May 24th Newsletter

The Ascension of The Lord

24th May 2009


Sun 24 May 11 am. Frank Beirne, Ballinlough 8th Anniversary.
Mon 25 May
    10 am Dominick Finnerty and Mary Griffin
Tue 26 May 10 am Mass for all the people of the parish.
Wed 27 May 10 am. Private intention.
Thu 28 May No Mass.
Fri 29 May 7.30pm Kathleen and James Gormley, Cloonlough, Anniv.
Sun 31 May 11 am Luke Cregg, Cloonlough, Anniversary.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun. 31 May 11 am. Anne Moylan,

Sylvia Murphy.

John James Cregg.
Granlahan Church:
Sat. 30 May 7 pm. Maura Caulfield,

Mary Ruane.

Philomena Birmingham
Sun 31 May

12 noon

Mary Birmingham,

Mary Gormley.

Gerry Coffey

Ballinlough/Granlahan Community Festival: Application forms are now available in Schools and Shops in the area for the upcoming Community Festival. Competitions include Creative Writing, Poetry, Art and Photography. Categories are Under 13, Under 18, and Adult. Competition open to all members of the Community.

A plaque will be unveiled in memory of the late Joe Walsh, Altore, on Monday 25th May @ 8pm, at Granlahan Community Centre.


Sat 23 May 7 pm. William & Annie McDonnell.
Sun 24 May 12 pm. Bridget & Jim Heneghan.
Tue 26 May 10 am Luke & Maureen Browne.
Fri 29 May 8.30 pm Special Intention.
Sat 30 May 7 pm. Mary (Raftery) McGann, M.M.
Sun 31 May 12 noon. John, Bridget & Bernadette Murphy.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION Sat. and Sun. 16th & 17th May

Ballinlough: €672 Granlahan: €556

Mass will be celebrated on Kiltullagh Hill today, Sunday at 4pm. If the weather is not favourable, mass will be at 4pm in Granlahan Church.

We welcome Arch Bishop Michael Neary to the Parish Friday 29th May to bless the new Altar. He will celebrate Mass at 8.30pm.

We wish all our pupils the very best, all who are doing exams in the different schools, colleges and institutes. We ask God to help them prepare well, and may they get on well at the exams themselves.

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.

Lough Harps FC will host a presentation evening for all players and parents of underage players on Friday 29th May in Campbell’s Bar, Ballinlough, commencing at 8.00 pm. The club wishes to celebrate the achievement of its treble winning Under 18 team, and also the effort and achievement of all the players during the 2008 season. All are welcome.

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