29th September Newsletter

Twenty Sixth Sunday of the Year
29th September 2013

Mass Intentions     Ballinlough
Sun.  29th Sept.   11am Padraig Winston, Coolougher.  Anniv.
John Grogan, late of Cloonlough, who died in N.York.
Maureen McMonagal, Cloonlee 8th Anniv. also Frank &    Margaret McMonagal.
Tues.  1st Oct.  10am Nan and Rose Donnellan, Ballinlough
Wed.  2nd Oct. 10am Mass for all the people of the parish
Sun.   6th Oct. 11am Sheila Beattie, Cloonlee and Mary and Michael McDermott    and George Beattie, Ballina and John O’Hara, Foxford.                                                

Offertory Collection  Sat. & Sun 21st & 22nd Sept.
Ballinlough:  €440 Granlahan: €360

Eucharistic Ministers     Church Readers
Rena Burke/Joan McDermott            Sun.6th. 11am  Kieran Connolly
Angela Keaveney/Tess Ronan  Sun.6th Oct.. 12 noon Bernie Burke

The Harvest Collection for the support of the priest of the parish will be taken up at all masses on the weekend 5th and 6th Oct.

First Friday, as next Friday is the First Friday of the Month, I will visit the sick and the house bound as usual.
Ballinlough:  Friday 4th Oct 10.30am
Granlahan:  Friday 4th Oct. 11am
Cloonfad:  Friday 4th Oct.  2.30pm
Care of the Churches:
Ballinlough:  Sincere thanks to the people of Carrick East, Coolatinny, Clydaugh and Loughill who took care of the flowers during the month of September.   Would the people of Coolougher, Churchboro and Ford Augustus look after them for the month of October.
Granlahan:  We thank Group D who cared for the church during the month of September.   Would Group A look after it during the month of October.  Group A:  Deirdre Quinn, Moira Sweeney, Erica Sweeney, Maura Burke, Yvonne Ryan, Grainne Keaveney.

Mass Intentions    Granlahan
Sept. 29th Sept. 12 noon Bill Glynn, Rathlena.  M.M.
Tom Coffey, Mary & Patrick Coffey and parents. Anniv.
Mass for all who are ill in the parish.
Sun.  6th Oct, 12 noon Jim Griffin, Clogher
Elizabeth Lyons, Anniv. and William Lyons. Pollinea

Granlahan sports meeting would like to thank all the people and companies for their sponsorship for the recently held sports.
Granlahan 25 Card Game Don’t forget the start of the card games on Monday night 7th Oct @ 8.30p. Centre.  First game will be on Monday night 7th Oct @ 8.30pm.   All welcome.

Time Out Café:  Autumn ScheduleMonday 8pm:  Drama Classes, Tuesday 7.30: Dressmaking, 8.30 Walking Club, Wednesday 3-5pm: Knitting & Crochet, 7.30pm, Conversational Spanish, Thursday: 7.30pm, Yoga, 9pm, Women’s Group.
Contact:  Mary 0879453043
Dressmaking/Shabby Chic Course:  Thursday evening 7.30pm.- Time Out Café.  This craft project course is a fun programme which allows the participants the opportunity to explore the craft of patchwork or craft making plus Shabby Chic.  It will enhance your knowledge of materials, sewing techniques and the process involved to create a well constructed patchwork quilt or several craft projects from a design brief.   The class is open to the complete beginner, as well as the more advanced.   Different projects will teach you new skills, with each level building onto the next until you can create decorative, artistic or fashion items.
Actors Wanted:  The Time Out Drama Club intends stage Moll, a three act play by John B Keane in February 2014.   Moll is a comedy play about a priest’s housekeeper.   We are looking for persons to participate in the play.   Auditioning will take place in Time Out Café on Monday 7th October @ 8pm.   If you are interested , you are most welcome.

Art Classes will resume in Michael Glavey’s Community Centre @ 11am on Saturday 12th Oct.
Harvest Festival for older people will be held in Four Mile House on Tuesday 1st October at 11am.  Anyone interested in attending contact Kevin Sexton @ 094 9621630.   This is important to cater for numbers.

Tidy Towns:  Ballinlough Environment Committee wishes to thank everyone who helped and supported the committee with their endeavours to re-enter the Tidy Towns competition this year.   They are delighted to report and excellent result by achieving 222 marks out of a possible 400 in their category.   Thanks to the whole community and businesses for their generous donations over the past years.   Thanks to Roscommon County Council, the Fás and RSS workers and residents of Henley House for their help and commitment, and a special thank you to the many village residents who watered the potted plants throughout the village during the summer months.   We look forward to increasing our marks in 2014 and with the continued support of the whole community, there is no doubt we will.   Hidden cameras are in place in our village at black spot locations.   Everyone deserves to live in a clean and healthy environment, so please keep Ballinlough a litter free village.

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