July 19th Newsletter

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year
19th July 2009


Sun 19 July 11 am. Tom Quinn, Coolougher. Anniv
Tue 21 July 10 am Jack & Selina Kelly, Carrick
Wed 22 July 10 am. Thomas and Nora Winston , Marystown.
Sun 26 July 11 am Martin Flatley, Clooncrim. 2nd Anniv

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun. 26 July 11 am. Mary Flynn ,Mary Finan Cian Cunningham,Daniel McDermott.

Granlahan Church:
Sun 26 July 11am Joe Keane,Mary Gormley. Mary Morgan


Sun 19 July 11 am May McHugh and dec’d members of the family.Mary and Edward Hussey, Altore. Anniv
Mon 20 July 8.30pm Cemetery Mass
Fri 24 July 8.15 pm Mary Noonan , Tullaughane. Months Mind
Sun 26 July 11 am Nellie and Michael GormallyTom Ronan , Grange

Offertory Collection :11th/12th July -Ballinlough: €700; Granlahan €675

Times of cemetery Masses
Monday 20th July 8.30pm Granlahan Cemetery.
Sunday 26th July 3.30pm Ballinlough Cemetery.
Monday 27th July 8.30pm Teamhair Cemetery.

Granlahan Sports Committee wishes to thank all those who attended the sports day on Sunday last; those who took part in the events and the volunteers who organised it all. Thanks also to those who donated prizes and the generous sponsors. The day was a great success and was enjoyed by everyone.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of the following people:
John Cloney, London – father of John Cloney, Carrick Ballinlough.
Margaret Connell, Dublin,wife of the late Pat Connell formerly of Carraghs. Sean Keaveney, Birmingham and formerly of Ballybane .
Michael Crean, Ballinlough . Oliver Mullarkey, Tullaughane, father of Anne Marie Mullarkey – who is a teacher in Granlahan N.S.

Knock Summer Youth Festival takes place 23rd to 26th July for 18 to 35 year olds. Contact 094 9375035.

Knock Shrine National Novena commences August 14th.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will celebrate their centenary in Ireland with a Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving to Knock Shrine on Saturday 25th July 12 noon. Enquiries to 021 4545704

Ballinlough Cemetery Committte is organising a clean up of the cemetery in Ballinlough on Thursday next 23rd July at 7pm. Please support the efforts of the committee in maintaining the cemetery.

Message from Father Tom :
”Nine years ago, the road of life took me to Cloonfad and Granlahan. It was the start of a memorable journey and a lovely time spent in these great communities in the parish of Kiltullagh. It was my privilege to serve as your priest during that time.
Now as I leave to take up my new appointment in Kilkerrin, I want to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you for the wonderful kindness and hospitality that you bestowed on me during those years. I always felt very much at home here in this rural area and will carry only the best of memories from it as I travel on.
To all associated with the recent farewell socials, I want to express my deepest appreciation.
I will miss the people of this region and will always treasure the times I shared among ye all. Cloonfad and Granlahan will ever command a treasured place in my heart. God bless you now and always.” - Fr Tom.

July 12th News

12th July 2009

Sun 12 July 11 am. Delia & Malachy McGuire Foxboro, Anniv
Mon 13 July 10 am The Sarsfield Family, Roadquarter
Tue 14 July 10 am Francey McMonigle 24th Anniv
Wed 15 July 10 am. Mass for all the people of the parish.
Thu 16 July No Mass.
Fri 17 July 7.30pm Pake Winston, Carrick. Anniv
Sun 19 July 11 am Tom Quinn, Coolougher

Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sun. 19 July 11 am. Mary Larkin, Noirin Kelly Michael Brehony.

Granlahan Church:
Sun 19 July 11am Angela Keaveny,Tess Ronan . John Caulfield

Sat 11 July 7 pm. Tom and Mollie Caulfield
Sun 12 July 12 noon Michael Griffin and his sister Margaret Griffin Leavey and deceased members of the Griffin family.
Fri 17 July 8.15 pm For all the people of the parish
Sun 19 July 11 am May Mchugh & Deceased members of the family

Offertory Collections : Sat. and Sun. 4th & 5th July
Ballinlough: €620 Granlahan: €510

As Fr Tommy leaves the parish on Friday 17th July , I take this opportunity to bid him a fond farewell and congratulate him on his appointment as parish priest of Kilkerrin – Clonberne parish. He was a priest who had a great love and care for all his people and kindness itself. I wish him God’s blessing and the same success in his new parish as he enjoyed here.

