14th March Newsletter

                              FOURTH  SUNDAY OF LENT                                         14th March 2010.

Sat 13 Mar 8pm Martin & Anne Kelly and their daughter Bridie, Carraghs, anniversary. Luke & Maureen Browne, Mt. Lower, Anniv.
Tom, June & Tommy Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro.
Eugene Daly, Ballinlough, Anniversary.
Tues 16 Mar 8pm Eve of the Feast of St. Patrick.
Sat 20 Mar 8pm James, Mary, Jimmy (Jnr) & Pat Wallace. Deceased members of the Browne and Byrne families, Mountain Lower.
  Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 20 Mar 8pm       Rose Gaffrey/Miriam Winston Eilish Egan/
Laura Lynch.
Granlahan Church
   Sun 21 Mar 12 noon Joe Keane/Anne Hett Edel Coffey/ Fiona Brady.
Offertory Collections
Sat & Sun 6th & 7th
Ballinlough €570; Granlahan €605.
Mass Servers – Ballinlough. 17/3/2010. Cillion Brehony, Barry Forde, Emer Forde, Sarah Boylan. í St. Patrick’s Day.
Next Wednesday is the feast day of  St. Patrick, The Patron Saint of Ireland.  It is a holy day of obligation.  Mass times are as follows:- Ballinlough Tues 8pm / Cloonfad Wed 10.30am St. Patrick’s Day. /Granlahan Wed 12 noon St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Greetings – Guimid beannachtai na Feile Padraig ar an uile dhuine.  We wish a happy St. Patrick’s Day to every one. May the blessings of this great Saint be on our country at this time and on all of us. I welcome home members of your families who have come to spend the Feast Day with you.  May it be an enjoyable time for all.
Happy Mothers Day to all mothers everywhere.
Don’t forget to support our local parade in Cloonfad this St. Patrick’s Day. We wish everyone involved every success.
Sun 14 Mar 12 noon Bob Neary, Milltown, 9th anniversary. Michael & Margaret Neary, Milltown.
Wed 17 Mar 12 noon St. Patrick’s Day. John & Mary Burke, Grange.
Sun 21 Mar 12 noon Kate & John O’Brien and deceased members of the O’Brien family, also Joe Melia, Ballyglass.
John & Mary Gannon and their son John and daughter Mary, Cloonfeenian.
Joseph & Sarah Conroy.
John Fitzgerald, Grange. Months Mind.
Mary Ronan, Lisnagroobe, anniv.
Thomas Burke, Coraslustia, anniv, and his wife Anne and son Thomas Oliver.
Delia & Michael Conlon, Ballybane, Anniversary.
We hope to have the Easter Confessions as usual this Easter, after masses on the weekend 27-28th March.
A lay helper of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver will be in this parish on 13/14 March to appeal on behalf of the missions.  Mary will tell us about the work of the Sisters and will be grateful for your support.
On Sunday, March 14th, Olwyn Murray, a Leaving Certificate student in Ballyhaunis Community School will be representing the West of Ireland on the “All Ireland Talent Show” final. The show will be broadcast on RTE 1 at 6.30pm. Voting will take place between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Please vote for Olwyn and help bring an All Ireland title to the West. Thank you.
Vision Seminar A unique opportunity to experience an Abundant Life – a programme on the eight beatitudes, takes place  in Knock on 20th March with Fr. Flann Lynch, of the Capuchin Friary, Kilkenny. All welcome.
The 5th & 6th Class in Carrick NS are preparing an Irish tribute to St. Patrick for mass on  next Tuesday evening at 8pm. All the pupils wish the best of luck to Olwyn Murray in the All Ireland  Talent Show Final.
Granlahan NS. - Application for enrolment forms for next September’s Junior Infant class are now available at the school. Please call to the school or telephone (094) 9640366.
A Support group for people who have family members/close friends with an addiction has been set up in RWN office, Castlerea. Tel:- 094 96 21690/Text 086 8099154 or email info@rwn.ie for more information.
Roscommon Care & Repair:- Are you 60+ years old? Have you a small repair job to do? Changing locks, replacing light bulbs, putting up shelves, fitting smoke alarms, etc. The Service is free. You only pay for the materials used. Contact (094) 96 21644 for more information.

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