March 29th Newsletter

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

29th March 2009


Sat 28th Mar 8 pm Mass for all the people of the parish.
Sun 29th Mar 11 am John Gaffey, Derreentighe 15th Anniversary
Mon 30th Mar 10am Padraig Walsh, Cork.












No mass.

Maggie McMahon, Ballinlough. M.M.

Michael and Annie Keane, Clooncrim.











8 pm

11 am

Mary Jane Fitzgerald, Clooninsla – 7th Anniversary.

Seamus Joyce, The Avenue, Anniversary.

Tommy Joe & Kathleen Forde and their Son Tommie,


Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 4th Apr 8pm Peter Baggott and Loretta Garvey Edel McLoughlin
Sun 5th Apr 11 am Margaret McDermott & Mary Connolly Sharon Neary &

Michelle McDermott

Granlahan Church:
Sun. 5th Apr 12 noon Angela Keaveney & Mary Gormley (B) Treacy McDermott


Sun 29th Mar 12 noon John Walsh & Dec’d family members.
Tues 31st Mar 10am Bernard & Annie Delaney & Dec’d family members.
Fri 3rd Apr 8.15pm Tom Grehan & Dec’d family members.
Sun 5th Apr 12 noon Dominic Regan & Dec’d family members.

Matt & Margaret Rafftery & Dec’d family members.

Offertory Collections: Sat and Sun 21st and 22nd March 2009

Ballinlough €800 Granlahan €510

First Friday Calls: As next Friday is the 1st Friday of the month, the priest will visit the sick as usual. Granlahan : Thursday 2nd April 10.30am.

Balinlough: Friday 3rd April 10.30am.

Care of the Churches: Our thanks to the people of Mountain Upper and Lower who looked after the church during the month of March. Would the people of Carrraghs and Clooninsla take care of it during the month of April.

Granlahan: We thank Group B who cared for the church during the month of March. Would Group C look after it during the month of April. Group C Mary Gormley, Molly Griffin & Christina Neenan.

First Confession: We congratulate the children from Carrick NS who celebrated their first confessions on Wed last, also their parents and teacher. We pray God’s blessing on all of them as they prepare for their First Holy Communion.

Stations: Tom and Rena Burke, Saturday 4th April 11am. Coolatinny, Carrick East, Clydagh and Loughill.

Pastoral Council: There will be a meeting of Ballinlough Parish Pastoral Council on Monday 30th March at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballinlough.

Please Pray: Please pray for the repose of the soul of the late Delia Conlon, Ballybane who died recently.

Granlahan Community Centre: Congratulations to Granlahan Community Centre on the 25th Anniversary of its founding. May it continue to serve the community equally well in the future.

Security in the Home: Ballinlough/Granlahan Community Alert Committee will present an information evening on security in the home in Campbell’s lounge on Monday 30th March 8pm. Members of the Garda will attend.

Western Alzheimers: The Western Alzheimers is holding their annual Tea Day on Friday April 3rd. If you would like to hold a tea day please contact the Roscommon Office on 090 6627816 Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5pm.

Granlahan National School: Granlahan National School enrolment forms for next Sept, Junior Infants class are now available at the school.

Ros Citizens Info Service are holding a weekly clinic at the offices of Roscommon Women’s Network at the Old Mill, Castlerea every Wed from 2pm-5pm. No appointment necessary. For info call 0949621690.

IFA: IFA Public meeting on Monday 30th March @ 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon. All farm families are welcome to attend.

Church Gate Collection: Multiple Sclerosis annual churchgate collection in Granlahan Sun April 5th.

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