December 14th 2008

Apologies for the missing Newsletters:

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT 14 December 2008.


Sat 13 Dec. 8 pm. Catherine Kelly, Carraghs, 6th Anniv.
Sun 14 Dec. 11 am. Deceased members of the Duffy family.

Barney Cunningham, Ballinlough 1st Anniv.


15 Dec. 10 am. Private Intention.


16 Dec. 10 am. Francis Gormley, formerly of Cloonlee, who died in the USA and his parents Hugh and Ellen Gormley, Cloonlee.


17 Dec. 10 am. Mass for all the people of the parish.


18 Dec. No Mass


19 Dec. 7.30 pm. Pat McDonagh, Castlerea.
Sat 20 Dec. 8 pm. John Joe Waldron, Anniv. and his son Eugene, Clooncrim.


21 Dec. 11 am. Jim Kelly, Ballinlough, 5th Anniv.
Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat. 20 Dec. 8 pm. Teresa Cunningham, Frank Moran. Michael Brehony.
Sun. 21 Dec. 11 am. Teresa Markham, Helen Finnegan. Kieran Connolly.
Granlahan Church:
Sat. 20 Dec. 7 pm. John Caulfield, Mary Ruane. Ann Bailey
Sun.21 Dec. 12 noon. Maura Caulfield, John Maloney. Teresa Hebron.

Offertory Collections:

Sat & Sun. 6th & 7th December

      Ballinlough: € 625. Granlahan: €530.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Francis Gormley, late of Cloonlee, Ballinlough, who died in the USA. Also for the repose of the soul of Annie Curley, formerly Annie Ruane of Granlahan, who died in the USA. May their souls rest in peace.

An Evening of Christmas music and song by candlelight with Gracenotes at the Friary, St. Mary’s Abbey Ballyhaunis on Sunday 14 Dec. at 8.30 pm. Admission free and all welcome. Donations in support of St. Vincent de Paul.


Sat 13 Dec. 7 pm. Patrick & Bridget Keane.
Sun 14 Dec. 12 noon. James & Patrick Burke and deceased of the Burke family.
Tues 16 Dec. 10 am. Annie Curley, née Ruane
Fri 19 Dec. 8.15 pm. Bernard & Annie Delaney and deceased members of the family.
Sat 20 Dec. 7 pm. Johnny Raftery, Coraslustia.
Sun 21 Dec. 12 noon. Michael, Anne and Sr. Bernadette Shiel, Altore.

Sincere thanks to all who helped to make the Granlahan Senior Citizens’ Christmas party so enjoyable – all the senior citizens who attended, the organising committee, all the sponsors and the many people who helped in any way. Thanks to you all. It was a great day.

Cloonfad Magazine 2008. On sale in local shops at €7.00. An ideal gift for Christmas, especially for those away from home.

Granlahan Foróige Club are hosting a Christmas Fair on Sunday 14 December at 1.00 pm. in Granlahan Community Centre.

There will be a choir practice for the teenagers and children’s choir Ballinlough on Tuesday 15 Dec 7 – 8 pm and again Thursday 18 Dec 7 – 8 pm. They will sing at the 11 am mass on Sunday 21 Dec. All the children and teenagers are invited to take part.

Castlerea Women’s Group supported by Roscommon Network CDP is highlighting an international campaign opposing violence against women. Contact Women’s Aid Freephone 1800 341900 or our office 094 9621690 if you or anyone you know is affected by this issue.

Too much telly? Fancy something different? Tuam Diocesan Youth Council invites young people to join them in walking from Ballintubber to Aghagower on Sunday Dec 28, meeting at Ballintubber Abbey at 10.45 am. Mass in Aghagower and bus return. Good boots and rain gear essential!

Christmas Gift Appeal for children in the Direct Provision Centres in the Old Convent Ballyhaunis and Old Railway Hotel, Kiltimagh. 094 9632846.

Meeting of the Active Retirement in Granlahan Community Centre at 3 pm on Tuesday 16 Dec. All members requested to attend.

Ballyhaunis Community School Leaving Cert Class of ’83 25 Year Reunion on Monday 29 Dec beginning with mass at 7 pm with refreshments afterwards. Details and to confirm attendance for those in Ballinlough and Granlahan please ring 086 8120324 or 0862323113.

Cake Sale and Raffle in aid of Senior Citizens Day Care Centre and social fund will be held in Lough O’Flynn Lounge, Ballinlough on Sunday Dec 21 at 12 noon.

Ballinlough 2009 Calendar. On sale now. All funds raised are towards Carrick National School . An Ideal Gift for the New Year. Cost €10 euro each from local shops.
Email : if you would like to buy one .

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