January 3rd 2010 Newsletter

3 January 2010
Sat 2 Jan. 8 pm. Kathleen Atherton, mother of Teresa Swanick, Ballinlough. Patrick Godfrey, Oolagh and Birmingham.


5 Jan. 10 am. Mass for all the people of the Parish


6 Jan. 8 pm. Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Tom & Kate Caulfield, Clooninsla, Anniv.
Sat 9 Jan. 8 pm John Keaveney (Sn,) Cloonlee, Anniv. John & Mary Moylan, Foxboro, Anniv.
Kay Knezevich and deceased members of the Gaffey family, Islands.
        Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 9 Jan. 8 pm Miriam Winston, Nancy Flynn Marian Greene Forde
Granlahan Church:
  Sun. 11 Jan. 12 noon. John Caulfield, Mary Ruane Gerry Coffey
Offertory Collections: 
Sat & Sun. 26th & 27th December
Ballinlough:  € 410. Granlahan:  €320.
Thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Christmas collections this year.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Galvin, Cloonlee, also for the repose of the soul of Brian Casey, Lissycasey, Ennis, Nephew of Mary Ryan, Coolafarna, who died recently.
Wednesday next is the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord.  It is a holiday of obligation.  Mass times:
      Ballinlough Wed 6 Jan. 8 pm.
      Granlahan Wed 6 Jan 7 pm.
Sun 3 Jan. 12 noon. Peg & Pat Gormley, Ballybane, Anniv.
Wed 6 Jan. 7 pm.  Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. Mass for all the people of the parish.
Fri 8 Jan. 12 noon. Mass to celebrate the 100th birthday of Delia Greene, Coraslustia. 
Sun 10 Jan. 12 noon Deceased members of the Burke family, Derryvounge. Margaret Moran, Lisnagroobe 2nd Anniv.
Heartiest congratulations to Ms. Delia Greene, Coraslustia, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday 8 January.  There will be a special mass to celebrate this happy and historical occasion on Friday 8 Jan at 12 noon.  The Greene family would like to invite all members of the local community of Granlahan to celebrate this happy occasion with them in St. Patrick’s church, Granlahan and afterwards to refreshments in Granlahan Community Centre.  As Parish Priest of Kiltullagh Parish I join with Delia’s family, her many relations and friends and parishioners in congratulating her most heartily.  This is a unique and historical celebration.  I thank God that he has blessed her with a long life.  May he continue to bless her in the future.
Dates for First Holy Communion:
      Cloonfad NS.  Sat. 1st May
      Ballinlough NS. Sun. 2nd May
    Carrick NS.  Sun. 9th May
    Granlahan NS.  Sun. 16th May
I want to thank the many people who helped to take care of our churches, Ballinlough & Granlahan and decorated them so beautifully, inside and outside, for the Christmas Feast, a real welcome for the Christ child.  So much hard work went into it all, we are truly thankful to all who took part.
There will not be any First Friday calls for the month of January.
Church Calendars are at the doors of our churches; please take one.
Blood Donation Clinic:  The clinic will be open for donations on Tuesday
5 January from 4.30 pm. to 8.30 pm. at Scoil Íosa, Ballyhaunis.

Roscommon Underwater Search and Rescue Unit will hold their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  All monies collected will be used for the maintenance of the unit.  We would like to thank you for your generous support in the past and hope you will be able to support this collection.
To put items in the newsletter for the month of January please contact Kieran Connolly on 086 8036070 (evenings)

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