July 17th Newsletter

The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year

17th July 2011

Sun 17 July 12noon Martin Mc Laughlin Ballinlough 15th Anniv.

Patrick Winston Carrick, 9th Anniv

Jarlath and Annie Stanley Ballinlough Anniv Martin and Ann Kelly and their daughter Bridie Carraghs Anniv
Tues 19 July 10am Private intention
Wed 20 July 10am Mass for all the people of the parish
Sun 24 July 12noon Tom Quinn Coolougher. Anniv

Austin and Bridget Hopkins and deceased members of the family.

Willie Joe Flynn and his sister Christina Loughill.

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:

Ballinlough Church:

Sun 24th July 12noon Rose Gaffrey Edel Mc Laughlin Miriam Winston

Granlahan Church: Joe Keane John Maloney

Sat 23rd July 8pm Mary Gormley (B)

Offertory Collections: Sat and Sunday 9th & 10th July

Ballinlough: €410

Granlahan: €210

The Granlahan Annual Cemetery Mass takes place on Monday 18th July at 8.30pm. There is usually a very big gathering for this mass. It is a lovely gesture bringing the mass to the people who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith. These people were very faithful to the mass all during their lives, now that they have gone to God we offer the mass in the very place where their mortal remains lay.

Sat 16 July 8pm Brother Patrick Finnegan Baile Beag and Mountbellew Anniv.

Ann and Brian Flynn Dunamond. Anniv.

May and Michael Finnegan Baile Beag Anniv.
Fri 22 July 8.15pm Private intention
Sat 23 July 8pm Paddy, Catherine and Mary Noonan and deceased members of the Noonan family Baile Beag. Deceased members of the Comer family Baile Beag.

Your Daily Offering

Lord Jesus Christ, you came among us through Mary’s ‘yes’ to God. Help me this day to say ‘yes’ to the Father’s call to me, so that in my words and actions, in times of work and leisure, you can be present in me through the power of the Eucharist to heal, to comfort and to sustain.

Formal Launch of the International Eucharistic Congress 2012

On Monday 7th March last, the formal launch of the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 took place in the RDS in Dublin, The Eucharistic Congress Bell was a focal point at the launch. Starting on St Patrick’s Day, the bell, which has been fitted into a carrying frame, will be brought on foot from diocese to diocese by teams of volunteers.

The bell, a reminder of the traditions of St Patrick’s Bell, will represent the call to faith, to prayer, to conversion and our vocation to service and to mission. It is hoped that it will be a focal point for gathering and for prayer, in cathedrals, parish churches and places of pilgrimage between now and June 2012.

The bell was blessed by Archbishop Martin in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin on17th March. It was then brought to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, from where it officially began its pilgrimage journey. Speaking at the launch of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Fr Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the Congress explained the context of the bell:

In our preparation of the Eucharistic Congress, we have been asking people to think of it as a journey rather than just an event. For this Congress we are asking people to engage in an interior journey of renewal. That is where the symbolism of the bell comes in. The bell will go on its journey around the country, but it will invite all those who hear it to begin an interior journey of renewal.

The Cemetery Committee are organizing a clean-up in the cemetery on Thursday 21st July at 7pm, in preparation for the annual cemetery mass, Please support their efforts by cleaning up individual family plots removing all rubbish and debris from the vicinity of the cemetery.

Granlahan are holding their Annual Sports Day on Sunday 24th July at 3pm. Final meeting to coordinate events will take place on Tuesday night at 9.30pm in the community centre. We would appreciate any donations or sponsorship for the Sports Tombola. Please contact Carmel Brady or Mary Morgan.

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