1st May 2011





1st May 2011

Sunday 1 May 12 noon Patricia Cregg, Keyfield, anniversary.
Sally Cole nee Donegan.
Tuesday 3 May 12 noon Ceremony of Confirmation
Wed 4 May 9am John & Margaret Grogan and their daughter Kitty Flynn.
Sunday 8 May 12 noon Michael & Annie Keane, Cloon

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun 8th May 12 noon Peter Baggott/Carmel Connell
Granlahan Church
Sat 7th May 8pm Joe Keane/Mary Gormley (B) Gerradine Denning

Offertory Collections

Sat & Sun 23rd & 24th April Ballinlough €425 Granlahan €335

We welcome Arch Bishop Michael Neary to our parish on Tuesday next 3rd May at 12 noon to confirm our children. As we extend a warm welcome to him, we pray that our children will be blessed by God and grow in the knowledge and love of God and of each other, as they take this step in their journey of faith.

I wish to thank all who contributed so generously to the Easter collection for the support of the priest of the parish.

Please return all Trocaire boxes to the church as soon as possible.

I wish to thank very sincerely all who helped with the Holy Week and Easter liturgies, also those who decorated the church inside and outside for the Holy week ceremonies.

Saturday 30 Apr 8pm John Jennings, Cornabanny, anniversary.
William and Catherine Frayne. Sean Connolly, Ballybane, 1st anniversary. Paddy Raftery, & deceased members of the Raftery family, Clogher. Jim & Bridget Heneghan, Rathlena, anniversary.

Friday 6 May 0am Mass for all the people of the parish.
Saturday 7 May 8pm Joe Flynn, Cloonfeenian, 4th anniversary.
Jim Kelly Granlahan, anniversary.
John & Ann Rogers, Paddy Cooney, and deceased members of the Rogers family, Tullaughane.

Liam Lawton will be conducting a workshop for his new Glendalough mass in Knock Shrine on Wednesday 11th May. Enquiries to (094) 9388100.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ann Toland who died in England, sister in law of Ann Mc Hugh, Carraghs.

Farmers:- Plastic Collection in James Fitzgerald’s yard, Carrowbehy every Saturday 8am-5pm. Bring 6 digit code. More information on (087) 2244945

The Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Sun 8th May commencing 2.30pm. Pilgrimage to Fatima from the Archdiocese on Sep 22nd for 7 nights. Tel:- (093)28337.

Following the success of the Art competition last year in conjunction with the local Ballinlough festival, we will be hosting the competition again this year. If anyone is interested in submitting an entry please call Fiona (086) 0704572 or Ailish (086) 8845652.Closing date is 28th May 2011.

Ballinlough/Granlahan defibrillator group wish to thank everybody who participated in, and contributed to, our annual fundraising walk on Easter Monday last. Thanks to the Hillside Tavern for their premises. The defibrillator group wish to invite people to train in CPR. New guidelines are now in place and instructors are now trained in these guidelines. We urge people to do this training, It is a worthwhile course and a life saving skill. People in the community are required to keep the project alive. Contact any of the committee members if you are interested.

Ballinlough/Granlahan Youth Committee will host a “Handbags at Dusk Evening” on Friday 27th May. If you provide a service which pampers and enhances women’s lives e.g. hairdressing, beautician, nail painting etc., and would like to participate in this special evening for women please contact Mary on (087) 945 3043

MS County Roscommon branch would like to acknowledge the contribution of the parishioners of Granlahan /Ballinlough to their recent church gate collection held on 2nd and 3rd April – which raised €250 - Patrick Burke treasurer.

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