Easter Sunday Newsletter


12TH APRIL 2009




11 Apr 9pm The Easter Vigil.

Maureen Mc Monigle, Cloonlee.



12 Apr 11am Bridget & Tom Cregg, Cloonlough, Anniversary.
Mon 13 Apr
    10am Private Intention
Sat 18 Apr 8pm Patrick Burke, Clooncrim and deceased members of the family. Anniversary.
Sun 19 Apr 11am Thomas & Nora Winston and deceased members of the family.

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat. 18Apr 8 pm Kitty Murphy, Mary Larkin John Browne
Sun 19 April 11am Nancy Flynn, Kathleen Mc Loughlin. Kieran Connolly
Granlahan Church:
Sun 19 Apr 12noon Angela Keaveney, Tess Ronan. Mary Morgan

Offertory Collections

Sat & Sun 4th & 5th April 2009

Ballinlough €835; Granlahan €600.

Easter Greetings:- I wish a happy and Holy Easter to all of you. May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you all. I welcome home friends and members of your families who have come to spend the season with us. I hope you all have a pleasant and enjoyable time.


Easter Sat 11 Apr 8pm The Easter Vigil

William Flynn

Easter Sun 12 Apr 12noon Michael Patterson
Fri 17 Apr 8.15 pm Patrick & Mary Keane
Sun 19 Apr 12 noon James, Mary & Jim Cregg

And Agnes & Stan.

The Easter Collection for the support of the priests of the parish is being taken up at all masses this weekend.

I want to thank very sincerely all the people who helped in any way with the Eater ceremonies, those who took part and those helped out. I thank the people who decorated the church for Easter.

Trocaire Boxes:- Please return all Trocaire Boxes to the church as soon as possible.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock. The Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, May 3rd. The ceremonies will commence at 2.30pm. The Archbishop will lead the pilgrimage.

Madrid & Salamanca. A Pilgrimage from Tuam Archdiocese to Madrid and Salamanca on June 30th will include a visit to Avila and two nights in Santiago de Compostela. John B. Mc Loughlin at 093 28337 has the details.

On Sunday May 10th, the first Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place. Mass will be celebrated on the Summit at 12 noon and again we hope that parishes and schools will use this opportunity to gather young people from their area.

IHCPT, Irish Handicapped Childrens Pilgrimage Trust would like to thank everyone who supported the church gate collection in Granlahan. The amount raised was €340.29.

Cloonfad Mazamba Partnership 6th annual sponsored walk takes palce Monday May 4th at 5pm. To date the group has raised €37,788.which has assisted with several projects. Sponsorship cards available from Sean Brennan tel:- (094) 9646118 We ask for your generous support in continuing the partnership. “For I was hungry, you gave me to eat” (Matthew 25:31:46)

Tidy Towns Committee:- Sincere thanks to all who turned out to help with our clean up last Saturday. With your continued help we plan to keep Ballinlough and its surrounding roads litter free. This clean up will be held the first Saturday of each month at 11am., when gloves and bags will be provided in the square for everyone who is interested in keeping your area litter-free.

Computer Courses :- Now enrolling at MG Media. Beginners evening course starts 21st April and Level 2 course starts 22nd April. FAS funding available, criteria applies. MG Media, Clare Business Centre, Lower James St. Claremorris. Visit www.mgmedia.ie or tel:- (094) 9372444

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