry child receives a daily meal and that all who have more than they need, share with those who are in need. With our no frills policy, it costs €15.60 to feed a child for a year. To raise funds and awareness of Mary’s Meals, we are walking throughout Ireland. Walks are starting on 7th August from Malin, Derry, Armagh, Coalisland, Lurgan, Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick and are all arriving in Knock on 15th August. Maybe you could get involved in Step by Step to Feed the Next Child. You are invited to visit our website of phone Fr. Eamonn Kelly 087 9077985.

Cast of Thousands to lead Global Celebration of Families in Croke Park:  The festival of families will be one of the highlights of WMOF2018 and is choreographed as a celebration of family life. Details of the programme have just been released, which include National and International performers, hundreds of musicians, dancers, choirs, and flag bearers and features community based groups and artists. Pope Francis will deliver an address to the families in the stadium and will hear five family testimonies, shared by families from Ireland, Canada, India, Iraq and Africa.

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