21st March Newsletter

                                        21st March 2010.
Sat 20 Mar 8pm James, Mary, Jimmy (Jnr) & Pat Wallace. Deceased members of the Browne and Byrne families, Mountain Lower.
Tues 23 Mar 10am Private Intention
Wed Sat 24 27 Mar
10am 8pm Mass for all the people of the parish. Mary & William Reynolds, Clooncalagy, Anniversary.
  Eucharistic Ministers: Church Readers:
Ballinlough Church:
Sat 27 Mar 8pm       Rena Burke/Joan Mc Dermott Robyn Gallagher
Lana Raftery.
Granlahan Church
   Sun 28 Mar 12 noon Mary Patterson/John Maloney Liam Coll, Seamus Burke.
Offertory Collections
Sat & Sun 13th & 14th March
Ballinlough €640; Granlahan €403.
Mass Servers – Ballinlough. 27/3/2010. Tiernan Murphy, Tom Murphy, Shauna Brown, Roisin Byrne.
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, Palms will be blessed and distributed at all masses.
We hope to have the Easter Confessions after the weekend masses in all the churches.
Ballinlough – after 8pm mass Saturday evening next
Granlahan after 12 noon mass on Sunday next
Cloonfad after 10.30am mass on Sunday next.
I wish to thank all the people who contributed so generously to the support of the missionary efforts of the Sisters of St. Peter Claver.
I want to express my thanks to the pupils and teachers of Carrick and Granlahan National Schools for taking part in the Liturgy of the mass for the feast of St. Patrick. It enhanced the liturgy and was very much appreciated by everyone.
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
Fri 26 Mar 9pm Mass concluding 12 hour adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Sun 28 Mar 12 noon William Flynn, 3rd Anniversary. Seamus Mc Donnell, Manulla.
Thomas & Delia Gannon and sons.
Tom & Paddy Joe and daughter Lil and deceased family members.
“Can you not watch one hour with me”.
There will be adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Friday 26th March in St. Patrick’s Church, Granlahan for twelve hours, commencing at 9am on Friday morning and concluding with mass at 9pm Friday evening. This time of adoration will give you an opportunity to pray for all families, especially those who are sick, families who are experiencing difficulties, students preparing for examinations and for the souls in Purgatory.  Your are invited to spend an hour this Lent in adoration, to pray if you wish for these intentions.
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.
IHCPT trip to Lourdes Church Gate Collection takes place this Sunday 21st March.  Please support this worthy cause.  Your support is as always greatly appreciated.
A meeting will take place of Ballinlough Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial Hall on Wednesday next 24th March, at 8.30pm.

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