January 17th Newsletter

17 January 2010

Sat 16 Jan. 8 pm. Pake Hunt, Carrick, 1st Anniv. John & Kate Goulding, Coraslustia, Anniv.
John & Annie Raftery & their son John, Glinsk.


19 Jan. 10 am. Private Intention.


20 Jan. 10 am. Mass for all the people of the parish.


23 Jan. 8 pm. Marie Galvin, Cloonlee, MM. Michael & Nora Kelly, Cloonalough, Anniv.
Thomas & Mary Hussey, Candlefield, Anniv.
John & Ellen Coll & their daughter Harriet.
John & Rose Caulfield, Clooninsla, Anniv.

        Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 23 Jan. 8 pm Breeta Cunningham, Teresa Cunningham Cathal Kelly
Granlahan Church:
  Sun 24 Jan 12 noon. Mary Gormley, Tess Ronan Eilis O’Gara
Sarah Caulfield.
Offertory Collections: 
Sat & Sun. 9th & 10th January & Feast of the Epiphany.
Ballinlough:  € 630. Granlahan:  €745.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Very Rev. Oliver McDonagh, PP Ballintubber, who died recently.
There will be a talk to parents of children receiving their First Holy Communion this year in Granlahan Community Centre on Thursday 21 January at 8 pm.

Mary Connolly, the liturgy resource person for the Archdiocese of Tuam will speak to liturgy groups from each Parish Pastoral Council on Wednesday 20 January from 8.00 to 10.00 pm. at the Rest & Care Centre, Knock and on the following two Wednesday nights.  Please support. 

Sun 17 Jan. 12 noon William Lyons, Pollinea, Anniv. and Elizabeth Lyons.
Fri 22 Jan. 8.15 pm. Private Intention.
Sun. 24 Jan. 12 noon. Patrick & Michael O’Gara and deceased members of the O’Gara family, Ballyglass. Pat & Jim Neenan, Derrylahan

We hope to have the blessing of St. Brigid’s crosses and candles and also the blessing of St. Blaise for throats at the beginning of February.
Loughlan Sofield will address Pastoral Council members of the Archdiocese of Tuam in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on the topic of “The Future Serving of the Parishes in the Archdiocese of Tuam”.  The meeting will take place on Monday 15 February from 7 pm to 10 pm.  Three members from each Pastoral Council are requested to attend.
Tuam Diocesan Youth Council:
  • Third Level Students!  Tuam DYC is organising a Third Level pilgrimage along the way of St. James, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain in late May.  If you would like to join us or just to learn more about our plans please come along for some pizza to the Common Room, The College Chapel, NUIG on Monday January 18 at 6.30 pm.  All welcome.

  • Sing and Sway!  Diocesan Youth Gospel Choir.  Tuam Diocesan Youth Council is in the process of establishing a Gospel Choir.  The choir, made up of young people from the ages of 16 – 23 will have monthly rehearsals and will sing at diocesan youth events.  The choir will also serve as a resource for local / cluster youth initiatives.  The Musical Director of the choir will be Brendan McGuiness, a third year Music and Theology student from Knock.  Can you sing and sway at the same time? Join us in the Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock on Saturday January 29 from 3 – 5 pm.
Sequence Dancing will recommence in the White House on Thursday
21 January between 5 and 7 pm.  All are welcome.

Castlerea Music Society will stage their forthcoming show (Sugar) in River Island Night Club from Tuesday 19 January to Saturday 23 January at 8.30 pm.  Booking (essential) at Glynn’s Fabrics, Patrick Street.  094 9620062

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