December 21st News



Sat 20 Dec. 8 pm. John Joe Waldron, Anniv. and his son Eugene, Clooncrim.
Sun 21 Dec. 11 am. Jim Kelly, Ballinlough, 5th Anniv.


22 Dec. 10 am. Canon John Ball, Anniv.
Christmas Confessions after mass.


23 Dec. 10 am. Patrick and Teresa Connell &Bill Steadman.


24 Dec. 9 pm.. Christmas Eve.


25 Dec. 11 am Christmas Day,
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ


26 Dec. 7.30 pm. St. Stephen’s Day. Martin Finnegan, also William and Nellie Egan, Marystown.
Sat 27 Dec. 8 pm. William Walsh, Carrick, Anniv.


28 Dec. 11 am. Margaret Kerrigan, Cloonlee Anniv. and William & Bill Kerrigan.
Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Wed. 24 Dec. 9 pm. Christina Gormley,
Margaret McDermott
Thur. 25 Dec. 11. am. Carmel Connell, Marian Carty
Sat. 27 Dec. 8 pm. Peter Baggot, Anne Moylan Laura Waldron
Sun. 28 Dec. 11 am. Mary Connolly, Loretta Garvey Áine Scally
Granlahan Church:
Wed. 24 Dec. 7 pm. Mary Birmingham,
Mary Gormley
Thur. 25 Dec. 12 noon Angela Keaveney,
Mary Patterson
Sat. 27 Dec. 7 pm. Joe Keane.
Mary Gormley (B)
Philomena Birmingham
Sun.28 Dec. 12 noon. Tess Ronan, Ann Hett Gerradine Denning

Christmas Confessions: Granlahan Mon. 22 Dec 7.45 pm,
Ballinlough Mon. 22 Dec after 8 pm mass.

The priest will visit the sick and housebound on Christmas Eve.:

Ballinlough: Wed. 24 Dec 10.30 am. Granlahan: Wed. 24 Dec. 10.30 am.


Sat 20 Dec. 7 pm. Johnny Raftery, Coraslustia.
Sun 21 Dec. 12 noon. Michael, Anne and Sr. Bernadette Shiel, Altore.
Tues 23 Dec. No Mass
Wed 24 Dec. 7.30 pm. Christmas Eve. Mass for people of the parish.
Thur 25 Dec. 12 noon Christmas Day. Mass for people of the parish.
Fri 26 Dec. 8.15 pm. St. Stephen’s Day. Helen & John Joe Lynch.
Sat 27 Dec. 7 pm. Thomas & Margaret Burke.
Sun 28 Dec. 12 noon. Teresa Jennings First Anniv.
No Saturday Evening mass in Granlahan Church from 3 Jan till first Saturday in May. Saturday Evening Masses Ballinlough 8.00 pm., Cloonfad 8.15 pm.

Christmas Greeting

I wish to extend Christmas greetings and blessings to you all. I hope Christmas will be a happy and peaceful time for everyone. May the many blessings of Christmas be present in all your homes. I wish to welcome home all the members of your families and your friends who have come to spend Christmas in our parish. I hope that you all enjoy the season of goodwill together. We remember especially in our Christmas prayers any members of your families that may be ill or in hospital at this time. We pray that all may make a full and speedy recovery.

Carrick N.S. hosted its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening last. Well done to all the pupils and teachers and all who helped make it a most enjoyable night’s entertainment.

Offertory Collections:

Feast of the Immaculate Conception 7th & 8th December

Ballinlough: € 360. Granlahan: €120.

Sat & Sun. 13th & 14th December

Ballinlough: € 940. Granlahan: €673.
Christmas Collection for the support of the priests of the parish will be taken up at all the Christmas masses.

Remembrance Mass: There will be the usual Remembrance Mass for all who died in 2008 on New Year’s Eve 31 December. We will pray also for the year ahead 2009, asking for God’s blessing for the New Year.

Times of Christmas Masses:

Ballinlough: Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24 Dec 9.00 pm.

Christmas Day: Thursday 25 Dec. 11.00 am.

Granlahan: Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24 Dec 7.00 pm.

Christmas Day: Thursday 25 Dec 12 noon.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in Granlahan and Ballinlough Churches on Christmas Day 6 – 8 pm. Take time to spend a little while with Our Lord in the peace and quiet of the church.

Irish Association of Anger Management – Download “Stay Cool this Christmas” booklet at or ring Peter Devers on 094 9037677.

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