SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
13th May 2007
MASS INTENTIONS BALLINLOUGH
Sat 12 May 8 pm. Private Intention
Sun 13 May 11 am. Mary Reynolds, Clooncalagy. Months Mind
Mon 14 May 10am Deceased members of the Donnellan family. Ballinlough
Tues 15 May 10am Private Intention
Wed 16 May No Mass
Thurs 17 May 10am Mass for all the people of the parish
Fri 18 May 10am Private intention
Sat 19 May 8pm Kathleen Gormley, Cloonlough. Anniversary
Sun 20 May 11am Michael Thomas & Margaret Mitchell.
Sat.19th May. 8 pm.
Marian Carty, Breda Grogan.
Sun. 20th May 11am
Margaret McDermott, Sylvia Murphy
Sun.13th May 12noon.
Mary Gormley (B), Tess Ronan
OFFERTORY COLLECTION Sat. & Sun. 5th & 6th May.
Ballinlough €690 Granlahan € 550
MASS INTENTIONS: GRANLAHAN
John Connolly & deceased members of the Connolly family and Thomas, Delia, Tom & Paddy Joe Gannon
John & Teresa Acton and deceased members of the family.
Jackie & Nellie Quinn, Ballybane.
Jim & Bridget Heneghan.
Ballinlough/Granlahan Defibrillator Group. There will be members of the Ballinlough/Granlahan Defibrillator committee calling to your homes from Wed. 16th May in relation to a donation for the purchase of a defibrillator in our area.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patrick Stritch, Ballybane who died recently.
We wish every success to all our pupils and students in their examinations. We pray for them at this time of year.
Exam Prayer- Lord Jesus, As I now prepare for my exams, I ask you to grant me strength of mind and constant hope. Banish from my mind all fear, anxiety, regret and nervous distraction. May your gift of the Holy Spirit guide and enlighten my fragile mind. At this difficult time, give me the gift of self confidence and an assurance that you will hear my prayer. Answer my need and continue life’s journey. I ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Congratulations to the children of Carrick NS who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday last, also to their families and teachers. Many thanks to all who helped.
Pilgrimage to Rome and Tuscany, Siena and Florence will commence Friday 6th July for eight nights. Details from 093 28337.
Trocaire Collection:- Our sincere gratitude to all who contributed so generously to the Trocaire collection this Lent. Your contribution will help many poor people. The amount collected was Ballinlough:- €2103. Granlahan:- €2058.
During the month of May the Rosary will be recited in Granlahan and Ballinlough churches each evening at 8pm in honour of Mary, the mother of God and to ask for her help in our lives.
This week the Diocesan Implemation Group will meet for the 7th time since last December. The Implementation Group has indentified the whole area of Pastoral Councils for immediate attention. Over the coming weeks a process of consultation will commence. This consultation will provide an opportunity for parishes to share their experience of Pastoral councils. It will also form the basis for the development of a Formation, Training and Support Programme for Pastoral Councils which will meet the variety of needs of Parishes throughout the Diocese.