Granlahan Sports will take place this Sunday 12th July at 3pm. Please support. Anyone wishing to donate prizes or sponsorship please contact Tracey McDermott on 086 6073 2299

Active Retirement : A meeting of the Ballinlough / Granlahan Active Retirement group will be held in Michael Glaveys community centre on Wed 15th July at 3pm.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will celebrate their centenary in Ireland with a Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving to Knock Shrine on Saturday 25th July. Parishioners are invited to the celebration that will be led by Cardinal Sean Brady. Ceremonies start at 12 noon. Enquiries to 021 4545704

The Ballinlough-Granlahan Community Development Council wish to thank everybody who helped in any way in last weekend’s community festival. It is impossible to list each individual involved as so many people gave their time and energy to make the festival a success. This was truly a community effort and the committee wish to extend a big thank you to all that helped us.

Cloonfad Mozamba Partnership: The 6th annual walk for Mozamba that took place on May 6th raised €6068. A cheque for that amount has been sent to Fr Eamonn Aylward the project co-ordinator and will be used to assist with other projects in Mozamba. To date €43846 has been raised by our parish - well done to everyone involved.
“When I was hungry you gave me to eat “ Matthew Ch 25. 35

Note: Mass Times Next Weekend
Cloonfad Sat 18th July 8pm
Sun 19th July - Ballinlough 11 am and Granlahan 11am

July 5th 2009

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

5th July 2009

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sun. 5th July 11am Bridget Joyce, Tourmakeady. Anniv.

Mon. 6th July 10am Catherine Flynn, Limerick

Tuesday. No Mass

Wednesday No Mass

Thur. 9th July 10am Mass for all the people of the parish

Fri. 10th July 7.30am Annie & Jarlath Stanley, Ballinlough

Sun. 12th July 11am Delia & Malachy McGuire, Foxboro. Anniv.

Offertory Collection: Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th July

Ballinlough: €410 Granlahan €325

Eucharistic Ministers

Ballinlough: Sun. 12th July 11am: Joan McDermott, Kitty Murphy

Granlahan: Sat. 11th July 7pm: Mary Birmingham, Mary Gormley

Sun 12th 12 noon: Maura Caulfield, Mary Ruane


Ballinlough: Sun.12th 11am Ronan Murphy , Martin O’Gara

Granlahan: Sat. 11th 7pm John Maloney

Sun. 12th 12 noon Sara Caulfield, Eilis O’Gara


Sat. 4th July 7pm Margaret Raftery & decd members of the family.
Jim & Brigid Heneghan

Sun. 5th July Cannon Willie Walsh

Sat. 11th July 7pm Tom & Mollie Caulfield

Sun 12th July 12 noon Michael Griffin and his sister Margaret Griffin Leavey, and deceased members of Griffin family.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary O’Shea, Naas, formerly Mary Patterson, Newbury, Ballinlough who died recently. R.I.P.

Best of luck to the Ballinlough/Granlahan Community Festival taking place this week-end. I wish it every success.

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Summer Collection for the support of the priests of the parish.

Granlahan Sports will take place on Sunday 12th July at 3pm. Please support. Anyone wishing to donate prizes or sponsorship, please contact Treacy McDermott at 086 60732299

Knock Summer Youth Festival 2009 – “You are the light of the world” take place on 23rd-26th July at Knock Shrine. Details from 094 938810/0876927852 or www.knockshrine.ie/youthfestival

Castlebar Counselling & Therapy Centre is providing a Foundation Course in Psychotherapy/Counselling skills. One year part time course. Contact 094 9028746

May God give you…

For every storm, a rainbow

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,

A faithful friend to share

For every sigh, a sweet song,

And an answer for each prayer.