September 3rd 2017 Newsletter

The Twenty Third Sunday of The Year –  3rd September 2017



Ballinlough:  Sun. 11am        Granlahan:  Sun. 12 noon       Cloonfad: Sat. 8pm

Priests in Cluster Parishes

Aughamore:  094 9667024/964949002                                   Ballyhaunis:  094 9630006

Bekan:          094 9380202                                          Knock:           094 938810



Mass Intentions                                                         Ballinlough

Sun.     3rd Sept. 11am    Bill Kerrigan, Anniv and Margaret and William Kerrigan,   Clooonlee.

Dermot Winston, 15th Anniv. Carrick.

No Mass during the week.

Sun.     10th Sept. 11am  Michael & Bridget Regan and deceased members of the                                                                      Regan family, Frenchpark.


Offertory Collection: Sat 25th & Sun 26th  Aug.  Ballinlough: €620  Granlahan: €373


Eucharistic Ministers                                                             Church Readers


Rose Gaffrey/Miriam Winston     Sun 10th Sept. 11am             Oonagh Fitzmaurice


Joe Keane/Mary Gormley(B)       Sun 10th Sept. 12 noon         Teresa Hebron


Welcome to all our pupils, teachers and staff back to school.   We pray God’s blessing on them as they start another new academic year.

Trócaire wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the community who gave so generously to their Lenten campaign this year.  The contributions helped support their efforts in combating the constant threat of flooding in Honduras and helping children have clean water in East Africa.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage takes place on September 10th in Knock Shrine @ 2.30pm   Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.   Chief celebrant Archbishop Martin.   Choir by Ballina School Choir and Dana sings “Our Lady of Knock.


Mass Intentions.                                                  Granlahan

Sun 3rd Sept. 12 noon    Denis & Nora Fahy and their son Jim.

 No Mass during the week.

Sun. 10th Sept. 12 noon             Patrick (Jn) Ruane.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Groarke, Gurteen who died recently. R.I.P.


Workshop on Healthy Relationships.   Do you struggle in relationships? Do you know why?  Come along to a four week workshop at Knock Counselling Centre, beginning Wednesday 6th Sept. From 6.30-8.30pm.  The workshop will be facilitated by Maread Fagan and Mary Kilcoyne.  Fee €60. To book, contact Knock Counselling  Centre on 094 9375032 or email:

Castlerea Musical Society presents Stars in Their Eyes on Saturdy night 9th Sept in The Stagger Inn, Castlerea @ 9pm .  Lots of great acts to see on the night.


QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare information & Registration Evening: Wednesday 6th Sept. @6pm in RSG Dale Centre, Derrane, Roscommon.  Contact: 090 6625852 ext.5.


Castlerea youth Stage School will hold its enrolment evening on Wed. 6th Sept in Trinity Arts Centre from 6.30pm-8pm.   If you would like to enrol your child (children must be between the ages of 5-16), please call into Trinity Arts Centre. If you cannot make this time, phone and leave message on 086 6602763.


Handel’s Messiah – Knock Shrine.   Saturday 18th November @ 7.30pm sees the return of the RTE Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s iconic Messiah at Knock Basilica.   Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Dúinn with soloists, Soprano Claudia Boyle, Alto Anne Marie Gibbons, Tenor Julian Hubbard and Bass Christopher Cull together with our Lady’s Choral Society, Cór Mhaigh Eo and Ballina Chamber choir.   Presented by Liz Nolan, RTE lyric fm.

Tickets available now at , at the Witness of Hope office, Knock shrine and Downtown Records, Castlebar and Westport.