Jan 31st Newsletter

31 January 2010



30 Jan. 8 pm. Helen Stanley, Cloonlee, Anniv. Pake Judge, Cloonreliagh, 2nd Anniv.


2 Feb. 8 pm. Blessing of St. Brigid’s crosses. Blessing of throats.
Blessing of Candles


      No Mass


6 Feb. 8 pm. Kate Judge, Cloonalough, M.M. Peter Quinn, Clooninsla, 17th Anniv.
Paddy & Aileen Fitzmaurice, Ballinlough.
        Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 6 Feb. 8 pm Mary Morris, Frank Moran. Caoileann Fitzmaurice,
Stephen Comer
Granlahan Church:
  Sun 7 Feb. 12 noon. Mary Gormley (B), Ann Hett. John Caulfield.
Offertory Collections: 
Sat & Sun. 23rd & 24th January
Ballinlough:  € 730. Granlahan:  €527.

Please pray for the soul of Canon Seán Blake, assistant priest in Clonberne and for the repose of the soul of Delia Keegan, Tullamore, formerly Delia Morris of Coolougher and also for the repose of the soul of Mary O’Shea, Coventry, mother of Geraldine Brennan, Lisnagroobe, who died recently.

Mass of thanksgiving to celebrate the work of the Religious in the Diocese of Tuam: On the feast of the Presentation, Candlemas, 2 February, a mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated to honour the work and contribution of the Religious in the diocese.  The mass will be in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in St. Jarlath’s college.  All welcome.

Set dancing classes in the White House Hotel on Wednesday nights.  Newcomers most welcome.

Sun. 31 Jan. 12 noon. Joe Hussey and deceased family members and Eddie Joe & Colette Burke. John James Heneghan, Lowberry, 11th Anniv.
Edward & Cecilia Coggins and deceased members of the family.


2 Feb. 7 pm. Blessing of St. Brigid’s crosses. Blessing of throats.
Blessing of Candles
Sun. 7 Feb. 12 Noon. Seán Lyons, Granlahan, Anniv. P.J. Murphy, Ellen, John, Jim & Margaret Ruane
John & Margaret Lyons, Redford, Ballyhaunis.
Alice & Thomas Maloney, Anniv.

Mary Connolly, the liturgy resource person for the Archdiocese of Tuam will speak to liturgy groups from each Parish Pastoral Council on Wednesday 3 February from 8.00 to 10.00 pm. at the Rest & Care Centre, Knock and on the following two Wednesday nights.  Please support.

Information night for interested parents / guardians of children who have suffered loss through bereavement or separation will be held in Cuan Aire Family Life Centre, St. Patrick St. Castlerea on Tuesday 2 February at 7 pm.  Further information from Anne Mary on 094 9620057

Loughlan Sofield will make a presentation to Priests and members of the parish Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese entitled “Pastoral Councils & Collaborative Ministry in the Parish” on Monday 15 Feb 7 pm – 10 pm. and again on Tuesday 16 Feb. 2pm – 5 pm.  Priests or members of the parish Pastoral Councils are free to attend either.  These are the new arrangements for the presentation.  Three members of each Pastoral Council, Cloonfad, Granlahan and Ballinlough are invited to attend.

Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep classes by Mary Kathleen starting Friday 5 Feb. 9 pm., Hillside Tavern, Granlahan.  All queries to 086 3389544

A Common Sense Parenting Programme will start on Wednesday 3 Feb. in Roscommon Women’s Network, Castlerea from 10.15 am. to 12.30 pm.  The programme is for parents of children 6 – 18 years and will run every Wednesday for 6 weeks.  All are welcome.  For bookings / further information please contact Maree on 094 9622952 or Nora on 094 9621644.

Co. Roscommon Citizen’s Information Service is holding a weekly clinic at the offices of Roscommon Women’s Network, The Old Mill, Castlerea every Wednesday from 2 – 5 pm.  Information and advice in regard to employment rights, social welfare, family & health issues, housing, consumer matters, migrant rights and many other issues available on a free & confidential basis. No appointment necessary.  Call in person or telephone 094 9621690

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