December 1st 2013

First Sunday of Advent  - 1st December 2013

Mass Intentions Ballinlough

Sat. 30th Nov. 8pm Jarlath O’Connor and decd. members of the family, Ballinlough.

Pat & Elizabeth Kelly, Cloonlough. Anniv.

Bridie Waldron, Ballinlough. 1st Anniv.

Tues. 3rd Dec. 10am Mass for all the people of the parish.

Wed. 4th Dec. 10am Augustine & Catherine McDermott, Cloonlough

Jack & Delia Flynn, Loughill

Sat. 7th Dec. 8pm Catherine Kelly, Carraghs 11th Anniv.

Ned & Bridie Hurley and their daughter Mary and deceased members of the family, Cloonlough.

Margaret McDermott and Francis Kelliher and deceased members of the McDermott and Reilly families, Williamstown.
Tom Wallace, Carrick. Anniv.
Patrick & Teresa Connell and deceased members of the Connell and Steadman families.
Jim Kelly, Ballinlough 10th Anniv.
John & Mary Burke, Grange and deceased members of the family, Grange.

Offertory Collection Sat. & Sun 23rd & 24th November

Ballinlough: €1,311 Granlahan: €1,205

Our gratitude to all who contributed so generously to the Trocaire collection for the support of people of Syria and The Philipines in their hour of need.

As next Friday is the First Friday of the month, I will visit the sick and house bound as usual.

Friday 6th Dec. 10.30am Ballinlough

Friday 6th Dec. 11 am Granlahan

Friday 6th Dec. 2.30pm Cloonfad.

Care of the Churches

Ballinlough: Our thanks to the people of Marystown and Cloonlish who looked after the flowers during the month of November. Would the people of Town South look after them during the month of December.

Granlahan: Our thanks to Group B who took care of the church during the month of November. Would Group C take care of it during the month of December. Group C: Chris Neenan, Mary Gormley, Ann Hett, Geraldine Knight, Ann Cregg.

Week of Prayer: There is a week of prayer of Christian Unity from 17th-25th January 2014.

Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up next week-end the 7th/8th December. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mass Intentions Granlahan

Sun. 1st Dec .12 noon Michael & Mary Ellen Costello, Granlahan. Anniv.

Gus Raftery, Granlahan

Delia Greene, 2nd Anniv, her husband Roddy, and sons Jarlath and Rory Coraslustia.

Harry Wallace 2nd Anniv and deceased members of the Conlon and Wallace families, Ballybane.

Margaret & David Sullivan and deceased family members.

Fri. 6th Dec. 10am Private Intention.

Dec. 8th Dec. 12 noon Mass for all the people of the parish.

Sincere thanks to all who helped with The Sunday of Welcome in Ballinlough, Granlahan and Cloonfad Churches. It was a great occasion that everybody enjoyed.

Granlahan Senior Citizens Christmas party will be held on Sunday 8th December. Mass at 2pm followed by party and entertainment.

Granlahan 25 Card Drive Results: 1st Maureen Burke, Carmel Brady, Padraic Gallagher, Tommy Geraghty. 2nd Gerry Coffey, Tom Roche, Keogh Conboy, Frank Cregg. 3rd Tommy McDermott, Joe Grogan, Hubert & Chris Gormley. Raffle Winners: PJ Ruane, Maureen Burke, Brian Higgins.

“Christmas Lights” Fr. Joe will officially switch on the Christmas lights in Ballinlough after Saturday night Mass on 7th December. Following this, everyone is welcome to the Whitehouse Hotel for light refreshments where Enterprise Kiltullagh “Community Calendar 2014 will be launched. Donations from sale of calendar this year will go to Day Care Centre and Defribillator Group.

Advent Invitation: Parishioners are invited to an evening of faith enrichment. Join us on Tuesday 3rd, 10th and 17th December @ 8pm in Ballyhaunis Parochial Hall to view Fr. Robert Barron’s amazing DVDs on Catholism. Followed by refreshments. All welcome. Adm. free.

St. Joseph’s Cluster: A meeting of St. Joseph’s Cluster in Parochial Hall, Ballyhaunis, on Monday, December 8th @ 8pm. Reps from each parish/church are asked to attend.

Granlahan I.F.A. AGM will take place in Hillside Tavern on 4th December @ 9pm. Voting for election of new IFA president will take place on the night.

Ballinlough Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The Committee members of Ballinlough Senior Citizens annual party extend a warm invitation to all senior citizens to the annual party in Campbell’s lounge on Sunday 15th December @ 2.30pm. A hot meal will be served and followed by live music, dancing and entertainment. In order to ensure the success of the party, the committee must know in advance the names of those persons attending the meal. Only those who provide their name in advance will be guaranteed a meal. Please reply either to any committee member directly to the telephone numbers below or drop your reply into the box provided in the post office.

Contact No’s: Marian @ 086 8217589, Anne @ 086 0610439, Elaine @ 086 1996601,

Rita @ 086 1705503. Looking forward to seeing you at the party!

Christmas Tea Party fundraiser in aid of Ballinlough Community Astro Turf pitch.

Date: Friday 13th Dec. @ 8pm in Whitehouse hotel. Only €10 per person. All are welcome for a great night of entertainment.

Ballinlough Ladies Group are hosting a two evening Christmas Floral Arrangement Event in the Time Out Café on Sunday 1st and 8th December from 6-8pm. Come along, enjoy light refreshments while you see Kathriona demonstrate Christmas wreaths and table centre pieces. Adm. €5

Christmas Market in Whitehouse hotel on Sunday 8th Dec. from 12 noon-5pm. Santa arriving at 2pm.

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